The ultimate wedding playlist

It’s wedding season again. When I put together our playlist, Ben Meadow (Leah’s uncle) gave me a couple pieces of advice. First, include up to two slow songs. And probably only one. Second, make sure you have music for all ages. I stacked the golden oldies up front, which worked well.

Here’s the playlist that kept everyone on the dance floor the entire night:

  1. I’m A Believer – The Monkees
  2. Baby I Love You – Aretha Franklin
  3. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
  4. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  5. Get Down Tonight – KC & The Sunshine Band
  6. Brick House – Commodores
  7. Love Shack – The B-52’s
  8. At Last – Etta James
  9. ABC – Jackson 5
  10. Dancing Queen – ABBA
  11. Celebration – Kool & The Gang
  12. Wild Thing – Tone-Loc
  13. Stayin’ Alive — Bee Gees
  14. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  15. Mony Mony – Billy Idol
  16. Kung Fu Fighting – Cee Lo Green
  17. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) – Fergie, Q-Tip, GoonRock
  18. Cha Cha Slide – Mr. C
  19. Gangnam Style – PSY
  20. It’s Time To Disco – Vasundhara Das, KK, Shaan
  21. Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO
  22. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyonce
  23. Save A Horse (And Ride A Cowboy) – Big & Rich
  24. Hava Nagila – The Klezmer Lounge Band
  25. Poker Face – Lady Gaga
  26. Hello (Feat. Dragonette) – Martin Solveig
  27. The Time (Dirty Bit) – The Black Eyed Peas
  28. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Truthfully, people sat down for the Bollywood song. But it wouldn’t be my wedding without Bollywood. For the Hava Nagila, Leah and I actually did end up on chairs. And, if you’ve ever lived in Eugene, you know why we ended with Sweet Caroline.

Good luck!

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