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Top 200 Most Requested Songs of 2016

This list is compiled based on over 2 million song requests made to DJs in the United States during 2016.

Rank
       Artist
         Song Title
1
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk
2
Journey
Don’t Stop Believin’
3
Whitney Houston
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
4
Walk The Moon
Shut Up And Dance
5
Taylor Swift
Shake It Off
6
Pharrell Williams
Happy
7
Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline
8
Cupid
Cupid Shuffle
9
Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud
10
Black Eyed Peas
I Gotta Feeling
11
Bon Jovi
Livin’ On A Prayer
12
Bruno Mars
Marry You
13
V.I.C.
Wobble
14
Usher
Yeah!
15
Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl
16
Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
We Found Love
17
DJ Casper
Cha Cha Slide
18
Maroon 5
Sugar
19
B-52’s
Love Shack
20
LMFAO
Party Rock Anthem
21
John Legend
All Of Me
22
Beatles
Twist And Shout
23
Kenny Loggins
Footloose
24
Justin Timberlake
Can’t Stop The Feeling!
25
OutKast
Hey Ya!
26
AC/DC
You Shook Me All Night Long
27
Earth, Wind and Fire
September
28
Animal House
Shout
29
Beyonce
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
30
Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I.
Blurred Lines
31
Michael Jackson
Billie Jean
32
Garth Brooks
Friends In Low Places
33
Elvis Presley
Can’t Help Falling In Love
34
Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight
35
Beyonce feat. Jay-Z
Crazy In Love
36
DJ Snake feat. Lil’ Jon
Turn Down For What
37
Pitbull feat. Kesha
Timber
38
Bryan Adams
Summer Of ’69
39
Backstreet Boys
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
40
Maroon 5
Moves Like Jagger
41
Sir Mix-A-Lot
Baby Got Back
42
Flo Rida
Low
43
ABBA
Dancing Queen
44
Montell Jordan
This Is How We Do It
45
Spice Girls
Wannabe
46
Michael Jackson
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough
47
House Of Pain
Jump Around
48
Temptations
My Girl
49
Sister Sledge
We Are Family
50
Killers
Mr. Brightside
51
Old Crow Medicine Show
Wagon Wheel
52
Justin Timberlake
Sexyback
53
Foundations
Build Me Up Buttercup
54
Kool & The Gang
Celebration
55
Daft Punk
Get Lucky
56
Silento
Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)
57
Dexys Midnight Runners
Come On Eileen
58
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Home Alabama
59
Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
Give Me Everything
60
OMI
Cheerleader
61
Def Leppard
Pour Some Sugar On Me
62
Eric Clapton
Wonderful Tonight
63
Don Omar feat. Lucenzo
Danza Kuduro
64
Cobra Starship
You Make Me Feel
65
Meghan Trainor
All About That Bass
66
Village People
Y.M.C.A.
67
Miley Cyrus
Party In The U.S.A.
68
Etta James
At Last
69
LMFAO
Sexy And I Know It
70
Cyndi Lauper
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
71
Wild Cherry
Play That Funky Music
72
Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz
Get Low
73
Chris Brown
Forever
74
Michael Jackson
Thriller
75
Pink
Raise Your Glass
76
Salt ‘N Pepa
Push It
77
Nelly
Hot In Herre
78
Christina Perri
A Thousand Years
79
Carly Rae Jepsen
Call Me Maybe
80
Train
Marry Me
81
Rednex
Cotton Eye Joe
82
DNCE
Cake By The Ocean
83
Ben E. King
Stand By Me
84
Justin Bieber
Sorry
85
Lumineers
Ho Hey
86
The Weeknd
Can’t Feel My Face
87
Bob Seger
Old Time Rock N Roll
88
Kings Of Leon
Sex On Fire
89
Drake
One Dance
90
Vanilla Ice
Ice Ice Baby
91
Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody
92
Los Del Rio
Macarena
93
BLACKstreet
No Diggity
94
Sia
Cheap Thrills
95
Psy
Gangam Style
96
Bruno Mars
Just The Way You Are
97
Lady GaGa
Just Dance
98
Louis Armstrong
What A Wonderful World
99
Flo Rida
My House
100
Zac Brown Band
Chicken Fried
101
Kanye West
Gold Digger
102
M.C. Hammer
U Can’t Touch This
103
Rick Astley
Never Gonna Give You Up
104
Avicii
Wake Me Up!
105
Pitbull
Fireball
106
Guns N’ Roses
Sweet Child O’ Mine
107
LMFAO feat. Lil Jon
Shots
108
Michael Buble
Everything
109
Rick Springfield
Jessie’s Girl
110
Katy Perry
Firework
111
Luke Bryan
Country Girl (Shake It For Me)
112
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
Grease Megamix
113
R. Kelly
Ignition (Remix)
114
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna
This Is What You Came For
115
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life
116
Jason Mraz
I’m Yours
117
Bee Gees
Stayin’ Alive
118
Fetty Wap
Trap Queen
119
Prince
Kiss
120
Iggy Azalea
Work
121
Aerosmith
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
122
Thomas Rhett
Die A Happy Man
123
Proclaimers
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
124
Justin Timberlake
Rock Your Body
125
Major Lazer and DJ Snake and MO
Lean On
126
Stevie Wonder
Superstition
127
Oasis
Wonderwall
128
Calvin Harris
Feel So Close
129
Righteous Brothers
Unchained Melody
130
Queen
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
131
Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)
132
Frank Sinatra
Fly Me To The Moon
133
Shakira
Hips Don’t Lie
134
James Taylor
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
135
Queen
Don’t Stop Me Now
136
Billy Joel
Piano Man
137
Jason Derulo
Want To Want Me
138
Eddie Money
Take Me Home Tonight
139
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj
Bang Bang
140
Franki Valli
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
141
Jack Johnson
Better Together
142
Al Green
Let’s Stay Together
143
Commodores
Brick House
144
Florida Georgia Line
Cruise
145
Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse
Valerie
146
Usher
Dj Got Us Fallin’ In Love
147
Michael Jackson
Beat It
148
Bruno Mars
Treasure
149
Chubby Checker
The Twist
150
Taio Cruz
Dynamite
151
David Guetta feat. Sia
Titanium
152
Ray LaMontagne
You Are The Best Thing
153
Jackson 5
ABC
154
Rihanna
Don’t Stop The Music
155
Aretha Franklin
Respect
156
Clean Bandit
Rather Be
157
Marcia Griffiths
Electric Boogie (Electric Slide)
158
Lonestar
Amazed
159
Pitbull and Ne-Yo
Time Of Our Lives
160
Justin Bieber
What Do You Mean?
161
One Direction
What Makes You Beautiful
162
Supremes
You Can’t Hurry Love
163
Nat King Cole
L-O-V-E
164
K-Ci & JoJo
All My Life
165
Big & Rich
Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)
166
A-Ha
Take On Me
167
Toploader
Dancing In The Moonlight
168
Fifth Harmony
Work From Home
169
Avicii
Levels
170
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz
Thrift Shop
171
Ellie Goulding
Love Me Like You Do
172
Frank Sinatra
New York, New York
173
Bell Biv DeVoe
Poison
174
Snap!
Rhythm Is A Dancer
175
50 Cent
In Da Club
176
Creedence Clearwater Revival / Tina Turner
Proud Mary
177
Michael Buble
Save The Last Dance For Me
178
Nicki Minaj
Starships
179
Haddaway
What Is Love
180
Young M.C.
Bust A Move
181
Blake Shelton
God Gave Me You
182
Cali Swag District
Teach Me How To Dougie
183
Drake
Hotline Bling
184
Flo Rida
Club Can’t Handle Me
185
Daft Punk
One More Time
186
Flo Rida
G.D.F.R.
187
American Authors
Best Day Of My Life
188
Blake Shelton / Michael Buble
Home
189
Gloria Gaynor
I Will Survive
190
Beatles
Don’t Let Me Down
191
K.C and the Sunshine Band
Get Down Tonight
192
Madonna
Like A Prayer
193
Elton John
Your Song
194
Lady GaGa
Poker Face
195
N’Sync
Bye Bye Bye
196
Beyonce
Love On Top
197
Robin S
Show Me Love
198
Dion
Runaround Sue
199
Daryl Hall & John Oates
You Make My Dreams
200
Mumford & Sons
I Will Wait

 

How Much

Have you ever wanted to buy something that you have never purchased before?  Don’t even know what questions to ask other than how much?  Yeah, me too.

If all a DJ needed to do was play music and nothing else you could bring a radio or an iPod and that’s it.  We can even rent you a sound system to hook up with your iPod.

So here are some quick questions to ask:

  1. Have you ever been to my venue before?  (Will they visit if they have not been there before?)
  2. How much experience do you have for my type of event? (A rave DJ is not a good choice for a wedding if they have no wedding experience.)
  3. Tell me about your music library.  (They then should ask what you are looking for.  Are they interested in your needs or just bragging about having a gazillion songs?)
  4. Do you have general liability insurance?  (Covers damages caused by them or their equipment.)
  5. How will you plan for my event?  (Some don’t even plan, they just show up.)
  6. Have you ever taken any training to improve your performance musically or as an emcee?  (Do they care about becoming better in order to provide you with a fabulous party or just interested in getting money for playing music?)

I have lots more questions for you.  Give me a call at 970*217*9285, I’m happy to share.

 

Hiring a DJ – Questions they don’t tell you to ask

Read just about any bridal magazine and it will give you a list of questions to ask a disc jockey company when looking to hire entertainment for your event. Here are some questions they usually don’t mention that I really think you should ask about.

1. What is your policy on volume?
You see, most parties and weddings are not raves. If you have a lot of older guests they really won’t appreciate ear drum shattering music levels. And imagine trying to carry on a conversation while shouting because it is the only way you can be heard.

2. What is your policy if I have to postpone or cancel my event?
There are no right or wrong answers to this question. What is important is that you know, understand, and accept the policy. Mother Nature sometimes is not as nice as we would like. From hurricanes to harsh winter storms, from fires to floods, things happen and you will want to have a plan B.

3. Will you be my actual DJ?
There are two basic type of entertainment companies; the solo operator and the multi-operator. The solo is a single owner or couple and they are the DJ(s). A multi-operator has several DJs on staff. One is not necessarily better than the other. With the smaller company you will usually receive more personalized attention and know exactly who your DJ will be. With a larger company you may be working with a sales person and not know who your DJ is until he/she shows up the day of your wedding. Either way, you want a DJ who cares about you, is trained in coordinating your type of event, and isn’t there just to earn beer money.

Thanks for stopping by. If you have questions give me a call at 970-667-0646. Best Wishes, Diana
Questions to ask when hiring a DJ