Music Selection: Responsibility of DJ?

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Orbital199 Posts : 92 Registered: 10/12/09
Music Selection: Responsibility of DJ?
Posted: May 24, 2010 12:04 PM

The music selections for the wedding are very important to me, so I've made a list of about 60 songs that I would like the DJ to play. Do DJs usually accept full lists from their clients or do they only let you select from the music that they have? If they don't carry the music that I request, do I have to provide it to them?

Thanks.

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triciam Posts : 128 Registered: 2/19/09
Re: Music Selection: Responsibility of DJ?
Posted: May 24, 2010 2:49 PM Go to message in response to: Orbital199

Wow 60 songs... my fiance and I are having trouble coming up with 25-35 songs that our DJ requested because we are trying to do a combination of songs for all ages that will be at our wedding. My DJ asked from 25-35 "must haves" and any "Do not play" songs. He then puts our must haves on a cd for us as a keepsake.

Would you mind sharing some of your list because I am totally stuck! I do not think you DJ would mind if you give them some of your "must have" songs but according to my DJ any more than the suggested number he gave us does not give any room for any requests from the guests and not all of your songs would be played.

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Orbital199 Posts : 92 Registered: 10/12/09
Re: Music Selection: Responsibility of DJ?
Posted: May 24, 2010 5:48 PM Go to message in response to: triciam

MrsM, thank you for your thoughts and suggestions. Originally we were just going to go with an Ipod, but decided we really need an announcer and some proffesional grade speakers. The songs that I've chosen I beleive to be suitable for all tastes,
aside from country. I will let the DJ know to take requests so that
guests who would like to pull from a different genre can do so.

Tricia, here is a list of about 40 songs. I think the best songs to
include would be the ones listed under the Pop+Dance and Classic Rock
selections, if you're into those genres. Much of what I put under the
Chill/Cocktail music is personal preference. Groove Is In The Heart is
sure to get everyone on the dance floor. I've found that most people request 'Love Shack' by the B52s as well.






{font:'Times New Roman','serif'}{size:16pt}Pop
+ Dance
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Groove is In the Heart – Dee Lite
What is Love – Haddaway
Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey
Vogue – Madonna
Take A Bow – Madonna
Beautiful Stranger - Madonna
Need You Tonight – INXS
Melt With You – Modern English
Pacific 707 – 808 State
Single Ladies – Beyonce * Garter toss
Good Life (clean) – Kanye West
Ohh Ahh, Just a Little Bit - Gina G

Rock

And So I Know – Stone Temple Pilots * First Dance
Still Remains – Stone Temple Pilots
Sour Girl – Stone Temple Pilots
Atlanta – Stone Temple Pilots * Cake Cutting
Seven Caged Tigers – Stone Temple Pilots
Amber – 311


Chill/
Cocktail

Protection – Massive Attack
Hear In Color – Nightmares On Wax
Ease Jimi – Nightmares On Wax
Hear In Color – Nightmares On Wax
Stopwatch Hearts – Delerium
In The Waiting Line – Zero 7
The Space Between Two Worlds – Nujabes
World Without Words – Nujabes
Silver Morning – Nujabes
Raw Material – Tsutchie
Witch craft – Frank Sinatra
Fly me to the moon – Frank Sinatra
I Get a Kick out of you – Frank Sinatra
Come Fly with me – Frank Sinatra
I ‘ve Got you under my skin – Frank Sinatra

Classic
Rock

Shattered – Rolling Stones
Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
Eyes Without A Face – Billy Idol
When I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Do You Want To Know A Secret – The Beatles
Fame – David Bowie
Rain Song – Led Zeppelin


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jmd22 Posts : 125 Registered: 7/17/08
Re: Music Selection: Responsibility of DJ?
Posted: May 24, 2010 5:51 PM Go to message in response to: Orbital199

Our DJ provided us with worksheets for both the ceremony and reception. We filled out which songs we wanted for our processional and recessional, and then for "mood music" before the ceremony and during dinner, there were options of music genres- 40s/Big Band (Sinatra/Dean Martin, etc), classical, country, Top 40, etc. Then for the reception, we were supposed to provide 20-25 of our "must plays" and then she will fill in the gaps with our preferred genre for dancing- rock, 80s, country, rap, etc. Also, we picked out songs for our entrance to the reception, the bouquet toss, first dance....

There were a few songs on our list that she didn't have, and she said that she would get them. I think that any music your DJ needs to get should be their responsibility- hey-- you're helping them fill out their playlists! :)

To the other poster who asked about song choices- Google "top 200 wedding songs" - our DJ gave us that list and it gave us some good ideas for dance music. Some fun songs I had forgotten about! :)

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Orbital199 Posts : 92 Registered: 10/12/09
Re: Music Selection: Responsibility of DJ?
Posted: May 24, 2010 6:21 PM Go to message in response to: jmd22

I agree with you JM, I feel that the DJ should be responsible for finding the music requests. But I do have some kind of obscure electronic/jazz selections that will probably be pretty hard to find.

I've done a google search for local DJs and unfortunately it looks like the pickings are slim. I hope I can find one that will work with my requests.

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triciam Posts : 128 Registered: 2/19/09
Re: Music Selection: Responsibility of DJ?
Posted: Jun 4, 2010 9:14 PM Go to message in response to: Orbital199

Thanks so much!

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