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bertine and gwangi are planning their wedding, and gwangi made an interesting post about reception music.

It got me to thinking about music that I always hear at weddings... like no matter who's wedding, or how old they are. Wedding reception staples if you will.

I started wondering if those were just local traditions in my own tiny corner of my country, or if some of these are also pretty standard elsewhere.

The Bird Dance
A polka or five
Boney M's Rasputin

What's a wedding reception staple in your area?

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joeymichaels
Jun. 25th, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
The Electric Slide

Is "The Bird Dance" the same as "The Chicken Dance?"
sharya
Jun. 25th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
Yes, I think they are the same - we just grew up with it being called the bird dance, and all the dj's always knew which one the kids meant.

In any event, I mean this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ich7aSuDGZg

I know The Electric Slide has been a big one in forever, but it seriously does not make appearances locally! I hope lots of people respond - it will be so interesting to hear about other people's reception traditions :P
tamaraland
Jun. 25th, 2011 05:31 pm (UTC)
Those are all pretty much standards even here. There's massive variation in the dance with the father and first couple dance though.
sharya
Jul. 2nd, 2011 07:25 am (UTC)
Apparently lj decided not to email me this comment!

What kind of variation are we talking about here?
tamaraland
Jul. 2nd, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
They seem to go more for pace than content. My dad had said many times he did not want to do a dance at my wedding. Then suddenly he did. The DJ chose "Murderer" from Rhianna, which was too weird so I stopped him. Then he switched to Don't want to miss a thing" from Aerosmith. Still weird but better.

The DJ totally didn't want to use the < href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CYI5bKZMes" target="_blank">song we picked for our first dance as a couple</a>, and had suggested something from Bon Jovi, and even that awful Black Velvet song from Alannah Myles. He eventually gave in but said that "NOBODY uses music like that".
sharya
Jul. 4th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
Ok, that's just too funny really! Because Black Velvet really says I love you :P

And Murderer? LoL Oh my goodness!

Very interesting traditions indeed!
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