Five Genres Your DJ Must Play
5 Approachable Music Genres
By Anna K.
December 22, 2011
Everyone knows that nothing can clear a dance floor as fast as a bad song. After reading several worst wedding song lists, I've decided that with the exception of songs about infidelity and heartbreak, someone's gag-worthy song is someone else's all time favorite. Therefore, I've compiled a list of genres that are for easy dancing.
But have your DJ assemble a song list that has at least a few songs from the last five decades so you have a range from the classics:
1. Classic and 80s Pop
I'm talking about the Bee Gees, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Abba, and Elvis.
2. Hip Hop
This genre dominates today's club music. This musical genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that is easy to dance to. While the songs commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted, the DJ can usually mix the music.
Trance is a genre of electronic dance music that developed in the 1990s. Its repeating melodic synthesizer phrases is repetitive and at times boring, it is incredibly popular and will certainly confuse the old people in the room.
Also known as the genre where old people get their groove on. As a kid, I loved how my aunts and uncles would dance slowly while looking into each other eyes. Watch out for older women trying to sensual swivels!
I know there are haters out there, but I love YMCA and Everyone was Kungfu Fighting. I feel like Disco is cheesy, but in a good way. The YMCA is a song that your grandpa, you, and your eight-year old nephew can do together.