(Closed) The Buzz: Songs for your wedding that GUARANTEE a good time?

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Post # 17
Bee
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

Bump!

Post # 18
Bee
2360 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I think the following three songs, in order, are no fail ways to clear the seats and pack the dance floor. They are classics and arguably overplayed but no fail nonetheless: Twist -> Shout -> Livin’ on a Prayer. Guaranteed dance party!

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Downtown 202

I really love it when line dances come on at weddings! They’re easy for people to catch onto, even if some guests are not really into dancing. The Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, the Wobble, Boot Scoot Boogie, Cha Cha Slide … love ’em all!

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

The two most popular dance songs at our wedding were kind of unexpected – “Freedom 90” by George Michael and “You Make My Dreams” by Hall and Oates.

Post # 21
Bee
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

What are your top 3 out-of-the-box wedding songs for getting people on the dance floor?


Video Killed the Radio Star, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Call Me Maybe. Come on, everyone will dance (and/or sing along!) to those songs!

If you’re married, what was the song that got the biggest response from your guests at your wedding?


Probably Gagnam Style. That song had just come out and was all the rage – our DJ played it 3 times, no joke. 

What song do you love hearing most played at OTHER people’s weddings?

ANYTHING 90s. I will die of happiness. Or “Benny and the Jets” – that song has always been my jam, it’s an awesome ballad towards the end of the night.

Post # 22
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441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club


Dude, we apparently have some big dancers in our circles; our dance floor was packed the entire night and it was amazing. Dancing at weddings is the best. 

What are your top 3 out-of-the-box wedding songs for getting people on the dance floor?


Not really out-of-the-box, but we started dancing off with Taio Cruz’s Dynamite and it definitely got people up out of their seats to ‘dance, dance, dance…’ ๐Ÿ˜‰ People also loved LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem and Gaga’s Just Dance. Nothing too out-of-the-box, though. 

I am absolutely obsessed with Metro Station’s Shake It and forced our DJ to play it. I’m not sure if anyone actually knew the song, but people kept dancing to it, so whatever ๐Ÿ™‚ 

If you’re married, what was the song that got the biggest response from your guests at your wedding?


It’s always been a favorite of our friends’, but definitely Don’t Stop Believin’. 

What song do you love hearing most played at OTHER people’s weddings?


Don’t Stop Believin’, Just Dance, Hey Ya, Single Ladies, and, always, Pink’s Raise Your Glass
 
Dang, this thread makes me want to go to a wedding just so I can dance ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are still so unsure about our song list. What we did was put a “I will definitely dance if the DJ plays…” line on our RSVPs and hopefully that will give us a good idea.

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Some of the ones that were big hits at our wedding:

  • Cupid Shuffle
  • Cha cha slide
  • Wobble Wobble
  • Livin On a Prayer (mostly a lot a singing and ridiculous arm movements)
  • Don’t Stop Believing
  • Friends in Low Places
  • Texas Style Cotton-Eye Joe (aka Bullshit Song). So much fun, but exhausting! Luckily we had a young crowd and no one minded the language!
  • Stacy’s Mom (obviously this one works best when there is a mom of a Stacy in attendance!)
  • Blurred Lines
  • We also played one song where people lined up in two parallel lines and made a bridge with their hands, while 2 people at a time danced down the middle (kinda like the scene at the end of the movie Hitch). I can’t remember what song it was though. 

We did rotate in some slow songs too, but the above ones got the most people out on the dance floor. I’m not usually a big dancer, but I had an awesome time at our wedding and was on the dance floor most of the night and everyone seemed to be having a great time. My mom (who does NOT dance) had had a few glasses of wine and was dancing in the middle of the dance floor with a huge circle of guests around her. It was AWESOME. ๐Ÿ™‚ Friends in Low Places is a staple at weddings on DH’s side. We played this near the end of the night and all of our guests had their arms around each other’s necks and we’re singing and swaying together. I loved it. Music is definitely important and for us it was one of the best parts of our wedding. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My dance floor was packed all night so I can’t even narrow it down to any specific songs. I out my trust in our DJ and MC and they didn’t let me down! Although, one guest told me ” I knew this was going to be the best wedding ever when the bridal party walked in to Thunderstruck. And I was right.” We set the tone for the evening right from the beginning and we had one hell of a party!

Post # 26
Bee
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - The Hunter Valley Gardens & Tamburlaine Organic Wines

What are your top 3 out-of-the-box wedding songs for getting people on the dance floor?

Let’s see, it’s hard for me to pick the top 3 but here are my choices:

1) “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” by Jet. An Aussie band – why the heck not.

2) “Song 2” by Blur. Short, sweet and a good head-bangin’ song with a good opening rhythm.

3) “Beat It” by Michael Jackon (or Fall Out Boy/John Mayer). Just because.

And bonus fourth:

4) “Dance, Dance” by Fall Out Boy. The name says it all.

What song do you love hearing most played at OTHER people’s weddings?

My choices (I can’t pick one!) are:

  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, especially the head-banging bit. I kid you not, we played this on a road trip and the WHOLE CAR was head-banging. EPIC.
  • “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers. A HUGE hit when I was in primary school and (re)made famous by HIMYM.
  • “Greased Lightning” by C.C.Production (from the musical hit Grease). This is a staple at Aussie formals (proms), weddings and special occasions
  • “Highway to Hell” by ACDC. Another Aussie band and another Aussie staple.

Post # 27
Hostess
2998 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

In my opinion, a wedding isn’t a wedding without Usher’s Yeah

I’d also go with don’t stop believing and garth brooks friends in low places!

 

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Calgary Opera Centre

This seems to be a bit more of a Canadian thing, but Spirit of the West’s ‘Home for a Rest’ is one of those great ones where everyone always ends up on the dance floor, belting out the lyrics and dancing like crazy people.

 

As for ‘out of the box’ I really wanted to use “Hello, I Love You, (Won’t You Tell Me Your Name)” by The Doors because I thought it’d be hilarious, but I kept getting overruled.

Post # 29
Bee
11811 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

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