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The 20 Happiest Songs To Play At Your Wedding

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March 18, 2013

A first dance with your new hubs is great, but you want people to stay on the dance floor. One bad song can send everyone to the bar, never to return again.

There are songs we all know you should never play at your wedding: The Chicken Dance, The Macarena, etc.  It’s also good to stay away from heavy metal, gangsta rap and, according to DJs, Dave Matthews. (You can’t really dance to it.) You’re looking for songs that appeal to everyone, from your college friends to your ancient Aunt Agnes.

We came up  with 20 songs — both classic and modern — that will get everyone on the dance floor and keep them there. Hand this list to your DJ or rock out on own your here. (Playlist opens in Spotify.)

1. “Celebration,” by Kool & The Gang

2. “Good Feeling,” by Flo Rida

3. “I Gotta Feeling,” by The Black Eyed Peas

4. “Brown Eyed Girl,” by Van Morrison

5. “Dynamite,” by Taio Cruz

6. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” by Queen

7. “Zoot Suit Riot,” By Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

8. “Let’s Groove,” by Earth, Wind & Fire

9. “What Makes You Beautiful,” by One Direction

10. “Freedom ’90,” by George Michael

11. “ABC,” by The Jackson 5

12. “Marry You,” by Bruno Mars

13. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” by Whitney Houston

14. “Bust A Move,” by Young MC

15. “Love Shack,” by The B-52’s

16. “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” by Beyonce

17. “Pon De Replay,” by Rihanna

18. “Dancing On The Ceiling,” by Lionel Richie

19. “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La Da,” by The Beatles

20.”Burning Love,” by Elvis Presley

What is life without music? Check out wedding songs that aren’t Canon in D, 50 celebrity first dance songs and the top 20 wedding songs.

[Photo: Carlie Statsky Photography]

 

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