Some say the best part of a wedding is the dancing, which makes every DJ's job one of the most important. Not only do they have to read the crowd and provide an appropriate mix of music, they also have to keep an eye on trends. So, what are some of the top songs that you'll be hearing at every wedding this year? Wedding DJs Blair Saldana of Nashville Party Authority and Brandon Rolland of Entertain! shared the tunes they think every 2019 couple will choose.
"Happier" by Marshmello
A new classic that's quickly growing in popularity, the pros say "Happier" is an aptly named sweet, upbeat song. In short, it wishes happiness to its subject, making it the perfect choice for a wedding reception.
"Finesse" by Bruno Mars and Cardi B.
Our experts say every Bruno Mars song is a hit at weddings, and his latest collaboration with Cardi B. is no exception. Upbeat, danceable, and popular, have your DJ play this one if you want your dance floor to be packed.
"I Wanna Dance with Somebody" by Whitney Houston
You can thank Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for putting this '80s hit back on the map: The royal pair chose it for their first dance song in 2018. Our experts say it'll resonate with guests, too. When those first notes emerge from the speakers, everyone from your little cousin to your great-aunt will end up on the dance floor.
"September" by Earth, Wind and Fire
Recently re-emerging in popularity because of covers and use in commercials, "September" is one of those songs that everyone knows whether they realize it or not. Since it's so fun to sing along to, the DJs say they expect this song to be on everyone's must-play list.
"Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon
Although this song first made waves in 2014, it's now considered a wedding classic. The experts say it gets guests excited every single time.
"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
If you're not a fan of this fun song, we have some bad news: the DJs say this upbeat number will be played during weddings for the foreseeable future. Something about the rhythm, beat, and lyrics gets guests young and old out on the dance floor.
"Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake
There's a reason this one is a wedding-day favorite: The song is both meaningful and danceable. Everyone is excited and happy at a wedding reception—after all, it's a celebration! And this Justin Timberlake hit perfectly puts that feeling into words.
"Low" by Lil Jon
Instantly recognizable, this song packs a wallop and lays down the beats—a perennial favorite for any celebration!