Picking the right music for your big day can be a daunting task. Trying to craft the perfect music line-up that will get all your guests dancing the night away is a bit more complicated than throwing all your favourite songs together into a playlist. But fear not, we’re here to help.

Your playlist will depend on what type of wedding reception you have and what kind of atmosphere you want to create. From the precious first dance to the music choices that will encompass the rest of the evening, we’ve compiled a list of song suggestions to suit any wedding.

The First Dance

The first dance at a wedding takes its inspiration from the days of Kings and Queens, when they used the first dance to open a ball or a special event. Today, this tradition takes the form of the bride and groom taking that first step onto the dance floor to open their wedding reception with a show of their love and the commitment they’ve just made to each other.

The song choice for this pinnacle dance is important. Some couples might opt to use ‘their’ song, one that has some significance and meaning in their relationship, others might not have a song like this to draw on. If this includes you, here’s a list of fantastic potential first dance songs:

  • Beautiful – James Blunt
  • Everything – Michael Bublé
  • I’m a Believer – The Monkees
  • Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
  • It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
  • Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  • Perfect - Ed Sheeran
  • She’s Electric – Oasis
  • Stand by Me – Ben E King
  • Still the One – Shania Twain
  • When You Say Nothing at All – Ronan Keating
  • Wonderwall – Oasis

Wedding Dance

Rock Out with Classic Ballads

Ballads are some of the most iconic songs out there, they can get an entire crowd on its feet dancing and singing along to the powerful lyrics. Your wedding reception would feel incomplete without incorporating a few of these impressive numbers into its repertoire, here are a few suggestions of ballads perfect for a reception:

  • Angels – Robbie Williams
  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  • Every Breath You Take – The Police
  • I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
  • Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
  • We are the Champions – Queen

Israeli Dancing 

If you’re looking for the perfect blend of traditional and personal elements to your wedding, then The Talent can help. Our Jewish wedding band have a reputation for first class entertainment worldwide and have thousands of performances at weddings and mitzvahs under our belt. So, if you’re looking for a Jewish wedding band in London, The Talent have everything you’re looking for. We can provide you with classic party music, and a line-up of Hora Medley including:

  • Siman Tov
  • Moshiach
  • Hevenu Shalom Alecheim
  • Mazel Tov
  • Dodi Li
  • Hava Nagila
  • Erev Shel Shoshanim
  • Oseh Shalom

Party ‘til the Early Hours

For those who want to give their guests a true night to remember, you need to get those party anthems going all night long. Here are our suggestions for songs that can keep that party rockin’ until the wee hours:

  • All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
  • American Idiot – Green Day
  • Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  • Born This Way – Lady Ga Ga
  • Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran
  • Disco Inferno – The Trammps
  • Domino – Jessie J
  • Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
  • Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
  • Drive By - Train
  • Highway to Hell – ACDC
  • I Don’t Feel Like Dancing – Scissor Sisters
  • Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • Mamma Mia – Abba
  • Moves like Jagger – Maroon 5
  • Shine – Take That
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • This Is Me- The Greatest Showman
  • We Will Rock You - Queen
  • M.C.A. – Village People

Rocking Out

Get Down with Rat Pack

Get swinging to some jazzy tunes with our line-up of Rat Pack songs. Perfect for those wanting to take a step back in time at their wedding reception:

  • Autumn Leaves
  • Blue Monk
  • Dancing on The Ceiling
  • Dream A Little Dream of Me
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Have You Met Miss Jones?
  • I Love You
  • Mr Bojangles
  • Out of Nowhere
  • Satin Doll
  • Straight No Chaser
  • Take Five
  • That’s Amore
  • When I Fall in Love
  • You Are the Sunshine of My Life

Jazz Instruments

With over 500 hundred songs in our repertoire, including all of those listed above, The Talent have what it takes to make your wedding reception a truly special one. And if you have a particular song in mind that’s not listed, get in touch. We’d be happy to hear your song suggestions and see what we can do for you.

When you hire The Talent to perform at your big day, you can rest assured that you’re getting a truly custom experience that perfectly emphasises your special day being centred around you and your guests. The Talent is a multi-functional band with many configurations that will suit all of your entertainment needs. Whether you want a Jazz and Swing band formation, Bandeoke or even a full 12-piece show band, The Talent can make it happen for you. If you’re looking for party band hire in London, or a wedding band in London, contact The Talent today.

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