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January 20th is National DJ Day! And there’s a reason for this date that isn’t random. It’s on January 20th because one of the original DJs died on this day in 1965. If you don’t know him by name, you’ll know him by reputation.

American disc jockey and radio performer Alan Freed (1921 – 1965) who coined the term rock ‘n’ roll sits in a 1010 WINS sound studio during a radio broadcast, 1950s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Alan Freed was one of the first people inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. He is also the man who helped make popular the saying “rock and roll” in the 1950’s. And for that, we are eternally grateful.

But clever sayings aren’t the only reason DJs are awesome. In fact, a recent poll came up with the top reasons to date a DJ, and we may have thrown in a couple of our own.

**DISCLAIMER: This is supposed to be fun. No actual DJs were harmed in the making of this article.**

  • 1. They're Great At Taking Requests

    Taking requests is part of a DJ’s job. Need chores done? Errands run? Your foot rubbed? It’s literally in a Disc Jockey’s blood to take requests. And, if you’re lucky, they may even serenade you with a song while they do it!

  • 2. Free Concert Tickets

    Okay, this one is kind of true. If you’ve ever dated a DJ, you’ve probably heard him or her complain about NOT getting tickets to the biggest shows. It’s a well-known fact that the listeners come first when it comes to giveaways. However, when there ARE extra tickets to a show, the DJ is most likely going to get them. And if you’re the significant other, you’ll get to tag along.

  • 3. You Can Brag About Dating A Local Celebrity

    Okay, this one is probably more what the DJs want to believe, but there is some truth to it, (especially if you can land yourself a morning show host on a highly-rated show!). We’re not saying you’ll get free rides on a private jet, but you might get a free drink once in a while. 

  • 4. At The Top Of The Hour, They Can Update You On News, Weather And Traffic

    It’s part of a Disc Jockey’s job to inform the public about things like current weather, traffic and local news. And while you can turn to your Alexa these days for this, it’s not quite like having a real person give you the information. Plus, a DJ always knows the local happenings in your area. Let’s see Alexa do that! 

  • 5. Their Looks May Fade, But Their Voice Never Will

    It’s a fact of life: our looks will eventually go. But as you grow old with your honey, it doesn’t mean they have to lose the sexy factor. DJs are known for their voices, and that won’t fade over time.  Just turn the lights off and let them do all the talking.