Subject: Add Safety Dance

… to the list of wedding music!!! SSSSSS— AAAAAA— FFFFFFF— EEEEEE— TTTTTTT— YYYYYY— SAFETY DANCE!

This was the email that I got from Mr. Peep today. And I have to admit—this song wouldn’t be on my list!! But I am totally OK with that! I am just excited that Mr. Peep is excited to bust a move on the dance floor!

Here’s the thing: up until a wedding last June, I could NEVER get Mr. Peep on the dance floor. It almost made me want to break up with him at his cousin’s wedding. Seriously, this Peep likes to bust a move (like the white girl I am) whenever I get the chance. I couldn’t marry someone who didn’t dance.

Enter DJ David.

Amazing doesn’t even begin to describe him. Mr. Peep was out on the dance floor ALL NIGHT LONG!! I don’t know how DJ David did it, other than playing an amazing list of music. But he saved our relationship (not really, but you know what I mean)!! We practically booked him for our wedding on the spot. Within 3 days of our friends’ wedding, we had a signed contract and had paid our deposit.

Here’s evidence of the dancing Peeps. We’re in the corner. Me grooving out with my eyes closed, and Mr. Peep with his curly hair and glasses:

And here’s one of my bridesmaids busting her own move.

So with the wedding countdown in full swing, we’ve both been trying to get our favorite songs on THE list. And boy, do we have different taste in music. After a long night of picking and choosing our music (and a last-minute email from Mr. Peep), I emailed our playlist to our DJ today.

In the hopes of saving someone else from spending hours compiling a list, here’s ours:

More parent friendly stuff:

  • Thank God I Am A Country Boy, John Denver
  • Come On Eileen
  • Brown Eyed Girl, Van Morrison
  • Sweet Caroline
  • Sweet Home Alabama, Skynyrd
  • Build Me Up Buttercup, The Foundations
  • Signed Sealed Delivered, Stevie Wonder
  • Can’t Always Get What You Want, Rolling Stones
  • Satisfaction, Rolling Stones
  • Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, Michael Jackson
  • Cecilia, Simon and Garfunkel

Suggestions:

  • Public Safety Announcement, The Bravery
  • Cherry Bomb, Spoon
  • I Kissed A Girl and Hot and Cold, Katy Perry (massive guilty pleasure)
  • Doorbell, White Stripes
  • Mu Man, The Killers
  • You’re Fit And You Know It, The Streets
  • Paper Planes, MIA
  • American Boy, Adele
  • Low, Flo Rida
  • I Don’t Feel Like Dancing, Scissor Sisters
  • Ignition Remix, R. Kelly
  • Tiny Dancer
  • Don’t Stop Believing, Journey
  • Paradise City, Guns ‘n’ Roses
  • Single Ladies and Crazy in Love, Beyonce
  • PYT, Michael Jackson
  • American Idiot or anything else, Green Day
  • Hollaback Girl And Bananas, Gwen Stefani
  • Let Me Clear My Throat, DJ Kool
  • Sexyback or anything by Justin Timberlake
  • Float On, Modest Mouse
  • See The World, Gomez
  • Panama, Van Halen
  • Gold Digger, Kanye West
  • Cornershop
  • Gold Frapp
  • The Arcade Fire
  • Beast Of Burden, Rolling Stones
  • Brown Sugar, Rolling Stones
  • Jump Around, House Of Pain
  • OPP
  • Body Movin’, Fat Boy Slim
  • Hungry Like The Wolf, Duran Duran
  • Missy Elliot
  • 50 Cent
  • Yeah, Usher
  • So What, Pink
  • Shaggy
  • Let Me Go On, Violent Femmes
  • Safety Dance, Men Without Hats
  • Hey Ya!, Outcast
  • Vampire Weekend
  • MGMT
  • Praise You, Fat Boy Slim
  • Groove Terminator
  • The General, Dispatch
  • Pour Some Sugar On Me
  • Foo Fighters
  • Don’t Stop The Music/Umbrella, Rihanna
  • Mercy, Duffy
  • Beastie Boys (Everything)

Slower songs:

  • La Vie En Rose, Louis Armstrong —-> 2nd To Last Song/Last Slow Dance
  • You Really Got A Hold On Me, She & Him
  • Reduce Reuse Recycle, Jack Johnson
  • Ben Harper
  • Donovan Frankenriter
  • 1234, Feist
  • Sweetest Thing, U2
  • How Sweet It Is, James Taylor
  • Make you Feel My Love/ Chasing Pavement, Adele
  • Put Your Records On, Corrine Bailey Rae
  • Come Away With Me, Norah Jones

Hope you enjoy!!

Do you and your fiance agree on music? Anyone else find an absolutely amazing DJ that you are stoked about?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Peep Toe

Location:
San Francisco
Wedding Date:
May 2014
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    FutureMrs_S 22 posts, Newbee @ 9:49 am

    Its really funny! FH and I are totally in sync when it come to music…except for Country…he totally loves it, and while I enjoy a good hoe down as much as the next pseudo country fan, he is total redneck. Good thing is he doesn’t enjoy dancing to it so it want a problem not to have much of it at the wedding. Looking at our budget we skimped on everything EXCEPT the DJ…so you can see how excited we are to boogie woogie on the big day!

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    mascara 859 posts, Busy bee @ 9:57 am

    Thanks for the list. I am totally going to use some of it so I don’t have to spend a ton of time picking out songs!

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    bearcub 1561 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:03 am

    That’s so hilarious he sent you that email!! :)
    I love getting random emails like that from my fiancé ;)
    He can dance if he wants to, right?

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    stiletto 903 posts, Busy bee @ 10:13 am

    This a fabulous list of songs, thank you! :)

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    taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:17 am

    That’s awesome! I love your list. I am really pushing to hear “Wind it Up”, by Gwen Stefani. My family loves the sound of music and I still can’t get over her sampling the yodeling goat herd song! The beat is so fun too!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qHtkWyNvgU

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    quiche 3150 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:21 am

    Your first list of Parent Friendly Music matches ours EXACTLY! & trust me, THOSE are the songs that get everyone on the dance floor!

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    dddd89 497 posts, Helper bee @ 10:23 am

    Don’t Stop Believin is the best song ever!!!

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    sambasoo79 76 posts, Worker bee @ 10:30 am

    What a timely post – this is on my to do list for this weekend!! Great list and THANK YOU for saving me some time : )

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    Andrea, Guest @ 10:37 am

    This song is so fun and cracks me up! Maybe y’all could learn some of the moves from the video! Did I just see a chicken head mask??

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    Vee, Guest @ 10:56 am

    My matron of honor has insisted on doing the safety dance with me at my wedding.

    Because if you don’t dance, then you’re no friend of mine!

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    KateMW 2704 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:33 am

    Is it sad that my list is all of your “parent friendly” music? I’m such a dork. I love old music and I rarely listen to anything made in the last two years…except U2.

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    frenchbulldog 7726 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 12:47 pm

    I cannot thank you enough for this list… I’ve been having a song list block lately and I know I need to get started on it. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! As I was reading your list I sounded like this “yes, yes, um YEAH, yes, DUH, yes…” You get the idea :)

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    SpinningJenny 557 posts, Busy bee @ 3:08 pm

    I’m not even kidding, I think Mr. Spin would die of joy on the spot if I let him pick Let Me Clear My Throat by DJ Kool for our first dance. ^_^

    Awesome list! There are so many songs on there that we’re putting on our list!

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    Lili, Guest @ 5:50 pm

    This is fabulous! Yes, the music part is hard for us because we are both musicians and major music lovers… and our music is not necessarily our parents’ music. Although you never know, I might just be able to picture my dad getting down to Gwen Stefani.

    I have to say though, You Really Got A Hold On Me may not be a good choice for a wedding. Fabulous song, but that is one twisted codependent relationship being described, and just seems like bad wedding karma. ;)

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    JennyBryde 1168 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:00 am

    What a great list of songs, and I love the Safety Dance!!!

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    Emily, Guest @ 9:24 pm

    I’m not sure if it’s the same one, but we are in the Bay and had a DJ by the same name. He does clubs around the area and he was SO GOOD. I hope it’s the same person, because man-o-man, he’s awesome! Everybody loved him, even the older set. And people were upset when we had to go.

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    doublemint921 499 posts, Helper bee @ 10:45 am

    wow ths list will be so helpful! thanks for sharing! :)

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