These are the Best Polka Songs for Weddings to get people on the dance floor! Polka music is a form of European dance music which originated in Bohemia (now an area within the Czech Republic). Polka music made its way into America with immigrants from Eastern Europe.
There are different styles of Polka depending on ethnic influences. The main emphasis in many polka songs is the use of one musical instrument – the accordion. Along with the accordion, polka songs can be accompanied by fiddles, clarinets and rhythm section.
Our Top Best Polka Songs for a Reception: 1) Beer Barrel Polka – Frankie Yankovic.
Best Polka Songs
Babe Wagner – Doghouse Polka
Bob Crosby – Hop-Scotch Polka
Bobby Vinton – Beer Barrel Polka
Frank Yankovic – In Heaven There Is No Beer
Originally composed by Ernst Neubach and Ralph Maria Siegel in 1956.
Frankie Yankovic – Just Because
Frankie Yankovic – Let’s Have A Party
Frankie Yankovic – Pennsylvania Polka
Frankie Yankovic – Too Fat Polka
Frankie Yankovic – Hoop-Dee-Doo
Frankie Yankovic – I’m Gonna Get A Dummy
Jimmy Dorsey – Clarinet Polka
Jimmy Dorsey – Helena Polka
Jimmy Dorsey – Licorice Stick Polka
Jimmy Sturr – Blue Skirt Waltz
Osborne Brothers – Orange Blossom Special
The Babe Wagner Band – On Your Toes
The Emeralds – The Bird Dance
Walt Solek – Hey, Hey Farmer Gray
Walt Solek – What Do I Care?
If you are interested in purchasing a good CD for weddings, we recommend a CD named “Polka Hits The Casuals Way.” The disc offers 10 Karaoke style hits which include Let’s Have a Party/E-I,E-I-O, Just Because, In Heaven There Is No Beer, Who Stole The Keishka, Too Fat Polka, Roll Out The Barrel, Blue Skirt Waltz, Pennsylvania Polka, The Bird Dance, and Grab Your Balls We’re Going Bowling. If you want to purchase the disc, please contact Ray Zalokar of www.247Polkaheaven.com. You can also email Ray 247polka[at]247polkaheaven[dot]com for more information.
Polka dances as danced in 2/4 time. The pattern is a hop-step-close-step. One of the most popular versions of the polka is the “heel and toe and away we go” due to its ease to execute. Nowadays polka dances can be considered in the categories of ballroom and country and western.
Considered America’s Polka King, Frankie Yankovic, helped popularize polka music in America while releasing more than 200 polka singles. Frankie Yankovic obtained the title of America’s Polka King after beating Duke Ellington in a battle of the bands at the Milwaukee Arena. In 1986 he was awarded the first ever Grammy in the Best Polka Recording category. Frankie was so popular, he could probably could have every song on our list. When playing a polka song at a wedding, you cannot go wrong with Frankie Yankovic.