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Favorite Songs to Get the Party Started: "Oldies-but-Goodies" Edition

While the first dance is important, and it’s obviously our number one concern for our clients, we care about ALL the dancing at your wedding. So, we thought we’d show you some of our favorite wedding dance songs to start the party after your first dance is in the books. We want you to have a blast cutting loose with your guests and these “oldies” are crowd pleasers at any wedding...

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell is a great song that everyone can relate to. It applies to friendship as well as romantic love, and all your guests, including grandma (!) can’t help but sing along. 

Whenever the first few beats of Love Shack by the B-52’s come on, guests of all ages will flood the dance floor. Exactly what we want to get the party started at the wedding of your dreams.

Another great “love song” to dance to is Love Will Keep Us Together by The Captain & Tennille. Love WILL keep us together. And keep us out on the dance floor. 

Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest is another oldie that no wedding party is complete without. Whenever dancing is in the title of the song, even the guests who hate dancing the most can’t help but get out on the dance floor. 

Speaking of songs with “dance” in the title and one of our favorite songs of all time I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston. It might take a little while, but your guests will definitely be out on the dance floor singing along by the time the chorus rolls around. 

While we’re on the dance theme, Footloose by Kenny Loggins is a classic. Guests you’ve never seen dance in your life will be out on the dance floor in no time. 

Another movie classic is You’re The One That I Want from Grease. Who can stop themselves from singing along to this one?

Another good sing-a-long wedding song is the classic Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond. (Especially important if there’s a Boston crowd in the house.) 

While we’re on our favorite songs to sing to, you can’t finish your wedding party without playing We Are Family by Sister Sledge. You just created a new family with your vows, and everyone knows all the words. 

If you have die hard dancers on the dance floor, a good song that will get everyone else up and dancing is Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen. Somebody to Love is another favorite by Queen. 

Here’s one for the girls- Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper will get the gals (and guys) out on the wedding dance floor having fun! 

When there’s a little bit of a lull out on the dance floor, Come On Eileen by Denys Midnight Runners is sure to get everyone up and moving again. And you can always insert a reluctant guest’s name in the chorus to get them up and dancing...”Come on Mikeyyy.”

Hopefully your wedding is the party of your dreams, and You Make My Dreams by Hall and Oates is the perfect anthem for you and your partner. And also your guests!

Even if your wedding isn’t in fall, September by Earth, Wind & Fire is a classic that everyone loves to dance to. 

While we’re on songs that involve months of the year, December, 1963 by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons is one of the best to dance to. No matter what time of year you get married. Oh, what a night!

And of course, no party is complete without hearing Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey or a little Bon Jovi. Livin’ on a Prayer is our fave from Bon Jovi. 

We hope you have as much fun making your dream wedding party playlist as we had sharing our favorite wedding party anthems from the good ol’ days. These songs are sure to get your guests of all ages out on the dance floor. Our favorite place to be. :) What are your favorites?

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