GRAMMY weekend: the votes are in!

February 10, 2017  |  published by Kate Turner

The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards are upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited! The GRAMMY’s are one of the BIGGEST nights of the year [next to our client’s wedding days, of course]! Other than finding your perfect dress, the most difficult wedding day decision can be selecting the perfect songs for every moment of your big day.  Lucky for you, we are playlist connoisseurs!  Whether you’re getting ready with your bridesmaids, cherishing your first dance, or breakin’ it down on the dance floor – we’ve picked some killer GRAMMY-winning songs to keep your ears happy all day + night!


But first, CHAMPAGNE!

It’s time to pop those bottles of bubbly and let the good times roll! While you’re sippin’ on mimosas, throw on a Spotify playlist to get the party started [don’t forget your Bluetooth speaker!].  Make sure you put together a playlist the week before your wedding with a good mix of nostalgic oldies and a LOT of Beyoncé. [You cannot start your wedding day without Queen B!] Here are our some of our favorites!


5 Grammy Award-Winning Songs to Get The Party Started

This Will Be by Natalie Cole [Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, 1975]

Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars [Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, 2010]

We Belong Together by Mariah Carey [Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, 2005]

Pusher Love Girl by Justin Timberlake [Best R&B Song, 2014]

Love on Top by Beyoncé [Best Traditional R&B Performance, 2012]



One Song to Rule Them All

Picking a first dance song that is both romantic and meaningful can be a difficult task. Whether you are looking for a classic hit, or something more contemporary, these songs are sure to leave a long lasting impression on your guests. Here is our list of timeless songs that will set the perfect mood for your first dance as husband and wife.


5 Grammy Award Winning First Dance Songs

At Last by Beyoncé [Best Traditional R&B Performance, 2009]

If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys [Best Female R&B Performance, 2004]

Come Away With Me by Nora Jones [Best Pop Vocal Album, 2002]

Cheek to Cheek by Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga [Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, 2014]

Strangers in The Night by Frank Sinatra [Best Vocal Performance Male, 1966]



The Original Dance Partner

Next comes a very special part of the evening: the father/daughter and mother/son dances. Brides and grooms should pick a song that is sweet and sincere. Still unsure what to pick?! Let us help! These songs are sure to give you all the feels [and yes, we still cry every time].


5 Grammy Award Winning Parent Dance Songs

You are The Sunshine of My Life by Stevie Wonder [Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, 1973]

Unforgettable by Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole [Song of The Year, 1991]

Daughters by John Mayer [Song of The Year, 2005]

You’ve Got a Friend by Carol King [Song of The Year, 1972]

Wide Open Spaces by Dixie Chicks [Best Country Album, 1998]




Whether you’ve hired an amazing DJ, or the area’s best cover band, music should be a high priority at your wedding reception. An empty dance floor can quickly become a vibe killer, so make sure you’ve hand selected the perfect dance playlist! Here are a few party anthems that are guaranteed to get the booty shakers and the wallflowers on their feet!


5 Grammy Award Winning Dance Floor Staples

Drunk in Love by Beyoncéfeaturing Jay Z [Best R&B Performance // Best R&B Song, 2015]

Where Are Ü Now by Justin Bieber, Skrillex, & Diplo [Best Dance Recording, 2015]

Get Lucky by Daft Punk [Record of The Year, 2013]

I Wanna Dance with Somebody by Whitney Houston [Best Female Pop Vocal, 1987]

Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars [Record of the Year, 2015]




We all know there are “those songs” people like to play at weddings. We’re talking the songs even your grandma is trying to dance to. While it may be entertaining to watch from the sidelines, no one wants to make their dance floor a side show. They may be Grammy nominated but these songs go on our permenant Do Not Play List.


Grammy Award Winning Do Not Play List

I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas [Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group, 2009]

Sure this song is a crowd pleaser, but you don’t have to be like everyone else! We say expect the unexpected!


Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot [Best Rap Solo Performance, 1992]

The only thing Baby is getting back from is the hospital. We’re looking at you Aunt Sally.


Gold Digger by Kanye West [Best Rap Solo Performance, 2005]

To avoid obvious jokes about the bride being a gold digger- just say no.


Every Breath You Take by The Police [Song of The Year, 1983]

We’re holding our breaths you don’t pick this for your first dance song.


Kiss From a Rose by Seal [Song of the Year, 1995]

The lyrics “Baby, to me, you’re like a growing addiction that I can’t deny” are reason enough to not play this. Like, please don’t Seal.


Feeling like your ready to hit the floor? Check out our Spotify playlist below to start your weekend right – and don’t forget to tune into the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night!


Kate & Company

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