(Closed) what songs should be a MOST in a wedding??

posted 11 years ago in Music
Post # 3
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

I think it kind of depends on the culture of the people, but here are some of the songs I love to dance to:

Cupid Shuffle
Baby Got Back
Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy

Post # 4
4381 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I think Baby Got Back should be a MUST for a wedding. It always ends up having some pretty hilarious results, dancing wise.

Post # 6
4485 posts
Honey bee

At the reception? That is totally personal choice and dependant on what you and your guests like. Every group is different and what one group loves, another hates.

A dj’s job is to play music that the crowd responds to. You can give them a short list of songs that you want to hear but you shouldn’t be picking out each song. From weddings and other events in the past, what do your family and friends like and what do they hate? Which also brings up the topic that you need to have a list for the dj of songs to not play.

That said, the songs that had everyone on the dance floor at the last wedding I attended were:

Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash

Low – Flo Rida

The Twist – Chubby Checker

The Chicken Dance



Post # 7
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Just make sure you have songs that span all age ranges.  We had a wide variety of songs at our wedding and received many compliments from young friends and old family members about how great the music was.  

Some of the bands/musicians that we had our DJ play – Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, the Cure, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Miley Cyrus, Outkast, the B52-s, the Village People, Louis Armstrong, Kings of Leon, etc.  So as you can see we really chose all different types of music.  I think every guest heard at least one song they liked on our wedding night.

Post # 8
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I remember specifically asking our DJ to play “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” by the Platters for my parents and my gawd I was almost trampled by all of the “older” folks to get to the dance floor when that one started up.  It was hilarious.  It was meant to be just for my parents but that didn’t quite happen.

Post # 9
2206 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t know if there are any musts (or mosts). I’m skipping a lot of the songs already mentioned (sorry guests, I HATE Baby Got Back), and favouring familiar but not well-worn songs. For example, I’m skipping Celebrate, but going with Dancing in September. That’s just the choice I’m making.

But, with that said, if you want something a bit more traditional, I would definitely include:

– Brown Eyed Girl (I’ll even do this one)

– We Are Family (on the fence for me)

– Shout (I’ll probably do)

– Thriller (fence) 

Post # 10
2857 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I don’t think that any song is a “must have” for a wedding. It really depends on the couple and their friends.

But songs that always get me shaking my booty (and I don’t even like to dance, so these songs are REALLY AWESOME) are:

  • “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson
  • “Hey-Ya” by Outkast
  • “Into the Groove” by Madonna

Post # 11
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2021

i like dancing machine by the jackson 5. and perer gabriels book of love.

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