It's still a bit surreal we are now in A new decade means a new era of nostalgia and a different historical perspective on music as we move further away from previous decades.
One of my passions as a wedding DJ is looking back and researching the best music of certain decades of music. For example, on social media when sharing my thoughts on music, I would use the hashtag The80sAt30 when celebrating the 30th anniversary of a popular 80s record. Now, that is here, I've started to use the hashtag The90sAt30 as we're now 30 years past It's hard to believe we'll celebrate 30 years from the debut of Wilson Phillips, and their single "Hold On". Now that the s are behind us, what were some of the greatest musical moments of the past 10 years?
Which songs that were released over the past decade made an impact at weddings all over the country? Which songs connected with brides and grooms in Charleston and look to stay on wedding playlists in the years to above? You'll want to read on as DJ Mike Bills, one of the top Charleston Wedding DJs explores some of the hottest and requested music at wedding receptions of the s.
This post is perfect for the modern bride and groom looking to add some modern Top 40 and rap into their playlist. Simply put, some songs will end up standing the test of time, and some songs will fall off the face of the Earth and be forgotten. Back in October of , a post was published that gained quite a bit of traction outlining some of the biggest recurrent songs played at my weddings over the past few years. Feel free to check out that archived post and then get your headphones ready or speaker turned out as we explore some of these bangers from the s.
Find me on Spotify by searching for DJ Mike Bills and check out this list of songs there, or feel free to scroll down through this post and click on the title of each song to pull up You Tube. This banger hit radio in the fall of and would become one of the most popular songs in and is definitely on the recurrent list. The video is in the Top 10 list of the most viewed on the platform. It should be no surprise that "Uptown Funk" peaks at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot and the mainstream Top 40 charts.
The song would become a hit at weddings in the Fall of and beyond. Released during the mid summer of , "All Of Me" would be spun at Charleston weddings in the fall of , peaking in popularity in the spring of when it reached Number 1 on the Hot and AC charts.
Thank you John Legend for such an incredible ballad that has touched so many brides and grooms around Charleston, as well as America. Released in the middle of the summer of , "Fireball" would reach the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot Rap songs chart and would cause a spike in this popular adult beverage at weddings all around the Holy City.
You be the judge. Here's another song that was released during the fall of that became an instant hit and is still a popular choice on wedding playlists. The song would peak at 1 on the Adult Contemporary, as well as the Adult Top 40 charts. All you need to do is watch the music video down below to know what a beautiful addition it would be to your wedding playlist. The song would reach 1 on the country charts, and would also move into the Top 10 on the adult contemporary charts.
You could not DJ a wedding in the summer of without getting a request for this song, and it still is a strong recurrent request years later. Released at the beginning of , the song would reach 1 on the Billboard country charts and 15 on the Hot The song would peak at 4 on the Hot The song would top the Alternative charts and the Billboard Hot Rock songs charts. The song would climb all the way to Number 1 on the Billboard Hot , as well as the Adult Contemporary charts. Brides and grooms have used it for first dances, as well as their wedding ceremonies.
The song would reach Number 1 on the Adult Top 40 charts. His album 24K Magic was released at the end of , and "That's What I Like" would be the second song to be released to radio from it. The single would sell nearly 10 million copies in alone. The remix with Justin Bieber would hit 1 on the Billboard Hot charts, and become a big recurrent song on wedding playlists. It would be the first song to be released from her forthcoming album in October It would go on to top the Billboard Hot and Adult Contemporary charts.
The song was released in the fall of , and would top the Billboard charts, as well as the UK charts by Christmas Lots of my clients have placed this on their playlist, and also have used it for their wedding ceremony. I've used this song frequently during cocktail hours, as well as the last song of the night. The song would eventually hit Number 1 on the Hot Country charts. The song would eventually top the Billboard Hot charts, and stay there for 3 weeks.
And as we kick off , the song is still in heavy rotation with a lot of my clients. The song has been covered by the very popular Vitamin String Quartet and the Piano Guys, also for use for wedding ceremonies. The song would top 11 on the adult contemporary chart.
The song would be a hit at wedding receptions during the summer and fall of Treasure was released in the spring of and would be a big request for summer and fall weddings in Reaching 1 on the Hot and Rhythmic charts, "Thrift Shop" is still in popular demand on wedding playlists. Their first hit "Moneygrabber" in and started a string of success through out the s. The Jaehn remix would make it all the way to Number 1 on the Hot charts in Released in the spring of , the song would be one of the biggest songs of that year reaching Number 1 on the Dance club chart.
While it's dwindled a tad in popularity since it's release, the song is still a solid favorite for ceremony prelude music, as well as first dances. The song would peak at 3 on the adult contemporary music charts. Rihanna 'We Found Love" would become an instant classic in the fall of at wedding receptions all over. And now over 8 years, the song is still in heavy demand by brides and grooms for their playlist.
Perhaps it was the music video that everyone saw that allowed it become a big wedding hit. Watch it down below. This trend continued deep into Halsey Back in the summer of the , the Chainsmokers teamed up with Halsey for what would become one of the biggest hits of the year. It seems like there was a "Closer" hangover even in as it remained on lots of wedding playlists. Christina Aguilera It was the summer of where we were all moving the front man of The Rolling Stones at wedding receptions all over.
The song would go on to top the Billboard Hot charts, as well as the Mainstream Top The song would spend 19 weeks at the top of the Billboard charts. By the end of the s, they were one of the most popular modern country duos. It would reach 1 on the Country airplay charts. Thankfully, as a wedidng DJ, I just play the song and don't know how to do the dougie.
But watch the You Tube down below so you can be prepared at the next wedding you are invited to. I guess you can say "I am all about that bass". Brides and grooms and guests were "All About That Bass" beginning in the summer of as wedding DJs began to drop this single, which would eventually make it all the way to Number 1 on the Hot Cardi B "Girls Like You" would become one of the songs of the summer of and would reach 1 on the Billboard Hot chart. As you can see, the s had a pretty impressive variety of music, but there were more!
It was hard to narrow this countdown to just 50 songs. Check out some more popular tracks down below that were in high demand during the s. You know I could easily go on and add another several songs into this post and I might just do that in the future days if songs come to me. These were some of the most requested, most popular songs of the s. Do you see anything you like? Most all of the songs you see on this post have a great chance of continuing their run into the s as modern wedding song choices. And if you have already done all of the above and would like to learn more about booking me as your wedding DJ , please click the link to fill out a contact form.
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Our guests are still raving about the music selections, and how they were a great balance of new tracks and standards for everyone to enjoy.