Every year at Halloween there are several different surveys: "What is everyone's favorite candy?" or "What is the favorite costume this year?"

They usually also release a poll on everyone's favorite Halloween song.

To set the record straight, there really aren't many songs that are recorded just for Halloween. Most of the songs on the list are just songs that have been twisted a bit to fit into a Halloween theme.

Favorite Halloween Songs

There were a couple of national polls that were released this year. According to an article by Mental Floss, they came up with the following list:

1. “Monster Mash” - Bobby Pickett

2. “Thriller” - Michael Jackson

3. “This Is Halloween” - The Citizens of Halloween

4. “Time Warp” - Little Nell

5. “Highway to Hell” - AC/DC

6. “Somebody’s Watching Me” - Rockwell

7. “Disturbia” - Rihanna

8. “Spooky, Scary Skeletons” - Andrew Gold

9. “Halloween Theme – Main Title” - John Carpenter

10.  “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” - Blue Oyster Cult

There was also a survey done by Ranker.com. Their list has a few different songs in the mix:

1. "The Addams Family Theme" - Vic Mizzy

2. "I Put a Spell on You" - Bette Midler

3. "Thriller" - Michael Jackson

4. "Ghostbutsters" - Ray Parker Jr.

5. "Inferno" - Bella Poarch & Sub Urban

6. "Running Up That Hill" - Kate Bush

7. "Season of the Witch" - Donovan

8. "Heads Will Roll" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

9. "Freak" - Demi Lavato

10. "Lessons of the Fire" - Bishop Briggs

What Halloween Song to People in Michigan Like the Most?

I wanted to find out what the favorite Halloween song was in the state of Michigan, so I did a poll of my own! It was an unofficial poll -- I simply asked on social media what everyone's favorite song was...

There were a lot of responses, but it really came down to just two songs that were favorites for most of the people that responded to my poll...

“Monster Mash” - Bobby Pickett
“Thriller” - Michael Jackson

There was even a few votes for Michigan resident Heywood Banks' "Halloween" song...

Some Other "Halloween" Songs That Didn't Make the List

Here are some other songs that have been deemed to be "Halloween" worthy songs to listen to, listed in alphabetical order...

AC/DC's "Hell's Bells"

Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising"

The Charlie Daniels Band's "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"

The Five Blobs' "The Blob"

Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky"

The Rolling Stone's "Sympathy for the Devil"

Santana's "Black Magic Woman"

Van Halen's "Runnin' with the Devil"

Stevie Wonder's "Superstition"

Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London"

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