Creating The Ultimate Funk & Soul Wedding Playlist
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Creating The Ultimate Funk & Soul Wedding Playlist

One of the most satisfying parts of getting married is watching your friends and family enjoying themselves on the dance floor during the wedding reception.

The best way to ensure the guests at the reception put their dancing shoes on is by having a great playlist.

This post will share a few classic funk and soul tracks that are always a hit at wedding receptions.

Let’s check them out!

Time to get funky

Nothing will get your guests collective booties moving faster than a classic funk song.

Funk tracks are fun to dance to and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

There are plenty of great funk tracks to choose from but here are a few of our favourites:

Dee-Lite – Groove is in the Heart

I challenge anyone to not enjoy this psychedelic funk track!

It was a worldwide hit and will be recognised by guests of all ages.

The best part of playing this track is watching older relatives and friends attempt to remember their favourite 1970s disco moves.

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

Uptown Funk was one of the hottest tracks of 2014.

It is an excellent choice for a wedding reception because it will draw people of all ages onto the dance floor.

You might even discover that some guests have learnt Bruno’s dance moves.

This track is also a great choice if you intend to have a choreographed dance featuring all of the groomsmen.

Rick James – Superfreak

Yes, this is a slightly cheesy track, but it is undeniably catchy!

You will be surprised by the number of guests that storm the dance floor when this track is played.

The Commodores – Brick House

This song has one of the most satisfying grooves of any 1970s funk track.

Most people know the words and it is a lot of fun to dance to.

Jackson 5 – I want you back

Nothing will bring a smile to the face of your guests faster than this catchy track.

Most people know the words and it pumps out some seriously positive vibes.

Getting Soulful

Soul music is a perfect choice for a wedding reception.

Classic soul tracks by Sam Brown, Barry White, The Isley Brothers, Luther Vandross and other artists can add a bit more romance and nostalgia to your special day.

Soul songs are particularly useful for getting older guests onto the dance floor and having fun.

Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On

This song just oozes style and romance.

It is the perfect track for getting couples onto the dance floor and is often requested at wedding receptions.

There are also some great remixes of this song, which make it more suitable for a younger audience.

Barry White – Can’t Get Enough of Your Love

This is one of Barry White’s more upbeat tracks.

It is a great song for encouraging couples onto the dance floor and works well for special moments during the reception like the arrival of the couple to the reception.

Etta James – At Last

This is one of the most romantic songs ever written and is often used in wedding receptions.

It is a great choice for the arrival of the bride and groom or their first dance together.

Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours

This song works well at any stage during the reception, but is particularly fun as a final song of the night.

John Legend – Wanna Be Loved

John Legend has developed a reputation for his silky smooth voice and this track really shows it off.

It is an excellent song to play during dinner music or as people enjoy their first couple of drinks.

Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

This is another classic track that everyone will know.

If you are looking for an upbeat song for the bride and groom dance, this is a great choice.

Thanks for reading Creating the Ultimate Funk and Soul Wedding Playlist.

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Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is one of the UK's premier wedding DJs and the winner of multiple industry awards and accolades. His favourite wedding song? Love Shack of course - a guaranteed floor filler! You can find him on Twitter at

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