Portland platter spinner DJ Beyondadoubt (AKA Casey Minatrea) is one of the city's hottest, busiest DJs. Everything she spins is guaranteed to fill the floor, be it classic soul or cutting-edge bounce or what she cheerfully terms "gay wedding music"—hey, everybody's favorite kind of music! We asked for her top 10 picks for tunes that must be played at your same-sex marriage. (Sorry, Sister Sledge, but "We Are Family" is out—you can hear that at every run-of-the-mill straight wedding anyway). So here are Beyonda's expert picks, which range from classic Motown to a brand-new jam from Portland's own Gossip to two incredible versions of the legendary Timmy Thomas' haunting organ grind "Why Can't We Live Together." Naturally, Millie Jackson's superlative cover of Luther Ingram's "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right" tops the chart. And as with everything she spins, Beyonda's choices emphasize soul and groove over purely camp value, and are bound to bring everyone in the room closer together.
1. "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right"
by Millie Jackson (1974)
2. "Move in the Right Direction"
by Gossip (2012)
3. "Why Can't We Live Together"
by Timmy Thomas (1972)
4. "Why Can't We Live Together"
by Sade (1984)
5. "Why Marry"
by the Sweet Inspirations (1973)
6. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
by Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye (1967)
7. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"
by Stevie Wonder (1970)
8. "I Feel Love"
by Donna Summer (1977)
9. "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)"
by Sylvester (1978)
10. "The Greatest Love of All"
by Whitney Houston (1986)