Post # 1
I am finalizing our music list for the wedding, and am trying to lay out as much of the cocktails/dinner/reception dancing music for my DJ as possible. For the “dancing” section in my spreadsheet I have it divided into “Earlier in the night,” “Dancing” and “Later in the night.” The “Later in the night” stuff are the more inappropriate/dirty club songs, to avoid offending grandparents that will leave fairly soon after dancing starts. The “Earlier in the night” section is about 5 songs for the DJ to play that our parents/aunts/uncles/their friends will be able to enjoy.
Does anyone have suggestions for these songs? I have down “Shout” by the Isley Brothers because that’s always a fun one – anyone else have any ideas? I’m really trying to avoid playing any Frank Sinatra or any of that super slow, mellow stuff because I want people to be able to dance!
Post # 3
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 # 4
@Tigerlilybride: well all the ‘dancing’ portion of our playlist are all ‘clean’ club songs/’clean’ dancing songs. i’m looking for stuff they can connect with better!
i guess i could add something from the jackson 5 or something. i just went to a wedding recently where the DJ spent so much time catering to the older crowd playing frank sinatra and that stuff that i wanted to leave early. it was the pits.
Post # 6
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
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 # 8
@Sassygrn: Late 50’s to late 60’s. we only have one grandparent that will be there, she’s in her late 80’s, but she is so socially anxious (my grandma) i’m sure she’ll leave immediately after dinner.
@calibee79: OOH CCR is a GREAT suggestion! Proud Mary here I come!
Post # 9
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
@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 # 11
@calibee79: i just put on proud mary, down on the corner and bad moon rising. i freakin LOVE CCR. so glad you saw this thread.
i also put on ABC by the jackson 5. keep the suggestions coming!
Post # 12
@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
Commenting to follow. I really need help with this also!
Post # 14
motown, 60’s, 70’s music.
Cha cha Slide
Brown Eyes Girl
Build Me Up Buttercup
Get Down Tonight
Great Balls of Fire
anything by Elvis
Post # 15
What about some Beatles or Bee Gees?