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wedding music suggestions

DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
edited July 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey all,

So I'm getting married on Saturday, and we decided to run our own music through a laptop instead of hiring a DJ (we're over budget as it is). It's going to be a smaller wedding with only about 40 people, and we're looking at trying to get about 5 hours of music. We're up to that 5 hours, but I still feel like it's missing a few (about 10) danceable songs.

Just to give an idea of the kind of music we're using so far, we're having a mix between some older (80s) stuff, and some more recent stuff but not much that could be considered a current hit. For the older stuff as an example we've got stuff like:

We didn't start the fire - Billy Joel
She drives me crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
The Safety Dance - Men without hats

For more current danceable stuff we have things like :

Hey Ya - Outkast
Crucial - K-Os
The Way I are - Timbaland (I've never heard of this one before)


We also have a lot of stuff that I would put as old and danceable, but mostly funny, like:

Baby got back - Sir Mixalot
Jump on it - Apache
Jump Around - house of pain

I feel we have too much of the old stuff, and the old/danceable/funny, but not enough of the current hits that are danceable. I just don't listen to that kind of music, but I recognize that we need more of it.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I figure I need about 10 current (since 2000 qualifies to me) danceable hits. Recognizable songs would be good, but not mandatory.

I'm drawing a blank on this, and I've looked up a lot of wedding music lists, but I find them mostly lame, or full of songs I've never heard of.

Can anyone help with this?

Edit: Oh and before you ask, yes, I plan on rickrolling my own wedding.

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  • i n c u b u si n c u b u s Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    It's not a wedding without some Boys II Men, as cliche' as it sounds.

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  • Monolithic_DomeMonolithic_Dome Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Here's some stuff off the top of my head:

    Daft Punk - "One More Time"
    Junior Senior - "Move Your Feet"
    Franz Ferdinand - "Take me Out"
    Arctic Monkeys - "I bet that you would look good on the dance floor"
    Electric Six - "High Voltage"
    The Streets - "Fit But You know it" (gonna need to track down the radio edit on this one)
    MIA - "Sunshowers"
    The Zutons - "Pressure Point"
    Jet - "Are you gonna be my girl"
    Gnarls Barkley - "Gone Daddy Gone"

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  • DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Thanks monolithic. I suggested Around the world by daft punk to my wife to be, but she hated it. I'll check out the other stuff though.

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  • SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Daft Punk - "One More Time"

    Yeah, off of Discovery I would recommend Crescendolls or Face to Face possibly even more than this.

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  • Monolithic_DomeMonolithic_Dome Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    We can all agree that Dissociater's wedding needs more daft punk.

    EDIT: But anyway, dissociater, that list is sort of a smattering from various recent trends that I consider "danceable" Tell me what out of there that you/she like and I'll recommend you some more stuff along that vein.

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  • DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'll see if I can sell her on Daft punk - Da Funk

    Other than that she liked Junior Senior, Gnarls Barkley (but only crazy) and the electric six song (but we know it from that hilarious sumo wrestling commercial).

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  • DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Is anyone else able to offer any suggestions?

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Would this be the crowd for some Big Bad Voodoo Daddy?

    If not, congratulations anyway! :)

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  • Monolithic_DomeMonolithic_Dome Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    A few more that I thought of

    The Sounds - Living in America
    Aquabats - Super Rad!
    Basement Jaxx - Where's your head at?
    Beck - Mixed Bizznes (or anything off midnite vultures)

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  • Masked_MulletMasked_Mullet Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    If you can listen to like Punk music
    Dropkick Murphys- Kiss me i'm shitfaced
    Boys on the docks
    an some flogging molly could work to!

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  • ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 2008
    I heartily approve of the Rickrolling.

    Also - and this is the cheesiest thing ever, and keep in mind that I'm possibly a little bit older than you - it is not a wedding to me without Peter Cetera's "Glory of Love". Oh, there may be a priest or rabbi or whatever, and people wearing white and flowers and cake, but it's not a wedding till that is played.

    That's not really going to leave the dance floor broken and bruised or anything, but it does make a very nice slow song to dance to.

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