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What are some songs that will get the dance floor moving?Lucy G
I'm putting together my wedding playlist and wondered if you had some suggestions for songs that will get everybody up and dancing?
Fab Wedding Music
Hi Lucy, It's an interesting question as it depends on the age of the crowd, their culture and what music the majority of the crowd enjoy and want to dance to. Younger kids and teenagers can't go past dancing to Shake it off by Taylor Swift, Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars and Can't stop the feeling by Justin Timberlake, and Shut up and Dance with Me by Walk the Moon. The over 45 year old crowd love to dance to Brown Eyed Girl or Eagle Rock, but may also love the retro tracks like Mamma Mia and Nutbush City Limits. I played at a Spanish Wedding last weekend and they went nuts on the dancefloor to Conga by Gloria Estefan. There are some others who love R&B and dance to anything Usher and especially Low by Flo Rida. Then there's a pub crowd who love dancing to Are you gonna be by girl by Jet or the classics of Queen or Jimmy Barnes. It really does depend on the crowd, what becomes a dancing hit at one wedding may not be one at yours. I would recommend a good DJ who can read a crowd and is aware of what the crowd are responding to. An exprienced DJ knows what style and genre of music will get your crowd to their feet. If you are playing IPod though, it's tricky. I think the other responces have included some great dance tracks, but make sure you include the songs YOU like dancing to!
Will a wedding band or DJ act as an MC?Emma F
Just wondering whether it's common for wedding DJs to also act as an MC?
Fab Wedding Music
Hi Emma, I couldn't of worded it any better than then the responce given to you by Pulse DJ's & CO. My thoughts exactly. As a wedding DJ I make announcements such as introducing the bridal party, general housekeeping, when it's time to cut the cake or introducing the first dance or the last dance. I can't however give my full attention to my skill, which is my music if I am asked to host a wedding and be the front person for the night. This does require a dedicated person called a Master of Ceremonies, and the name is given for a reason. They are skilled professionals with the full time responcibility of keeping everything running on time and entertaining your guests at all the rights times, (and alot more behind the scenes). They are two different roles requiring alot of attention individually. It depends really on how much you require from the MC on your wedding night.
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