Every year about this time, I hear a song that brings back vivid childhood memories of my family carving pumpkins around the dining room table, eating baked pumpkin seeds and decorating Halloween-themed cookies. That song was "The Monster Mash."

As a kid, it was one of those songs I looked forward to hearing because of its limited playing season. Even now -- years later -- it still evokes fond memories and nostalgia.

And so, I thought I'd put together a playlist of five other songs for your Halloween playlist.

5. This is Halloween - Marilyn Manson

You could also play Panic! at the Disco's version for a less scary version for the kids.

4. I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow

No one said Halloween music has to be spooky!

3. Zombies - The Cranberries

Dark, moody and just modern enough for everyone at your Halloween party to sing along with.

2. Nightmare on My Street - DJ Jazzy & The Fresh Prince

Because, Will Smith.

1. Thriller - Michael Jackson

This one goes without saying. Is it really a Halloween playlist without this classic?

 

What song(s) would you add to your Halloween playlist?