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02 Nov 2017

The 12 Songs Guaranteed to Get People on the Dance Floor at a Wedding

by amelia@hitched

The evening reception is arguably one of the most fun parts of any wedding. The formalities are over, the wedding speeches are done and all that’s left to do is relax and hit the dance floor! 

When it comes to throwing an awesome party, Alive Network really know their stuff - as the UK’s largest live entertainment agency, they provide bands and DJs for weddings all over the UK. 

We spoke to Clare from Alive Network to find out which wedding songs are guaranteed to keep the dance floor full all night!  

Mr Brightside – The Killers
Look up the term ‘crowd pleaser’ in most modern dictionaries and you’ll find this track.*  One of THE most requested songs of all time, The Killers’ indie masterpiece never fails to get the crowd bouncing-slash-air drumming.
* not an actual fact, but it should be.

Mr Brightside - The Killers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Look up the term ‘crowd pleaser’ in most modern dictionaries and you’ll find this track.*  One of THE most requested songs of all time, The Killers’ indie masterpiece never fails to get the crowd bouncing-slash-air drumming.

*not an actual fact, but it should be.

Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Infectious throwback style pop – with a shout-y bit in the middle where guests can join in. Wedding party perfection.

(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

One of the great things about your big day is that it brings together everyone that loves you, no matter what their age or tastes. Sometimes you just need the perfect song to bring everyone together in a heel kicking, finger point-y celebration of good ol’ love. This is it.

Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

A catchy song about growing up that's perfect for a day where friends and family are at its heart. Plus it has a brilliant U2-meets-Mumford-and-Sons chorus that demands everyone’s hands go up in the air.

Chelsea Dagger - Fratellis 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Need to draw the boys away from the bar? Time to deploy this beauty. High energy rock’n’roll, with a pumping beat and a cheeky Scottish indie vibe. Plus a football chant-worthy chorus.

Crazy in Love/Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - Beyoncé 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Queen Bey has been encouraging even the most reserved guests onto the dancefloor with these anthems since 2003. Not that you’ll need other guests when you and the girls sashay onto that floor. Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no…

Superstition - Stevie Wonder 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Want a blast of fun-filled funk? Say hello to this signature Stevie song. Guaranteed to get even the coolest guest at the wedding playing an imaginary bass guitar on the dancefloor.

Gold Digger - Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

“She take my money!” What better way to celebrate your nuptials than with this Kanye tune. Infectious hip hop with a bouncy beat. Nice one, Kanye, you great big ego, you. 

Despacito - Justin Bieber ft Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Mix in some Latin pop vibes to give your party a fun feel, and get the guys freestyle salsa dancing as if it were a Strictly final. (They won’t even notice they’re doing it because they’ll be too busy chuckling at themselves and their mock sing-along, in which they replace every other lyric with the word ‘burrito’. Oh you boys.)

Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

A perfect end of the night song. Get ready for a big wedding singalong, and let the moshing commence!

I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

You know all the words. You know all the drum parts. You know all the backing vocals (‘…you’re dynamite!’). Alex Turner hasn’t seen your moves, but he bets you look good. 

Quite frankly, that’s all any girl needs to fill that floor.

Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

Not Bruno’s most recent track but undoubtedly his best – it just pips 24k Magic to the post – Uptown Funk remains THE track that guests run to the dancefloor for. Don’t believe me? Just watch. 

Check out Alive band The Long Straws performing an amazing Rockabilly version:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

If you haven’t booked your evening entertainment yet, make sure you check out our guide to live music at your wedding

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Published 2 Nov 2017 15:35 by amelia@hitched