Your Soundtrack | Catherine (Simple Elegance Charleston Wedding + Oldies/Shag Music/Pop/Dance Playlist))

Your Soundtrack = My response to brides asking for music help. If you would like help with music for your wedding day, contact me! I’d love to do what I can.

Today’s soundtrack is for Catherine. Here’s what Catherine had to say: “My wedding is October 6th of this year, and we’ve been trying to compile a playlist for our DJ, but don’t know where to start. My fiance and i both love pop/dance music, we also love bands like DMB, Jack Johnson, Train etc. Our family loves shag music/ motown hits and the classics. Think you can help me on getting started? We both love to have a great time, so music and the drinks were a big must have for our wedding. So with a great playlist I’m hoping to keep everyone dancing until the night ends. We live in Charleston SC so of course some shagging music will have to be included!”

Bouquet: Lisa Lefkowitz via SMP Shoes: Gary & Courtney Photography via SMP Hair: Jill Thomas Photography via Carter and Cook Champagne: Charlotte Elizabeth via SMP Trees/Lanterns: Eric Boneske via SMP

Ok Catherine, I have two confessions to make. #1) I had no idea what “shag music” was until I got your request and did a little research. 😛 #2) I got a wee bit carried away with your playlist (turns out I love shag music! He he) so your playlist is quite large. I have a dinner/cocktail hour playlist for you (with plenty of songs which could also be used for slow dances, if you so desire) and a dance party playlist to keep your guests on the dance floor. Hope it’s helpful! xo


Ella Fitzgerald – Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)
Dave Matthews Band – You & Me
Mary Wells – My Guy
Jack Johnson – Better Together
Nat King Cole – The Very Thought Of You
Train – Drops Of Jupiter
The Drifters – Under The Boardwalk
Norah Jones – The Nearness Of You
Augustana – Sweet And Low
Etta James – At Last
Ben Harper – Forever
The Platters – With This Ring
Zac Brown Band – Free
Colbie Caillat – Brighter Than The Sun
Frank Sinatra – Love Is Here To Stay
Coldplay – Green Eyes
Matt White – Best Days
Commodores – Old-Fashion Love
Dave Matthews Band – Crash Into Me
Nat King Cole – L-O-V-E
Ingrid Michaelson – Can’t Help Falling In Love
The Five Satins – In The Still Of The Night
Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat – Lucky
Train – Marry Me
Ella Fitzgerald – Cheek To Cheek
Coldplay – Til Kingdom Come
Bobby Darin – Lazy River
Jack Johnson – Do You Remember
Frank Sinatra – Witchcraft
Colbie Caillat – I Do
The Temptations – Some Enchanted Evening
Dave Matthews Band – Steady As We Go
Johnny Mathis – Wonderful! Wonderful!
Ingrid Michaelson – The Way I Am
Train – Hey Soul Sister
The Ronettes – Be My Baby
Jason Mraz – You And I Both
Bobby Darin – Beyond The Sea
Landon Pigg – Coffee Shop
Louis Armstrong – La Vie En Rose
Matt White – Love
Thurston Harris – Little Bitty Pretty One
Norah Jones – Come Away With Me
The Four Tops – Baby I Need Your Lovin’
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight
Zac Brown Band – Whatever It Is
The Impressions – It’s All Right
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Ben E. King – Stand by Me
Snow Patrol – Just Say Yes

Dance Party

General Johnson & The Chairmen of the Board – Carolina Girls
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
The Tams – Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy
James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good)
Flo Rida – Club Can’t Handle Me – Feat. David Guetta
Bruce Channel – Hey! Baby
Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
The Temptations – My Girl
The Beatles – Twist And Shout
Rihanna – Don’t Stop The Music
C+C Music Factory – Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs – Stay
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Taio Cruz – Dynamite
The Contours – Do You Love Me
Flo Rida – Low – feat. T-Pain
The Isley Brothers – This Old Heart Of Mine
Katy Perry – California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)
The Isley Brothers – Shout (Parts 1 and 2)
The Beatles – Can’t Buy Me Love
Pitbull – I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
Aretha Franklin – Respect
Britney Spears – Circus
Chubby Checker – The Twist
La Roux – Bulletproof
Kenny Loggins – Footloose
Shirley And Lee – Let The Good Times Roll
Usher – OMG feat. Will.i.Am
Chris Brown – Forever
Bill Haley & The Comets – Rock Around The Clock
Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)
Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
Lady Gaga – Just Dance
Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode
The B-52’s – Love Shack
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls Of Fire
Lady Gaga – Poker Face
Manfred Mann – Do Wah Diddy Diddy
Rihanna – Pon de Replay
Bob Segar – Old Time Rock N’ Roll
Usher – DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love feat. Pitbull
Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
Beyoncé – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Martha and the Vandellas – Dancing In the Streets
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me
General Johnson & The Chairmen of the Board – I’d Rather Be In Carolina
Pitbull – International Love Feat. Chris Brown
Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
Rihanna – We Found Love
Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs – Save the Last Dance for Me

Shayna - June 1, 2012 - 2:47 pm

I love this playlist!!!

Catherine - June 13, 2012 - 6:01 am

Thank you so much! What a great help, glad you realized you love shag music 😉

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