I welcome requests for your party. Everyone is different, so I’m keen to know what you love and what you hate. As a an experienced DJ I have extensive knowledge of most of the music that’s likely to be requested – but I don’t know it all. I want to know what YOU want and make your party totally … you!
Some DJ’s don’t like requests, they like to do their thing. I’m not saying they are wrong, I’m saying you should decide what kind of service you want.
Today we have over 60 years of “pop” music, so picking the songs that will make your party unique and special to you isn’t as simple as just playing the most popular songs.
This is a list compiled by a service called DJ Event Planner of the Top 20 songs played by UK DJ’s using their software in 2018. By the way, DJ Event Planner is an excellent service for DJ’s looking to manage their bookings CLICK HERE for more info.
|2||Whitney Houston||I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)|
|3||Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars||Uptown Funk|
|4||Bon Jovi||Livin’ On A Prayer|
|6||Walk The Moon||Shut Up And Dance|
|7||Bryan Adams||Summer Of ’69|
|8||Kings Of Leon||Sex On Fire|
|10||Black Eyed Peas||I Gotta Feeling|
|11||Dexys Midnight Runners||Come On Eileen|
|12||Justin Timberlake||Can’t Stop The Feeling!|
|13||Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee||Despacito|
|14||Journey||Don’t Stop Believin’|
|15||Queen||Don’t Stop Me Now|
|16||Bruno Mars||Marry You|
|17||Neil Diamond||Sweet Caroline|
|19||Toploader||Dancing In The Moonlight|
|20||Beyonce feat. Jay-Z||Crazy In Love|
The Don’t Play List
I’d say I often play 75% of this list, but sometimes I’ve been asked NOT to play some of those songs. For example, at the last wedding I played for in 2018 the Bride didn’t want Whitney’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” played. It was requested by a guest, I explained and they were happy to chose something else instead – everyone was happy.
There’s a fair few songs that you may consider “cheesy”. You might like cheesy – you may hate cheesy. Your idea of cheesy may be different from mine, that’s why it’s good to talk in advance.
Sometimes there may be a song that you makes you sad. Again. knowing this in advance makes sense. The last thing I want is your evening to be ruined by one song that could have been avoided.
So, what would be your requests for your party?
I’ll be doing a post about wedding first dances soon – stay tuned 😉