Thanks Playfulinnc! We had the swing band do two 45 minute sets before we launched into the music from the cds. In between the sets we had toasts and after the swing music, J and I cut the cake. We had little kids there so we didn't want to wait until the end of the night to cut the cake. It was 9:30pm by the time the cake was cut so we only needed to have an hour and a half worth of music. This is purely from memory so I'm giving you highlights. Please know that our musical tastes seem to be stuck in the 90's.
At Last (Etta James) - This was our second first dance. Since we didn't feel like dictating to the swing band what to play first we wanted to have one first dance to swing music and another after the cake cutting.
The Chicken Dance - So cheesy but you know what? It gets the old folks on the dance floor.
Baby Got Back (Sir Mix A Lot)- You know what gets the young folks on the dance floor? I don't care if you don't like rap. Play this song.
Downtown: the remix (Petula Clark)
Finally (CeCe Peniston)
Don't Cry For Me Argentia: the remix (Madonna)
Blister in the Sun (Violent Femmes) - Yes we did grow up in the 80s. We knew all the words.
Groove is in the Heart (Dee-lite)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) - Completely inappropriate for a wedding but the power of I Will Survive to get folks on the dance floor cannot be denied.
Living on a Prayer (Bon Jovi) - It was this or Sweet Home Alabama to throw our bouquets.
We Are Family (Sister Sledge) - This came from Pleather and Leeanne's wedding where everyone formed a circle around the wedding couple to end the evening.