As one of the top wedding DJs in Charleston, my goal with this blog has always been to be the preeminent source for all Charleston weddings when it comes to the creation of wedding playlists, ceremony music production and planning. Brides and grooms also need the tools and knowledge as they search for their professional wedding DJ as the music and entertainment is the single most important part of your wedding day. information on the best and beautiful wedding venues in Charleston and preferred vendor spotlights. Perhaps you need a bit of a jolt when it comes to the creation of your wedding playlist. Well, it's a "feel-good" Friday and we are heading into another busy Charleston wedding weekend, so let's have some fun. Be prepared to turn up your speakers and have a blast. Don't proceed unless you are in the mood to start jumping, and if you are at work, this post might be NSFW, but not in the way you think. :}
And on this "Feel-Good" Friday, let the fun begin below. Let's get started on your perfect wedding playlist. I'd like to give you 12 Songs Sure To Get The Dance Floor Jumping At Your Wedding. Grab a pen and paper and take some notes and jot these selections down from Charleston Wedding DJ Mike Bills.
Starting "Jumping" Now And Download This Playlist From Spotify NOW
Because so many clients come to me with their playlists from Spotify, I've decided to migrate my playlists over to Spotify. Not only will you find this playlist designed to get you "jumping", but you'll also get all my other playlists designed to give you wedding music inspiration as you begin to put together that outstanding playlist of songs that is sure to have you and your guests on the dance floor all night long. Head over to Spotify and find DJ Mike Bills. If by chance you have not "jumped" onto the Spotify train, you can spend as much time as you like on this post and listen to these "jump" songs by clicking the link in the song title of each song in the You Tube.
"Jumpin Jumpin" | Destiny's Child
This first track is a great one, and goes back nearly 17 years to the summer of 2000. Spending 16 weeks in the Top 10, it was one of the biggest radio hits of 2000. It was even bigger than "Say My Name". For more of an urban remix, be sure to check out the So So Def Remix.
"Jump Jive 'an Wail" | Brian Setzer Orchestra
Covering the classic Louis Prima song, we go back to the summer of 1998 when this track dropped and was heard all over the radio. This was the right song at the right time as swing was making a bit of a comeback in the late 90s. This song is sure to get your wedding guests jumping and out on the dance floor.
"Apache" (Jump On It) | Sugarhill Gang
We all love "Rapper's Delight" from 1979 and have even danced to the 14 minute long version of the song, but this track actually dropped in 1998 on their album "The Big Hit" and is certainly going to get your guests to "jump on it" (dance floor) :)
"Jump Around" | House Of Pain
Another hip hop track of the early 90s, this song samples the old Bob & Earl song from 1963 "Harlem Shuffle" but still has the capability to get any wedding crowd pumped up and dancing on the dance floor.
"Jump" | Kris Kross
Released in truly a golden era of dance and hip hop and rap, "Jump" by Kris Kross has become even more of a request on wedding playlists as we've seen a bit of a 90s nostalgia period in recent years.
"Jump" | Flo Rida & Nelly Furtado
The song speaks for itself. When I say "jump", you say how high. A great collaboration of Flo Rida and the lovely and talented Nelly Furtado sure to get the people "jumping" at your wedding.
"Jump & Shout" | Basement Jaxx Featuring MC Slarta John
If you are a fan of electronic music, you probably know Basement Jaxx. Released in the fall of 1999, "Jump & Shout" featured MC Slarta John and made it to #12 on the UK charts.
"Jump In The Line" (Shake Senora) | Harry Belafonte
From the artist who gave us "Day-O" in 1956, Harry Belafonte would release an album in 1961, "An Evening With Belafonte", which featured this classic song, where we were not only "jumping", but also "shaking".
"Jump On It" | Sir Mix Alot
From the guys who had you shaking your rump in 1992, Sir Mix Alot gave us "Jump On It" in 1996, which samples the classic Sugarhill Gang song, "Apache". This release was not as successful as "Rump Shaker" in 1992, but wedding DJs have continued to play this by request.
"Jump" | Van Halen
The album was 1984. The year was 1984. "Jump" was released right before Christmas in 1983 and would become a Number 1 song for Diamond Dave and the boys on the Hot 100 charts, as well as the Mainstream Rock charts. "Jump" might be a great choice for the bridal party introduction if you'd like to take a classic rock direction on that song.
"Jump" | Rihanna
Released in the early part of 2014, "Jump" was part of Rihanna's 2012 album, Unapologetic. If you listen closely to the song, you'll hear her sample the lyrics of Ginuwine's classic song, "Pony".
"Jumpin Jack Flash" | The Rolling Stones
We wrap up this list of songs designed to get things "jumping" at your Charleston wedding with a classic song from the Rolling Stones. The song was released as a single in 1968 and would top the Cash Box singles chart, and #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The late Aretha Franklin would cover this song in 1986 for the movie Jumpin Jack Flash, starring Whoopi Goldberg.
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So, I hope you got the point to this fun post, and that it gave you some excellent ideas as to where you start when creating the playlist. The big keyword of this blog post was "jump". Be sure to turn down the volume on your speakers now or your neighbors might complain. Be sure to always check back to this blog regularly as you keep working at your wedding playlist. Even if you jumping all over the dance floor is not your thing, I love to sit down and help brides and grooms create a wedding playlist that defines their likes and dislikes. Charleston weddings are fun to do and I like to make sure they are filled with the music you and your guests will be talking about for years and years. Are you liking what you are seeing on this blog? Are you ready to sit down with a true professional wedding DJ and begin planning the music for your wedding ceremony and reception? Click HERE to schedule a consultation and let's grab a coffee. I would very much love to DJ your wedding reception here in Charleston. If you are not local, we can certainly set up a call, or even a Skype or Facetime to discuss your big day.