Turn it up! Top 5 Weddings Playlists

By Marley Poniedzielnik


We all know that a killer playlist can make or break the dance party. The perfect song while you are walking down the aisle can bring a tear to everyone’s eye. And of course, the song you have your first dance to is the song you’ll remember forever.


We asked a few of our favourite local DJs about what their top 5 favourite songs are for all the memorable moments on your wedding day. We talked to Karli from Beauty & The Beat, Chris Poynter, and DJ PTK. Each have their own unique style and we loved hearing what their choices were! Take a look below!

(Photography: Top Left – Kim Jay // Top Right – Delgado Photography // Top Centre Right – Shantal Marie // Bottom – Tulle & Tweed ) 


Walkin’ Back Down That Aisle

What is a recessional? Well, it’s when you’ve been announced as newlyweds, and you head back up (or down? Who knows!) the aisle past all your friends and family as newly married! Toss the confetti, pop the champagne, you did it!

Karli’s Top 5 Recessional Songs:
Jump Around by House of Pain
This Is How We Do It by Montel Jordan
Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder
It’s Going Down For Real by Flo Rida
Lovely Day by Bill Withers

DJ PTK’s Top 5 Recessional Songs:
Electric Love by Borns (Oliver remix)
I.L.Y by Surf Mesa
Kiss me by Six Pence None The Richer
Dancing In The Moonlight by Juebel & Niemy
Good Day For Marrying You by Dave Barnes

(Photography: Top Left – KGood Photo // Top Right – Rivkah Photography // Top Center Right – Samba Joy // Bottom Left – Kyle Joinson // Bottom Center – Kyle Joinson // Bottom Right – The Collective You) 


The First Dance 

We LOVE the first dance. We’ve seen everything from choreographed routines, to just the newlyweds swaying to their favourite song. No matter what style you choose the moment is always perfect.

Karli’s Top 5 First Dance Songs: 
You’re My Everything by Nat King Cole
La Vie En Rose by Louis Armstrong
I Will Follow You by Toulouse
You’re My Best Friend by Queen
Your Smiling Face by James Taylor

Chris’ Top 5 First Dance Songs: 
Anytime of Night by Jesse Roper
It Had To Be You By Frank Sinatra
Lover by Taylor Swift
Green Eyes by Coldplay
I Get To Love You by Ruelle

DJ PTK’s Top 5 First Dance Songs: 
10,000 Hours by Justin Bieber and Dan and Shay
From The Ground Up by Dan and Shay
Nothing At All by Ronan Keeting (wedding remix)
Thinking Out Loud (wedding mix) by Ed Sheeran
Falling Like The Stars by James Arthur

(Photography: Top Row Left + Center – Kim Jay // Top Row Right + Center Left – Myrtle & Moss // Center Right + Bottom Row Left – Darren Roberts // Bottom Row Right – Fragment of Light)

Let’s Get This Party Started! 

There’s always a few guests who need a little bit of coaxing to get them onto the dance floor. These songs are guaranteed to bring the energy and get them moving!

Karli’s Top 5 Get The Party Started Songs:
I Feel Good by James Brown
Jungle Love by The Time
         Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gay
         Dancing Queen by Abba
          Can’t Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake
 Let’s Groove Tonight by Earth Wind and Fire
I Wanna Be Your Lover by Prince
I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston

Chris’ Top 5 Get The Party Started Songs: 
Everywhere (Afrobeta Remix) by Fleetwood Mac
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Here For The Party by Gretchen Wilson
Safe and Sound by Capital Cities
Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen

DJ PTK’s Top 5 Get The Party Started Songs: 
This Is How We Do It by Montel Jordan
Hooked On A Feeling by Blue Suede
Come And Get Your Love by Redbone
Raise Your Glass by Pink
Good As Hell by Lizzo

(Photography: Top Row – Samba Joy // Center Row Left + Center – Darren Roberts // Center Row Right + Bottom – Rivkah Photography)

Time To Cut The Cake! 

No explanation needed. One of the sweetest parts of the night (see what we did there…)

Karli’s Top 5 Songs To Cut The Cake To: 
Sugar by Maroon 5
Sugar Sugar by the Archies
Cut The Cake by Average White Band
How Sweet It Is (to be loved by you) by James Taylor
Yum Yum Give Me Some by The Fat Back Band

Chris’ Top 5 Songs To Cut The Cake To:
How Sweet It Is (to be loved by you) by James Taylor
Cut The Cake by Average White Band
Super Mario Theme Song by 8 Bit Arcade
I Got You, Babe by Sonny & Cher
Birthday Cake by Rihanna

DJ PTK’s Top 5 Songs To Cut The Cake To:
Chocolate by Big boi
Came For The Cake by Flo Rida
How Sweet It Is by Marvin Gaye
Sugar Sugar by The Archies
You Are The Best Thing by Ray Lamontagne

(Photography: Top Left – Jesse Holland // Top Right – Myrtle & Moss // Top Right Bottom – Julia Loglisci // Bottom Row Left – Ameris // Bottom Row Right – Shari + Mike)

Let’s Wrap It Up! 

The shuttle has arrived, the drinks are all gone, and it’s time to head home. How do you get your guests off the dance floor? With one last epic song.

Karli’s Top 5 End Of The Night Songs:
Home For A Rest by Spirit of the West
Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
I Wanna Know What Love Is by Foreigner
I’ve Had The Time Of My Life (Dirty Dancing Soundtrack) by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Anything For Love by Meatloaf

Chris’ Top 5 End Of the Night Songs:
Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton
I’ve Had The Time Of My Life (Dirty Dancing Soundtrack) by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight by The Spaniels
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship

DJ PTK’s Top 5 End Of The Night Songs: 
Hey Jude by The Beatles
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Home For A Rest by Spirit of the West
Don’t Stop Believing by Journey
S.O.B. by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

(Photography: Maiko Media)

Don’t know about you, but we are ready to have ourselves a dance party right about now! Thank you Beauty and The Beat, Chris Poynter, and DJ PTK for the amazing selection!


(Photography: Kyle Joinson)

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