Top 10 wedding dance songs revealed in wedding DJ survey

07 Jun 2017

A survey from Bidvine has uncovered the top wedding dance songs according to its 1,400 wedding DJs

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Online local services marketplace Bidvine has surveyed its 1,400 wedding DJs to discover the best songs to get wedding guests on the dance floor. The top choice has been revealed as Jackson 5’s ‘I Want You Back’, with more than a third (35%) of DJs stating that it was their number one dance track. With 20% of the votes, second place went to Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, and in third place was ‘Mr. Brightside’ by The Killers, with less than a fifth of votes (18%).

The top 10 wedding songs, as voted for by wedding DJs, can be found below:

  1. Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
  2. Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
  3. The Killers – Mr. Brightside
  4. The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
  5. Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
  6. Five – Everybody Get Up
  7. Junkie XL Elvis Presley – Little less conversation
  8. Pharrell Williams – Happy
  9. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  10. David Bowie – Let's Dance

The survey also asked its wedding DJs what the worst wedding request songs they’ve ever received are. Responses included ‘Gold Digger’ by Kanye West, ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ by Queen, ‘Killing In The Name Of’ by Rage Against the Machine, and ‘You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling’ by The Righteous Brothers.

Russ Morgan, co-founder at Bidvine, said, “It appears to be a real worry for brides and grooms on what type of music to play at their wedding. After all most weddings have a variety of guests, ranging from older grandparents to young kids, so it’s hard to pick music that will appeal to everyone. From what our DJs have said in our guide a good mix of music artists from different decades is key, along with family friendly, well-known songs to get people up and moving.

“The worst requests really made us chuckle, some at first you think shouldn’t be deemed bad, but then when you think of the lyrics you realise why they’re inappropriate. Hopefully engaged couples will find our lists and guide helpful and make planning their wedding a little less stressful. Our roster of wedding DJs are fantastic and it only takes a few clicks to get multiple quotes from DJs in your area, so no time is wasted approaching them separately.”

Based on the feedback, Bidvine has created a wedding music guide for all you brides-to-be. To view the guide, plus the full list of the best and worst wedding dance songs, simply visit their website here. And for more advice on picking your wedding music, take a long at their handy infographic.

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