The Ultimate Wedding DJ Experience: Turning Challenges into Unforgettable Nights

Hey everyone!

I’m here to share the rollercoaster ride of my latest gig as a wedding DJ for The Best Men, where every moment is a learning experience, and every event brings new stories to tell. This past weekend, I had the honour of providing a unique wedding DJ experience at a beautiful wedding. While it had its challenges, it was a night filled with music, laughter, and some unexpected twists that turned out to be quite the adventure!

The Setup

The venue was absolutely stunning, with an atmosphere that promised a night to remember. The couple, Ashley and Caitlin, were fantastic to work with, and they had some unique musical tastes that made my job even more interesting. They were all about mixing classic rock, indie hits, and some pop-punk anthems, which was right in my wheelhouse.

The Challenge

The guests had different ideas. They were all about those nostalgic dance routine tracks like “Cha Cha Slide” and “Macarena.” Balancing these contrasting preferences was a bit tricky, but as they say, a DJ’s got to keep the party going!

The Turning Point

The highlight for me was seeing the couple step onto the dance floor for their special song, “Somewhere Only We Know” by Boyce Avenue. It was a beautiful moment, and I could see how much it meant to them. After that, it was all about finding the sweet spot between their indie-rock favourites and the guests’ energetic requests.

Keeping the Energy Up

I kicked off with some timeless classics and gradually introduced more upbeat tracks to get everyone moving. It was incredible to see how the right song at the right moment could transform the dance floor. Even though the guests preferred different genres, it was my job to ensure everyone had a great time, and that’s exactly what happened. From “Uptown Funk” to “Jump Around,” the smiles were contagious. And nothing will beat seeing the groom and the father of the bride recreate the Dirty Dancing lift to “Time of Your Life” by  Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes!

The Playlist

Here’s the full playlist from the night. Whether you’re planning a wedding yourself or just love good music, I hope it inspires you:

  1. Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
  2. You’re My Best Friend – Queen
  3. You Can’t Always Get What You – The Rolling Stones
  4. The Wonky Donkey – Craig Smith
  5. Bluey Theme Tune – Bluey (Instrument Parade)
  6. Ain’t It Fun – Paramore
  7. Chaise Longue – Wet Leg
  8. Heroes – David Bowie
  9. Road To Nowhere – Talking Heads
  10. Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure
  11. Train In Vain – The Clash
  12. I Wanna Make It Wit Chu – Queens of the Stone Age
  13. Whatsername – Green Day
  14. The Zephyr Song – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  15. Dog Days Are Over – Florence And The Machine
  16. Foundations – Kate Nash
  17. Don’t Delete the Kisses – Wolf Alice
  18. Electric Feel – MGMT
  19. Somewhere Only We Know – Boyce Avenue and Alex Goot
  20. Basket Case – Green Day
  21. Dear Maria, Count Me In – All Time Low
  22. Starlight – Muse
  23. Mr. Brightside – The Killers
  24. Hungry Like The Wolf – Duran Duran
  25. Baba O’Riley – The Who
  26. Everlong – Foo Fighters
  27. It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
  28. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
  29. When You’re Gone [feat. Melanie C] – Bryan Adams feat. Melanie C
  30. I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift
  31. Girlfriend – Avril Lavigne
  32. About You Now – Sugababes
  33. Macarena – Los Del Mar
  34. Saturday Night – Whigfield
  35. Tragedy – Steps
  36. We Like To Party – Vengaboys
  37. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue
  38. Dance The Night Away – The Mavericks
  39. Soul Man – Sam & Dave
  40. Twist And Shout – The Beatles
  41. Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown
  42. Jump Around – House Of Pain
  43. Just Lose It – Eminem
  44. What I’ve Done – Linkin Park
  45. In Bloom – Neck Deep
  46. Underdog – You Me At Six
  47. I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
  48. Happiness – The 1975
  49. Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  50. Boom! Shake The Room – DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
  51. Uptown Funk! (Radio Edit) – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
  52. Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  53. Dance Dance – Fall Out Boy
  54. Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
  55. Cha Cha Slide – DJ Casper
  56. Tribute Medley – Freejak Remix – Daft Punk
  57. Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
  58. Titanium – David Guetta Feat Sia
  59. Low – Flo Rida Feat. T-Pain
  60. Somebody Told Me – The Killers
  61. I Write Sins Not Tragedies – Panic! At The Disco
  62. Just Dance – Lady GaGa
  63. Don’t Stop Movin’ – S Club 7
  64. Laura – Scissor Sisters
  65. Dancing Queen – ABBA
  66. (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  67. Pictures Of You – The Cure
  68. Espresso – Sabrina Carpenter
  69. Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
  70. Teenagers – My Chemical Romance
  71. Fat Lip – Sum 41
  72. All the Small Things – Blink 182
  73. Word Up – Korn
  74. Its Tricky – Run DMC
  75. Happy (from Despicable Me 2) – Pharrell Williams
  76. Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
  77. Toxic – Britney Spears
  78. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys
  79. Highway To Hell – AC/DC
  80. Like A Prayer – Madonna
  81. love song – YUNGBLUD
  82. sTraNgeRs – Bring Me The Horizon
  83. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  84. Ironic – Alanis Morissette

It was a night of ups and downs, but in the end, seeing the smiles and hearing the cheers made it all worth it. Until next time, keep dancing and stay tuned for more musical adventures!

Congratulations Ash and Cait!

Rock on,

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