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What should DJs include in their casino playlists?

June 19, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Every working DJ knows that their occupation can take them to some pretty unexpected locations. But it seems that some of the world’s biggest superstar DJs are being attracted to the bright lights of casino resorts like Las Vegas. Entertainment hotspots like Las Vegas and Atlantic City are quickly becoming real epicentres of dance culture. Events like Mobile Beat Las Vegas at the Tropicana have become popular yearly extravaganzas of DJ entertainment, and whilst people can travel from far afield to these musical events, they all require some top quality music. So what can we do to ensure that everybody has a good time and we don... [read more]
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The Mobile Beat Top 200 Powered By DJ Intelligence

June 14, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
Compiled by analyzing millions of actual client requests made through the DJ Intelligence music request system for weddings and parties around the world, you will not nd a more accurate representation of what songs are actually being requested by audiences and played by mobile entertainers at live events. Want to include your requests in next year’s tally? Add the DJ Intelligence music request system to your website at www. djintelligence.com and gain access to an entire suite of online event booking, planning, and management tools. And make sure to download the Fun Wedding app for iOS or Android, to have up-to-the-minute versions of these charts at y... [read more]
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Grand Finale (Final Song of Reception)

June 13, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
Save the Last Dance for Me – Michael Buble (contemporary) (I’ve Had the) Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (soundtracks) Time (the Dirty Bit) – The Black Eyed Peas (modern dance) One More Time – Daft Punk (electronic dance) Piano Man – Billy Joel (singer/songwriter) Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker (country) Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks (country) New York, New York – Frank Sinatra (crooners) Empire State of Mind – Jay-Z w/ Alicia Keys (hip hop/R&B) Party Till We Die – MAKJ & Timmy Trumpet (EDM) Tremor – Dmitri Vegas, Martin Garrix and Like Mike (EDM) Sandstorm – Darude (EDM) Let’s Get Married (Remix) – Jagged Edge with Reverend Run from Run-D.M.C. (R&B) Times of Your Life (Good Riddance) – Green Day (pu... [read more]
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The Magical, Musical Unicorn List

June 13, 2017 by Staci Nichols
C’mon Staci...isn’t everyone else already doing this?” Ehhh...if they are doing it, they likely are not doing it well. Let’s not allow PopSugar and BuzzFeed to beat us at our own game (they make tons of popular wedding playlists on Pinterest). DJs make better playlists than bloggers, right? Well, we will now! CREATE A UNICORN PLAYLIST The internet has started burping up generic Garter Toss and Cake Cutting song playlists because it is too full of them. You are going to have to dig deeper. The single most popular playlist I ever created was “34 Gringo-Friendly Spanish Dance Songs for an Intercultural Mexican Wedding.” Is that specific enough... [read more]
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Good Times Never Seemed So Good

June 12, 2017 by Mike Ficher
You are playing at a wedding reception. The moment is right. You hit play. Neil Diamond blasts from the powered speakers. The crowd quivers in anticipation and many start singing along. All voices join in, shout-singing the first line of the chorus. The moment arrives. You kill the volume, then—“Bah! Bah! Bah!” Good times certainly never seemed as good as this moment, for this joyous crowd. The next Saturday: The moment is right. You hit play... “Sweet Caroline” is one of the most enduring and popular songs of all time. A #4 pop and #3 adult contemporary hit in June 1969—then Diamond’s first top ten hit since 1966—the track has appeared ... [read more]
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100 Songs for a 2017 Wedding (Mixed Genres) (compiled by DJ Iron Mike and DJ Gregg Ambient)

June 6, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
24K Magic – Bruno Mars (pop/funk) Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake (pop) HandClap – Fitz and the Tantrums (alternative rock) Love on Top (Ted Smooth Remix) – Beyonce (hip hop/R&B) Chunky – Bruno Mars (pop/party starter) (R&B) Get Right Back to My Baby – Vivian Green (soul) Hey Mr. D.J. – Zhane The Love You Save – The Jackson 5 Come and Get Your Love – Redbone Here I Am (Come and Take Me) – Al Green Land of 1,000 Dances – Wilson Pickett Get Ready – The Temptations Nowhere to Run – Martha and the Vandellas Respect – Aretha Franklin I Just Want to Celebrate – Rare Earth I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – Four Tops Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell Wagon Wheel ... [read more]
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Top 25 Fun Wedding Reception Songs

May 31, 2017 by Jason Rubio
There are many great DJ song lists out there. Every DJ has his/her own preferred "go-to" songs, and the top songs that are played may also vary by region. Our company, Austin's Best DJs, is based out of Austin, Texas, and we provide DJs and photo booths for about 250 events per year. Around 80% of our events are weddings. We tend to play many of the same songs at many of the weddings we do. We don't play them because we're too lazy to make a new playlist; we play them because they work! A hit is a hit and people want to hear and dance to songs they know and love. Your job, as a DJ, is to ensure that your clients and their guests have a great time! We know there are literally millions of songs out there and there may be some great songs that we left out, but these are the well know songs that we frequently ... [read more]
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25 Key Songs for a California / West Coast Wedding

May 30, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
he following list was curated by our friend and respected industry colleague Dan Rosenbach. Dan is a NJ transplant who operates “Love in the Mix” located in the San Francisco Bay Area. As per Dan, “the following playlist is a collection of songs you might typically hear at the most modern San Francisco venue or a rustic vineyard setting in Napa. From country to hip hop, a summary of Bay Area flavors.” Love in the Mix is the Bay Area’s freshest DJ and lighting design team. Featured in DJ Times Magazine and TLC’s Four Weddings, the company provides beautiful sights and sounds to create unforgettable weddings and corporate events. To learn more about Dan’s awesome DJ service, visit www.loveinthemix.com. California Love – 2Pac Shakur California Gurls – Katy Perry f/ Snoop Dogg Frie... [read more]
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25 Key Latin Tracks for a Wedding

May 23, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
The following list was compiled by Ambient DJ’s Latin music specialist Andre Ovalle, aka “DJ Dre Ovalle” – Dre’s selections below feature an assortment of Latin dance styles designed to appeal to a variety of cultures – including Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Vallenato, Cumbia and Reggaeton. Timbalero – Hector Lavoe (Salsa) Rebelion – Joe Arroyo (Salsa) La Negra Tiene Tumbao – Celia Cruz (Salsa) Vivir Mi Vida – Marc Anthony (Salsa) La Temperatura – Maluma w/ Eli Palacios (Merengue) Bailar – Deorro w/ Pitbull and Elvis Crespo (Electronic/Merengue) Mi Reina – La Makina (Merengue) Stand by Me – Prince Royce (Bachata) Un Beso – Aventura (Bachata) Vente Pa’ Ca – Ricky Martin w/ Maluma (Pop) La Luna Y Tu – Rafaga (Cumbia) La Gota Fria – Carlos ... [read more]
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25 Key Country Tracks for a Wedding

May 23, 2017 by Gregg Hollmann
This list is dedicated to our blog readers located in the South – we know there are many of you! A collection of classic and contemporary country tunes, ballads and line dances – this playlist will delight country music lovers from across the region. Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show Die a Happy Man – Thomas Rhett Crazy – Patsy Cline H.O.L.Y. – Florida Georgia Line Island Song – Zac Brown Band House Party – Sam Hunt I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice Forever and Ever, Amen – Randy Travis Don’t Rock the Jukebox – Alan Jackson I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash Family Tradition – Hank Williams I Swear – John Michael Montgomery I Cross My Heart – George Strait Boot Scootin’ Boogie – Brooks & Dunn (line dance) Achy Breaky Heart – Bill... [read more]