Music Library Essentials

April 8, 2008 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer

Your music library is one of the most important elements of being a disc jockey. Sure, you need equipment, good personality and the ability to motivate a group of people on the dance floor. However, without music, we wouldn’t be in business. With that in mind, I think it is fair to say that your music library is the foundation of your business.If you were to compare 20 disc jockeys from a variety of geographic areas, I think you will find drastic differences in the size and type of music each DJ carries. Geographic culture dictates a lot of the basic requirements. DJs in Texas probably carry loads of country, whereas DJs in New York probably carry very little country music, and carry lots of ethnic music.

The important thing to remember, is to properly stock your music library so you can consider yourself a “professional DJ”. Anyone can advertise that they carry a wide variety of music and realistically only have a modest music inventory. So the question I ask is this, “Is your music library properly stocked so that you can play the majority of the requests that you receive at a variety of events?” For a lot of DJ’s that I have seen, the answer is no! Does this mean that I feel that you have to carry around 5000 CD’s to every event you perform? The answer to that is also an emphatic NO!

Not too long ago, a friend who plays in a popular live band stopped by my office. My friend decided that he wanted to go into the DJ business on the days that he wasn’t playing in the band. As we talked, the subject of weddings came up. My friend wanted to do a lot of weddings. I inquired about the quantity of CDs that he had to cover a wedding. His reply was that he had AT LEAST 100 CDs. Now keep in mind, that the CDs he has are not the compilations that DJs use; he was not yet aware of such things. I thought for a moment, and respectfully advised him that perhaps he should wait a while to venture into the wedding arena. “Why”, you ask?? Because in my opinion, a DJ with 100 consumer type CDs that you typically buy in Wal-Mart is not qualified to perform at weddings. Instead, I suggested to my friend that he look for private parties and other low profile events to get his feet wet. Then, if he really liked being a DJ, perhaps he could consider investing in a better music library that is suitable for providing music at a once in a lifetime event.

My suggestion to him wasn’t meant to be discouraging or debasing; it is prudent advice to someone just starting in this business. I believe that if you venture into the wedding arena too soon, you can make a bad name for yourself if you are not properly prepared. In the long run, this could make it more difficult to become known as one of the top professional DJs in your area.

I don’t expect that everyone will start out with an ideal music inventory. I was new once, and fully understand that you can’t assemble a top notched music library overnight. However, I believe that anyone that is serious about being a professional DJ should constantly be striving to improve the content of their music collection so that they can play the majority of danceable request that they receive. For me, I can play approximately 95% of the requests that I typically receive. For the 5% of the requests that I can’t play, I most likely wouldn’t want to play those anyway.

How do you measure up?? Well, take a look at the listing below. This is what I refer to as “The DJ Connection’s Most Requested Songs”. There are approximately 800 songs listed. Keep in mind that the my listing is only updated once a year for printing reasons, so you will not see any of the 1998 songs listed. Most of you probably know the good songs from the last year, and need more help with the older songs. Feel free to use it as a guide on what you need in your music library. Is there a song listed below that you have never heard of before?? If so, ask other DJs about it. You would be amazed at the good quality songs that are out there that you have never heard of before. In fact, I stumble across them all the time!

The DJ Connection’s Most Requested Songs
80’s & 90’s Slow Ballads

Everything I Do, I Do For You – Bryan Adams
Heaven – Bryan Adams
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
I Can Love You Like That – All 4 One
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Always – Atlantic Star
I’ll Never Break Your Heart – Backstreet Boys
Take My Breath Away – Berlin
Have You Ever – Brandy
That’s What Love Is All About – Michael Bolton
Soul Provider – Michael Bolton
End Of The Road – Boyz II Men
I’ll Make Love To You – Boyz II Men
You Mean The World To Me – Toni Braxton
Valentine – Jim Brickman
A Whole New World – Peabo Bryson/Regina Belle
Hero – Mariah Carey
I’ll Be There – Mariah Carey
I Say a Little Prayer – Cast from My Best Friends Wedding
After All – Cher & Peter Cetera
You’re The Inspiration – Chicago
Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
I Love You – Climax Blues Band
Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
True Companion – Mark Cohen
Unforgettable – Natalie Cole
It Had To Be You – Harry Connick, Jr.
I’ll Always Love You – Taylor Dayne
Lady In Red – Chris DeBurgh
Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
The Power Of Love – Celine Dion
When I Fall In Love – Celine Dion
My Heart Will Go On(from Titanic) – Celine Dion
Lately – Divine
Tonight I Celebrate My Love – Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson
Love Will Keep Us Alive – Eagles
I Live My Life For You – Firehouse
Love Of A Lifetime – Firehouse
In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
One In A Million – Larry Graham
As I Lay Me Down – Sophie B. Hawkins
Angel Eyes – Jeff Healey Band
Sea Of Love – Honeydrippers
Greatest Love Of All – Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
One Moment In Time – Whitney Houston
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
Something About The Way You Look Tonight – Elton John
Faithfully – Journey
Open Arms – Journey
All My Life – K-Ci and Jo Jo
Beautiful In My Eyes – Joshua Kadison
Cherish – Kool And The Gang
Lightning Crashes – Live
My Body – LSG
Into The Night – Benny Mardones
Now And Forever – Richard Marx
Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx
Push – Matchbox 20
I’ll Be – Edwin McCain
Anytime – Brian McKnight
Wind Beneath My WIngs – Bette Midler
For You I Will – Monica
Could I Have This Dance – Anne Murray
God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You – Nsync
Suddenly – Billy Ocean
On The Wings Of Love – Jeffrey Osbourne
We’re Going All The Way – Jeffrey Osbourne
Just You And I – Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle
Almost Paradise – Mike Reno & Ann Wilson
Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
Truly – Lionel Richie
How Do I Live – LeAnn Rimes
Endless Love – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
I’m Your Angel – Rkelly and Celine Dion
Lady – Kenny Rogers
Through The Years – Kenny Rogers
Somewhere Out There – Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram
Don’t Know Much – Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville
All My Life – Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville
Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
I Could Fall In Love – Selena
When I’m With You – Sherriff
2 Become 1 – Spice Girls
Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
I Finally Found Someone – Barbra Streisand
Nobody – Keith Sweat
Twisted – Keith Sweat
How’s It Going To Be – Third Eye Blind
Nobody Knows – Tony Rich Project
Here And Now – Luther Vandross
Endless Love – Luther Vandross / Mariah Carey
Say It – Voices of Theory
Hold On – Jamie Walters
Heaven – Warrant
That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne Warwick & Friends
Save The Best For Last – Vanessa Williams
Invisible Man – 98 Degrees

Dance/Rap/R & B

Get Ready For This – 2 Unlimited
Twighlight Zone – 2 Unlimited
Can You Feel It – 3rd Party
Tootsie Roll – 69 Boyz
Cruel Summer – Ace of Bace
Beautiful Life – Ace Of Base
The Sign – Ace Of Base
Are You That Somebody – Aaliyah
This Is Your Night – Amber
Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
Everybody, Backstreets Back – Backstreet Boys
Quit Playing Games – Backstreet Boys
It Takes Two – Rob Base
Joy And Pain – Rob Base
Intergalactic – Beastie Boys
Still Not A Prayer – Big Punisher
Strike It Up – Black Box
I Like It Like That – Blackout Allstars
My Prerogative – Bobby Brown
Get Ready To Bounce – Brooklyn Bounce
Gonna Make You Sweat – C&C Music Factory
Word Up – Cameo
More And More – Captain Hollywood Project
Flashdance – Irene Cara
Fantasy – Mariah Carey
Strokin’ – Clarence Carter
Buffalo Stance – Neneh Cherry
Atomic Dog – George Clinton
Lean On Me – Club Nouveau
1, 2, 3, 4 – Coolio
Fantastic Voyage – Coolio
Rhythm Of The Night – Corona
Jelly head – Crush
Mr. Vain – Culture Beat
Take Me Away – Culture Beat
Superhero – Daze
Groove Is In The Heart – Dee Lite
Humpty Dance – Digital Underground
Rhythym of Love – DJ Company
Let Me Clear My Throat – DJ Kool
Whats Up – DJ Miko
My Lovin’ – En Vogue
Gimmie Some Love – Gina G.
Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit – Gina G.
Gloria Estefan Medley Dance Mix – Gloria Estefan
Turn The Beat Around – Gloria Estefan
DaButt – E.U.
Oh What A NIght – The Four Seasons
Freeway Of Love – Aretha Franklin
You Dropped A Bomb On Me – Gap Band
Party Train – Gap Band
My Boo – Ghost Town DJ’s
Stomp – God’s Property
Electric Slide – Marcie Griffith
What Is Love – Hadaway
U Can’t Touch This – M.C. Hammer
Now That We Found Love – Heavy D
Doo Wop – Lauryn Hill
Jump Around – House of Pain
How Will I Know – Whitney Houston
Want To Dance With Somebody Who Loves Me – Whitney Houston
What Have You Done For Me Lately – Janet Jackson
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Give It To Me Baby – Rick James
Superfreak – Rick James
This Is How We Do It – Montel Jordan
Come Baby Come – K7
Here Comes The Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze
Give It Up – K.C.
Celebration – Kool and The Gang
Get Down On It – Kool and The Gang
Ladies Night – Kool and The Gang
Be My Lover – La Bouche
Sweet Dreams – La Bouche
Tonight Is The Night – Le Click
Not Tonight – Lil Kim
Dreamer – Livin Joy
déjà vu, Uptown Baby – Lord Tarif
Macarena – Los Del Rio
Raise the Roof – Luke
Sexual Healing – Max-A-Million
Holiday – Madonna
Into The Groove – Madonna
Lucky Star – Madonna
Vogue – Madonna
Good Vibrations – Marky Mark
Top of The World – Mase
Feels So Good – Mase
Another Night – Real McCoy
Run Away – Real McCoy
Ghetto Supastar – Pras Michel
Freakazoid – Midnight Star
No Parking On The Dance Floor – Midnight Star
The Locomotion – Kylie Minogue
Touch It – Monifah
Return of The Mack – Mark Morrison
Coco Jamboo – Mr. President
Stayin’ Alive – N-Trance
Too Close – Next
Grease Mega Mix – Olivia Newton John
Where Do You Go – No Mercy
Goin Back To Cali – Notorious BIG
Mo Money, More Problems – Notorious BIG
I Want You Back – Nsync
Tearin Up My Heart – Nsync
Caribbean Queen – Billy Ocean
How Bizarre – OMC
Boom, Boom, Boom – The Outahere Brothers
Hot Hot Hot!! – Buster Poindexter
I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters
Jump – Pointer Sisters
DMSR – Prince
1999 – Prince
Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down – Puff Daddy
Been Around The World – Puff Daddy
I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy
Come On-N-Ride It (The Train) – Quad City DJ
Cotton Eyed Joe (Dance version) – Rednex
I Like To Move It – Reel To Reel
Love For Love – Robin S.
Show Me Love – Robin S.
Let’s Talk About Sex – Salt N’ Pepa
Push It – Salt N’ Pepa
Shoop – Salt N’ Pepa
Luv Me Luv Me – Shaggy
Breaking All The Rules – She Moves
Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot
Let The Music Play – Shannon
Miami – Will Smith
Getting Jiggy With It – Will Smith
Men In Black – Will Smith
Rhythm Is Dancer – Snapp
The Power – Snapp
What’s My Name – Snoop Doggy Dog
Whomp There It Is – Tag Team
Get Up – Technotronic
Move This (Shake That Body) – Technotronic
Pump Up The Jam – Technotronic
The Bird – Time
Jungle Love – Time
Funky Cold Medina – Tone Loc
Wild Thing – Tone Loc
Cantaloop – US3
100% Pure Love – Crystal Waters
Rock Steady – Whispers
Let’s Hear It For The Boy – Denise Williams
Bust A Move – Young MC

Danceable Rock/Pop From The 80’s & 90’s

You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
Take On Me – Aha
One Week – Barenaked Ladies
Kokomo – Beach Boys
Love Shack – B-52’s
Rock Lobster – B-52’s
Rush – Big Audio Dynamite
Run Around – Blues Traveler
You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
Zoot Suit Riot – Cherry Poppin Daddies
Rock The Casbah – Clash
Should I Stay Or Should I Go – Clash
Gel – Collective Soul
Mr. Jones – Counting Crows
All I Wanna Do – Cheryl Crow
Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
Just Like Heaven – The Cure
Amnesia – Chumbawamba
Tubthumping – Chumbawamba
Too Much – Dave Matthews Band
You Spin Me Round (Dance Mix) – Dead Or Alive
Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
Whip It – Devo
Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
Unbelievable – E.M.F.
Chains Of Love – Erasure
Inside Out – Eve 6
Missing – Everything But The Girl
The Way – Fastball
Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
Stupid Girl – Garbage
Keep Your Hands To Yourself – Georgia Satellites
We’ve Got The Beat – Go Go’s
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
When I Come Around – Greenday
Welcome To The Jungle – Guns & Roses
All She Wants To Do Is Dance – Don Henley
Only Wanna Be With You……………Hootie And The Blow Fish
Mony Mony – Billy Idol
White Wedding – Billy Idol
What’s On Your Mind – Information Society
Need You Tonight – INXS
What You Need – INXS
I Love Rock N’ Roll – Joan Jett
Right Here, Right Now – Jesus Jones
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
My Sharona – The Knack
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
I Want A New Drug – Huey Lewis & The News
Power Of Love – Huey Lewis & The News
Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
I’ve Been Thinking About You – Londonbeat
I Knew The Bride – Nick Lowe
3 AM – Matchbox 20
Real World – Matchbox 20
Hurts So Good – John Cougar Mellencamp
R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. – John Cougar Mellencamp
Wild Night – John Cougar Mellencamp
The Impression I Get – The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
I Melt With You – Modern English
You Outta Know – Alanis Morrisette
Smokin’ In The Boys Room – Motley Crue
Bizzar Love Triangle – New Order
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Pretty Fly – Offspring
Crush – Jennifer Page
Bad Case Of Loving You – Robert Palmer
Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer
Simply Irresistible – Robert Palmer
West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys
Nothing But A Good Time – Poison
Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
Cum On Feel The Noise – Quiot Riot
Love Rollercoaster – Red Hot Chillipeppers
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It – R.E.M.
I’ll Be There For You – Rembrandts
Ready To Go – Republica
Start Me Up – Rolling Stones
Talking In Your Sleep – Romantics
What I Like About You – Romantics
The Look – Roxette
Bang The Drum All Day – Todd Rundgren
Jump Jive and Wail – Brian Setzer
Closing Time – Semisonic
Walking On The Sun – Smash Mouth
2 Princes – Spin Doctor
Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen
Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilots
Fly – Sugar Ray
Burning Down The House – Talking Heads
Semi-Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind
We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister
Red Red Wine – UB40
Pride – U2
Jump – Van Halen
Dance Hall Days – Wang Chung
Everybody Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham
Roll With It – Steve Winwood
Legs – ZZ Top
Gimme All Your Loving – ZZ Top
Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top

Slow Ballads From The 70’s
70’s Disco/Dance Music

Feelings – Morris Albert
Times of Your Life – Paul Anka
Too Much Heaven – Bee Gees
How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees
Make it With You – Bread
If – Bread
You’ve Got a friend – James Taylor
We’ve Only Just Begun – Carpenters
Color My World – Chicago
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
Easy – Commodores
3 Times A Lady – Commodores
Best of My Love – Eagles
Desperado – Eagles
Lets Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Sara Smile – Hall and Oates
Always and Forever – Heatwave
After The Lovin – Englebert Humperdink
She’s Got A Way – Billy Joel
Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
Kiss and Say Goodbye – Manhattans
My Love – Paul McCartney and Wings
2 out of 3 Ain’t Bad – Meatloaf
Hopelessly Devoted To You – Olivia Newton John
I Pledge My Love – Peaches and Herb
Mainstreet – Bob Seeger
Tonight’s The Night – Rod Stewart
Evergreen – Barbra Streisand
The Way We Were – Barbra Streisand
Dancing Queen – Abba
Night Fever – Bee Gees
Stayin Alive – Bee Gees
You Should Be Dancin’ – Bee Gees
Call Me – Blondie
Heart of Glass – Blondie
Le Freak – Chic
Brick House – Commodores
Boogie Wonderland – Earth, Wind & Fire
Oh What A Night – Four Seasons
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Grease Mega Mix – Grease Soundtrack
Born To Hand Jive – Grease Soundtrack
Born To Be Alive – Patrick Hernandez
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Get Down Tonight – KC and the Sunshine Band
That’s The Way I Like It – KC and the Sunshine Band
Shake Your Booty – KC and the Sunshine Band
Funkytown – Lipps Inc
Copacabana – Barry Manilow
You’re the One That I Want – Olivia Newton John
Shake Your Groove Thing – Peaches and Herb
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Do You Think I’m Sexy – Rod Stewart
Bad Girls – Donna Summer
Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
Last Dance – Donna Summer
Boogie Oogie Oogie – Taste of Honey
Disco Inferno – Tramps
Grease – Frankie Valley
YMCA – Village People
Macho Man – Village People
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

70’s Rock

Walk This Way – Aerosmith
Louie Louie – Animal House Soundtrack
Shout – Animal House Soundtrack
Saturday Night – Bay City Rollers
Soul Man – Blues Brothers
Takin’ Care of Business – BTO
Cheeseburger In Paradise – Jimmy Buffet
Volcano – Jimmy Buffet
Fins – Jimmy Buffet
Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet
China Grove – Doobie Brothers
Oh What A Night – Four Seasons
Locomotion – Grand Funk
Some Kind of Wonderful – Grand Funk
Grease Mega Mix – Grease Soundtrack
Crocodile Rock – Elton John
Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Gimmie Three Steps – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
American Pie – Don McLean
Paradise By The Dashboard Light – Meatloaf
Black Betty – Ram Jam
Time Warp – Rocky Horror Picture Show
Miss You – Rolling Stones
Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
Beast of Burden – Rolling Stones
Old Time Rock and Roll – Bob Seger
Bad To The Bone – George Thoroughgood
Joy To The World – Three Dog Night
Dance The Night Away – Van Halen
Tush – ZZ Top

Lively Uptempo Hits From The 50s

Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Sweet Little Sixteen – Check Berry
Chantilly Lace – Big Bopper
Tequila – Champs
That’ll Be The Day – Crickets
Charlie Brown – Coasters
Yakety Yak – Coasters
Twistin’ The Night Away – Sam Cooke
At The Hop – Danny and The Juniors
Rock N’ Roll Is Here To Stay – Danny and The Juniors
Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin
Splish Splash – Bobby Darin
Come Go With Me – Del Vikings
Little Darlin’ – Diamonds
Stroll – Diamonds
I’m Walkin’ – Fats Domino
Bye Bye Love – Everly Brothers
Wake Up Little Suzie – Everly Brothers
Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley and The Comets
Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly
Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On – Jerry Lee Lewis
Why Do Fools Fall In Love – Frankie Lyman and The Teenagers
Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
All Shook Up – Elvis Presley
Don’t Be Cruel – Elvis Presley
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Good Golly Miss Molly – Little Richard
Tutti Frutti – Little Richard
Let The Good Times Roll – Shirley and Lee

Fast Danceable Hits Of The 60s

My Boyfriend Is Back – Angels
Sugar Sugar – Archies
Barbara Ann – Beach Boys
Get Around – Beach Boys
Surfing U.S.A. – Beach Boys
Birthday – Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There – Beatles
I Want To Hold Your Hand – Beatles
Love Me Do – Beatles
She Loves You – Beatles
Twist And Shout – Beatles
Tighten Up – Archie Bell & the Drells
I Got You – James Brown
Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker
Limbo Rock – Chubby Checker
Twist – Chubby Checker
Do You Love Me – Contours
Twisting The Night Away – Sam Cooke
Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Then He Kissed Me – Crystals
Peppermint Twist – Joey Dee and The Starlighters
Runaround Sue – Dion
Wanderer – Dion
Light My Fire – Doors
Under The Boardwalk – Drifters
Build Me A Buttercup – Foundations
Big Girls Don’t Cry – Four Seasons
Sherry – Four Seasons
Walk Like A Man – Four Seasons
Baby I Need Your Loving – Four Tops
I Can’t Help Myself – Four Tops
It’s The Same Old Song – Four Tops
Reach Out I’ll Be There – Four Tops
Respect – Aretha Franklin
I Fought The Law – Bobby Fuller Four
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
It’s My Party – Leslie Gore
Shout – Isley Brothers
ABC – Jackson Five
I Want You Back – Jackson Five
Mony Mony – Tommy James and The Shondells
Surf City – Jan and Dean
Louie Louie – Kingsmen
You Really Got Me – Kinks
Locomotion – Little Eva
Tossing And Turning – Bobby Lewis
Blue Moon – Marcels
Heatwave – Martha and The Vandellas
Dancing in The Street – Martha and The Vandellas
Tears Of A Clown – Miracles
Shop Around – Miracles
Daydream Believer – Monkees
I’m A Believer – Monkees
Brown-Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
Be My Baby – Ronettes
Devil With The Blue Dress On – Mitch Ryder
Woolly Bully – Sam The Sham and The Pharoahs
Gloria – Shadows Of The Night
Runaway – Del Shannon
Mashed Potato Time – Dee Dee Sharp
When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge
I Got You Babe – Sonny and Cher
Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf
Baby Love – Supremes
Back In My Arms Again – Supremes
Stop In The Name Of Love – Supremes
Where Did Our Love Go – Supremes
Wipeout – Surfaris
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – Temptations
The Way You Do The Things You Do – Temptations
Wild Thing – Troggs
Shotgun – Jr. Walker and The All Stars
Good Lovin’ – Youg Rascals
My Guy – Mary Wells

Slow Hits From The 50s & 60s

Pledging My Love – Johnny Ace
Put Your Head On My Shoulder – Paul Anka
Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Cherish – Association
Venus – Frankie Avalon
Let it Be – Beatles
Yesterday – Beatles
I Left My Heart In San Francisco – Tony Bennett
Love Letters In The Sand – Pat Boone
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me – Mel Carter
Duke Of Earl – Gene Chandler
I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles
You Send Me – Sam Cooke
Sixteen Candles – Crests
Sh Boom – Crewcuts
One Summer Night – Danleers
Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin
The End of The World – Skeeter Davis
Chapel Of Love – Dixie Cups
Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino
There Goes My Baby – Drifters
It’s All In The Game – Tommy Edwards
Little Star – Elegants
All I Have To Do Is Dream – Everly Brothers
Theme From A Summer Place – Percy Faith
In The Still Of The Night – Five Satins
I Only Have Eyes For You – Flamingoes
Come Softly To Me – Fleetwoods
Love Is A Many Splendid Thing – Four Aces
Where The Boys Are – Connie Frances
Release Me – Engelbert Humperdinck
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Tears On My Pillow – Little Anthony and The Imperials
Those Oldies But Goodies – Little Ceaser
Memories Are Made Of This – Dean Martin
Chances Are – Johnny Mathis
Misty – Johnny Mathis
Knights In White Satin – Moody Blues
Sincerely – Moonglows
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
Someone Like You – Van Morrison
I Love How You Love Me – Paris Sisters
Hey Paula – Paul & Paula
Earth Angel – Penguins
My Prayer – Platters
Only You – Platters
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – Platters
The Great Pretender – Platters
Twilight Time – Platters
Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You – Elvis Presley
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procol Harum
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
You Lost That Loving Feeling – Righteous Brothers
Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Shirelles
All The Way – Frank Sinatra
My Way – Frank Sinatra
When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge
Since I Don’t Have You – Skyliners
Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight – Spaniels
To Know Him Is To Love Him – Teddy Bears
My Girl – Temptations
Donna – Richie Valens
Take Good Care Of My Baby – Bobby Vee
Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton
Mr. Lonely – Bobby Vinton
Hawaiian Love Song – Andy Williams
May Each Day – Andy Williams

Country

Dancin’ Shaggin on The Boulevard – Alabama
Feels So Right – Alabama
Mountain Music – Alabama
Your Love Amazes Me – John Berry
Big Guitar – Blackhawk
I Do – Paul Brandt
The Dance – Garth Brooks
To Make You Feel My Love – Garth Brooks
Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks
Unanswered Prayers – Garth Brooks
The Keeper Of The Stars – Tracy Byrd
I’m From The Country – Tracy Byrd
Watermelon Crawl – Tracy Byrd
Boot Scootin Boogie – Brooks & Dunn
My Maria – Brooks & Dunn
Me And You – Kenny Chesney
Crazy – Patsy Cline
I FallTo Pieces – Patsy Cline
Queen Of Memphis – Confederate Railroad
If There Hadn’t Been You – Billy Dean
There’s Your Trouble – Dixie Chicks
Daddy’s Hands – Holly Dunn
Foggy Mountain Breakdown – Flatt & Scruggs
Look At Us – Vince Gill
I.O.U. – Lee Greenwood
This Kiss – Faith Hill
Just To Hear You Say That You Love Me – Faith Hill/Tim McGraw
Chattahoochee – Alan Jackson
Who’s Cheatin Who – Alan Jackson
He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones
Love Can Build A Bridge – The Judds
Love of My Life – Sammy Kershaw
When You Say Nothing At All – Allison Krause
God Bless Texas – Little Texas
Can I Count On You – McBride And The Ride
The Shake – Neil McCoy
Guys Do It All The Time – Mindy McCready
I Like It, I Love It – Tim McGraw
Indian Outlaw – Tim McGraw
It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw
I Can Love You Like That – John Michael Montgomery
I Swear – John Michael Montgomery
I Love The Way You Love Me – John Michael Montgomery
Sold – John Michael Montgomery
Dust On The Bottle – David Lee Murphy
Could I Have This Dance – Anne Murray
Nobody Loves Me Like You Do – Anne Murray/Dave Loggins
Rocky Top – Osbourne Brothers
From Here To Eternity – Michael Peterson
For The Good Times – Ray Price
I’ll Still Be Loving You – Restless Heart
You & I – Eddie Rabbitt/Crystal Gayle
Little Red Rodeo – Collin Raye
Blue – Le Ann Rimes
Another Me, Another You – Brady Seals
Thanks Again – Ricky Skaggs
My Only Love – Statler Brothers
Carrying Your Love With Me – George Strait
I Cross My Heart – George Strait
Baby Likes To Rock It – Tractors
Anymore – Travis Tritt
Can I Trust you With My Heart – Travis Tritt
Any Man Of Mine – Shania Twain
Your Still The One – Shania Twain
If Your Not In It For Love – Shania Twain
From This Moment On – Shania Twain w/ Bryan White
Hello Darlin’ – Conway Twitty
When You Say Nothing At All – Keith Whitley
I Do Cherish You – Mark Wills
All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over – Hank Williams Jr.
Born To Boogie – Hank Williams Jr.
Family Tradition – Hank Williams Jr.
How Do I Live – Trisha Yearwood
Guitars And Cadillacs – Dwight Yoakam

90’s Swing & 40s Big Band

You and Me and a Bottle Makes Three – Big Bad Voodoo Daddies
Sentimental Journey – Les Brown
Brown Derby Jump – Cherry Poppin Daddies
Zoot Suit Riot – Cherry Poppin Daddies
King of Swing – Clark Eno Orchestra
Mona Lisa – Nat King Cole
Too Young – Nat King Cole
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
Tangerine – Jimmy Dorsey
Marie – Tommy Dorsey
Stardust – Tommy Dorsey
Satin Doll – Duke Ellington
Take The A Train – Duke Ellington
Where Is Your Heart – Percy Faith
Let’s Dance – Benny Goodman
Sing, Sing, Sing – Benny Goodman
If I Didn’t Care – The Ink Spots
I’ve Heard That Song Before – Harry James
You Made Me Love You – Harry James
Harbor Lights – Sammy Kaye
Chatanooga Choo Choo – Glenn Miller
In The Mood – Glenn Miller
Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller
String Of Pearls – Glenn Miller
Tuxedo Junction – Glenn Miller
Paper Doll – Mills Brothers
Til Then – Mills Brothers
Fascination – Jane Morgan
Allegheny Moon – Patty Paige
Tennessee Waltz – Patty Paige
Jump Jive and Wail – Brian Setzer Orchestra
All The Way – Frank Sinatra
My Way – Frank Sinatra
New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
Hell – Squirrel Nut Zippers

Miscellaneous/Novelty

Hokey Pokey – Ray Anthony
Bunny Hop – Ray Anthony
Limbo Rock – Chubby Checker
Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling – Bing Crosby
White Christmas – Bing Crosby
Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley
Alley Cat – Bent Fabric
Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
Anniversary Waltz – Eddie Howard
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
Daddy’s Little Girl – Mills Brothers
Monster Mash – Bobby Boris Pickett
Stripper – David Rose
Auld Lang Syne – Various Artists
Cha Cha – Various Artists
Chicken Dance – Various Artists
Fox Trot – Various Artists
Happy Birthday – Various Artists
Polkas – Various Artists
Tango – Various Artists
Waltz – Various Artists
Wedding March (Processional) – Various Artists
Wedding March (Recessional) – Various Artists

Reggae
Carolina Beach Music

Reggae Night – Jimmy Cliff
Dollar Wine Dance – Byron Lee
Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley
One Love / People Get Ready – Bob Marley
Jammin’ – Bob Marley
Shaggin’ – Band of Oz
Summertime’s Calling Me – Catalina’s
Give Me Just a Little More Time – Chairman of The Board
I Love Beach Music – The Embers
With This Ring – The Platters
Hold Back The Night – The Tramps

Dinner/Background Music

Light Classical Music, such as Vivaldi’s Four Seasons or Handel’s Water Music
Light Jazz Artists such as Kenny G. and Grover Washington JR.
Instrumental Love Songs

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