Planning a retro Halloween party complete with old-school costumes and decorations? Well, you’re in luck because there are many places that sell costumes designed to look like they were created decades ago. As for the music, you’ll want to go for some 80s Halloween songs to complete the formula and we just happen to have the perfect list for you. You’ll need plenty of good classic Halloween songs for a proper party but these 10 tracks should give you a good idea about the kind of vibes you’ll want to be going for.

Part 1: Top 10 80s Halloween Songs

Kiss – Creatures of the Night

The rock band Kiss became popular mainly thanks to the striking appearance of its members, all of whom wore heavy makeup and spiky outfits. Looks aren’t everything, though, because Kiss also released some of the best Halloween songs from the 80s to boot.

Michael Jackson – Thriller

Thriller needs very little introduction at this point as it is hands down one of the most iconic 80s Halloween songs. Everyone will expect you to have it on your playlist so don’t disappoint your party guests.

Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters

And here’s another incredibly famous 80s Halloween song that most of your guests will be familiar with. And if they’re not, that just means you’ll have the honor of introducing them to Ghostbusters.

David Bowie – Scary Monsters

Unfortunately, we lost the legendary David Bowie not too long ago but at least we’ll always have his music. The late artist left us a plethora of great music, including one of the best Halloween songs from the 80s, Scary Monsters.

Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me

Do you sometimes feel like somebody’s watching you? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Back in the 80s Rockwell felt the same way and ended up writing a great song about that exact feeling.

Queen – A Kind of Magic

It’s always a kind of magic whenever a Queen song starts playing, isn’t it? Make sure to keep that magic alive this Halloween with this track about ghosts and spirits.

Ramones – Pet Sematary

Coincidentally, a remake of Pet Sematary is currently in the works so this would be the perfect time to go back and watch the original. The movie contains multiple great 80s Halloween songs, including the main theme song performed by Ramones.

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams

The signature song of Eurythmics that spawned countless covers and remixes over the years. While the Marilyn Mason cover is perfect for most Halloween parties, you’ll definitely want the original to truly travel back to the 80s.

Alice Cooper – Poison

Despite being released in late 1989, Poison managed to quickly become one of the most iconic Halloween songs from the 80s. You can’t have a proper Halloween party without this one.

Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight

It’s mysterious, it’s creepy, it’s one of the best 80s Halloween songs. We’re talking of course about In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins.

Part 2: How to Download top 10 80s Halloween Songs from YouTube

If you want to create a truly great playlist of 80s Halloween songs you’ll want to download all these tracks from YouTube and store them on one of your devices. DVDFab YouTube to MP3 lets you do just that while also offering you the option of downloading entire playlists. In fact, it’s probably a good idea to download a playlist that contains most of your favorite Halloween songs from the 80s and then add any additional songs that might be missing.

Here’s how it works:

1. Open DVDFab 10 and then proceed to go to the Utilities tab where you can find YouTube to MP3.


2. Open the tool and then go to YouTube to search for some good 80s Halloween songs or playlists.


3. Once you find the song you want to download copy its URL and then come back to the software and hit the Paste URL button. If you’re trying to download a song that’s part of a playlist you’ll then have the option of downloading the entire playlist or just that particular song.


4. The software automatically starts downloading and converting the song/playlist as soon as you hit the Paste URL button so wait until the process is complete and then go to the destination folder and start playing.



80s Halloween songs are quite unique and provide the perfect atmosphere for a great party. We recommend starting with the 10 songs we talked about today and then expanding your playlist with a few more that fit the 80s theme. There are a lot more great songs out there so make sure to create a long playlist for you and your guests to enjoy. Also, don’t forget to then download the playlist using DVDFab YouTube to MP3 because playing music locally is always much better than playing it online.