When it comes to 80s music at your Charleston wedding, you normally see a lot of the pop artists get added into a couple's playlist. The more fun pop artists like Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Huey Lewis, Prince, and Culture Club created some of the most iconic pop songs. The lines were always a bit blurred throughout the 80s as to what defined "alternative" music. Alternative music had a different sound, and at times, a bit of an edge.  Back in the latter part of the 80s, "alternative" became more of a defined genre as shows like "120 Minutes" popped up on MTV and showcased the bands you did not hear on Top 40 radio.  Then, as the 90s began, there were more and more radio stations that signed on the air whose focus was solely "alternative music".  When I was in high school back in the latter part of the 80s, most of the bands you'll see on this playlist were considered "underground", and there was a bit of a Goth clique at my high school who were really into this type of music. As I have stated in all of my blog posts, the music that you decide that you would like to add to your Charleston wedding  DJ playlist should clearly define your musical tastes.  This 80s Alternative and Synth Cocktail Hour is just one of the many countless playlist ideas that you can consider for your wedding. Ok, let's begin the time warp journey back to the days of big hair and at times, black nail polish and lipstick. Turn up your speakers now.

As we enter this second weekend of May, the temperatures are finally beginning to really heat up. After a fairly cool March and April, we're expecting some of the first 90 degree temperatures in Charleston as another incredibly business wedding weekend and season continues. At this time of the year, there is ALWAYS something going on around Charleston, as we're in the peak of another busy Charleston wedding season. With Charleston being the number 2 wedding destination, couples continue to travel here to make one of the most beautiful cities in the world the place where they begin their lives together.  Music has always and will continue to be my main focus at Mike Bills Entertainment. With some recent tweaks in content, as well as imaging changes on my website over the past few weeks, it's been a while since I have blogged about what it is that I am truly passionate about. Music.  Your Charleston wedding DJ playlist should not only be the most fun you can make it, but you should also put in it a lot of songs about "love". Simply put, this is the main reason you are planning the single most important day of your life, right? :)  I am always in the mood to be blogging about "love".   While you don't generally want to totally fill your playlist with a bunch of slow songs, the following list has been updated to include some current love songs that are still heavily requested. These are some of the songs that can fill the dance floor and bring those folks to the dance floor with their partner who may not have been getting "low", just a few minutes earlier.  For a Charleston wedding that is full of love, you'll want to read on.

The personalized approach you get when you book your Charleston wedding with Mike Bills Entertainment is actually a fairly rare commodity in Charleston, SC. Mike Bills Entertainment was born as a small company and will continue to operate as a small company. With a laser focus on providing a higher end level of service for the Charleston Wedding DJ market, Mike Bills Entertainment is not a huge company with multiple DJs, nor is it a booking agency. From the time that you hit my website and we meet, you are working with ONE DJ throughout the entire process up until the last song is played at your wedding and your limo leaves the reception. The brides and grooms that book me never go without saying that one of the main reasons they chose my company was the personalized (one DJ) service I provide. This is really an attractive quality, especially for destination brides and grooms looking to let Charleston serve as the backdrop for their big day. When you work with ONE DJ from start to finish, the lines of communication are open all the time (either through email / phone or Skype and Facetime), and your wedding planning and music isn't tossed around like a football from DJ to DJ like you tend to see with the larger companies. Does this sound good to you so far? Believe me! It gets better and you'll want to read on.

It happened to me again last weekend at a wedding downtown at the Hyatt House. I was DJing another wonderful Charleston wedding, and everything was coming together for another amazing night of dancing and good times. We had passed that transition after the cake was cut and everyone was coming out on the dance floor. I was smiling and saying to myself. "I love this!" This is why I truly love doing what I do. The proper music that is chosen by the bride and groom does the talking and will get your guests out on the dance floor. The bride was out there with her friends, and then I saw the mother of the bride join her daughter out on the dance floor for even more fun. Seeing the joy and fun that the bride and groom and guests are having on the dance floor is the culmination of many months of discussions and music planning. It humbles me to no end to see this play out at Charleston wedding after wedding.  You might be asking yourself. How does this happen? What would you say if I told you that you could have the Charleston Wedding DJ playlist of your dreams just by simply logging into a website and choosing songs? Yeah, it's that easy! Trust me, you'll want to read more about this.

Mike Bills is the owner and operator of Mike Bills Entertainment, a higher end DJ service based in and around the greater Charleston, South Carolina area, which happens to be the Number 2 wedding destination in the country. This means he is the ONLY DJ on staff in the company. This also means there is NO lengthy roster of DJs in his company, just ONE exceptional wedding DJ there for you to help you craft the perfect mix of music for your very special day. Since there is only ONE DJ, there will be NO surprise who your DJ will be. Every single review you read online about Mike Bills Entertainment is from a Charleston wedding or event that was personally performed by Mike himself. Over the years, Mike Bills Entertainment has become one of the top choices for a wedding DJ in Charleston. Mike's style is professional, classy & fun, so there will be no silly jokes and gimmicks or ANY cheesiness at all. When he started Mike Bills Entertainment, the goal was to be the total "antithesis" of the cheesy wedding DJ, and he's accomplished that goal very nicely. Mike's aim with every couple he works with is to create a wedding reception (in terms of music) that is all about them and their specific tastes.  Brides and grooms want a soundtrack to their big day that will be remembered for years. "When you make the music about the bride and groom, you cannot really go wrong in creating lasting memories......" says Mike.

If you've been reading over my blog for the past several months, you probably have figured out that the possibilities are endless for how you'd like the music to be at your Charleston wedding. Mike Bills Entertainment is an owner-operated Charleston Wedding DJ service who believes that giving brides and grooms complete latitude in their song choice is one of the ways to ensure lasting memories for many years to come after their wedding day.  Making the music all about the bride and groom is paramount in setting the tone for an incredible Charleston wedding reception. Charleston is one of the top wedding destinations in the country that is totally dripping with southern hospitality.

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Before choosing Mike Bills as our wedding DJ, we looked at several companies and DJs and looked over the reviews for all of them. We chose Mike Bills because of the overwhelmingly great reviews he got and I am so glad we did! They were all spot on! Mike was great to work with, quick to respond, came to our rehearsal to do a run through with us. Read More

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