Most wedding DJs know that as long as you play the hits, the guests will be happy. However, even grandma will agree that some songs are too played out. I mean, we can only stand to hear "Celebration" and "YMCA" so many times. If you're looking for a left-of-center playlist (that will still get everyone on their feet), consider these essential party-starters:

Outkast - Hey Ya!
Snoop Dogg - Drop It Like It's Hot
Peter, Bjorn and John - Young Folks
Zac Brown Band - Chicken Fried
Ke$ha - Tik Tok
De La Soul - Oooh
Michael Franti & Spearhead - Say Hey
Phoenix - 1901
Cut Copy - Lights and Music
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