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Monday, July 6, 2009

Please Don't Stop the Music

We have all been to those weddings where the music is geared more towards the Little Richard generation and less towards the Lil Wayne generation. Not that there isn’t something to be said about the oldies. “Run Around Sue” is favorite and anytime a Jackson 5 song comes on, you can be sure the dance floor is filled. However, 5 hours of oldies is fitting for a retirement party not your wedding party.

Brideliners are wondering...did you choose those songs or did you get bullied into it by your parents? Did your grandfather request swing all night so he could show off his skills from his Army days? Did your mom say she wouldn’t pay if you didn’t play the Four Seasons and Barry White?

Our opinion is...that if you have group of adults who love dancing, they will dance to anything. You can put on “Rock Around the Clock,” “Sexy Back,” or the “Chicken Dance” and that 50+ group will be on the floor, shaking their hips. We have witnessed 60 year olds getting down and singing “They try to make me go to rehab, I said no no no” so we are pretty sure that the oldies generation is just happy to still be up and moving.

However, the Justin Timberlake generation isn’t so forgiving. If your friends do not like the music at your wedding, they will sit there, pout and talk about you behind your back. We want fun music and that doesn’t mean only Britney and Miley. Request music that you grew up with – who doesn’t love “Don’t Stop Believing” and “Sweet Caroline"?! Bon Jovi is always a big hit, especially at the Dirty Jerz weddings. One of the most important things for a couple at their wedding is that all their friends are happy, dancing and drinking.

It is one of your first big decisions as an engaged couple. Don’t screw it up!

In light of recent events, we want to highlight some great Michael Jackson songs – perfect for weddings or just dancing by yourself!
Our favorites are:
“The Way You Make Me Feel”
“I Want You Back”
“Billie Jean”
“Black or White”

Here is a hilarious video of a bridal party dancing to “Thriller.” Love how they shove the “bad” people in the back. "Bad" meaning those friends who clearly didn't take their bridal party duties serious enough to practice in front of the mirror every night.

Tell us your favorite wedding songs to dance to!


Anonymous said...

I agree with the post. Music is one of the most important parts of a wedding so I don't understand why some people dont choose fun songs to dance to.

Also...what is better - band or DJ?

chicncheap said...

"I'm loving you" is a Jackson 5 classic! I posted their video because Mr. Chic 'n Cheap loves that song.

I think it's great if it's a mix of everything. That way each generation hears their favorite music and it can transcend and transition into types of music as well.