Post # 1
So, my wedding is this saturday and I have yet to give the DJ a playlist. When I talked to him he said he would take care of more of the selection, but as we’ll have a mix of French and American guests I want to have a lineup that will go with everyone’s taste…the problem is I haven’t lived in the states in a while, and don’t really know what are good wedding songs for people to dance to….
Can you share your playlist with me? Between the wedding, finishing up work, and dealing with my family flying into a foriegn country I could really, really use some advice!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!
Post # 3
Nothing? Just a few songs? Please? 🙂
Post # 4
We’re having our DJ play jazz and ratpack music during cocktail hour and dinner, plus maybe a few folk songs I love thrown in (Frank Sinatra, Louie Armstrong, The Mamas and the Papas, Ella Fitzgerald, etc.).
Our first dance song will be “Cheek to Cheek.” For our dance portion, we’re just instructing our DJ to play “dance/club” music. Rather than pick specific songs, we’re requesting genres or artists…for example, we don’t want country music to be played. A few good artists/genres to check out are Gwen Stefani/No Doubt, the Black Eyed Peas, Billy Joel (“Piano Man” is a great last song), Adele, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, and Beyonce.
If you still don’t know, check out the “Most Popular” downloaded songs on iTunes or check the Top 50 charts. You can even look at Top 50 charts from other years or decades if you’re looking for a retro vibe.
Post # 5
Honestly, if I were you I would give him a few French songs if you want to play them, and let your DJ handle the rest. There are lots of songs I could suggest, but your DJ is already going to be ready to play them most likely. Some songs that are popular for fast dancing right now that are on my list are “Forget You” by Cee-Lo, “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 and “Telephone” by Lady Gaga but I also have a few country songs, a good amount of disco/funk and some oldies and rock as well.
I am DIYing the music with a laptop, but I’ve spent many, many hours creating and researching DJ playlists and advice (as well as hiring an emcee) to avoid the common ipod wedding mishaps. There’s really no reason for you to do your DJ’s job unless there are songs you are dying to hear (and of course passing along songs he likely won’t have). If you have regular contact with any of your guests from the states, you could get some requests/suggestions from them as well.