With Halloween in full swing, why not fill your crates with a variety of spooky tunes? We’ve compiled a list of 11 tracks you’ll want to sprinkle in at all your Halloween DJ set and parties this weekend.
1. Geto Boys – My Mind Is Playing Tricks On Me
One of the greatest Halloween hip-hop songs ever. The drums and haunting guitars are the perfect pair to lyrics that tell a great Halloween night story.
2. Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
One of Skrillex’s earlier hits is a great high energy Halloween tune. The scream right before the drop and the growling bassline are perfect for a frightening night.
3. Deadmau5 – Ghosts N Stuff
There is something about organs that conjure up thoughts of Dracula and Frankenstein. Deadmau5’s track feels like half horror movie score, half video game soundtrack, but all Halloween banger.
4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)
The haunting vocals over the memorable lead line and killer drums make for a great primetime Halloween party track.
5. Tyler The Creator – Yonkers
Everything about this song is intended to make the listener uneasy. From the drums that sound like a monster stamping along, to the menacing bassline that feels like it could be right out of a chase scene in a horror movie, this song oozes the Halloween spirit.
6. Luniz feat. Michael Marshall – I Got 5 On It (Tethered Mix)
This remix of a classic hip-hop song became the theme of one of the most memorable thriller movies of the last few years. The haunting strings and reverb washed vocals make for one creepy rendition.
7. Billie Eilish – Bury A Friend
Billie’s devious soft-spoken vocals over this track leave an eerie feeling as the song progresses. Not to mention that the name of the track and the content of the song follows that same theme.
8. Bobby Pickett – Monster Mash
The most classic Halloween song is still a crowd-pleaser even half a century after its release.
9. Michael Jackson – Thriller
Thriller has one of the most memorable horror-themed music videos (and dances) of all time, and horror movie actor Vincent Price’s laugh at the end is timeless.
10. Ray Parker Jr – Ghostbusters Theme
Just saying the line “Who you gonna call?” will undoubtedly receive the response “Ghostbusters!” from many people. This song has stood the test of time and is still one of the most fun Halloween songs you can play.
11. Trent Reznor – Halloween Theme
Arguably one of the greatest horror movies of all time also has one of the creepiest themes. This updated version of the classic gives the track a modern edge.
Halloween weekend is one of the biggest weekends of the year for DJs. People love dressing up and getting into the spirit of Halloween, and so having the right tracks that fit the night is a good idea. This list consists of different genres and tempos so there is something in here for most crowds. Give each of these a listen and try some out at your Halloween gigs this weekend.
What songs did we miss? Let us know your suggestions in the comments below!