I mentioned before that we had an iPod wedding. Putting together the cocktail and dinner playlist was amazing, and pretty much a piece of cake. P is a HUGE music snob, he's that guy that knows about a band before anyone else does. (This was actually mentioned during a toast at our wedding, and everyone cracked up.) We had a great time putting together 5+ hours of music that we've come to love over the last 6 years we've been together.
And the dancing playlist? The future hubs (at that time) wanted NOTHING to do with it. While I've definitely gotten into the music that he likes, I am not above rocking out to mainstream pop music. At the same time, I DESPISE cheesy wedding music. Putting together the dancing playlist was on my to-do list from the beginning, and I seriously stressed about it. Finally, I enlisted the help of some friends, relied heavily on advice from fellow bloggers, and bit the bullet. I was so nervous that no one would dance, but it actually was a huge success.
All I wanted when I was planning my playlist was examples from "cool" weddings. So I hope this helps some of you!
New Partner the frames (this was our first dance song)
First Day of My Life Bright Eyes
Blister In the Sun Violent Femmes *
Hey Ya! OutKast
Give it 2 Me Madonna
P.Y.T. Michael Jackson
Superstition Stevie Wonder
These Arms of Mine Otis Redding
Let's Stay Together Al Green
Gold Digger Kanye West
Single Ladies Beyoncé *
Bust a Move Young MC
Billie Jean Michael Jackson *
Carry Out Timbaland (featuring J.T.) *
Just Dance Lady GaGa & Colby O'Donis *
That's Where It's At Sam Cooke
Marry Song Band Of Horses
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
Poison Bell Biv DeVoe *
Ignition (Remix) R. Kelly *
Kiss Prince & The Revolution
Promiscuous Nelly Furtado
Sexy Chick (feat. Akon) David Guetta
Cupid Shuffle Cupid *
January Wedding The Avett Brothers
Sea Of Love Cat Power
(When You Gonna) Give It Up to Me Keyshia Cole & Sean Paul *
Tik Tok Ke$ha *
Track 16 Neal's mashups Volume 3
Forever Chris Brown *
Sussudio Phil Collins *
You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates *
Juicy The Notorious B.I.G.
OMG (feat. will.i.am) Usher *
*these were the songs that had people in a dancing frenzy. Don't ask about Sussudio. You would have to know our friends.