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Sample 2011 Wedding Reception DJ Playlist

Here is a sample song list for a common wedding reception playlist.  I've split the song list into:  Dinner/cocktail music, Casual dancing, Slow dances and Late night dance music.  This is meant to just give you an idea of what kind of music I would play if I didn't have input at all from the bride and groom.  I never go into a wedding reception with a playlist.  It has to be kept fresh and reacting to the crowd.  By tweaking a few songs here and there and playing songs in the order that works the crowd, I always get the dance floor packed!  I can't stress enough that every wedding is unique and special.  You can't just plug these songs in and hope for the best.  GOOD LUCK!  www.AllAroundRaleighDJ.com

 
Cocktail and Dinner Music:
1.  It Had To Be You – Harrick Connick Jr.
2.  Last Request – Paolo Nutini
3.  Ain't That A Kick In The Head – Dean Martin
4.  The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
5.  Sunday Kind Of Love – Etta James
6.  You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
7.  Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
8.  You're Just Too Good To Be True – Lauren Hill
9.  Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon – Neil Diamond
10.  Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
11.  Because of You – Ne-Yo
12.  You're My Best Friend – Queen
13.  Heaven – Los Lonely Boys
14.  Into The Mystic – Van Morrison
15.  Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
16.  Everybody – Ingrid Michaelson
17.  Sweetest Thing – U2
18.  Lucky – Colbie Cailat & Jason Mraz
19.  Haven't Met You Yet – Michael Buble
20.  I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
 
Casual Dancing:
1.  My Girl – Temptations
2.  For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder
3.  With This Ring – The Platters
4.  Lady Soul – Temptations
5.  Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
6.  Oh What A Night – Frankie Valli
7.  How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye
8.  Proud Mary – Ike Turner and Tina Turner
9.  Baby I Need Your Loving – Four Tops
10.  Superstition – Stevie Wonder
11.  Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
12.  I Can't Help Myself – Four Tops
 
Dancing:

1.  Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
2.  Saw Her Standing There – Beatles
3.  Chain Of Fools – Aretha Franklin
4.  I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
5.  Brick House – Commodores
6.  Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
7.  Electric Slide – Marcia Griffiths
8.  Love Shack – B-52s
9.  Hot in Herre – Nelly
10.  Push It – Salt n Pepa
11.  Baby Got Back – Six Mix A Lot
12.  Appache – Sugarhill Gang
13.  It Takes Two – Rob Base
14.  Single Ladies – Beyonce
15.  Empire State Of Mine – Jay Z
16.  You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
17.  DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again – Usher
18.  Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
19.  Back That Thang Up – Juvenile
20.  Shake Your Booty – KC & The Sunshine Band
21.  Twist and Shout – Beatles
22.  Shout – Otis Day & The Knights
23.  We R Who We R – Ke$ha
24.  Sandstorm – Darude
25.  You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
26.  Don't Stop Believin' – Journey
27.  Yeah – Usher
28.  Hey Ya! – Outkast
29.  Jump Around – House of Pain
30.  U Can't Touch This – MC Hammer
31.  Get Low – Lil Jon 
32.  Evacuate The Dancefloor – Cascada
33.  Forget You – Cee Lo Green

Slow Dances:
1.  Let's Get It On – Marvin Gaye
2.  Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
3.  You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
4.  Let's Stay Together – Al Green
5.  Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
6.  Better Together – Jack Johnson
7.  I Don't Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
8.  Fields of Gold – Sting
9.  I Could Not Ask For More – Edwin McCain
10.  You & Me – Dave Matthews Band