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These 8 Songs Guarantee a Packed Dance Floor at Any Wedding

Jon Holmes and Tom Wright of Philly’s Lovesick met DJing at clubs. They know a thing or two about getting a crowd moving.


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When it comes to creating your wedding playlist, your main priority should be selecting songs that everyone from grandparents to flower girls can groove to. Jon Holmes and Tom Wright of Philly’s Lovesick met DJing at clubs; they now spin tracks at 70-plus weddings a year. These are their go-to songs for getting the whole crowd moving, no “Cha Cha Slide” necessary.

“I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5
Why: The moment those piano keys drop, you know it’s time to dance — whether you’re 26 or 66.

“All My Friends” by LCD Soundsystem
Why: Seven glorious minutes of not being entirely sure what do to, culminating in 40 seconds of losing your mind.

“Tearin’ Up My Heart” by *NSYNC
Why: The pop tunes that made us the middle-schoolers we once were often lead our adult selves to the most fun on a dance floor.

“Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” by Lauryn Hill
Why: This is what happens when you combine a fun, retro 60s pop tune with the soulful edge of an ex-Fugee. Too good to be true.

“Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show
Why: This sure-thing sing-along pairs nicely with mason jars full of whiskey, and the original version plays much better than Hootie’s.

“Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z
Why: Always need to make sure there’s some Queen Bey.

“Bodak Yellow” by Cardi B.
Why: A lil’ dirty never hurt nobody. See also: “Hypnotize” by Notorious B.I.G.

“You Make My Dreams Come True” by Hall & Oates
Why: Philly represent!

Originally published as “Put These Tracks on Your Playlist” in the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of Philadelphia Wedding. Get your complimentary copy here

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