(Closed) Essential reception songs?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We did the same thing, we rented speakers and used our ipod. Make sure you do this in advance tho because we waited untill the last minute and I ended up picking SOO many songs that some of the really special ones didn’t get played. :/ It was really important to us that everybody got up and danced at some point during the reception, so we played mostly songs that encouraged that. One song that is my absolute must have tho is Somewhere over the rainbow, specificlly the isreal kamakawiwo’ole version 🙂

Post # 5
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@loving_life:  John Legand- Oridinary People, ahh best song ever!!!

Post # 6
550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We are family is by Sister sledge, in case you wanted to look it up. 🙂

Fi is insistent that we play “shout”. He just loves it!

Post # 7
2135 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Old Time Rock and Roll

What I Like About You

Mony Mony


Post # 8
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Here is what I call my go-to list of songs that are about Weddings, and always good at a Reception…

*I Knew the Bride (When She Used To Rock n Roll)* = Dave Edmunds (1977)

*White Wedding* = Billy Idol (1982)

*(Goin to the) Chapel of Love* = The Dixie Cups (1964)


Post # 11
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Cha-Cha Slide!!!

Post # 12
386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

ABC – Jackson 5

Bad Romance – Lady Gaga

Twist and Shout – The Beatles

Single Ladies – Beyonce

Dancing Queen – ABBA

Bizarre Love Triangle – New Order

Dancing with Myself – Billy Idol

Celebration – Kool and the Gang

Cha Cha Slide – I forget the artist

Sexyback – Justin Timberlake


The safety dance

Bust a move


Every Prince song (sorry I love prince lol)




Post # 13
386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Ohh and Copacabana by Barry Manilow!!


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