Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Top 40 Songs of 2009

Listed below are my top rated 40 songs of 2009. The list is a combination of highly requested dance floor winners, combined with some personal favorites. All of the songs below were used out in the field.

The first ten songs are listed in countdown fashion. The last thirty tracks are not ranked in any particular order.

10. I Remember - Deadmau5 w/Kaskade. Deadmau5 (pronounced 'deadmouse' has an innovative techno production sound, and this song is sexy and sleek).
9. Human - The Killers.
8. Calle Ocho (I Know You Want Me) - Pitbull.
7. When Love Takes Over - David Guetta w/Kelly Rowland.
6. Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z with Alicia Keys. An amazing late night anthem.
5. Single Ladies - Beyonce. Crowds of all ages love this song, and it the hot song to use for the bouquet toss.
4. Hotel Room Service - Pitbull.
3. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas.
2. Fire Burning - Sean Kingston. "Somebody call 911, Shawty fire burning on the dance floor!"
1. Poker Face - Lady Gaga. Congratulations Lady Gaga!

Now, the other 30:

11. Paparazzi (Moto Blanc RMX)– Lady Gaga. This song can definitely get inside your head. The remix features a brisker tempo than the original.

12. I Took the Night – Chelley.

13. Toes – Zac Brown Band. The only country selection to make the list!

14. She Came Along – Sharam w/Kid Cudi. What a great combination, with deep house producer Sharam (formerly of Deep Dish) working with emerging rapper Kid Cudi in a Wild West motif.

15. Lark on My Go-Kart – Asher Roth. Emerging rap artist Roth, of Morrisville, PA, has a smooth flow. While this song wasn't as popular as his "I Love College," I prefer its grimy guitar sample.

16. Sugar (Disco Fries RMX) – Flo Rida f/Wynter. New Jersey-based remixers, the Disco Fries, work an electro interpretation of this Flo Rida jam.

17. Right Round – Flo Rida.

18. Dance 4 Me – Prince. This comes from the MPLSound disc of Prince's 2009 3-CD release.

19. Give it Up to Me – Shakira f/Lil Wayne.

20. Hot n’ Cold (LMFAO Rmx) – Katy Perry.

21. You are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne. An uplifting and amazing song, great for a couple's first dance at a wedding.

22. That’s Not My Name – The Ting Tings.

23. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz.

24. Turnin’ Me On – Keri Hilson f/Lil Wayne.

25. Best I Ever Had – Drake.

26. No Games – Serani.

26. This is It – Michael Jackson. Rest in Peace to the King of Pop.

27. Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon.

28. Tik-Tok – Kei$ha. This song is exploding right now, and will feel its full impact in 2010.

29. Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus.

30. Evacuate the Dancefloor – Cascada.

31. LoveGame – Lady Gaga.

32. Calabria – Enur f/Natasja. True, this song was not released in 2009, but its popularity has lingered.

33. Love Story – Taylor Swift.

34. Sexy Chick – David Guetta w/Akon.

35. Patron Tequila – Paradiso Girls.

36. Boom Boom Pow! – Black Eyed Peas.

37. Circus - Britney Spears.

38. Geraldine – Glasvegas.

39. Drown in the Now – The Crystal Method (f/Matisyahu).

40. Blame It - Jamie Foxx and T-Pain.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Introducing the Ambient DJ Service Blog

Hello and Happy Holidays!

In today's fast-paced information society, having a blog to share one's message is essential. In the spirit of fulfilling a New Year's resolution, I have created this blog a few days ahead of the New Year.

The purpose of this blog is three-fold: first, to communicate information about our company: philosophies, services, DJ profiles, package information and periodic special offers. Second, to share our experiences and offer ideas to those planning parties. And third, to discuss a topic that we are very passionate about - music.

The life of a working mobile DJ is never dull and at times can be a wild ride. I hope that you will subscribe to this blog. You can look forward to a steady supply of informative and entertaining articles in 2010. I promise! Coming soon - our DJs' top 25 songs of 2009.

Best wishes to all for a happy holiday season.


Gregg Hollmann
Ambient DJ Service
"Keeping New Jersey in the Mix!"