7 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

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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  • Outdated MIDI files are a poor substitute for the real music.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 Teens," "Halloween Hipster," 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.

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Oddio Overplay

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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.

Free-music library site Oddio Overplay has released the album "Calling All Fiends" that is 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 33 tracks from 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.

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Google Play Music

Day of the Dead offerings in Xochimilco Center.
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What We Like
  • Plenty of options.

  • You need only a Google account to listen.

What We Don't Like
  • You can see the artists on the playlist but not the specific songs.

Google Play Music has an excellent selection of Halloween stations with themes like "Iconic Horror Movie Scores," "Ultimate Halloween Party," "Haunted Hip Hop," "Nightmare City Punk," "Pumpkin Carving Party," and several others. 

Google Play Music is being phased out in favor of YouTube Music, and will likely go away at the end of 2020. The company is making it easy to transfer playlists and music from Google Play Music to YouTube Music.

Select one of the Halloween playlists, and you'll see a list of artists featured on the list and similar stations that you might like to listen to.

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Haunted Bay

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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 Real Audio file formats. Follow the directions on the website to download the Halloween music 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.

  • Identifies the classic film "Halloween" as a TV show.

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 Save Link As to save them on 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.