The Perfect Wedding Reception Playlist

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The Perfect Wedding Reception Playlist from Actual Wedding DJ’s to keep your wedding reception dance floor rocking all night long!

Our friends at Uptown Down Entertainment are sharing their best advice for putting together the perfect wedding reception playlist to keep your dance floor rocking all night long.  6 Pointers for Putting Together the Perfect Playlist

Couples who are considering DJing your own wedding, this post is for you!

No matter how you slice it, there are certain songs people just want to hear. Play the hits!

1.  Play the Hits

A good wedding reception playlist will have high moments and low moments- fast songs and slow songs. Times for people to dance close, times for people to slow dance, and even times for people to go get a drink so they can enjoy the dance floor even more.

2. 90% Fast Songs, 10% Slow Songs

While it’s true that anyone can perform the general ‘action’ of DJ’ing, being able to lead a party and not just randomly pick songs and hope for the best is something that takes experience, trial-and-error, and experimentation.

Find out the top 5 pop songs of that month and play those, especially if they’re faster songs. Just look at the Billboard Hot 100 charts or listen to the radio for a few hours and you’ll know exactly which ones to hit.

3. Play the top 5 pop songs

When you’re DJ’ing, even 2-3 seconds of silence between songs can make a room feel SUPER weird and crush the momentum. When you’re DJ’ing, you want to fluidly and seamlessly flip between songs so that there’s no silence or anything like that.

4.  Cut dead air between songs

With the decline of CDs and the advent of streaming, building a song database has gotten tricky. On one hand, DJs have access to pretty much every song in the world. The downside of that is that we only have access to the songs if we have access to the internet, right?

5. Download the songs before you get to the venue

So there you have it- a little psychology about picking a playlist for a DJ event, as well as some great playlists that you won’t have to think about.