Wedding Songs by Decade: Today's Must-Play Hits

Each week, we feature wedding music recommendations from Scratch Weddings, the nation's leader with the best wedding DJs at affordable prices. This week's post comes from drummer-turned-DJ Jim Pierson, who puts the rhythm behind his masterful DJ sets. A Philly native, DJ Jim Pierson has spun major events for the NFL and is a favorite at exclusive clubs like One at Revel and Recess. When it comes to weddings, Jim takes time to find out what songs will light up the room on his clients' big day. "Every wedding is unique, and it's my job to build a musical rapport with not just the couple, but all of the wedding guests. I can mix in many different genres along with current hits to ensure all the guests are up on their feet and having a good time.”

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These are the songs that everyone will know, and they’re fresh enough that most guests will even remember the lyrics. These huge hits from recent years span across all tastes and genres, and they'll unite a dance floor with energy and excitement. Even if these chart toppers aren’t in your personal music library, they serve as awesome dance songs that bring people to their feet and get hands in the air!

► "Yeah 3x" — Chris Brown (2010)
► "Forget You" — Cee Lo Green (2010)
► "Just the Way You Are" — Bruno Mars (2010)
► "Love on Top" — Beyoncé (2011)
► "Only Girl (In The World)" — Rihanna (2011)
► "Feel So Close" — Calvin Harris (2011)
► "We Found Love" — Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris (2011)
► "Ho Hey" — The Lumineers (2012)
► "Some Nights" — Fun. (2012)
► "Scream & Shout" — will.i.am ft. Britney Spears (2012)
► "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)" — John Legend (2012)
► "Don't Stop the Party" — Pitbull ft TJR (2012)
► "Suit & Tie" — Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z (2013)


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