The Sixties Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour

For the 95th installment of Ambient DJs’ wedding cocktail hour series, Mike Bacon, aka DJ Iron Mike, takes listeners on a musical journey back to the 1960s.  With his love of soul music and curiosity about hip hop samples from this decade, Mike has compiled a  feel good, nostalgic hour of music from artists including Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Jackie Wilson, Stevie Wonder and more.

For a signature drink, we’ve selected a cocktail recipe from our friends and wedding clients Kris and Wesley from the “How to Feed a Loon” culinary series; specifically the “Brown Derby” – a retro drink that mixes bourbon, grapefruit juice and honey. To view the recipe, click here.   Do check out the video and other recipes from www.howtofeedaloon.com – as this duo is entertaining and awesome!

Immediately after the playlist, listen to the tracks on the accompanying Spotify playlist.

The Sixties Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour – Compiled by DJ Iron Mike

  1. You Send Me – Aretha Franklin (1968)
  2. I’m Your Puppet – James & Bobby Purify (1966)
  3. Soulful Strut – Young-Holt Unlimited (1969)
  4. Wonderful World – Sam Cooke (1960)
  5. Bring it On Home to Me – Sam Cooke (1962)
  6. Tell it Like It Is – Aaron Neville (1966)
  7. That’s How Strong My Love Is – Otis Redding (1965)
  8. Then He Kissed Me – The Crystals (1963)
  9. What a Man – Linda Lyndell (1968)
  10. As Long as I’ve Got You – The Charmels (1967)
  11. La-La Means I Love You – The Delfonics (1968)
  12. Hey Love – Stevie Wonder (1966)
  13. Yes, I’m Ready – Barbara Mason (1965)
  14. Cross My Heart – Billy Stewart (1968)
  15. I’m So Proud – The Impressions (1964)
  16. Don’t Have to Shop Around – The Mad Lads (1965)
  17. It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World – James Brown (1966)
  18. Going in Circles – The Friends of Distinction (1969)
  19. Rescue Me – Fontella Bass (1965)
  20. Our Day Will Come – Fontella Bass (1963)
  21. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson (1967)
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DJ Iron Mike – Musical Curator of the Sixties Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour

Listen on Spotify (Unmixed)

About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is an award-winning mobile DJ entertainment company  specializing in weddings and servicing the New Jersey, New York City and eastern Pennsylvania.  To book DJ Iron Mike or one of our other DJ mixologists for your wedding or other celebration, connect with us online at www.ambientdj.com   Ambient DJ is available for destination weddings.

To view our 2018 Wedding Music Master Class that contains links to our other 94 themed cocktail hour playlists, click here

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The Top 100 Songs of 2017 – by DJ Iron Mike

Ambient DJs’ Mike Bacon, DJ Iron Mike, submits this Top 100 song list and commentary for the year past. The Top 30 can be listened to in the accompanying Spotify playlist below the song selections.  Enjoy!

With 2018 only days away, I took some time to reflect on the past year of 2017 from the perspective of the DJ booth. Before diving into my countdown, I want to share the methods of my madness that go into organizing such a list. My first rule is that I did not include ballads. While new popular ballads seem to be few and far between in terms of release in the present day, I like my countdown to be dance floor driven, focused more on “Peak Hour” tracks (songs ranked #1-30) and Party Starters (#31-100). Rule #2: The Top 100 is reflective of songs that were hot during the course of the year. Some choices may have been released in 2016 or even achieved some popularity during last year (Closer, 24K Magic, Black Beatles). In those cases, those selections sustained popularity in 2017, so I included them as well. There is a very autobiographical touch to these picks. The main determining factors were based on high amount of requests and live reactions at events and venues that I spin at. So while the Billboard Pop charts may feature many songs performed by country artists, it was tough for those hits to penetrate my playlist as in our part of New Jersey, country isn’t as hot is it might be in other parts of the United States.
The changing of the guard in pop music was very apparent in 2017. The high energy EDM scene almost entirely faded into the background away from the public ear in favor of “Trap Rap” or for lack of a better term, “Mumble Rap”. The likes of Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black and Lil’ Yachty became names frequently requested by dance floor patrons as opposed to the dance music stars of the 2010’s such as Avicii, David Guetta and Afrojack. Meeting somewhere in the middle was Calvin Harris, who changed with the current trends and adopted a more mid-tempo sound suited for current rap powerhouses such as Migos to perform on his soundscape. Big name starlets such as Taylor Swift and Katy Perry fell short of their glory years with songs that didn’t connect as strong as previous efforts. Swiping the queen’s throne in 2017 was a name most DJs likely heard more than any other… “Cardi B”. While it’s extremely difficult to keep track of every single request made live at an event in a year’s time, I can honestly say that no one artist was asked for by name more than Cardi B. …The Clubs, Sweet 16’s, Grandmom’s birthday and the list goes on. “Bodak Yellow” and “No Limit” with G-Eazy and A$ap Rocky were massive hits. “Closer” by The Chainsmokers and Halsey was easily the biggest sing-along song of the year, rare for me was the event that didn’t close out with the pop smash based on the cadence of Fetty Wap’s 2015 hit “679”.
Latin music made a profound impact on the topside of my winning anthems of 2017. The tour de force that was “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee & the hypnotizing rhythm of “Mi Gente” by J. Balvin & Willy William both benefited greatly in terms of mainstream success by respectively adding the likes of Justin Bieber and Beyonce to their remix renditions of their records. Even songs such as “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran “Unforgettable” by French Montana & Swae Lee & “Wild Thoughts” by DJ Khaled, Rihanna & Bryson Tiller had a very welcoming tropical undercurrent. My personal favorite song of the year, “Redbone” by Childish Gambino was likely introduced to the public via the cinematic thriller Get Out . While many are mostly familiar with the cool, Bootsy Collins inspired funk vibe of the original version, I became a huge fan of the Nick Bike edit of this track which boosts the tempo for the dance floor and can really catch the attention of the party. Rounding out my big list at #1 was the virtuoso known as Bruno Mars with “That’s What I Like”. While some may argue that “24k Magic” was the more popular Mars hit, I began to feel an overplayed backlash in certain scenarios against the latter where “That’s What I like” maintained its popularity throughout the entire year. The made for late night parties R&B tune never seemed to fail me. The instantaneous resounding reaction to the first couple notes never seemed to go away. Maybe like R. Kelly’s 2002 chart topper “Ignition”, “That’s What I Like” will carry that beckoning to party feel from here on out where other songs are built to stay in 2017 and in our memories as time moves forward.
Feel free to debate, argue and or hopefully agree with where I placed the dance floor anthems of 2017 as in my humble opinion, that’s what lists are made for. Enjoy and have a Happy New Year! 
– DJ Iron Mike

The Top 100 Songs of 2017 – by DJ Iron Mike

  1.  That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
  2. Despacito (remix) – Luis Fonsi f/ Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber
  3. Closer – The Chainsmokers f/ Halsey
  4. Bodak Yellow – Cardi B
  5. Mi Gente (remix) – J Balvin f/ Willy Williams & Beyonce
  6. Bad & Boujee – Migos f/ Lil Uzi Vert
  7. Redbone – Childish Gambino
  8. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
  9. 24k Magic – Bruno Mars
  10. Wild Thoughts – DJ Khaled f/ Rihanna & Bryson Tiller
  11. Unforgettable – French Montana f/ Swae Lee
  12. Mask Off – Future
  13. Humble – Kendrick Lamar
  14. The One – DJ Khaled f/ Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil’ Wayne
  15. iSpy – Kyle f/ Lil Yachty
  16. Bounce Back – Big Sean
  17. Body Like a Back Road – Sam Hunt
  18. Rolex – Ayo & Teo
  19. Slide – Calvin Harris f/ Frank Ocean & Migos
  20. Down – Marian Hill
  21. Know No Better – Major Lazer f/ Travis Scott, Camila Cabello & Quavo
  22. Congratulations – Post Malone
  23. Sorry Not Sorry – Demi Lovato
  24. You Remind Me – Chris Porter
  25. Rake It Up – Yo Gotti f/ Mike Will Made It, Nicki Minaj
  26. Chunky – Bruno Mars
  27. Stay – Zedd f/ Alessia Cara
  28. Goosebumps – Travis Scott f/ Kendrick Lamar
  29. Questions – Chris Brown
  30. Black Beatles – Rae Sremmurd
  31. No Limit – G Easy f/ Cardi B, A$ap Rocky
  32. Xo Tour Lif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
  33. I Feel It Coming – The Weekend f/ Daft Punk
  34. All Night – Chance the Rapper f/ Knox Fortune
  35. Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers f/ Coldplay
  36. Havana – Camila Cabello f/ Young Thug
  37. Get Low – Zedd f/ Liam Payne
  38. No Lie – Sean Paul f/ Dua Lipa
  39. Party Animal (remix) – Charly Black f/ Luis Fonsi
  40. New Rules – Dua Lipa
  41. Tunnel Vision – Kodak Black
  42. It Ain’t Me – Kygo f/ Selena Gomez
  43. Strip That Down – Liam Payne f/ Quavo
  44. My Love – Wale f/ Major Lazer, Wizkid & Dua Lipa
  45. There’s Nohting Holdin’ Me Back – Shawn Mendes
  46. Feel It Still – Portugal The Man
  47. Passionfruit – Drake
  48. Rockstar – Post Malone f/ 21 Savage
  49. Swalla – Jason DeRulo f/ Nicki Minaj
  50. Feels – Calvin Harris f/ Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean
  51. Attention – Charlie Puth
  52. Pills & Automobiles – Chris Brown f/ Yo Gotti, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Kodak Black
  53. Slippery – Migos
  54. Run Up – Major Lazer f/ PartyNextDoor & Nicki Minaj
  55. What Lovers Do – Maroon Five f/ SZA
  56. Slow Hands – Niall Horan
  57. Hey Ma – Pitbull f/ J. Balvin & Camilla Cabello
  58. Promises – Cheat Codes f/ Demi Lovato
  59. A Different Way – DJ Snake f/ Lauv
  60. Look What You Made Me Do – Taylor Swift
  61. Heatstroke – Calvin Harris f/ Young Thug, Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande
  62. Shining – DJ Khaled f/ Beyonce and Jay-Z
  63. Timeless – A Boogie with da Hoodie f/ DJ Spinking
  64. Rockabye – Clean Bandit f/ Anne Marie and Sean Paul
  65. Magnolia – Playboi Carti
  66. Instruction – Jax Jones f/ Demi Lovato & Stefflon Don
  67. The Cure – Lady Gaga
  68. Come Closer – Wizkid f/ Drake
  69. Silence – Marshmello f/ Khalid
  70. No Fear – Dej Loaf
  71. Versace on the Floor – Bruno Mars
  72. Complicated – Dmitri Vegas and Like Mike f/ David Guetta & Kiiara
  73. Call Me – Neiked
  74. Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
  75. DNA – Kendrick Lamar
  76. Love Galore – SZA f/ Travis Scott
  77. Good Day – Yellow Claw f/ Elliphant
  78. Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran
  79. It Ain’t My Fault – Zara Larsson
  80. I Think of You – Jeremih f/ Chris Brown & Big Sean
  81. Friends – Justin Bieber and Bloodpop
  82. Heartbreak – Fat Joe f/ Remy Ma & The Dream
  83. Blem – Drake
  84. 1-800-273-8255 – Logic f/ Alessia Cara and Khalid
  85. My Kind of Girl – Throttle f/ Michael Buble
  86. Everyday We Lit – YFN Lucci f/ PNB Rock
  87. Cold – Maroon Five f/ Future
  88. Lonely Together – Avicii f/ Rita Oro
  89. Something New – Wiz Khalifa f/ Ty Doll $ign
  90. Sundown – Zara Larsson f/ Wizkid
  91. Text Ur Number – DJ Envy f/ DJ Sliink and Fetty Wap
  92. Call on Me – Starley
  93. Down – Fifth Harmony
  94. Still Got Time – Zayn Malik f/ PartyNextDoor
  95. Green Light – Pitbull f/ Flo Rida &  LunchMoney Lewis
  96. Mayores – Becky G f/ Bad Bunny
  97. Let Me Go – Hailee Steinfeld f/ Alesso & Florida Georgia Line
  98. Distance – Omarion
  99. Dreams – Dakota f/ Alex Ross and T-Pain
  100. Paris – The Chainsmokers

Listen on Spotify

Take a listen to Iron Mike’s Top 30 songs on the Spotify playlist below.  In many cases, Spotify doesn’t offer the clean radio-edited song versions that we prefer, so be forewarned.

For More Information

For more information about Ambient DJ Service or to book DJ Iron Mike, visit www.ambientdj.com.  Have a great 2018 everybody!

The Yacht Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour (Volume One)

For the 90th installment of the Ambient DJ wedding cocktail hour playlist series, Mike Bacon, aka DJ Iron Mike, shares thirty of his favorite “yacht rock” cuts.  What is yacht rock?  According to Wikipedia,

“In the musical sense, yacht rock refers to the highly polished brand of soft rock that emanated from Southern California between 1976 and 1984. The term is meant to suggest the kind of smooth, mellow music that early yuppies likely enjoyed while sipping champagne and snorting cocaine on their yachts. Significant “yacht rockers” include Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, and Toto.”

In other words, yacht rock doesn’t necessarily involve nautical themes – although it can – it’s more a musical aesthetic.  Disclaimer:  for the playlist that follows, even though it is for a wedding, we’ve allowed a few songs with bittersweet themes.  Our thinking is that having an authentically feeling yacht rock playlist is more important than maintaining an air of perfect romance.Sex_on_Beach_Project_Cocktail

For a signature drink, Mike has selected “Sex on the Beach” – a nod to the decadence of the yacht rock era.  Learn how to mix one by clicking here.

Immediately after the playlist, listen to Mike’s selected songs on a special Spotify playlist.

The Yacht Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour – Compiled by DJ Iron Mike

  1. Ride Like the Wind – Christopher Cross
  2. What a Fool Believes – The Doobie Brothers
  3. He’s So Shy – The Pointer Sisters
  4. How Much I Feel – Ambrosia
  5. One on One – Hall & Oates
  6. Southern Cross – Crosby, Stills & Nash
  7. Back in the High Life Again – Steve Winwood
  8. Cool Change – Little River Band
  9. Vahevala –  Loggins & Messina
  10. This is It – Kenny Loggins
  11. I.G.Y. – Donald Fagen
  12. Key Largo – Bertie Higgins
  13. Waiting for Your Love – Toto
  14. Chuck E’s in Love – Rickie Lee Jones
  15. JoJo – Boz Scaggs
  16. Love X Love – George Benson
  17. You are the Woman – Firefall
  18. Baby Come Back – Player
  19. Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
  20. Tin Man – America
  21. Moonlight Feels Right – Starbuck
  22. Into the Night – Benny Mardones
  23. My Flame – Bobby Caldwell
  24. We’re In this Love Together – Al Jarreau
  25. The Girl is Mine – Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney
  26. You Can’t Change That – Ray Parker Jr.
  27. I Just Wanna Stop – Gino Vanelli
  28. Lotta Love – Nicolette Larson
  29. If I Saw You Again – Pages
  30. All Right – Christopher Cross

Listen on Spotify (Unmixed)

About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is an award-winning mobile DJ entertainment company  specializing in weddings.   To book DJ Iron Mike or one of our other DJ mixologists for your wedding or other celebration, connect with us online at www.ambientdj.com   Ambient DJ is available for destination weddings.

To view our 2017 Wedding Music Master Class that contains links to our other 89 themed cocktail hour playlists, click here

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The DJ’s Choice Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

For the 88th installment of the Ambient DJ wedding cocktail hour playlist series, we turn to one of our company’s star performers Mike Bacon, aka “DJ Iron Mike.”  Mike was recently married and for cocktail hour provided his DJ a melange of classic soul, 70s soft rock, 80s, 90s, R&B and contemporary selections.   Mike’s actual set list is shown below, and he clearly dug deeper musically than the average groom.Hazelnut_Brown_Nectar_Rogue

For an accompanying signature drink, Mike has selected his favorite craft beer, Hazelnut Brown Nectar by Oregon-based Rogue brewery.

Immediately after the playlist, listen to Mike’s selected songs on a special Spotify playlist.

The DJ’s Choice Wedding Cocktail Hour – Compiled by DJ Iron Mike

  1. Here I Am (Come and Take Me) – Al Green
  2. Just One Look – Doris Troy
  3. (You) Got What I Need – Freddie Scott
  4. Gimme Little Sign – Brenton Wood
  5. You Can Never Tell – Chuck Berry
  6. Head Over Heels – Tears for Fears
  7. When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going – Billy Ocean
  8. Every Heartbeat – Amy Grant
  9. Lovefool – The Cardigans
  10. I Love You Always Forever – Donna Lewis
  11. The Longest Time – Billy Joel
  12. Every Little Thing I Do – Soul 4 Real
  13. Dreamlover – Mariah Carey
  14. Higher Love – Steve Winwood
  15. Borderline – Madonna
  16. The Game of Love – Santana f/ Michelle Branch
  17. I’d Really Love to See You Tonight – England Dan and John Ford Coley
  18. Send My Love / Send One Your Love – Born Jamericans
  19. Shy Guy – Diana King
  20. Hymn for the Weekend (Seeb Remix) – Coldplay
  21. All Day All Night – Moon Taxi
  22. Thunder Clatter – Wild Cub
  23. Walking on a Dream – Empire of the Sun
  24. Electric Feel – MGMT
  25. Show Me Love – Robyn
  26. Bring it All to Me – Blaque, ‘N Sync

Listen on Spotify (Unmixed)

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About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is an award-winning mobile DJ entertainment company  specializing in weddings.   To book DJ Iron Mike or one of our other DJ mixologists for your wedding or other celebration, connect with us online at www.ambientdj.com

To view our 2017 Wedding Music Master Class that contains links to our other 86 themed cocktail hour playlists, click here

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The Doo-Wop Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

Doo-wop is a genre of music that was developed in African-Americans communities of New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Baltimore, Newark, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Detroit, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles in the 1940s, achieving mainstream popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s. During the late 1950s many Italian-American groups contributed a significant part in the doo-wop scene.  Built upon vocal harmony, doo-wop was one of the most mainstream, pop-oriented R&B styles of the time.  The term “doo-wop” was believed to be coined in 1961 by radio disc jockey Gus Gossert.

Mike Bacon, aka DJ Iron Mike, has compiled the following doo-wop wedding cocktail hour playlist (the 80th in our wedding cocktail hour series!).  Given the shorter song durations of the day (2 minutes or so), 25 songs were required to fill out the hour.  Enjoy the music immediately below Mike’s playlist on the embedded Spotify player.

Ambient DJ continues its tradition of selecting a signature drink for each wedding cocktail hour playlist. We’ve selected the gin-based Tom Collins, a popular cocktail of the 1950s.  Learn how to mix one by clicking here.

The Doo-Wop Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist – Compiled by DJ Iron Mike

  1. Come Go With Me – The Del-Vikings
  2. A Teenager in Love – Dion & The Belmonts
  3. Tonight I Fell in Love – The Tokens
  4. Duke of Earl – Gene Chandler
  5. Stay – Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
  6. Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop – Little Anthony & The Imperials
  7. (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet – The Reflections
  8. Why Do Fools Fall in Love? – Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
  9. Speedoo – The Cadillacs
  10. I Only Have Eyes for You – The Flamingoes
  11. You Belong to Me – The Duprees
  12. Life is But a Dream – The Harptones
  13. My Special Angel – Johnny Maestro & The Crests
  14. Venus – Frankie Avalon
  15. Little Darlin – The Diamonds
  16. The Great Pretender – The Platters
  17. Dedicated to the One I Love – The Shirelles
  18. Sh-Boom – The Chords
  19. Remember Then – The Earls
  20. Maybe – The Chantels
  21. In the Still of the Night – The Five Satins
  22. Earth Angel – The Penguins
  23. Moonlight Cocktails – The Rivieras
  24. When We Get Married – The Dreamlovers
  25. There’s a Moon Out Tonight – The Capris
  26. Daddy’s Home – Shep & The Limelights

 About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is an award-winning mobile DJ entertainment company specializing in weddings and based in Central NJ.   Connect with us online at www.ambientdj.com

To view our 2016 Wedding Music Master Class that contains links to our other cocktail hour playlists, click here

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The 90s R&B Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

Mike Bacon, aka DJ Iron Mike, returns to our blog with a new cocktail hour playlist focused on 1990s R&B.  Mike experienced these tracks firsthand as an aspiring DJ during his teenage years.  He was so enthusiastic about this genre, that he selected two hours of music!

For a signature drink, Iron Mike has selected an espresso martini.  To view a recipe for this cocktail featuring espresso and vodka, click here.

Immediately following the playlist, enjoy an accompanying Spotify playlist (unmixed) plus a more party-oriented 90s R&B mix containing many of the tracks listed below.  Also, stay tuned for Mike’s upcoming 2000s R&B playlist.

The 90s R&B Cocktail Hour Playlist – by DJ Iron Mike

1. Right Here (Human Nature Mix) – SWV
2. Candy Rain – Soul 4 Real
3. Baby – Brandy
4. Love No Limit (remix) – Mary J. Blige
5. Tell Me – Groove Theory
6. Lady – D’Angelo
7. Kissin’ You – Total
8. It Never Rains in Southern California – Tony Toni Tone’
9. Don’t Wanna Be a Player – Joe
10. Come & Talk to Me (rmx) – Jodeci
11. DreamLover – Mariah Carey
12. Think of You – Usher
13. Hooked on You – Silk
14. The Things You Do – Gina Thompson f/ Missy Elliot
15. You’re Makin’ Me High – Toni Braxton
16. I’m So Into You – Tamia
17. Can We Talk – Tevin Campbell
18. I Like The Way (The Kissing Game) – Hi-Five
19. Request Line – Zhane
20. All 4 Love – Color Me Badd
21. I Love Your Smile – Shanice
22. Matrimony: Maybe You – Maxwell
23. Slow Dance – Public Announcement/ R. Kelly
24. Someone to Love – Jon B. w/ Babyface
25. One in a Million – Aaliyah
26. Sweet Lady – Tyrese
27. I Belong to You – Rome
28. A Girl Like You – Kevon Edmonds
29. Happily Ever After – Case

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To learn more about the DJ services of DJ Iron Mike for your wedding, corporate event or teen dance party, visit us online at www.ambientdj.com.  Ambient DJ Service, “Keeping New Jersey in the Mix!”

A Mid-Summer’s Night Playlist – by DJ Iron Mike

We’re nearly a month into Summer 2016.  Our resident music selecta Mike Bacon, aka DJ Iron Mike checks in with thirty of his top dancefloor selections.  Mike submits this playlist just a day after grinding out a 7 hour set at the bacon lover’s paradise known as “Baconfest”!

Be sure to check out the Spotify playlist containing these tracks immediately below the playlist.  For the Spotify playlist, in some cases, the original tracks were used in lieu of Mike’s preferred remix due to lack of availability.

A Mid-Summer’s Night Playlist – by DJ Iron Mike

1. One Dance – Drake f/ Wizkid & Kyla
2. This Girl – Kungs vs. Cooks on 3 Burners
3. Can’t Stop the Feeling! -Justin Timberlake
4. Controlla – Drake
5. Don’t Let Me Down (Dom Da Bomb & Electric Bodega Remix) – Chainsmokers f/ Daya
6. Panda – Desiigner
7. Too Good – Drake f/ Rihanna
8. My Boo – Ghosttown DJs
9. Cheap Thrills – Sia f/ Sean Paul
10. Don’t Mind – Kent Jones
11. All The Way Up (rmx) – Fat Joe & Remy Ma f/ Jay-Z & French Montana
12. Work – Rihanna f/ Drake
13. Luv – Tory Lanez
14. Needed Me – Rihanna
15. Never Forget You – Zara Larsson/ MNEK
16. Hasta El Amanecer (rmx) – Nicky Jam f/ Daddy Yankee
17. Exchange – Bryson Tiller
18. This is What You Came For (Danny Dove rmx) – Calvin Harris f/ Rihanna
19. All in My Head (Flex) – Fifth Harmony f/ Fetty Wap
20. Light it Up – Major Lazer f/ Nyla
21. Bruk Off Ya Back – Konshens
22. For Free – DJ Khaled f/ Drake
23. Oui (rmx) – Jeremih f/ Jadakiss & Nino Ma
24. Be Alright – Ariana Grande
25. Sorry – Beyonce
26. I Got The Keys – DJ Khaled f/ Jay-Z & Future
27. Me Too – Meghan Trainor
28. Gold (J Farell rmx)- Kiiara
29. Happy Birthday – Kygo f/ John Legend
30. Work From Home – Fifth Harmony f/ Ty Dolla $ign
For more information about Ambient DJ Service or to book Iron Mike for your next soiree, visit www.ambientdj.com.  Ambient DJ Service, “Keeping New Jersey in the Mix!”

 

 

 

 

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/

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