(Closed) We need church appropriate songs to DANCE to!! Any ideas? :)

posted 7 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
46 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had a quick look at my music library, because I think this is an interesting set of parameters. What make an “ooey gooey love song”? One of the first songs I thought of was “Walking on Sunshine”. But is that ooey gooey?


For “church appropriate” I think of both what the song is about, and the language used. But it is affected by who is setting this standard. My friends and I are currently organising a dance party for the last night of a Christian youth camp, but a stricter denomination might not approve of our song choices. We have put careful thought into this!


A couple of others I thought of were Firework and Dancing Queen?

Post # 4
2067 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Those sound like my parameters – I was okay with the ooey gooey ones πŸ™‚ but the other kinds seemed hard to find… so I’m just gonna paste in my list and let you check it out πŸ™‚ If a couple of them seem questionable, I know we bought the edited version of some songs πŸ™‚

  • “This Will be an Everlasting Love” – Natalie Cole
  • “Vanilla Twilight” –OwlCity
  • “Mama’s Song” – Carrie Underwood
  • “Cinderella” – Steven Curtis Chapman
  • “When did you fall” – Chris Rice
  • “Just the way you are” – Bruno Mars
  • “When I say I do” – Matthew West
  • “The Day Before You” – Matthew West
  • “Waiting for You” – Matthew West
  • “Hold you Up” – Matthew West
  • “Smother Me” – The Used
  • “Kiss the Girl” – Colbie Caillat
  • “God Gave Me You” — Dave Barnes
  • Walking on Sunshine (Bridal party entrance)
  • How Sweet it is to be Loved by You (Cake)
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (bouquet toss)
  • I loved her first – Heartland (Father/daughter)
  • Wonderful Tonight — Eric Clapton

  • Macarena
  • Chicken Dance
  • Cotton-eyed Joe
  • Cha Cha Slide
  • YMCA
  • Shackles
  • Electric Slide
  • Cupid Shuffle
  • Hokey Pokey

  • L-O-V-E
  • I will Survive
  • Sandstorm
  • Build be me up buttercup
  • Locomotion
  • Twist and Shout
  • Shout
  • Do you love me?
  • Celebrate good times
  • Michael Buble stuff

  • Everything

  • Sinatra struff
    • The Way You Look Tonight
    • Come Fly with Me

  • Sweet HomeAlabama
  • Don’t Stop Believin’
  • We are Family
  • Hey ya!
  • Stayin’ Alive
  • My girl
  • Play the Funky Music
  • Footloose
  • Can’t Help Fallin’ in Love with You
  • What a Wonderful World
  • I can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
  • All you Need is Love
  • I’ve had the Time of my life
  • Life is a Highway
  • You and Me – Lifehouse
  • Grease megamix
  • When a Man Loves a Woman
  • Rock Around the Clock
  • Waka Waka
  • Party in theUSA
  • All I want to Do
  • What I like About You
  • Have I Told you Lately that I love You
  • Still the One
  • Marry me
  • “Only One” by James Taylor
  •  “Unforgettable” by Nat & Natalie King-Cole
  • “Don’t Go Changing” by Billy Joel.
  • “Biggest Part of Me” by Ambrosia.
  • Steve Terrell stuff
  • “You are so Beautiful” by Joe Cocker
  • “You are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne
  • Dynamite
  • Post # 5
    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Jenlon: has quite the list! 

    Do you need specifically Christian songs? Or just appropriate songs? A few that I thought of that could be fun would be ‘Move’ by MercyMe, ‘Hold Me’ by Jamie-Grace/Tobymac, ‘My Life Be Like (Ooh Aah)’ by Grits, and ‘Made to Love’ by Tobymac. Those are just a few of the more upbeat Christian songs I can think of off the top of my head.

    Post # 6
    3520 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Check out Michael Buble or Rod Stewart doing the American Songbook.  You also can’t go wrong with Motown, maybe try the Big Chill Soundtracks.

    Post # 8
    43 posts
    • Wedding: August 2002

    I was meant to love you– Toby mac

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