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.  If you hired me to DJ your ceremony, please click on the
"Ceremony" tab above.  Below this music survey are reception planning questions.  Thanks for working on this!  Call at
any time for assistance:  952.239.4115  If time allows, have a member of each generation attending your reception have a
look at this survey and offer a few "must play" ideas.

___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.)
___The Git Up by Blanco Brown
___Wobble    ____Electric Slide ___Macarena    ___Teach Me How to Dougie
___Birdie Dance   ___Hokey Pokey   ____Conga Line, Soul Train, Come N Ride the Train?

Recent Pop Charts:    ____ "One Thing Right" by Marshmello and country star Kane Brown  ____"Old Town
Road (Remix)"  by Lil Nas X, ft. Billy Ray Cyrus    ____ "Stir Fry" by Migos    _____"Senorita" by Shawn Mendes
and Camilla Cabello    _____"Bad Guy" by Billie Ellish    ____"If I Can't Have You" by Shawn Mendes   ____
"Boyfriend" by Ariana Grande & Social House
___"BLOW" by Ed, Chris and Bruno (This was requested on 9/28 by a middle-aged guest, and 5 or 6 dancers
did an air guitar routine to it, while most guests stood and watched)
LIZZO LIST:   ____Truth Hurts   ____Good as Hell   ____Juice   ____Boys   ___Like a Girl

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  ____More (Red Remix)
Prince:___Let's Go Crazy  ___ Kiss ___7  ___I 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

SLOW DANCE IDEAS:    ___"Lover" by Taylor Swift
"I Can't Help Falling In Love With You" VERSION by ___Elvis Presley  __Ingrid Michaelson  __Haley Reinahart   
___Mountain City  or ___Kina Grannis
___"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  
___"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     ____"MIA" by Bad Bunny/Drake   ____"I Can't Get Enough" by
Benny Blanco    _____"Bola Rebola"  by Tropkillaz    

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     ___ Adore by Prince     

 trending: ____9 to 5 by Dolly Parton
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   ___Dixieland Delight
Garth Brooks: ____Friends in Low Places  ___2 Pina Coladas  ___Callin' Baton Rouge  

___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   ___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
DMX:  ____Y'all gonna make me Lose my Mind, Up in Here, Up in Here (extremely explicit verses))

___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

___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
___Shine a Little Love by ELO
Abba: ___Dancing Queen ___Take a Chance on Me  ___Mama Mia   
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   

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: ____"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

PLANNING FORM:  We can fill this out in person, on the phone, or going back and forth in emails. If you want
to copy the text and create a new document for me, please use Word or paste to the body of an email.  If
anything cannot be answered, please add an upper case TBD after the question, or add a comment such as
"waiting to hear from venue" or "waiting for input from the groom" --Thanks for working on this!  Remember
to click the ceremony tab on this page if you hired me to do your ceremony.

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 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.  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:_________________________________________________________

GRAND ENTRANCE FOLLOW UP: Will there be a welcome speech? Will someone say grace?  What will be the
table release instructions if it is a buffet?  Will there be glass for guests to clink to get you to kiss?

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" or

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?  I have TWO microphones, so I bring one
to the head table, then go back to the DJ table to introduce who will be speaking.
ORDER OF SPEECHES:_______________________________________________________
Sometimes a parent or two will make a speech before dinner- The caterers, photographers and I will need to
know in advance if there are any people who want to add a surprise pre-dinner speech.
Sometimes sunset photos change the plans.  Are you leaving the reception for sunset photos?

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.   Would you like to do the shoe game?____

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.

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.

____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.  
TIP:  If you do not want to wear the garter, have an attendant in charge of putting it on your leg just before.  
Other options include not doing the removal routine and simply tossing it.  I could also auction it.

____Dollar Dance:  Who will usher/collect?_____________________________

____Last Song of the Night:  (most popular: Closing Time or Piano
At what time should I begin the final song?______
Does our contract include optional overtime to keep the dance going?______

After party destination:___________________