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The most requested party songs of 2017!

The numbers are in and have been verified and checked! Based on all the events I DJ'd at in 2017, here are the top 100 songs I played throughout the year!

It always amazes me when I look back at the previous year and the number of songs I played in those 12 months.  According to the software I use, I played 327 unique songs at least once throughout the whole year, and this is just at the party!  This doesn’t include music during the ceremony or background music during dinner, just the evening disco.

There are some notable exceptions also.  BIG party classics that didn’t quite make the list such as Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean, or songs from big artists such as the Spice Girls or Madonna but every track in the list below is a tried and tested classic, almost guaranteed to get people up and dancing!

This list is based on actual songs I played (at least once) between 1st January and 31st December, and not songs “requested in advance”.

  1. Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
  2. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  3. Tina Turner – Proud Mary
  4. Justin Timberlake – CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!
  5. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito
  6. Earth, Wind & Fire – September
  7. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
  8. Sister Sledge – We Are Family
  9. The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie
  10. Pharrell Williams – Happy
  11. Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse – Valerie
  12. Fatman Scoop feat. The Crooklyn Clan – Be Faithful
  13. Jason Derulo – Want To Want Me
  14. Aretha Franklin – Think (Blues Brothers version)
  15. The Killers – Mr. Brightside
  16. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
  17. Five – Keep On Movin’
  18. House Of Pain – Jump Around
  19. Taylor Swift – Shake it off
  20. Robin S – Show Me Love
  21. Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
  22. Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough
  23. Jermaine Stewart – We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off
  24. Whitney Houston – How Will I Know
  25. Walk The Moon – Shut Up & Dance
  26. Jess Glynn – Hold My Hand
  27. Bryan Adams – Summer Of 69
  28. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
  29. The B52’s – Love Shack
  30. Backstreet Boys – Backstreet’s Back
  31. Los Del Rio – Macarena
  32. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
  33. The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
  34. Cee Lo Green – Forget You
  35. Beyonce feat. Jay-Z – Crazy In Love
  36. Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
  37. Stevie Wonder – Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours)
  38. Whigfield – Saturday Night
  39. Abba – Mamma Mia
  40. Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex
  41. Beyonce – Single Ladies
  42. Abba – Dancing Queen
  43. Little Mix – Black Magic
  44. DJ Casper – Cha Cha Slide
  45. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
  46. CNCO & Little Mix – Reggaeton Lento (Remix)
  47. Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye
  48. B*Witched – C’est La Vie
  49. Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean – Hips Don’t Lie
  50. Marvin Gaye feat. Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  51. Livin’ Joy – Dreamer
  52. Grease – You’re The One That I Want
  53. Florence + The Machine – You Got The Love
  54. Dolly Parton – 9 to 5
  55. Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free
  56. The Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love
  57. Sia feat. Sean Paul – Cheap Thrills
  58. Kelly – Ignition (Remix)
  59. Kool & The Gang – Celebration
  60. Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland
  61. Calvin Harris feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – Feels
  62. Billy Ocean – Love Really Hurts Without You
  63. The Bee Gees – Night Fever
  64. Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios
  65. Wham! – I’m Your Man
  66. The Trammps – Disco Inferno
  67. Jackie Wilson – (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher
  68. Shola Ama – Imagine (Club Asylum Remix)
  69. S Club 7 – Reach
  70. Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell Williams & TI – Blurred Lines
  71. Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
  72. Kenny Loggins – Footloose
  73. Kanye West & Jamie Foxx – Gold Digger
  74. Grease – Greased Lightnin’
  75. Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – December ’63 (Oh What A Night)
  76. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
  77. The Village People – YMCA
  78. Take That – Never Forget
  79. Oasis – Wonderwall
  80. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
  81. Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
  82. Bruno Mars – Marry You
  83. Boy Meets Girl – Waiting For A Star To Fall
  84. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life
  85. Wideboys feat. Dennis G – Sambuca
  86. The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
  87. Scouting For Girls – She’s So Lovely
  88. Outkast – Hey Ya
  89. Olly Murs feat. Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up
  90. Monsta Boy – Sorry (I Didn’t Know)
  91. Kungs vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl
  92. Erasure – A Little Respect
  93. Dua Lipa – Be The One
  94. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun
  95. Wild Cherry – Play The Funky Music
  96. Wham! – Club Tropicana
  97. Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now
  98. The Sugarhill Gang – Apache
  99. Stevie Wonder – Superstition
  100. Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up

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My name’s Ian and i’m the owner of Disco Fever.  I’ve been a DJ for over 25 years and have DJ’d at thousands of parties picking up a wealth of experience in event planning and making people dance along the way!

Previously I’ve been chairman of SEDA, the South Eastern DJ Association (twice!) and now sit on the Committee of NADJ; the National Association of DJs.

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