Best songs to hear at wedding? Need some ideas for people in their 20-60s?

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 3
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

My whole family is into the whole micheal dance thriller dance thing.. almost everyone in our family loves the super popular catchy dance songs [like Black Eyed Peas “I got a feeling”.. it’s SO overplayed but like everyone knows it!].

 

Post # 4
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2581 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@alysee:  WELL that depends on your taste, haha. Tunes that will ALWAYS get me dancing:

 

 

– Tainted Love – Soft Cell

 

– Mama Do The Hump – Rizzle Kicks

 

– Candyman – Christina Aguileira

 

– Hammertime – MC Hammer

 

– Build me up Buttercup – The Foundations

 

– Dance with me Tonight – Ollie Murs

 

– Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

 

 Also basically any 90s cheesy britpop also because they make me laugh so much.

 

If you want I can PM you a sample playlist that my FH put together for our reception?

 

Post # 5
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2581 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

Also I am super duper feeling Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Deep Blue Something right now as well. Tune with a capital T.

 

Grooveshark might be helpful for constructing a playlist because you can listen to it through and see how it all sounds together, get a feel for what fits and what doesn’t, and what should go where.

 

Post # 6
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804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@alysee:  I love the idea of asking people what song gets them up and dancing on the RSVP card.  You might get some surprising answers that would really be tailor fit to your crowd!

Post # 8
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89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We came up with the cocktail hour and dinner songs, which is basically the best love-related songs from our favorite bands, then we’re having our guests pick a dance song on the RSVP card since we’re not really into top 40 (okay, we’re clueless!).

Post # 9
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2421 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@alysee:  My mum requested some Elvis (in particular I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You).  Our must play list includes some goofy stuff like REO Speedwagon Keep On Loving You, some GnR (Sweet Child of Mine, Paradise City) some CCR, The Beatles, The Monkees, Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, The Beach Boys, even Britney Spears.  I think the bulk of our music will be from the 60s/70s and the late 80s/90s/early 2000s.  The 60s/70s we both grew up listening to with our parents.  The rest was when we were growing up and into university.  So 

Asking people to respond with requests is a fantastic idea!  If you have a website you could set something up there as well.  (Well, if you trust your family’s input.  Ours would request ridiculous things just because they could…)

Post # 10
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632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If you want people to get out and dance – I love the cheesy classic wedding songs.  YMCA and You Make Me Wanna Shout!  Seriously I think almost everyone was dancing to those.  Also the electric slide.

Post # 11
mswallabyBee
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

As far as upbeat dance songs go, Gangnam Style, the Cupid Shuffle, and Call Me Maybe were huuuuge hits at our wedding (in Nov. 2012). I definitely thing you should play a mix of old very recognizable songs, and new Top 40 songs, and a couple line dance songs (that’s why Cupid Shuffle always gets people on the dance floor).

Here’s our whole wedding playlist: http://www.weddingbee.com/2013/02/21/wedding-ceremony-reception-playlist/#axzz2r8eCWmVV

I also love Mrs. Ostrich’s playlist, so many good jams on hers: http://www.weddingbee.com/2011/04/15/hey-dj-could-you-play-that-song-part-ii/#axzz2r8eCWmVV

Post # 12
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1625 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I second the classic cheesy wedding songs.. The DJ at my best friends wedding last June played a lot of current “club” music, but nothing got us going like SHOUT! Also, Icona Pops “I love it” was a fave that night haha!

Post # 13
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2913 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

We played a lot of motown and 60s rock n roll at our wedding…everyone loves it!

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