Friday Favourites | Wedding Disco Playlist

We asked a professional wedding DJ to reveal his most popular first dance songs and our wedding venue team tell us which songs would keep them dancing all night long.

Friday Favourites | Wedding Disco Playlist |

Wedding discos are brilliant – where else would you encounter grannies giving the 20-somethings a run for their money on the dance floor alongside little kids going crazy to Gangnam Style? As the hosts of your wedding you’ll want everyone to be up, dancing and having a great time; but with several generations of musical taste to accommodate, how do you keep the party jumping?

First dance

First things first, the first dance! To kick off the evening, the wedding couple traditionally take to the floor to trip the light fantastic. Last week we shared with you the first dance songs of our real life brides and grooms. This week, we have asked DJ Adrian Hughes to share with us his most requested first dance songs:

“I have been a professional DJ since 1992 and have seen many changes in music styles over the years. Here are, not only my recently requested songs, but also the most requested first dance songs over the last 21 years.”

Adrian’s top 5 first dance songs

1.  The Time Of My Life by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes.

The theme from Dirty Dancing is a timeless classic, which over the years has been requested as a mix of first dances, last dances and in the main part of the night.

2.  I Dont Want To Miss A Thing by Aerosmith

3.  Make You Feel My Love by Adele

4.  Amazed by Lonestar

5.  A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

Thanks Adrian! Now, with the first dance over, the party can really get started. Our team of wedding venue advisers have been to one or two weddings in their time, so we asked them to tell us which songs would get them out of their seats and busting some moves...

bride having the time of her life at Curradine Barns in Worcestershire |

Top 10 wedding disco songs

1. Crazy In Love – Beyonce

2. I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas

3. I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – The Arctic Monkeys

4. Mr Brightside – The Killers

5. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

6. Proud Mary – Tina Turner

7. Superstitious – Stevie Wonder

9. Dancing Queen – Abba

10. Timewarp – Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack

What’s your number one wedding disco song?

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