The best (and worst) wedding songs, according to DJs and singers

Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune on

Published in Entertainment News

With all that in mind, we asked a group of Twin Cities DJs and singers with ample wedding experience to suggest good — and bad — songs for your big day.

More than anything, all these wedding vets stressed that the music should fall within your own wheelhouse.

"The song selection should ideally reflect the couple and their tastes — it should be something that is meaningful to them," said ace record spinner Jake Rudh, who oversees many matrimonial events in addition to his Transmission dance nights and Current radio show.

Roosevelt Mansfield, who helms weddings as DJ Digie, added, "I'm big on making sure the clients know that 'tradition' is overrated and might not represent who you are."

That sentiment aside, though, here's where the experts did offer to weigh in.

Best songs for the ceremony


"La Vie en Rose," Louis Armstrong. "I had a bride choose it and the song landed so beautifully — classic, romantic and nostalgic with a connection to all ages since it was used in the Disney movie 'Wall-E.'" (Jennifer Grimm, singer)

"With You," Tony Terry. (DJ Digie)

"Don't Stop Believin'," Journey. (Emil Campbell, singer in the R Factor)

Anything you connect with. "If Pachelbel, Bach, Beethoven aren't your normal jams, feel free to choose something you love." (Burns)


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