6 Best Spooky Halloween Music Sites

Where to find fun, free music for Halloween

Free Halloween music is all over the internet, ready to stream or download in seconds. Below are our picks of the best sites that have spooky Halloween music.

If you're looking for free Halloween sounds instead, see our list of the best places to find them. Interested in other free music? Learn how to listen to free music online and download free music.

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Haunted Illinois

A spooky tree for Halloween

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What We Like
  • Good variety within available songs.

What We Don't Like
  • Nothing more recent than the mid-1980s.

  • Outdated MIDI files are a poor substitute for the real music.

Haunted Illinois has 44 tracks of free Halloween music in MIDI form. You'll find some downright scary Halloween music here, along with themes from classic creepy movies and TV shows including The Addams Family, Beetlejuice, Ghostbusters, Psycho, The Twilight Zone, and Tales From the Crypt.

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Man wearing devil costume while downloading Halloween music
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What We Like
  • Pre-curated playlists save some searching.

  • Availability of different "moods" to match age groups.

What We Don't Like
  • Ads between songs (unless you have Spotify Premium).

  • May not always include the best version of a song.

Spotify has dozens of free Halloween music organized into playlists like Halloween Party, Halloween Vibes, Halloween Teens, Halloween Hipster, Halloween/Witchy, and Disney Halloween.

The fact that these playlists come pre-curated is both good and bad. It's nice not to have to search around to build your own, but you also don't have control over what you'll be listening to.

The best way to find this music is to sign up with the link below and then search for Halloween playlists.

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Oddio Overplay

Carnival mask: this single tear
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What We Like
  • An opportunity to discover new songs and artists you might like.

  • Plenty of tracks.

What We Don't Like
  • When people at your party ask what you're listening to, you might not know.

  • The site requires Adobe Flash.

Free-music library site Oddio Overplay has released the album "Calling All Fiends" that's chockfull of Halloween music by an assortment of bands and artists. This album is classical Halloween music that conjures up visions of ghosts, goblins, and dark hallways.

"Calling All Fiends" features around 30 tracks from just as many bands, and it includes three types of tunes: "Cinematic/Soundscapes," "Rock, Dance," and "Fiendish Songs." The entire album is available to download for free.

You can listen directly from their site but we weren't able to make that work. What did work, however, was to download the M3U playlist file and stream it through a program like VLC. You can also download all the music.

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Haunted Bay

Young man in a Monkey King costume drops the needle on a record at a DJ station.
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What We Like
  • Good collection of old favorites.

What We Don't Like
  • Not as many options as some of the other sources.

  • More MIDIs than MP3s.

Haunted Bay has a collection of spooky Halloween music and sound effects for download. The selection includes classic tunes and some you might not have heard of.

The Halloween music is in MIDI, MP3, WAV, and RM formats. Follow the directions on the website to download the tracks.

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Twilight Zone spiral
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What We Like
  • Has some good songs.

What We Don't Like
  • Only nine options, most of them MIDIs.

Here, you'll find free Halloween music such as theme songs from "The Addams Family," "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," "Ghostbusters," and "The Twilight Zone." It also includes dance classics "Thriller" and "Monster Mash."

Click on the links of the free Halloween music to listen to them in your browser, or right-click and choose the save option to download them to your computer.

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Halloween witches and devil singing and laughing.
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What We Like
  • Huge selection.

  • Easy to make your own playlist.

What We Don't Like
  • Might take a lot of searching to find what you want.

YouTube has a ton of free Halloween music that you can listen to as much as you like, and even download (if it's in the public domain).

You'll find all the popular Halloween tunes here, plus original spooky music and hours upon hours of background music that would be perfect for a party or haunted house.