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Despite not having a trained professional on site, the dance floor was hopping the night of July 23rd – and I did it all myself! I had decided early on that I did not want a lame wedding DJ, but it took me until about a month before to find “instructions” on how to orchestrate the correct flow with an iTunes playlist. Since it was so difficult for me to figure out, I wanted to share the playlist I created so future DIY brides can confidently create a party scene where everyone, from the little kids to the old timers, can get footloose.

(The entire reception was about 3 1/2 hours long. Keep in mind that our reception was a casual buffet, so the first 50 minutes or so were receiving line, buffet line and eating. Then there was a break in the music – created by physically separating the 1 playlist into 2 – for speeches…after that it was party time!)

When You’re Smiling – Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) – The Four Tops
Little Duece Coop – The Beach Boys
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Hey Love – Stevie Wonder
Blueberry Hill –  Fats Domino
Mambo Italiano – Rosemary Clooney
Angelina/Zooma Zooma – Louis Prima
Tough Mary – Etta James
Let’s Do the Twist – Detriot Cobras
Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel
Fool in the Rain – Led Zeppelin
Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel
Sugar, Sugar – Ike & Tina Turner
You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry

[Break for speeches]

Twist and Shout – The Beatles
Start Me Up – Rolling Stones
Pink Cadillac – Bruce Springsteen
Play that Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Love Rollercoaster – Ohio Players
Lay Down Sally – Eric Clapton
Your Song – Elton John
You Send Me – Sam Cooke
Wished on the Moon – Billie Holliday
Brown Eyed Handsome Man – Chuck Berry
Cecilia – Simon & Garfunkel
Do You Love Me? – The Contours
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
White Wedding – Billy Idol
Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
Jump In Line (Shake Shake Senora) – The Hit Crew
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking – Rolling Stones
Stars Fell On Alabama – Ella Fitzgerald & Louie Armstrong
All of Me – Frank Sinatra
Rock Me Baby – BB King & Eric Clapton
Come Around- M.I.A. feat. Timberland
Here Comes the Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze
Whatta Man – Salt-n-Pepa feat. En Vogue
Weak – SWV
Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes
Love Shack – The B-52’s
Musicology – Prince
Oh Sheila – Ready for the World
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Let it Bump – Miss Elliott
Single Ladies – Beyonce
California Love – Dr. Dre & Tupac
Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot
Yeah – Usher
Do I Move You? – Nina Simone
Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ – Journey
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
You Can Leave Your Hat On – Randy Newman
Just Say No To DJ’s graphic from Zazzle.com

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