So, who plays Top 40 hits here?
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    Default So, who plays Top 40 hits here?

    Hey DJs

    So I've been summoned to play at a bar with dancefloor, open till 4am on weekends. In Paris.

    This place is pretty lively, people dance a lot and the owners told me their policy is to play mainly top 40 kind of hits.

    I'm not usually bothered about that kind of place, but I took the gig because I need a bit of a change and it seems like a challenge and maybe a bit of fun right?

    Anyway, I'm not historically a top 40 DJ meister, so I'd appreciate some tips and artists that top 40 DJs know go down well.

    I can't really rotate David Guetta with Flo Rida with Katy Perry with Rihanna all night. So any hints will be a great help.

    Thanks!

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    If its top 40 ull run out songs in like 2 hours :eek:
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    Exactly dude. That's my point.

    I can do top 40 for a while, but this is really 4 hours of peak time, from midnight to 4am.

    So anything can be helpful here. I can squeeze out a decent set with my knowledge of top 40 hits and I drop my cool and more original tunes in between, I have some cool 80s tunes, Madonna and some great hip hop.

    But 4 hours? I need say 15-20 more top 40 dancefloor tracks to be sure.

    Any help and ideas much appreciated guys, thanks.

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    Find your own style and genre and find top remixes of them... I play a lot of dubstep and electro house so if im playing a more mainstream (narrorminded) club ill just drop electro remixes of the chart stuff, they usually have more energy then the originals anyways.
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    Mix top 40 with the style of music you like and put your own twist on it. People will get bored if you just play one top 40 song after another. Also, i find top 40 songs shelf value dies quickly so your often limited and you will run out of up to date top 40 jams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abyrne7 View Post
    Mix top 40 with the style of music you like and put your own twist on it. People will get bored if you just play one top 40 song after another. Also, i find top 40 songs shelf value dies quickly so your often limited and you will run out of up to date top 40 jams.
    ....since theres only 40 of them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abyrne7 View Post
    People will get bored if you just play one top 40 song after another.
    If only that were the case
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    Quote Originally Posted by fullenglishpint View Post
    If only that were the case
    I know I get bored but I get bored of my own stuff too after hearing the same songs thousands of times... If I here the song "shuffln" again ima drop kick the dj playing it :eek:
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    All great tips fellas and I intend to do exactly what you all said:

    - Put my own twist on the night

    - Intersperse top 40 cheese with MY own cool tunes (you WILL like my music bitches, ME ME ME)

    - Rinse out remixes of Britney and so on

    But, I do need more fuel here!

    Any artist names at all?

    Ta

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    Depends what genres youre into?!
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