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Halloween DJ Playlists

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee lifts the (coffin) lid on some freaky Halloween DJ playlist ideas!

Halloween themed events are becoming increasingly popular as the annual celebration of all things ghoulish grows year on year. It stands to reason that the more obvious hits will be requested such as:

  • Michael Jackson – Thriller
  • Ray Parker Jr – Ghostbusters
  • Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me

But there are also some exciting new versions of these tracks including:

  • Richard Grey – Thriller (Full Vocal Club Mix)
  • Beatfreakz – Somebody’s Watching Me (Hi_Tack Mix)

Halloween Dance Tracks

If you want to continue with Halloween themed dance tracks then there are plenty of options available:

  • Freaks – The Creeps (Get On The Dancefloor)
  • Timmy Trumpet – Nightmare (Radio Edit)
  • Brainbug – Nightmare (Sinister Strings Mix)
  • Katy B – Witches Brew
  • Basement Jaxx – Dracula (DJ Edit)

Halloween Rock Tracks

Rock music natually works really well in Halloween DJ sets and you can really go to town with tracks including:

  • Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell
  • AC/DC – Hells Bells
  • Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast
  • Metallica – Enter Sandman
  • Marilyn Manson – This Is Halloween
  • Alice Cooper – Feed My Frankenstein 

Halloween Party Tracks

Of course no Halloween party is complete without including:

  • Warren Zevon – Werewolves Of London
  • Lovebug Starski – Amityville (House On The Hill)
  • Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
  • Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers – Monster Mash
  • Echo & the Bunnymen – People Are Strange

You can even add in a few pop tracks as well as some Transition tracks that will complement the theme perfectly:

  • Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
  • Little Mix – Black Magic
  • Rihanna – Disturbia (Jody Den Broeder Remix)
  • Ella Henderson – Ghost (Oliver Nelson Remix)
  • Mark Ronson, Passion Pit & A$ap Ferg – Get Ghost (Radio Edit)

Themed events are so much fun and by taking a little extra time to programme your music you can create innovative sets for your guests. Halloween parties allow you to play lots of different music styles including pop, rock, dance and even the odd classic TV / Movie theme…just don’t have nightmares!

Mastermix have created Essential Hits Halloween that has all you need to create a Halloween DJ set. The collection has a unique DJ-friendly formula that includes 40 huge tracks that are complemented by 10 Transition tracks giving you 50 massive anthems to add to your DJ music library.

Below are suggested Halloween DJ Playlists from some of the Mastermix team!

Mr Dee – International DJ, Producer & Mastermix Creative Consultant

I like to play a more clubby style which is reflected in my Halloween music choices

Set Duration: 20 – 25 minutes
BPM: 127 – 130

  • Rihanna – Disturbia
  • Basement Jaxx- Dracula
  • Deadmau5 – Ghost ‘n’ Stuff 
  • Beatfreaks – Somebody’s Watching Me
  • Freaks – The Creeps 
  • Richard Grey – Thriller 
  • Timmy Trumpet – Nightmare

Pete Sherriff – Professional DJ, Radio Presenter & Host. Mastermix Creative Consultant.

The classics never fail with my audiences…sometimes you’ve just to play the right songs without worrying too much about the mix

Set Duration: 12 minutes
BPM: 88 – 140

  • Lovebug Starski – Amityville (The House On The Hill)Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett – Monster Mash
  • Michael Jackson – Thriller (Album Version)
  • Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me
  • Vic Mizzy – The Addams Family (TV Theme)

Alan Marshall – Award Winning Wedding DJ & Mastermix Ambassador

head shot of Alan Marshall holding headphones, wedding DJ

“Theme nights allow you to play an eclectic range of tracks…no need to over-think things…just play the songs that create the desired mood”

Set Duration: 20 – 25 Minutes
BPM: 108 – 199

  • Echo & the Bunnymen – People Are Strange
  • Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
  • AC/DC – Highway To Hell
  • Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
  • Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast
  • Metallica – Enter Sandman
  • Michael Jackson – Thriller (Album Version)
  • Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)

Richard Lee – Professional DJ & Mastermix Label Manager

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee in front of a beach party view

“I’ve gone for a Halloween dance set for those DJs who want to mix it up for their guests. Perfect selection of Halloween-themed tracks that take the energy up a level and allow a smooth transition into a mainstream set to finish the night off”

Set Duration: 15 – 20 mins
BPM: 128 – 134

  • Richard Grey – Thriller (Full Vocal Club Mix)
  • Timmy Trumpet – Nightmare (Radio Edit)
  • Beatfreakz – Somebody’s Watching Me (Hi_Tack Edit)
  • Rihanna – Disturbia (Jody Den Broeder Remix)
  • Freaks – The Creeps (Get On The Dancefloor)
  • Brainbug – Nightmare (Sinister Strings Radio Edit)