2010's Hottest Wedding Jams: Aventura, Lady Gaga, Pantera(!?)

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In the immortal words of Vince Vaughan, "Tattoo on the lower back? Might as well be a bullseye" "It's wedding season, kid!" Whether you're taking the plunge yourself, in the bridal or groom's party or just crashing, Rocks Off thinks knowing what you'll be dancing to at the reception is just as important as where to register.

We called a few Houston-area wedding DJs this morning and got them to tell us a few of their most-requested songs of (mostly) recent vintage. And for the record, in the unlikely event Rocks Off should ever get married ourselves, we're sticking with Emmylou Harris' version of Chuck Berry's "You Never Can Tell" for our first dance. We figure there'll be plenty of time for slow-dancing later... we hope so, anyway.

If you have a particularly fond (or not-so-fond) wedding-dance memory, please share it in the comments.

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Aventura (anything): "I DJed not too long ago at Rice University, and I was surprised that a couple of the girls asked for that," says Paul Cantu of Fuselink DJs (832-524-5124, www.fuselinkdjs.com). "Being in college, you'd think they wouldn't want that, but they actually danced to some of the salsa - bachata, it's called. Anything from them, they love. It's faster, upbeat and it's couples dancing together, more shaking the hips."

Brooks & Dunn, "Neon Moon": "I can be anywhere, and I play that song and people get on the dance floor," says Sam Reyes of Awesome Music Entertainment (281-827-7528, www.awesomemusicentertainment.com). "Someone requested it at an event with Asians - I'm serious. I said, 'Are you sure?' and they're like, 'Yeah, play it.' I played it and the dance floor was full."

Cupid, "Cupid Shuffle": "It doesn't matter if I'm DJing for Hispanics or the white community or the black community. That's one of the songs that's still requested most." (Paul Cantu)

Heartland, "I Loved Her First": "That's very, very popular with fathers giving away [brides]. It's more the cocktail music when people are eating, and then I tend to move on to the upbeat dancing songs. As far as slow songs, it's mostly country that I DJ." (Paul Cantu)


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