Many of us make lists of the music we want to play at our wedding reception, but we may not realise the true storytelling power of wedding ceremony music. To most of us, hearing strains of some of these songs puts us immediately in mind of nuptials. Few would deny that music plays an important part in every wedding, whether it is religious or civil. No matter whether traditional or modern, beautifully chosen music adds to the atmosphere and character of every wedding ceremony.
Thinking about your music choice and playlist at your wedding can be daunting. After all, you have a large number of guests to cater for and you will need to create a playlist with something for everyone.
You may not have a karaoke at your wedding, but that won’t stop guests crooning along to their favourite tracks. No wedding is complete without a packed-out dance floor of tipsy guests prepared to sing their hearts out. Therefore, which songs are sure-fire hits that guests of every age know the lyrics to?
Your wedding day is celebration and no great party is complete without some fab music! If you’re looking for some guaranteed floor fillers on your big day take look at the list we’ve compiled below.
Top 10 Cheesy Pop Songs
If you’re looking for cheese, you’ve come to the right place.
Although many people do their absolute best to avoid hearing these songs, you have to admit that some of these are timeless bangers that will be remembered for years to come.
Creating your wedding playlist is hard, but your guests will never forgive you if don’t include at least one of these fabulous pop songs in your celebrations.
Below we have compiled a list of the Top 10 Cheesiest Hits we could think of! Some have routines to go with the words – you best get practising.
We guarantee that everyone at your reception will know the dance, and although it might be the ultimate cheese, all your guests will be on the dance floor (trust us)!
Y.M.C.A. – The Village People
An absolute timeless classic which will always be included in any party playlist. Recognisable just from those beginning beats that will probably make your skin crawl.
You already know the dance routine – so you are sure to know the words… “It’s fun to stay at the…”
Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Close your eyes and imagine you’re wearing a sleeveless shirt and dungarees… “Toora Loora Toora Loo-Rye-Aye…”
Believe it or not, this was the biggest-selling hit of 1982, and even barged Billie Jean off the top spot. This song is just classic 80’s and don’t we just love it!
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
Ever a popular choice at weddings and even more so for couples first dance choice. You can’t help but admit that this Robin Hood title soundtrack is just a tad Lincolnshire cheesy.
You Spin Me Round – Dead or Alive
A song that has been re-released so many times that all of your guests are sure to know it! This is another classic 80’s hit and is one sure to get your guests spinning on the dance floor.
Mmmm Bop – Hanson
The epitome of the 90’s, this song, no matter where it is playing, makes everyone get up and jig (or at least tap their foot). What’s cheesier that three American children singing pop? OK, four…
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham
Ah yes, Wham. Tight shorts, air-guitar, cut-off gloves, bad hair and a LOT of clapping; what were they thinking? It’s still a banger though.
Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
This cover of Queen’s ‘Under Pressure’ somehow became the first ‘rap’ song to ever top the pop chart, and some of us like to show off the fact that we still remember the words.
Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
A song so cheesy it has become the punchline to a world-wide, potentially never-ending online joke, where links to web pages are instead attached to Rick’s soulful sound! Yes getting Rick rolled surely is bound to happen to you one day.
Dragostea Din Tei – O-Zone
“Mai ai hee, Mai ai huu, Mai ai haa, Mai ai haa haa..” The video to this song featured the Moldovan pop group O-Zone dancing and smiling on the wing of a flying aeroplane… and was a number one hit all around Europe in 2004.
We can’t seem to remember why. Perhaps its catchy intro?
Dancing Queen – ABBA
No wedding reception would be complete without a little bit of Abba!
However, it must be said that in terms of cheese, this is just about as far away from Philadelphia or Baby Bel as you’ll get – vintage stuff!
If you have any particular favourites, as ever, we would love to hear them!