Oooh, we’ve got a fun playlist for you today! DJ Jon Black of Scratch Weddings compiles his “must play” songs that are guaranteed to get the party started!
From DJ Jon Black:
The work always starts before the wedding; I try to get an idea the bride and groom’s musical tastes while also getting a sense of what their family and friends will enjoy.
Then the fun begins! After the formal dances have been completed, I like to invite all family and friends to come together on the dance floor. In the beginning of the reception, I play a lot of popular music to get everyone involved in dancing. I like to mix it up with classic dance tunes and current hits.
I start by playing some classic party songs to get older family members on the dance floor first. For some reason, they aren’t afraid of not being cool! The younger fold usually filter in by song three. The best part of starting the reception off this way is watching different generations come together! Here are some classic “must play” songs that’ll get everyone dancing:
► “Love Shack” – The B-52s
► “Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO
► “I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyed Peas
► “I Saw Her Standing There” – The Beatles
► “You Shook Me All Night Long” – AC/DC
► “Shout” – The Isley Bros
► “Superstitious” – Stevie Wonder
► “Hey Ya” – Outkast
► “Get This Party Started” – P!nk
► “Billie Jean” – Michael Jackson
► “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” – Michael Jackson
► “The Twist” – Chubby Checker
► “We Found Love” – Rihanna
► “Please Don’t Stop the Music” – Rihanna
► “Let’s Dance” – David Bowie
► “Forever” – Chris Brown
► “Don’t Stop Believin’” – Journey
► “Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond
►”Freedom” – Wham!
► “Dance to the Music” – Sly and the Family Stone
Scratch Weddings is the leading provider of highly skilled, experienced, and affordable marquee-level DJ talent for weddings. Their DJs love to perform at weddings and have collaborated with major recording artists such as Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, and Michael Jackson. You can also find them spinning at high-profile corporate events, music festivals, and the nation’s most respected clubs and lounges. Scratch Weddings offers each couple their choice of DJ, based on their personal style, taste, and musical interests. Additionally, couples have online access to DJ bios, photos, videos, and music mixes at their website.
Stay tuned next week here at Weddingbee for more awesome music ideas for your wedding! And Scratch is taking requests! Let us know here in the comments what you want suggestions for (’80s music? most romantic first-dance songs? music that will keep guests on their feet?) and they’ll make it happen in the upcoming weeks, just for you!