Post # 1
I’m attempting to provide a list of songs to my dj for everyone to dance to. I’m not much for dancing so I don’t go clubbing or any of that sort of thing. Though I love music, I’m not sure that the music that I love is really dancable or is going to to be what others are interested in listening.
I need help with a list of dance songs for my dj. So, my question is what gets you to get up and dance and keeps you on the dance floor?
Thanks for any help in advance.
Post # 3
Lots of ’80s
99 red balloons
come on Eileen
and I believe by Cher (which isn’t 80’s I guess)
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA
Bon Jovi (but I live in Philly where loving the Bon is a requirement )
"Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves
old-school Michael Jackson (think "Don’t Stop til you Get Enough")
"Pour Some Sugar on Me" by Def Leppard
"Hey Ya" by Outkast
"Lady Marmalade" from Moulin Rouge
"I Want You to Want Me" by Cheap Trick
Post # 5
Doesn’t your DJ have a list of things that get crowds moving?
One idea is – I’m going to e-mail my aunts and uncles and have them send me back a list of their top 5 favortie dance songs and then from the ones that I get back in time I’ll compile of the ones I’d actually consider playing at the wedding….lol.
Post # 6
It might not be a bad idea to email your friends to ask them what they like to dance to; I’ve had a few friends do this before their weddings.
I’d say it definitely varies by region/crowd – for example, if you played Bon Jovi for my crew, it would clear the dance floor in a heartbeat. However, if you put on Michael Jackson, they’d be out there. : )
I think a lot of people feel comfortable with old classics – funk, motown, 80s tunes…things that get a variety of people on the floor. I’m mostly likely to dance a) when I’m drunk (but that’s not germane to this discussion!), b) when other people are on the dance floor, and c) when the bride and groom are out there enjoying themselves.
Post # 7
talk to your FH – it’s his wedding too! what songs/bands/genres does he like?
i’d also talk to the DJ – after all he does this for a living and i’m sure he knows how to "read" a crowd… that said – ask your bridal party – like a previous poster said, what works for one wedding may not work for another…
good DJs will ask you what kind of music you and your husband like – mine even went on to ask me what songs i liked growing up, etc… we rambled for hours talking about life in general so he got a feel of what we were like as a couple, not just a "gig" he had on a saturday night. give the DJ a feel of who you guys are as a couple and talk talk talk about it!
the last thing you want is a dud for a reception b/c the DJ didnt have the music on hand kwim?? overcommunicate!! 😉 😉
Post # 8
Well it depends on your "theme", are you in the south with country lovin folk? or are you in a big city where disco might be a good option.
at the last wedding I went to NOBODY danced. They did all of the family dances and an EXTRA long dollar dance. followed by a country song. everyone went outside to talk. I think it would have been smarter to play n "oldie but a goodie" to get people moving, like shout or something. Another thing i noticed to as to why nobody danced was that they didn’t play ANY slow songs. Most of the guests were couples, that would have gotten them up, and if you play a fast song after, they may be more inclined to stay.
m y favorite? Staurday Night fever
Post # 9
wow I really need to spell check! sorry!