The Music


The music that gets played can make a massive part of your evening, don’t leave it up to some inexperienced DJ who happens to be the cheapest, chances are he just has a bunch of chart and classic compilation CDs. I have been filling dancefloors in pubs and clubs for over fifteen years and know what songs work (and more importantly what DOESN’T work!), how to read the crowd and ensure you and your guests have a wonderful time!

The amount of music you request in advance is completely up to you, as long as you give an idea of the sort of music you want, and any important songs for the evening (first dance, end of night, etc) – If you particularly DON’T want a band/song/genre played, please let me know! theres nothing worse than hearing a song you truly hate at your own party!

Alternatively, here are a few “inappropriate” wedding songs if that is something you may be interested in! 🙂

example setlist:
(this was made up of 70% songs chosen by the clients in advance, 20% requests, and the rest picked out for suitability (flow of songs, getting people dancing, etc)
*denotes crowd requests

bow wow wow – i want candy (kevin shields mix)
black eyed peas – boom boom pow
la roux – bulletproof
dizzee rascal ft calvin harris – dance wiv me
outkast – hey ya
pitbull – i know you want me*
blondie – atomic
dolly parton – 9 to 5

(first dance)
richard hawley – hotel room

neil hannon – murray gold – love dont roam
jackson five – ABC
dion – runaround sue
monkees – daydream believer
beatles – get back
beach boys – wouldnt it be nice
queen – dont stop me now
erasure – a little respect
shakira – hips dont lie
communards – dont leave me this way
proclaimers – 500 miles

(slow dance)
elvis – cant help falling in love
herb alpert – this guys in love with you

arctic monkeys – i bet you look good on the dancefloor
franz ferdinand – take me out
the killers – mr brightside
kasabian – fire*
ting tings – thats not my name
michael jackson – billie jean

(lantern lighting outside)
elvis costello – olivers army
journey – dont stop believin
peter frampton – show me the way*
bruce springsteen – born to run*
pussycat dolls and A R Rahman – jai ho!
MIA – paper planes
kelly clarkson – my life would suck without you
grandmaster flash – white lines
jazzy jeff and the fresh prince – boom! shake the room
house of pain – jump around*
tinchy stryder ft n-dubz – number one*
beyonce – crazy in love
william shatner – common people
richard x/mazzy star/jarvis cocker – into u

example setlist 2:
This was made up of 90% requests from the bride and groom from a much larger setlist, along with a few requests on the night and the rest being played to keep the flow/dancefloor busy.

(first dance)
george michael – careless whisper

eric carmen – hungry eyes
huey lewis – the power of love
transvision vamp – baby i dont care
starship – nothing’s gonna stop us now
lady gaga – bad romance
the buggles – video killed the radio star
frankie valli and the four season – big girls don’t cry
beach boys – god only knows
erasure – a little respect
depeche mode – just can’t get enough
bruce springsteen – dancing in the dark
queen – don’t stop me now
ac/dc – you shook me all night long
meatloaf – bat out of hell
arctic monkeys – i bet you look good on the dancefloor
black eyed peas – i gotta feeling
sir mix a lot – baby got back
girls aloud – biology
hot chip – over and over
goldfrapp – strict machine
ladyhawke – my delirium
black kids – i’m not gonna teach your boyfriend how to dance
the killers = spaceman
the strokes – last nite
vampire weekend – giving up the gun
florence and the machine – dog days are over
talking heads – once in a lifetime
april march – chick habit
herb alpert – spanish flea
joe mcelderry – the climb
take that – relight my fire
jackson 5 – ABC
stevie wonder – superstition
dolly parton – 9 to 5
journey – don’t stop believin’
joan jett – i love rock n roll
bryan adams – summer of ’69
jefferson starship – we built this city
europe – the final countdown
lady gaga – poker face
the ting tings – that’s not my name
dee lite – groove is in the heart
outkast – hey ya
black eyed peas – pump it
stone roses – she bangs the drums
happy mondays – step on
primal scream – rocks
vic reeves and the wonder stuff – dizzy
kim wilde – kids in america
the cure – love cats
barry white – my first, my last, my everything
elvis presley – the wonder of you
eric clapton – wonderful tonight
herb alpert – this guy’s in love with you
william shatner – common people (for al. big up al!)
the killers – all these things that i’ve done

example setlist 3:
This was made up of almost exclusively choices by the Bride and Groom, with around 3-4 per hour of my own choice to keep the flow. The setlist was probably a bit more alternative than most weddings, and the groom was very specific in the way he wanted the night to flow. And whilst normally i would advise against playing both Stiltskin and Babylon Zoo, on this night they actually worked!

19:17 : Goldfrapp – Black Cherry
19:19 : Goldfrapp – Forever
19:23 : Portishead – Sour Times
19:27 : Groove Armada – At the River
19:33 : Zero 7 – Destiny
19:38 : FC Kahuna – Hayling
19:43 : Leftfield – Release the Dub
19:48 : Massive Attack – Teardrop
19:53 : Death in Vegas – GBH
19:57 : Sneaker Pimps – 6 Underground
20:00 : Pretty Lights – Finally Moving
20:05 : david holmes – i heard wonders
20:09 : Daft Punk – Veridis Quo
20:14 : Various – Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp – Mercury Rev
20:20 : Fantastic Plastic Machine – There Must Be An Angel
20:24 : Nightmares on Wax – Morse
20:27 : Daft Punk – End of Line
20:29 : Depeche Mode – Policy Of Truth
20:34 : Talk talk – Its My Life
20:37 : Stacey Q – Two Of Hearts
20:42 : Animotion – Obsession
20:47 : Eurythmics – Here Comes the Rain Again
20:52 : Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – Enola Gay
20:55 : Various Artists – I’m In Love With A German Film Star
20:59 : Xtc – Senses Working Overtime
21:04 : Tubeway Army – Are Friends Electric?
21:09 : Visage – Fade To Grey
21:12 : Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper
21:16 : Kim Wilde – You Keep Me Hangin’ On
21:20 : Cyndi Lauper – I Drove All Night
21:24 : A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran
21:26 : Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy (Kevin Shields Remix)
21:31 : 06-MORE.MP3
21:37 : Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
21:42 : The Mission – Wasteland
21:46 : Paradise Lost – Say Just Words
21:48 : The Mission – Wasteland
21:50 : The Birthday Massacre – Walking With Strangers
21:54 : Babylon Zoo – Spaceman
21:58 : Theatre Of Tragedy – Image
21:58 : Innerpartysystem – Don’t Stop
22:05 : Pendulum – Watercolour
22:08 : The Prodigy – Omen (Edit)
22:11 : t.A.T.u. – All The Things She Said
22:14 : 2 Unlimited – No Limit
22:18 : Reel 2 Real – I Like To Move It
22:21 : SL2 – on a ragga tip (edit)
22:24 : Haddaway – What Is Love
22:27 : Culture Beat – Mr Vain
22:31 : Snap! – Rhythm Is A Dancer
22:36 : 2 In A Room – Wiggle It
22:39 : Sub Sub ft Melanie Williams – Ain’t No Love (Ain’t No Use)
22:39 : Theatre Of Tragedy – Let You Down
22:43 : Fear Factory – Cars (Remix)
22:48 : Nine inch Nails – The Hand That Feeds
22:51 : Rammstein – Benzin
22:51 : White Zombie – More Human Than Human
22:58 : Pitchshifter – Virus
23:02 : Slipknot – Duality
23:06 : Marilyn Manson – Mobscene
23:10 : Static-X – Cold
23:12 : Korn – Twisted Transistor
23:15 : Limp Bizkit – Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle)
23:19 : Faith No More – Be Aggressive
23:22 : Nine Inch Nails – -Wish
23:26 : Deftones – My Own Summer (Shove It)
23:29 : Pop Will Eat Itselfthe Prodigy – Their Law
23:36 : Rage Against The Machine – Know Your Enemy
23:41 : System Of A Down – Aerials
23:44 : Dog Eat Dog – No Fronts
23:48 : Whale – Hobo Humpin’ Slobo Babe
23:52 : Nirvana – Lithium
23:56 : Stiltskin – Inside
00:01 : Republica – Ready to Go (US Mix)
00:06 : Terrorvision – Alice What’s The Matter?
00:08 : Wildhearts – sick of drugs
00:13 : Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl (Rock Mix)
00:16 : michael jackson – 205 – beat it (single version)
00:20 : Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone
00:23 : Electric Six – Danger! High Voltage
00:25 : Alice Cooper – Feed My Frankenstein
00:30 : Jace Everett – Bad Things
00:33 : Heart – Alone
00:37 : Faith no more – I started a joke
00:40 : The Cure – Boys Dont Cry

example setlist 4:

this was mostly indie/alternative classics, with a healthy dose of pop to keep the floor busy.

20:31 : Eels – Beginner’s Luck (first dance)
20:34 : Jackie Wilson – (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher (Clean) (Single)
20:37 : The Jackson Five – Abc
20:40 : Stevie Wonder – Superstition (Clean) (Extended)
20:44 : Blondie – Call Me (Clean) (Extended)
20:47 : BeyoncÈ – Crazy In Love (feat. Jay-Z)
20:50 : carly rae jepsen – call me maybe (dvdrip)
20:53 : black eyed peas – i gotta feeling
20:58 : Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
21:01 : Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot (Clean) (Single)
21:05 : Blink 182 – What’s My Age Again (Clean) (Single)
21:07 : Andrew W.K. – Party Hard
21:10 : Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone (Clean) (Single)
21:13 : One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
21:16 : Ke$ha – Die Young
21:20 : Mcfly – Star Girl
21:23 : Busted – Crashed The Wedding
21:25 : The Killers – Mr Brightside (Clean) (Single)
21:29 : Foo Fighters – Everlong (Clean) (Single)
21:33 : Barry White – You’re My First, My Last, My Everything (Clean) (Extended)
21:36 : Biffy Clyro – Many of Horror (When We Collide)
21:40 : The Breeders – Cannonball (Clean) (Single)
21:44 : Nicki Minaj – Starships (Clean) (Single)
21:47 : Girls Aloud – Love Machine (Clean) (Single)
21:50 : Katy Perry – Hot N’ Cold
21:54 : kelly clarkson – my life would suck without you (dvdrip)
21:57 : Electric Light Orchestra – Mr Blue Sky (Clean) (Single)
22:00 : Human League – Together In Electric Dreams (Clean) (Single)
22:04 : Wham – I’m Your Man (Clean) (Single)
22:08 : Alphaville – Forever Young (Clean) (Single)
22:11 : Erasure – A Little Respect (Clean) (Single)
22:14 : Aztec Camera – Somewhere In My Heart
22:18 : James – Laid
22:20 : The Stone Roses – Ten Storey Love Song
22:24 : Pulp – Common People
22:27 : Kenickie – Punka
22:30 : Stone Roses – Fools Gold
22:34 : Primal Scream – Rocks
22:38 : Supergrass – Alright (Clean) (Single)
22:40 : Inspiral Carpets – Dragging Me Down
22:41 : Biffy Clyro – Mountains
22:48 : Vampire Weekend – A-Punk
22:50 : The Presidents Of The United States Of America – Peaches
22:52 : Blur – There’s No Other Way
22:56 : Bryan Adams – Summer Of ’69
22:59 : Bon Jovi – You Give Love A Bad Name
23:02 : beyonce – single ladies (put a ring on it)
23:05 : Five – Keep On Movin’
23:08 : Pixies – Debaser
23:11 : The Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection
23:16 : Aerosmith/Run-D.M.C. – Walk This Way
23:19 : carly rae jepsen – call me maybe (dvdrip)
23:22 : Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
23:25 : Pink – Raise Your Glass
23:28 : Motorhead – Ace Of Spaces (Clean) (Single)
23:31 : Electric Six – Gay Bar (Clean) (Single)
23:33 : They Might Be Giants – Birdhouse In Your Soul
23:36 : Busted – Year 3000
23:39 : The Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done
23:44 : Elbow – One Day Like This
23:47 : The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) (Clean) (Single)
23:50 : Runrig – Loch Lomond
23:57 : Gay Gordon – Auld Lang Syne
00:00 : Frank Sinatra – Theme from New York, New York

example setlist 5:

some alternative and emopunk anthems, alongside a load of classic and modern pop to keep the relatives dancing as well as the friends!

20:02 : Kina Grannis – In Your Arms (first dance)
20:05 : Royksopp – Eple
20:12 : Jackie Wilson – (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me)..
21:03 : Dolly Parton – 9 To 5
21:06 : Destiny’s Child – Bootylicious
21:09 : Stevie Wonder – Superstition
21:13 : The Jackson Five – Abc
21:16 : Rizzle Kicks – Mama Do The Hump
21:19 : Outkast – Hey Ya
21:24 : Presidents Of The Usa – Video Killed The Radio Star
21:26 : Weezer – Buddy Holly
21:29 : Jimmy Eat World – The Middle
21:31 : The Ataris – The Boys Of Summer
21:35 : The Goops – 19 – The Goops – Build Me Up B
21:38 : Letters to Cleo – I Want You To Want Me
21:39 : Voodoo Glow Skulls – I Wan’na Be Like You (The Jungle Book)
21:43 : Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
21:47 : Erasure – A Little Respect
21:50 : Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
21:53 : SL2 – On A Ragga Tip
21:55 : The Prodigy – Out of Space
21:57 : Beyonce – Single ladies (Put A Ring On It)
22:00 : Carly Rae Jepson – Call Me Maybe
22:03 : Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble.
(zumba)
22:07 : VIC – Wobble
22:12 : Mc Colibri – Danca Do Creu
22:14 : LMFAO – Sexy And I Know It
22:17 : Flo Rida – Good Feeling
22:20 : Belinda Carlisle – Heaven is a Place on Earth
22:25 : Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
22:31 : Heart – These Dreams
22:35 : Andrew W.K. – Party Hard
22:36 : The Aquabats! – Pool Party!
22:41 : Electric Six – Gay Bar
22:43 : Green Day – Basket Case
22:46 : Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life
22:51 : Mighty Mighty Bosstones – The Impression That I Get
22:54 : Foo Fighters – Monkey Wrench
22:57 : Feeder – Buck Rogers
23:01 : Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirt
23:05 : Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name
23:10 : One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
23:13 : Backstreet Boys – everybody (backstreet’s back)
23:17 : PJ & Duncan – Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble
23:20 : Five – Keep On Movin’
23:23 : Spice Girls – Stop
23:27 : Terrorvision – Tequila (Mint Royale Shot)
23:30 : Blind Melon – No Rain
23:34 : The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
23:36 : Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
23:40 : The Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done
23:44 : Take that – Never Forget
23:49 : Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart
23:54 : Michael Jackson – Earth Song
00:00 : Frank Sinatra – Theme from New York, New York
example setlist 6:
this was a 90s indie rock/rave heavy set, with a scattering of older classics and modern tracks to keep the relatives happy as well. The dance section went down especially well!
the rolling stones – sympathy for the devil
The Stone Roses – This Is The One
Jackie Wilson – (Your Love Keeps Liftin’ Me) Higher And Higher
Happy Mondays – Step On
Primal Scream – Loaded (7″ Version)
Deee Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
Outkast – Hey Ya
Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
David Bowie – Modern Love [Single Version]
Mark Ronson – Valerie Feat. Amy Winehouse
The Killers – Mr. Brightside
Stereophonics – A Thousand Trees
Hot Chip – Over and Over
The White Stripes – Seven-nation Army
MGMT – Time to Pretend
New Order – Blue Monday
The Jackson 5 – ABC
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Geno
Erasure – A Little Respect
Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder – Together In Electric Dreams
Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way
The Cure – Just Like Heaven
The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
James – Laid
R.E.M. – What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
The Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection
Pulp – Disco 2000
The Breeders – Cannonball
Pixies – Debaser
Nirvana – Lithium
Foo Fighters – Monkey Wrench
The Flaming Lips – Race For The Prize
Beastie Boys – (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)
The Sugarhill Gang – Apache
The Source Feat. Candi Staton – You Got The Love
The Future Sound of London – Papua New Guinea [7” Original]
Orbital – Chime (7″ Single Version)
Underworld – Born Slippy
The Prodigy – Out Of Space
SL2 – On A Ragga Tip (Edit)
Wink – Higher State Of Consciousness
atlantic ocean – waterfall
Oceanic – Insanity
Utah Saints – Something Good ’08-(Van She Tech Remix Edit)
Faithless – Insomnia
Chemical Brothers – Star Guitar
Laurent Garnier – The Man With The Red Face
Underworld – Rez/Cowgirl
Sex Pistols – Anarchy in the U.K.
Bryan Adams – Summer Of 69
Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
Primal Scream – Rocks
The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Dolly Parton – 9 To 5
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
Rihanna – We Found Love (Feat. Calvin Harris)
Beyonce – Crazy In Love (feat. Jay-Z)
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines Feat. T.I. & Pharrell
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Five – Everybody Get Up
Backstreet Boys – everybody (backstreet’s back)
R. Kelly – Ignition (Remix)
Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance
Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters
Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden – Bonkers
Cameo – Word Up
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (Single Version)
Madness – Baggy Trousers
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirt
Pixies – Here Comes Your Man
Pulp – Common People
The Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done
The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love
Take that – Never Forget
MGMT – time to pretend.