Help us with dance music for a wedding!
July 22, 2007 4:36 PM   Subscribe

Dance music for a wedding! Please help.

You've already helped with the "mingle" music, but now we wanna get our dance on. '70s, '80s, indie, light on the hip hop. It needs to work for all ages, but doesn't have to be totally sex-free. We don't want any YMCA or Macarena. PLEASE HELP!
posted by k8t to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: Right now we are heavy on Prince, Justin Timberlake, Donna Summer...

We have TOO many slow songs now and need faster songs.
posted by k8t at 4:39 PM on July 22, 2007

Michael Jackson.
posted by ReiToei at 4:42 PM on July 22, 2007

If you're good, bust out the Gotan Project.
posted by polyglot at 4:56 PM on July 22, 2007

70s - Gotta have Abba!
posted by la petite marie at 5:19 PM on July 22, 2007

I have three words for you: Pet Shop Boys.
posted by FelliniBlank at 5:21 PM on July 22, 2007

The soundtrack from "Saturday Night Fever", Barry White, Average White Band, Jamiroquai. More suggestions here.
posted by iviken at 6:01 PM on July 22, 2007

Every one should know that Brave Combo is the best wedding band in the land
posted by hortense at 6:33 PM on July 22, 2007

Looking at the video of my brother's wedding it's quite impressive the way the dance floor just exploded when Mambo Italiano came on. It was in Rome, but that doesn't completley account for it, since none of his guests were Italian.
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:39 PM on July 22, 2007

Despite veering into the rap/hip-hop vein (maybe because of it), I've never been to a wedding/club/dance where Baby Got Back didn't get all the women up on the floor (and thence the men).

Gonna Make You Sweat - C+C Music Factory
Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite
Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order
posted by hangashore at 7:19 PM on July 22, 2007

posted by MiffyCLB at 8:10 PM on July 22, 2007

David Bowie- Let's Dance, Ashes to Ashes.
Talking Heads- Burning down the house.
posted by brevator at 6:45 AM on July 23, 2007

It is best to play some music that you think most people will recognize.

Don't forget to include some slow songs, people like that.

I dont know about your crowd, but people at our wedding were all about the typical songs you always hear - Y.M.C.A, the chicken dance, the twist, etc.

Also: Don't forget Motown. Who doesn't like motown?

Top Party Songs
Top Wedding and Party Songs
Top 200 Request Party Songs
Top Party Songs of All Time

my advice: Don't over think it. Pick what you like, and what people will recognize, and the event takes care of itself.
posted by nuclear_soup at 7:32 AM on July 23, 2007

"learnalilgivinanlovin" by Gotye is a great boppy dance track, I highly recommend it. (His website is here), I think he's made it available for free if you look at the links on his website. (ooh - check out "hearts a mess" while you're there - spine chilling)
posted by jonathanstrange at 7:39 AM on July 23, 2007

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