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What are some good non-cliché wedding reception dance songs (not first dance)?

Asked by Skeeter (14points) March 15th, 2010

We’re getting married this summer and want to play dance songs at the reception that don’t make people think of every other wedding they’ve been to, e.g., “Brick House”, “Chicken Dance”, etc.

We’re looking for good 50s – 80s music of all genres to appeal to everyone at the reception—not just twenty and thirty-somethings. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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jaytkay's avatar

Temptations – My GIrl
Smokey and the Miracles – Going to a Go-Go
The Supremes – Baby Love

B-52s – Love Shack

janbb's avatar

Brown-Eyed Girl
Brown Sugar
Ain’t No Mountain HIgh Enough
I’ll be There (Reach out for Me)
Devil in a Blue Dress
My Guy
Mr. Bojangles

CMaz's avatar

Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven

marinelife's avatar

Annie Lennox Whiter Shade of Pale

aprilsimnel's avatar

Two O’Clock Jump – Harry James
Boogie Woogie Blue Plate – Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five
In The Mood – Glenn Miller and His Orchestra

Chantilly Lace – The BIg Bopper
Charlie Brown – The Coasters
I’m Walkin’ – Fats Domino

I Want To Thank You (Fa Lettin’ Me Be Mice Elf Agin) – Sly and the Family Stone
Easier Said Than Done – The Essex
Sugar Sugar – The Archies

Got To Give It Up – Marvin Gaye
Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder
My Sharona – The Knack

Open Arms – Journey (for any other slow dance)
Living In America – James Brown
It Takes Two – Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock (OK, cliche, but this does get almost everyone on the floor, now)

Rhythm Is A Dancer – Snap!
I Like To Move It – Reel 2 Real
Intergalactic – Beastie Boys

Pokerface – Lady GaGa
One More Time – Daft Punk
Get It Together – Seal

njnyjobs's avatar

Be Near Me – ABC
Together Forever – Rick Astley
Celebration – Kool and the Gang
Let’s Groove – Earth Wind and Fire
September – Earth Wind and Fire

Fall For You – Secondhand Serenade
Amazed – Lone Star
Reasons – Earth Wind and Fire

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Huey Lewis and the News, Belinda Carlisle, Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, Elton John,
Sonny and Cher, Carole King, Allanah Myles.

filmfann's avatar

The last few weddings I have been to have all had the bridesmaids dancing to Michael Jacksons Thriller. They did the actual Zombie dance! It was very funny, and I hope you will not exclude it, just because everyone is doing it now.
If you have a couple who can dance fast, I would recommend Bodisafra by Steely Dan.

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