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Your Halloween Music Playlist is all sorted in one easy place this year! Below is a carefully collated list of songs to add to your Halloween Music Playlist. Below you will find songs that are suitable for all different ages and music tastes with everything from Halloween Music for Kids to Halloween Movie and TV Themes, Rock Music and even some interesting Halloween Songs to compare with two different versions of some great Halloween Songs.

If you would like to use this Halloween Music Playlist with your music students and music classes, why not grab yourself some Elements of Music listening resources to use! Click the link here for those OR why not try some of the Halloween Music Activities as well – click here to find out more.

Have a great Halloween!

 

 

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10 Songs for Your Halloween Music Playlist for Young Children

The songs in this Halloween Music Playlist are most suitable for younger children, or the young at heart. These songs will be great to use in your music classes for listening, dancing and most importantly having some Halloween fun.

  1. Halloween Sharks by Pinkfong

  2. Under My Bed by Recess Monkey

  3. Monster Boogie by the Laurie Berkner Band

  4. Five Little Pumpkins by Kiboomers

  5. Ghost In My House by Jumpin’ Jamie

  6. Costume Party by The Pop Ups

  7. Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley

  8. Halloween is Finally Here by Bears and Lions

  9. The Skeletone Dance – Just Dance Kids Game

  10. Spooky, Scary Skeletons by Kidz Bop

 

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5 Pieces for Your Halloween Classical Music Playlist

  1. La Danse Macabre composed by Saint Saens

  2. Hall of the Mountain King- Grieg

  3. O Fortuna – Carl Orff

  4. Night on Bald Mountain – Modest Mussorgsky

  5. Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Paul Dukas

 

 

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10 Halloween Movie and TV Theme Music Playlist

These next songs in the Halloween Music Playlist are best suited for older students in Middle School Music class or even High school Music. Each piece of music would be a great addition to a music appreciation lesson using the Elements of Music. For an easy lesson, pick a song from the Halloween music playlist, choose an Element of Music, listen and complete the listening analysis questions in the Elements of Music Bundle – done! Grab your set of the Elements of Music Bundle here.

Or, if you prefer, choose a piece of music and have the students listen to it in small groups and work together as they focus on ONE Element of Music. Then bring the class back together and each group presents their answers and analysis of the music selected. This way the students learn from each other in a student centered classroom.

You could try using the FREE Elements of Music Mind Maps with this activity. Grab your own set using this link here.

 

  1. This is Halloween from The Nightmare Before Christmas

  2. Theme from the X Files

  3. Little Shop of Horrors from Little Shop of Horrors

  4. Magic Dance performed by David Bowie from Labyrinth

  5. Theme from The Addams Family

  6. Time Warp from the Rocky Horror Picture Show

  7. Grim, Grinning Ghosts from Disney’s Haunted Mansion

  8. Theme from The Munsters

  9. Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jnr

  10. Theme from the Exorcist – Tubular Bells

 

 

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15 Classic Rock and Pop Hits for Your Halloween Playlist

This next Halloween Music Playlist is best suited to the Rock and Pop music fans out there. Not all of the lyrics in these songs are suitable for use in the classroom. You will need to make decisions about which songs are best to use for your students.

Like for the TV and Movie Themes, try using the listening worksheets from the Elements of Music Bundle in your music appreciation lessons.

You could try using the FREE Elements of Music Mind Maps with this activity. Grab your own set using this link here.

 

  1. Somebody’s Watching me by Rockwell

  2. Superstition by Stevie Wonder

  3. Bumps in the Night by KB Whirly

  4. We Only Come Out at Night by Smashing Pumpkins

  5. Little Ghost by The White Stripes

  6. Witchy Woman by The Eagles

  7. Abracadabra by the Steve Miller Band

  8. Dinner with Drac by John Zacherle

  9. Monsters Holiday by Buck Owens

  10. Witch Doctor by David Seville

  11. Werewolves in London by Warren Zevon

  12. Horror Movie by the Skyhooks

  13. Thriller by Michael Jackson

  14. Zombie by The Cranberries

  15. Devil Woman by Cliff Richard

 

 

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5 Halloween Songs to Compare

Now if you want to extend your students, try using some of the songs from this Halloween Music Playlist to compare and two different versions of some popular Halloween classics. Comparing two pieces of music is a great skill to master for all budding musicians. Through the analysis and comparison, they learn how different musicians and artists use the Elements of Music uniquely in their own interpretation of the same piece of music.

Completing these comparisons as an assignment or assessment will help your students develop their own analysis skills using the Elements of Music. This type of lesson or assessment is best suited to older students who already have a good handle and familiarity of the Elements of Music.

You could try using the FREE Elements of Music Mind Maps with this activity. Grab your own set using this link here.

 

I Put a Spell on You

Credence Clearwater Revival

Annie Lennox

 

Hall of the Mountain King

Ain’t No Party Like Halloween by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg

 

The Monster Mash

Groovy Goolies

Modern Monster Mash by Key of Awesome #91

 

 

Psycho Killer

Talking Heads

Kate Miller-Heidke

 

People are Strange

The Doors

Katrina Parker

 

Highway to Hell

AC/DC

Sershen & Zaritskaya

 

Until next time

Happy Teaching

Julia from Jooya

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