Being a DJ requires that you are up-to-date on all the new music, and in every genre. You never know what kind of music you may need to play at any given event. For instance, while there are songs that transcend generations at almost every wedding (read about that here), everyone’s music taste is a little bit different. So during wedding dinners, I may get requests to play some Buble, some Folk music, some light Jazz, or some Top 40 music that you just can’t really dance to. Or you may end up DJing a strictly country wedding, or a fashion show, or an elementary school dance (all of which I’ve done). Every event will have different music, and as a DJ, I keep up to date in all the different styles, genres, and top hits.
Have you ever been to a wedding or event where the music was all over the place? Or what about a wedding or event where the DJ stuck strictly to one genre? They continued to play 80’s hits, or old school rap, or only songs you’ve heard on the radio for the past 24 weeks…
Sure, a few people (who may or may not have had too much to drink) will continue to dance the night away, but engaging the audience is a key part of being a DJ.
Like your anniversary date, your first dance at your wedding will be a memory you won’t forget. Every time you hear it on the radio or playing on your phone, you’ll think back to those special moments.
Picking your most memorable first dance, then, takes some thought, and maybe even some planning (for example, if you plan to take dancing lessons). For some, you’ve had your special song that reminds you of each other for a long time. Perhaps it was the first song you slow danced together to, or it’s words bring some sentimental meaning. Maybe you quote the lyrics to each other often, or you can’t listen to it without tearing up. For some, your first dance song is a no brainer.
Others may not have that special song already selected. Don’t worry, I’ve listed the current top 20 first dance songs below!