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Mastermix Rock Playlists

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee provides inspiration for Rock tracks and playlists from across the decades for mobile and event DJs.

From classic hits of the 70s, 80s & 90s to recent tracks from artists including Foo Fighters, Green Day & Killers, there’s always room for some rock music as part of a mainstream DJ set.

Tracks like these have become favourites with mobile & wedding DJs:

  • Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
  • Bryan Adams – Summer Of 69
  • Free – All Right Now
  • Queen – We Will Rock You

The 70s also delivered such rock anthems as:

  • Ram Jam – Black Betty
  • Rainbow – Since You’ve Been Gone
  • Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
  • Alice Cooper – School’s Out
  • Who – Baba O’ Reilly

but it’s the 1980s that spawned a huge number of rock hits that are as popular today as they were back then:

  • Guns ‘n Roses – Sweet Child O’Mine
  • Van Halen – Jump
  • ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin’
  • Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
  • AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long

and that trend has continued as the 90s gave us rock classics like:

  • Extreme – Get The Funk Out
  • Ugly Kid Joe – Everything About You

As well as the big mobile floorfillers there are some amazing rock tracks that can be added to a set if your audience are wanting to indulge themselves a little:

  • Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild
  • Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
  • Black Sabbath – Paranoid
  • Whitesnake – Here I Go Again
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away

Rock music appeals to all ages and often attracts guests to the dancefloor who may otherwise prop the bar up all night and can even work perfectly as end of night tracks:

  • Alannah Myles – Black Velvet
  • Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn

So next time you are planning your next DJ set you might want to save a little room for some rock tracks to take the energy levels even higher on the dancefloor.

Mastermix have created Essential Hits Rock that has all you need to create a Rock 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.

Rock Playlists for Mobile & Event DJs

Dave Evans – Professional DJ & Mastermix Creative Consultant

“Rock nights are all about devil horns, heads down and long hair. Leave your brains at the door and LET’S ROCK! Now, where’s my aspirin?”

Set Duration: 20-22 minutes
BPM: 118 – 173

  • AC/DC – Thunderstruck
  • Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills
  • Ozzy Osbournes Blizzard Of Oz – Crazy Train
  • Judas Priest – Living After Midnight
  • Black Sabbath – Paranoid
  • AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
  • Motor Head – Ace Of Spades

Mr Dee – International DJ & Mastermix Creative Consultant

“Rock is something I have to be careful to play as part of my sets. I want to keep my
audiences happy, so this is my safe zone”

Set Duration: 15 Minutes
BPM: 109 – 117 – 174

  • Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
  • Ugly Kid Joe – Everything About You
  • AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
  • Van Halen – Jump
  • Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills
  • Green Day – Basket Case

Alan Marshall – Award Winning DJ & Mastermix Ambassador

head shot of Alan Marshall holding headphones, wedding DJ

“Aside of the obvious tracks, I like to vary the tracks I play if rock music is requested. By mixing up rock classics from different decades & BPM ranges, you can create something very special for your audiences”

Set Duration: 20 Minutes
BPM: 89 – 118 – 173

  • Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love
  • Ram Jam – Black Betty
  • Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills
  • Black Sabbath – Paranoid
  • Ozzy Osbourne’s Blizzard Of Oz – Crazy Train
  • Status Quo – Whatever You Want
  • Rainbow Since You’ve Been Gone
  • Joan Jett – I Love Rock & Roll
  • Thin Lizzy – Boys Are Back In Town
  • Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run

Richard Lee – Professional DJ & Mastermix Label Manager

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“I love playing a bit of rock in my sets. By taking the time to create a set that works for your audience you can push things until it’s time to move on to the next music style. I like to use crossover tunes to move from one genre or decade and that allows me to gauge my audience and play the right number of tracks to ensure they remain engaged”

Set Duration: 15 – 20 Minutes
BPM: 81 – 176

  • Queen – We Will Rock You
  • Guns ‘n Roses – Sweet Child O’Mine
  • Van Halen – Jump
  • Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
  • Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water
  • Def Leppard – Animal
  • Killers – Somebody Told Me
  • Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop