Michael Jackson's "Thriller" tops list of most-streamed Halloween songs 1 year ago

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" tops list of most-streamed Halloween songs

It was never going to be anything else, let's be honest

Spotify have today revealed a list of the Top 20 most-streamed Halloween songs.

A mixture of old favourites and a selection of rock bangers, as you'd expect Michael Jackson's "Thriller" is at number one, and according to the streaming giant the song has topped the list globally for the past three years.

"Thriller" is followed closely by Ray Parker Jr.’s 80s hit "Ghostbusters" and "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers.

Then it's the turn of rock riots such as Ozzy Osbourne’s "Bark at the Moon", The Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for The Devil", The Cranberries' "Zombie" and AC/DC's "Highway to Hell", as well as Hip Hop records like DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's "A Nightmare on My Street" and Whodini's "Freaks Come out at Night".

Something else Spotify has revealed, while most would consider the U.S. to be the country where Halloween festivities reach fever pitch, it actually comes in at three on the list of countries most streaming Halloween songs.

Canada actually takes the top spot, followed by Ireland, long considered the birthplace of the Halloween tradition, with the UK coming in fourth.


Compiling a playlist of the Top 20 Halloween songs, you can head on over to Spotify to stream them here.

Top streamed Halloween songs globally (based on the past three Halloweens):

  1. Michael Jackson - "Thriller"
  2. Ray Parker, Jr. - "Ghostbusters"
  3. Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers - "Monster Mash"
  4. Blue Öyster Cult - "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"
  5. AC/DC - "Highway to Hell"
  6. The Citizens of Halloween - "This Is Halloween"
  7. Warren Zevon - "Werewolves Of London"
  8. Rockwell - "Somebody's Watching Me"
  9. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - "A Nightmare on My Street"
  10. Santana - "Black Magic Woman"
  11. Stevie Wonder - "Superstition"
  12. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins - "I Put a Spell on You"
  13. Electric Light Orchestra  - "Evil Woman"
  14. Talking Heads - "Psycho Killer"
  15. The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy for the Devil"
  16. Ozzy Osbourne - "Bark at the Moon"
  17. Oingo Boingo - "Dead Man’s Party"
  18. The Cranberries - "Zombie"
  19. Little Nell - "Time Warp"
  20. Whodini - "Freaks Come out at Night"

The top streamed Halloween songs in the UK:

  1. Michael Jackson - "Thriller"
  2. Ray Parker, Jr. - "Ghostbusters"
  3. Bobby "Boris" Pickett - "Monster Mash"
  4. AC/DC - "Highway to Hell"
  5. Blue Öyster Cult - "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"
  6. Rockwell - "Somebody's Watching Me"
  7. The Citizens of Halloween - "This Is Halloween"
  8. Stevie Wonder - "Superstition"
  9. Talking Heads - "Psycho Killer"
  10. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - "A Nightmare on My Street"
  11. Glee Cast - "Time Warp (Glee Cast Version)"
  12. Warren Zevon - "Werewolves Of London"
  13. Will Smith - "Men In Black"
  14. Whodini - "Freaks Come Out at Night"
  15. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - "I Put a Spell on You"
  16. Little Nell - "Time Warp"
  17. Santana - "Black Magic Woman"
  18. Daryl Hall & John Oates - "Maneater"
  19. Dead Or Alive - "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"
  20. Shakira - "She Wolf"

The Top 20 countries for Halloween listening

  1. Canada
  2. Ireland
  3. US
  4. UK
  5. Italy
  6. Austria
  7. Germany
  8. Luxembourg
  9. Belgium
  10. Spain
  11. Portugal
  12. France
  13. Finland
  14. Poland
  15. Cyprus
  16. Japan
  17. Norway
  18. Romania
  19. Australia
  20. Bulgaria