10 Best Song Requests for Your Reception

Each week, we feature music recommendations from Scratch Weddings, the nation's leader with the best wedding DJs at affordable prices. This week's post comes from DJ PC3, a music aficionado and musician who draws on both of these talents to create a musical environment that inspires each and every crowd he spins for. With unmatched versatility, DJ PC3 spins the hottest clubs and parties, opens for artists including Erykah Badu, and wows corporate clients including Nike, Nordstrom, Red Bull and Samsung. When spinning a wedding, PC3 takes the time to create a set that will be memorable for couples and their guests. "At weddings, it's really about picking the right song for the right moment.”

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Wedding DJs (and DJs playing anywhere for that matter) typically only have one goal for their sets: get people to dance. How a DJ accomplishes this differs from set to set, venue to venue. Weddings by nature have a much more diverse audience with an eclectic range of musical tastes to consider — most important of which are the bride’s and groom’s, of course. However, in order for the reception to be a true success, a good portion of the songs have to be timeless and have universal appeal. The songs below are the most tried and true tracks that'll get guests dancing! These songs crop up more often than not on our playlists —and with good reason.

► "Old Time Rock and Roll" — Bob Seger
► "Got To Give It Up" — Marvin Gaye
► "Wishing and  Hoping" — Dusty Springfield
► "La Vida Es Un Carnaval" — Celia Cruz
► "Before I Let Go" — Maze ft. Frankie Beverly
► "I’m Coming Out" — Diana Ross
► "Fly Me to the Moon" — Frank Sinatra
► "Shout" — The Isley Brothers
► "Brown Eyed Girl" — Van Morrison
► "Celebration" — Kool & the Gang