Most weddings guests lists these days are very diversified. There’s usually a wide variety of age groups, ethnicities, and backgrounds represented by your guests. What’s this mean? From my 20 plus years of DJ experience, it means play some different kinds of music! Folks in their 60s, 70s, and 80s are looking for a few songs from their era-the 1930s and 40s (Benny Goodman, Sinatra, Miles Davis, Glen Miller, etc). Mom, dad, some aunts/uncles and other guests would love to hear some 60s, whether it’s The Beatles, The Four Tops, or maybe Chubby Checker. Many brides and grooms can be specific about which 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s songs or genres they’d like to be played. It’s not a good idea to close those decades off your list completely, because there are great dance songs from those eras that will absolutely get people on the floor. Don’t get me wrong-I love some Pitbull, Bruno Mars, Usher, etc. and those are current artists that will absolutely get the floor packed a majority of the time. The point is not to play those current hits the entire event, while leaving all the older folks in the dust. Grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and mentors are the people that watched over us, helped us grow, and held our hand when we needed it. We should honor these people in our lives, and we should pay homage to the music that inspired them. Some of these folks have traveled 3000 miles or more to share your big day. Why not play some of the good oldies for them?? But let’s not get carried away-not all night now…… Thanks for reading our blog and let’s rock 2015!