Years in Music

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MUSIC FOR YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION SHOULD FOCUS ON A FAMILY REUNION – NOT A DISCO

YOUR WEDDING DJ / MC SHOULD HAVE THE EXPERTISE TO CATER FOR THE MUSIC TASTES OF GRANDMA THROUGH TO SMALL CHILDREN.

SO HERE, FOR YOUR INTRIGUE, BLACK TIE EVENTS HAVE COMPILED A SELECTION OF

SOME OF THE TOP SONGS IN EACH DECADE – YES FROM 1902 TO TODAY!

1900 to the 1930’s

 



1939


In
The Mood – Glenn Miller



1938



Begin the Beguine – Artie Shaw



1902


The
Entertainer – Scott Joplin



1939



Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye – Gracie Fields



1932



Love Is The Sweetest Thing – Al Bowlly



1926


The
Laughing Policeman – Charles Penrose



1925



Sweet Georgia Brown – Ben Bernie Orchestra



1924



Charleston – Arthur Gibbs & His Gang



1923


Yes
We Have No Bananas – Billy Jones



1929



Makin’ Whoopee – Eddie Cantor



1931



Minnie the Moocher – Cab Calloway



1939



We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn



1939



Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland



1928



Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael



1925


The
Runaway Train – Vernon Dalhart



1936



Stompin’ At The Savoy – Benny Goodman



1934


On
the Good Ship Lollipop – Shirley Temple



1939


In
The Mood – Glenn Miller



1929



Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller



1934


The
Very Thought Of You – Al Bowlly

1940’s

 



1949



Ghost Riders In The Sky – Vaughan Monroe



1940



When You Wish Upon a Star – Charles Ukulele Edwards



1941



Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – Andrews Sisters



1944



Goodnight Irene – Leadbelly



1942



White Christmas – Bing Crosby



1941


Yes
Sir That’s My Baby – Eddie Cantor



1943



Paper Doll – Mills Brothers



1941



Take The A Train – Duke Ellington



1941


God
Bless The Child – Billie Holiday



1946



That Old Black Magic – Frank Sinatra



1946



Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah – Johnny Mercer



1945



That Ole Devil Called Love – Billie Holiday



1944



Swinging On A Star – Bing Crosby



1946



Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Nat King Cole



1944



Ac_Cent_Tchu_Ate – Johnny Mercer



1942


The
Dark Town Strutters Ball – Pee Wee Hunt



1940



Tuxedo Junction – Glen Miller



1945


I
Can’t Get Started – Dizzy Gillespie



1942


As
Time Goes By – Dooley Wilson



1948



Around Midnight – Thelonious Monk

1950’s

 



1954



Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & The Comets



1957



Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis



1951



How High The Moon – Les Paul & Mary Ford



1957



At The Hop – Danny & The Juniors



1959



Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin



1958



Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry



1953



That’s Amore – Dean Martin



1956



Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins



1956



Que Sera Sera – Doris Day



1959



What’d I Say – Ray Charles



1953



Crying In The Chapel – Orioles



1956



Hound Dog / Don’t Be Cruel – Elvis Presley



1958



La Bamba – Ritchie Valens



1957



You Send Me – Sam Cooke



1956



Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino



1958



Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – The Platters



1950



The Tennessee Waltz – Patti Page



1958



That Old Black Magic – Louis Prima & Keely Smith



1954



Mr. Sandman – The Chordettes



1959



Misty – Johnny Mathis

1960’s

 



1961



Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker



1960


The
Wanderer – Dion



1964



Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison



1967



Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell



1961



Moon River – Henry Mancini



1961



Stand By Me – Ben E King



1965


My
Girl – The Temptations



1968



Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette



1964


I
Saw Her Standing There – Beatles



1968



What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong



1962


I
Left My Heart in San Francisco – Tony Bennett



1967



Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison



1962


The
Loco-Motion – Little Eva



1969



Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival



1966



Friday On My Mind – Easybeats



1969


My
Way – Frank Sinatra



1966


You
Can’t Hurry Love – Supremes



1965


I
Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher



1966



When a Man Loves a Woman – Percy Sledge



1965



You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – The Righteous Brothers

1970’s

 



1977



Dancing Queen – Abba



1978



YMCA – The Village People



1973



Nutbush
City Limits – Ike & Tina Turner



1973



Behind Closed Doors – Charlie Rich



1978


The
Gambler – Kenny Rogers



1971



American Pie – Don McLean



1973



You’re So Vain – Carly Simon



1971



Eagle Rock – Daddy Cool



1977



Hotel California – The Eagles



1974



Candle In The Wind – Elton John



1972



Let’s Stay Together – Al Green



1971



Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin



1978


I
Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor



1975



December 63 Oh What A Night – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons



1978


Khe
Sanh – Cold Chisel



1979


My
Sharona – The Knack



1979


We
Are Family – Sister Sledge



1978



Staying Alive – The Bee Gees



1979


Old
Time Rock N Roll – Bob Seger



1976



Love Really Hurts Without You – Billy Ocean

1980’s

 



1981



Betty Davies Eyes – Kim Carnes



1980



What I Like About You – Romantics



1983



Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper



1989


The
Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler



1980



Celebration – Kool & The Gang



1980


You
Shook Me All Night Long – AC / DC



1985



Take On Me – A-Ha



1982



Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye



1983



Beat It – Michael Jackson



1984.



Wake Me Up Before You Go Go – Wham



1985


You
Spin Me Around – Dead Or Alive



1988


I’m
Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers



1985



Material Girl – Madonna



1983



Flashdance – Irene Cara



1984



Footloose – Kenny Loggins



1987



Fight for Your Right (to Party) – The Beastie Boys



1989



Funky Cold Medina – Tone Loc



1989



Love Shack – The B-52’s



1982


I
Love Rock N Roll – Joan Jett



1982



Hurts So Good – John Cougar Mellencamp

1990’s

 



1999



Smooth – Santana feat. Rob Thomas



1994



Missing – Everything But The Girl



1996



Wannabe – Spice Girls



1998


Man
I Feel Like A Woman – Shania Twain



1992.


I’m
Too Sexy – Right Said Fred



1998



Baby One More Time – Britney Spears



1990


U
Can’t Touch This – M.C. Hammer



1995



Macarena – Los Del Rio



1990



Grease Megamix – Olivia Newton John & John Travolta



1992



What Is Love – Haddaway



1999



Believe – Cher



1996



Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion



1992


The
Best Things In Life Are Free – Janet Jackson & Luther Vandross



1991



Everything I Do – Bryan Adams



1995



Gangsta’s
Paradise – Coolio



1997



Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden



1998



From This Moment On – Shania Twain



1997



Candle in the Wind ’97 – Elton John



1999



Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin



1992



Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus

2000’s

 



2001



Can’t Get You Outta My Head – Kylie Minogue



2001



Lady Marmalade – Christine Aguilera, Pink, Lil Kim & Mya



2005


My
Humps – Black Eyed Peas



2000



Amazed – Lonestar



2006



SexyBack – Justin Timberlake



2008


Hot
N Cold – Katy Perry



2005



Gold Digger – Kanye West



2003


In
Da Club – 50 Cent



2006


I
Don’t Feel Like Dancing – Scissor Sisters



2004


She
Will Be Loved – Maroon 5



2005



Hung Up – Madonna



2003


Hey
Ya! – Outkast



2008



Forever – Chris Brown



2000



Rock DJ – Robbie Williams



2000



Oop’s I Did It Again – Britney Spears



2005



Love Generation – Bob Sinclair



2009


I
Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas



2009


Jai
Ho! (You Are My Destiny) – A R Rahman Feat. The Pussycat Dolls



2001



Murder On The Dancefloor – Sophie Ellis-Bextor



2003



Crazy In Love – BeyoncĂ©

2010’s

 



2011



Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO



2010



Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars



2010


OMG
– Usher



2011


On
The Floor – Jennifer Lopez



2011



Rolling In The Deep – Adele



2010



Nothin’ On You – B.o.B.



2010



Love The Way You Lie – Eminem



2011



Dirty Dancer – Enrique Iglesias Feat. Usher & Lil Wayne



2010


S&M
– Rihanna



2010


Cee-Lo
Green – F U



2011



Born This Way – Lady GaGa



2011



Till Death – Wynter Gordon



2011



Sweat – Snoop Dogg



2011


Put
Your Hands Up – Kylie Minogue



2010



DJ’s Got Us Falling In Love – Usher Feat. Pitbull



2010



Dynamite – Taio Cruz



2010



Need You Now – Lady Antebellum



2011



Where Dem Girls At – David Guetta



2011



Last Friday Night (TGIF) – Katy Perry



2010



California Gurls – Katy Perry