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Trendy/Modern Wedding Songs?

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:39 pm
by emma5
Hi, I really want some trendy wedding songs for my ceremony and i've come up with a handful but FH only likes a couple of them. Has anyone got some ideas? I dont listen to much music so I'm a little out of touch. I have done google searches but they seem to bring up all the oldies still.

Re: Trendy/Modern Wedding Songs?

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:51 pm
by StephMT
Ask some guests, they'll all have to listen to the music as well.

Re: Trendy/Modern Wedding Songs?

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:44 pm
by jaynage
What did you mean by trendy and modern? Can you give some examples?

Re: Trendy/Modern Wedding Songs?

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:46 pm
by MrsSomers
you could google lists of recent popular songs, and find some that are appropriate and strike a chord with your fh and you :)

you might find some ideas here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=76286

Re: Trendy/Modern Wedding Songs?

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:50 pm
by kristielee
We had Ben Lee, Love Me Like The World is Ending for our recessional ??? walking down the aisle after we were married), thats fairly new. Whats your idea of "trendy?"

Re: Trendy/Modern Wedding Songs?

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:54 pm
by emma5
kristielee wrote:
We had Ben Lee, Love Me Like The World is Ending for our recessional ??? walking down the aisle after we were married), thats fairly new. Whats your idea of "trendy?"




Yes like this, Songs that were made in the last 5-10 years......

Re: Trendy/Modern Wedding Songs?

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:02 pm
by wishuponastar
What about some Michael Buble or Jason Mraz

What kinda style of music are you going for, pop, rock, swing ect

Re: Trendy/Modern Wedding Songs?

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:09 pm
by rach85
I heard the song off Shrek _ accidentally in love_ on the radio yesterday! I thought that was pretty funky & fun! I think Smashmouth sing it.

Re: Trendy/Modern Wedding Songs?

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:01 pm
by arialia
I had Saving Grace by Pete Murray for my aisle song, but there are plenty of new songs which are weddingy and trendy :)

Re: Trendy/Modern Wedding Songs?

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:38 pm
by nikeedee
I walked down the aisle to Angels Brought me Here by Guy Sebastian. Not trendy, but recent. There are heaps to chose from though.

Songs that make you want to dance

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:02 pm
by GApro87
Hey everyone!

I'm currently picking songs for the reception and was wondering what kind of songs make you want to dance? What kind of songs do you think will get the guests on the dance floor for a bit of fun?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

:D

Re: Songs that make you want to dance

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:19 pm
by Garden Girl
whats the age group/range

I always think of songs that were big when you were in highschool are a winner - cheesy or not I dont know :)

Re: Songs that make you want to dance

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:34 pm
by forfirith
Generally things that have a popular dance for them are good. Like the Time Warp, Macarena, Nutbush etc. :)

Re: Songs that make you want to dance

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:25 am
by KaliyaandBen
I agree.. it depends on the age group. FOr my wedding it will be mostly the top 40 as I have mainly young guests who will be the only oones dancing. However I will include some hits from the late 70, early 80s for the oldersss.

Re: Songs that make you want to dance

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:52 pm
by The DJ
Age group, number of guests and whether the majority are family or friends all makes a difference.

It can however be difficult to plan out a list of songs to play in order in advance, without knowing how they are going to react to them.

Generally, if you have a good mix of younger and older guests, start off with popular older songs (60's etc)for straight after your bridal waltz and slow dances. It will keep the oldies on the floor a little longer and as long as they are well known the younger guests will stick around as well. Try and get into top 40 within about 15 or 20 minutes of dancing starting, and for the rest of the night, try and group songs of similar genres together so that you play two or three of a particular genre in a row.

If you play a little bit of everything, keep genres together, and finish the night with either girly 80's or pub rock, that is probably your best bet.

Re: Songs that make you want to dance

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:42 pm
by Wand33
anything Michael Jackson! :D

Re: Songs that make you want to dance

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:28 pm
by jukkery
the song "all my life"

Re: Songs that make you want to dance

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:29 pm
by GApro87
Michael Jackson will definitely be in there! I :heart: his music! :)

Re: Songs that make you want to dance

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:51 pm
by EternalWillow
It's funny, I always thought I hated the chicken dance until it was played at my friend's wedding and suddenly everyone was up dancing, including me!! So don't be quick to dismiss "those" songs, like the chicken dance and nutbush and macarena!

Also, yes most things by michael jackson - madonna - even more modern artists like britney spears and justin timberlake have at least a few good dance-y songs! Anything "girl power" will get the women up on the floor - spice girls, christian aguilera, etc. But I think the best dance songs that everyone recognizes comes from the 70's and 80's.

Re: Songs that make you want to dance

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:55 am
by tanzyn
You cant forget the Grease Megamix!!

Every wedding I've been to this has been played and always has a packed dance floor :)