For CEREMONY music planning, click the tab above-
Music Survey Code Suggestion:

You do not need to fill out a reaction code to each and every song title on this list, and it is OK to simply tell me to play
more of one style than other styles.
You could print the text below and hand write your instructions- and send me photos of the final results.
It might be a good idea to get opinions from important guests from other age generations who will be there.
You could also get more specific and let me know when to play certain songs- such as in the first hour or last hour.
Remember that you can add any artists/song titles to this list - these are selections wedding guests ask for most often.

___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.)    
___Jerusalema- Master KG 5-minute remix
GROUP DANCE LESSONS:  Would you like to stop the music for guests to learn any special dances?
___The Git Up   ___Watch me Whip    ___Wop   ___Soulja Boy     ___Pop Lock and Drop It  
___Wobble    ___Electric Slide  ___Macarena    ___Teach Me How to Dougie   ____Tootsie Roll
___Bunny Hop  ___Birdie Dance   ___Hokey Pokey   ___Conga Line  ___Stroll   ___Hand Jive
OTHER GROUP DANCES:______________________________

Recent Top Hits:  THIS SECTION IS CONSTANTLY BEING UPDATED:  Be sure to check back here the week
before your event to take into account new music at the time.

___"My Head and My Heart" by Ava Max  ___ "Up" by Cardi B   ___"Best Friend" by Saweetie and Doja Cat
___"Bang!" by AJR           ___"Dynamite!" by BTS    ___"Body" by Megan Thee Stallion
___"Ice Cream" by BlackPink/Selena Gomez       ___"Savage Love" by Jason DeRulo    ___"Breaking Me" A7S
___"Kings & Queens" by Ava Max     ___"Roses" by Saint Jhn    ____"Ily" by Surf Mesa
___"Mamacita"by Black Eyed Peas      ___"Levitating" by  DaBaby & Dua Lipa         ___"Swag" by YG
___"Blinding Lights" by the Weeknd     ____"Rain on Me" by Lady GaGa and Ariana Grande
___"Say So" by Doja Cat   ____"Juicy" by Doja Cat    "Slide" by H.E. R.    ____"Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion
___"Girls in the Hood" by Megan Thee Stallion   ____"Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa
___"Midnight Sky" by Miley Cyrus   ____"Watermelon Sugar" by Harry Styles
___"Let me Take You Dancing" by Jason DeRulo     ____"Banana" ft. Shaggy


LIZZO LIST: ____Tempo (extremely explicit)  ____Truth Hurts    ____Good as Hell    ____Juice    ____Boys    

Kid-Friendly pop hits from recent years:     
___"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   
___"Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake          ___"Happy" by Pharrel Williams
___"Old Town Road Remix" by Lil Nas X / Billy RC    ___"The Fox" by Ylvis
___"Gangnam Style" by Psy     ___Tik Tok dance clips

Theatrical:  ___Grease    ___High School Musical    ___Disney  Animated Movies  OTHER:  

Meghan Trainor: ___Dear Future Husband  ___Better When I'm Dancing   ___Me Too   ___Nice To Meet Ya
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  ___Hotel Room
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  ____More (Red Remix)
Prince:___Let's Go Crazy  ___ Kiss  ___7  ___I Wanna Be Your Lover ___1999  ____Controversy
Flo Rida:___Low (Apple Bottom Jeans) ___Right Round  ____Wild Ones  ____In the Ay-er
Cardi B:  ____I Like It    ____Money    ___Bodak Yellow

SLOW POP:    ____"Nobody But You"  by Blake Shelton (duet with Gwen Stefani)
___"10,000 Hours" by Dan+Shay/Justin Bieber        ___"Speechless" by Dan+Shay
___"Stuck With U" by Ariana Grande/Justin Bieber        ___"From the Ground Up" by Dan+Shay
___"Perfect" by Ed Sheeran   ____"Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran
___"A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri   ____"Like I'm Gonna Lose You" by Meghan Trainor
___"Lover" by Taylor Swift    ALSO SEE MORE SLOW SONG IDEAS BELOW (Grouped by Genre)

BOY BANDS: ___"I Want it That Way" by Backstreet Boys    ___"Bye Bye Bye" by 'NSync
__"Everybody (Backstreet's Back) by Backstreet Boys   ___ "Wannabe" by Spice Girls
SLOW BOY BANDS:  ___"God Must Have Spent" by 'NSync   

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   
____Jump with my Baby by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy  
If you practice swing dancing to a particular track, let me know the title and artist.

LATIN: ___"Danza Kuduro" by Don Omar  ____"Calabria" by Mims   ____"El Sonidito" by Hechiceros
___"La Vida Es Un Carnival" by Celia Cruz    ____"Suavamente" by Elvis     ____"MIA" by Bad Bunny/Drake
___"Un Dia" by J Balvin   ___"Stand By Me" by Prince Royce   ____"Asereje" by Las Ketchup
MEXICAN TRADITIONS:___"Vals Para Una Novia"   ____"La Vibora de la Mar"  
CABALLO DORADO: ___"Payaso de Rodeo"   ___"No Rompas"
SELENA:  ___"Bidi Bidi Bom Bom"   ____"Tu Solo Tu"
DADDY YANKEE:___"Despacito"   ____"Limbo"   ____"Gasolina"

Back to the 50's:
___Shout! by Otis Day (Animal House)   ____Runaround Sue  by Dion   ___The Wanderer by Dion
___Rock Around the Clock by Bill H /Comets    ___The Twist by Chubby Checker
___Do You Love Me by the Contours with extra bass (from Dirty Dancing 2 Soundtrack)
___Tequila by the Champs    

60's:  ___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  
___Barbara Ann by Beach Boys ___Mony Mony by Tommy James  
___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    __Do Wah Ditty by Manfred Mann
___Cecelia by Simon and Garfunkel   

SLOW OLDIES:___Unchained Melody by Righteous Brothers
___Colour My World by Chicago
___Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton   ___Can't Help Falling in Love with You by Elvis Presley
___What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong   ___Unforgettable by Nat and Natalie Cole

MOTOWN:  ____My Girl (slow Temptations)  ___Ain't No Mountain High Enough (starts slow- Marvin Gaye
duet)  ___I Can't Help Myself (Four Tops)   ___Stop the Love You Save (Jackson 5)  ___Can I Get a Witness?
(Marvin Gaye)  ____Proud Mary (Starts slow- Ike and Tina Turner)  ___Got to Give it Up (Marvin Gaye)

70's ROCK: ___Some Kinda' Wonderful (Grand Funk)   ___Black Betty (Ram Jam)  ___Long Cool Woman in a
Black Dress (Hollies)    ___Hooked on a Feeling  (Blue Suede)   ___Brandy (Looking Glass)
____Bad Bad Leroy Brown (Jim Croce)  ____Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)   ____Gimme Three Steps
(Lynyrd Skynyrd)    

Neil Diamond:  ___Sweet Caroline  ___Forever in Blue Jeans  ___Thank the Lord for the Night Time
___Cracklin' Rosie  ___ America   ___I Am...I Said

COUNTRY fast and slow ideas:
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: ___Fishing In The Dark    
John Denver: ___Thank God I'm a Country Boy   ___Take Me Home Country Roads
Big N' Rich: ___ Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy
Shania Twain: ___Man I Feel Like a Woman ____Any Man of Mine   ___Party For Two (version:_____)
Slow Shania:  ___ From This Moment    ____Still the One
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
Slow Strait:  ____ Cross My Heart   ___Give it All We Got Tonight
Johnny Cash: ____Big River  ____Ring of Fire ___Folsom Prison Blues ____I Walk the Line  ___Get Rhythm  
Zac Brown Band: ___Chicken Fried ___Sweet Annie  ____Free  ___Toes  ___Beautiful Drug
Alabama: ____Mountain Music   ___I'm in a Hurry   __If You're Gonna Play in Texas   ___Dixieland Delight
Garth Brooks: ___Friends in Low Places   ___Callin' Baton Rouge  
Slow Garth:  ___Mom   ___It's Your Song   ___The Dance   ___To Make You Feel My Love
Slow Chis Stapleton:  ___Tennessee Whiskey ___Millionaire  
SING ALONG:  Justin Moore:  ___Why We Drink          Toby Keith:  ____Red Solo Cup  ____I Love This Bar   
Jimmy Buffet: ___Margaritaville ____It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere     Hank Jr:  ___Family Tradition    Garth:  ___2
Pina Coladas     Tom T Hall:  ____I Like Beer    
Other: ___________

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)    ____Now That We Found Love (Heavy D)
___Whoomp! There it Is (Tag Team)   
Macklemore:   ____And We Danced   ___Thrift Shop   ____Can't Hold Us   ___Downtown  

IN DA CLUB:      
___Tipsy by J'Kwon
Lil Jon: ___Get Low   ____Turn Down For What   ____Snap Ya Fingers  ____Outta Your Mind  
50 Cent:  ____Candy Shop   ___In Da Club  ___Disco Inferno  ___Outta Control (Remix)
___Bartender by T-Pain   ___No Scrubs by TLC     ___All Eyez by the Game  
___Jumpin Jumpin by Destiny's Child     ___Whatever You Like by T.I.  
Nelly:  ____Country Grammar   ____Shake Ya Tailfeather   ____Ride Wit Me    ____Hot in Herrre
____Where The Party At?  by Jagged Edge

Funk:    ___Atomic Dog by George Clinton
___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

Smooth R & B:  ____Wifey by Next    ____Let's Get Married by Jagged Edge   ____Green Light by John Legend
___All Night Long by Faith Evans and Diddy   ___Life of the Party by Charlie Wilson
___Here and Now by Luther Vandross   ___All of Me by John Legend   ____Always by Atlantic Starr
___All My Life by KC & JoJo    

___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
___(You Get the) Best of My Love by the Emotions
Abba: ___Dancing Queen ___Take a Chance on Me  ___Mama Mia   ___Voulez-Vous  
Donna Summer: ___Hot Stuff ___Last Dance
KC & the Sunshine Band: ____ Boogie Shoes ___Get Down Tonight

Hair Bands:
Journey: ___Don't Stop Believing     ____Any Way You Want It
AC/DC: ___You Shook Me All Night Long    ___Back in Black    ___Thunderstruck
Bon Jovi: ___Livin" on a Prayer  ___You Give Love a Bad Name
Def Leppard: ___Pour Some Sugar on Me     ____Photograph
Poison: ___Talk Dirty to Me   ___Nothin' But a Good Time    
Motley Crue:  ___Girls Girls Girls   ___Looks That Kill
Skid Row:  ___Youth Gone Wild     Scorpions:   ___Rock You Like a Hurricane    Lita Ford:  ___Kiss Me Deadly
G N'R: ___Paradise City    Metallica:  ___Enter Sandman

Pop Punk:   Blink 182:  ____All The Small Things       Killers: ____ Mr. Brightside    Billy Idol:  ___Mony Mony

HAIR BAND SLOW ANTHEMS:   ____I'll Never Let You Go  (Steelheart)   ____Open Arms (Journey)  ___Faithfully
(Journey)   ___I'll Be There For You (Bon Jovi)   ___Two Steps Behind (Def Leppard)

TECHNO-POP (Songs that get the entire dance floor to bounce and pump fists in the air):    
___Ozone: Dragonista  ___Pursuit of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix)     ___Darude:  Sandstorm    
___Icona Pop:  I Love It (Clean) ___Cascada: Every Time We Touch  ___Zedd:  Clarity   
___Black Eyed Peas: I Gotta Feeling   ___Lady GaGa:  Bad Romance    

Ask your uncles and aunts if they'd like a moment of New Wave Nuttiness:
___Devo:  "Whip It". "Uncontrollable Urge"   ___B-52's: "Rock Lobster", "52 Girls";   ___Talking Heads
"Burning Down the House"   ___Suburbs "I Like Cows"  "Baby Heartbeat"  ___Total Coleo "I Eat Cannibals"   

MOSH PIT:   ____Pantera: Walk    ____Dropkick Murphies:  Shipping up to Boston

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   
___"Footloose" by Kenny Loggins     ____"Your Love" by the Outfield  ____"Love Shack" by B-52's
___"I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston    

Let me know if you will be having music that is offensive to sensitive ears, and if you want to hold off until the
children and elderly guests have left.   Examples of popular explicit tracks that don't have good clean
___"S.O.B." by Nataniel Rateliff    ___"Get Low" by Lil Jon    ____"Work B*tch" by Britney Spears,  
___"The Closing Song" by Red Peters    ____"N*ggas in Paris" by Kanye West    (and many more)

IRISH FEEL:   ___Riverdance Style     ___When Irish Eyes are Smiling  ____Flogging Molly
____"Come on Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners   ____"500 Miles" by the Proclaimers

___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

Venue Questions:  Please look for these two items in your rental agreement:
Is there a time, such as 10PM, when the volume of the music must be reduced, for neighbors?
Does your venue lock up the doors at a particular time at the end of the night? I need at least 45 minutes from
the time music stops to be packed up.  Other venue questions, such as access to the area, parking, lighting
controls could be handled between myself and the venue.  Who is your contact there?

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 melodies from the Sinatra song book)
Rustic Farm Events:  I have bluegrass versions of classic rock performed by Iron Horse as an option.
Do you have any special music requests for social hour or dinner?

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Will I need to announce any "house rules" such as no drinks on the dance floor?

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.  Please send an email to or call
952.239.4115 with the names for the Introductions.  Any names that are hard to pronounce should be spelled
out the way they sound. I will read off the names as they line up before entering.  
MUSIC FOR GRAND ENTRANCE:_________________________________________________________

SUGGESTION:  "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang is perfect for announcing the entrance because there are
lyrics that get the crowd in the mood, blank spaces for me to announce, and the fun "ya-hoo" now and then.

GRAND ENTRANCE FOLLOW UP: Will there be a welcome speech? Will someone say grace?  Any clinking
instructions or table release instructions?

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     Other:________

CAKE CUTTING:  Timing is usually right after toasts, but you can customize this.  The photographer usually
initiates the cake cutting timing.  Will your cake cutting be able to be viewed by guests?
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"

Toast Timing:  It is best to wait for all guests to have food before starting it.  I will check with the head table
when the time is right to see if everyone is ready.

ORDER OF SPEECHES:_______________________________________________________

TOASTING TIPS:  __Tell them to bring the mic up to their face-  __Tell them I will introduce them on my mic at
the DJ table   __Tell them they will pass the mic to the next speaker...and to not turn it off...
__ Tell them to not drink too much before the toasts   __Tell them the mic is not for dropping, but they can do
a pretend mic drop by raising a fist and opening it, empty, while making a sound effect on the real mic with the
other hand.  
IN DEPTH PLANNING: Sometimes the people making toasts have a song snippet for me to play during the
toast, or as a follow up for 10 seconds after the toast- if you want to ask them, I'd like to add their music
(movie themes, TV show themes, novelty songs about hobbies/locations/sports are all fun ideas)
VIDEO TOASTS:  A few times I've been contacted by someone making a toast to set up a surprise video
presentation to go with their toasts.  You are welcome to have anyone contact me directly for surprise
Sometimes sunset photos change the plans.  Are you leaving the reception for sunset photos?

TIME BETWEEN END OF TOASTS AND BEGINNING OF DANCE:  I usually play "Cool Jazz" such as "Take 5" by
Dave Brubeck at this time, but sometimes a low-volume KIDS show fits in here.  If you will have a lot of kids
playing on the dance floor after they finish eating, I have 90 minutes of activity songs such as "Baby Shark"
and the "Freeze Game"   Would you like a "Pre-Dance Kids Dance?"

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.  I have fine-tuned the best questions in a flow now that
gets the most laughs.  I often customize with info heard during toasts or ideas you send in advance. If you
have a pet, I would like to know the name so it can be included.  Let me know if you are known for having any
collections, hobbies or if you are fans of any particular sports teams.
Would you like to do the Shoe Game? _____For a video showing me doing the Shoe Game see "Examples" tab
above.   Note: Questions vary.
If not certain, should I ask you again after cake and toasts are finished, and see how you feel about using it to
gather people around just before the first dance?

OTHER TIME LINE IDEAS:  Some prefer to do the Shoe Game at the end of dinner, then cut the cake, then do
toasts- and then go right into the first dance all in one long sequence.  Feel free to suggest other ideas (but
don't forget to take into account these 3 questions:  will there be sunset photos, will there be a champagne
pour before toasts, and will there be time needed to cut the cake into slices after the cake cutting?)

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.

Idea: Send me audio files with spoken messages for me to mix into the music during the spotlight dances

Would you like a special multi-song edit created in advance for any of the spotlight dances?

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 play Beyonce "Put a Ring on It" as they come out.  
TIP: The bouquet should be brought to the DJ table before the dance.   Follow up:  Should the catcher lead a
conga line after?

____Garter Removal Routine:  See "Examples" tab above (3 phases: a sexy approach, removal, then gathering
of bachelors)  Follow up could be the bachelors being required to stay on the floor for a special dance.

____Dollar Dance:  Who will usher/collect?_____________________________

____Sparkler Send Off?  If you plan to have guests go outside to light sparklers, let me know.

____Closing Time Music:  ___Don't Stop Believing   ___Piano Man   ___Closing Time   ___Red Peters (explicit)
__Happy Trails   ___Goodnight, Sweetheart    ___We Are Young  (.fun)    ___Reprise of 1st Dance  OTHER: