Our Absolute Favorite 75+ Wedding Dance Songs

Don't just stand there, bust a move

I’ve been to my fair share of receptions that had amazing wedding dance songs. Like, kick your granny out because the bar is closing, and she’s still busting a move kind of amazing wedding playlist. But I’ve also been to my fair share of wedding receptions that, well, didn’t have a whole lot of dancing going on.

Everyone always wants to know the secret to picking wedding dance songs, and getting people on the dance floor at their wedding. If I’ve learned anything, it’s that it isn’t always as simple as putting a few of your favorite songs on a wedding playlist and hoping everyone will join in. Finding the right wedding dance songs that appease both young and old, that are fun to listen to and fun to dance to, isn’t always easy to the untrained ear. And no matter how many times I want to bust a move to “Call Your Girlfriend,” sadly, my great aunt probably doesn’t.

So today we asked Michael Antonia of The Flashdance for his best tips on how to throw the kind of party where everyone ends up barefoot, sweaty and with laryngitis from singing along too loudly. Based out of Southern California, Michael is hands down the hippest DJ we know (wedding or otherwise), so he gets what it takes to pack a dance floor and keep it that way. While we were at it, we also asked for a few of his guaranteed wedding dance song favorites, and he gave us… seventy-five. So without further ado, here are Michael’s best insider tips, followed by seventy-five wedding dance songs that will make your night. Bonus: you can listen to the entire playlist right here.

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Tips For Putting Together Your Wedding Playlist

  • Nail the first song: The first song of the night sets the tone and can make or break the reception. Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” always slays—it’s the perfect combination of fun, energetic, and well known without alienating anyone. You don’t want the most popular song on the radio, but you want something people know. It can’t be too fast or too slow.
  • Don’t worry about the words: Some songs that are really fun to dance to aren’t about how in love you are, and that’s okay! When we’re talking about wedding dance songs, the words don’t really matter.
  • Think about your guests: So yes, you had a hilarious experience at a bar ten years ago while “Nothing Compares 2 You” by Sinead O’Conner was playing, but no one else at your wedding (except maybe your BFF) was there, and they won’t think the song is nearly as funny as you do. You don’t have to make sure every single song will appeal to as many people as possible, but definitely leave ultra-inclusive inside jokes out.
  • Stagger the playlist for multiple generations: Treat your wedding playlist like the film rating system. The beginning of the night (aka rated PG) should include Motown/Motown-era soul (Stax/Atlantic/Muscle Shoals)—think Aretha, Sam and Dave, Stevie Wonder, and so on, but with a few new jams sprinkled in so younger gusts can enjoy themselves. You’ll also want the good stuff—try to avoid cliches like “We Are Family.” If you’re not using a good DJ (or not hiring a DJ at all), you’ll want to listen to the entire song before you decide on it. After forty-five minutes or so, a lot of the youngest and oldest guests will exit the dance floor, and you move to PG-13: you can transition to ’80s, ’90s, and current pop, hip-hop, and New Wave—it’s great to transition with a hip-hop song that samples a soul classic. After another hour you’re usually down to your core group of friends and family who want to party, and anything goes (including, or maybe especially, this timely jam).
  • If you’re not going pro, at least use an app: There is a really cool DJ app called Djay2 that will work for iPad and iPhone. You can use this with a simple set-up to automate your wedding playlist with criteria that you set. For example, you can make a playlist of the songs you want and set it up to mix every two minutes or so (safe bet) and it will just go through and mix them all together.

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The Best 75 Wedding Dance Songs (Ever)

    1. “Little Pretty One” by Bobby Day & the Satellites
    2. “If You Want To Be Happy” by Jimmy Soul
    3. “ABC” by The Jackson 5
    4. “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan
    5. “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and The Gang
    6. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder
    7. “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” by The Beatles
    8. “Got to Give It Up” by Marvin Gaye
    9. “Paper Planes” by M.I.A.
    10. “Gimme Little Sign” by Brenton Wood
    11. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
    12. “Upside Down” by Diana Ross
    13. “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson
    14. “September” by Earth, Wind, and Fire
    15. “Respect” by Aretha Franklin
    16. “Me Myself and I” by De La Soul
    17. “Bust a Move” by Young MC
    18. “Groove Is in the Heart” by Deee-Lite
    19. “Holiday” by Madonna
    20. “Please Mr. Postman” by The Marvelettes

    1. “The Locomotion” by Little Eva
    2. “Tears of a Clown” by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
    3. “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by The Temptations
    4. “Dancing in the Streets” by Martha & The Vandellas
    5. “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles
    6. “Stronger” by Kanye West
    7. “The Breaks” by Kurtis Blow
    8. “Midnight City” by M83
    9. “Time to Pretend” by MGMT
    10. “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
    11. “PYT” by Michael Jackson
    12. “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC
    13. “I Love It” by Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX
    14. “Lose Control” by Missy Elliot
    15. “Brass Monkey” by The Beastie Boys
    16. “It’s Tricky” by RUN-DMC
    17. “Just Can’t Get Enough” by Depeche Mode
    18. “California Love” by 2Pac ft. Dr. Dre
    19. “The Next Episode” by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Nate Dogg
    20. “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg
    21. “Hip Hop Hooray” by Naughty by Nature
    22. “Shoop” by Salt-N-Pepa
    23. “Going Back to Cali” by Notorious BIG
    24. “Flash Light” by Parliament
    25. “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5
    26. “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems” by The Notorious B.I.G.
    27. “Ride Wit Me” by Nelly ft. St. Lunatics
    28. “Feel So Good” by Mase
    29. “Don’t Tell ’Em” by Jeremih ft. YG

    1. “Lean On” by Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MØ
    2. “Who Am I (What’s My Name)” by Snoop Dogg
    3. “Party Up (Up in Here)” by DMX
    4. “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns ’N’ Roses
    5. “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” by Michael Jackson
    6. “One More Time” by Daft Punk
    7. “Move Ya Body” by Nina Sky
    8. “Dance to the Music” by Sly & The Family Stone
    9. “Take on Me” by A-ha
    10. “Get Free” by Major Lazer ft. Amber of The Dirty Projectors
    11. “Flashing Lights” by Kanye West ft. Dwele
    12. “Still D.R.E.” by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg
    13. “Good Life” by Kanye West ft. T-Pain
    14. “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys
    15. “In Da Club” by 50 Cent
    16. “Hypnotize” by Biggie Smalls
    17. “Good Feeling” by Flo Rida
    18. “We Found Love” by Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
    19. “Low” by Flo Rida
    20. “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot
    21. “Girls” by The Beastie Boys
    22. “Shout” by The Isley Brothers
    23. “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled ft. Ludacris, Rick Ross, T-Pain, and Snoop Dogg
    24. Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
    25. “Dark Fantasy” by Kanye West
    26. “Happy” by Pharell Williams


    What are your favorite Wedding Dance Songs? What do you like to get down to on the dance floor? What’s on your wedding playlist?

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  • K.

    An extra plug for Icona Pop—we originally had a sentimental slow song as our last song of the night and our DJ played about half of it before declaring, unexpectedly, the need for a final dance party number. For a brief second, I was annoyed because that wasn’t the plan, man!

    But when he put on “I Love it”?

    Pure MAGIC. Every. single. person. at our reception—old, young, happy, grouchy, apathetic, enthused alike–started ‘woo’-ing at the top of their lungs and danced their ASSES off. My father is generally a very low-key, stoic man and even he started jumping up and down at full speed. Our parents, cousins, our wedding party, all of our friends, our older aunts and uncles who we hadn’t seen in years…they all knew the words or figured them out and reveled in it. I still get the happiest flashbacks to everyone (again, EVERYONE) we love swirling around us in pure joy with that beat playing in the background.

    It was amazing and no other song makes me smile more now.

    • K.

      And +100000 to the “don’t worry about the words” for this one obviously. The feeling behind it is all that matters and even though it’s about admittedly very unhealthy responses to a breakup, no one cared and I think of it as an extremely positive, fun, amazing song now. Kind of like how people won’t remember how the overall wedding specifically looks, but will remember how the overall wedding *feels* – same idea. :)

    • Lulu

      Oddly, I was a bridesmaid in a wedding where this song cleared the dance floor; nobody was feeling it. Which I think speaks to the need to not over-think things (and/or trust professionals). People are so unpredictable.

    • Kate

      Same thing happened to us. But with We Found Love instead of I Love It. Lights off and flashing, everyone jumping around like crazy people. Good choice band!

    • Maddie Eisenhart

      THAT is the song I’ve been trying to remember all wedding season. I keep being like, “There’s this one song I dance my face off to, but I can’t remember it.”

    • sofar

      Yep, danced my ass off to that at my friend’s wedding recently. It is so perfect. There is a picture of my husband screaming “I threw your shit into a bag and pushed it down the stairs” in the bride’s aunt’s face and her cracking up. Magical moments with that song.

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  • Kayjayoh

    We assembled our own set list, and then had a good friend DJ. One way to make sure we had a great mix was to include “what song is guaranteed to get you on the dance floor?” on the RSVP cards. We got some really good, eclectic responses.

    • Eenie

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    • Zoya

      Yup, we did the same RSVP thing, and it worked like a charm. People kept coming up to us during the reception to compliment us on the playlist, and we were like, “It’s all you guys! You did the work for us!”

  • JDrives

    I would dance my booty off to this playlist.

    Also, I strongly second the “gotta nail that first song” advice. Our DJ was great, totally seemed to get our slightly off-beat requests for songs for the ceremony and reception (which included a mix of Bon Iver, Bastille, classic rock, and the Game of Thrones theme song), so we trusted him to get the dance floor started off right. He picked “The Twist.” It was a total fizzle. My husband was like “Dude…please play something else.” So I think he switched to Usher and the floor filled up! I apparently should have been more specific about that first key song.

  • macrain

    True story- “Low” by Flo Rida was dedicated to my MOTHER at our reception. She loves that song.

    • Lulu

      Love that! The song that instantly transports me back to my brother’s 2003 wedding is the equally romantic “Remix to Ignition.”

      • Katie

        Remix to Ignition is a national treasure and one of my favorite songs ever.

        • emmers

          It was one of our reception songs, because it reminds me of carpooling with a friend! Well-received song on the dance floor!

    • sofar

      “The Wobble” is my MIL’s Official Wedding SONG. She learned it in Zumba class, and the woman gives the kids a run for their money with it (to the point where my husband averts his eyes). But I think it’s great.

  • Amy March

    So, out of 75 songs, I’m getting roughly 55 performed by men. Nope. Hadn’t even realized I felt so strongly about having female musical representation, but this list has nothing to do with the music I listen to.

    • Maddie Eisenhart

      We actually had that discussion on staff. Ultimately we decided to go with Michael’s suggestions, because he’s the guy doing it every weekend, but my guess it’s a multi-layered thing (aka the “classics” are by men, because #SocietalCrapThatRemembersMenOverWomen.) Though I’ve been personally trying my best at every wedding I go to and requesting Robyn and Nicki Minaj wherever I go. So far my success rate is…grim. #WhyCantIHaveMyDanceJams

      • Rebecca

        We have a ton of Lady Classics in our cocktail and dinner music. Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt, Edith Piaf, Judy Garland, Barba Streisand, Nellie McKay, Amy Winehouse, and Aretha Franklin. Just some ideas as a place to start for those looking to represent the laaaaadies on their playlists.

    • MC

      Yep – I noticed this too, and I will say at my wedding it was probably 55% female and 45% male performers on our 3-hour dance playlist (and people danced the whole time!) – but I used to DJ a women-only radio show and have also volunteered at a girls rock’n’roll camp, so I had collected a ton of good songs by ladies over the years. They are out there! Some of the big hits at our dance party were Ke$ha (request from my husband), Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston…

      A neat way to get around the problem Maddie pointed out below – people being more familiar with “classics” by men – is to find some awesome female-fronted covers of classic songs. We played “I Want You To Want Me” by Letters to Cleo and lots of my relatives recognized it as a Cheap Trick song that they loved.

      • Emily W

        You should put together a list of your favorite female artists for weddings and have Maddie post that here! I think that’d be great.<3

  • Kara

    Bon Jovi….AC/DC…Journey…Def Leppard…we played it all (except for anything Frank Sinatra-ish, line dances, or hokey, b/c I’m not a fan). Hell, we even played “Bad Touch” by Bloodhound Gang (you know the song…”you and me baby ain’t nothing but mammals”.)

    It rocked! People were up dancing with my 80 year old grandma. She rocked it too!

    • Hahahaha my husband gunned really hard for Bad Touch and I vetoed, now I sort of wish I hadn’t.

      • Kara

        You wouldn’t believe who came out to dance to that song. I don’t think the older folks understood the lyrics, but they saw everyone having fun and came out to the floor too :).

        My husband requested KC and Jojo “All my life”, and I can tell you, all the guys got all sentimental…it was awesome

        • We did have grandmas out dancing to “freek-a-leek”, so that was a thing

          • Kara

            SCORE! I would love to see that, too!

        • MC

          My MIL got down to Gangnam Style and it was one of my favorite parts of the wedding!

  • Katie

    Related but only sort of: This past weekend, about 10 of my friends and I had a party where we did a “Music Madness” bracket style game of all of our favorite songs of the 90’s, 00’s, and current era. Basically it was set up by pre-picking 64 songs we all really liked, randomly “seeding” them against each other, and then playing each song against each other and voting for the one we liked the best. It really made me realize the different energy levels of songs and how you can go from a super high to a super low, even if you really like the song. For example, Nelly’s-Ride wit me (one of my favorite songs from middle school BTW) was up against Avicii’s-Wake Me Up, and the energy level dropped immediately between the two songs and Nelly got booted in the first round.

    Final Four for anyone who was wondering: Avicii-Wake Me Up, O-Town-All or Nothing, Backstreet Boys-Everybody, OT Genasis-CoCo (O-Town won inexplicably).

  • Rebecca

    Dude, right on time, we wed a week from tomorrow and I’m just finalizing all my playlists! To share the love, here are the dance tracks I’m pumped about:

    Jackson 5 “Dancing Machine Miami Remix” do yourself a favor and look it up on spotify.
    “Love on Top” Beyonce
    “Jump For My Love” The Pointer Sisters
    Janet Jackson “ESCAPADE”
    “Feel So Good” by Mase
    “Fantasy” by Mariah Carey
    “Jenny From The Block”
    “Get ur freak on”
    and to slow things down, Whitney Houston’s “I Believe in You and Me”.

    **The tip about remixing things to about 2 minutes is so key. No one needs to hear 5 minutes of “Bad bad bad bad boys, you make me feel so good”. But I think the first 90 seconds of “Jenny From The Block” is gonna slay. Garageband is pretty easy to figure out… cut that sh*t down!

  • Rayn

    Can anyone explain to me what he means in the article about being able to automix every 2 minutes with Djay 2? I downloaded the app and see the automix function but no option to adjust the timing of the automix. I’m trying to find a good remedy for songs that are great dance songs but tend to drag on at the end… I love the Spotify integration with the Djay 2 app.

    • Christian Martinez

      Ever figure it out?

      • Rayn

        Nope. And the Spotify integration in the Djay 2 app doesn’t work with offline playlists either, so it wouldn’t have worked for our wedding (no internet). We ended up just buying all the songs for our dance playlist on itunes and setting start and end times on each song with a 5sec crossfade (took forever) to cut down some of the longer songs and keep things moving. Lots of effort but it worked out really well, and definitely cheaper than hiring a DJ!

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  • Zoya

    We started the dancing with a snowball dance to “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen. (It ended up not being much of a snowball dance, because everybody just ran onto the floor anyway.) Then the song we chose to start the dancing for real was “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon. Worked a treat.

    • Lexipedia

      We are definitely planning on Shut up and Dance for our first “everyone” song. :)

  • lamarsh

    We closed the night with We Found Love, and five stars, would do again.

  • Angela’s Back

    Primo example of wedding dj fail: at the same NO wedding where we got to second line and close out with a Mardi Gras parade, the dj played Uptown Funk… when they opened the buffet. That song is my jam, not least of all because I lived in Jackson, MS when it came out and we never get shout outs in cool songs, but did I dance to that song? Nope, because everyone had cleared out to get food and it would have been just me. And actually, this makes me think of the other thing about this same wedding, and I don’t know if this is on the couple or the dj, but on the RSVP you got to write down a song you wanted to have played at the reception. I was super pumped about that, picked a song out (Midnight City, M83), wrote it down, but then it never got played! And the same thing happened to our tablemates (Whip It, Devo). So while I think that’s an awesome idea and a cool way to involve your people in your reception, if you’re going to do it, you gotta commit to actually playing all those songs, because I kept waiting for mine and for it never to come on was *extremely* disappointing.

    • Another Meg

      Both of those situations are disappointing. At least the other parts of the wedding sound fun!

      We were at a wedding that had a DJ who ignored the bride’s Do Not Play list. She was pissed, but wasn’t really sure she felt up to telling the DJ to stop a song. Almost everyone left the dance floor anyway, since no one wants to dance to Blurred Lines. Ew.

      • Amy March

        Eh, not gonna lie I love dancing to Blurred Lines.

    • MC

      The least dancey wedding I’ve been to where there was dancing started the music at the same time that the cash bar opened up, so… no one danced for at least a half an hour.

    • Lexipedia

      Hmm – we put a “song request” line in our online RSVP on suggestion of our DJ. The only challenge (and you picked a great song, so I think that this might not be relevant) is that some people made some AWFUL suggestions. Like, not ok with playing those at our wedding, suggestions.

      Are they all going to hate us if we don’t play everything?

      • Angela’s Back

        The problem is that even songs that are objectively awful are some people’s jam… and it’s one thing for it to be some Aerosmith song that you hate just because you don’t like it (looking at you, I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, which I loooove and my husband hates) and another for it to be someone picking Blurred Lines. After the experience I had at this wedding, I would feel okay about nixing the latter type song because I see it as making a life statement of sorts, but not the former type song because let’s face it, just because I don’t like it doesn’t mean it’s bad… even if it *is* bad. The other thing you could do is cherry pick and have the dj start the dance party by saying something like “You guys picked some great songs! We’re gonna try and get through as many as we can!” so that it’s clear that not all will be played and there’s some kind of third party constraint, like time.

        • Lexipedia

          Yeah, it’s more picking songs that I feel uncomfortable playing for values reasons, not ones that we just don’t like. Though, some people also listed multiple songs (I’m looking at you Auntie), so if we tried to play them all we might not have room for anything else! I think we’ll probably have the DJ say something like option B.

      • Eenie

        I disagree with @angelasback:disqus. It’s a request, not a guarantee. We had less songs on our dance playlist than guests at our wedding, so unless a bunch of people requested duplicates we would have just played requests all night long, and maybe not even gotten to them all! My brother got some outrageous requests in response to his RSVP. If anything it gives you a good feel for the type of music people will dance to.

        • Lexipedia

          Yep – we worded it as “Is there a song that is guaranteed to get you out onto the dance floor?”

          • Angela’s Back

            Ultimately I think Anne is right and it boils down to knowing your people. Because who knows, I very well could be the outlier for that guest group who was THERE for my song choice where most other people just threw something out there or forgot what they chose, which the bride and groom knew because they knew their people! Nothing is easy for weddings, that’s for sure.

      • Anne

        This is definitely a know-your-people thing. Probably half of our song requests were jokes. We had a cocktail hour playlist where we did try to include some of the weirder requests, but the number that made it on to the dancing playlist was relatively small. I wouldn’t worry about it too much.

        • Anne

          I should add that my husband was uncharacteristically possessive and obsessive about creating our playlists, so there was no way all of our requests were getting played even if I had wanted that. I had to specifically suggest that he should probably at least look at every request.

      • Amy March

        No, and if they do they are being really high maintenance and looking for drama. It’s a suggestion not a contract in blood.

        Like, I always always request Teenage Dream. Rarely does that happen.

        • suchbrightlights

          Really? That’s a relatively normal song to request… this surprises me.

          (I was the 13-year-old who requested In A Gadda Da Vida at bat mitzvahs soooo maybe my concept of relatively normal is skewed?)

    • sage

      Loooooooove Uptown Funk… I can clearly identify the photos from our wedding in which we are dancing to uptown funk. I would be majorly disappointed if it was played during the dinner portion

  • PAJane

    Shout out to all the awesome songs that just don’t work.My uncle rocks out to All the Single Ladies, and I think it’s hilarious and adorable. I kinda want to throw it into our dance playlist for him, but it’s also kind of a weird song to play, ya know, at a wedding.Also, anything by Tori Amos. She’s a major part of my world, but she won’t be a part of my wedding.

    • emilyg25

      We played All the Single Ladies! It’s a great song to dance to. Also Wild Horses because even though it’s not very happy it’s one of my favorite songs ever.

      • PAJane

        That is excellent to know!

    • Zoya

      Single Ladies was one of THE most-requested songs for our wedding. I think it’s absolutely fine. :)

    • Eenie

      All the single ladies is a great song for a wedding!

      I only cringe when it’s played before the bouquet toss. Especially since traditionally non single people are encouraged to participate. I find it invalidates serious but not engaged relationships by equating them to being single.

      • PAJane

        I also cringe, but I’m not a fan of the bouquet toss in general.

        • Eenie

          It’s not the best part, but it’s definitely close to being one of the best perks of being married – not getting dragged onto the dance floor for the bouquet tosses anymore.

    • penguin

      I think you can play pretty much what you want for wedding music – the only stuff that really seems off to me is something like “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood. Apparently at a family wedding I didn’t go to, the amateur DJ decided that would be a funny song to play and it was a thing, because why. I think All the Single Ladies would be fun to dance to at a wedding!

  • Kara

    Towards the end of the night, we started mixing in more Def Leppard, White Snake, AC/CD, Journey, etc. and it was huge hit with the crowd. Sure, you can’t “dance” to it, but there’s nothing wrong with a little epic air guitar ;).

    • Angela’s Back

      “there’s nothing wrong with a little epic air guitar”–words to live by :D

    • penguin

      Those kinds of songs also encourage people to just start belting out the lyrics on the dance floor, which is also fun (by people, I mean me, because we did this at my wedding).

  • kayceeee

    We had a couple of Backstreet Boys songs on our playlist cause I’m a child of the 90’s and BSB for life! My husband didn’t think anyone would dance to it, but we had half the groomsmen, all my ladies, and a good amount of friends out there. Boy bands help the world go round!

    • kayceeee

      Also, Barbie Girl is an absolute blast too. Though I’m showing my age here haha

      • Angela’s Back

        If someone played Barbie Girl (and that crazy Candyman song by the same group) at a wedding, I would dance my butt off… so whatever!!

        • kayceeee

          The girls were definitely enjoying Barbie Girl!

    • Zoya

      Yup, there was an epic “I Want It That Way” singalong on the dance floor at our wedding. Also “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls, because obviously.

      • kayceeee

        It was hilarious because both of his brothers were belting it out right along with everyone else to BSB. I had Spice Girls on the playlist, but I can’t remember if it ever actually got played.

        I know Flo Rida’s “My House” got played because I was adamant about that song being on there.. that was a fun one too.

        • Eenie

          That was our theme song! We ended the ceremony with a champagne toast and blasted that song to kick off the party.

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  • alphabet soup

    Oof, yeah, this conversation between me and my fiancé was a little tough, because I love indie-folk and part of me really wanted to request like a whole bunch of Decemberists songs, but he fairly pointed out that I am probably the only person who will want to actually dance to them.

    We’re going back and forth on whether to request one of our favorite dance songs, MIKA’s “I Only Love You When I’m Drunk,” which is so so so so so much fun but may send a message about our relationship that we’d rather not be sending? And the lyrics might not be fun for our grandmas. See also: Cee Lo Green, “Fuck You.” It’s just nowhere near as fun when they sing it as “Forget You” — it loses a lot of what makes it interesting.

    • littleinfinity

      We’re self-DJing and I’m just putting all the indie folk and Decemberists/ Head and the Heart up front during cocktail hour and dinner. If you guys will have music during those sorts of times when people probably won’t be dancing anyway, that would be a good time to bust out your indie folk playlist.

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  • party pooper

    Um the second song on here is the “if you want to be happy for the rest of your life never make a pretty woman your wife” song. I’m all for irony but that could be rough depending on your crowd.