Monday, 3 September 2007

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Wedding Reception Songs – variety is key

All your wedding reception songs and advice in one place.

What appeals to your high school friends is not going to be exactly the same as what appeals to your business colleagues. So mix things up and play some of each. If you do it right, the guests who come to the floor for KC & the Sunshine Band will stick around for Beyonce! As a general rule, wedding reception songs should be a colourful assortment of different flavours of music.

Remember, this site is loaded with playlists (and do-not-playlists), advice, as well as suggestions for albums available. All weddings receptions songs information is on the right-hand menu!

Saturday, 1 September 2007

First Dance Reception Songs

The first dance is one of the most romantic moments of your wedding reception, and also the start of your evening celebrations. Perhaps you already have a song that's ‘your song' and will make a perfect first dance track. If you don't... maybe one of these will tug at the heartstrings?

‘All My life' - Kci & Jojo
‘Amazed' - Lonestar
‘Angels' - Robbie Williams
‘Can't Help Falling In Love' - Elvis Presley
‘Can't Take My Eyes Off You' - Andy Williams
‘Close To You' - Carpenters
‘Crazy For You' - Madonna
‘Endless Love' - Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie
‘Eternal Flame' - The Bangles
‘Every Breath You Take' - The Police
‘Evergreen' - Will Young
‘Everything I Do' - Brian Adams
‘Fly Me To The Moon' - Frank Sinatra
‘From This Moment On' - Shania Twain
‘Get Here' - Oleta Adams
‘Groovy Kind Of Love' - Phil Collins
‘Have I Told You Lately?' - Rod Stewart
‘Hero' - Enrique Iglesias
‘How Deep Is Your Love' - Take That
‘I Just Can't Stop Loving You' - Michael Jackson
‘In My Life' - The Beatles
‘It Had To Be You' - Harry Connick Jr
‘I Will Always Love You' - Whitney Houston
‘Let There Be Love' - Frank Sinatra
‘Love Is All Around' - Wet Wet Wet
‘Love Me Tender' - Elvis Presley
‘Move Closer' - Phyllis Nelson
‘More Than Words' - Extreme
‘My Girl' - Temptations
‘Over The Rainbow' - Eva Cassidy
‘She' - Elvis Costello
‘She's The One' - Robbie Williams
‘Show Me Heaven' - Maria McKee
‘Stand By Me' - Ben E King
‘The Scientist' - Coldplay
‘Three Times A Lady' - Commodores
‘Truly Madly Deeply' - Savage Garden
‘Unchained Melody' - The Righteous Brothers
‘Unforgettable' - Nat King Cole
‘Up Where We Belong' - Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
‘What A Wonderful World' - Louis Armstrong
‘When A Man Loves A Woman' - Percy Sledge
‘When You Say Nothing At All' - Ronan Keating
‘Wonderful Tonight' - Eric Clapton
‘Wonderwall' - Oasis
‘Yellow' - Coldplay
‘You're Beautiful' - James Blunt
‘You're The First, The Last, My Everything' - Barry White
‘Your Song' - Elton John
‘You Do Something To Me' - Paul Weller

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Top 11 Most Overplayed Wedding Reception Songs

Here are 11 popular, but not necessarily great, wedding reception songs:
11. "Hot, Hot, Hot" by Buster Pointdexter
10. "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang
9. "Shout" by the Isley Brothers
8. "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" by Meatloaf
7. "YMCA" by the Village People
6. "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor
5. "Stayin Alive" by the BeeGees
4. "The Electric Slide" by varoius artists
3. "Macarena" by Los Del Rio
2. "Summer Lovin" from the Grease Soundtrack
1. "The Chicken Dance" by Bob Kames and the Happy Organ

Wedding Reception Songs Album

There's nothing more romantic than some of the songs available on Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings album. It includes songs such as Can You Feel the Love Tonight and Beauty and the Beast, my two personal favourites. The orchestration of these perfect wedding reception songs hits emotions anytime time they're played, much less at such an emotional time.

If you're still a kid at heart but want a grown-up version, then this cd is perfect for you. It has all those great disney songs but with a twist of jazz to appeal to a grown-up crowd. Beautifully orchestrated.

How to Set Your Wedding to Music

Barbara Rothstein & Gloria Sklerov, author's of How to Set Your Wedding to Music, mention that visualising your dream wedding is the first step in choosing wedding reception songs:

"Visualing is one of the most important parts of planning, for behind every successful creation is an idea... a heart's desire. The clearer your vision, the easier you'll find the process of making it a reality."

Close your eyes and visualise your reception hall or garden. What are your guests doing, what music do you hear?

"Think of your wedding as a film. Like any successful film, a great wedding has an interesting and meaningful opening and dramatic moments that build in intensity to an exciting climax and satisfying ending."

Using Barbara's and Gloria's ideas, artists, songs and genres may already be springing to mind.

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My aim is to provide wedding planners with a one-stop solution to picking the perfect track out of the numerous wedding reception songs available. So come on, let's start seeing the options appropriate for the party portion of your special day.