Beach Boys- Wouldn’t it be Nice
Iron & Wine- Such Great Heights
Bird and the Bee- One on One
The Raveonettes- My Boyfriends Back
Cake-Strangers in the Night
Bird and the Bee- Kiss on my List
Nouvelle Vague- I Melt with You
Death Cab for Cutie- Earth Angel
Cat Power- Wonderwall
Junkyard Dogs- I Wanna Be your Boyfriend
The Gossip- Careless Whisper
She & Him- You Really Got a Hold On Me
Music was one of the most important parts of mine and Kristie’s wedding day. We spent many hours pouring over our favourite music searching for the the perfect songs to create the most danceable playlists. One of the last songs we added was ‘The Clapping Song’ by Shirley Ellis. We figured, who doesn’t like handclaps? The answer to that is… nobody! Sorry, that’s kinda double negative-y, but you get the point. People danced! I mean, sweaty, crazy hand clappy, head shakey dancing. It was awesome.
Every artist should have at least one song that includes handclaps. Statement.
Florence + The Machine ‘Dog Days are Over’*
*do you know how I know I’m old? Just yesterday, I said “Hey this is a pretty good song, who is this?”
The album ‘Lungs’ by Florence + the Machine was released in the UK in 2009. Songs from the album were featured on shows like Community and Gossip Girl, as well as Jennifer’s Body starring Megan Fox. I like to keep things current.
Noah and the Whale ’5 years time’
It’s a little twee, but hey aren’t we all?
Patrick Wolf ‘The Magic Position’
Keeping up the twee.
The Cure ‘Close to Me’
This is the last one like this. I promise I will move back to something a bit more classic. However, Belle and Sebastian may make an appearance later on down the line.
The Cure segues nicely into this. I swear I thought this was a Love Cats cover when I first heard it.
Outkast ‘Rosa Parks’
The real handclappin’ doesn’t start until about 2:48, but hoooo boy when it does…
Rose Royce ‘Car Wash’
From Rosa Parks to Rose Royce, that ladies and gentlemen is what you call a segue.
Archie Bell ‘Tighten Up’
This guy made nothing but the best dance songs.
The Gorillaz ‘Dirty Harry’
Maaan, did I get sick of this album, but since that would be The Gem’s(bar I used to work in) fault and not the band’s, here you go.
Pelle Carlberg ‘Clever Girls Like Clever Boys Much More Than Clever Boys Like Clever Girls’
That took a really long time to type.
Belle and Sebastian ‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’
The boy with the arab strap likes the girl with the arab strap more than the girl with the arab strap likes the boy with the arab strap.
Simon and Garfunkel ‘Cecelia’
I’m realizing more and more, I like way too many Paul Simon songs.
Gary Glitter ‘I’m the Leader of the Gang’
I was going to end on this one and then I felt bad for making Gary Glitter’s face the last thing you saw in this post, so I put a cute kitty video right afterwards. Your welcome. Also if you have any clapping song suggestions please leave them in the comments.