While my fiance and I in theory want a "traditional" wedding reception with dancing, we kind of have a mental block on what music we should play. We're also not sure we want to hire a DJ when music is so unimportant to us. And, of course, hiring a DJ would far from guarantee we and our guests would like the music. So, AoM, compile my wedding reception playlist
Parameters: Our guest list has lots of elderly people. My rule is nothing that can't be played during prime time network TV, which is my way of saying it can't be offensive to the elderly guests or to the parents of the small children who are also invited. We need music to play both during dinner (2 hours or so) and for dancing (3 hours or so).
Do Not Under Any Circumstance Play:
After the Elderly Guests Leave:
Strokin' (Clarence Carter)
I absolutely agree with you on that awful chicken song. I always say that no self respecting Texan could ever dance to that song but apparently that extends to other Southerners as well. I am disappointed whenever I attend a wedding here in Texas and that is played. Instead of the chicken song I would recommend a lovely quartet to play chalkboards with their finger nails.
I just attended a wedding and they played The Humpty Dance after the old folks left; it should be added to the list of required songs. Not even I can sit still when that song is played and I can't even spell rythm.
I was in college when I got married and we hired a jazz band from the music department. Cheaper than a DJ and the music was great.
That's actually a good call.
Just throw in some big band/swing jazz stuff and let fly. Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, etc.
Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO.
Frank is always fun
Maceo Parker is good dance music
Every Sperm is Sacred from Monty Python.
Maybe British prime time TV is different from American?