February 1, 2019
It’s no secret, that I am a girl that likes to party, and what’s more I love to have a dance. One of my favourite parts of a wedding days is capturing the dance floor antics and the music you chose really does matter. Music plays such a huge part of my life and I’m always going to festivals and gigs, so I truly believe that the music you play sets the tone for your wedding. Personally I love a wedding band just because I love watching live music but I also had a hilarious wedding where a couple booked a silent disco, which went down a treat, particularly as the guests were singing so loudly.
I haven’t got the best in music but here’s my top 10 that I think will guarantee your guests will get off their asses and throw some shapes on the dance floor!
CALL ME AL – Paul Simon
This is my ultimate happy song, I dare you to not at least tap your toe to this song.
BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR – Artic Monkeys
One for the indie kids. If you’ve ever been to Snobs nightclub in Birmingham, you will ALWAYS hear this song and thats because its an absolute belter. Just mind all the drinks flying everywhere.
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY – Queen
Probably not your first thought for a first dance HOWEVER I recently filmed a wedding where this was their first dance and it was the BEST first dance I ever filmed and I loved the whole 6 minutes of it. They had 8 of their friends let off confetti canons just as Brian May’s guitar solo hits and it was spectacular!! Their guests went crazy and granted I nearly had a breakdown as nearly every guest was on the dance floor at one time but the footage was so so good.
I’M NOT OK – My Chemical Romance
I make no excuses for this, if you are a former 00’s emo kid like me this is THE anthem!! If I’ve had a few sneaky drinks don’t dare try and stop me from screaming at the top of my lungs. However I can’t sing one note so don’t stand too close to me.
AFRICA – Toto
The love for this song has seemed to have gone crazy this year, it seems to be playing everywhere I go. So why deny it? It’s a song that both mums and hipsters will both enjoy. Embrace the 80’s song written by two blokes that had never been to Africa.
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART – Bonnie Tyler
I mean who doesn’t like belting their heart out to a Power Ballad? And this is one of the best ever written! In my experience this song is a go to for communal Karaoke.
KILLING IN THE NAME – Rage against the Machine
Maybe one to play once your nana has gone home as I cannot guarantee what her reaction will be to everyone singing “F*ck you I won’t do what you tell me!” at the top of their lungs. However this song is the ultimate protest song and a staple at Rock nights. I was lucky enough to see Rage play at Reading Festival and listening to this song chucks me back into my angsty teenage years. Just beware of mums and mosh pits!
LET IT GO – Frozen
Ok so this is definitely an end of the night song but it gets played at the Silent Disco at Download every year and even the hairiest and sweatiest of guys can’t help but sing along. There’s nothing funnier than watching a 6ft odd, heavy metal loving dude with hair to his ass singing “the cold never bothered me anyway.”
SWEET CHILD OF MINE – Guns & Roses
Having seen these guys perform at Download last year there’s no way this iconic song wasn’t gonna make the cut. Make sure you’ve got plenty of space for all the air guitar.
Fresh Prince of Belair – Will Smith
One from my childhood and one of the most successful sitcoms ever. Expect everyone born after the late 80’s to know every single word.