If you’re putting together wedding songs for your big day playlist, don’t forget these 15 floorfillers guaranteed to get your guests on their feet…
Online local services marketplace Bidvine.com has surveyed its 1,400 wedding DJs to discover the best wedding songs to get guests on the dancefloor – and we’re loving the results!
Jackson 5’s I Want You Back came out on top, with 35% of DJs saying it was their number one dance track. Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now came second with 20% of the vote, and Noughties classic Mr. Brightside by The Killers got 18% to come in as a floorfilling third.
Here are the top 15 as chosen by Bidvine DJs:
Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
The Killers – Mr. Brightside
The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
Five – Everybody Get Up
Junkie XL & Elvis Presley – Little Less Conversation
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
David Bowie – Let’s Dance
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Black Eyes Peas – I Gotta Feeling
Prince – 1999
The B-52’s – Love Shack
Kool & the Gang – Celebration
If you’re putting together a playlist for your wedding, then hopefully these tunes will come in handy when you’re deciding what makes the cut! “It appears to be a real worry for brides and grooms on what type of music to play at their wedding,” says Russ Morgan, co-founder at Bidvine.com. “After all, most weddings have a variety of guests, ranging from older grandparents to young kids, so it’s hard to pick music that will appeal to everyone. From what our DJs have said in our guide a good mix of music artists from different decades is key, along with family friendly, well-known songs to get people up and moving.”
Here are a couple more tips from Bidvine.com DJs for your wedding songs:
- Consider the age group of your guests. If like most weddings, you have people who are going to be in their 60s or 70s but also in their teens and 20s, try and vary the music genre. Motown is always a hit with most age groups, but throw in a few modern classic hits.
- Avoid explicit songs. If you have a few favourites that include swear words try and save them towards the end of the evening.
- Limit the amount of slow songs you have in your playlist to 2 or 3 and spread them out through the night.
- Avoid playing too many gimmicky songs like Crazy Frog and the Macarena. They’re great for getting people up and moving, and children love them, but keep them to a limit.
- Get the special dances, such as the first dance and father and daughter dance, done early in the evening so guests can start dancing without too much interruption.
Check out our Music section for even more tips and ideas!