LMFAO, Etta James, and Fatboy Slim: Expert Playlist

Need help narrowing down your song selections for the wedding reception? Each week, Bridal Party asks a local music pro to whip up a genius playlist to get your guests’ feet on the dance floor. This week’s expert: Shelli Lord-Cinotti of the band NightLife

For the past few weeks, several area DJs have provided their dream wedding reception playlists. Today, we asked Shelli Lord-Cinotti, leader of the wedding dance band NightLife to share her group’s recent favorites.

Listen to Lord-Cinotti’s playlist on Spotify (if you don’t have Spotify, download it here).

Bridal Party Entrance: “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé, featuring Jay-Z

Couple’s Entrance: “Right Here, Right Now” by Fatboy Slim

First Dance: “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones

Father/Daughter Dance: “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw

Mother/Son Dance: “Don’t Blink” by Kenny Chesney

Cake Cutting Song: “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor

Song to Play During Dinner: “Your Love Is King” by Sade

Song to Get Everyone on the Dance Floor: “Party Rock” by LMFAO, Lauren Bennett, GoonRock

Slow Song: “At Last” by Etta James

Last Dance: “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” by Journey

Did you have an amazing wedding playlist? Send it to us at and we’ll post it on the blog!

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