THE LOVE TIPIS GUIDE TO THE BEST WEDDING TUNES!
Imagine your wedding day…dreamy weather, idyllic location, your bride/groom bowled you off your feet, and the whole family is actually getting on! Even the best man’s speech went down a treat! Sounds too good to be true? It can happen with a bit of prep, and then you can relax right?
But now the pleasantries are over and it’s a bit of a free for all at the free bar, what’s it going to take to get the party started on the dance floor?
Choosing a wedding playlist is often pretty neglected in the grand scheme of things. But DJ’s aren’t just robots, they do actually have a talent, so if you are looking for songs that blend in seamlessly, and will keep Auntie Pat and Grandad Fred amused, you might want to steer clear of your Paul Van Dyk classic mix. Weddings are generally not the appropriate time to reach for the lasers!
However, there are heaps of more tunes which befit a wedding reception and are a pretty safe bet. Upbeat disco/funk tunes and classic anthems are always good value for money, and lend themselves to a bit of carefree dancing (our long tables and benches lend themselves quite well as props for this too!)
The Love Tipis definitive wedding playlist would include (in no particular order….)
Rose Royce – Car Wash
Amii Stewart – Knock on Wood
Bee Gees – Night Fever
Lipps Inc. – Funky Town
Chic – Le Freak
Donna Summer – Love to Love You Baby
Dolly Parton- 9 to 5
Reef – Place Your Hands
Dee-Lite – Groovers in the heart
Chesney Hawkes – The One & Only
Rihanna – Don’t stop the music
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Killers – Mr Brightside
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Whitney Houston – I wanna dance with somebody (Who Loves Me)
Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Bruno Mars – Marry You
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – We Found Love
Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
Beyonce feat. Jay-Z – Crazy In Love
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
B-52’s – Love Shack
Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. – Blurred Lines
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
OutKast – Hey Ya!
Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
Sia – Cheap Thrills
Florence + The Machine – You’ve got the love
David Bowie – Let’s Dance
Ike & Tina Turner – Proud Mary
Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body
Michael Jackson – Beat It
Prince – Kiss
And as we’re such a romantic bunch at LT, our first dance would have to be one of these….
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
We’ve Only Just Begun- The Carpenters
La Vie en Rose – Edith Piaf
I Only Have Eyes for You- The Flamingos
Sexbomb – Tom Jones
However, you will probably need to invest in a pro, who has not had too many sherberts, to make sure the tunes keep spinning. Here are some we highly recommend.