Best Wedding Songs

Posted on 30 September 2019

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One of the most crucial parts of planning your wedding is...believe it or not, picking the music! One of the big takeaways your guests will have was whether or not good music was played. If your playlist is boring, your guests will probably get bored too. People like to dance! Especially if there's champagne or wine involved! To save you the hassle of sifting through Spotify to figure out what you should play at your wedding reception, we've done the job for you! Here's a list of the best songs for your wedding reception. Anything from slow dance songs to songs that make you get up and dance! Let's go!


Full disclosure, we know some artists transcend just one specific genre so you may see them appear in more than one list. For example: Taylor Swift started out with Country music but has transferred over to Pop


Best First Dance Wedding Songs

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Perfect - Ed Sheeran
All of Me - John Legend
Marry Me - Train
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Lucky - Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat
Beauty and the Beast - John Legend, Ariana Grande (Beauty & The Beast)
At Last - Etta James
Moon River - Andy Williams
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Endless Love - Lionel Richie, Diana Ross
From this Moment On - Shania Twain, Bryan White
It's Your Love - Tim McGraw, Faith Hill
All My Life - K-Ci and JoJo
Halo - Beyonce
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
 Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
The Book of Love - Peter Gabriel
For more First Dance songs, see our article First Dance Wedding Songs

Best Wedding Songs During Dinner

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I've Got You Under My Skin - Beegie Adair
Witchcraft - Beegie Adair
Winter Weather/I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - Mason Embry Trio
Beyond The Sea - Mason Embry Trio
On the Street Where You Live - Beegie Adair, Jack Jezzro
Body and Soul - Coleman Hawkins
So What - Miles Davis
Bye Bye Blackbird - Miles Davis
Someday My Prince Will Come - Miles Davis
My Funny Valentine - Miles Davis Quintet
Isn't it Romantic - Chet Baker
Speak Low - Chet Baker
On the Sunny Side of the Street - Lester Young, Oscar Peterson Trio
The Way You Look Tonight - Oscar Peterson
I Got Rhythm - Oscar Peterson
Autumn Leaves - Paul Desmond
I Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing) - Thelonious Monk
Someone to Watch Over Me - Zoot Sims, Eric Miller

Best Father Daughter Dance Songs

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Daughters - John Mayer
I'll Stand By You - Pretenders
I Turn to You - Christina Aguilera
You'll Be in My Heart - Phil Collins
I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
I Loved Her First - Heartland
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Dance With My Father - Luther Vandross
There Goes My Life - Kenny Chesney
Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion

Best Mother Son Dance Songs

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Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
Candle On the Water - Helen Reddy
I'll Be There - Jackson 5
A Song for Mama - Boyz II Men
Never Grow Up - Taylor Swift
Proud of Your Boy - Adam Jacobs
He Gets That From Me - Reba McEntire
Hero - Mariah Carey
Baby Mine - Alison Krauss
Not While I'm Around - Barbra Streisand
Children Will Listen - Barbra Streisand

Best Slow Dance Wedding Songs

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The Way You Look Tonight - Tony Bennett
La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
It Had to Be You - Billie Holiday
Chances Are - Johnny Mathis
Always and Forever - Heatwave
You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
Crazier - Taylor Swift
Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum
More Than Words - Extreme
I Swear - All-4-One
For You I Will - Monica
Saving All My Love - Whitney Houston
I Could Fall in Love - Selena
The Only Exception - Paramore
Two is Better than One - Boys Like Girls, Taylor Swift
Kiss from a Rose - Seal
A Love that Will Last - Renee Olstead
Tattooed Heart - Ariana Grande
Love on the Brain - Rihanna
I Only Have Eyes for You - The Flamingos
Linger - The Cranberries
Truly, Madly, Deeply - Savage Garden

Best Choreographed Dance Wedding Songs

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The Macarena (Bayside Boys Remix) - Los Del Rio
Cha Cha Slide (Original Live Platinum Band Version) - Mr. C The Slide Man
Cupid Shuffle - Cupid
Wobble - V.I.C.
YMCA - Village People
Gangnam Style - Psy
Electric Slide - Marcia Griffiths
(Apache) Jump On It - Sugarhill Gang
The Hustle - Van McCoy
C'mon N Ride It  (The Train) - Quad City DJ's

Best Modern Rap & Hip-Hop Wedding Songs

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 Wop - J. Dash
Money - Cardi B
Bodak Yellow - Cardi B
I Like It Like That - Cardi B
Old Town Road - Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus
Wow. - Post Malone
Low - Flo Rida, T-Pain
The Real Slim Shady - Eminem
Fergalicious - Fergie,
Yeah! - Usher, Lil Jon, Ludacris
Stronger - Kanye West
Gold Digger - Kanye West
Hot in Herre - Nelly
My Chick Bad - Ludacris, Nicki Minaj
Shots - LMFAO, Lil Jon
Thrift Shop - Macklemore
Walk it Out - Unk
No Hands - Wacka Flocka Flame, Roscoe Dash, Wale
Like A G6 - Far East Movement, The Cataracs, DEV
One, Two Step - Ciara, Missy Elliot
Starships - Nicki Minaj
HeadBand - B.o.B, 2 Chainz
Get Low - Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
All I Do is Win - DJ Khaled
Hey Ya! - Outkast
The Way You Move - OutKast
WTF (Where They From) - Missy Elliot, Pharrell Williams
Work It - Missy Elliot
Lose Control - Missy Elliot, Ciara, Fatman Scoop
Turn Down for What - DJ Snake, Lil Jon

Best Modern Pop Wedding Songs

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Wake Me Up - Aviccii
Just Dance - Lady Gaga, Colby O' Donis
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Party In The U.S.A - Miley Cyrus
We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus
I Love It - Icona Pop, Charli XCX
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
Boom Clap - Charli XCX
Closer - The Chainsmokers, Halsey
Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers, Daya
So What - P!nk
Raise Your Glass - P!nk
Sucker - Jonas Brothers
Only Human - Jonas Brothers
CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! - Justin Timberlake
Havana - Camila Cabello, Young Thug
Feels - Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry
Break Free - Ariana Grande, Zedd
Love Me Harder - Ariana Grande, The Weeknd
Side to Side - Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
Clarity - Foxes, Zedd
The Middle - Maren Morris, Zedd
Shut Up & Dance - Walk The Moon
Lush Life - Zara Larsson
Never Forget You - Zara Larsson
On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull
Talking Body - Tove Lo
This is What You Came For - Calvin Harris, Rihanna
New Rules - Dua Lipa

Best Country Wedding Songs

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You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift
Our Song - Taylor Swift
Mine - Taylor Swift
High Horse - Kacey Musgraves
Why Don't We Just Dance - John Turner
Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not - Thompson Square
That's My Kind of Night - Luke Bryan
Tequila - Dan + Shay
Hony Tonk Badonkadonk - Trace Adkins
She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy - Kenny Chesney
Redneck Woman - Gretchen Wilson
The Git Up - Blanco Brown
Boot Scootin' Boogie - Brooks & Dunn
This Kiss - Faith Hill
The Way You Love Me - Faith Hill
Man! I Feel Like a Woman - Shania Twain
Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks
Play It Again - Luke Bryan
From the Ground Up - Dan + Shay
Red Solo Cup - Toby Keith
Honey I'm Good - Andy Grammer

Best Nostalgic Wedding Songs

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Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega
Wannabe - Spice Girls
Spice Up Your Life - Spice Girls
...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
Everybody (Backstreet's Back) - Backstreet Boys
Bye Bye Bye - NSYNC
Barbie Girl - Aqua
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Theme - Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff
It Wasn't Me - Shaggy, Rik Rok
A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
Ice Ice baby - Vanilla Ice
Blue (Da Ba Dee) - Eiffel 65, Gabry Ponte
Space Jam - Quad City DJ's
Get the Party Started - P!nk
Everytime We Touch - Cascada
What's Up? - 4 Non Blondes
Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas

Best Modern R&B Wedding Songs

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Redbone - Childish Gambino
24K Magic - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Finesse - Bruno Mars, Cardi B
Shake it Off - Mariah Carey
Obsessed - Mariah Carey
Umbrella - Rihanna
Don't Stop The Music - Rihanna
Work - Rihanna, Drake
Crazy In Love - Beyonce, JAY Z
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) - Beyonce
Love On Top - Beyonce
No One - Alicia Keys
Girl on Fire - Alicia Keys
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Pray For Me - The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar
Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Starboy - The Weeknd
The Hills - The Weeknd
Bartender - T-Pain, Akon
Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin) - T-Pain
1 Thing - Amerie
Let It Go - Keyshia Cole, Lil Kim, Missy Elliot
I'm Real - Jennifer Lopez
The Weekend (Funk Wav Remix) - SZA, Calvin Harris
All The Stars - SZA, Kendrick Lamar
Just Us - SZA, DJ Khaled
Work From Home - Fifth Harmony, Ty Dolla $ign
Worth It - Fifth Harmony, Kid Ink
Beautiful - Bazzi, Camilla Cabello

Best 50's Wedding Songs

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Earth Angel (Will You be Mine) - The Penguins
Blue Moon - The Marcels
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Rock and Roll is Here to Stay - Danny and the Juniors
Rockin' Robin - Bobby Day
Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris, The Sharps
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley and His Comets
Little Darlin' - The Diamonds
Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Why Do Fools Fall in Love - Frankie Lymon, The Teenagers
Shout pts. 1 & 2 - The Isley brothers
You Make me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra
I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
I Get a Kick Out of You - Frank Sinatra
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
At the Hop - Danny and The Juniors
The Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley
Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
Sway (Quien Sera) - Dean Martin
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
Tequila - The Champs

Best 60's Wedding Songs

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God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys
I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
The Twist - Chubby Checker
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - Frankie Vallie
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
Moon River - Andy Williams
I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Stand By Me - Ben. E King
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
Ain't That a Kick in the Head - Dean Martin
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Save the Last Dance For Me - The Drifters

Best 70's Wedding Songs

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ABBA - Dancing Queen
Brick House - Commodores
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
September - Earth, Wind and Fire
Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees
You Should Be Dancin' - The Bee Gees
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Bennie & The Jets - Elton John
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Last Dance - Donna Summer
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) - Natalie Cole
Shake Your Groove Thing - Peaches & Herb
That's The Way (I Like It) - KC & The Sunshine Band
Boogie Shoes - KC & The Sunshine Band
 Hollywood Swinging - Kool & The Gang
Don't Stop Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Rapper's Delight - Sugarhill Gang
Got to Give it Up - Marvin Gaye
Is This Love? - Bob Marley and The Wailers
Rock the Boat - Hues Corporation
Come and Get Your Love - Redbone 


Best 80's Wedding Songs

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 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
Take On Me - AHA
Africa - Toto
Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Love Shack - B-52's
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
(I've Had) The Time of My Life - Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes
Bust A Move - Young M.C.
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
It's Tricky - Run DMC
My Perogative - Bobby Brown
Purple Rain - Prince
When Doves Cry - Prince
Raspberry Beret - Prince
It Takes Two - Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Pretty Young Thing (P.Y.T.) - Michael Jackson
White Wedding - Billy Idol
You Dropped a Bomb on Me - The Gap Band
Candy - Cameo
Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Let's Groove - Earth, Wind and Fire

Best 90's Wedding Songs

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This is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
Now That We Found Love - Heavy D and The Boyz 
Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot 
Gettin Jiggy Wit It - Will Smith
No Scrubs - TLC
Pony - Ginuwine
 Poison - Bell Biv Devoe
Tootsee Roll - 69 Boyz
What is Love - Haddaway
Hold On - Wilson Philips
Whoomp! (There It Is) - Tag Team
Pump Up the Jam - Technotronic
I Got 5 On It - Luniz
Just a Friend - Biz Markie
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) - C+C Music Factory, Freedom Williams
Fantasy - Mariah Carey
Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey
Believe - Cher
Song for the Lonely - Cher

Best Latin Wedding Songs

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  Suavamente - Elvis Crespo
Poco A Poco - Elvis Crespo
Despacito - Luis Fonsi
Bailar - Deorro, Pitbull, Elvis Crespo
Fiesta Pa 'Los Rumberos - Albita
Eres Todo En Mi - Ana Gabriel
Vivir Mi Vida - Marc Anthony
El Dia de Mi Suerte - Marc Anthony
El Toro - Joan Sebastian
Cachete, Pechito Y Ombligo - Los Cocodrilos
La Vida Es Un Carnaval - Celia Cruz
Baila Esta Cumbia - Selena
Bidi Bidi Bom Bom - Selena
La Carcacha - Selena
No Me Dejes de Querer - Gloria Estefan
Mi Tierra - Gloria Estefan
Danza Kudoro - Don Omar, Lucenzo
Dile - Don Omar
Ella Me Lavanto - Daddy Yankee
Gasolina - Daddy Yankee
Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
La Tortura - Shakira
Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) - Shakira
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens

Best Indie/Alt Wedding Songs

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Hard Times - Paramore
Still Into You - Paramore
UGH! - The 1975
Love Me - The 1975
Chocolate - The 1975
Closer - Tegan and Sara
Kids - MGMT
Electric Feel - MGMT
1901 - Phoenix
One More Time - Daft Punk
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) - Arcade Fire
Tongue Tied - Grouplove
Safe and Sound - Capital Cities
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Feel it Still - Portugal. The Man
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
Sweater Weather - The Neighbourhood
I Can't Stop Drinking About You - Bebe Rexa
Tear in My Heart - Twenty One Pilots
Leave a Trace - CHVRCHES
Bright - Ecosmith
She's Kerosene - The Interuppters
Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz
DARE - Gorillaz

Best Wedding Songs for Kids

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Baby Shark - Pinkfong
The Chicken Dance - Original Oktoberfest Band
You Got a Friend in Me - Randy Newman (Toy Story)
Everything is AWESOME!!! - Tegan and Sara, The Lonely Island
I Like to Move It - Juice Music
Hokey Pokey - Ray Anthony
The Hamster Dance - Hampton and the Hamsters
Crazy Frog - Axel F
I'm a Gummy Bear - Gummibär

Wedding Songs for the Ladies

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Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Run The World (Girls) - Beyonce
Flawless Remix - Beyonce, Nicki Minaj
Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande
Juice - Lizzo
Truth Hurts - Lizzo
Boys - Lizzo
Good As Hell - Lizzo
Confident - Demi Lovato
Sorry Not Sorry - Demi Lovato
Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani
The Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani
Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
Just A Girl - No Doubt
Love Song - Sara Bareilles
Survivor - Destiny's Child
Milkshake - Kelis

Best Musical Wedding Songs

(Broadway Musicals & Movie Musicals)

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Music to My Eyes - A Star is Born
Always Remember Us This Way - A Star is Born
You Can't Stop The Beat - Hairspray
Ladies Choice - Hairspray
Mamma Mia - Mamma Mia!
Waterloo - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Why Did it Have to Be Me? - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
You're The One That I Want - Grease
Summer Nights - Grease
Helpless - Hamilton
The Schuyler Sisters - Hamilton
What is This Feeling - Wicked
Love You I Do - Dreamgirls
Shall We Dance - The King and I
I Just Can't Wait to Be King - The Lion King
Be Our Guest - Beauty and the Beast
So This is Love - Cinderella
I See the Light - Tangled
The Time Warp - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Candy Store - Heathers The Musical
Seventeen - Heathers The Musical
Sincerely Me - Dear Evan Hansen
Come Alive - The Greatest Showman
Rewrite The Stars - The Greatest Showman
This Is Me - The Greatest Showman
Dance at the Gym - West Side Story
I Feel Pretty - West Side Story

Did we get all your favorites? What do you want on your wedding playlist? Or what was your favorite reception song? Let us know in the comments!

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