When it comes to your evening reception, there’s usually two things that will make or break the night; the menu selection and the music playlist. More often than not, couples forget that all guests really want is to not be left hungry and to have enough time to show off their moves on the dance floor through the night, which is why it’s so important to go through your playlist with your DJ prior to your celebrations, to ensure no one’s left sulking in their seat.
When it comes to choosing the right playlist, it’s essential to strike the perfect balance between your own personal music taste and popular variety. Whether you start your evening with classic pop and R ‘n’ B favourites, or end the night with rock or something cheesy, be sure to include a little something for everyone. Every couple’s worst nightmare is the DJ will fail to get the crowd going, and they’ll be left with an empty dance floor. But don’t worry, it’s Carriages to the rescue!
Here are some lost English gems that are guaranteed to get your guests busting those moves (and once they’re on the dance floor, they won’t want to leave):
There’s nothing wrong with having a little bit of cheese during your wedding reception. These crowd pleasers are those tracks that everyone secretly loves but hates to admit.
Holly Valance – Kiss Kiss
Steps – Say You’ll Be Mine
S Club 7 – Reach
These hits will take you right back to your childhood and have all your guests dancing and singing along.
Backstreet Boys – Everybody
Spice Girls – Wannabe
Kylie – Spinning Around
These songs are loved and appreciated by everyone no matter their age, and need no introduction.
Stevie Wonder – Sign, Sealed, Delivered
Wham – Jitterbug (Wake Me up)
Jackson 5 – Blame It On The Boogie
Take a trip down memory lane with these garage classics.
Artful Dodger Ft. Craig David – Rewind
Sweet Female Attitude – Flowers
Shola Ama – Imagine
80s & 90s
No wedding reception is complete without some 80s & 90s favourites – be sure to include some into your list.
UB40 – Red Red Wine
Bryan Adams – Summer of 69
Madonna – Like A Prayer
Peter Andre – Mysterious Girls
Boyzone – Picture Of You
Toploader – Dancing In The Moonlight
R ‘n’ B favourites
Here are a few R ‘n’ B forgotten gems that will have all your guests reminiscing on the dance floor.
Next – Wifey
Usher – DJ Got Us Falling In Love
Nelly & Kelly – Dilemma
These classic numbers from the big screen will be sure to get the crowd going by the end of the night.
Grease – You’re The One That I Want
Abba – Dancing Queen
Girls Aloud – Jump
Kings & Queens
No wedding reception playlist would be complete without the Kings and Queens of the music industry.
Michael Jackson – Rock With You
Whitney Houston – Dance With Somebody Who Loves Me
Elvis Presley Vs Junkie XL – A Little Less Conversation
Mariah Carey Ft. D.O.B – Fantasy
Nooties – current
Don’t forget to include some current hits which everyone will know. Here are some of our favourites from the 2000s.
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Justin Bieber – Sorry