DJ In Cheshire

Party Music & Background Music Ideas Lists
(Some With MP3s)

At Cheshire DJs we understand that not all clients share the same level of enthusiasm for music and artist names as a typical DJ. To assist with this, we have compiled a comprehensive list of the most frequently requested floorfillers for various events. Additionally, we have included brief MP3 samples for the background music section to provide an idea of the ambience that music can create at your event. Should you prefer to allow your guests to make requests on the night, we are happy to accommodate. For further assistance with your music requests, please do not hesitate to contact Jon at 07925 483554 for expert advice.

Some of the more popular requests from different genres -

Disco Classics:

Sister Sledge Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
Chic - Le Freak
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
Jacksons - Can You Feel It
Trammps - Disco Inferno
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
Lipps Inc - Funky Town
Bee Gees - Stayin Alive
Kool & The Gang - Celebration
Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free
Earth Wind And Fire - September
Indeep - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
Dan Hartman - Relight My Fire
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

Soul & Motown Classics:

Jackson5 Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Nowhere To Run
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Wilson Pickett - Land Of 1,000 Dances
James Brown - Sex Machine
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Martha Reeves & the Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tears Of A Clown
Al Green - Lets Stay Together
Edwin Starr - SOS Stop Her On Sight
Diana Ross & The Supremes - Baby Love
Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music
James Brown - I Feel Good
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

Rock Classics:

Queen Status Quo - Rocking All Over The World
Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
ACDC - Back In Black
ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Guns and Roses - Sweet Child Of Mine
Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
Bryan Adams - Summer Of 69
Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer
Queen - Dont Stop Me Now
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Free - All Right Now

Indie Classics:

Stone Roses The Killers - Mr Brightside
Kooks - Naive
Primal Scream - Rocks
The Automatic - Monster
Oasis - Rock N Roll Star
Blur - Song 2
Happy Mondays - Step On
Stone Roses - Fools Gold
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
La's - There She Goes

Rock n Roll Classics:

Chuck Berry Bill Haley & The Comets - Rock Around The Clock
Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
Everly Brothers - Wake Up Little Susie
Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell
Eddie Cochran - Come On Everybody
Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
Chubby Checker - Lets Twist Again
Ray Charles - What'd I Say
Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On
Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Bill Haley & The Comets - Shake, Rattle And Roll

Pop Classics:

Beyonce Flo Rida - Low
LMFAO - Sexy And You Know It
Kylie - Cant Get You Out Of My Head
Tom Jones - Sex Bomb
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
Avicii - Wake Me Up (Ft. Aloe Blacc)
Journey - Dont Stop Believin
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Black Eyed Peas - I Got A Feeling
Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Beyonce - Single Ladies
Rihanna - We Found Love
Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You
Robbie Williams - Rock DJ
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Feat - Despacito (Remix)
Weeknd - Blinding Lights
Walk The Moon - Shut up and dance
Mark Ronson - Valerie

Party Classics:

Abba Shania Twain - Man I Feel Like A Woman
The Mavericks - Dance The Night Away
S Club 7 - Reach
Abba - Dancing Queen
Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
Wham - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Phil Collins - You Cant Hurry Love
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Nolans - Im In The Mood For Dancing
Tina Turner - The Best
Dirty Dancing - I ve Had The Time Of My Life
Los Del Rio - Macarena
Ricky Martin - La Vida Loca
DJ Casper - Cha Cha Slide
Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
B52s - Love Shack
Grease - Megamix

Dance Classics:

Deee Lite Shapeshifters - Lola's Theme
Baby D - Let Me Be Your Fantasy
Groove Armada - Superstylin
Kings Of Tomorrow - Finally
Candi Staton - You Got The Love
A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray
DeeeLite - Groove Is In The Heart
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock - It Takes Two
Darude - Sandstorm
Paul Van Dyk - For An Angel
Robin S - Show Me Love
Kingbee - Back By Dope Demand
Alison Limerick - Where Love Lives
N Trance - Set You Free
Layo & Bushwacka - Love Story
Masters At Work - To Be In Love
Spiller - Groovejet
Grandmaster Melle Mel - White Lines
Bucketheads - The Bomb
Young MC - Know How
Sugarhill Gang - Rappers Delight

80's Classics:

New Order Madonna - Holiday
Tiffany - I Think Were Alone Now
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
Irene Cara - Fame
Rufus & Chaka Khan - Aint Nobody
Spandau Ballet - Gold
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Smiths - This Charming Man
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Elses Guy
New Order - Blue Monday
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Human League - Don t You Want Me
Jam - A Town Called Malice

First Dance / Last Dance Classics:

Frank Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
The Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
Andy Williams - Cant Take My Eyes Off You
Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey - Endless Love
Eve Cassidy - Songbird
Take That - Greatest Day
Aerosmith - I Dont Wanna Miss A Thing
Robbie Williams - Angels
Jack Johnson - Better Together
Take That - Never Forget
Elbow - On A Day Like This
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
Frank Sinatra - New York New York

Background music sample playlist

Chill Out Classics:

Chill Pat Metheny - Sueno Con Mexico
Afterlife - Dub In Your Mind
Jean Michel Jarre - Waiting For Cousteau
Massive Attack - Teardrop (Scream Team Remix)
Nightmares On Wax - Nights Interlude
Thievery Corporation - Lebanese Blonde
Salt Tank - Sargasso Sea
Orbital - Belfast
Moby - Porcelain
Lux - Northem Lights
Ibizarre - Smooth Temptation
Beat Foundation - My Freedom

Balearic Classics:

Balearic Everything But The Girl - Before Today (Chicane Remix)
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game (Trentemoller Dubby Games Remix)
David Holmes - Rodney Yates
Incognito - Out Of The Storm (C's Planet E Special Mix)
Sweetback - You Will Rise (Cottonbelly's Pg Mix)
Tears For Fears - Mad World (Afterlife Remix)
Zero 7 - In The Waiting Line
Adams & Gee - Chung Kuo Revisited
Sade - Cherish The Day
Groove Armada - At The River
Chris Rea - On The Beach (Todd Terje Edit)
Alex Gopher - The Child

Smooth Jazz Classics:

Smooth1 Bob James & David Sanborn - Maputo
Azymuth - Last Summer In Rio
George Howard - Love Will Find A Way
Norman Brown - For The Love Of You
Shakatak - Lumiere
Jeff Lorber - Rain Dance
Kenny G - Songbird
Dick Morrissey & Jim Mullen - Night Song
Brian Culbertson - On My Mind
Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance
Lee Ritenour - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Grover Washington Jr - Jamming

Vocal Jazz And Swing:

Swing Andy Williams - Music To Watch Girls By
Peggy Lee - Fever
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra - Mack The Knife
Lena Horne - Singin' In The Rain
Frank Sinatra - I've Got You Under My Skin
Diana Krall - The Look Of Love
Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me
Dean Martin - Ain't That A Kick In The Head
Matt Monro - My Kind Of Girl
Nat 'king' Cole - Unforgetable

Jazz Classics:

Jazz Herbie Hancock - Cantaloupe Island
Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo
Duke Ellington - Take The A Train
John Coltrane - Blue Train
Wes Montgomery - Bumpin
The Incredible Jimmy Smith - The Cat
Stanley Turrentine - Don't Mess With Mister T
Grant Green - Ain't It Funky Now
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin
Miles Davis - Summertime

Soft Rock Classics:

Soft Rock Journey - Dont Stop Believin
Richard Marx - Hazard
Extreme - More Than Words
Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin
Fleetwood Mac - Dont Stop
Alison Krauss & Union Station - Now That Ive Found You
Eagles - One Of These Nights
Rascal Flatts - These Days
Christopher Cross - Sailing
Jack Johnson - Better Together
Crowded House - Weather With You
Boston - More Than A Feeling