DJ’d at a great wedding at the weekend. The location was a converted old barn deep in the Royal Berkshire countryside, there was about 150 guests, which really helps make the wedding go with swing (why do more couples not invite more guests to the evening reception?)

I had been told to read the crowd and keep them dancing a lovely free brief in this age of lengthy song lists.

This is what I played.

1 Dream A Little Dream Of Me Ella Fitzgerald
2 Volare (Nel Blu, Dipinto Di Blu) Dean Martin
3 Bright Side Of The Road Van Morrison
4 Something Old, Something New Fantastics
5 Chapel of Love Dixe Cups
6 Third Finger, Left Hand [Extended Stereo Mix 2005]/Extended Stereo Mix 2005 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
7 My Baby Just Cares For Me Nina Simone
8 A Place In The Sun Stevie Wonder
9 6A – Benny Golson – 08 – Killer Joe
10 Little Fluffy Clouds The Orb
11 Kinky Afro Happy Mondays
12 Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verve
13 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You Andy Williams
14 I Gotta Feeling [Edit]/Edit Black Eyed Peas
15 Beautiful Day [Quincey & Sonan U2
16 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) [Steve Angello Remix Edit]/Steve Angello Remix Edit Eurythmics
17 When Doves Cry – Yass Main Mix Yass
18 Toploader – 03 – Dancing in the Moonlight (Alliance DC Vocal Remix)
20 Step On Happy Mondays
21 Show Me Love PLAY IT [Stone’s Club Mix] Robin S
22 Pride (A Deeper Love) (Original C&C Mix) Clivilles & Cole
23 Club Tropicana Wham!
24 Relight My Fire Take That
25 Reach S Club 7
26 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
27 Dance The Night Away The Mavericks
28 La Isla Bonita (Tropical Bounc Squeeze Up Feat. Teishan & Rod
29 Hips Don’t Lie-Bamboo (Feat. Wyclef Jean – 2006 FIFA World Cup Mix) Shakira (Feat. Wyclef Jean)
30 Beggin’ [Original Version]/Ori Madcon
31 World, Hold On (Children of the sky) (Original) Bob Sinclar, Steve Edwards
32 Dreamer (Rollo’s Big Mix) Livin’ Joy
33 Musical Freedom NYE PLAY [The Shapeshifters ‘Big Fish Little Fish’ Remix] Candi Staton
34 Finally feat. Oliver Twizt – Original MixNYE PLAY Bart B More
35 Valodja – Original Mix Steve Angello, AN21
36 Ian Van Dahl – 02 – Castles In The Sky (Original Club Mix)
37 Sandstorm Darude
38 Blow Ya Mind Lock ‘N’ Load
39 Insomnia Faithless
40 Groovebird (Original Club Mix) Natural Born Grooves
41 Superstylin’ Groove Armada
42 It Just Won’t Do Deluxe, Tim
43 Hold That Sucker Down [happy Daze Vocal Mix] The O.T. Quartet
44 sun is shining
45 Heard It Through The Grapevine (Freemasons Remix) Marvin Gaye
46 Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer) (The Mac Project Mix) Freemasons Feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor
47 Starlight Supermen Lovers
48 From Paris To Berlin Infernal
49 Ride A White Swan T-Rex
50 Hi Ho Silver lining Jeff Beck
51 Mony Mony Tommy James & The Shondells
52 All Right Now Free
53 Paint it black Rolling Stones
54 Brown Sugar Rolling Stones
55 London Calling The Clash
56 The Eton Rifles The Jam
57 Love Generation (Club Edit) Bob Sinclar, Gary Nesta Pine
58 Cafe Del Mar – Michael Woods Out Of Office Remix Energy 52
59 967066_La Mezcla feat Toto La Momposina_Copyright Main Mix
60 The Promised Land Joe Smooth Inc Feat. Anthony Thomas
61 Space cowboy Jamiroquai
62 Push The Feeling On Nightcrawlers
63 I Love You Baby The Original
64 Sweet Harmony The Beloved
65 Little Fluffy Clouds The Orb

The best man was in tears at the end and the bride said it made her day seeing Granny with hands in the air dancing along to Insomnia.

I just had a ball the feeling you get is just the best rush ever.