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Soft Cell’s pioneering 1981 cover of the Northern Soul classic, “Tainted Love,” is the inspiration for this awesome 80s dance party. Building on a solid foundation of New Wave, we’ll dig deeper into the catalog of massive hits and overlooked misses from the late 70s through the early 90s – pivotal years in musical history that blurred the lines between Analog and Digital, Disco and Synthpop, Funk and Hip-Hop. A time when Alternative was called Post-Punk, Indie actually meant independent, and Throbbing Gristle’s “Hot on the Heels of Love” surely could have been alongside Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” on the charts…with today’s perspective. Other passions include CBGB-era New York, Batcave-era London – Punk Rock, Glam Rock, Kraut Rock, Girl Rock, Dad Rock, Rockabilly, Ska, Machine Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul, Darkwave, Coldwave – plus some guilty pleasures in the (strictly) Old-School Rap department.

Hosted by DJ Jane Elizabeth (Stylus NYC, Breakfast Club Philly 2010-2015).

21+, Free.

The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/
https://www.facebook.com/taintedlovenyc/

Whether this serves to help with your Must Plays or Do Not Plays, we present the 100 most requested songs at past Stylus DJ Entertainment weddings, and those that are currently trending.

Statistics…

  • Based on approximately 10,000 songs played at around 120 events.
  • Of those 10,000, approximately half were unique – about 5000 different tracks!
  • The #1 most requested song was played at about 40% of our events, and the #100 most requested song was played less than 10% of the time.
  • Number of new tracks purchased for clients in 2017: About 400
  • Browse the full list here!

How has the music you play at weddings changed since you started?

When I first started DJing weddings in 2013, my clientele was generally older, planning the wedding on their own, had very specific, non-traditional tastes in music, and weren’t particularly concerned with crowd pleasing or “making people dance.”

As this year comes to a close, we still have plenty of clients with very specific visions such as “no overplayed hits,” but they are generally getting younger, and are looking for more of a balance between reflecting their tastes and keeping their families and friends happy on the dance floor.

One thing that hasn’t changed is that we still ask, “What is your musical goal?” Most of the time, the answer is “a great dance party,” with varying levels of direction, but we never assume or ask you to choose songs from a list to make that happen.

When we say that we will pay attention to your musical goal, that we will play anything you want, and that every set is different, we mean it. Be sure to check out our other past playlists on Spotify – enjoy!

Stylus Top 100 Most Requested Wedding Songs 

Trending in 2017

Shout out to the amazing photographers, planners and other vendors with whom we’ve worked over the years, for documenting all the wonderful non-musical memories:

 

Shawn & Andrew Bingaman
Shawn & Andrew by Nik Morina Photography

 

Stephanie & Jeremy’s Wedding at David’s Country Inn by Pivko Photography

Karlee & Rob’s Franklin Institute Wedding by Diamonds and Details

Haley & Scott’s Mütter Museum Wedding by Asya Photography

Video: Laurence & Sonalis by Digital Memories

Jess & Kevin’s New Hope Wedding by William Hendra

Shawn & Andrew’s Front & Palmer Wedding by Nik Morina

Wes and Mike’s Winter Wedding at Hotel Du Village by Emma Cleary

Amy & Joel’s Crane Arts Wedding by Love Me Do

Alice & Alex’s Morris Arboretum Wedding by Maria Mack

Lauren & James’ Fall Wedding in Delaware by Stacy Hart

Leigh-Anne & Ryan in Asbury Park by Maggie J Photography

Lauren & Leandro’s Ramscale Penthouse Wedding by Kate Edwards

Lauren & Leandro – Another Point of View by BLB Events

Alison & Pat’s Jersey Wedding by Jenelle Kappe

Nikki & Jeff’s Wedding at Abington Art Center by Tom Leung

The New York Times: Beth & Joe – A Love Story That Had To Wait

Style Me Pretty: Beth & Joe – A Love Story 30+ Years In the Making

Beth & Joe’s Harvard Club Wedding by Carolina Rivera

Nicole & Keith’s Maas Building Wedding by Nina Lilly

Jess + Alex: High School Sweethearts Put A Ring On It by Justin McCallum

Shannon & Seth’s Brooklyn Vinyl Wedding by Björn & Co.

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Soft Cell’s pioneering 1981 cover of the Northern Soul classic, “Tainted Love,” is the inspiration for this awesome 80s dance party. Building on a solid foundation of New Wave, we’ll dig deeper into the catalog of massive hits and overlooked misses from the late 70s through the early 90s – pivotal years in musical history that blurred the lines between Analog and Digital, Disco and Synthpop, Funk and Hip-Hop. A time when Alternative was called Post-Punk, Indie actually meant independent, and Throbbing Gristle’s “Hot on the Heels of Love” surely could have been alongside Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” on the charts…with today’s perspective. Other passions include CBGB-era New York, Batcave-era London – Punk Rock, Glam Rock, Kraut Rock, Girl Rock, Dad Rock, Rockabilly, Ska, Machine Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul, Darkwave, Coldwave – plus some guilty pleasures in the (strictly) Old-School Rap department.

Hosted by DJ Jane Elizabeth (Stylus NYC, Breakfast Club Philly 2010-2015).

21+, Free.

The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/
https://www.facebook.com/taintedlovenyc/

Setlist for 11/22/2017:
Ramones – Rock ‘N’ Roll High School
Go-Go’s – How Much More
Pseudo Echo – Listening
Gary Numan & Tubeway Army – Me! I Disconnect From You
Culture Club – Church Of The Poison Mind
Roxy Music – More Than This
Corey Hart – Sunglasses At Night
Human League – The Things That Dreams Are Made Of
ABC – How To Be A Millionaire
Eurythmics – Sex Crime
Stevie Nicks – Stand Back
INXS – New Sensation
Blondie – Heart Of Glass
David Bowie – Let’s Dance
OMD – Secret
Erasure – A Little Respect
When In Rome – The Promise
New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
Prince – Controversy
Rick James – Give It To Me Baby
Lipps, Inc. – Funkytown
Laid Back – White Horse
Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
George Michael – Faith
Madonna – Justify My Love
Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
Human League – Don’t You Want Me
Information Society – What’s On Your Mind
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Happy House
Joy Division – Transmission
Psychedelic Furs – Pretty In Pink
Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star
Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough
Yaz – Don’t Go
Prince – Take Me With U
Taylor Dayne – Tell It To My Heart
Toto – Africa
Nena – 99 Luftballons
Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
INXS – Need You Tonight
Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
Sheena Easton – Strut
Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is A Place On Earth
Go-Go’s – Vacation
Rod Stewart – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy
Erasure – Love To Hate You
B-52s – Rock Lobster
Billy Idol – Dancing With Myself
Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Real Life – Send Me An Angel
R.E.M. – The One I Love
Talking Heads – And She Was
Madness – Our House
Madonna – Like a Virgin
Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Talking Heads – Burning Down The House
Prince – 1999
New Order – True Faith
Animotion – Obsession
Culture Club – I’ll Tumble 4 Ya
George Clinton – Atomic Dog
Robert Palmer – Addicted To Love
Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
Dead Or Alive – Brand New Lover
Shannon – Let The Music Play
Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Peter Gabriel – Shock The Monkey
Soft Cell – Sex Dwarf
New Order – Blue Monday
Depeche Mode – Master And Servant
Prince – Kiss
Rolling Stones – Miss You
Madonna – Into the Groove
Company B – Fascinated
Deniece Williams – Let’s Hear It For The Boy
Run DMC – You Be Illin’
Beastie Boys – Hey Ladies
Sugarhill Gang – Apache
Grandmaster Flash – White Lines (Don’t Do It)
Beastie Boys – No Sleep Till Brooklyn

Joe and Jill

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“We are so happy we hired Jane to be our DJ for our wedding! My husband has some pretty unique musical taste and we both did not want any generic dance songs to be played, but yet we wanted our guests to recognize the music and dance. Jane helped us figure out the best playlist for us and it was a success! Our guests, including older folks, had a great time dancing to more current dance music. Jane also DJ’ed throughout our dinner, which to no fault of her own, had gone on longer than planned, so she added some faster tempo songs between courses to bring the energy level up before we started dancing. She ended the night on a perfect song that just made our evening so so so special! We are not the type to be sentimental but it was actually quite magical! Lastly, early on in our discussions we came across some hiccups and Jane was very professional, quickly finding solutions to make us happy. She was a great communicator and quick to respond. We highly recommend Jane!” – Wedding Wire and The Knot

DJ: Jane Elizabeth
Venue: New Leaf in Fort Tryon Park – New York, NY

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“I knew once I found Stylus DJ Entertainment, there was no need to look any further for a DJ service. We were so pleased with their services from the very beginning. With only one month until our wedding, we were more than lucky they were available for our day. Jane was extremely friendly, professional, and diligent from the first correspondence. She was quick and responsive to our taste in music, and referred us to Valerie June, ensuring she would be able to execute our vision perfectly. Nonetheless, Valerie was all that and more than what I had hoped. We wanted to veer away from the typical wedding reception, and sought something more nontraditional and unconventional. She thoroughly accommodated our specific musical taste and requests, while perfectly arranging the musical direction and mood of the day. By the end of the night, I couldn’t keep myself off of the dancefloor, and that was exactly what I wanted on my wedding day! I was so happy.” – Wedding Wire and The Knot

DJ: Valerie June
Venue: Private Property – Blauvelt, NY

 

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“Jane from Stylus DJ’ed our wedding at the end of September. She was incredibly responsive and helpful, and was a big hit with the crowd! Our wedding was about two hours away from Jane’s homebase, and she worked seamlessly with our venue to make sure that everything was prepared for our wedding day. Things went super smoothly, and Jane kept the evening together. We would hire her anytime! Definitely go with Jane and Stylus!” – Wedding Wire and The Knot

DJ: Jane Elizabeth
Venue: Scranton Cultural Center – Scranton, PA
Caterer: Constantino’s

 

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“We found Stylus DJs while searching for unconventional wedding DJs. My husband and I both wanted an amazing dance party with more oldies than new stuff. We were so happy when Jane from Stylus recommended Amber Lynn Ensign as the perfect fit. She was super friendly throughout the planning process, responding with great detail to my 100 emails that sometimes ended with “does that make sense?” Amber Lynn made sense of them all and delivered our vision on the day of our wedding. One of the things our guests immediately remarked on was the great music she played. Looking back on the photos, she helped our amazing dance party dreams come true! We danced all night! Thank you Amber Lynn and Stylus DJs for helping us throw an incredible party!” –Wedding Wire

DJ: Amber Lynn
Venue: Christ Church Neighborhood House – Philadelphia, PA

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Soft Cell’s pioneering 1981 cover of the Northern Soul classic, “Tainted Love,” is the inspiration for this awesome 80s dance party. Building on a solid foundation of New Wave, we’ll dig deeper into the catalog of massive hits and overlooked misses from the late 70s through the early 90s – pivotal years in musical history that blurred the lines between Analog and Digital, Disco and Synthpop, Funk and Hip-Hop. A time when Alternative was called Post-Punk, Indie actually meant independent, and Throbbing Gristle’s “Hot on the Heels of Love” surely could have been alongside Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” on the charts…with today’s perspective. Other passions include CBGB-era New York, Batcave-era London – Punk Rock, Glam Rock, Kraut Rock, Girl Rock, Dad Rock, Rockabilly, Ska, Machine Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul, Darkwave, Coldwave – plus some guilty pleasures in the (strictly) Old-School Rap department.

Hosted by Guest DJ Jim Siegel [Stylus DJ Entertainment, WFMU]

21+, Free.

The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/
https://www.facebook.com/taintedlovenyc/