(Closed) What Songs Brought Down the House at your Reception????

posted 11 years ago in Music
Post # 3
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Born to Run is a BIG crowd pleaser — and as a Jersey girl, I gotta play some Bruce during the party! 

Post # 4
898 posts
Busy bee

Of all the weddings I’ve been to, pretty much anything Michael Jackson gets people up. My best friend actually ended up playing Thriller…which turned into a Groom & Groomsmen dance-off. Quickly followed by another to Mr. Roboto.

"Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" was supposed to be the fun dance song…but someone used really bad judgement in their dance moves ("riding" her cowboy on the dance floor) and I had to escort them out and give them a swift scolding. So, just a heads-up if anyone may take lyrics too literally.

Post # 6
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Maybe I’m going grossly astray by picking more Indie choices… I can’t help it, that’s what my friends and I like!  (Though now I’m starting to doubt my choices).

They are in this vein:

Mint Royale- Show me

ABC the Jacksons

Bloc Party 2 more years

DelaSoul Eye know

Challengers New Pornographers

MGMT- Electric Feel (off Oracular Spectacular)

Band of Horses Ode to LRC

TV on the Radio Staring at the Sun

Muscles "Ice Cream" off of Guns Babes and Lemonade

Mos Def- Quiet Dog (off the Ecstatic)

Misguided or ok? What do you think?

Post # 7
631 posts
Busy bee

Earth Wind & Fire — September

Most things by Madonna, Michael Jackson, Britney

R. Kelly — Remix to Ignition (but this may be a Chicago thing)

 Have fun! 🙂

Post # 9
45 posts
  • Wedding: June 2009

treading the line between indie and pop is tough. i don’t want my reception to sound like some scene show, nor do I want it to be like a middle school dance. i’m including journey, bon jovi, and the boss, mostly for irony but also because those are a bit of a little guilty pleasure and people like it.

Post # 10
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Sweet Home Alabama

Sweet Caroline

The Cha-Cha Slide

We Are Family


Pour Some Sugar on Me


Boom Boom Pow


Post # 11
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Whats that Grease song that people tend to go nuts for? A lot of the weddings I’ve worked theres a group of women and a group of men screaming the lyrics back and forth to each other. Its hilarious. Is it Summer Lovin’?

Post # 12
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

doctorgirl- I’d try to mix in some top 40 favorites also, since not everyone is in to indie music and chances are people wont dance to songs they dont really know. I tend to think I have a broad music taste but at first glance I’ve only heard of "ABC" on your list.

Post # 13
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Doctorgirl- I am loving a lot of your choices! I think people will definitely get up and dance once they hear these songs 🙂

Post # 14
2206 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

doctorgirl – a strategically placed Pixies or Bikini Kill song will do more for some of my friends than a pop song ever would. However, I’ll also have Britney and Justin for my boyfriends (I’m a giant faery princess), and The Cars and Talking Heads for my parents.

I think it is a good idea to make sure there is music for everyone in your crowd, in addition to the dance classics. Instead of bringing down the house for everyone with he same song, try to excite enough of your crowd with a couple so that good feelings just become contagious.

Edit: I just saw that everyone was giving you advice. LOL. I just meant that I hear you!

By The Way, I once went to a wedding that blew the budget on flying in an indie DJ from Manhattan. I don’t rmember one thing about the food, but I had an awesome time! He specialized in mashups of well known songs to edgier beats. Think Girl Talk, if you know (if not, google!).

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