(Closed) Will you dance to music that you don’t know?

posted 8 years ago in Music
  • poll: Would you dance to those songs at a wedding if you didn't know them?
    Definitely! : (13 votes)
    52 %
    Maybe : (4 votes)
    16 %
    Probably not : (8 votes)
    32 %
    Definitely not : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    If I’d had enough to drink 🙂

    But seriously… that would totally determine the outcome. I am a total wallflower when it comes to songs I don’t know (I’m a terrible dancer) until I have a cocktail or two!

    Post # 5
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    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Most people will not hit the dance floor right away, and once they hit the floor, they are usually a little toasty. So yep! They will dance, esp if its a fun beat!

    We didn’t play alot of “popular” music either, I like pop music from the 80s & 90s, along with disco 🙂 And that music is so fun to dance to!

    Just because I love fun disco songs (don’t know if its your thing) but I will recommend my fav party starter! I love Earth, Wind, and Fire “September” and “Let’s Groove” and KC and the Sunshine Band ” Boogie Shoes” I don’t care who you are or how old you are, when your a little sauced these songs are great for everyone!

    Post # 8
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Generally no. Everyone else I know is the same way. I have danced to songs I don’t know but those are a rare exception.

    Post # 9
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    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think you need to mix it up with songs that everyone will know.

    I voted definitely, but I love to dance. I’ll dance to anything. And if it’s really a strange song, I’ll just bust out some dancing games (like guess what I do for a living… a variation of lawn mower, shopping cart, riding a horse, etc.). hahaha.

    Post # 10
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    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I wouldn’t kick off with those songs (we have very similar taste), but I think that once the dance mood is created, a strong beat is a strong beat.

    If you go with this approach, I would recommend avoiding songs that are quirky AND have a less inviting beat. One or the other. So, for example, I love to dance to !!!, but I’m only picking the most accessible songs, because they already have the quirky. I’m playing a ton of MGMT, which plenty of my guests won’t know, but I am confident about it because the beat is so strong. I’ll still play some mainstream stuff that I don’t think is that great to dance to (honestly, I adore Prince, but don’t think it is great dance music), but that everyone knows and loves.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    By The Way, I didn’t know that song by Black Kids, but it is totally going on my list. I would for sure dance to this song.

     

    Post # 12
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    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I voted definitely but then again I love to dance and will dance to anything.  It sounds like you will be playing other songs everyone knows, (prince, madonna, MJ, etc), so i think it’s fine to sprinkle these less known songs in.  As long as everyone is dancing they’ll just continue dancing to a song with a good beat.

    Post # 13
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    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Sounds fun!  I would dance for sure.  If you are planning on doing an ipod or an itunes reception, back your musicccca up.  I didn’t and the computer went “buhbye” (dead) the morning of the wedding.  great eh?  Just a work of warning, in case you are.  But, I think that those songs are groovy.

    Post # 14
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    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    First off, those are all on my must-play list too!!

    And if the beat is hot, people will dance to anything. And those beats are awesome!!

    Post # 15
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    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I don’t know how anyone could keep their hips still while I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ is playing!

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