Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Here is a list of popular songs to be used at the reception...

AC/DC- Shook Me All Night Long
Adams Bryan- Everything I do
Animals- House of the Rising Sun
Anne Murray- Could I Have this Dance
Aretha Franklin- Respect
Atlantic Starr- Always
B.T.O.- Takin' Care of Business
B-52's- Love Shack
Beatles- I Saw Her Standing There
Beatles- Twist and Shout
Bent Fabric- Alley Cat
Bette Midler- Wind Beneath My Wings
Bill Haley & Comets- Rock Around the Clock
Billy Idol- Mony Mony
Billy Joel- Just the Way You Are
Bob Darin- Mack the Knife
Brooks and Dunn- Boot Scootin Boogie
Carrie Underwood- Inside Your Heaven
C&C Music Co. Gunna Make You Sweat
C.C.R./Ike & Tina Turner- Proud Mary
Celine Dion- Beauty and the Beast
Champs- Tequila
Chic- Le Freak
Christina Aguilera- Ain't No Other Man
Chubby Checker- The Twist
Chubby Checker- Limbo
Clarence Carter- Strokin'
Commodores- Brick House
Contours- Do You Love Me
Coolio- Gangsta Paradise
Culture Beast- Mr. Vain
Dean Martin- Ain't That a Kick in the Head
Def Leppard- Pour Some Sugar On Me
Diamonds- Stroll
Dionne Warwick- That's What Friends Are For
Elton John- Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Elvis Presley- Jailhouse Rock
Emeralds/Others- The Chicken Dance
Eric Clapton- Tears in Heaven
Eric Clapton- Wonderful Tonight
Escape Club- Wild Wild West
Etta James- At Last
Fine Young Canibals- Drives Me Crazy
Four Tops- I Can't Help Myself
Frank Sinatra- New York, New York
Frank Sinatra- Love and Marriage
Frank Sinatra- The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin- That's Amore
Garth Brooks- I've Got Friends in Low Places
George Thorogood- Move It On Over
Glenn Miller- In The Mood
Grand Funk Railroad- Some Kind of Wonderful
Humperdinck Englebert- The Last Waltz
Irish Rovers- Wasn't That A Party
Jagged Edge- Let's Get Married
Jennifer Lopez- Let's Get Loud
Jennifer Wames- I've Had The Time Of My Life
Jerry Lee Lewis- Great Balls of Fire
Jim Croce- Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Jive Bunny- Swing the Mood
Joe Cocker- You Are So Beautiful
John Denvers- Take Me Home Country Roads
Judds- Momma, He's Crazy
Justin Timberlake- Sexy Back
K.D. Lang/ R. Orbison- Crying
Kenny Loggins- Footloose
Kingmens- Louie Louie
Kiss- Beth
Kool & The Gang- Celebration
Led Zeppelin- Stairway to Heaven
Little Eva/ K. Minogue- Locomotion
Londonbeat- I've Been Thinking About You
Los Del Mar- Macarana
Louis Armstrong- Dream a Little Dream of Me
Louis Armstrong- What A Wonderful World
Luther Vandross- Here and Now
Madonna- Into The Groove
Madonna- Vogue
Marvin Gaye- Heard It Through The Grapevine
Meatloaf- I Do Anything For You
Miami Sound Machine- Conga
Michael Jackson- Black and White
Michael Jackson- Rock With You
Mick Ryder- Devil With the Blue Dress
Natalie & Nat King Cole- Unforgettable
Nick Lowe- I Knew The Bride
Osborne Brothers- Rocky Top
Patsy Kline- Crazy
Percy Sledge- When A Man Loves A Women
Platters- With This Ring
Pointer Sisters- Jump
Prince- 1999
Queen- Too Much Love Will Kill You
Randy Newman- You've Got a Friend in Me
Rascal Flatts- Fast Cars and Freedom
Red Necks- Cotton Eye Joe
Rick James- Superfreak
Righteous Bro.- You've Lost That Loving...
Righteous Bro- Unchained Melody
Robert Palmer- Addicted to Love
Rocky Horror Picture Show- Time Warp
Rolling Stones- Satisfaction
Roy Orbison- Pretty Woman
Sam The Sham- Wooly Bully
Seger Bob- Old Time Rock and Roll
Sister Sledge- We Are Family
Spin Doctors- Two Princess
Surfaris- Wipe-Out
Temptations- My Girl
Three Dog Night- Joy To The World
UB40- Red Red Wine
Valens/Los Lobos- La Bamba
Van Morrison- Brown Eyed Girl
Village People- Y.M.C.A.
Wild Cherry- Play That Funky Music
Willie Nelson- Always On My Mind

Sunday, March 18, 2012


The first dance can be romantic, creative, or hilarious depending on the couple. Many couples take dance lessons, which I highly recommend. What kind of dance will define you as a couple? Here are some video links to see what kind of dance you want.

The Waltz is a very romantic dance. This is also the most traditional of wedding dances. It always reminds me of the dance in Beauty and the Beasts. This is great for traditional couples, hopeless romantics, and people who are not supper coordinated. It's fairly easy to learn and is a very basic dance.

The Tango is a intense and sexier song. It can make a fantastic first dance for a couple who wants to show off their moves on the dance floor. I don't recommend this dance to people without coordination (unless you plan on taking a few lessons) as it is a very precise dance. This is a great dance for a serious, sexy, or aggressive couple.

This one is my personal favorite. It's taken from a show called Rock the Reception. Basically the bride and groom learn an unorthodox choreographed dance for the reception. This dance gets rudely interrupted by the waitstaff who happens to be part of the show. If you are ready to surprise your guests and be extremely silly, then this is perfect.

Hip Hop
Doing a dance like hip hop is really fun. I love this couple because they start with a traditional dance, which I'm sure made mom and dad happy, and then they went into their own dance. It's also great that they included the kids. Hip hop is a great choice for fun, silly, and upbeat couples who know how to have a good time. This is also great for making people laugh.

Swing is great for an upbeat, fun, and adventurous couple. This dance is fast moving and requires a bit of practice but is totally worth it. This is great for couples who have some time to practice, can remember steps, and who know how to have fun.

The foxtrot is a great alternative to the waltz. It's easy to learn and great for beginners. It involves making long fluid movements across the dance floor. This is great for traditional couples, beginning dancers, and those who want a timeless first dance.

Country Line Dance
For all the country lovers out there, why not do a first dance line dance. These are repetitive steps that are fairly easy to learn. This is great for weddings in the country or that have a country theme. This is an original way to have your first dance remembered.

For those who have all the time in the world to practice, or just happen to be professional dancers, then salsa is a great choice. This sultry dance will impress all of your guests. This is not good for beginners or those who are not flexible, but if you can pull this off then I'm sure your guests will remember it forever. 

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Elvis Presley



Sir Mixalot


Nine Inch Nails

Michael Buble


Pat Benatar


The Darkness

Nick Lowe


Tim McGraw

Marvin Gaye

Justin Timberlake

Lou Bega

Wilson Pickett

Trace Adkins

The Donnas

Carl Carlton

Tom Jones

Michael Jackson

Baha Men


Thursday, March 1, 2012


This One is for the Girls by Martina McBride

It's Raining Men by The Weather Girls

I Feel Like a Woman by Shania Twain

Single White Female by Chely Wright

Just a Girl by No Doubt

Ain't No Other Man by Christina Aguilera

American Woman by Lenny Kravitz

All I Wanna Do by Cheryl Crow

Wishin' and Hopin' by Ani Difranco

Pretty Woman by Roy Orbinson

My Girl by the Temptations

Material Girl by Madonna

Jump by Van Halen

I'm So Excited by Pointer Sisters

She's a Lady by Tom Jones

Wannabe by Spice Girls

Single Ladies by Beyonce

Hey Ladies by The Beastie Boys

Ladies Night by Kool and the Gang

One Way or Another by Blondie