Playlist help

I am no music aficionado and need help with song ideas please. I want to make a playlist on Apple Music of proper cheesy tunes that make you get up and dance at a party or wedding. I hoped Apple might already have one, but had no luck with my searches. I'm talking songs that you can dance to that everyone knows, that you can sing along to etc.

Examples; Macarana, Tragedy, Amarillo, Living' on a Prayer etc

Please add your ideas ........


Kenny Logins - Footloose.

The birdie song.

I’ll get my coat.

Haha - not that cheesy!!!

A couple of my faves:

Feeeeeeeeel da Funk!

I suggest anything 70s disco or 70s funk.


YMCA- Anything by the village people really.

you tube is great for playlists;

Found this searching for “sing along songs”

If you want to keep us boomers happy then this is a must:

Earth Wind & Fire, Boogie Wonderland. Anything by, as Pancakes suggests, Kool. Best show evah in Vegas!

When we got married (almost 20 years ago ) we were in a similar situation: we're not music snobs, and we wanted to please everyone, especially given that around half the guests were our parents' generation i.e. Boomers.

I was amazed that I still have a copy of our playlist! Below are our instructions to the DJ and the song list. Hope it provides some inspiration!


We’ve roughly categorised the songs and have classified them in two different ways. Songs we’d really like to hear played have been marked with a star. The others are suggestions from our own list of personal favourites. However, we realise that due to time constraints, the mood of the crowd, and other factors not all of these songs will be played. It’s our aim (and perhaps yours, too) to keep the dance floor packed all night long, and make sure everyone has a great time!

We’re really quite flexible about the order of things, and we’d like to make it possible for our guests to request songs. So if someone REALLY wants the chicken dance or the Macarena that’s fine (if it makes them happy why rain on their parade...) but we’d like to request that you not play songs in poor taste (e.g. “it’s getting hot in here” or “the thong song”).


*Come What May – Ewan McGregor/ Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge soundtrack)

*Always – Bon Jovi

*She – Elvis Costello (Notting Hill Soundtrack)

*The River – Garth Brooks

Lady in Red – Chris de Burgh

What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

If tomorrow never comes – Garth Brooks

Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers

Nothing compares to you – Sinead O’Connor

Crazy for You – Madonna

80’s and 90’s

*Groove is in the heart – Deee-Lite

*Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams

*Like the way I do – Melissa Etheridge

*Counting Crows – Mr. Jones

*500 miles (I’m gonna be)

*Like a Prayer – Madonna (version from the Immaculate Collection)

*Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

Unbelievable – EMF

Love Shack – B-52's

The Look – Roxette

New Orleans is Sinking – Tragically Hip

Vogue – Madonna

Mysterious Ways – U2

Pride – U2

I wanna dance with somebody – Whitney Houston

Heaven is a place on Earth – Belinda Carlisle

Walk like an Egyptian – the Bangles

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

Seven – Prince

U got the look – Prince

Let’s go crazy – Prince

Holiday – Madonna

Stand – REM

Come on Eileen – Kilt or Dexy’s Midnight Runners

70’s and earlier

*Dancing Queen – Abba

*Grease Megamix – Grease Cast

*I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

*Uptown Girl – Billy Joel

*Cecilia – Simon and Garfunkel

*American Pie – Don MacLean

*You can’t hurry love – the Supremes

*Runaround Sue – Dion

*Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

*Rasputin – Boney M

Paradise By The Dashboard Light – Meatloaf

Stayin' Alive – Bee Gees

ABC – Jackson 5

Lookin' out my back door – Creedance Clearwater Revival

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Wild Thing – the Troggs

All my loving – Beatles

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen


*Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks

*This Kiss – Faith Hill

Special Songs:

Father/bride & mother/groom dance

*Stand By Me – Ben E. King

Garter Toss

*Macho Man – The Village People

Last song

*Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Some good ones there - thanks.

Thanks for all ideas so far guys!

And since my suggestions are all from almost 2 decades ago, here are a few more modern songs.

Flowers - Miley Cyrus

Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars

Single Ladies - Beyoncé

Please Don't Stop the Music - Rhianna

Born This Way - Lady Gaga

Gangnam Style - Psy

Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs

I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas

Just thought of another good one: Oh What a Night by Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

Spotify has "cheesy party song" playlists. You could probably access the lists and note down the songs with just the free version.

Anyway... Agadoo by Black Lace