If you are including soul music for your wedding reception, do not overlook the Motown catalog as a resource for helping you build an epic wedding playlist that will inspire your guests to dance and bring a smile to family members of all ages.
Here are a few must-have Motown soul songs that you and your guests will absolutely LOVE:
You’re All I Need to Get By – Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell
Motown music is soulful, upscale and timeless. Part of the fun of Motown is that everyone is familiar with this genre. With a variety of beats per minute a Motown playlist provides just the right balance of energy. Plus all Motown songs are danceable, whether uptempo or slow.
As a former employee of a wedding venue, I’ve peeked in on many receptions. The majority play Top 40 songs. You got it, today’s hits, with a few special exceptions. And that’s a safe bet since there can be so many people to please and Top 40 is pretty diverse with on-trend pop, hip-hop, dance and all the other come-and-go styles that might be popular for a minute.
As a wedding guest, I’ve had the experience of sitting right next to a speaker blasting non-stop hip-hop. Hey, I enjoy hip-hop along with other genres of music, so I totally get it. And the important thing is that’s the music the bride and groom believe will make their reception as fun as possible. And the most important mission of a wedding is – you guessed it – FUN! Fun for the bride and groom, fun for the guests.
For most wedding receptions, after champagne and dinner, music is the next main course. Just like you’ll want a few food options for different tastes to enjoy, you’ll want to create a mix that will help create great memories.