Episode 025 – Opening Playlist Pt. 3 (121-130)

Today we highlight good tracks for your opening set.  This is the BPM range you’re often at right before the headliner comes on and choosing the right songs to get the crowd at the perfect energy level can be crucial.

Dee Lite – Groove Is in the Heart
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam – Can You Feel the Beat
Snap! – Rhythm is a Dancer
Michael Jackson – P.Y.T.
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Nina Sky – Turnin’ Me On, Move Your body
Justin Timberlake – Love Stoned
Beyonce – Sweet Dreams
Black Eyed Peas – My Humps
Rihanna – Please Don’t Stop The Music, Disturbia
Birdman ft. Jay Sean – Written On Her
O’Neal McNight – Champagne Red Lights
Outkast – I Like the Way You Move
Flo Rida – In The Ayer, Sugar
Modjo – Lady
Nelly Furtado & Missy Elliot – Do It
Ciara – Get Up
Fergie – Fergalicious, Glamorous
Dinah Washington – Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My
Madcon – Beggin
Akon – Beautiful
Sean Kingston – Beautiful Girl
Bizarre Inc. – I’m Gonna Get You (Radio Edit)
Ne-Yo – Closer
Lloyd – Get It Shawty
Shakira – She Wolf
September – Cry For You
American Dream Team ft. Lily – My Boo
Kat DeLuna – Whine Up
LMFAO – La La La

Let us know what your playing.  Leave a comment or email us at remixreport@gmail.com


  1. I wouldn’t play some of these since some headliners still play these (In The Ayer, P.Y.T., Lady) but I think some of the older songs are pretty good if you get in the bpm range (Groove Is In The Heart, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun). I’ve definitely played some tracks here that the headliner wanted to play but since there is so much 121-130 bpm songs coming out, its pretty easy for the headliner to figure out some remix or another hit song.

  2. Bob Marley – Jammin’
    Heavy D& The Boyz – Now that we found love
    kim wilde – you keep me hangin on (the original from the 80s)
    rage against the machine – renegade of funk
    Mariah carey – H.A.T.E.U. remix (mostly becasue its a remake of ghosttown djs – my boo)
    oh yeah and the Jay Spring edit of uptown girl. HA that track is so useful. seriously you have no idea.. esp when timed properly.

  3. let’s see… few off the top of my head…

    Outkast – I Like The Way You Move
    Ghosttown DJ’s – My Boo
    INOJ – Love You Down
    Earth, Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove Tonight
    Crystal Waters – 100% Pure Love
    Michael Jackson – Off The Wall

  4. Really helpful, I have 2 residencies that im always looking for old tracks that have been forgotten about, or tracks in general that aren’t going to be stepping on anyones toes.
    Wasnt able to find a few of these tracks on DMS or some of the other edit sites so i made some edits, acapella outs and quick hitters out of them. Submitting to DMS and mymp3pool.com later today so if your looking for some DJ friendly edits of some of these on the list but cant find them, check those sites.
    in particular just made edits for:

    Baha Men – Who Let the Dogs Out – [DJRi quick hitter acapella out] (should be add that to the opening list haha, classic track)
    Deee-Lite – Groove is in the Heart [Ri edit]
    Dinah Washington – Is You or Is You Ain’t My Baby_ (Rae & Christian Remix) [Ri intro]
    Dinah Washington – Is You or Is You Ain’t My Baby_ (Rae & Christian Remix) [Ri Quick Hitter]
    Volume 10 – Pistol Grip Pump – [Ri quick hitter Acapella out]

  5. When I think 120+, Its the 11pm-12am set… Its when the crowd is bubbling and you can experiment a little while prepping them for the rest of the night. Check my page on Beezo, http://www.beezo.net/djs/audio1 and listen to my new mix, Live at Apt. 24 03/12/2010. I recorded LIVE this past Friday and the playlist is 120-130… Around 12am, I dropped them into 105-110… Every week its different but this past weekend, It worked out properly.

    Madcon – Beggin
    B.O.B feat. T-Pain – Trunk Band
    Ludacris – Sexting (Alex Rage Edit)
    La La – Drop It
    Kardinal Offishall feat. Akon – Dangerous
    The-Dream feat. Kanye West – Walking On The Moon
    Ron Browz – For My Ladies
    Plies – Hypnotized
    Nina Sky – Turning Me On (Full Phatt Remix)
    Trick Daddy feat. Ludacris & Cee-Lo – Sugar
    Rihanna – Hard (Jump Smokers Remix)
    Justin Timberlake feat. Clipse – Like I Love You
    Madonna feat. Kanye West – The Beat Goes On
    Kardinal Offishall feat. Akon – Teaser
    Lady Gaga – Poker Face
    Cake – Short Skirt, Long Jacket
    Baby Dollz – My Type
    Justin Timberlake – Sexy Back
    Pittsburgh Slim – My Flashy World
    Flo Rida – Elevator
    Paradiso Girls feat. Lil Jon – Patron Tequila
    DJ Scene x Deee-Lite x Timbaland – The Way I Groove
    Alex Dreamz – Dreamz Essentials #1
    Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
    Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
    Twista feat. Pharrell – Give It Up
    Timbaland feat. Nelly Furtado & SoShy – Morning After (Remix)
    Shakira feat. T-Pain – She Wolf
    Busta Rhymes feat. Pharrell – Show Ya G-Stro
    Hot Stylz – Hey You There
    DJ Class – Party Crackin
    DJ Panic City x Pussy Cat Dolls x Kool & The Gang – Celebrate Pussy
    FM – Girls On The Dance Floor
    J Espinosa x Rick James x Gucci Mane – That Girl Is Freaky
    Pitbull – Toma
    Snoop Dogg – Sensual Seduction (Fyre Department Remix)
    Lady Gaga & Beyonce – Telephone (DJ Remeddy’s Big Room Mix)
    Audio1 x Kim Zolciak x Kesha – Dont Stop The Party (Break Anthem)
    Kesha feat. Pitbull – Tik Tok
    Essay Potna feat. Kesha – Shut Us Down
    Pitbull – Hotel Room Service (MK House Mix)
    David Guetta feat. Akon – Sexy Bitch
    DJ Mensa x Drake x Enur – Calabria To Blow
    Enur feat. Natasja & Mims – Calabria (MSF Edit)
    Rock It Scientists x Enur x DJ Felli Fel – Calabria Buck
    DJ Felli Fel – Get Buck In Here
    DiscoTech x DJ Felli Fel x Outkast – Get Buck (Rosa Clap Mix)
    DJ Greg J x DJ Felli Fel x Usher – Usher Gets Buck
    Usher – Yeah (Audio1 Quick Edit)
    Lil Jon feat. LMFAO – Outta Your Mind (Audio1 Special)
    Snoop Dogg feat. The-Dream – Gangsta Luv
    Nelly – Ride Wit Me
    Nelly – Hot In Herre (The X-Ecutioners Remix)
    2Pac – All About U
    Snoop Dogg – Beautiful
    Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
    Naughty By Nature – Hip Hop Hooray
    Mark Ronson feat. Ghostface Killah & Nate Dogg – Ooh Wee
    DJ Greg J x Mark Ronson x Keyshia Cole – Let It Go Ohh Wee
    The Cataracs – Club Love (Audio1 Multi-Blend)
    Victor Menegaux x Bubba x Too Short x Missy Elliott – Booty Working Whistle
    Too Short – Blow The Whistle

    Great article and advice from all the DJ’s + REMIX REPORT!

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