The Best Playlist for Your Wedding

Coming up with wedding music for your special day doesn’t have to be so complicated. There are a few principles you can follow to ensure your guests have a great time. Simple ideas such as having variety in your wedding music or being familiar with your guests’ tastes in music can help compile an exciting playlist that’ll keep them dancing throughout the night.

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The average number of guests at a wedding ranges from 133-143 people. That’s a lot of different tastes to account for. Thus, it is important to have a nice variety of music. This includes different genres of music, different moods, and music from different time periods.

The last suggestion is to take the older guests into consideration. After all, older guests are most likely to leave the wedding first. To remedy this, it is recommended to play earlier songs from the 40s, 50s, and 60s while mixing in some more recent songs, too. Then, the last hour of the wedding can be filled with modern music. Old classics that appeal to most generations include “Teddy Bear” (Elvis), “You Can’t Hurry Love” (Supremes), and “Great Balls of Fire” (Jerry Lee Lewis).

Rather than having your DJ or wedding band guess which songs will entertain your guests, however, it is likely that you know what sort of tastes your guests will have better than anyone. If you’re not too familiar with some of them, you can ask each guest to name one song they’d like to dance to on your reply card. This is perhaps the easiest way to find out exactly what kind of artists should be included in the playlist.

Another idea is to start the dancing right after the main course. Although it is tradition to dance after the wedding cake, it has become a recent trend to start the party a little earlier. In fact, some weddings start the dancing right after the bridge and groom are announced.

The best way to encourage others to dance is to ask your bridal party to dance and ask the guests to dance. This is because people generally find comfort in participating in activities the majority is part of. Be sure to use this to your advantage.

Finally, here are a couple of songs from each era that your wedding band could play for your guests. Modern songs include “Crazy in Love” (Beyonce) and “The Way Your Move” (Outkast). 80s includes “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” (Michael Jackson) and “Blister in the Sun” (Violent Femmes). 70s includes “Miss You” (The Rolling Stones) and “Good Times” (Chic). 60s includes “Let’s Stay Together” (Al Green) and “Twist & Shout” (Beatles). 50s include “The Twist” (Chubby Checker) and “Only You” (Platters). 40s includes “It Had to Be You” and “The Way You Look Tonight” (both by Frank Sinatra).

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Choosing the Right Amplifier

The person’s love for music makes him decide to purchase an amplifier either for his or her car’s audio system or for his or her own music room. These aren’t just simple speakers and one should note that it should not compromise the quality of the sound you want to amplify.

There are several things to consider when choosing the right amplifier. These would become your basis to acquire the amplifier that your truly need.

First and foremost make sure that your amplifier is properly matched with the speakers of your sound system. One can be done through the use of RMS Power Rating. This is to make sure that your speakers can handle the power the amplifier offers

Another thing to be considered would be the power of the amplifier. This is one of the first things being asked whenever someone wants to buy DOD Amplifiers. One should be knowledgeable enough of the Ohm’s load or impedance capability which means the resistance of the current flow presented by a speaker and being measured in ohms. Take note that the user of the amplifier will always load it with the maximum specified impedance (4 ohms). The higher impedance that will be loaded, the lesser the power the amplifier can have. It would be of great help if you know how are the speakers to be installed to have any idea how many ohms will be loaded. Usual presentation would be ‘4 ohm stable’ or “stable down to 2 ohms’, etc. This is going to be confusing so the sales person can help you out with it.

Last thing that should be noted would be the filters of the amplifiers. It can be low pass or high pass. The low pass filters will be routed to the subwoofers while the high pass to the midrange and tweeters.

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The 80s and 90s Ballads

There are lot of songs that make me smile, mostly are from the 80s and 90s. They remind me of my younger years, my naughtiness and all…doing opposite of what my parents taught me, sneaking for a date, cutting classes (yes, I did that too) and doing stupid mistakes but I learned a ton of things as well. I learned to be independent, responsible and hardworking.

I have this MP3 compilation of the 80s and 90s ballads and my favorite is More Than You’ll Ever Know by Michael Ruff.

So mellow for the week’s Girls Talk theme, huh? But it is perfect for Sunday Song. It is not the song per se but it’s the story behind that makes me smile, the years when I was young, happy and foolish. And now that my daughter will be on her tweens in just a few years, I want to walk in her shoes again that were once mine. By doing so, I know I will be able to understand her while experiencing this confusing stage of growing up and together we will listen to the 80s and 90s ballads. Oh yeah, she loves them too. 🙂

 

 

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It Brought Me Tears

I just don’t know why but music can evoke emotions most especially when you are down and heart broken. When you just lost someone and heard mellow music, it makes you more depressed and you feel like the song is meant for you and you alone. So far I haven’t experienced to cry by just listening to a song but there is this one song that makes me feel sad…Dance with My Father by Luther Vandross.

Ooops, don’t get me wrong. My father is still alive and kicking. It is just that I find everything about this song so touching; the melody, the lyrics, the thought. I am Papa’s girl and listening to this song makes me imagine bad things, if you know what I mean. And oh, listening to it now brought tears to my eyes and made me feel sad again. Waaah!

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In Love With Terrified

Is it possible to fall in love at the same time? Yes, I am falling in love again but this time it is with a song. I do not know if it is the song itself that I like or if it is because of Zachary Levi. I never knew Zachary could sing and now that I know, he is driving me crazy even more. I told hubby that if Zachary courts me (in my dreams ehehe) I would divorce him. As if we have divorce here. lol! Seriously, this song is what I listen to over and over every morning and afternoon.

Just watch this video so you would understand why this song is driving me gaga.

Terrified by Katharine McPhee and Zachary Levi.

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