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Wedding Reception Music from our DJ

First dance was to Ella Fitzgerald’s “My Funny Valentine.” Second dance was to Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World.” The rest was a mix of hits from the 1930’s up until today:

  • Gary LeMel & Paula Cole – Call Me Irresponsible (4:59)
  • Roy Hargrove – Natural Wonders [Instrumental] (5:20)
  • Ella Fitzgerald – Do I Love You (3:47)
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Cheek To Cheek (5:49)
  • Sarah Vaughan – You Stepped Out Of A Dream (2:14)
  • Dean Martin – Non Dimenticar (3:01)
  • Ella Fitzgerald – Let’s Do It (3:31)
  • Dizzie Gillespie, Sonny Rollins & Sonny Stitt – On The Sunny Side Of The Street (5:38)
  • Billie Holiday – Comes Love (3:57)
  • Frank Sinatra – Pennies From Heaven (2:39)
  • Peggy Lee – Hallelujah, I Love Him So! (2:26)
  • Dean Martin – Powder Your Face With Sunshine (2:30)
  • Nat King Cole – I Get A Kick Out Of You (3:17)
  • Etta James – At Last** (2:38)
  • Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline (3:23)
  • Frank Sinatra – New York New York** (3:24)
  • Glenn Miller Orchestra – In The Mood ** (3:34)
  • Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love (2:57)
  • Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There** (2:50)
  • Bill Haley & The Comets – Rock Around The Clock (2:08)
  • Chubby Checker – The Twist** (2:35)
  • Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls Of Fire** (1:49)
  • Manhattans – Shining Star (3:38)
  • Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive** (3:03)
  • Sister Sledge – We Are Family** (2:58)
  • Kool & The Gang – Celebration** (3:32)
  • Rick James – Superfreak** (3:17)
  • Gap Band – You Dropped A Bomb On Me** (5:02)
  • Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind (3:36)
  • Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby** (4:20)
  • Young MC – Bust A Move (4:22)
  • B-52’s – Rock Lobster (5:20)
  • Sacha Baron Cohen & Madagascar – I Like To Move It (3:49)
  • Ben E. King – Stand By Me (2:56)
  • Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl** (2:58)
  • Elton John – Crocodile Rock (3:35)
  • Bob Seger – Old Time Rock n Roll** (3:02)
  • Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer (3:49)
  • Kenny Loggins – Footloose** (3:40)
  • Journey – Open Arms** (3:10)
  • Michael Jackson – Billie Jean** (4:34)
  • Usher, Ludacris & Lil Jon – Yeah (4:08)
  • Nelly – Hot In Here (3:48)
  • Justin Timberlake – Sexyback (3:55)
  • Haddaway – What Is Love (6:28)
  • Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back** (3:47)
  • Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On (3:53)

Of course, our DJ (Greg Lowder) played Van Halen’s “Happy Trails” to close the evening – quite appropriate (and fun)!

Our Wedding DJ

Wedding plans are coming together nicely, although we still have a few more ceremonial gaps to fill. One more piece of the puzzle has been placed, however, with the signing of a disc jockey. We met this DJ at a local coffee shop, where he handed us a bound prospectus that explained everything we ever wanted to know about choosing a wedding DJ (but were afraid to ask). It included 10 questions to ask a prospective disc jockey:

  1. Does s/he overbook events and hire subcontractors
  2. Is this his/her full-time career or his/her part-time hobby?
  3. Will s/he meet with you in person to help you plan your reception?
  4. What will s/he do at your reception that makes his/her service unique?
  5. Does s/he coordinate your entire reception for you?
  6. Will his/her attire be appropriate for your reception?
  7. Does s/he have company standards that govern his/her behavior?
  8. Are there any hidden charges?
  9. Does s/he have a wide base of entertainment experience to draw from?
  10. Does he have the skills to deliver announcements that are clear and direct?

You can imagine that this DJ answered these questions with sound authority, but they’re still good questions for anybody to ask.