(Closed) Dancing?!?!?!

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

usually everyone loves the ‘themed’ sets like a 70’s set with ‘Celebrate’, ‘Stayin Alive’ and ‘Ring My Bell’, 80’s set with ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’, ‘Whip It’, ‘Karma Chamelion’ (I probably spelled that wrong).  You know, typical stuff that everyone has heard.  Especially if it’s a matter of getting the 40-50 somethings up there dancing….I know a lot of the Bees shy away from those overplayed songs, but if you’re really worred about no one dancing, go with the general, very well known stuff. 

Stick to slow and mid temp songs.  People may get sick of too many slow, couples dance songs, but if they’re not super ‘party’ type of people it may prove difficult to get them up and dancing to faster stuff like the Black Eyed Peas….so relate a mid tempo to, say, Usher’s ‘Yeah’ vs Black Eyed Peas ‘Hey Mama’, which is slightly fast. 

Post # 4
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452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

one good trick to get people up and dancing? make sure you and the mr. are up and dancing.Wink

seriously. good energy begets good energy. that’s one way to get things started. as for music? it depends on your crowd. FI and i will have a very diverse crowd at our wedding….not only generationally (i don’t care if that’s not a wordTongue out), but also culturally. i love it. i’m all for diversity! i have compiled a list of music (yes, now, even though our wedding is next year!), but that’s because music is very important to us and the dancing is a major part of our entertainment.

keep the slow songs to a minimum. they’re lovely (and believe me…i am a major sap), but if you want to keep the energy high, it’s best to keep the music high energy. some must haves for me: abc (jackson five), zoot suit riot (cherry poppin’ daddies), dancing in the moonlight (king harvest), moondance (van morrison), september (earth wind and fire), 99 red balloons (nenah), smooth (santana and rob thomas), twist and shout (the beatles), it don’t mean a thing (duke ellington), great balls of fire (jerry lee lewis), don’t be cruel (elvis presley), come fly with me (frank sinatra), la bamba (ritchie valens), twist (chubbie checker), stayin’ alive (bee gees), livin’ la vida loca (ricky martin), copacabana (barry manalow), it takes two (rob base and dj ez rock), get rhythm (johnny cash), forever (chris brown), the payback (james brown), respect (aretha franklin), miss you (the rolling stones), 1999 (prince), vogue (madonna), billie jean (or any michael jackson song), groove is in the heart (deee lite), hey ya (outkast), connected (stereo mc’s).

okay, those are just some examples. first assess your guests and take it from there.

Post # 6
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483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

How about SHOUT, THRILLER, SHAKE YOUR BODY (Down to the Ground), LONG TRAIN RUNNING, LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, DON’T STOP BELIEVING, ROCK THE CASBAH, SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG, COTTON EYE JOE, UNBELIEVABLE, RED RED WINE (kinda slow but everyone loves it), OOH AH JUST A LITTLE BIT, TOOTSIE ROLL, I LOVE ROCK N ROLL, EAST END GIRLS & WEST END BOYS (Pet Shop Boys), DO YA THINK I’M SEXY (Rod Stewart), … Sorry I didn’t include all artists 🙂 Hope these help? 

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