This is a general survey listing music most often requested by guests- some of which you might like me to NOT play,
so please mark Y on your favorites and N on the ones to avoid. I own more music than there is room to list.
Add any requests or additional "do not play" songs at any time.

___The Cupid Shuffle  ( the right to the right to the right to the right, to the left....) often confused with:
___The Casper Cha Cha Slide (...three hops this time, cha cha real smooth, etc.)
___Wobble    ____Electric Slide ___Macarena    ____   The Wop   ____   Watch Me Whip    ____ Soulja Boy   
___Teach Me How to Dougie  ___Time Warp  ___Country Line Dances
___Baby Shark  ___Birdie Dance   ___Hokey Pokey   ____Train (Come N Ride the Train)

Recent Pop Charts:      _____"Old Town Road (Remix)"  by Lil Nas X, ft. Billy Ray Cyrus     _____"Bad Guy" by
Billie Ellish   ____  "Sweet But Psycho"  by Ava Max   ___ "Hey Look Ma I Made It" by Panic! At the Disco      
____ "Boy with Luv" by BTS    ____"If I Can't Have You" by Shawn Mendes    ___ "Time Bomb" by Walk the
Moon     ____ "Con Calma" by Daddy Yankee      Will you have a large number of nightclub-age guests who
might be asking for "Thotiana" by Blueface, "Truth Hurts" by Lizzo, etc.?

Most Successful Oldies at recent all-ages events:  ____"Burning Love" by Elvis Presley   ___"It's Tricky"  by
Run-DMC,  "Push It" by Salt N Pepa    ____"YMCA" by Village People    ____"Dancing Queen" by Abba
___"Boogie Shoes" and "I'm Your Boogie Man" by KC & the Sunshine Band   (These are repeated below)

Upbeat hits from recent years:     
____"Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake    ___"Handclap" by Fitz and the Tantrums   ____"Shut Up
and Dance" by Walk the Moon    _____"Shake it Off" by Taylor Swift   
____"Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen   ____"Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus   

Bruno Mars:  ____ Finesse____That's What I Like  ___24K Magic  ___Uptown Funk  ___Treasure  
Pitbull:____Time of Our Lives____1,2,3,4 Calle Ocho ____Fireball ____International Love
LMFAO: ___Party Rock Anthem   ___Sexy and I Know It   ___Shots   ___Miami
Ke$ha: ___Timber ___Die Young ___Tik Tok    ___We R Who We R
Pink: ____Raise Your Glass  ____Get the Party Started  ____So What
Beyonce: ____Crazy In Love  ____Formation   ____Put a Ring on It    ____Love on Top  ____Drunk in Love
Usher: _____Yeah!  ____OMG  
Prince:___Let's Go Crazy  ___ Kiss  ___DMSR   ___ E City ____P Control___Wanna Be Your Lover ___1999
Flo Rida:___Low (Apple Bottom Jeans) ___Right Round  ____Wild Ones  ____In the Ay-er
Cardi B:  ____I Like It    ____Money    ___Bodak Yellow

___"Speechless" by Dan + Shay
Ed Sheeran:___"Thinking Out Loud"  ___ "Perfect"   ___"Tenerife Sea"
___"Piano Man" by Billy Joel   ___"Open Arms" by Journey   ___"What a Wonderful World" by Louis
Armstrong   ___"All My Life" by KC and JoJo    ___"Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden  
___ "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Haley Reinhart   ____"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley  
___"Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton     ____"A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri
Other: ____________________________________________

BOY BANDS:____"I Want it That Way" by Backstreet Boys    ___"Bye Bye Bye" by 'Nsync
___"Everybody (Backstreet's Back) by Backstreet Boys     _____"Step By Step" by New Kids on the
Block_____Spice Girls "Wannabe"

SWING: ____Jump Jive 'n Wail by Brian Setzer ___Zoot Suit Riot by Cherry Poppin' Daddies
____The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra   ____More by Bobby Darin     

LATIN:  ___"Despacito" by Daddy Yankee ft. Justin B  __"Danza Kuduro" by Don Omar  ___Celia Cruz "La Vida
Es Un Carnival"    ____"Suavamente" by Elvis

MOTOWN, SOUL and OTHER UPBEAT 50's 60's "ROCK OLDIES":  ____"I Got a Woman" by Ray Charles
___Shout! by Otis Day and the Knights (Animal House);   ___Twist and Shout by the Beatles
___Respect by Aretha Franklin   ____Think!  by Aretha  ____Mustang Sally by the Commitments
___Build Me up Buttercup by the Foundations    ____Proud Mary by Ike and Tina Turner
___Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) by the Four Tops,    ___Mony Mony by Tommy James
___Runaround Sue by Dion    ___The Wanderer by Dion    ___Do You Love Me by the Contours
___Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison;   ___Let's Twist Again by Chubby Checker
___Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison;   ___Honky Tonk Women by the Rolling Stones
___Hang on Sloopy by the McCoys ;  ___Wipe Out by the Surfaris;   ____Tequila by the Champs
___Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley ___Barbara Ann by the Beach Boys
MORE SLOW DANCES:   ____When a Man Loves a Woman by Percy Sledge   ____Natural Woman by Aretha
Franklin   ____Unchained Melody by Righteous Brothers ___Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding  ____Whiter
Shade of Pale by Procol Harum   ___Nights in White Satin by Moody Blues   ____Always and Forever by
Heatwave   ____Here and Now by Luther Vandross   ___My Girl by the Temptations  ___Try a Little Tenderness
by Otis Redding  ____At Last by Etta James    ___Stand By Me by Ben E. King  ____Sexual Healing by Marvin
Gaye    ___Let's Get it On by Marvin Gaye     

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: ____Fishing In The Dark    
John Denver: ____Thank God I'm a Country Boy
Big N' Rich: ____ Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy
Shania Twain: ___Man I Feel Like a Woman ____Any Man of Mine   ___Party For Two Country Version
Gretchen Wilson: ___Redneck Woman ____Here for the Party       
George Strait: ____Check Yes or No ____All My Ex's Live in Texas  ____Here For a Good Time
Johnny Cash: ____Big River  ____Ring of Fire ___Folsom Prison Blues ____I Walk the Line  ___Get Rhythm  
Zac Brown Band: ___Toes ___Chicken Fried   ___Beautiful Drug   ____Sweet Annie  ____Free
Alabama: ____Mountain Music ____I'm in a Hurry ___If You're Gonna Play in Texas
Garth Brooks: ____Friends in Low Places  ___2 Pina Coladas  ___Callin' Baton Rouge

Fun Rap:  
___No Diggity (Blackstreet) ___Regulators (Warren G) ____Boombastic____It Wasn't Me (Shaggy)
___All I Do is Win  (DJ Khaled)     ___Shoop (Salt N'Pepa)
___Baby Got Back by Sir Mix A-lot   
___Let Me Clear My Throat (DJ Kool) ___It's Tricky (Run DMC)
___Jump Around (House of Pain)   ____Jump (Kriss Kross)
___Ice Ice Baby (Vanilla Ice) ___Bust A Move (Young MC) ___Rapper's Delight ___Jump On It (Sugar Hill Gang)
___Can't Touch This (MC Hammer)    ____California Love by 2 Pac
___This is How We Do It (Montell Jordan) ____Whoomp! There it Is (Tag Team)   
Macklemore:   ____And We Danced   ___Thrift Shop   ____Can't Hold Us   ___Downtown   ___Good Old Days
Nelly:  ____Country Grammar   ____Shake Ya Tailfeather   ____Ride Wit Me    ____Hot in Herrre
Lil Jon: ___Get Low   ____Turn Down For What   ____Snap Ya Fingers  ____Outta Your Mind  
50 Cent:  ____Candy Shop   ___In Da Club  ___Disco Inferno
Rob Base:  ____It Takes Two    ____Joy and Pain    OTHER:  

___Brick House by the Commodores   ___Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
Stevie Wonder:  ____Superstition   ___Boogie On Reggae Woman   ___Higher Ground
___I Wish   ___Sir Duke
Earth Wind and Fire: ___September ___Groove Tonight
Kool and the Gang: ___Celebration ___Get Down On It ___Jungle Boogie ____Spirit of the Boogie

___We Are Family by Sister Sledge ____Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees ____I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
___Get it Right Back by Maxine Nightengale           ___Y.M.C.A by the Village People
Abba: ___Dancing Queen ___Take a Chance on Me  ___Mama Mia   ___Waterloo
Donna Summer: ___Hot Stuff ___Last Dance
KC & the Sunshine Band: ____ Boogie Shoes ___Get Down Tonight ___That's The Way ___Keep it Coming Love

Air Guitar Opportunities:
Journey: ____Don't Stop Believing ____Open Arms ____Faithfully ____Any Way You Want It
AC/DC: ___You Shook Me All Night Long ___Back in Black ___T.N.T. ___Thunderstruck ___Hells Bells
Bon Jovi: ____Livin" on a Prayer  ___You Give Love a Bad Name ___Bad Medicine
Def Leppard: ____Pour Some Sugar on Me ____Photograph
Bob Seger: _____Old Time Rock and Roll
Poison: ___Talk Dirty to Me   ___Nothin' But a Good Time
G N'R: ____Welcome to the Jungle ___Paradise City ____Sweet Child O' Mine
Billy Idol: ____Dancing with Myself _____Rebel Yell ____Mony Mony  ____Hot in the City
Blink 182:  ____All The Small Things ____What's My Age Again?           
Killers:   _____ Mr. Brightside

"Bounce with me" opportunities:
___Pink: Raise Your Glass  ___Rihanna: We Found Love   ____Icona Pop:  I Love It Clean Version
___Cascada: Every Time We Touch   ____Zedd:  Clarity   ____Black Eyed Peas: I Gotta Feeling

EPIC:  ____"American Pie" by Don McLean   ___"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen   ____"Paradise by the
Dashboard Light" by Meatloaf     ___ "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd   ___"Tiny Dancer" by Elton John    
___"Africa" by Toto   ____"Hold On" by Wilson Phillips   

FUN 80's:
___Like a Prayer by Madonna      ___Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
___"Jesse's Girl" by Rick Springfield     ___"Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen        
___"Take on Me" by A-Ha  ___ "You Make My Dreams" by Hall & Oates   ____"My Sharona" by the Knack
___"Footloose" by Kenny Loggins     ____"Your Love" by the Outfield  ____"Love Shack" by B-52's
___"I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston ___"Whip It" by DEVO

Sing Along:  ____"Cecelia" by Simon and Garfunkel   ___"Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond
___ "Brandy" by Looking Glass    ___"Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Suede   
___"S.O.B." by Nataniel Rateliff

IRISH FEEL: ____"Shipping up to Boston" by Dropkick Murphies .....____"Drunken Lullabies" by Flogging Molly
____"Come on Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners   ____"500 Miles" by the Proclaimers

___Birdie Dance (Chicken Dance)       ____Polka (If you only want one polka, I suggest "Beer Barrel Polka")
___Ballroom Slow Waltz   ____Old Time Waltz (Tuba)   Music associated with locations guests are from:
Are there any particular cities, regions, countries, continents or cultural groups with special music to mix into
the social hour, dinner music or dance?   

___Take turns dancing w/the bride to "I Knew the Bride When She Used to Rock and Roll" by Nick Lowe
___Hokey Pokey   ____Conga Line    ____Freeze Dance Game and action-music for elementary school age kids

Checklist:  Will the venue be able to provide a 6 foot banquet table for me to set up on?
Will I have access to the room at least 2 hours before guests arrive?
What does your contract with the venue say about the time music must end?
Does your venue lock up the doors at a particular time, or am I free to pack up for at least 45 minutes after
music ends?

SHORT FORM:  ___Grand Entrance Introductions?  ___Cake Cutting?   ___Clinking Routine?   ___Toasts?  
___Shoe Game?    ___Spotlight Dances?    ___Dollar Dance?   ___Anniversary Dance? ___Bouquet Toss?    
___Garter Toss?   ___Group Line Dances OK?   ___Send off song/What time to play it____________

Social hour music is usually Sinatra-style jazz standards and big band for a classy, upbeat mood.
Dinner is usually upbeat, light, solo piano playing the American Songbook.
Do you have any special music requests for social hour or dinner?
Is Social hour in an area away from where I am set up?  If so, would you like to add a second sound system for
music in that area?   

GRAND ENTRANCE:  You can customize this however you like, but the ideal plan is to have a 5 minute warning
announcement 10 minutes before food will be that 5 minutes before food is served, the
introductions, brief welcome, and other instructions finish up just in time.  I will learn to pronounce the first
and last names of all of the people you would like me to introduce.  The photographer and I will line you up
and plot the path to the head table. I will aim a spot light at the door you come in through, and ask the couples
to stop in the doorway as I introduce them...Music for the fist phase of introductions can be changed just
before the bride and groom:  For example, the wedding party could enter while I play "Celebration" by Kool
and the Gang" and then change to "Turn Down for What" to build up excitement for the Bride and Groom.   

The PATH from the door to the head table could have a spot marked with an X where each couple pauses for a
photo, while doing some sort of pose.

GRAND ENTRANCE FOLLOW UP: Will someone say grace?   Will there be a welcome speech?  What will be the
table release instructions if it is a buffet?  

If tables need to be dismissed for the buffet, the best option is the venue host or caterer to walk to each
table to let them know when to go up and to tell them any special instructions.  I am available to call out table
numbers, if the usual staff is unavailable.  The tables will need to have numbers on them.  Fun options: Label
each table with a location the bride and groom visited together, so I call locations instead of numbers.  Other
fun option: Have a song title at each table and have me play the songs that dismiss the tables, so they are
listening carefully to see if they recognize the music.

Clinking Routine Ideas:   ___Provide me with a list of other couples who will be there, so I have one of them
get up and show you how to kiss each time the guests start clinking  ___Tables rise and sing a song with the
word "love" in it    ___Tables rise and dance for 20 seconds to anything I play    Other:________

CAKE CUTTING:  Timing is usually right after toasts, but you can customize this.
Cake Cutting Song Ideas:
___"How Sweet it is to be Loved by You" (James Taylor) ___ "Sugar Sugar" (Archies)
___"Sugar" by Maroon 5, ____"Pour Some Sugar On Me" ____ "Yummy Yummy Yummy" or
Sometimes there are two money-collection boxes set up during dinner, and the one who gets the most earns
the right to squish a piece of cake in the face of the other spouse.  
This could be saved for later on, as a break in the action during the dance, to allow guests more time to enter.
Sometimes this is done in place of the dollar dance.

Toast Timing:  It is best to wait for all guests to have food before starting it.  If I am served last, then I use that
as my cue to walk up to the head table and ask if they are ready to start.  I then bring them my cordless
microphone and I go back, bring down the dinner music, and introduce the person starting the toasts using
my second microphone.  Will there be a champagne pour to wait for?  

SHOE GAME:  This is usually right before the first dance and takes only 2-3 minutes, but helps gather people
around the dance floor to be ready for the first dance.

How to announce your names:  "Let's welcome_____________________________________________to the
dance floor for their first dance as a married couple."

Let me know the song title, artist and version of the song you'd like for your first dance.

Second and Third spotlight dances are usually a Father/Daughter then Mother/Son dance.  You can arrange
this any way you like- some photographers like a reverse order.... let me know which dances you will do, the
songs, and who each dance is for.  

Mother/Son Music Ideas:  "A Mother's Song"  by T Carter Music, "A Mother's Prayer" by Melissa Duvall, "The
Man You've Become" by T Carter Music, and "It Happens in a Heartbeat" by Wedding Music Central.

Father/Daughter Music Ideas: "I Loved Her First" by Heartland   Either or a combination F/D M/S: "The Way
You Look Tonight"  "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong, "Have I Told You Lately" by Rod Stewart,
"Forever Young" by Rod Stewart.   Feel free to mix up bit of fast songs in the parent dances to surprise the

After the "Spotlight" dances, I could #1 play a slow song for everyone, #2 play a fast song for the wedding
party who would go out and bring more guests to the dance floor each time I say "Snowball"  #3 introduce the
photographer, get her to stand up on a ladder or chair and take a group photo on the dance floor, or #4 play
the latest upbeat hit for everyone ("Uptown Funk" has been the best dance party kick off song since it came
out, but you can go in any direction you like).

Later on, after 5 to 10 dance songs, would you like to do any of these?
____Anniversary Dance Routine:
I ask all married couples to dance-and gradually eliminate them
until the couple that has been married the longest remains on the floor.  I then run out and interview the
oldest couple on the cordless microphone and ask their name, how many years they have been married and
what advice they have for the new couple.

____Bouquet Toss: After the Anniversary Dance, the dance floor is cleared, so the timing is perfect to get the
single ladies out there and toss the bouquet.  I usually play Beyonce "Put a Ring on It" as they come out.  
Other music ideas include "Dear Future Husband" by Meghan Trainor
Your choice:_____________________    

____Garter Removal:  I have a "sexy approach" routine with special music so the groom will need to try out
different songs as he walks toward the new bride so we can see his "sexy walk" - I set this up so the bride is
in a chair on one end of the floor and he starts on the opposite end.  Would that be OK?

____Garter Toss:  I play a TV Football theme as we gather bachelors to catch the garter.  

____Dollar Dance:  Who will usher/collect?_____________________________

____Last Song of the Night:____________________________________________
Apx. Time to BEGIN the final song:_______

END OF NIGHT TRADITIONS:  Piano Man group hug circle, Closing Time Sing Along, Shout! from Animal House,
Don't Stop Believing, Euro-Pop Take Me Home Country Roads, Sweet Caroline, DJ Kool Let Me Clear My
Throat with SHOUT OUTS, Macklemore "And We Danced" where I fill in the name of the bride and groom in the
spot where we pledge allegiance.

MORE IDEAS are available, and I will expand on the above ideas in our planning sessions.