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10 of the Most Popular Wedding Songs

The music you choose for your wedding can set the tone for your entire celebration, and nothing gets guests more excited than a high-energy packed dance floor. In addition to providing exceptional service and entertainment, a wedding DJ from An Enchanted Evening knows how to get the party started and keep it going. With so many wedding songs to choose from, we’ve narrowed it down to the top ten popular hits that will have everyone, (even grandpa), out on the dance floor. 

“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars)

Who loves Bruno Mars? Everyone. “Uptown Funk” has been a crowd favorite since its release in 2014. With its catchy beat and fun lyrics, this song is a perfect addition to your wedding playlist. 

“Marry You” by Bruno Mars

We just have to add another Bruna Mars song to the list because, come on, “Marry You” is just necessary for wedding vibes. This fun and upbeat song will give your guests all the feels. Its playful lyrics are perfect for your wedding day and will most certainly have everyone moving on the dance floor.

“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake

That’s right, no one could stop the feelings, that’s why you and your boo tied the knot! This song was a smash hit in 2016 and continues to be a popular choice at weddings. Its contagious beat will have your guests dancing the night away.

“Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson

“Billie Jean” is a classic hit that still gets everyone on the dance floor. Its infectious beat, and iconic dance moves will make your guests feel like they are part of a music video. Who wants to steal the dance floor with epic dance battles? It’s bound to happen with this jam.

Wedding DJs Recommend: “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC

“You Shook Me All Night Long” is a great song choice for wedding receptions with a rock’n’roll vibe. It’s a fun song with high energy that will have everyone singing along “all night long.”

“Love on Top” by Beyoncé

“Love on Top” is a beautiful and sentimental song that will be perfect for your wedding playlist. Its soulful melody and lyrics make for the perfect slow dance song after dinner.

A Top Wedding Song Choice: “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey

“Don’t Stop Believin'” is a classic sing-along song that your guests won’t be able to resist. It’s a perfect song choice to turn up with your friends and family on the dance floor. Even Grandpa might get up and hit the dance floor for this one. 

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” is a great song choice for women who want to throw their heels off and dance with their girlfriends. Its catchy beat and old-school vibe remain a favorite among wedding guests.

“September” by Earth, Wind & Fire

This funky disco classic is the perfect song to get everyone on the dance floor. Its upbeat tempo and positive lyrics will bring a joyful and energetic atmosphere to your reception.

“Hey Ya!” by Outkast

” Hey Ya!” may have come out in 2003, but it still sounds fresh and new. Add this fun and funkadelic hit to your wedding playlist to guarantee a night of dancing and fun.

An Enchanted Evening: The Best Wedding DJs in Chicagoland

Your wedding playlist matters on your big day, and it’s essential to choose some bumping beats that fit your style and get your guests excited. We hope these ten popular wedding songs have given you some ideas and inspiration to create a memorable playlist. 

Our wedding DJs at An Enchanted Evening are experts at choosing the perfect songs for your wedding and creating a great party atmosphere. Contact us today to learn more about our services, and get ready to have the time of your life dancing the night away.

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Top 5 First Dance Wedding Songs You Should Know About

Picking your first dance song is usually really easy or really difficult, with no in-between. It seems that couples usually have a “song” and know right away what they’ll dance to at their wedding, or they have no idea and spend months leading up to the wedding trying to pick something. 

Are you planning a wedding and struggling to figure out what you want your wedding DJ to play? If that’s the case, we’ve got you covered. Read on for some less-common first dance wedding songs that you won’t hear played at 5 other weddings this year. 

1. Into the Mystic by Van Morrison

Unless you’re a Van Morrison aficionado, this might be one of his songs you’ve never heard of. It’s not as popular as Brown Eyed Girl, that’s for sure, but it’s a perfect wedding song. The instrumentals are great if you want to show off your dancing skills, and the lyrics “And together we will float into the mystic” are perfect to celebrate your marriage. 

2. Harvest Moon by Neil Young

This is another unconventional, yet perfect, first dance song. You likely know some of Neil Young’s songs, such as Old Man and Rockin in the Free World, but you might now know Harvest Moon

Released in 1992, Young sings “but there’s a full moon risin’, let’s go dancin’ in the light…because I’m still in love with you on this harvest moon.” It’s a feel-good “oldie” that’s unique and unexpected.

3. You’re All I Need to Get By by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 

This song dates all the way back to the late 1960s and was one of Gaye’s and Terrell’s biggest hits. If you love Motown music and old-school R&B, this is definitely the song for you. 

The entire song is about dedicating your life to each other and how much the other person completes you. They sing “Like the sweet morning dew, I took one look at you, and it was plain to see, you were my destiny.” What’s more romantic than that? 

4. You & Me by Dave Matthews Band 

Dave Matthews Band doesn’t have a lot of songs that are first dance appropriate, but this one surely is. If you’re a DMB fan and want to incorporate their music into your wedding, the song You & Me from their 2009 album. 

The song is all about adventure with the one you love. The lyrics are all about how you and your new spouse can do anything together. 

5. Sweet Thing by Van Morrison 

We can’t leave this list without one last song by Van Morrison. It’s all about not letting anything stop you to get to the one you love. He sings “oh sweet thing, sweet thing…and I will raise my hand up into the nighttime sky and count the stars that’s shining in your eye.” 

This is one of the most perfect and romantic wedding songs out there!

Which of These First Dance Wedding Songs Will You Pick? 

Hopefully, these first dance wedding songs narrowed things down for you, they’re all so perfect, it might be hard to pick one of them. The good news is that if you love more than one, you can always have a secondary song, have your DJ do a mix of a few different songs, or incorporate it into the dancing later on in the reception.

If you’re planning your wedding and ready to book your Chicago wedding DJ, contact us today for a personal consultation. We provide DJ services, lighting, and have a photobooth for rent. Let us make your wedding a night to remember. 

Wedding Guests Requests: Fun Ways to Make it Happen

wedding where they take requestsPersonalizing song requests is a fun way to make your wedding more fun for your guests. Everyone loves to hear (and hopefully dance to) their favorite song, so why not make it reality for your guests? The first step is to choose a DJ that can take requests, then use these ways to make it happen—and have fun with the fun requests!

Add a line to your wedding RSVP.

Take your guests’ song requests before your big day; add a line on your wedding RSVP cards for guests to put in their song title and artist. You can use standard language or be creative with it. If you are hosting a vintage wedding, use slang terms from your chosen era to play into your theme, like “your favorite hits to play on our turntable.” Make sure you add their requests to the “must play list” you give to your DJ.

Make a sign.

If you don’t have room on your invite, or you’d rather take requests on the night of your wedding, make a sign that goes with your décor. Place it on a table near the DJ (but not too near, you don’t want guests to spill their drinks on their state-of-the-art equipment!). You can even add the ‘rules of requests,’ such as don’t expect the song to play immediately, no drinking by the DJ (your DJ will appreciate this!), and keep it clean (if you have kids attending!).

Add it to your table activities.

Some couples choose to add trivia cards to their table décor, others ask for their guests’ best wedding advice. For another twist, add a fun request form to your table. Make sure you ask your DJ (your emcee!) to let your guests know the form is there and what to do with their requests once they have them written out.

Set up an interactive song request.

If incorporating a hashtag for your big day isn’t enough techie for you, set up an interactive song request for your guests. Give your guests a way to use their smart phones and tablets to send in their requests both before and during your wedding. Remember, though, if you ask for their request, you have to put up with whatever songs come your way; song requests should come with a ‘at risk’ sign.