The Best Halloween Songs for Halloween Light Displays

September 4, 2011

There are plenty of moments in horror movies when silence is the scariest sound of all. But when you’re decorating your yard for Halloween, LED light displays can be enhanced by adding music. Some folks go all out, as you can see from this incredible display in Riverside, CA:

This display was produced with a Light-O-Rama system, using hand carved and blow mold pumpkins, strobes, floodlights and thousands of lights. But you can combine any number of long-lasting and energy-efficient LED Halloween light configurations, with a relatively simple setup that uses a personal computer and software, to activate lights and produce special effects such as fading, twinkling and shimmering. You can design a show geared to any musical tastes, from a graveyard that grooves to Bobby Pickett’s “Monster Mash” or a ghoulish cyborg that comes alive to Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man.”

Or, if you want to be low-fi about it, you can simply point your speakers toward the yard, and add some background music to your Halloween LED light display. There are so many amazing Halloween songs out there, so we should be able to make a pretty good playlist. If you don’t have a streaming platform, like Spotify, you could find your music in other ways. Some people will download their music online by using a Pirate Bay proxy to access the Pirate Bay website. From there, they can download music to play for Halloween.

On that note, we came up with a list of our favorite Top 10 Halloween songs to pick from:

1. I Put a Spell on You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
2. Thriller-Michael Jackson
3. Bela Lugosi’s Dead-Bauhaus
4. Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
5. Season of the Witch-Donovan
6. Sympathy for the Devil–Rolling Stones
7. Psycho Killer-Talking Heads Talking Heads
8. Witchcraft-Frank Sinatra
9. Halloween-Sonic Youth
10. Werewolves of London-Warren Zevon

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