10 Songs You Won't Hear at Weddings (But Should!)

Each week, we feature music recommendations from Scratch Weddings, the nation's leader with the best wedding DJs at affordable prices. This week's post comes from DJ Z, a Chicago native known for creating his own unique style of mashups, remixes, and party breaks at every social and corporate event he headlines. His eyes never come off the dance floor, guaranteeing that he'll play the music you want, not just what he wants to play! His professional personality, can-do attitude, and drive for success has led him to perform all over the world, including events for The Bacardi Live Tour with Mix Master Mike, Norwegian Cruise Line, Nike, McDonald's, and many more.  

bride and groom dancing
Photo Credit: Kimberly Chau Photography

Weddings are a special time for the bride, groom and their families, so most couples want to make sure their special day is unique and reflective of their style and personalities. However, when it comes to music, most couples tend to play it safe. But why not get a little creative here and throw your guests a few musical curve balls that will surprise and delight them all the way to the dance floor?

These are just a few of the songs you probably won’t here at a typical wedding reception — but you should! Use the list below to impress your friends and the DJ when you request them for your wedding. Leave your guests remembering the beautiful ceremony, food, décor and, most importantly, how they never got off the dance floor all night!

► "Black Betty" – Ram Jam
► "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" – Whitney Houston
► "Into The Groove" – Madonna
► "Dance With Me" – 112
► "All Right Now "– Free
► "Because the Night" – Patti Smith Group
► "(I Just) Died In Your Arms" – Cutting Crew
► "Get Up Offa That Thing" – James Brown
► "Rhythm Is a Dancer" – Snap
► "Sharp Dressed Man" – ZZ Top