25 Most Popular Wedding Songs

Entertainment extraordinaire Andy Kushner shares his client's most frequently requested tunes, guaranteed to keep guests dancing 'til the sun comes up

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Andy Kushner Entertainment

“Creating a good song list is more than just picking your favorite songs. You should choose music that will build and maintain the energy level throughout the event. Also, think about the demographics of the crowd who’ll be dancing. Try not to scandalize your older relatives, though that’s becoming harder to do since people are less put off by risque language than they used to be. The most important thing is to choose music that reflects your personal story or the overall feeling you want to convey.”

Click on the song titles for a 30-second preview in iTunes.

1. At Last by Etta James

2. Bad Romance by Lady Gaga

3. Billy Jean by Michael Jackson

4. California Gurls by Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dog

5. Can't Take My Eyes Off You by Franki Valli

6. Crazy in Love by Beyoncé

7. DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love by Usher

8. Don't Stop Believin' by Journey

9. Good Times by Chic

10. I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas

11. I Want You Back by Jackson 5

12. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor

13. Into the Groove by Madonna

14. Lady Marmalade by Patti Labelle

15. Let's Get It Started by Black Eyed Peas

16. Livin' on a Prayer by Bon Jovi

17. Poker Face by Lady Gaga

18. Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus

19. September by Earth, Wind & Fire

20. Shake Your Body Down by The Jacksons

21. Shout by The Isley Brothers

22. Single Ladies by Beyoncé

23. Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch by The Four Tops

24. Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

25. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC

This article appears in the Winter/Spring 2011 issue of Washingtonian Bride & Groom

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