Wedding Songs That Kept the Party Moving in 2013


best 2013 wedding songs

best 2013 wedding songs

Top 2013 Wedding Songs to Keep the Party Moving

The Top 2013 wedding songs are known winners for getting the guests onto the dance floor. Will they be your choices as well?

When choosing your wedding songs, it should be a mix of sentiment, relevance and dance-ability.

The sentiment would be that the songs should, to a certain extent, reflect your taste and your preferences.

It is suggested by The Good Listener columnist Stephen Thompson that you might make a list to discuss with your DJ based on a week’s worth of writing down your (and your fiancee’s) favorites, reflecting various moods during the day. What is your favorite song when you get up could be very different than your favorite song when you are watching a movie.

After compiling this list of favorites, they should be sorted for relevance. A wonderful wordy ballad by Van Morrison or Jackson Browne might help define your soul, but where does it fit in the program? A ballad might be appropriate for “mood” music, and you can include it as an amenity if you are offering background music for the dinner.

When the crowd is ready to get into the spirit of giving you a good send-off for your wedding, your friends need music that they can dance to. After all, your wedding is for your friends, too, and you want them to dance. Be sure to include music that will inspire physical motion as well as romance, ranging from the “swayers” to the rock and rollers.

Don’t be afraid to encourage the DJ or the band to give additional advice and direction as to what will get them going. In an on-line article in “Wedding Bells,” “The Top 20 Wedding Songs To Add to Your Reception Playlist,” by Nicole Ballantyne-Choo, she states that the best way to “. . . ensure your guests hit the dance floor after the meal has been served,” is to consider the top twenty list that has been compiled by Spotify, a digital music streaming service. They referred to over 66,000 wedding playlists that had been formed by its users.

The top songs are:

  1.  “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO
  2.  “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey
  3.  “Marry Me” by Train
  4.  “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  5.  “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
  6.  “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
  7.  “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
  8.  “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele
  9.  “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
  10.  “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas
  11.  “Better Together” by Jack Johnson
  12.  “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison
  13.  “Forever” by Chris Brown
  14.  “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
  15.  “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
  16.  “We Found Love” by Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
  17.  “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People
  18.  “Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid
  19.  “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones
  20.  “Everything” by Michael Bublé