As our wedding is vaguely retro with hints of Mad Men and Art Deco, we may well be having older music as well.
We are looking at getting a ukelele band that plays old songs (e.g. 1920s to 1950s) for the ceremony, with an iPod for everything else.
Cocktail hour: haven’t really thought about this, but probably just cruisy songs that make good background music. Probably a bit of Crowded House as this is one of the bands that we “share”. The major rule would be No Michael Buble.
While people are eating: don’t know, but maybe even classical music. (My FI is a classical music fan and I would like ‘his’ music incorporated somehow.)
First dance and first hour of dancing: in line with the theme, we might go for mostly 60s and some 70s songs e.g.
Twist and Shout – Beatles
Everybody (Somebody to Love) (Blues Brothers)
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough – Jacksons
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
Superstitious – Stevie Wonder
Give Me Some Lovin’ – Spencer Davis Group
Rascals — Good Lovin’
Shake a Tail Feather (Blues Brothers)
Nutbush City Limits
River Deep Mountain High – Ike and Tina Turner
then move on to newer songs:
I don’t feel like dancing – Scissor Sisters
Hung Up – Madonna
Hey Ya – Outkast
All the Single Ladies – Beyonce
Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
Blue Monday – New Order
Blame it on the Boogie – Michael Jackson
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Knock on Wood – Amie Stewart
Hello – Cat Empire
The Chariot – Cat Empire
You Should be Dancing – Bee Gees
Staying Alive – Bee Gees
Crazy in Love – Beyonce
Heart of Glass – Blondie
Do Your Thing – Basement Jaxx
Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue
One More Time – Daft Punk
Around the World – Daft Punk
My People – The Presets
Problem iis, our Do Not Play list is almost longer than our play list. Do not want:
Any Bon Jovi
Any Celine Dion, Mariah Carey etc
Most Michael Jackson, except the ones listed above.
Mambo No 5
Blister in the Sun
We may relent and play Gangnam Style though.