Top 100 Dance Floor Movers of 2015 by DJ Iron Mike

Michael Bacon, aka “DJ Iron Mike” is a talented and hard-working mobile DJ based in New Jersey.  Spinning for Ambient DJ Service since 2007, we’ve dubbed him “the hardest working DJ in New Jersey.”  Mike also serves as our Head of Musical Programming given his deep musical knowledge across numerous genres – old and new.
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When asked to compile his top songs of 2015, Mike got ambitious and submitted the following list titled “Top 100 100 Dance Floor Movers of 2015.”  Mike deliberately omitted slow dances like “Thinking Out Loud” and “Earned It” – instead focusing on well… songs that actually make guests dance around and move!  Mike’s picks are listed in countdown fashion, and based on actual crowd reactions from some of his regular haunts like The Golden Rail Pub, Pure Lounge and Perle – plus, from his experiences on the wedding DJ circuit.  While a small amount of personal taste was applied, Mike states that his picks were mostly based on live experiences with these tracks.
Enough banter… behold DJ Iron Mike’s Top 100 Dance Floor Movers of 2015.  Drumroll please….!

The Top 100 Dance Floor Movers of 2015 (Listed in Countdown Fashion)

100. Bills – Lunchmoney Lewis
99. Love Myself – Haliee Steinfeld
98. Fun – Pitbull f/ Chris Brown
97. Downtown – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz
96. Blessings – Big Sean f/ Drake
95. Waiting for Love – Avicii
94. I Don’t Like It, I Love It – Flo-Rida f/ Robin Thicke & Verdine White
93. Ginza – J. Balvin
92. One More Time – Ariana Grande
91. Automatic – ZHU f/ Aluna DeGeorge
90. All Eyes On You – Meek Mill f/ Nicki Minaj
89. S.A.X. – Laidback Luke & Tujamo
88. Sun Goes Down – David Guetta & Showtek f/ Sonny Wilson
87. Save Dat Money – Lil’ Dicky f/ Fetty Wap & Rich Homie Quan
86. Where Ya At – Drake & Future
85. Dear Future Husband – Meghan Trainor
84. Tonight Belongs to U – Jeremih f/ Flo-Rida
83. El Perdon – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
82. We Are – Justin Bieber f/ Nas
81. Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne
80. Levels – Nick Jonas
79. Lay It All On Me – Rudimental f/ Ed Sheeran
78. Satisfied – Showtek f/ Vassy
77. Betta Have My Money – Rihanna
76. Antidote – Travis Scott
75. Body On Me (remix) – Rita Ora f/ Chris Brown & Fetty Wap
74. Jungle Bae – Skrillex & Diplo f/ Bunji Garlin
73. Sledgehammer – Fifth Harmony
72. Holding On – Disclosure f/ Gregory Porter
71. Ex’s & Oh’s – Elle King
70. Nasty Freestyle – T-Wayne
69. Light it Up – Major Lazer f/ Nyla & ODG
68. Summerthing! – Afrojack f/ Mike Taylor
67. My Way – Fetty Wap
66. Five More Hours – Deorro f/ Chris Brown
65. Cool for the Summer – Demi Lovato
64. Right Hand – Drake
63. IDFWU – Big Sean f/ E-40
62. I Don’t Mind – Usher f/ Juicy J
61. Be Real – Kid Ink f/ Dej Loaf
60. House Every Weekend – David Zowie
59. Four Five Seconds (DJ Mustard remix) – Kanye West f/ Rihanna & Paul McCartney
58. House Party – Sam Hunt
57. Feelin’ Myself – Nicki Minaj f/ Beyonce
56. Cake by The Ocean – DNCE
55. Good For You – Selena Gomez f/ A$AP Rocky
54. Ayo – Chris Brown f/ Tyga
53. Cool – Alesso f/ Roy English
52. The Fix – Nelly f/ Jeremih
51. Intoxicated – Martin Solveig & GTA
50. Roses – Chainsmokers f/ Rozes
49. Hit The Quan – iHeartMemphis
48. You Know You Like It – DJ Snake f/ Aluna Degeorge
47. Commas – Future
46. Blind Heart – Cazette f/ Terri B.
45. Not Letting Go – Tinie Tempah f/ Jess Glynne
44. Want to Want Me – Jason Derulo
43. Talking Body – Tove Lo
42. Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
41. The Water Dance (remix) – Chris Porter f/ Pitbull
40. How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris f/ Disciples
39. Classic (remix) – The Knocks f/ Powers & Fetty Wap
38. Locked Away – R. City f/ Adam Levine
37. Flex (Ooh Ooh Ooo) – Rich Homie Quan
36. Where Are You Now – Skrillex & Diplo f/ Justin Bieber
35. Jumpman – Drake & Future
34. Wildest Dreams – Taylor Swift
33. Again – Fetty Wap
32. GDFR – Flo-Rida f/ Sage The Gemini
31. Classic Man – Jidanna f/ Roman Gianarthur
30. Worth It – Fifth Harmony f/ Kid Ink
29. 7-11 – Beyonce
28. Hey Mama – David Guetta f/ Afrojack & Nicki Minaj
27. Uma Thurman – Fall Out Boy
26. She Knows – Ne-Yo f/ Juicy J
25. Post to Be – Omarion f/ Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko
24. Jealous (remix) Nick Jonas f/ Tinashe
23. Tuesday – iLoveMakonnen f/ Drake
22. What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber
21. Honey I’m Good – Andy Grammer
20. The Hills – The Weeknd
19. Bad Blood – Taylor Swift f/ Kendrick Lamar
18. Omen – Disclosure f/ Sam Smith
17. Truffle Butter – Nicki Minaj f/ Drake & Lil’ Wayne
16. Habibi (I Need Your Love) – Shaggy f/ Mohombi, Faydee, Costi
15. Somebody – Natalie La Rose f/ Jeremih
14. Sugar  – Maroon Five
13. Hotline Bling – Drake
12. Style – Taylor Swift
11. Sorry – Justin Bieber
10. Watch Me – Silento
9. Cheerleader – OMI
8. Blank Space – Taylor Swift
7. Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
6. 679 – Fetty Wap f/ Remy Boyz
5. Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
4. Time of Our Lives – Pitbull f/ Ne-Yo
3. Trap Queen – Fetty Wap
2. Lean On – Major Lazer f/ DJ Snake & Mo
1. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson f/ Bruno Mars

For More Information

To book DJ Iron Mike for your next wedding, teen dance party, family party or bar/club gig, connect with us online at www.ambientdj.com  Ambient DJ Service is a full-service mobile DJ entertainment company based in Central NJ specializing in wedding DJ entertainment , Sweet 16 DJ entertainment and corporate DJ entertainment.

To view DJ Gregg Ambient’s Top 25 Dance Floor Hits of 2015, see https://ambientdj.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/the-top-25-songs-of-2015-by-dj-gregg-ambient/

To view Ambient DJs’ 2016 Wedding Music Master Class, click here

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The Top 25 Songs of 2015 – by DJ Gregg Ambient

It’s time for a countdown of the top songs of the year gone by, presented by me, DJ Gregg Ambient.

Some quick thoughts on 2015. I thought that 2015 was a good year for music – not the best, not the worst – but certainly interesting. There were a couple of breakthrough artists. Two who come to mind are The Weeknd and Fetty Wap. I am particularly fond of the Weeknd – with his distinctive four quadrant hairstyle, falsetto voice and sexy, spaced out R&B soundscapes. Fetty Wap, a hip hop artist hailing from Paterson New Jersey achieved massive success in 2015 with his unique vocal delivery that mixed rapping and singing about scenes from the inner city.

EDM (Electronic Dance Music) and Hip Hop have both seen better days. EDM has become so mass-produced that you hear it at your local pharmacy like elevator music. EDM’s novelty has worn off, and much of it sounds the same. Regarding hip hop, the music is too slow in my opinion and sounds more like drug music than party music. Some of the most interesting music of 2015 fused musical genres – for example, Ne-Yo collaborating with Pitbull pairing R&B and Latin-influenced dance music. Major Lazer, an American electronic act, created fascinating music in 2015 fusing international styles like reggae, EDM and moombahton.

With that introduction, prepare yourselves for the Top 25 songs of 2015, presented below in countdown fashion. Also, don’t forget to check out the free, downloadable New Year’s Eve party dance mix towards the bottom of this blog containing many of these top tracks. There is also a YouTube video companion video that provides the stories behind the music.

DJ Gregg Ambient’s Top 25 Songs of 2015

(25) 50 Shades of Grey Combo Pack– Earned It- The Weeknd (R&B), and Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding (pop)

(24) House Party – Sam Hunt (country)

(23) Honey, I’m Good – Andy Grammar (pop)

(22) Emergency – Icona Pop (dance)

(21) Hello – Adele (pop ballad)

(20) 50 Shades of Pop (Mashup) – DJ Earworm

(19) Ocean Drive – Duke Dumont (dance)

(18) Uma Thurman – Fall Out Boy (modern rock)

(17) See You Again – Wiz Khalifa f/ Charlie Puth (hip hop / pop)

(16) Tremor – Dmitri Vegas, Martin Garrix, Like Mike (EDM)

(15) Nocturnal – Disclosure f/ The Weeknd (electronic)

(14) Sugar – Maroon 5 (pop)

(13) How Deep is Your Love – Calvin Harris (dance)

(12) Time of Our Lives – Pitbull f/ Ne-Yo (dance)

(11) Justin Bieber Combo Pack – a) Sorry, b) What Do You Mean, c) Where Are U Now

(10) Hotline Bling – Drake (R&B)

(9) I Need Your Love – Shaggy and Friends (reggae)

(8) Lean On – Major Lazer f/ DJ Snake and MO (pop/dance)

(7) Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran (pop ballad)

(6) Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd (R&B)

(5) Trap Queen – Fetty Wap (hip hop)

(4) Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) – Silento (urban line dance)

(3) Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) – OMI (reggae/dance)

(2) Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson f/ Bruno Mars (pop/funk)

(1) Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon (pop/dance)

Check out this free, downloadable dance party mix from DJ Gregg Ambient at the following link:

The video companion for the Top 25 countdown:

To listen to all of the songs in their entirety, enjoy a playlist on Spotify at:

The New Years Eve Style Wedding Cocktail Hour

While New Years Eve is nearly a week gone by, this fun party atmosphere can be re-created any night of the year. New Years Eve is a time to reflect upon the year past – with all of its memories good and bad. It’s a time to get sentimental. It’s also a time to look forward with hope for the coming year.

The tracks on this playlist compiled by our DJ Gregg Ambient reflect the sentimental, festive and often flamboyant nature of a New Years Eve celebration. Representative selections include tracks from the late 70s and early 80s (Herb Alpert, Chuck Mangione, George Benson), dramatic sax players (Kenny G, Gato Barbieri) and a slew of upbeat disco and R&B artists (Whitney Houston, DeBarge, George McCrae, Cerrone) and many more. The later section of the set introduces more danceable selections in anticipation of the dance party to follow.

For New Years Eve, you’d better be uncorking a bottle of fine champagne! As a signature drink, we’ve selected a tasty bottle of Moet & Chandon. Cheers to you!

Listen to The New Years Eve Style cocktail hour on our Spotify channel by clicking here. For a 2016 New Years Eve dance mix by DJ Gregg Ambient that includes a cocktail style opening followed by a vigorous best of 2015 dance set, see the link to the Mixcloud set immediately below the track listing.


The New Years Eve Wedding Cocktail Hour

  1. Rise – Herb Alpert
  2. Feels So Good – Chuck Mangione
  3. Europa (Earth’s Cry, Heaven’s Smile) – Gato Barbieri
  4. Brazil – Kenny G.
  5. I.G.Y. – Donald Fagen
  6. Kiss on My List – Hall & Oates
  7. Love’s Theme – The Love Unlimited Orchestra
  8. Tangerine – The Salsoul Orchestra
  9. Love in C Minor – Cerrone
  10. All Night Long – Mary Jane Girls
  11. Rock Your Baby – George McCrae
  12. More, More, More – Andrea True Connection
  13. Give Me The Night – George Benson
  14. Let’s Go Dancing’ (Ooh La, La, La) – Kool & The Gang
  15. Rhythm of The Night – DeBarge
  16. Everybody – Madonna
  17. I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
  18. Dancing on the Ceiling – Lionel Richie
  19. Nightlife – Jody Watley
  20. Strike It Up – Black Box

Listen to DJ Gregg Ambient’s 2016 New Years Eve Dance Party mix on Mixcloud by clicking here.

Listen to The New Years Eve Style cocktail hour on our Spotify channel by clicking here.

Recap of Previous Cocktail Hour Playlists

Here are our prior submissions:

  1. Alternative Rock Cocktail Hour, Craft Beer (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  2. The Quintessentially Mixed Cocktail Hour, Long Island Iced Tea (DJ AQ). Click here.
  3. Good Vibes Cocktail Hour, Pina Colada (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  4. Head to Shoulder Dip Cocktail Hour, Hairy Navel (DJ Gary G). Click here.
  5. Retro Soul Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Havana Coconut Martini (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  6. Smooth Sail Cocktail Hour, Malibu Bay Breeze (DJ Mike K). Click here.
  7. Back to the Eighties Cocktail Hour, Midori Sour (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  8. Beach Themed Cocktail Hour, Red Stripe Beer (DJ Spinz). Click here.
  9. Classic Wedding Cocktail Hour, Tanqueray & Tonic (DJ Garrett B.). Click here.
  10. International Excursions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sangria (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  11. Country Wedding Cocktail Hour, Manhattan (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  12. Crooner Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jack Daniels on the Rocks w/Splash of Water (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  13. Chanteuse Wedding Cocktail Hour, White Lady (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  14. TV Theme Songs Wedding Cocktail Hour, Coca-Cola with a side of Popcorn (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  15. Christmas Wedding Cocktail Hour, Eggnog (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  16. Boardwalk Empire / Great Gatsby Wedding Cocktail Hour, Rum Punch for a Crowd (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  17. Classic R&B Wedding Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Blue Ocean (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  18. James Bond Wedding Cocktail Hour, Vesper Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  19. Valentines Wedding Cocktail Hour, Godiva Chocolate Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  20. Miami Vice Wedding Cocktail Hour, Cuba Libre (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  21. The “Super Happy Hour” Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Bob Marley (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  22. The Brazilian Wedding Cocktail Hour, Caipirinha (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  23. The New Jersey Homegrown Wedding Cocktail Hour, Boat Beer (Microbrew) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  24. The French Connection Wedding Cocktail Hour, 2010 Canon-la-Gaffeliere (Bordeaux) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  25. The Disco Love Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sloe Gin Fizz (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  26. The Super Funky Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour, Funky Cold Medina (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  27. The Acid Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour, Gimlet (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  28. The 70s Soft Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour, Miller High Life (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  29. The New York State of Mind Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bronx Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  30. The Disney Wedding Cocktail Hour, Vibrant Orange Juice Frosty (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  31. The Summer Pop Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jameson & Ginger Ale (DJ Spinz). Click here.
  32. The Colorful Wedding Cocktail Hour, Shot of Goldschlager (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  33. The Inspiring Ladies of Music Wedding Cocktail Hour, Brandy Alexander (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  34. The Psychedelic Wedding Cocktail Hour, Death in the Afternoon (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  35. The Surf’s Up Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Italian Surfer (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  36. The 90s Grunge Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour, Whiskey Sour (Guest Bloggers Pash & David). Click here.
  37. The Nice and Easy Wedding Cocktail Hour, Dirty Martini (DJ Greg Nice). Click here.
  38. The All Beatles Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bass Ale (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  39. The Savannah Southern Charm Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sweet Tea Vodka Lemonade Mojito (Guest blogger Cindy Brown). Click here.
  40. The All Cover Versions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Tecate Beer (Team Ambient) . Click here.
  41. The Giants of Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jazz Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  42. The Smooth Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour, Kahlua & Cream (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  43. The Vintage Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour, Old-Fashioned (Guest Blogger DJ Ali Gruber) . Click here.
  44. The Acquired Taste Wedding Cocktail Hour, Fernet Branca (Guest Blogger DJ Toad) . Click here.
  45. The Jamaican Love Song Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Hummingbird (DJ Jazz) . Click here.
  46. The Motown Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Last Word (DJ Spinz) . Click here.
  47. The Broadway Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Fuzzy Greyhound (Guest bloggers Kris & Wesley) . Click here.
  48. The 50 Shades of Grey Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bottle of 1999 Bollinger La Grande Annee Rose . Click here.
  49. The Hip Hop Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bottle of Cristal Champagne (DJ Iron Mike) . Click here.
  50. The Tropical Tradewinds Wedding Cocktail Hour, Barbados Rum Punch (DJ Marti Gras) . Click here.
  51. The Reggae Wedding Cocktail Hour, Dirty Banana (DJ Sully) . Click here.
  52. The Mellow Country Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour, Southern Comfort Cherry & Cola (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  53. The Space Travelers Wedding Cocktail Hour, Astronaut (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  54. The African Safari Wedding Cocktail Hour, Castle Lager Beer (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  55. The Sunset Sessions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Mojito (Guest Blogger DJ Troy Michael) . Click here.
  56. The 70s Soft Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour (Volume 2), Scotch on the Rocks (DJ Iron Mike) . Click here.
  57. The Bar Life Wedding Cocktail Hour , Margarita (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  58. The New Orleans Wedding Cocktail Hour , Hurricane (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  59. The Catchy Covers Wedding Cocktail Hour , Southern Revival (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  60. The Blues Wedding Cocktail Hour , Blonde Manhattan (DJ Marti Gras) . Click here.
  61. The 80s 90s Something Wedding Cocktail Hour, Zima (DJ Gregg Ambient).  Click here.
  62. The Lush Boutique Hotel Wedding Cocktail Hour , Botanist Cocktail (DJ Cloak Dagger) . Click here.
  63. The Boy Bands Wedding Cocktail Hour , Bubble Martini (DJ Iron Mike . Click here.

About Ambient DJ Service

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