Choose the Best Music to Dance the Night Away
Music is the life blood of any celebration, but especially a wedding.
After the ceremony and rituals have come to an end the next part of the wedding is the party. While most couples hire a DJ to handle the tunes at their reception, there are a few songs you want to make sure are on their list—and a few to put on a “Do-Not Play” list
Without further ado, lets dive right into our list of the top wedding songs to put on your playlist.
The First Dance
The first dance is undoubtedly the most important dance of the day. You and your hubby get to share possibly the first romantic moment of the evening in front of your loving friends and family. Before you get to that moment, however, you have to choose a song that speaks to you both.
To come to a compromise, look for a song that makes you both feel in love. Some of the top picks for first dance songs include:
- “At Last” Etta James
- “Chasing Cars” Snow Patrol
- “Young and Beautiful” Lana Del Rey
- “A Thousand Years” Christina Perri
- “Our House” Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
- “Sparks” Coldplay
Your groom’s relationship with his mom is the first relationship he had with a woman. His connection to her goes deep. The mother-son dance turns the attention on the mother of the groom and her critical role in delivering the man of your dreams.
To honor her properly your groom will want to pick the perfect song. Several songs pop up again and again when it comes time for the mother and son to dance together. Here are a few of those songs and a few more you might want to consider.
- “Landslide” Fleetwood Mac
- “A Song for Mama” Boyz II Men
- “Dear Mama” 2Pac
- “Mama’s Song” Carrie Underwood
- “Because You Loved Me” Celine Dion
- “Mama” Spice Girls
Father-Daughter Dance Songs
Your dad undoubtedly holds a special place in your heart. He taught you what a man should be, and gave you the strength to choose a husband who treats you like the incredible woman you are. Tradition holds that the father of the bride always dances with his daughter on her wedding day. Selecting a song that gets the waterworks flowing shouldn’t be hard, but if you’re stumped consider a few options below.
- “You Are My Sunshine” Johnny Cash
- “Butterfly Kisses” Bob Carlisle
- “Unforgettable” Natalie King Cole
- “What a Wonderful World” Louis Armstrong
- “Father and Daughter” Paul Simon
To Get the Party Started
Once you’ve danced with your new husband, he’s danced with his mom and you’ve danced with your dad, the only thing that’s left is to party. Here’s a few of our top suggestions for dance music to get your party started.
- “Cha Cha Slide” Casper
- “Starlight” Muse
- “Hey Ya!” OutKast
- “You Shook Me All Night Long” AC/DC
- “I Can Love You Like That” John Michael Montgomery
- “Come Away With Me” Nora Jones
- “Shake Rattle ‘n’ Roll” Elvis Presley
Songs To Put on Your “Do Not Play” List
No matter how amazing your DJ is, he/she can’t read your mind. Before the reception, have your planner hand over a list of songs that should not be played during the festivities. These may include songs that you and your husband don’t like, or songs that have profanity that your family wouldn’t appreciate. Some other songs you might consider placing on your “do not play” list include:
- “YMCA” Village People—This song is better reserved for ball games and skipped at weddings.
- “Chicken Dance”—No one needs to make a fool of themselves at your wedding.
- “Macarena” Del Rio—It’s time to put this one to bed for good.
There you have it! Our list of wedding songs to play at your wedding. And for your bridal fashion accessories look no further than thewishpearl.com