The following guide - of nine sections - is designed to assist our clients with the planning of a wedding reception. 

 TIMELINE or “SCHEDULE OF EVENTS"
COCKTAIL & DINNER MUSIC  
INTRO OF BRIDAL PARTY
SPECIALTY DANCES
CAKE CUTTING
BOUQUET & GARTER TOSS
UNIQUE DANCES & GAMES
OPEN DANCING MUSIC
MUST PLAY & DO NOT PLAY LISTS



TIMELINE 
The first item of interest in planning any event should be the timeline - a simple “schedule of events” of the start time, end time, and special activities of the day. This is especially true of weddings. For birthday bashes, holiday parties, or corporate events the timeline will likely be very basic. Either way it’s always a good idea to start with a draft timeline that you can change and update as you go. If the wedding ceremony is at a separate location (such as a church) we do not require the details, but we would like to know the start and stop times for planning purposes. If the ceremony and reception are at the same venue – and you need us to play ceremony music – We will need a detailed timeline of all activities. Once we receive the draft timeline we can offer  recommendations and insights. 


These days it is very common for the wedding ceremony to be held at the same venue where the reception will take place. If you hire us to play music for the ceremony that will require a separate timeline for the ceremony itself. As the guests arrive we usually play about twenty minutes of “seating music” prior to the start of the formal ceremony. The first thing to figure out is who is taking part in the ceremony – and how are they getting to the altar or their front row seats if sitting down. For the seating music you want mellow background music. You could any type of genre(s) such as Classic Crooners, Classic Country, Modern Country, R&B, Soul, Doo-Wop, or Classical Music. Please refer to the COCKAIL/DINNER MUSIC down below for ideas of the various genres. We would recommend that you stick to one genre so the seating music is even and has more seamless flow. Any slow songs from various genres will work for the Processional, when members of the bridal party walk down the aisle to the altar. For the Recessional, when the ceremony is over and the newlyweds walk back up the aisle to exit, an upbeat song is preferable to get the crowd going. Good choices are something like MCFADDEN & WHITEHEAD – Ain’t No Stopping Us Now, KATRINA & THE WAVES – Walking On Sunshine, or IMAGINE DRAGONS – Top Of The World.


Below is an example of a timeline for the ceremony and reception:



Ceremony

Ceremony Timeline
4:10     Seating Music    (7-8 slow songs)
4:30     Processional begins
4:30     2 sets of grandparents escorted by one groomsman down aisle to seats in front     (during seating music)                         
4:30     Officiant walks to altar from side    (during seating music)
4:30     5 groomsmen and groom walk down in close group down aisle    (during seating music)                  
4:35     1 Flower Girl and then 1 Ring Bearer and then 5 Bridesmaids walk down aisle     (1 slow song)
4:40     Bride March (all guests stand)     (1 slow song)
5:00     Recessional (newlyweds exit)    (1 upbeat song)


Reception
5:00     Guests Arrive/Cocktail Hour  
6:00     Intro of Bridal Party 
6:05     First Dance
6:15     Dinner Hour
6:30     Toasts (when everybody has food)
7:15     Cake Cutting

7:20     Father/Daughter Dance
7:25     Mother/Son Dance
7:30     Open Dancing

8:30     Question Game
8:40     Bouquet Toss

9:55     Last Dance
10:00   END



COCKTAIL & DINNER MUSIC
The playlists for the Cocktail Hour, with guests mingling and sampling hors d’oeuvres, and Dinner Hour, with guests seated for the main meal, should consist of mellow and soft background music. It can be of one genre or several related genres for each hour, or you can mix and match songs. Keep in mind as newlyweds you will probably be taking photographs during the Cocktail Hour and will not be around to hear the music. If there are any particular songs you want to hear make sure they are played in the Dinner Hour. Also, sometimes during Dinner Hour - and it depends on the acoustics of the venue - you can barely hear the music with guests talking, venue staff moving about, and the clanging of glasses, silverware, and plates. It’s usually not predictable and something we all find out as its happening. For the Cocktail Hour and Dinner Hour please send me particular songs you desire OR simply select one or more genres from the list below:

CLASSIC CROONERS: Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis, Mel Torme, Frankie Valli, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Louie Armstrong, etc...
MODERN CROONERS: Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr., Sara Bareilles, Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillet, Edwin McCain, Tom O'Dell, John Legend, etc...
POP INSTRUMENTALS: Piano/cello covers of popular songs by Bryan Adams, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Joe Cocker, Journey, John Legend, etc.. 

CLASSIC ROCK: Aerosmith, Journey, Eagles, Elton John, Boston, Cheap Trick, Chicago, Phil Collins, Beatles, Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac, etc...
COUNTRY MIX: Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Randy Travis, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan, etc...
80's BALLADS: Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, Foreigner, Billy Joel, Whitney Houston, Richard Marx, Cheap Trick, Bad English, Hall & Oates, etc...
ALT ROCK: Matchbox 20, Goo Goo Dolls, Train, Ed Sheeran, Mazzy Star, Snow Patrol, Cure, Lifehouse, Creed, Oasis, Maroon 5, Black Crowes, etc...
DOO-WOP & 50's: Flamingos, Dixie Cups, Platters, Five Satins, Drifters, Frankie Lymon, Penguins, Moon Glows, Dubs, Duprees, Everly Brothers, etc…
CLASSIC SOUL: Stevie Wonder, Temptations, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Teddy Pendergrass, Marvin Gaye, Ben E. King, Bill Withers, Spinners, etc...
R&B MIX: Boyz II Men, Jennifer Hudson, Eric Benet, Keyshia Cole, Atlantic Starr, Luther Vandross, Vanessa Williams, Gerald Levert, Tamar Braxton, etc...
CLASSICAL: Ludwig von Beethoven, John Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Josef Hayden, Johannes Brahms, Frederic Chopin, etc…
MODERN LATIN CROONERS: Fonseca, David Bisbal, Enrique Iglesias, Marc Anthony, Juanes, Luis Fonsi, Reyli, Alejandro Sanz, Romeo Santos, etc... 

TRADITIONAL LATIN MIX: Franco De Vita, Vincente Fernandez, Los Dandys, Juan Gabriel, Leo Dan, Trio Los Panchos, Leo Marini, Julio Jaramillo, etc...



INTRO OF BRIDAL PARTY
At the end of the Cocktail Hour the guests will usually be ushered into the main reception area in preparation for dinner. At that time our DJ-EMCEE team will do a short welcome and then introduce the members of the bridal party back into the venue. For this we usually recommend choosing two separate upbeat songs for the intros - one for the various bridal party couples and another for the newlyweds only. For the bridal party couples we would play most of the same song as they come out one at a time. For the newlyweds you would not be choosing a song so much, but a “segment of a song” as we would probably only play about 45-60 seconds of it. You want a segment of a song where it is about to jump off. So for the newlyweds you might say, “We want PINK – Raise Your Glass, but start it at 0:35.” If you just send us a song we can also figure out the best point to start with it. A few examples of intros we have done:


ANDY GRAMMER – Back Home                                       and           
TEMPTATIONS – My Girl                                                   and            
BRUNO MARS – Just The Way You Are                           and            
PHARRELL WILLIAMS – Happy                                        and            
DIXIE CUPS – Chapel Of Love                                          and          

HALL & OATES - You Make  My Dreams Come True        and 




We also will need the names of each member of the bridal party that will be introduced. Usually the bridal party comes out in couples, whether it’s boy-girl, girl-girl, or boy-boy. It just depends of how many males and females are in the party and other factors. Sometimes a person can be introduced alone or you could have a trio walk out together. We need the pairings and the order to be introduced. Please include any special relationships to the bride or groom of those being introduced. I will follow up with you but if possible please include phonetic spellings of names that appear unusual (i.e. KAMAUFF as in “Come-off” or RICHTER as in “Rick-ter.”) Here is an example of the bridal party intro with the newlyweds coming out last:


Susan Edwards & Karl Edwards (parents of the groom)
Dorothy Jensen (grandmother of the bride)          WALKING ALONE
Kristen Johnson & Seth Johnson (parents of the bride)
Sally Watkins & Charles Nelson
Marie Yang & Nick Hanson (cousin of groom)
Denise Johnson (sister of bride) & Mark Towns
Diane Marks (Matron of Honor) & Tristan Gessner (Best Man)
Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Edwards (newlyweds)

For the introduction of the newlyweds there are several variations we could use such as, “It’s my pleasure to introduce the happy newlyweds… Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Edwards” or “And here they are… Our happy newlyweds… Sally & Joshua Edwards” or “And now I proudly introduce our happily married couple… Mrs. Elaine Russell and Mary Sizemore.”  It's the name portion that is important.




SPECIALTY DANCES

Part of finalizing your timeline will involve which specialty dances you are planning to incorporate into the reception. They could include the First Dance, Mother/Son Dance, Father/Daughter Dance, and Last Dance. 


First Dance: This dance is usually held right after the introduction of the newlyweds into the reception - before they can leave the dance floor. It usually features just the newlyweds and is their first opportunity to dance together as a married couple. Typically it’s a slow love song, but we have played more upbeat songs or even a mash-up of several slow and upbeat songs. A few examples:

FRANK SINATRA – The Way You Look Tonight                                
NAT KING COLE – Unforgettable                                                   
ELVIS PRESLEY – Can’t Help Falling In Love                                             
PERCY SLEDGE – When A Man Loves A Woman                           
BEN E KING – Stand By Me                                                            
JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY – I Swear                                                                     
KENNY CHESNEY – You Had Me From Hello                                   
DIERKS BENTLEY – I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes

DAN + SHAY - From The Ground Up

GEORGE STRAIT – I Cross My Heart                                                   
AEROSMITH – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing                                    

BON JOVI - Thank You For Loving Me                                                

JOHN LEGEND – All Of Me                                                                 
HEATWAVE – Always And Forever                                                     

SADE - By Your Side                                                                           

BRIAN MCKNIGHT - Love Of My Life

GERALD LEVERT - Made To Love You

CECE WINANS - I Promise

JENNIFER HUDSON - Giving Myself To You




Mother/Son Dance:  The Mother/Son and Father/Daughter Dances are usually done one after the other - with the Father/Daughter Dance being second (the bride is always paramount). They can be done immediately after the First Dance, right after the cake cutting at the end of dinner, or later in the evening during a break in the Open Dancing. Please listen to the lyrics of any song you may choose, as oftentimes couples choose a song that has lyrics that can be inappropriate. When dancing with your mom you don’t want to listen to lyrics about a love struck couple spending the weekend together at the beach. A few examples of good songs:

LOUIE ARMSTRONG – What A Wonderful World                             
ROD STEWART – Have I Told You Lately                                         
PHIL COLLINS – You’ll Be In My Heart                                               
SARAH MCLAUGHLIN – Ordinary Miracle                                         
BOYZ II MEN – Song For Mama                                                          
VANESSA WILLIAMS – Oh How The Years Go By                                       
FAITH HILL – There You’ll Be                                                              
RICKY SCAGGS – Thanks Again                                                       
JASON MATTHEWS – That’s What Mama’s Do                                       
JIM BRICKMAN & MATT GIRAUD – Thank You                                   



Father/Daughter Dance: The Father/Daughter Dance is usually done immediately after the Mother/Son Dance. When choosing a song for this dance please listen to the lyrics carefully to ensure they fit the occasion and are not inappropriate for the father-daughter relationship. A few examples of good songs:

HEARTLAND – I Loved Her First                                                       
LONESTAR – Let Them Be Little                                                        
VAN MORRISON – Brown Eyed Girl                                                 
AMY GRANT – Father’s Eyes                                                            
CHUCK WICKS – Stealing Cinderella                                              
DARIUS RUCKER – It Won’t Be Like This For Long                       
HOLLY DUNN – Daddy’s Hands                                                      
MADONNA – I'll Remember                                                              
JIMMY BUFFETT – Little Miss Magic                                                 
MICHAEL BUBLE – Daddy’s Little Girl                                              
BETTE MIDLER – Wind Beneath My Wings 

EDWIN MCCAIN - Walk With Me              


Combined M/S and F/D Dance: If you are pressed for time you can consider combining the Mother/Son and Father/Daughter Dances into one single dance, using a “gender neutral” song that speaks to love or life in general. A few examples:

LOUIE ARMSTRONG – What A Wonderful World                          
VAN MORRISON – Into The Mystic                                                

ELTON JOHN - Blessed                                                                    
SARAH MCLAUGHLIN – Ordinary Miracle                                        

RASCAL FLATTS – My Wish                                                                    
BILLY DEAN – Let Them Be Little                                                     
MARIAH CAREY - Hero




Last Dance: This event features the very last song we will play to end the reception.  Traditionally, it is usually a slow love song and may involve only the newlyweds or all of the guests. A good variation has the newlyweds starting out alone on the dance floor with all of the guests ringing the dance floor - and about a minute into the song the EMCEE calls all of the guests to join in. These days it is popular for everyone to simply remain on the floor and take part from the beginning. Songs like DONNA SUMMER - Last Dance or TINA TURNER - Proud Mary are great choices here if all the guests are included, as they start out slow and build up into a frenzy. Another favorite is JOHN LEGEND - All of Me (Tiesto REMIX). We have had great results with that track. You could even play a crowd-pleasing anthem like JOURNEY - Don’t Stop Believin’ or GARTH BROOKS - Friends In Low Places. A few examples:

Last Dance Slow:
ELVIS PRESLEY – Can’t Help Falling in Love                               
TONY BENNETT – The Best Is Yet To Come                                 
SHANIA TWAIN – From This Moment On                                      
ALAN JACKSON – Once In A Lifetime Love                                  
TIM MCGRAW – It’s Your Love                                                                            
CHANTAL KREVIAZUK – Feels Like Home                                       
ERIC CLAPTON – Wonderful Tonight                                            
JOHN LEGEND – All of Me                                                            
NEIL DIAMOND – Sweet Caroline                                                 

CHANTE MOORE & KENNY LATTIMORE - When I Say I Do


Last Dance Upbeat:

DONNA SUMMER – Last Dance                                                   

TINA TURNER – Proud Mary                                                         
FLEETWOOD MAC – Don’t Stop                                                  
FOUNDATIONS – Build Me Up (Buttercup)                                   
GREEN DAY – Time Of Your Life                                                   
LUKE BRYAN – I Don't Want This Night To End                                     
THE WANTED – Glad You Came                                                  
QUEEN – Bohemian Rhapsody                                                     
LUMINEERS – Hey Ho                                                                   
IMAGINE DRAGONS – Top Of The World

MACKLEMORE - Downtown                                        




CAKE CUTTING

The custom of cutting the wedding cake is usually done right after dinner or a bit later during the Open Dancing. It’s a good idea to not put the cake cutting off for too long so as to give your guests time to consume the cake (or cupcakes). One slow or semi-upbeat song is usually best for the cake cutting. You should probably resist playing too upbeat of a song because you want all eyes on the cake table. A few examples:

ARCHIES – Sugar Sugar                                                              

FOUR TOPS – Baby I Need Your Lovin’                                       
TURTLES – Happy Together                                                         

JACKIE WILSON – Your Love (Keeps Lifting Me)                         
QUEEN – You’re My Best Friend                                                  
JACK JOHNSON – Better Together                                              
BIG & RICH – Lost In This Moment                                              
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – You And Me                                     

MAROON 5 - Sugar                                                                      
PLAIN WHITE T’S – 1,2,3,4                                                          
TAYLOR SWIFT – Today Was A Fairytale                                    
K-CI & JOJO – All My Life                                                             




BOUQUET & GARTER TOSS
The complete bouquet/garter toss proceedings are slowly dwindling in popularity at weddings. Traditionally, it is made up of four parts: bouquet toss by bride, garter removal with bride and groom, garter toss by groom, and garter replacement involving two guests that caught the bouquet and garter. These days just having the bouquet toss, and dropping the three other parts, remains as the most popular option. The bouquet toss is usually done in the middle of the Open Dancing. A different song (usually styled to be funny) is usually played for event part. A few examples:

Bouquet Toss
CYNDI LAUPER – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun                          

DONNA SUMMER – Bad Girls                                                    

CARL CARLTON – She’s A Bad Mama Jama                            
DESTINY’S CHILD – Bootylicious                                               
SALT N PEPA – Push It                                                               
LENNY KRAVITZ – American Woman                                                             
SHANIA TWAIN – Man, I Feel Like A Woman                             
LUKE BRYAN – Country Girl (Shake It For Me)                          
PAT BENATAR – Hit Me With Your Best Shot                             
NELLY – Hot In Heere                                                                  
SUPREMES – You Can’t Hurry Love                                            
SHEILA E – Glamorous Life                                                       

Garter Toss
ZZ TOP – Sharp Dressed Man                                                    
QUEEN – Another One Bites The Dust                                        

YOUNG MC – Bust A Move                                                         
MC HAMMER – U Can’t Touch This                                           
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – Sexyback                                            

Garter Removal & Garter Replacement
BARRY WHITE – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe             

MARVIN GAYE – Sexual Healing                                                   
ZZ TOP – Legs                                                                              

VARIOUS – Mission Impossible Theme                                        
MICHAEL JACKSON – The Way You Make Me Feel                    
EUROPE – The Final Countdown                                                 
AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long                                         
DAVID ROSE - The Stripper                                                         

JIMI HENDRIX - Foxey Lady                                                          

SALT N PEPA (feat EN VOGUE) - Whatta Man                            

THE WAITRESSES - I Know What Boys Like                              

WARRANT - Cherry Pie                                                                                                         
 



UNIQUE DANCES & GAMES
You could consider incorporating some unique dances or games into the reception. Two of the more popular are the Anniversary Dance, Second Dance, and the Question Game (also known as the Wedding Shoe Game).   

Anniversary Dance: This slow dance, also known as the Longest Married Couple Dance, takes place during the Open Dancing. The DJ/EMCEE will call out all the married couples to start the dance. The DJ/EMCEE will then ask those couples to leave the floor that have been married five years or less, then ten years or less, then fifteen years or less, and so on until one couple is left dancing. The DJ/EMCEE will ask them how long they have been married and announce that to the crowd. It’s a great way to honor the institution of marriage. In lieu of doing the Bouquet Toss you could have the bride present the bouquet to the lady of the longest married couple.


Second Dance:  Sometimes the newlyweds will do a Second Dance right after dinner (provided the Mother/Son and Father/Daughter Dances were not held or were taken care of right after the First Dance). The Second Dance can often involve the newlyweds starting out alone as a couple, and then being joined part way through by the bridal party, family members, or all the guests. There are lots of variations on this one. It usually involves various couples on the floor and not just the newlyweds. If you are having everyone join in you can use any of the First Dance songs.

Question Game: This is a game of about twenty-five questions that can take place during a break in the Open Dancing. The newlyweds sit in two back-to-back chairs, facing away from each other, while each holds pink and blue handkerchiefs. The DJ/EMCEE will ask a question such as “Who is the boss in the relationship?” and the newlyweds will each answer by raising a pink (signifying the bride) or blue (for the groom) handkerchief. They can’t see each others response so it usually leads to truthful answers. Other popular questions are "Who was the first person to bring up getting married?" -- "Who is the messiest person?" -- "Who is usually the first to apologize after an argument?" -- "Who is the better driver?" The game is designed to be fun and the answers always lead to laughter from the crowd.
 


 
OPEN DANCING
Open Dancing takes place after dinner and is the main part of the reception. Typically during the Open Dancing upbeat dancing music of various genres is played with some slow songs and possibly a couple of group dance songs mixed in. For starters the newlyweds can indicate what genres they want played (i.e. Top 40, Modern Country, Motown, Disco, Classic Rock, 80’s pop, etc…). It’s preferable to send me at least a short list of actual songs you want played, and from that I can build the entire playlist. Keep in mind you can generally play about fifteen songs an hour, so for a typical 2.5 hours of Open Dancing that’s only forty-five total songs - minus a few for events such as the bouquet toss that eat up additional time.  


Slow Dance Songs - Group or Line Dances - Policy On Requests - Explicit Language
During the Open Dancing we will take breaks from the upbeat songs to play a few mellow songs for couples to dance to. Please include a few slow songs if you have any particular ones you would like to hear. Otherwise we will play a few that fit the genres you have selected for the evening..... If you desire to hear any of the popular group dance (line dance) songs please indicate which ones in particular. Those could include the more popular ones like the Cupid Shuffle, Electric Slide, Watch Me, and The Wobble..... A question I get asked on occasion asked is how we handle song requests from the guests. Unless you specify otherwise we honor what is referred to as “reasonable requests.” It is important that the request fits the genre(s) of music that we are playing for the evening. If the reception is mainly of a Top 40, Hip-hop, and R&B flavor, I would likely consider a song by Luke Bryan or the Rolling Stones an unreasonable request. They just wouldn’t fit. No matter what someone requests I’ll always be polite to your guests. Instead of saying I can’t play their song I’ll try to steer them in another direction to a more suitable request..... You also need to indicate how to handle songs with profane and sexually explicit language. I prefer to get the edited or "CLEAN" versions of songs that are really explicit, especially when there are young children at the reception. If we were to agree to play some unedited versions of particular songs they would be better suited for late in the reception.


Here is a list of the top Open Dancing songs played by Bales Entertainment during weddings in 2018 and 2019:

MARK RONSON – Uptown Funk  

DUA LIPA - New Rules

SIGALA (Meghan Trainor, etc...) - Just Got Paid                                         
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – Can’t Stop The Feeling                   
ANDY GRAMMER – Honey, I’m Good     

CHEAT CODES (Demi Lovato) - No Promises                                
WALK THE MOON – Shut Up & Dance                                 
PITBULL – Don’t Stop The Party                                            
MAROON 5 - Sugar                                                                     
JUSTIN BIEBER - What Do You Mean?                                 
JASON DERULO – Want To Want Me                                   
FLO RIDA – Good Feeling                                

MAROON 5  (Cardi B) - Girls Like You                                                  
MACKLEMORE – Can’t Hold Us                                 

BRUNO MARS – 24K Magic                                                                                         
TAIO CRUZ – Higher                                                                                                                                            
MAJOR LAZER – Lean On                                                           
BLACK EYED PEAS - I Gotta Feeling                                              

ZEDD (Marin Morris) - The Middle

LSD (Sia, etc...) - Audio     
DON OMAR – Danza Kaduro                                                                                                     
MARC ANTHONY – Vivir Mi Vida (Pop Version)                     

SHAKIRA - Rabiosa                                                                

DADDY YANKEE - Limbo (Spanglish Version) 

CAMILA CABELLO (Yung Thug) - Havana

MALUMA - Sin Contrato                                                     

WISIN - Corazon Acelerao                                                     
ISLEY BROTHERS - Shout                                                    

GENTE DE ZONA (Marc Anthony) - La Goradera (Salsa Version)

LUIS FONSI (Daddy Yankee) - Despacito

CARDI B (Bad Bunny & J Balvin) - I Like It

BEBE REXHA - I'm A Mess

CUPID - Cupid Shuffle

CHAINSMOKERS (Emily Warren) - Side Effects

DJ SNAKE (Justin Bieber) - Let Me 

NEIL DIAMOND - Sweet Caroline




MUST PLAY & DO NOT PLAY LISTS
Please indicate which songs are a “must play” for the Open Dancing. That should be a short list (maybe 8-9 songs) that can be given priority. The must play list can also help us understand your likes. Fielding requests and sticking with a genre that is packing the floor can make it difficult to get to all your must play songs - if you have too many. Letting us know if there is any special meaning behind a song is very important. If you ask for a slow song and indicate it’s for the groom’s parents, we will ensure it’s only played when they are around. Otherwise we might just play it at any time and they could possibly miss it.

A list of “do not play” songs is not necessary, but can be helpful. Frequently that list may include the various group dances songs such as the Cupid Shuffle, Electric Slide, Watch Me, and The Wobble. The newlyweds sometimes ask that we not play any group dance songs, or play only certain ones while avoiding others. The bottom line is that your guests will undoubtedly request these songs. Do you want any of them played with your selections? Do you want me to play them only if they are requested? Or only honor requests for certain ones? Or avoid them all together?      

 

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MADONNA – Like A Virgin
KOOL & THE GANG – Ladies Night
MICHAEL JACKSON - PYT
BEYONCE – Single Ladies
HOT CHOCOLATE – You Sexy Thing
RICK JAMES – Super Freak                     
MARTINA MCBRIDE – This One’s For The Girls
GRETCHEN WILSON – Redneck Woman
GWEN STEFANI – Hollaback Girl
FERGIE – Glamorous
ROY ORBISON – Oh, Pretty Woman  
POINTER SISTERS – Jump

 

LIONEL RICHIE – All Night Long
BILL MEDLEY/JENNIFER WARNES – I’ve Had The Time…
EDDIE MONEY – Take Me Home Tonight
HALL & OATES – You Make My Dreams Come True
BON JOVI – Livin’ On A Prayer
BROTHERS OSBORNE – Stay A Little Longer
BLACK EYED PEAS – The Time (Dirty Bit)
ANDY GRAMMER – Back Home
FUN – We Are Young
AMERICAN AUTHORS  - Best Day Of My Life

MARIANAS TRENCH - Who Do You Love

FOUNDATIONS – Build Me Up (Buttercup)
JAMES TAYLOR – How Sweet It Is
MICHAEL FRANTI – Say Hey (I Love You)
EMOTIONS – Best Of My Love 
BRYAN ADAMS – Everything (I Do)
COLBIE CAILLAT – I Do
THOMPSON SQUARE – If I Didn’t Have You
ONE REPUBLIC – Good Life

SIGALA - Sweet Lovin'
BRUNO MARS – Just The Way You Are
UNCLE KRACKER – Smile
LUTHER VANDROSS – Here And Now

BON JOVI - Livin' On A Prayer

O'JAYS - Love Train

PITBULL - Give Me Everything

CECE PENISTON - Finally

JERRY LEE LEWIS - Great Balls of Fire

BEYONCE - Crazy In Love

PRINCE – Kiss
MARVIN GAYE – Let’s Get It On
YELLO – Oh Yeah
ALOE BLACC – The Man
RICK JAMES – Super Freak
FOGHAT – Slow Ride
TONE LOC – Wild Thing
GEORGE THOROGOOD – Bad To The Bone
COMMODORES – Brick House
RIGHT SAID FRED – I’m Too Sexy
HALL & OATES – Maneater
GINUWINE – Pony

 

MUSIC GUIDE FOR WEDDINGS

ELVIS PRESLEY – Wonder Of You
IZ KAMAKAWIWO’OLE – Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World
TOM PETTY – Wildflowers        
REBA MCINTIRE – I’ll Be
LEE ANN WOMACK – I Hope You Dance       
ELTON JOHN – Can You Feel Love Tonight

WHITNEY HOUSTON (Mariah Carey) - When You Believe

BALES ENTERTAINMENT

SURVIVOR – Eye Of The Tiger
AC/DC – Back In Black
JAY-Z – Big Pimpin’
VILLAGE PEOPLE – Macho Man
KENNY LOGGINS – Danger Zone

NAT KING COLE – L.O.V.E.
JOE COCKER – You Are So Beautiful 
LONESTAR – Amazed
BIG & RICH – Lost In This Moment
KEITH URBAN – Making Memories Of Us                     
KELLY CLARKSON – A Moment Like This   
BRYAN ADAMS – Heaven
MICHAEL BUBLE – Save The Dance For Me
JOURNEY – Don’t Stop Believin’

GERALD LEVERT - Made To Love You

DJ, EMCEE & UPLIGHTING - serving MD-DC-VA-WV-PA-DE


TRACE ADKINS – Then They Do
TIM MCGRAW – My Little Girl  
BILLY JOEL – Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)

KIPPI BRANNON – Daddy’s Little Girl
STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN – Cinderella
NATALIE GRANT – I’ll Always Be Your Baby
BLAKE SHELTON – God Gave Me To You
BEYONCE – Daddy
RAY ALLAIRE – A Song For My Daughter   
JOHN MAYER – Daughters
DIXIE CHICKS – Wide Open Spaces  

KRYSTAL KEITH -  Daddy Dance With Me          

 

DEAN MARTIN - Everybody  Loves Somebody

ETTA JAMES - At Last

FRANKIE VALLI - Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You

OTIS REDDING - These Arms Of Mine

TEMPTATIONS - My Girl

LONESTAR - Amazed

KIP MOORE - Hey Pretty Girl

ZAC BROWN BAND - Free

RASCAL FLATTS - Bless The Broken Road

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE - H.O.L.Y.

CHICAGO - You're The Inspiration

BILLY JOEL - She's Got A Way

ADELE - To Make You Feel My Love

MANHATTANS - Shining Star

WHITNEY HOUSTON - I Will Always Love You

ALL-4-ONE - I Swear

LUTHER VANDROSS - Here And Now

ERIC BENET (Tamia) - Spend My Life With You

BEBE WINANS - I Found You

ELVIS PRESLEY - Wonder Of You

ELTON JOHN - Blessed

JAMES TAYLOR - You've Got A Friend

IZ KAMAKAWIWO'OLE - Over The Rainbow/What A World

PATTI  LABELLE - You Are My Friend

LEE ANN WOMACK - I Hope You Dance

REBA MCINTIRE - He Gets That From Me

TOM PETTY - Wildflowers

RASCAL FLATTS - My Wish

MARIAH CAREY - Hero

B-52’s – Love Shack
RUN DMC – It’s Tricky
YOUNG MC – Bust A Move

WILL SMITH - Gettin' Jiggy With It

JOURNEY – Don’t Stop Believin’     
BON JOVI – Livin’ On A Prayer
MICHAEL JACKSON - PYT
MCFADDEN & WHITEHEAD – Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
TINA TURNER – Proud Mary
CARL CARLTON – She’s A Bad Mama Jama   
BILL MEDLEY & JENNIFER WARNES – I’ve Had The Time Of My Life
EDDIE MONEY – Take Me Home Tonight
RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS – You’ve Lost That Lovin' Feeling
WHITNEY HOUSTON – I Wanna Dance With Somebody

OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN & JOHN TRAVOLTA - You're The One I Want
EARTH WIND & FIRE - September
FOUR TOPS – I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
HALL & OATES – You Make My Dreams Come True

DONNA SUMMER - Hot Stuff

RICK JAMES - Super Freak

TEMPTATIONS - My Girl

LUKE BRYAN - Country Girl (Shake It For Me)

DIERKS BENTLEY (Brothers Osborne) - Burning Man

KENNY CHESNEY - Pirate Flag

THOMAS RHETT (Marine Morris) 

OLD DOMINION - Snapback

KID ROCK - All Summer Long

LOCASH - Ring On Every Finger

LUMINEERS – Ho Hey         
FUN – We Are Young
BACKSTREET BOYS - Everybody
USHER - Yeah!

AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long

POST MALONE & SWAE LEE - Sunflower

FRENCH MONTANA (Swae Lee) - Unforgettable

VIC - Wobble