Powel Crosley Estate

2021 has started off with a bang and is sure to be one of the best years yet for weddings at the Powel Crosley Estate. But what’s a good wedding without a killer playlist? There’s a lot to consider when creating your wedding’s perfect soundtrack, so here’s some songs – new and old – to consider adding that are sure to get your guests ready to cut loose on the dance floor.

Creating Your Perfect Wedding Playlist

All Time Hits

You know that song that comes on and you immediately want to dance? That’s what we call a hit. Some songs are just universally enjoyed among all wedding guests, so make sure you include a good number of everyone’s favorite hit to boogie to.  Examples include:

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars 
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Y.M.C.A. – Village People
I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston

Creating Your Perfect Wedding Playlist

Make an Entrance

The ceremony is over and now it’s time to make your grand entrance. Finding the right song to re-introduce yourself as a married couple is key. Since it’s not quite your first dance, it’s always fun to start the party off with a fun, upbeat anthem such as:

Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
Crazy in Love – Beyonce
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
Marry You – Bruno Mars
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) – James Taylor

Creating Your Perfect Wedding Playlist

Slow it Down

Celebrating is fun but sometimes a slow song is just what the party needs. These songs can be used for first dances, father/daughter dances or even just to give everyone a chance to slow down. And no wedding is complete without some sweet, romantic slow dancing. Options include:

At Last – Etta James
Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
Wonderwall – Oasis
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley

Creating Your Perfect Wedding Playlist

Call it a Night

Every celebration must come to an end, but it’s always fun to give your guests one last hurrah. The last song played at your reception is what will stick in your guests minds for years to come so it’s important to choose the right one. Some of the options for your sendoff are:

Dog Days Are Over – Florence and the Machine
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Piano Man – Billy Joel
Love Story – Taylor Swift
Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks