Wedding DJs From Across the Nation Reveal Their Most Requested Party Songs: Exclusive
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Billboard reached out to 37 top wedding DJs across 13 American cities, from the Deep South to Cali, to find the country's most requested wedding songs. Numerous lengthy email threads and hundreds of songs later, we condensed the data into a playlist poised to keep your wedding guests on their feet, from the ceremony to the reception to the party.
Scroll to the very bottom to find our top 100 requested wedding party tracks. And to honor some of the ditties that didn't make the top 100 cut, we're sharing highlights from each city's top DJs -- from Hot 100 hits to left-of-center deep cuts for dancing.
DJ Blair, Nashville Party Authority
50 Cent, The Clash, and Louis Armstrong make strange bedfellows in this eclectic grab-bag of sounds.
Jimmy Harris, DeepBlu Entertainment
'80's classics and viral hits "Watch Me" and "Hit the Quan" are the standouts from the Nashville wedding DJ's most requested tracks.
DJ Mike Walsh, Amp'd Entertainment
The Atlanta spinner specializes in mash-ups that throw seemingly divergent wedding songs into a sonic blender for dancefloor-filling results.
50 Cent vs. Bee Gees, "Stayin' Alive In da Club"
Taylor Swift vs. Nelly, "Shake Off The Country"
Pharrell Williams vs. Little Richard, "Happy Tutti Frutti (DJ Palermo Mashup)"
OutKast vs, Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Sweet Home Atlanta"
Taylor Swift vs. Notorious B.I.G., "B.I.G. Blood (DJ Bigg H's Maniac Mix)"
Chad Oates, The TC Show
Stars of eras past dominate the most requested songs on Oates' list.
DJ Joel Rabe, Lethal Rhythms
Rabe's most requested songs veer away from typical fist-pumpers and straight into touching love song territory.
Sloan Lee, Sloan Lee Music
The Hotlanta DJ's most requested playlist was dominated by music blog demigods and electronic sounds.
DJ DK Strickler, Desert House Productions
Foundational hip-hop and funk tracks set the floor ablaze at DJ DK Strickler's wedding parties.
Tony Strieter, Bella Sano Entertainment
Streiter's most requested tracks are big on boy bands from all decades, from the hysteria-inspiring Beatles to Justin Timberlake's solo efforts.
Next Level Sounds
From "Dancing Queen" to "Footloose," these songs are all about getting on the dancefloor.
Mike Fox and Co., Mike Fox and Company DJ Entertainment
Fox's most requested tracks go from Hot 100 hits to heavy doses of '90s kid nostalgia.
DJ MTRDVSN, Blackbook Social Club
DJ MTRDVSN's most requested tracks lean electronic, from the French house stylings of Daft Punk to the tropical sounds of Major Lazer.
DJ Robert Corrall, Vox DJs
Classic rock plus a lot of Lil Jon equals a wildly good time.
DJ Danny Farrell, NYC DJ’S Inc.
Spanish-language hits and standards from all genres blend together for a bilingual bash.
DJ Tessa, Prism DJs
These dance and electronic hits could turn any wedding reception into a VIP club.
Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX, "I Love It"
Martin Solveig feat. Tkay Maidza, Do It Right
Empire of the Sun, Walking On A Dream (LAZRtag Remix)
Galantis, "Peanut Butter Jelly"
Felix Jaehn feat. Jasmine Thompson, "Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better) (The Rooftop Boys Remix)"
Spencer Lokken, Style Matters DJs
Late legends dominate this Chicago DJ's requested list, from Prince to the King of Pop.
DJ Mary Nisi, Toast & Jam DJs
'80s takes on romance to '90s hip-hop and R&B stand out on DJ Mary Nisi's most requested list.
Scott Smokin' Silz, Hot Mix Entertainment
Male chart-toppers reign supreme, from Drake's dad dancing hit to Michael's moonwalk classic.
Michael Jackson, "Billie Jean"
Michael Jackson, "Don’t Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
Prince, "Raspberry Beret"
Prince, "When Doves Cry"
Drake, "Hotline Bling"
Tim Stolkey, Mike Staff Productions
Chicago's a surprising haven for country lovers, with country stars Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett bringing Southern flavor to the Windy City.
DJ Bruce Bernath, Party Specialists
Girl-power tunes and old-school love songs are designed to please everyone in the crowd.
Latin chart-toppers and wistful disco get the crowds moving at DJ Xio's weddings.
DJ Jorge Hernandez, Vision DJs
Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts bring some southern comfort to the 305.
DJ Titus Touch
Love is the name of the game on the district DJ's playlist, from iconic film love songs to Neil Diamond's triumphant classic.
Righteous Brothers, "Unchained Melody"
Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"
Neil Diamond, "Sweet Caroline"
Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
Whitney Houston, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"
Chris Laich, Chris Laich Music Services
Motown hits and old school hip-hop rule our nation's capital.
Marc Augenbraum, Marc Augenbraum DJ Services
These most requested tracks span a 60-year range, from standards older than most wedding attendees to early aughts TRL classics.
DJ Taiga, The Remixologists
The key to a great wedding? A mix of old and new, from dancehall pop to rockabilly.
Elissa P., Beat Train Productions
Indie cuts and new wave hits keep eclectic New Yorkers dancing.
DJ Vida Ventura, 74 Events
Soul, rock and rap hits from native New Yorkers energize the city that never sleeps.
Stephen Darby, Darby Events
Mr. Worldwide -- aka Pitbull -- has a number of fans in the 843, who request his most notable hits alongside Beyonce, Calvin Harris, and The Chainsmokers.
Pitbull feat. Ke$ha, "Timber"
Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer, "Give Me Everything"
The Chainsmokers feat. ROZES, "Roses"
Calvin Harris, "Feel So Close"
Beyonce, "Love On Top"
Rob Duren, Rob Duren Productions
Don't know how to dance? Easy-to-follow party standbys from DJ Casper, The Village People and Marcia Griffith will force you onto to dancefloor.
Jon Feist, Melodic Entertainment
Moving ballads, classic rap, and patriotic pop are on Jon Feist's turntables.
The Righteous Brothers, "Unchained Melody"
Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole, "Unforgettable"
Etta James, "At Last"
Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, "It Takes Two"
Miley Cyrus, "Party In the USA"
Lee Edwards, Lee Edwards Entertainment
Classic Motown, rock, and funk keep the crowds moving and the parents appeased.
Jeff Christenson, Jay Fox Productions
From Steve Earle to the band with the most misspelled name in Western history, Jeff Christenson's most requested tracks are sure to please across generations.
Aaron Kannowski, Uptown Sound
Funk and electronic pop are guaranteed to keep you party rocking in your boogie shoes.
Nate Nelson, LeForce Entertainment
In addition to having all of the top five most requested songs on his most requested list, Nate Nelson's most requested tracks bounce from '90s Eurodance to modern pop.
Aaron Lane, Aaron Lane Entertainment
Southern rap, zydeco, and songs from homegrown artists -- these top requested wedding songs are all about Louisiana pride.
Marc Sense, Integral DJs
Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and hometown hero Macklemore populate Sense's playlist.
DJ Tecumseh, Bamboo Beats
Dance hits and love songs keep guests swaying and swooning.