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:
“Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO
“Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey
“Marry Me” by Train
“Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
“What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
“Marry You” by Bruno Mars
“Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
“Make You Feel My Love” by Adele
“I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
“I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas
“Better Together” by Jack Johnson
“Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison
“Forever” by Chris Brown
“Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
“Give Me Everything” by Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer