For most, dancing and feel-good music are two of the most anticipated parts of a wedding reception. Whether your dance moves rival those of Debbie Allen or you can barely two-step, it really doesn’t matter at a wedding reception! Hiring the right band and/or DJ is crucial to ensuring the dancefloor stays packed all night. Even those who opt to handle their own tunes without the help of a professional should spend ample time choosing their playlist.
It’s important when planning the music for your wedding to pick not only the songs that you like, but also what your guests might like. Since weddings are typically multi-generation family affairs, there’s usually quite a diverse set of music that ends up being played to have something for everyone. Don’t be surprised if Nana seems annoyed after the sixth consecutive 2Chainz song is played. Some nearlyweds even ask their guests when they RSVP for song requests. Below are Triple B’s top ten [r&b, hip-hop, soul] songs to play at a wedding.
(In no particular order…)
The Wobble by V.I.C (And other “line dance” songs such as The Electric Slide, The Cupid Shuffle, etc.)
Candy by Cameo
Poison by B.B.D.
Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys
A Night to Remember by Shalamar
Before I Let Go by Frankie Beverly and Maze
Dollar Wine by Byron Lee and the Dragonaires
Off the Wall by Michael Jackson (Mike when his talk was live!)
Let’s Go Crazy by Prince
Crazy in Love by Beyonce featuring Jay-Z
BONUS: Don’t Stop Believing by Journey (The genre and cheesiest of this ’80s classic might seem out of place on this list… Sue us!)
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Did your favorite jam make the cut? Leave a comment with whatever song(s) Triple B missed!