Happy New Year! had our 1st event last week, and played this great song by Hunter Hayes. I fell in love with this song immediately.
1st time I heard it was last year, but not by the artist it was sang to the Bride and Groom as a surprise.
Great for a First Dance, or even a Quinceanera.
New Quinceanera song to add to the 2013 list of the best songs for your #Quince
Quinceanera’s are in full swing this year, and I will be updating the original Top-10 Quince Songs often.
Here is a new addition to the original list:
12. NEW: Besos De Mariposa (Spanish Version of Butterfly Kisses)
See the entire original list here: http://fivestarweddings.wordpress.com/2010/02/03/top-10-quinceanera-songs-2011/
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Thanks ~ Pete
Good day everyone! Thought I would share a list of songs for Quinceañera’s I have actually used this year 2012.
I will be adding from time to time, as I research older list generated by our request system, as well as new requests coming in. Keep in mind, these are requests from the SW region, and I added the genre as requested by many of our clients, and fellow DJ’s.
Thanks ~ Pete
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Title ~ Artist ~ Genre
- El Coco Rayado ~ Ruben Vela (cumbia)
- Margarita ~ Little Joe (tex-mex)
- Low (clean) ~ FLO RIDA (hip-hop)
- Cha-Cha Slide ~ DJ Casper (line dance)
- Besitos ~ Selena (cumbia)
- La Macarena ~ Los Del Rio (line dance)
- Neon Moon ~ Brooks & Dunn (slow country)
- Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough ~ Michael Jackson (80′s)
- Cotton Eyed Joe ~ Isaac Peyton Sweat (line dance)
- Juana la Cubana ~ Fito Olivares (cumbia)
- Cupid Shuffle ~ Cupid (line dance)
- Suavemente ~ Elvis Crespo (merengue)
- Electric Slide ~ Marcia Griffiths (line dance)
- Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) ~ Beyonce (pop)
- Wobble ~ V.I.C. (line dance)
- Baila Esta Kumbia ~ Kumbia Kings y Selena (cumbia)
- I Like It ~ Enrique Iglesias (pop)
- Boom boom ~ Kumbia Kings (cumbia)
- The Chair ~ George Strait (slow country)
- Boot Scootin’ Boogie ~ BBrooks & Dunn (line dance)
- Chicken Dance ~ Various (line dance)
- I Gotta Feeling ~ The Black Eyed Peas (pop)
- Ladies Night ~ Kool and the Gang (old school)
- All My Ex’s Life in Texas ~ George Strait (country 2-step)
- La Chona ~ Tucanes (quebradita)
- Baby Got Back ~ Sir Mix-A-Lot (old school)
- The Twist ~ Chubby Checker (line dance)
- Yeah ~ Usher (hip-hop)
- Party Rock Anthem (Clean) ~ LMFAO (pop)
- La mucura ~ Ritmo 7 (cumbia)
- Electric Slide ~ Marcia Griffith (line dance)
- Fire Burning ~ Kingston, Sean (pop)
- Red Solo Cup ~ Toby Keith (country)
- Cumbia Caliente ~ Fito Olivares (cumbia)
- Get Low [Clean Edit] ~ Lil’ Jon & The East Side Boyz (hip-hop)
- Super Bass (Clean) ~ Nicki Minaj (pop)
- Hey Baby Que Paso ~ Texas Tornados (tex-mex)
- Danza Kuduro ~ Don Omar (reggaeton)
- Shhh!~ A.B. Quintanilla Y Los Kumbia Kings (cumbia)
- Las Nubes Little ~ Joe Y La Familia (tex-mex)
- La Peinada ~ Chuy Lizarraga (zapateado)
- Un Rinconcito En El Cielo ~ Ramon Ayala (tejano corrido)
- La Puerta Negra ~ Los Tigres Del Norte (ñorteno)
- Shots (Promo Only Clean Edit) ~ LMFAO (Feat. Lil Jon)
- El Baile Del Beeper ~ Oro Solido (merengue)
- La Camisa Negra ~ Juanes (latin pop)
- Sexy & I Know It ~ LMFAO (pop)
- El Sonidito ~ Hechizeros Band (quebradita)
- Zapatitos ~ Control (cumbia)
Last nights wedding reception was totally improved form the start to finish. No timeline, no special dances for the bridal party, or any of the events like the cutting and, etc. Yet, as a wedding dj, it was one the most fun times I had.
The B/G arrive: No grand entrance, a quick introduction and on to their first dance.
First Dance: What? song I had maybe a minute to pick one of the most important songs at a wedding. All I knew is the bride liked to play guitar.
My selection: More than Words ~ Extreme.
After: Was there going to be a father/daughter or mother/groom dance????? yikes! I didn’t know. I knew the family like Frank Sinatra.
My Selection: Young at Heart ~ Frank Sinatra
You can’t go wrong, worked out well for the father and mother dance
Well, we went right into a dinner and I picked some all time favorites for the dinner mix.
Now, to kick off the dance???
My Selection: Marry you ~ Bruno Mars
The rest of the night was awesome, lots of fun music and dancing! Oh! the cake cutting song…ummmm, ok I go this
Love my job
Thanks from Five Star Productions.
Planning a Successful Event
- VISUALIZE IT! *Tip: The more senses you engage, the more memorable the experience will be.
- SEE: Decorations, colors, venue, lights, and signage.
- HEAR: Music, sounds, laughter, and conversations.
- TOUCH: Gifts, venue, and decorations.
- SMELL: Food, candles, flowers, and the venue.
- TASTE: Food and drinks.
- THEME: A theme will help generate specifics: decorations, invitations, games, venue, and colors!
- VENUE: Matching the theme with the venue will contribute to the experience. Unique venue ideas: Museums, Resorts, Lodge, Dude Ranch, Parks, and Local Attractions.
- PLAN: Date: *Tip: most vendors/venues have discounted rates for off-peak days/dates (weekdays, non-holiday, and Sunday). Budget: *Tip: Food & beverages are usually the most expensive followed by venue, and all other expenses.
- TIMELINE: Creating a timeline will help you keep track of the days events. Also create monthly timeline to keep track of priorities.
- Mardi Gras
- Era (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s)
When it come to budgeting your event, “do it your self” will save you money on decorations, food, and beverage service. *Tip: Entertainment, photography, and videography should be done by professionals, if you need to cut back on expenses choose other items in your budget.
Thank you from Pete & Jovi, and good luck with your event planning!
We have specific online planners custom-made for our clients: Anniversaries – Birthday Parties – Corporate Parties – Reunions – Proms – Weddings – Quinceanera’s – Holiday Parties.
If you would like a general planner, with a budget calculator included, please contact us via email or phone.
*Update – I will have the planner/budget calculator link available soon here for download!
Thank you ~ Pete
“I never hired a DJ”
Often this is the case with many of our clients, and we are here to help YOU.
There are plenty of “how to hire a DJ” advice online everywhere, but we are going to make what we feel are the most important reasons NOT to hire just any DJ and choose the best DJ for your event. I condensed the most important points to save you time, but still get the most information.
- Do NOT hire a DJ based on price. You really get what you paid for in this industry. The average price for a professional wedding DJ on 2010 is *$800.00 to $1000.00+ depending on who & what you include. (theweddingreport.com) Remember, 80% of the success of your wedding or special event is on the ENTERTAINMENT! It seems that the DJ service is often the last service chosen, and this often backfires when holding out for the lowest price.
- Do NOT wait to hire a DJ at the last-minute. Most popular & professional DJ’s are booked months, even years in advance. There is a reason why……..because they are in high demand. You will also be able to: Guarantee your date, more time to budget, more time to plan, and have more time to select the right DJ for your event.
- Do NOT hire a DJ for your special event that cannot provide you with proof of liability insurance. A professional DJ carries at least 1M of liability insurance, and can provide proof on demand. In fact, most banquet facilities and major hotels require proof of insurance from professional mobile DJs. No insurance, no DJ.
- Do NOT hire a DJ without a written contract. Don’t ever hire a DJ over a phone conversation or a verbal agreement. Ask for a written contract, especially if you are paying a deposit or retainer fee to book the DJ services. Read the contract carefully and make sure that everything is correct and you know exactly what the services you have just contracted.
- Do NOT hire a DJ without meeting with them first. Make an appointment to meet via e-mail or phone call. If a phone call or e-mail is not returned within a reasonable time………look somewhere else. A professional will return a call or e-mail within one business day. Once the call or e-mail is returned or made, set a meeting either at their place of business, your location, or somewhere mutual. (long distance? make sure you go through all the other 9 steps before signing anything)
- Do NOT assume the DJ you spoke with and meet with is going to be the same person that shows up to your event. Ask, plus this allows you to get a feel for their personalities.
- Do NOT hire a DJ that does not have a professional music library. Professionals use original CD’s or MP3s and not illegally downloaded music or copied library’s. A versatile Disc Jockey is willing to listen to your suggestions, give you feedback and play from YOUR desired song list. The key is to find a DJ with a large selection of music.
- Do NOT hire a DJ that does not use professional equipment. Ask whether you’re prospective DJ works with professional audio equipment. If you are not sure, ask for their equipment list and check with a local music dealer or do a little research. Also, ask if the DJ has back-up equipment.
- Do NOT hire a DJ without EXPERIENCE. You should always opt for the DJ with experience in performing weddings, quinceañeras, or special events. An experienced DJ will be familiar with how a reception or event will proceed, knowledge of music, traditions, and will have references.
- Do NOT hire a DJ that is not willing to LISTEN to your needs. Most importantly, a professional will always be willing to listen to your ideas, your vision, musical tastes and preferences, and what you are planning.
Thanks from Five Star Productions.
If you have any questions, please feel free to add a comment or contact us via e-mail.
We recently entertained for a wedding at Amado Territory Inn.
It located only about 30-40 minutes South of Tucson, and it is a wonderful place for weddings. Me and my wife work at many venues all over Southern Arizona, and we were very impressed by how professional and friendly the entire staff was. The Ranch is gorgeous! it is a beautiful place for a perfect wedding or quinceanera. We would recommend this location for any of our clients looking for a unique place to hold their special event. Please visit their website for additional information.
Thank you ~ Pete & Jovi – Five Star Productions DJ
There are several Bridal Expos in around Tucson throughout the year. We at Five Star Productions have participated in nearly all of the Bridal & Quinceañera Expos that have been held in the Tucson area.
Recently, we have focused our marketing efforts on social media instead of other traditional marketing ideas like Bridal/Quinceañera Expos. The results have been amazing! The exhibitor fees are getting to be outrageous! that is why we decided a while back to introduce a Wedding & Quinceañera Expo Special that is available ALL year-long, not just during special times of the year. The savings are passed along to the client in the form of an affordable, budget friendly Wedding/Quinceañera Expo package. This was our most popular Wedding & Quinceanera package for 2010.
Please visit our website, call, or e-mail for additional information. ~ Thank you
I thought I would write a few of our top suggestions for a themed Quinceanera. This weekend we will be at a Quinceanera. The theme for this Quinceanera is Beauty & the Beast. Themed Quinceaneras are very popular and beautiful.
Here are some of the most popular themes for a Quinceanera that we have suggested to our clients:
1 – Cinderella (has to be the most popular theme) Here is an example of a the changing of the shoes, where the entire court is dressed to match the theme. Awesome!
2 – Beauty & the Beast
3 – Alice in Wonderland
4 – Mardi Gras
5 – Snow White
6 – Wizard of Oz
7 – Arabian Nights
8 – 80′s
9 – Hollywood
10 – Grease
To make it into a Super Quince! Make sure that the following compliment the theme.
- Music (of course)
Thanks for reading. Let us know if you need any more help, or additional information.
Five Star Productions – Professional Quinceanera DJ – Arizona