Playlists, Songs & Music Charts

Articles on mobile DJ playlists, song ideas, and music charts ranging from country and rap to oldies and current Top 40.

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From Hip Hop Icon to Ambassador of Positivity – By Michael Cordeiro

August 2, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
Mobile Beat Las Vegas has always prided itself on featuring major talent at the evening celebrations that are a key part of each event. Each artist or group that has performed at Mobile Beat has made an indelible mark on the music industry in some way; this year is no different. Making his second appearance at MBLV (the first being in 2009) is Rob Van Winkle—aka Vanilla Ice! Rob’s multi-platinum hit “Ice Ice Baby” not only helped brake down stereotypes of who a “rapper” could be, the song also made a whole new generation fans of Hip Hop, both the music and the style. Kids wanted to dress like him, dance like him and be ice cold co... [read more]
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Christmas Party Gig Prep – New Old Christmas Music?

July 23, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
Hello, everybody. I'm doing gig prep for a Christmas party that we're going to do tomorrow. Blanca and I do it together every year, and I think this is the fourth or fifth year in a row. I can't believe they keep bringing us back. Now, dinner and cocktail go for quite a while at this party, and during this time, they like Christmas music. But they have very specific likes. They like classic Christmas music. They don't want new stuff or things that are unfamiliar. I know there's a lot of cool new stuff out there, but they don't dig it at all. So what I have to do is play the classics. And this is not a unique situation. Most of the holiday parties that I do don't want new Christmas music. If they don't know it, they actually get angry. The boss will come up and say, hey, what is this stuff? I've gotten some p... [read more]
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Lyle Lovett & Gringo-Friendly Spanish Dance Songs – By Staci Nichols

May 30, 2018 by Staci Nichols
Once in college, I met a Kardashian-esque LA princess. She said, “You like country music? So, like, Lyle Lovett, right?” I thought to myself, “Who the hell is Lyle Lovett? I bet the only country song she knows is “Achy Breaky Heart”...sigh.” I told her, “No, more like Garth Brooks,” who she’d never heard of. The extent of her knowledge about country music had come from what she’d read about Julia Roberts’ ex-husband in Us Weekly. After I presented at the 2017 Wedding MBA, and had mentioned my “magic pin” -- “34 Gringo-Friendly Spanish Dance Songs for an Intercultural Mexican Wedding,” -- I realized many of us gringo DJs f... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: How To Make Your Music Folders Into Crates In Serato.

May 10, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. How to make crates, which are in Serato/library at your intro where your music is stored. They're over here, you see one says "Hunger Games," one says "Creedence Clearwater." I want to show you how easy this is in Serato. So if I hit this button here, it says files, I get a dropdown window. So I've got my music, I'm going to go to my documents where I know I have some music. Let's see, here's one, artist. I'm going to take this one that says artist, I'm going to drag it down here to the bottom and you should see something crop up and there's a crate. So anything I drag from here as a folder down to here where it says plus, that crate is then created in that name. So if I click on it, here we go, this is a Promo Only disk and it's in under a minute.   ... [read more]
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It’s OK, I’m Portuguese

April 26, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
Recently a post on a DJ page caught my attention. A younger DJ was looking for music ideas for a Portuguese wedding he had coming up. The bride and groom were of Portuguese heritage, but not really familiar with the traditional types of music. So the DJ figured he would reach out for some input. What he got was a ton of misinformation. Many of the replies suggested playing Latin or Brazilian music. Others suggested Reggaeton or Caribbean music. All wrong. It was obvious that none of the people posting suggestions knew anything about the Portuguese culture. This is where we fail. If you are going to do ethnic or culturally diverse weddings, you... [read more]
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Cupid – In My Eyes ft. Stevie B

April 25, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Thanks to everyone that was at MBLV22.  Here's the Cupid track we promised you.  My apologies on not getting this out. Ryan Burger Mobile Beat From Cupid: This is My New single ("IN MY EYES") . FYI this is a Remake of the Classic 1988 Track by Stevie B "In My Eyes. It has more of a swing out Tempo, and Stevie B is On the chorus. An instant Classic. Cupid - theonlycupid4@gmail.com [audio mp3="https://www.mobilebeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/In-My-Eyes-Cupid-ft.-Stevie-B-Radio-Length.mp3"][/audio] In My Eyes Ft. Stevie B.mp3 [audio mp3="https://www.mobilebeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/In-My-Eyes-Cupid-ft.-Stevie-B-Radio-Length.mp3"][/audio] In My Eyes Ft. Stevie B (Radio Length)    ... [read more]
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Recently Released Wedding Songs and Past Hits 4/22/18

April 23, 2018 by Matthew Campbell
wedding songs past present 2 Here is a list of recently released wedding songs to consider adding to wedding playlists: List of 10 recently released wedding songs Leon Bridges - Beyond April 20, 2018 Rej Archi - Sincerely Love April 20, 2018 Michael Ray - Fan Girl April 20, 2018 Jason Nelson - Forever April 20, 2018 Jeffrey Osborne - Worth It All April 13, 2018 Derran Day - My Word April 13, 2018 Clay Walker - Working on Me April 12, 2018 ZAYN - Let Me April 12, 2018 Peabo Bryson - Love Like Yours And Mine April 6, 2018 Drake - Nice For What April 6, 2018 View all selected recently release... [read more]
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Recent Released Wedding Songs and Past Hits 4/7/18

April 12, 2018 by Matthew Campbell
new wedding song updates Here is a list of recently released wedding songs to consider adding to wedding playlists: List of 10 recently released wedding songs John Legend feat. BloodPop® - A Good Night April 6, 2018 Jake Owen - Made For You April 6, 2018 Florence + The Machine - Tiny Dancer April 6, 2018 Chanté Moore feat. Lewis Sky - One Love April 5, 2018 Lady Gaga - Your Song March 30, 2018 SafetySuit - Victory March 30, 2018 Kylie Minogue - Raining Glitter March 30, 2018 Ryan Hurd - Diamonds or Twine March 23, 2018 Josh Groban - Symphony March 23, 2018 Jesse McCartney - Better With You March... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Finding Songs With Serato SSL/Itch.

March 8, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute, we're back in prepping for a wedding. So at a wedding this weekend, I'm setting up my music, I've got my crates, I've got my tracks, but a lot of times I like to burn tracks from within my crates onto a separate drive, like a flash drive so I know I have everything that's really important to the bride and groom. So what I would do in the past is simply open up my hard drive, then search the hard drive and that can take a while, because there's 20-some-odd thousand songs on the hard drive. But I learned a cool trick, the trick is this, you have your keyboard, so you hit control-R, watch what happens, boom, you get the location of the song. It actually comes up and shows you where it is. So now you can go into the song, right-click the track, copy it, drag it to something o... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Use A Movie Intro Song To Get Your Crowds Attention Before Speaking.

March 1, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. You're about to speak at a wedding, you're about to speak at an event, people are chit-chatting, it's cocktail hour, whatever the case might be. It's not always enough to get on the mike and start to speak, because people traditionally don't hear the first 10 seconds of what you say, it's just human nature. So I saw this in Las Vegas at a seminar and if I remember who gave the seminar, I will credit them. I think it was Peter Merry, though, but he said, how about starting off with a song that elicits that sort of response from people? And he mentioned this one. So next time you're doing a wedding or an event, try this, right before you have to speak on the mike, play the THX jet sound effect. People know it means something is happening, something's coming and they're liab... [read more]