(Closed) I need help choosing songs for my wedding! please help me!

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
869 posts
Busy bee

Holy Moly.  I’m going to comment right now, so I remember to come back to this when I have more time. πŸ™‚

Post # 4
1482 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Using MY experience with my wedding band, I would give them specific genres and parameters to stay in. For example, I wanted old jazz favorites during dinner, but once the dancing started, I told them to play mostly current, recognizable pop songs, with some country thrown in. I had a very short “Do not play” list (chicken dance, YMCA, etc), and a few “Must plays”, but that was it.

You might think about past weddings you’ve been to and what gets you out on the dance floor. Maybe sprinkle in some 70’s dance favorites (good for getting folks of all ages out on the dance floor), and then once the older folks have left for the night have the band concentrate on the more current stuff.

Bottom line is, you want to really think about the “vibe” of your dance floor than about the specific songs. That’s a LOT of songs to go through, and as a bride, you don’t need to worry about that so much. A good wedding band knows how to get people out on the dance floor. πŸ™‚


Post # 6
869 posts
Busy bee

@Monkey786:  OK, told ya I’d come back. πŸ™‚  Firstly, I think it really depends on your audience, but I’ve picked out some that I like from the list. (My favs are in bold – yes, most are super cliche party songs, but I love ’em)  Here goes:

Give Me One Reason (Traci Chapman)

Smooth (Santana)

American Pie (Don McLean)

Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)

Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet)

Sweet Home Alabama (Lynrd Skynrd)
Take It Easy (The Eagles)

Tiny Dancer (Elton John)

Chicken Fried (Zac Brown Band)

I Hope You Dance (Lee Ann Womack)

Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)

(FYI – I don’t know much about Frank Sinatra and the Jazz list, so hard to choose from those)

All Summer Long (Kid Rock)
Bad Romance (Lady Gaga)
Born This Way (Lady Gaga)

Daughters (John Mayer)

Hey Soul Sister (Train)

I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
It’s My Life (Bon Jovi)
Just Dance (Lady Gaga)

Mr. Brightside (The Killers)

Raise Your Glass (P!nk)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)

Someone Like You (Adele)

Viva la Vida (Coldplay)

You And Me (Lighthouse)

Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)

Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)
Every Rose Has It’s Thorn (Poison)

Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Pat Benatar)

I Love Rock ‘N Roll (Joan Jett)
I’ll Stand By You (The Pretenders)
It’s Still Rock & Roll To Me (Billy Joel)

Livin’ on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)

Summer of ’69 (Bryan Adams)

Hey Jude (Beatles)

Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)

Stand By Me (Ben E. King)

Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)




Post # 7
869 posts
Busy bee

@Miss Root:  << And, I agree with everything she said! πŸ˜‰

Post # 9
344 posts
Helper bee

My nephew just got married and had an awesome band.

These songs stood out as the dance floor was packed when these were playing.

Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)

Superstition (Stevie Wonder)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)

Post # 10
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

There are a ton of good songs from that list, but here’s a few I love:


It’s Your Love (Tim McGraw & Faith Hill) << I want that at my wedding one day

And I Love Her (The Beatles)

Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)

Post # 12
7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Is “My Valenine” supposed to be “My Funny Valentine”? If so, have them play that for sure. I wouldn’t micromanage; just give genre guidleines and a few definite yeses, definite nos. (My Valentine is a Pual McCartney song and is too new to be listed where it is)

Post # 13
146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am a huge beatles fan and “In my Life” is my all time favorite song.  I also think that some of the traditional/ethnic songs are a great way to get everyone on the dace floor (tarentella, hava nagila)

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