"All Killer No Filler" Music for Dancing at a Wedding

I was recently asked to assemble about three hours of music for dancing at a wedding reception.

The list below represents a mix of tunes from the 1950s through to today. It has a particular emphasis on the late 1970s and 1980s for two reasons: the disco era works wonders at livening up a dance floor; and most of attendees at the wedding were between 30 and 35 years of age. To avoid becoming stale, and to entice older generations to become involved, a few classics were interspersed. The playlist was designed to peak between tracks 25 and 35.

All tracks were extracted from original discs, level matched and transferred to an iPod without sacrificing quality via low quality MP3 encoding. Steve Hoffman's mastering on the Razor and Tie compilations made during the 1990s was often utilised as it boasted clear and full-bodied sound with desirable dynamics.

Please note that I do not sell or give away copies of this compilation in any format. This list is provided for informational purposes only.

001 - James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)
002 - B52s - Love Shack
003 - Knack - My Sharona
004 - Chubby Checker - The Twist
005 - Christina Aguilera - Lady Marmalade
006 - Madonna - Vogue
007 - Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There [From: Mono boxset]
008 - Lionel Richie - Dancing on the Ceiling
009 - ABBA - Dancing Queen
010 - Hot Chocolate - Sexy Thing
011 - Aretha Franklin - Respect
012 - Huey Lewis and News - Power of Love
013 - Kenny Loggins - Footloose
014 - Chic - Le Freak
015 - Gaye and Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
016 - Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
017 - Earth Wind Fire - Boogie Wonderland
018 - Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of My Head
019 - Beatles - Twist and Shout [From: Mono boxset]
020 - Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
021 - Wild Cherry - Play that Funky Music
022 - Lou Bega - Mambo No 5
023 - Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire
024 - Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone
025 - Los Lobos - La Bamba
026 - Glenn Frey - The Heat is On
027 - Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancing
028 - Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
029 - Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax
030 - David Bowie - Lets Dance
031 - Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues
032 - Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen
033 - Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing [From: MFSL UDCD 716]
034 - Basement Jaxx - Do Your Thing
035 - Geri Halliwell - It's Raining Men
036 - Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
037 - ABBA - Gimme Gimme Gimme
038 - Van Halen - Jump [From: Warner Bros 9 23985-2 32XD-313]
039 - Santana - Smooth
040 - Lipps Inc - Funkytown
041 - Rocky Horror Picture Show - The Time Warp
042 - Sister Sledge - We Are Family
043 - KC Sunshine - That's the Way I Like It
044 - Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits
045 - MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This
046 - Emotions - Best of My Love
047 - Clash - Rock the Casbah
048 - Shaft - Mambo Italiano
049 - Toni Basil - Mickey
050 - Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive [From: MFSL UDCD 716]