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All Night Long: The Ultimate Wedding Playlist

Written By Chateau Briand | 05/06/19 | 2 min read

A wedding DJ is more than merely a guy or girl playing music for a bunch of people at a fancy party. Instead, they are a master of ceremonies, captain of the party ship, and arbiter of good times—and, along with the food, the deciding factor in a wedding reception’s overall success.

Chateau Briand has preferred vendors for a number of categories that it recommends to customers, including entertainment. All delivering professionalism, cutting-edge technology, and, most importantly, the knowledge of how to build a playlist that lures people onto the dance floor, but also gets them to their seats when it’s time to eat.

Building the ultimate wedding playlist is an art—it features highs and lows, explosions of excitement and quiet moments of reverence, while also touching on music from different decades across all genres and styles.

Here’s some of the most popular wedding reception songs, arranged by decade.

  • 1950s/60s

  • “Runaround Sue” - Dion
  • “Rockin’ Robin” - Bobby Day
  • “The Twist” - Chubby Checker
  • “Shout!” - Otis Day & The Knights 
Building the ultimate wedding playlist is an art
  • 1970s/80s

  • “September” - Earth, Wind & Fire
  • “You’re My First, My Last, My Everything” - Barry White
  • “You Should Be Dancing” - Bee Gees
  • “Shake Your Groove Thing” - Peaches & Herb
  • "All Night Long" - Lionel Richie 
  • 1990s Pop/Hip Hop

  • “Everybody” - Backstreet Boys
  • “Tearin’ Up My Heart” - ’N Sync
  • “I Want You Back” - ’N Sync
  • “Wannabe” - Spice Girls
  • “I’m A Slave For You” - Brittany Spears 
  • 1990s Hip Hop/Other

  • “Jump Around” - House of Pain
  • “Mo Money Mo Problems” - Notorious B.I.G.
  • “Baby Got Back” - Sir Mix-a-Lot
  • “This Is How We Do It” - Montell Jordan
  • “Hip Hop Hooray” - Naughty By Nature
  • “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” - Whitney Houston
  • 2000s

  • “I Got A Feeling” - Black Eyed Peas
  • “Hey Ya!” - OutKast
  • “Crazy In Love” - Beyoncé
  • SexyBack” - Justin Timberlake
  • “Hips Don’t Lie” - Shakira
  • “In Da Club” - 50 Cent
  • Slow Songs

  • “Can’t Help Falling in Love” - Elvis Presley
  • “At Last” - Etta James
  • “All Of Me” - John Legend
  • “A Thousand Years” - Christina Perri
  • “Thinking Out Loud” - Ed Sheeran
  • Today’s Music

  • “Uptown Funk,”  “24K Magic,” “Finesse” - Bruno
  • “Can’t Stop the Feeling” - Justin Timberlake
  • “Yeah!” - Usher
  • “Danza Kuduro” - Don Omar
  • “Give Me Everything” - Pitbull/Ne-Yo
  • “One Dance” - Drake
  • “One Kiss” - Calvin Harris Dua Lipa
  • “Mi Gente” - J Balvin
  • “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” - Usher
  • “Levels” - Avicii
  • “We Found Love” - Rihanna
  • “Calabria” - Enur
  • “Rock This Party” - Bob Sinclar
  • “Taki Taki” - DJ Snake