Oldies But Goodies: Songs All Wedding Guests Will Love

Songs All Wedding Guests Will Love At Your Reception

When planning your wedding reception playlist, there are a few things to keep in mind….

  1. Include songs that tell your love story / display personalities
  2. Mix it up: have a good ratio of upbeat and slow songs when guests need a break
  3. Add VARIETY!

Let’s elaborate on the third point, shall we?Be sure to try and include different genres (country, pop, hip-hop, etc.) along with different styles of music – AKA – top hits mixed in with the oldies but goodies.  You can’t play Ariana Grande and Calvin Harris all night, why? Because what will Aunt Joan or Grandma Jo dance to?  You want all of your guests up and out of their seats at your wedding so make sure you play songs all wedding guests will love! You need a DJ that will keep the dance floor packed throughout your reception.Keep in mind not all of these ‘oldies’ need to be played during dancing hours but sprinkle them during cocktail hour and dinner, too!

An appreciation for these older classics can add a nice touch to any wedding, for young and old alike. With these classic retro songs, the older guests can reminisce back on the ‘good ‘ol days’, while your friends may recognize a how an older song like “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” by Etta James was revived by Avicii!

Don’t know what classic songs to pick? No worries! Our Mike Staff Productions DJs took to Spotify and created a playlist for you! Trust me, most of these songs has us dancing around the office!

Spotify Playlist: Oldies but Goodies: Songs All Wedding Guests Will Love

  1. Something’s Got a Hold On Me by Etta James
  2. Runaround Sue by Dion
  3. To Be Loved by Jackie Wilson
  4. Stand By Me by Ben E. King
  5. I Cant Help Myself by The Four Tops
  6. The Way You Look Tonight by Tony Bennett
  7. It’s Not Unusual by Tom Jones
  8. I’m a Believer by The Monkees
  9. Happy Together by The Turtles
  10. Devil With a Blue Dress by Mitch Ryder
  11. Good Golly Miss Molly by Little Richard
  12. Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis
  13. I Saw Her Standing There by The Beatles
  14. Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley
  15. Louie Louie by The Kingsman
  16. Sugar, Sugar by The Archies
  17. That’ll Be The Day by The Crickets
  18. Twist and Shout by The Beatles
  19. The Wanderer by Dion
  20. Born to Hand Jive by Sha Na Na
  21. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ by The Righteous Brothers
  22. Tequila by The Champs
  23. Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry
  24. La Bamba by Ritchie Valens


Forget meeting at a coffee house. Mike Staff Productions has offices in metro Detroit that allows you to get to know our awesome Wedding DJs by watching their video profiles until you find your perfect fit. That’s right, YOU choose! (Now that’s professional!)

How it Works:

  • Visit our office, grab a coffee and lounge on our comfy couches (that’s easy!)
  • Watch video profiles of our award winning wedding DJs in action
  • Get familiar with their personality and style
  • See how our DJs handle announcements, introductions, toasts and the first dance before you book. (How cool is that?)
  • You’re not alone! We’re here to help answer all of your questions

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all wedding DJ – we get that, that’s why we invite you to be a part of the process. We hope to see you soon!

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