(Closed) Please Help! Need Song Ideas for Ceremony & Reception.

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
102 posts
Blushing bee

I know a lot of other bees will disagree but depending on the age of your crowd i like the oldies, cheesy songs.


lou bega – mambo number 5 

rick springfield – jessie’s girl

scorpians – rock you like a hurricane

bon jovi – living on a prayer



it usually gets people up and dancing!

Post # 4
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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 Fiance 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.

Love Shack

Mambo No 5


Blister in the Sun

We may relent and play Gangnam Style though.


Post # 6
4691 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Pitbull- Don’t sto pthe Marty

Michael Jackson anything!

Black Eyed Peas!

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