Fun & Upbeat Song Recommendation for A Couple That Loathes Most Top 40???!

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 3
7019 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@EMCasey:  So you want old music? I’m in my 40s so I can suggest 70s/80s songs e.g.

Don’t Stop (Fleetwood Mac); You’re my best friend (Queen); Crazy Little thing called love (Queen again); Modern Love (David Bowie); Beat It (Michael Jackson), are ones which come to mind. Am I on the right track?

Post # 4
9525 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Are you talking about a specific dance (like your first dance) or ust generic usic during the reception. If you have a DJ, I’d just let them handle it. It’s their job. They know how to get people to dance. 

Post # 5
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@EMCasey:  “Out of my League” by Fitz and the Tantrums.  It’s a fun song you can dance to and it’s not in the Top 40 that I’m aware of.

Post # 7
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@EMCasey:  Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson and Mustang Sally are fun older songs. Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones. Reach Out…by the Four Tops, or maybe it’s the Temptations. Love Really Hurts Without You. Im so Excited or Jump by the Pointer Sisters. Uptown Girl by Billy Joel. Dont Stop Believing by Journey. Africa by Toto. From the 90s I like Sunshine after the Rain, Cotton Eye Joe, Ice Ice Baby, Hammertime C’est la Vie etv for some cheesy fun. 

Post # 9
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014


Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Get What You Give – New Radicals

Feel-goods! I might have a few more in mind which I’ll post later when they come to me… 🙂


Post # 10
1346 posts
Bumble bee

I always like dancing to songs by Junior Senior… but that’s a little on the quirky side. my favorite song of theirs is “Can I Get Get Get”.

Also, The Ting Tings (they were popularish from 2008-2009)

The Scissor Sisters and Mika are also fun.

It’s hard to give suggestions without knowing what type of music you normally listen to. 

For more traditional songs, maybe look into INXS, Hall & Oates, etc.



Post # 11
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

December 63 Frankie Vallie is always a good one. Smashmouth, September Earth Wind and Fire, Imgin Pop, Katrina and the Waves, Journey, there are so many that aren’t top 40 but  Iam having a hard time with “within the last 10 years lol! We arent playing anything like that either but a few very current very fast dance songs.

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