Dancin’ Tunes

if you’ve hired a DJ, deciding on a playlist can be one of the most daunting of all your wedding tasks. Most weddings have a mix of generations and music tastes so the trick is to have enough variety so everyone has a chance to hit the dance floor. Remember that this isn’t a night at the club – it’s a party and a chance to finally cut loose after all the months of wedding stress. A fun mix of music loosens everyone up and encourages the inner Fred and Ginger (or moonwalking Michael) to come forth. Seeing Uncle Harold mix it up on the floor to 50 Cent with your Grandma is one of those memories you’ll have to savor for years to come.

Here’s a fairly comprehensive list from a recent wedding that had everyone shaking a tailfeather. I think it’s a great blend of oldies, rock classics, 80’s (my personal fave) plus recent dance hits:

Blink 182-I’m Lost without you
Cat Stevens-Hard Headed Woman
Cindy Lauper-Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Damian Marley-We’re Gonna Make it
AC/DC –Shook Me All Night
Cake-I will Survive
The Clash-Rock the Casbah
The Get Up Kids-Wish You Were Here
Bob Marley- Could You Be Love
The Descendants-I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
David Allen Coe-You Never Even Call Me By My Name
The Donnas-Take It Off
Beyonce-Crazy in Love
OutKast-Way You Move
Madonna-Material Girl
Christina Aguilera-Ain’t No Other Man
Billy Idol-White Wedding
Michael Jackson-Billy Jean
Modern English-Melt With You
Kool & the Gang-Get Down on It
Aretha Franklin-Respect
Al Green-Let’s Stay Together
Beatles-I Saw Her Standing There
Blues Brothers-Soul Man
Supremes-You Can’t Hurry Love
James Brown-I Feel Good
Chuck Berry-Johnny Be Goode
Otis Reading-Love Man
Otis Reading-Try A Little Tenderness
Frank Sinatra-It Had to Be You
Four Seasons-Oh What A Night
The Archies-Sugar
Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful
Earth, Wind, Fire-Shining Star
Rod Steward-Maggie
G Love and The Special Sauce-My Baby Got Sauce
Marilyn Monroe-Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend
Blondie-Heart of glass
Beastie Boys-Fight for Your Right to Party
Salt N Pepa-shoop
Guns N Roses-Sweet Child O Mine
Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing
Katrina and the Waves-Walkin on Sunshine
Abba-Dancing Queen
Shakira-Hips Don’t Lie
ZZ Top-Legs
James Taylor-How Sweet It Is
Kanye West-Gold Digger
Pat Benetar-Love is a Battlefield
Gwen Stefani-Hollaback Girl
Sean Kingston-Beautiful Girls
Rolling Stones-Satisfaction
Wyclef Jean-Guantanemara
Kim Carnes-Betty Davis Eyes
Human League-Don’t You Want Me
Tina Turner-What’s Love Got to Do with It
50 Cent-In Da Club
Bon Jovi-Livin on a Prayer
Sublime-Scarlet Begonias
Widespread Panic-Climb to Safety
C&C Music Factory-Gonna Make You Sweat
Rocky Horror Picture Show-Time Warp
Grateful Dead-Sugar Magnolia
Outkast-Rosa Parks
Damian Marley-Welcome to Jamrock
Lauryn Hill-Just Too Good to Be True
Beatles-In My Life
Capleton-Woman Mek Me Happy
The Dead Milkman-Bitchin Camaro
The Clash-Train in Vain
C-C-C-Cinnamon Lips-OK Go
Dire Straits-Romeo and Juliet
Alicia Keys-If I Ain’t Got You
Lupe Fiasco-Superstar
Men Without Hats-Safety Dance
Three 6 Mafia-Poppin My Collar
Arrested Development-People Everyday
B Rich-Friday
The Beastie Boys-Brass Monkey
Christina Millian-Say I
The D.O.C-No One Can Do it Better
Depeche Mode-Personal Jesus
Eagles-Tequila Sunrise
Big Bad VooDoo Daddy-Minnie the Moocher
John Lennon-Imagine
Joss Stone-Fell In Love with a Boy
Jurassic 5-High Fidelity
Jurassic 5-Future Sound
The Last Picture Show-Moonboy
Mya-Ghetto Superstar
Rooney-That Girl Has Love
Scissor Sisters-Filthy/Gorgeous
Kid Rock-Cowboy
Bad Religion-We’re Only Gonna Die

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