When I think of Halloween, I think of trick-or-treating and scary movies, of costumes and mystery. But there is another aspect of Halloween that many people overlook – the music. In the background of horror movies, there is almost always that eerie music that is being used to set the mood. The same is said for haunted houses and haunted hay rides; there is almost always music in the background. And I do not know about you but when I look in the stores for some Halloween music, the selection is very limited.
The fact that the selection is limited along with the ongoing recession has pushed me into looking for some free Halloween music here on the Internet. And yes, I do know there is the PTP networks but I try to avoid those. Of course, with all Internet downloads, scan the files for viruses and other threats before opening! While a file or website might look safe, it could contain a virus. So, what websites did I find?
1) Halloween Music Downloads and Free Halloween Party Music from EZ-Track
This website highlights the top ten music downloads for Halloween music on their main page and also offers the next ten in a handy little link list on the right side of the screen. So what made the top ten? Coming in at their number one spot is Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” followed by “Devil Went Down to Georgia”, “Highway to Hell”, “Hells Bells”, “Halloween Theme Song”, “Bat Out of Hell”, “Super Freak”, “Monster Mash”, “I Put a Spell on You” and “Purple People Eater”. In addition to the free music downloads, it looks like the website offers free ringtones of the songs – though I’ve never tried them because my phone is finicky
2) Free Halloween Music Sounds
This website only offers a few songs to list to on the computer and they are midi files so there isn’t any vocals. But this can be good in two ways. One, if you are using a dial up connection, you can listen to some Halloween music streamed in the background. Two, if you are looking for new cell phone rings tones but your phone only plays midi files, you can download them to your phone and save them as your ringtones.
3) Haunted Illinois.com
This website also offers only Midi files but does offer way more files then the previous website did.
4) Halloween Magazine.com
Out of all the websites that I found, this website probably offered the most in terms of Halloween music. While the music is not specifically on the website, there is a ton of links off site and there are a fee links to Halloween Radio sites. Which I think is great since you can find various websites for Christmas and other holiday music but never Halloween.
5) Scary Music – Over 75 Scary Music Downloads
Unlike previous sites, the files are this website are wave files and do have vocals to them. While the file quality is not the best, it is Halloween music and there is a wide selection for all your listening tastes.
6) Halloween Music, Haunted CD’s
Be careful when you are clicking on the links on this site. Yes, you can listen to Halloween music and even add Halloween music to your website if you run one, you also have the potential for purchasing the music on CD as well. And the point of this is for free Halloween music.
7) Original Acoustic Halloween Music
The only song to download at this website is an acoustic song called “Dracula” but I mention this site because a) it has a song and b) it does allow to find the lyrics for songs as well.
8) Happy Halloween Music by Rhapsody Online
Rhapsody is an online music streaming site; some is free and some is paid. Here is their Halloween music stream. When I visited the site it was free; but double check because I have learned that sometimes rhapsody does change whether the music is free or not.
9) Halloween Music by About.com
Like Halloween Magazine, the About.com website lists different websites that offer Halloween music. I know that people are different and with that like different music. I am all for one sharing a section that offers a different selection of places to find music verses just one static place.
10) Halloween – Free Music at Dizzler.com
Like other sides, this web site has many different songs to download. Yes, this is not a streaming song site but a download site. And the downloads are free.