The ceremony is over. The toasts are done. Your belly is full and now it's time to hit the dance floor. After you've swooned and spun during your first dance together, it's time to get this party started! But while you hope that Granny and Grandpa would want to bust a move a la "The Wedding Singer", the reality is they'll be more down to sway fancifully back and forth to some Etta James or Frank Sinatra.
So, how do you find the happy middle ground? Well, I don't think any wedding is complete without Etta or Old Blue Eyes, but the younger, more booty-shakin' crowd may want something a little ... livelier. The safest way is to find a good middle ground.
The Beatles is always a safe bet, as is Billy Joel. For a twist on the Fab Four, the "Across the Universe" soundtrack provides some poppier versions. You could throw some Death Cab for Cutie in for a dose of alternative and certainly a lil' Miss Thang Beyonce in for all your single ladies.
But one surefire way to please all your peeps? Loungy covers of current pop hits. Richard Cheese covers everything from AC/DC to Rage Against the Machine to Lil Wayne. Another good option is channeling your inner Gleek and busting out some of the show's ultra-PG covers (there's way too many to name). Jenny Owen Youngs eases out a phenomenal cover of "Hot in Herre," that is sure to only mildly offend. Rufus Wainwright's "Hallelujah" is always a crowd-pleaser.
On the reverse, there's always the option of choosing a favorite band and finding some covers they do. Examples:
And, of course, the ubiquitious Cake: "I Will Survive."
How are you going to make sure your dance floor is hoppin'? What are some of your favorite covers?