86 Awesome Wedding DJ Songs - Set The Mood & Start The Party
By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
Want a foot-tapping, riotous and packed dance floor at your wedding? Of course, you do!
Look no further than these awesome wedding DJ songs, compiled by a pro wedding DJ. Plus Gary at Fizz and Groove is sharing his answers to your top wedding song-choosing questions. Yes!
What Is The Most Played Song At A Wedding?
My most played song of all time is September – Earth, Wind and Fire. It is easily the most requested on all of the playlists submitted to me.
What Are The Most Popular Wedding Songs For 2022/2023?
The most popular new song for 2022 has been Afraid To Feel – LF System. This has been requested on about 30% of this year’s couples’ playlists.
What Songs Should Not Be Played At A Wedding?
R Kelly and Gary Glitter are definitely on the do-not-play list for every wedding, for obvious reasons. I also always try to avoid songs with lyrics about breakups or cheating.
What Song Gets Guests On The Dance Floor?
I have two go-to songs to fill the dance floor. The first is Freed From Desire – Gala. That one absolutely erupts the dance floor every time. The second is Insomnia by Faithless, it brings so much energy and people just go crazy for it.
How Can I Compile A Wedding Song Playlist?
First, I would start with a rough timeline for how you imagine the perfect party would go.
Maybe something like this:
7pm-8pm – Motown and 80s
8pm-9pm – Disco to RnB
9pm-10pm – Commercial modern music to classic party house tracks
10-11pm – Absolute party bangers depending on the crowd
11pm-midnight – Indie bangers
Then, once you have a timeline, you can pick a few favourite songs for each period. 4 or 5 for each period should give the DJ enough of an idea of what you want. If you are too prescriptive, it can actually have a negative effect and remove the DJ’s ability to be able to read the room and think on the spot or play requests.
If you have any specific songs that you really dislike as well, make sure you make notes of them.
The key is to remember that although it is your wedding, you aren’t going to be the only ones dancing and you will want everyone else to be enjoying themselves up there on the dance floor with you. A playlist full of obscure music that you love but most people haven’t heard of will probably lead to lots of people staying away from the dance floor.
So there we have it, all your top song questions are solved so you can go about picking your wedding playlist!
Daytime Wedding DJ Background Songs Playlist
Now it’s time to delve into the top daytime wedding DJ background songs to create the perfect atmosphere as you eat, drink, chatter, play and make memories. Play the songs right here in the article too!
Etta James – At Last
Natalie Cole – This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
Sam Cooke – (What A) Wonderful World – Mono
Ben E. King – Stand by Me
Aretha Franklin – Respect
Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
Percy Sledge – When a Man Loves a Woman
Bill Withers – Lovely Day
Dusty Springfield – Son Of A Preacher Man
Billy Paul – Me and Mrs. Jones
Aretha Franklin – Baby, I Love You
Sam & Dave – Soul Man
Jackie Wilson – I Get The Sweetest Feeling
Des’ree – You Gotta Be
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
Lighthouse Family – Ocean Drive
Nat King Cole – Let There Be Love
Whitney Houston – My Love Is Your Love
Jackie Wilson – (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher
Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
Aretha Franklin – I Say a Little Prayer
Nat King Cole – L-O-V-E
Eternal – I Wanna Be the Only One (feat. Bebe Winans)
Marvin Gaye – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Midnight Train to Georgia
The Dixie Cups – Chapel Of Love
Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now – Edit
The Temptations – My Girl
Wedding DJ Song Dancefloor Bangers Playlist
Once your daytime shenanigans are complete, it’s time to fill your dancefloor. First have your wedding DJ play your first dance song, before launching into these cult classics to pack out your dance floor.
Commercial Dance House Floorfillers
Daft Punk – One More Time
Gala – Freed From Desire
Faithless – Insomnia
The Outhere Brothers – Boom Boom Boom
Robin S – Show Me Love – Stonebridge Club Mix
Ultra Naté – Free
Livin’ Joy – Dreamer
Modjo – Lady – Hear Me Tonight
Calvin Harris – Feel So Close – Radio Edit
Calvin Harris – Giant (with Rag ‘n’ Bone Man)
The Shapeshifters – Lola’s Theme – Radio Edit
Strike – U Sure Do (Strike 7″ Mix)
Phats & Small – Turn Around (Hey What’s Wrong With You)
CeCe Peniston – Finally
Basement Jaxx – Romeo
Architechs – Body Groove – Mix Mc Version
Inner City – Good Life
Kungs – This Girl (Kungs Vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners)
Gipsy Kings – Bamboléo
TLC – No Scrubs
Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
Sean Paul – Get Busy
Kevin Lyttle – Turn Me On
Mary Mary – Shackles (Praise You)
Timeless Golden Oldies
Madness – Baggy Trousers
Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
Fatback Band – I Found Lovin
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now – Remastered 2011
Evelyn “Champagne King” – Love Come Down – Single Version
Oasis – Wonderwall
Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam
Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight
Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl
ABBA – Dancing Queen
Spice Girls – Wannabe
Earth, Wind & Fire – September
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
Prince – Kiss
Mark Ronson – Valerie (feat. Amy Winehouse) – Version Revisited
Madness – One Step Beyond – 2009 – Remaster
ABBA – Lay All Your Love On Me
Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Radio Edit
Five – Keep On Movin’
Erasure – A Little Respect
Wyclef Jean – Perfect Gentleman (feat. Hope)
House Of Pain – Jump Around
Indie End Of The Night Euphoria
Florence + The Machine – You’ve Got The Love
The Killers – Mr. Brightside
The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
Reef – Place Your Hands
Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
Supergrass – Alright
The answers and wedding playlist were written by Fizz and Groove, who is a bespoke 5-star London wedding DJ with 16 years of experience in the DJing industry.
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