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Graeme's Friday Fire!

This week's Friday Fire selections come from our Graeme - expert multi-generational crowd-pleaser and floor-filler supreme!

And what a fine selection it is - five hugely uplifting tracks straddling 30 years+ between 1967 and 2001...and five tracks to kick any wedding reception off in electric fashion.

It's Friday, so kick back, tuck into these five gems and get your weekend off to the sweetest of starts!

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Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)

Stevie being Stevie. The instantly recognisable bass/sitar/guitar run down and then that bouncing Motown beat make it a surefire winner. Pop perfection.

David Bowie - Let’s Dance

The angular funk of that bassline is just irresistible. Nile Rodgers (every good wedding DJ’s not-so-secret weapon!) doing his thing on production duties.

The Strokes - Last Nite

Like most great music for the dance floor, there are just a few simple elements, a great groove and several hooks. An absolute stomper.

Paul Simon - Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard

For more of a gentle start, I often play this in the warm-up set. It always gets heads bopping and a few people tentatively sneaking onto the dance floor before the first dance. There’s just something wonderfully sunny and cheerful about this one.

Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

A second Tamla Motown number here (I could’ve picked one for all five spots). They make an ideal start to any night because EVERYBODY LOVES MOTOWN! Also, the start of the set especially should be a chance for every generation to be together on the dance floor. Hands in the air guaranteed.

Check out the Spotify playlist below and ENJOY!