June 10, 2009

being a music lover that i am, i'm sure it wouldn't be easy to pick the right tracks that would make this VERY SPECIAL moment the most enjoyable, memorable and PERFECT event. personally, i would love to have the original artists perform their songs at my wedding but it's not just possible (hello? the beatles?). i can settle with tribute bands, acoustic bands, or even just the stereo playing memorable tunes of me and my future husband. an orchestra would be awesome!

anyway, here's an article by Linda Dunkelberger that you may find helpful if you're looking for something to rock along with at your wedding day:

20 Top Wedding Dance Songs & Ideas

Your music makes your moments. Work with your Wedding Dance Band to choose the wedding dance songs, and the memories you want to have forever.

The first dance is reserved for the bride and groom, and this music is “their” song (first choice of the wedding dance songs). There is also a choice for the father/daughter wedding dance songs, the wedding dance songs for mother and son (mother and groom), and a wedding dance songs for both sets of parents (with the bride and groom dancing with their new in-laws before reuniting).

The last dance, like the first, belongs to the bride and groom alone. The music is usually the one used for the first dance, but choices for the last wedding dance songs of the night may be chosen. For your reference, see list below:

Top 10 Newest Wedding Dance Songs

1. "Lucky" by Jason Mraz featuring Colbie Caillet

Who will like it: The bride and groom and the rest of the lovebirds.

When to play it:
For the first wedding dance song.

2. "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay Top

Who will like it: Everyone.

When to play it: During the cocktail hour or between dinner courses.

3. "Good Time" by Alan Jackson

Who will like it: The country-music lovers.

When to play it: Right after dinner.

4. "The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson

Who will like it: The romantics and nostalgics.

When to play it: The cake cutting.

5. "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" by Beyonce

Who will like it: All the single ladies.

When to play it: The bouquet toss.

6. "Beautiful" by Akon

Who will like it: Couples and hip-hop enthusiasts.

When to play it: As one of the first slow songs after dinner.

7. "So What" by Pink

Who will like it: All the single guests.

When to play it: Following a slow song to get everyone back out on the dance floor.

8. "Just Dance" by Lady GaGa

Who will like it: Your guests who like to dance.

When to play it: Once the elderly guests have left and it's time to get the party started.

9. "Green Light" by John Legend

Who will like it: Couples and any singles who may have paired up at the end of the night.

When to play it: Toward the end of the evening.

10. "When the Night Comes" by Dan Auerbach

Who will like it: All the couples.

When to play it: As the last slow song at the end of the night.

Top 10 Most Requested Wedding Dance Songs

“Nothing Compares To You” by Sinead O’Connor

“Close To You” Maxi Priest

“Power of Love” Jennifer Rush

“Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley

“Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” by Elvis Presley

“Just the Way You Are” by Billy Joel

“When You Say Nothing At All” by Ronan Keating

“From This Moment On” by Shania Twain

“You Made Me Love You” by Al Jolson

“How Deep Is Your Love” by Bee Gees

Whatever your age or taste, you’re sure to make the memories last with music. Remember, the first place to start is to ask your Wedding Dance Band to help you with a list of their wedding dance songs. Use resources like this to become familiar with wedding dance songs and work together to have a list of music. If you are prepared and coordinated with your band, you’ll be making happy music for the rest of your life.


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