We know how to get the dance floor up and moving!  Here’s some tips you might like to know when selecting songs for your reception:

Nail the first song: The first song of the night sets the tone and can make or break the reception. Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” always slays—it’s the perfect combination of fun, energetic, and well known without alienating anyone. You don’t want the most popular song on the radio, but you want something people know. It can’t be too fast or too slow.

Don’t worry about the words: Some songs that are really fun to dance to aren’t about how in love you are, and that’s okay! When we’re talking about wedding dance songs, the words don’t really matter.

Think about your guests: The ceremony was for you, the reception is for your guests! So yes, you had a hilarious experience at a bar ten years ago while “Nothing Compares 2 You” by Sinead O’Conner was playing, but no one else at your wedding (except maybe your BFF) was there, and they won’t think the song is nearly as funny as you do. You don’t have to make sure every single song will appeal to as many people as possible, but definitely leave ultra-inclusive inside jokes out.

Pick SOME of the songs for your reception: At DJ Rock My World, we read the people and mood on the dancefloor and reactive instinctly by mixing the music to keep the momentum going.  Our recommendation is that you choose 10 songs you’d really like to hear (and that you think the guests would dig dancing to), then let your professional DJ do his/her job by mixing other top hits and guests’ requests.  This enables the DJ the freedom to change selections quickly to keep the party rocking!

Here’s the list:

  1. “Little Pretty One” by Bobby Day & the Satellites
  2. “If You Want To Be Happy” by Jimmy Soul
  3. “ABC” by The Jackson 5
  4. “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan
  5. “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and The Gang
  6. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder
  7. “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” by The Beatles
  8. “Got to Give It Up” by Marvin Gaye
  9. “Paper Planes” by M.I.A.
  10. “Gimme Little Sign” by Brenton Wood
  11. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  12. “Upside Down” by Diana Ross
  13. “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson
  14. “September” by Earth, Wind, and Fire
  15. “Respect” by Aretha Franklin
  16. “Me Myself and I” by De La Soul
  17. “Bust a Move” by Young MC
  18. “Groove Is in the Heart” by Deee-Lite
  19. “Holiday” by Madonna
  20. “Please Mr. Postman” by The Marvelettes
  21. “The Locomotion” by Little Eva
  22. “Tears of a Clown” by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  23. “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by The Temptations
  24. “Dancing in the Streets” by Martha & The Vandellas
  25. “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles
  26. “Stronger” by Kanye West
  27. “The Breaks” by Kurtis Blow
  28. “Midnight City” by M83
  29. “Time to Pretend” by MGMT
  30. “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
  31. “PYT” by Michael Jackson
  32. “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC
  33. “I Love It” by Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX
  34. “Lose Control” by Missy Elliot
  35. “Brass Monkey” by The Beastie Boys
  36. “It’s Tricky” by RUN-DMC
  37. “Just Can’t Get Enough” by Depeche Mode
  38. “California Love” by 2Pac ft. Dr. Dre
  39. “The Next Episode” by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Nate Dogg
  40. “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg
  41. “Hip Hop Hooray” by Naughty by Nature
  42. “Shoop” by Salt-N-Pepa
  43. “Going Back to Cali” by Notorious BIG
  44. “Flash Light” by Parliament
  45. “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5
  46. “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems” by The Notorious B.I.G.
  47. “Ride Wit Me” by Nelly ft. St. Lunatics
  48. “Feel So Good” by Mase
  49. “Don’t Tell ’Em” by Jeremih ft. YG
  50. “Who Am I (What’s My Name)” by Snoop Dogg
  51. “Party Up (Up in Here)” by DMX
  52. “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns ’N’ Roses
  53. “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” by Michael Jackson
  54. “One More Time” by Daft Punk
  55. “Move Ya Body” by Nina Sky
  56. “Dance to the Music” by Sly & The Family Stone
  57. “Take on Me” by A-ha
  58. “Get Free” by Major Lazer ft. Amber of The Dirty Projectors
  59. “Flashing Lights” by Kanye West ft. Dwele
  60. “Still D.R.E.” by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg
  61. “Good Life” by Kanye West ft. T-Pain
  62. “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys
  63. “In Da Club” by 50 Cent
  64. “Hypnotize” by Biggie Smalls
  65. “Good Feeling” by Flo Rida
  66. “We Found Love” by Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
  67. “Low” by Flo Rida
  68. “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot
  69. “Girls” by The Beastie Boys
  70. “Shout” by The Isley Brothers
  71. “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled ft. Ludacris, Rick Ross, T-Pain, and Snoop Dogg
  72. Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
  73. “Dark Fantasy” by Kanye West
  74. “Happy” by Pharell Williams
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