Why we Love a Retro Music DJ!

Go to any party or wedding where there is a DJ playing music and you’ll notice something interesting. Played amongst the most popular tracks from today will be a wide selection of hits from decades gone by. And it’s these classic retro hits, much more so than today’s top tracks, that will get everyone up dancing and singing along. But what makes the music of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s so popular, even as we approach 2020?

Pop culture has a real love affair with its own past, from fashion to classic movies and, in particular, music. We all know songs like “Oh What A Night” by Frankie Valley & the Four Season; “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond; “Mama Mia” by ABBA; “Livin' On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi; "Moving on Up" M People and “You Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer. Whenever anyone hires a DJ in Sydney, the Southern Highlands, Newcastle and Katoomba, amongst the most common requests is for a selection of retro music. Was the music so much better back then? Or are we simply nostalgic for happier, simpler, less stressful times? Why do we love retro music so much?

First of all, we all know these classic hits. They’re the songs we grew up on, loved, and played when our kids were little – so the younger generation now knows them too. We know all the words and they are easy to sing along to. When everyone knows a song and wants to be up dancing, it’s a powerful thing – just go to any party or concert and feel the amazing energy in the room when this happens.

Another reason for the popularity of retro music is that we all love a themed party – and what better theme than one that relates to your favourite music genre? 80’s Hair Bands, 70’s Disco, 60’s Hippies, and 90’s Dance Club are fun party themes where you and your guests can dress up and rock out to your favourite tunes.

Here at Retro Music, we specialise in providing your party, wedding or other event with music from the past fifty years! Some of our most popular music party packages include:

70’s Disco Studio 54 – inspired by New York City’s Broadway nightclub and discotheque which had its heyday in the late 1970s. It attracted the best and brightest of the stars of the day, with regulars including Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, Liza Minnelli, Elton John, Debbie Harry, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Al Pacino, John Travolta, and Jackie Onassis. In the late 70's tracks include “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees; “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor; “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer; and “Heart of Glass” by Blondie...

80’s One Hit Wonders – those music stars that burned bright but briefly! Features great songs like a-ha’s “Take on Me”; Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love”; “Come on Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners; “99 Luftballons” by Nena; and “Mickey” by Toni Basil.

90’s Top 40 Club Retro – the decade of dance music, the 90’s are a powerhouse of hits that will get your guests up dancing. Think back to songs like “Finally” by Ce Ce Peniston; “Macarena” by Los Del Rio; “Believe” by Cher; “Rhythm is a Dancer” by SNAP!; and “Jump Around” by House of Pain.

Call Glenn at Retro Music today to hire the best DJ in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, Newcastle and the Central Coast, for School Discos, Weddings, 50th birthday parties and everything in between!