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Jeff Romard

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I agree that Can't Stop the Feeling has lost it's luster. I am not even playing it unless it's on the couple's must play list or somehow is heavily requested by guests.

Up Town Funk imo depends on the crowd. Some crowds will still fill the floor with this one! Especially if it's played at the right time after they have some drinks in them. I wouldn't say it has lost it's luster, maybe it has cooled down a good bit! A lot of couples have heard it at so many weddings they don't want it played at theirs which is why it probably isn't being played as often as it was 3+ years ago.

I am curious to see how this year plays out. I have been on a long hiatus from deejaying. My first wedding of the year is May 6th. Late start for me for weddings this year. My sister just had her 2nd wedding of the year yesterday.
 
Up Town Funk imo depends on the crowd.

Uptown Funk has always baffled me. When I first heard it I thought for sure that it would be a killer floors would just fill up when it came on. Not so. In fact, I can hardly remember a time where it actually brought people to the floor and most often it was a floor-clearer. I'm a huge Bruno fan but this one was/is a flop.
 
Uptown Funk has always baffled me. When I first heard it I thought for sure that it would be a killer floors would just fill up when it came on. Not so. In fact, I can hardly remember a time where it actually brought people to the floor and most often it was a floor-clearer. I'm a huge Bruno fan but this one was/is a flop.
I had the exact opposite experience, huge floor filler
 
At the Canadian dance party I did, the first two songs that got requested was Uptown Funk and Blurred Lines( both were songs in the list the client/coordinator sent me), and both packed the dance floor of the 55+ crowd.

I know this is about weddings.
 
Uptown Funk has always baffled me. When I first heard it I thought for sure that it would be a killer floors would just fill up when it came on. Not so. In fact, I can hardly remember a time where it actually brought people to the floor and most often it was a floor-clearer. I'm a huge Bruno fan but this one was/is a flop.
Also had the exact opposite experience.
It always was and still is a floor filler.
At least, in my neck of the woods.
 
IMHO, songs will resonate with a demographic and pretty much stick with that demographic for quite a while. Younger couples may not be into Uptown Funk but their parents are probably still into it. I frequent a local restaurant with dancing that has an over 55 demographic. Any band that plays Uptown Funk will fill the floor. Then again, so will Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf. The latter, I think just because it is rare to hear it these days. It is not really a dance tune at all but it reminds people of their youth.
 
My feelings is it depends on the crowd and what the client wants. For certain crowds Drake will work and others not. There are those crowds who stuck on stuff they have heard over and over again and again. Anything new or different forget it.

Then there are crowds that don't want to hear the same old tired songs they heard again and again. Those crowds are what makes it fun for me when I'm the DJ doing an event. I know there are crowds that you have to play the same old songs. I want to cringe when it's a crowd like that but it's not about what I want. It's about what the client and the crowd wants.
 
Uptown Funk has always baffled me. When I first heard it I thought for sure that it would be a killer floors would just fill up when it came on. Not so. In fact, I can hardly remember a time where it actually brought people to the floor and most often it was a floor-clearer. I'm a huge Bruno fan but this one was/is a flop.

Similar to others that have responded, this kind of baffles me.

It's definitely an older demographic that responds more to it now than the younger folks. I slip it into my oldies set as kind of a "don't worry, we're going to get out of the 70s and 80s" teaser.

Do you remember how you were playing it? Like using it to start a set versus having an active dance floor?
 
Do you remember how you were playing it? Like using it to start a set versus having an active dance floor?

All kinds of approaches. When it first came out, I thought for sure that it would be floor filler, so I'd often put it within the first 5 cuts of the night. Every time it would fire off just lackluster response. BTW, my typical approach upon opening the dance floor is, a throw away (like Play That Funky Music), the Cupid the work hip-hop for a bit. Now that it's gotten a bit older, I'll still use it on up in the night and it always just seems kinda mediocre on the response.
 
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All kinds of approaches. When it first came out, I thought for sure that it would be floor filler, so I'd often put it within the first 5 cuts of the night. Every time it would fire off just lackluster response. BTW, my typical approach upon opening the dance floor is, a throw away (like Play That Funky Music), the Cupid the work hip-hop for a bit. Now that it's gotten a bit older, I'll still use it on up in the night and it always just seems kinda mediocre on the response.

Maybe just a regional thing for some reason. I'm sure you've got things that work in your sets that I never play as well. But that's a definite head-scratcher.

For a more EDM focused crowd, this is the version I play:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzPa5lRU3BE


Maybe worth a shot if you get a young group, but put that with the Rihanna/Calvin Harris/etc. stuff later in the night.
 
I do agree with the view on NEW songs.
Most songs in the top 10 would clear a dance floor.
 
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