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What's on your "Must Play" list for the reception?

FI and I just started thinking of fun songs that we'll want to hear at the reception.  Are you guys having a must play list?  If so, whats on it? 

Re: What's on your "Must Play" list for the reception?

  • KirstenAleciaKirstenAlecia member
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    edited December 2011
    I want my reception to be a PARTY! So...The Black Eyed Peas "I GOTTA FEELING"
    ......that tonights gonna be a good night! (singing) and anything else we can boogie to. :)
  • Sue-n-KevinSue-n-Kevin member
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    edited December 2011
    Without going into specifics (because we have such a long time):

    Some "swing songs" from the 1940's for the older folks (maybe 2-3)

    Definitely Motown, because we are in the Detroit area and grew up with it

    "Old Time Rock & Roll" by Bob Seger, because it's just one of those songs you have to dance to.

    Some rock (Rolling Stones) some Beatles, beyond that we haven't picked much.
  • missmeikrantzmissmeikrantz member
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    edited December 2011

    Anything Michael Jackson

    - "Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus

    - "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul

    - "Shake Your Tailfeather"

    - "Intergalactic" by the Beastie Boys

    - "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet

    - "HonkeyTonk Badonkadonk" by Trace Adkins

    - "Hypnotize" by Notorious B.I.G.

    - "Fergalicious" by Fergie

    - "London Brige (Oh Snap)" (radio edit) by Fergie

    - "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga

    - "Get it Poppin" by Fat Joe

    - "Life is a Highway" by Tom Cochran

    - "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice

    - "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham

    - "The Tower of Love" by Huey Louis & The News

    - "Tonight's Gonna be a Good Night" by the Black Eyed Peas

    - "Lose Control" by Missy Elliott

    - "Forever" by Chris Brown

    - "You Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer

    - "Low" by Flo-Rida

    - "Cowboy" by Kid Rock

     

    - "The Final Countdown" by Europe

    - "Be My Lover" by Le Bouche

    - "Conga" by Gloria Estefan

    - "Stomp" by Kirk Franklin

    - "Hey Mama" by Black Eyed Peas

     

    This was one of my favorite parts of planning! Have fun!

  • edited December 2011
    Brown Eyed Girl, Brickhouse, Shout, and YMCA!
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  • jamjar11jamjar11 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_first-dance_whats-must-play-list-reception?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:29Discussion:e1a100ce-8bd3-43af-a363-a0e09ef75a9aPost:367c0cb4-f285-4aa3-9ae7-11af4c4e84a2">Re: What's on your "Must Play" list for the reception?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Anything Michael Jackson- "Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus - "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul - "Shake Your Tailfeather" - "Intergalactic" by the Beastie Boys - "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet - "HonkeyTonk Badonkadonk" by Trace Adkins - "Hypnotize" by Notorious B.I.G. - "Fergalicious" by Fergie - "London Brige (Oh Snap)" (radio edit) by Fergie - "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga - "Get it Poppin" by Fat Joe - "Life is a Highway" by Tom Cochran - "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice - "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham - "The Tower of Love" by Huey Louis & The News - "Tonight's Gonna be a Good Night" by the Black Eyed Peas - "Lose Control" by Missy Elliott - "Forever" by Chris Brown - "You Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer - "Low" by Flo-Rida - "Cowboy" by Kid Rock   - "The Final Countdown" by Europe - "Be My Lover" by Le Bouche - "Conga" by Gloria Estefan - "Stomp" by Kirk Franklin - "Hey Mama" by Black Eyed Peas   This was one of my favorite parts of planning! Have fun!
    Posted by missmeikrantz[/QUOTE]<div>
    </div><div>GREAT playlist!! I would have a blast at that wedding.

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  • jamjar11jamjar11 member
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    edited December 2011
    My playlist is currently VERY long. It definitely needs some trimming. But some of my absolute favorites from it are:

    Always Where I Want to Be - The Kooks
    The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson
    I Know - Meaghan Smith
    Be Be Your Love - Rachael Yamagata
    Us - Regina Spektor
    Swing Life Away - Rise Against
    The Suffering - Coheed and Cambria
    Everlong - Foo Fighters
    Sweetness - Jimmy Eat World
    Fell In Love With A Girl - White Stripes
    Marry Me - Dramarama
    I'm Yours - Billie Holiday
    For Once In My Life - Harry Connick Jr.
    I'll Never Stop Loving You - Doris Day
    No One - Alicia Keys

    Literally, this is about 1/10 of what I we've jotted down so far. At this point we are just throwing our ideas together and we will edit it later. But these are some that are definitely staying.

    As far as dance music goes, I actually found my DJ at a friend's recent wedding, and he totally felt the crowd's vibe and kept the party going. I was dancing all night! So I think I will just let him do his thing for that portion. 


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  • edited December 2011
    Mint Car- the cure
    Wondervoll - Wolfsheim
    Thriller- Michael Jackson
    Time Warp- Rocky Horror
    Just Like Heaven- the cure
    Once in a Lifetime- Wolfsheim

    80's and early 90's pop/dance
    probably some Billy Idol, ace of base, etc etc :)


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    MJ- Billie Jean
    Casper- Cha Cha Slide
    Journey- Dont Stop believing
    Van Morrison- Brown eyed girl
    Big & Rich- Lost in this moment
    Billy Idol- Mony Mony
    Bon Jovi- Living on a prayer
    Sir Mix A Lot- Baby got back
    BEP- Let's get it started
    Nelly- Hott in here
    Flow rider- Low low
    JT- Sexy Back
    Neil Diamond- Sweet Caroline (Im a Boston Girl ;)~ )
    Otis Day- Shout
    Venga Boys- We like to party (For My congo line with maracas lol)

    And many more
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  • blsnyderblsnyder member
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    edited December 2011

    My sister just had her wedding and we found this really great website to help choose songs to play at the wedding. It's called SongVote.com and it actually allows the guests to vote on songs they would like to hear at the wedding and then when the 'contest' is over, it creates a playlist for you. It's a really good idea and helped out a lot! I definately suggest using it for yours, or even to help you find a specific song.

  • emma5wemma5w member
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    edited December 2011
    "Yeah" by Usher.  When my sister and I were in Barcelona and went clubbing with our entire hostel, this was the first "American" song we heard (after about 2 hours of thumping, Spanish club music), and we all went NUTS!  And "Oh What a Night" by The Four Seasons - my BMs and I used to go to a club in high school where they had a special line dance to this song.  It's now a tradition at all of our weddings to play the song and do the line dance. 
  • edited December 2011
    Our wedding has taken on a Key West vibe, so our play list includes A LOT of Jimmy Buffett. We are also giving guests the opportunity to request songs through our wedding website so we'll see what they come up with (so far it's more lovey-dovey than I had expected "That's Amore," "Only Wanna be with You," etc.)! :)
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  • efujanefujan member
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    edited December 2011
    I've got a big variety - I love all kinds of music (esp country - which my FI isn't crazy about) - so we had to strike a little bit of a balance . . .

    Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti & Spearhead (this is one my FI and I have loved since the first second I heard it)
    Shake It - Michael Franti (new one - also love)
    Bust A Move - Young MC
    Question - Old 97's (he played this as we drove out to the lake where he proposed)
    Take A Chance On Me - Abba
    She Moves in Her Own Way - The Kooks
    Honk y Tonk Woman - Rolling Stones
    JOURNEY (anything by)
    ABC/Little Bitty Pretty One - Jackson 5
    Can't Get Enough of Your Love - Barry White
    Tide is High - Blondie
    Groove Is In The Heart -Deelite
    Lovin You (Made a Man of Me) - Gary Allan
    Sweet Thing - Keith Urban
    Got it Right This Time - Keith Urban
    Then - Brad Paisley
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  • elorgwheeelorgwhee member
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    edited December 2011
    Some of the songs mentioned here like "Brown Eyed Girl", "I've Got a Feeling", and "Mint Car" - but also some more "offbeat" songs like:

    Happiness Writes White - Harvey Danger
    Bruises - Chairlift
    Defiant - VNV Nation
    Don't Take Me For Granted - Social Distortion
    Love You Madly - Cake
    Honestly - Zwan

    :)
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  • edited December 2011

    Hi,

    I have a very long playlist.  I have hip hop, some rap, freestyle, club, salsa, reggaeton, house, some oldies and Motown.
     
    I want it to be a party from beginning to end. After all that's what it is a BIG PARTY!

    What songs I DON'Tt want to hear are below. I'm just over these songs. The DJ can play songs from their era but not these specific songs! hahaha

    PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC
    YMCA  
    I WILL SURVIVE 
    BRICK HOUSE 
    DANCING QUEEN 
    OH WHAT A NIGHT
    LAST DANCE
     
  • mandilambimandilambi member
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    edited December 2011
    Some songs on my reception list:

    Underneath It All, Simple Kind of Life, and Running by No Doubt

    You're My Best Friend, Somebody To Love, and Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen

    Starlight by Muse

    Love Today by Mika


  • edited December 2011
    I love your "DO NOT Playlist"....its exactly the same as mine....though I'll be including "At Last" by Etta James.
  • melmaedermelmaeder member
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    edited December 2011
    Thriller-MJ
    September-Earth Wind & Fire
    PYT - MJ
    Journey
    Soul Sister

    Ants Marching-DMB for the "good bye" song, always reminds me of the end of the night from many DMB concerts
  • edited December 2011
    Can't believe no one's said Boney M Rasputin, that's definitely on my playlist! ;)
  • edited December 2011

    Father/Daughter Dance: My Little Girl by Tim McGraw

    Mother/Son Dance:

    Cocktail Hour(s):

    Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus

    Straight Up by Paula Abdul

     Shake Your Tailfeather

    Intergalactic" by the Beastie Boys

    Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet

    HonkeyTonk Badonkadonk" by Trace Adkins

    Hypnotize" by Notorious B.I.G.

    Fergalicious by Fergie

    London Brige (Oh Snap)" (radio edit) by Fergie

    Poker Face by Lady Gaga

    Get it Poppin by Fat Joe

    Life is a Highway by Tom Cochran

    Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice

    Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham

    The Tower of Love by Huey Louis & The News

    Tonight's Gonna be a Good Night by the Black Eyed Peas

    Lose Control by Missy Elliott

    Forever by Chris Brown

    You Can't Touch This by MC Hammer

    Low by Flo-Rida

    Cowboy by Kid Rock

    The Final Countdown by Europe

    Be My Lover by Le Bouche

    Conga by Gloria Estefan

    Stomp by Kirk Franklin

    Hey Mama by Black Eyed Peas

    Brown Eyed Girl

    Brickhouse

    Shout

    YMCA

    Always Where I Want to Be - The Kooks

    The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson

    I Know - Meaghan Smith

    Be Be Your Love - Rachael Yamagata

    Us - Regina Spektor

    Swing Life Away - Rise Against

    The Suffering - Coheed and Cambria

    Everlong - Foo Fighters

    Sweetness - Jimmy Eat World

    Fell In Love With A Girl - White Stripes

    Marry Me - Dramarama

    I'm Yours - Billie Holiday

    For Once In My Life - Harry Connick Jr.

    I'll Never Stop Loving You - Doris Day

    No One - Alicia Keys

    Anything by Michael Jackson

    Swing Songs

    Motown Songs

    That’s Where It’s At – Sam Cooke

    Dream a Little Dream of me – The Mamas & Papas

    This will be our year – The Zombies

    Angel in the Snow – Elliott Smith

    Make You Feel My Love – Adele

    Puppet on a String – Gino Washington

    Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

    Mi Vida – Manu Chao

    5 Years Time – Noah and the Whale

    Anyone else but you – Moldy Peaches

    Old Time Rock & Roll – Bob Seger

    Mint Car- the cure
    Wondervoll - Wolfsheim
    Thriller- Michael Jackson
    Time Warp- Rocky Horror
    Just Like Heaven- the cure
    Once in a Lifetime- Wolfsheim

    MJ- Billie Jean
    Casper- Cha Cha Slide
    Journey- Dont Stop believing
    Van Morrison- Brown eyed girl
    Big & Rich- Lost in this moment
    Billy Idol- Mony Mony
    Bon Jovi- Living on a prayer
    Sir Mix A Lot- Baby got back
    BEP- Let's get it started
    Nelly- Hott in here
    Flow rider- Low low
    JT- Sexy Back
    Neil Diamond- Sweet Caroline (Im a Boston Girl ;)~ )
    Otis Day- Shout
    Venga Boys- We like to party (For My congo line with maracas lol)

    Yeah by Usher

    Oh What a Night by The Four Seasons

    Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti & Spearhead
    Shake It - Michael Franti (new one - also love)
    Bust A Move - Young MC
    Question - Old 97's
    Take A Chance On Me - Abba
    She Moves in Her Own Way - The Kooks
    Honk y Tonk Woman - Rolling Stones
    JOURNEY (anything by)
    ABC/Little Bitty Pretty One - Jackson 5
    Can't Get Enough of Your Love - Barry White
    Tide is High - Blondie

    Groove Is In The Heart -Deelite
    Lovin You (Made a Man of Me) - Gary Allan
    Sweet Thing - Keith Urban
    Got it Right This Time - Keith Urban
    Then - Brad Paisley

    Happiness Writes White - Harvey Danger

    Bruises - Chairlift

    Defiant - VNV Nation

    Don't Take Me For Granted - Social Distortion

    Love You Madly - Cake

    Honestly – Zwan

    Play That Funky Music

     I Will Survive 

    Brick House 

    Dancing Queen 

    Oh What a Night
    Last DanceE

    Underneath It All

     Simple Kind of Life

    Running by No Doubt
    You're My Best Friend

    Somebody To Love

    Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen
    Starlight by Muse
    Love Today by Mika
    September-Earth Wind & Fire
    Journey
    Soul Sister
    Ants Marching-DMB for the "good bye" song

    Your Love is My Drug – Kesha

    Drop it like it’s hot

    Ditty

    Back That Ass Up

    Kings of Leon

    Colbe Calliet

    Goin to the Chapel

    Billy Joel – for the longest time

    Bring it on home – Little Big Town

    Dr. Dre

    Snopp Dogg

    Colio

    Faolous

    Ja Rule

    Nelly

    50 cent

    Five for Fighting

    Air Supply

    Glamorous – Fergie

    Ridin – Chamillionair

    Take Me There – Rascal Flatts

    Hold On Loosely – 38 Special

    Forever Amen – Randy Travis

    You Look So Good in love – George Strait

    When you say nothing at all – Alison Kraus

    If I could make a living – Clay Walker

    Roger – I want to be your man

    Frank Sinatra – the way you look tonight

    Keith Sweat – twisted

    Thank you – Led Zepplin

    She’s Everything – Brad Paisley

    Percy Sledge

    When a man loves a woman

    The Temptations

    Avant – Makin good lovin or read your mind

    Sweet Thing – Rufus

    Tangled Up In You – Staind

    Chicago – Will you still love me OR You’re My Inspiration

    Luther Vandross – Endless Love OR Always & Forever

    Just Breathe – Pearl Jam

    I Do (cherish you) – Mark Willis or 98% has a version

    The Keeper of the stars – Tracy Byrd

    It’s your love – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

    You’re Everything – Keith Urban

    Love of my life – Sammy Kershaw

    Unforgettable – Nat Cole

    Jagged Edge

    God Bless the broken road – Rascall Flatts

  • edited December 2011
    In honor of my college days 1998-2002 New Orleans music will be played to include:
    Back That A$$ Up-Juvenile
    Anniversary
  • trdugan72trdugan72 member
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    edited December 2011
    Music for the wedding list
    Joe Satriani- Always you always with meSingle Ladies /Beyonce -
    White Wedding/ Billy Idle -
    Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder-
    Forever Young / Rod Stewart
    Have I Told You Lately / Rod Stewart
    At Last - Etta James  
    Make You Feel My Love- Adele
    That's Where It's At- Sam Cooke 
    In to the mystic/ Van Morrison                                              
    Dream a little dream of me -The Mamas & Papas
    Anyone Else But You- Moldy Peaches Let's Get It Started - Black Eyed PeasAin't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross & The SupremesGroove Is In The Heart – Dee - LiteHow Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James TaylorI Cross My Heart - George StraitI'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song - Jim Croce Songbird - Fleetwood MacJump Around - House Of PainOne Way Or Another – BlondieShameless - Garth BrookSomething To Talk About - Bonnie RaiteAccidentally In Love - Counting CrowsThe Space Between - Dave Matthews BandThe Tide Is High – BlondieIn to The Mystic - Van MorrisonWhat A Man – Salt & PeppaWhat I Like About You - The RomanticsAll Star - Smash MouthIt's your Love -Tim McGraw & Faith HillTo Make You Feel My Love-Garth Brooks

    Daddy's Girl-Red Sovine

  • edited December 2011
    Thanks for the tip.......i just started my contest an hour ago and guests have already started voting.,.....this is an excellent idea
  • miaka51miaka51 member
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    edited December 2011

    For the last song of the night, i am so tired of all the same old same old, so I am going with a song i have always loved that will send people out on a high note, "so long farewell goodbye" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.  Its a great upbeat song that (hopefully) will get people to dance the last dance, but also realize the party is ending :-)

  • Linzy2784Linzy2784 member
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    edited December 2011
    Any specific Motown songs? I am from the Detroit area too, but having a hard time narrowing them down...too many good ones!
  • ohkkingohkking member
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    edited December 2011
    I kind of just have some highlights picked out but otherwise I know my DJ will do a good job.  What I really want played are both our parents' wedding songs becuase both sets got married a month apart 30 years ago and are still together!  My parents' was "And I Love Her" by the Beatles and my fiance's was an old 60's feel song.  Then I'd like to play the songs that two of our friends are getting married to this year. 

    Lastly, we're going out with Say Hey (I Love You)!  How can that not put a smile on your face?
  • prate1mrprate1mr member
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    edited December 2011

    My Fiance and I are dancing to our favorite song, "Wagon Wheel" by Old Crow Medicene Show. It is such a fun, quirky song that we have always enjoyed!
  • mdd123082mdd123082 member
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    edited December 2011
    OK, so I've had a playlist titled "Wedding Reception (his last name) Style" on my iTunes for years, and I've adjusted it as needed to include favorite songs and meaningful ones alike. Yes, my Fi knows about it, lol, and he's cool because we both crave GOOD tunes for parties and such.
    Highlights Include:
    -Baby, Hold Onto Me (Eddie Money)
    -Smooth (Rob Thomas/Santana)
    -The Way I Are (Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson)
    -My Love (Justic Timberlake)
    -Telephone (Lady Gaga; doing a choreographerd bridesmaid dance with this one)
    -Blame It (Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain- we're getting someone to wear the panda suit!)
    -Umbrella (Rhianna ft. Jay-Z)
    -Yeah (Usher, etc)
    -Bye Bye Bye (NSYNC- some of my bridesmaids and I saw them in concert 4xs...)
    -Barbie Girl (Aqua)
    -What Is Love (Haddaway)
    -Walk Like an Egyptian (The Bangles)
    -Get Into the Groove (Madonna)
    -Billy Jean, Thriller, Don't Stop Til Ya Get Enough, Blame it On the Boogie (MJ)
    -White Wedding (Billy Idol)
    -Uptown Girl (Billy Joel)
    -Shout It Out Loud (KISS)
    -Canned Heat (Jamiroquai)
    -Dancing Queen (ABBA)
    -That Thing You Do! (The Wonders/from the movie, "That Thing You Do!")
    -Shout! (Isley Bros.)
    -I Get Around (Beach Boys)
    -Dirty Boogie (Brian Setzer)
    ...more swing, more 80s, etc, YMCA, Electric & Cha-Cha Slide. We're planning to take the playlist up through the decades as much as possible from jazz during dinner to swing and on into today's most current music. This will prevent the elderly guests who bow out early from hearing too much rap!
    Some "slow songs" are Hey Soul Sister (Train), Name (Goo Goo Dolls), and Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Israel Kamikawiwa'ole).

    We're hoping to really motivate our guests to dance with us!
    Sorry for the "rant"- I really liked this subject! Have fun with your lists, ladies!

  • edited December 2011
    man just what i wanted to play at my wedding you have great tastes.
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