"Older crowd" friendly, but still fun, reception music

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

How do you feel about swing dancing? Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Michael Buble was great for us! We used a lot fo Disney songs as well. Besides that we kept to cleaner club songs, Love Addict by Family Force Five, Gagnam Style and Call me Maybe…

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

And just how much older are you talking here, out of curiousity? 

You could always play stuff from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, etc.  At my wedding and older couple I am talking 70’s here went out an did a lot of dancing.  Was songs from the 50’s it was freaking awesome to watch them boogie down.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

we played about an hour of music catered to the “older” crowd. we had the DJ play 50’s rock music, some motown and some credence clearwater because both of our dads love that group. i also love oldies music so i had a lot of fun dancing to it and our friends did too. it’s been awhile since my wedding but if i remember specific songs, i’ll come back and post them.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was going to chime in with this- at my wedding the “older” folks were the ones tearing up the dance floor the whole night!  Unless they are very conservative or have trouble moving, I bet it will be the same for yours!  Classic slow songs are always a big hit as are 50s fast songs.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@TwoStatesBride:  oh yeah proud mary is one we played! it’s bugging me that i can’t remember the specific songs we played. i wish i still had my playlist!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@TwoStatesBride:  me too! CCR reminds me of my childhood because my parents listened to them. and of course i thought they were singing “there’s a bathroom on the right”. lol

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Commenting to follow. I really need help with this also!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

motown, 60’s, 70’s music. 

Love Shack

Cha cha Slide

Brown Eyes Girl

Sweet Caroline

Build Me Up Buttercup

Get Down Tonight

ABC

Dancing Queen

Great Balls of Fire

anything by Elvis

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

What about some Beatles or Bee Gees?

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