Weddings are stressful times, not only do you have to book the venue, a photographer, the catering and the rings, you also have to make sure that the entertainment is top notch.
In a bid to ease some of the stress for your big day local services marketplace website Bidvine surveyed its registered DJs to find out what the top songs were to get your wedding guests onto the dance floor.
Surveying over 1,400 DJs from across the UK, Bidvine asked which songs were more likely to fill the dance floor, and it came as no surprise as the likes of the Jackson 5, Queen and Michael Jackson topped the list.
Here are the top wedding songs as voted for by the DJs:
- I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
- Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen)
- Mr. Brightside (The Killers)
- Chelsea Dagger (The Fratellis)
- Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (Michael Jackson)
- Everybody Get Up (Five)
- Little Less Conversation (Junkie XL & Elvis Presley)
- Happy (Pharrell Williams)
- Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
- Let’s Dance (David Bowie)
Bidvine also asked their registered DJs what the most inappropriate wedding song requests were; the results are below:
- Gold Digger (Kanye West)
- Another One Bites The Dust (Queen)
- Killing In The Name (Rage Against The Machine)
- You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling (The Righteous Brothers)
- Smack That (Akon ft. Eminem)
Asking the DJs for handy tips, Bidvine also put together a guide for some of the considerations you should take into account when booking your wedding entertainment, these are:
- What is the age group of your wedding guests? Weddings tend to bring together lots of different age groups so varying the music to encompass everyone is key. Motown is usually a crowd pleaser with most age groups, but don’t forget to throw in a few popular modern songs and classic hits too.
- Try to avoid songs that contain explicit lyrics so that you do not offend anyone, but if you have a couple of favorite songs that include explicit lyrics try to save them until the end of the night.
- Try to avoid playing too many gimmicky songs like the Macarena or the Birdie Song; they may be great at getting people onto the dancefloor and kids love them but keep these types of songs to a minimum.