Certain pop songs hit the radio airwaves with incredible impact. Not only are they popular among trendy listeners, but they also demonstrate staying power. They emerge as pop hits for the day but for all time, too! So, this week, we here at Dream City Music would like to share more of our bets on what tunes from the 2010s so far will outlast the decade. We believe you’ll see people grooving to these songs at a wedding tomorrow, at a wedding in 2020, and beyond!
1. “Rather Be” – Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
“Rather Be” sheds the typical trappings of modern dance music. Avoiding rapped lyrics, rumbling bass, and basic beats, this tune is an orchestral, funky, and infectious wedding dance gem for everyone. The song begins with a surprisingly elegant string melody. The soulful vocals then begin, accompanied by the string melody reflected on some bubbly synthesizers. Drums build into the chorus which hits with the grace and force of even Earth, Wind, and Fire’s most legendary hooks. The positive message of peace in togetherness is universally relatable on the wedding day, so, be sure to consider playing this one at your reception!
2. “Best Day of My Life” – American Authors
Then, speaking of songs that exude positivity, the indie pop song “Best Day of My Life” seems like it was written for wedding days. The lyrics speak of a once-in-a-lifetime celebration with loved ones while African-inspired beats play. Decorated with a number of other different whimsical instruments including banjo, tubular bells, and electric guitar, the song feels like a giant, giddy music box. Not only will it bring friends and family out to the wedding dance floor, but it also makes for an energizing and inspiring song to close your ceremony with a bang. “Best Day of My Life” is an endlessly fun and flexible song for you and your loved one on your best day!
3. “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Taking the world by storm with its retro boogie sound and crisp modern production, “Uptown Funk” is a wedding dance song for the ages. The song’s numerous catchy vocal melodies allow everyone to sing along while they groove their hearts out. While the song’s lyrics are hardly self-serious, the powerful brass section and bass guitar mean business. Even the very structure of “Uptown Funk” is a blast, breaking out into a funk frenzy to end the final chorus. Reportedly going through several iterations and drafts, it is clear Ronson and Mars wanted a timeless sound, and they achieved it. Whether your wedding is weeks away or years off, “Uptown Funk” will make for an immortal addition to your playlist.
When these masters of pop music write their next big single, they aim to create something unforgettable. Why not treat your wedding day the same way? We here at Dream City Music hope you’ll find joy and excitement every minute you spend listening to these tunes, today, tomorrow, and ten years from now.
And whether your planning has just begun or the music is the final piece you need for your wedding day, consider Dream City Music. We have string musicians, DJs, and our personal experience ready to help make your day special in any way we can! Book us today!
Thank you for reading! Happy planning!
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