Guests remember weddings for lots of reason and the dancing and craic is defo one of them! A good party is down to several things – the music, the food and the fun which means an awesome playlist is a must. There are certain songs that are sure to get your wedding guests up off their seats and on to that dancefloor so we asked Irish DJs, DJ Stevie Dee, Midland DJs and Brennan Events to share the best of them – songs that get the party going every time. From amazing oldies like Proud Mary to Rock ‘n’ Roll anthems like Thunderstruck, here are 30 brilliant songs to add to your wedding playlist…
The top ten wedding songs as requested by my wedding couples (because I ask all my couples to give me their top twenty favourite songs) are as follows:1. Maniac 2000 – Mark McCabe2. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson3. Valerie – Amy Winehouse4. Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons5. Ho Hey – The Lumineers6. All About the Bass – Meghan Trainor7. Mr Brightside – The Killers8. All of Me (Tiesto Mix) – John Legend9. Reach – S Club 710. Anything by the Kings of LeonEverybody has different taste so I have to be prepared for everything from a night of charts to a night of 80s!
Trevor from Midland DJs – View Profile
An experienced professional Wedding DJ will select a mix of music that will suit all tastes and include every generation. You want music that the wedding couple and their friends will enjoy and dance to, but you don’t want your older guests to feel excluded. A professional Wedding DJ knows how to mix the music so that everyone from your younger guests to your grandmother has a great time and feels included. Below is a list of just some of the most popular songs requested at weddings:1. Galway Girl – Sharon Shannon2. Proud Mary – Tina Turner3. Footloose – Kenny Loggins4. Maniac 2000 – Mark McCabe5. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond6. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey7. I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas8. Jump Around – House of Pain9. Thunderstruck – AC/DC10. There is always the big chart hit of the moment – this is always changing!At Midland DJs, we always encourage each and every one of our couples to submit a short playlist of their favourite songs which in turn we can include over the course of the night. It’s important to note there is no set playlist for any one wedding. Each and every wedding is different and should be treated that way.
Nicola from Brennan Events – View Profile
There are so many great songs to choose from but here are some brilliant hits from oldies and rock songs to Irish hits and popular 00s party songs:1. Anything Abba – Especially Dancing Queen2. Single Ladies – Beyonce3. Walk of Life – Dire Straits4. Wagon Wheel – Nathan Carter5. Dearg Doom – Horslips6. Marry You – Bruno Mars7. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis8. Dancing in the Moonlight – Thin Lizzy9. Twist & Shout/Hard Day’s Night/All You Need is Love – Beatles Mashup10. Living on a Prayer – Bon JoviPhoto from Aoife & Mark’s real wedding by Michelle Prunty Photography
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