Top 460 Wedding Songs: The Past & Present List

  • Publication date: 09/17/2023
  • Updated: 09/18/2023

Hey there! We know how stressful it can be to plan every minute detail of your big day. And let's be real, the music? Oh, it's a biggie! Because while Aunt Susan might not remember what your centerpieces looked like, she'll surely remember tearing up the dance floor! So you may wonder, how do I find the best wedding song? It's simple! Here’s our ultimate guide to the best wedding songs for each moment of your big day. Let's hit play, shall we?

Best Wedding Songs For Every Type Of Event

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The beauty of a wedding isn't just in the vows or the cake (though we'll never say no to cake!), it's in the rhythm of love that pulses throughout the day. Let's set the tone for every moment, ensuring your soundtrack is as unforgettable as the day itself.

Getting Ready Wedding Songs

Before the "I do's" and the toasts, there's that precious time when anticipation meets excitement. It's when you're getting dolled up, and your heart is pounding a little faster. Why not have a playlist that's just as fluttery and fabulous? For this cherished prep time, let's set the mood right with some of the best wedding songs of all time:

  1. "Happy" - Pharrell Williams
  2. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" - Cyndi Lauper
  3. "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" - Whitney Houston
  4. "Shake it Off" - Taylor Swift
  5. "Vogue" - Madonna
  6. "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" - Wham!
  7. "Walking on Sunshine" - Katrina and the Waves
  8. "Lovely Day" - Bill Withers
  9. "Good as Hell" - Lizzo

Wedding Party Processional Songs

Your ride-or-dies, your squad, your lifelong partners in crime are about to make their mark. As they glide down that aisle ahead of you, we need a tune that says, "Here comes the backup!" Dive into these bridal processional songs that are equal parts emotional and classy:

  1. "Canon in D" - Johann Pachelbel
  2. "A Thousand Years" - Christina Perri
  3. "All of Me" - John Legend
  4. "Marry Me" - Train
  5. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" - Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
  6. "Make You Feel My Love" - Adele
  7. "Here Comes the Sun" - The Beatles
  8. "Just the Way You Are" - Bruno Mars
  9. "Wonderful World" - Sam Cooke
  10. "I'm Yours" - Jason Mraz

To-Be-Weds Processional Songs

The world seems to stand still, breaths are held, and then there's that song, YOUR song, that fills the room. This isn't just any walk; it's THE walk into the next beautiful chapter of your life. Only the most romantic wedding songs of all time can capture this spirit:

  1. "Perfect" - Ed Sheeran
  2. "Can't Help Falling in Love" - Elvis Presley
  3. "Lover" - Taylor Swift
  4. "From This Moment On" - Shania Twain
  5. "Marry You" - Bruno Mars
  6. "You Are the Reason" - Calum Scott
  7. "All About Us" - He is We
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Photo by Blake Nelson

Ceremony Songs

These moments, right here, are the very heartbeat of your wedding day. It's when promises are made, and destinies are forever intertwined. Let's ensure the gravity, sweetness, and hope of this time are complemented by some soul-stirring wedding ceremony music:

  1. "I Will" - The Beatles
  2. "Grow Old with Me" - Tom Odell
  3. "Say You Won't Let Go" - James Arthur
  4. "Yours" - Russell Dickerson
  5. "Better Together" - Jack Johnson
  6. "The One" - Kodaline
  7. "God Gave Me You" - Blake Shelton
  8. "Stand by Me" - Ben E. King
  9. "Latch (Acoustic)" - Sam Smith

Recessional Songs

Rings exchanged, vows sealed, and just like that, you're hitched! As you make that jubilant walk back down the aisle, what better way to kickstart the celebrations than with a tune that screams, "We did it!" Here are some songs that capture that exhilarating joy:

  1. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" - Stevie Wonder
  2. "You Make My Dreams" - Hall & Oates
  3. "On Top of the World" - Imagine Dragons
  4. "I Do" - Colbie Caillat
  5. "Happy Together" - The Turtles
  6. "Forever" - Chris Brown
  7. "Celebration" - Kool & The Gang
  8. "Dancing in the Street" - Martha and the Vandellas
  9. "Sugar" - Maroon 5

Songs for Wedding Party Entrance

The formalities are done; it's time to let your hair down! And as the party begins, let's crank it up a notch with tunes that'll get everyone in the groove. Here are some electrifying reception song choices that promise a grand, foot-tapping entrance for your squad:

  1. "Uptown Funk" - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  2. "Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO
  3. "24k Magic" - Bruno Mars
  4. "Feel This Moment" - Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera
  5. "Don't Stop the Party" - Pitbull
  6. "Crazy in Love" - Beyoncé
  7. "Dynamite" - Taio Cruz
  8. "Raise Your Glass" - Pink
  9. "Let's Get It Started" - Black Eyed Peas
  10. "Can't Stop the Feeling!" - Justin Timberlake

Songs for Couple Entrance

As you both step into the room as a newly minted pair, it's the ultimate power move. All eyes on you, a spotlight moment! These are the seconds where you need a track that says, "We're here, and we're in love." Behold, the best wedding songs of all time for that grand couple entry:

  1. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" - Queen
  2. "Everything" - Michael Bublé
  3. "Levels" - Avicii
  4. "Love On Top" - Beyoncé
  5. "Suit & Tie" - Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z
  6. "Bring 'Em Out" - T.I.
  7. "We Found Love" - Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris

Cake-Cutting Music

Ah, the sweet, sweet moment where you either gracefully feed each other a piece of cake or playfully smear it all over! Whatever your style, you'll need a song as sweet and memorable. Here's our pick of dessert-worthy wedding song ideas for your celebration:

  1. "How Sweet It Is" - James Taylor
  2. "Cut The Cake" - Average White Band
  3. "Sweetest Thing" - U2
  4. "Sugar, Sugar" - The Archies
  5. "Cake By The Ocean" - DNCE
  6. "Sweet Thing" - Rufus & Chaka Khan
  7. "Honey" - Mariah Carey
  8. "Love You Icing & All" - Oh, Hush! ft. Hanna Ashbrook
  9. "Yummy" - Justin Bieber
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First Dance Song Ideas

This is the moment. The world fades, and it's just you two, swaying in a universe of your own. Dive deep into the realms of romance with the most romantic wedding songs of all time aka the best wedding songs first dance in 2023:

  1. "Thinking Out Loud" - Ed Sheeran
  2. "Amazed" - Lonestar
  3. "Let's Stay Together" - Al Green
  4. "Wonderful Tonight" - Eric Clapton
  5. "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" - Frankie Valli
  6. "Fly Me To The Moon" - Frank Sinatra
  7. "You're My Best Friend" - Queen
  8. "By Your Side" - Sade
  9. "The Way You Look Tonight" - Tony Bennett

Father-Daughter Dance Songs

This moment tugs at heartstrings, as two lifetimes merge into a single dance. For a bond that's pure and forever, we've chosen the best wedding songs to dance with dad:

  1. "My Girl" - The Temptations
  2. "Isn't She Lovely" - Stevie Wonder
  3. "Father and Daughter" - Paul Simon
  4. "Dance With My Father" - Luther Vandross
  5. "Unforgettable" - Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
  6. "You've Got a Friend" - James Taylor
  7. "Just The Way You Are" - Billy Joel
  8. "Daughters" - John Mayer

Mother-Son Dance Songs

As a mother lets her boy step into this new phase, emotions run high. It's nostalgia, pride, happiness, and a hint of tears all rolled into one dance. Dive into this cherished moment with the best wedding songs of all time that echo a mother's undying love:

  1. "A Song for Mama" - Boyz II Men
  2. "You Raise Me Up" - Josh Groban
  3. "What a Wonderful World" - Louis Armstrong
  4. "Simple Man" - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  5. "Forever Young" - Rod Stewart
  6. "Mom" - Garth Brooks
  7. "In My Life" - The Beatles
  8. "Because You Loved Me" - Celine Dion
  9. "The Perfect Fan" - Backstreet Boys

Mother-Daughter Songs

It's a bond that's unspoken, a love that's unique. For the first friend a girl ever has, these are songs that pay homage to the endless lessons, sacrifices, and moments shared. Celebrate with wedding song ideas for your celebration that highlight this irreplaceable bond:

  1. "Mama's Song" - Carrie Underwood
  2. "I Hope You Dance" - Lee Ann Womack
  3. "You Can't Lose Me" - Faith Hill
  4. "Where You Lead" - Carole King
  5. "Like My Mother Does" - Lauren Alaina
  6. "Best Day" - Taylor Swift
  7. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Diana Ross
  8. "Landslide" - Fleetwood Mac
  9. "Because of You" - Kelly Clarkson
  10. "Never Grow Up" - Taylor Swift

Brother-Sister Songs

Those countless fights, the laughter, the shared secrets, and memories - the sibling bond is truly special. As you honor this relationship, find the perfect blend of nostalgia and joy with these reception song choices:

  1. "Lean on Me" - Bill Withers
  2. "Count On Me" - Bruno Mars
  3. "You've Got a Friend in Me" - Randy Newman
  4. "Wind Beneath My Wings" - Bette Midler
  5. "Hey Brother" - Avicii
  6. "Best Day of My Life" - American Authors
  7. "Ain't No Other Man" - Christina Aguilera
  8. "We Are Family" - Sister Sledge
  9. "Brother" - Needtobreathe
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Best Wedding Songs to Dance to at the Reception

Alright, it's party time! Shake off those heels, loosen those ties, and let's set the dance floor on fire! Revel in the best wedding vibes with these best wedding songs to dance to:

  1. "Despacito" - Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee
  2. "On The Floor" - Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull
  3. "September" - Earth, Wind & Fire
  4. "Dancing Queen" - ABBA
  5. "Wannabe" - Spice Girls
  6. "Firework" - Katy Perry
  7. "Wake Me Up" - Avicii
  8. "Footloose" - Kenny Loggins

Exit Songs

Your grand finale! As you make your exit as the stars of the day, ensure it's as memorable as your entrance. Here are some tunes that promise to leave an impression long after you've said your goodbyes:

  1. "Don't Stop Believing" - Journey
  2. "One Love" - Bob Marley
  3. "All You Need is Love" - The Beatles
  4. "I Gotta Feeling" - Black Eyed Peas
  5. "Send Me On My Way" - Rusted Root
  6. "Endless Love" - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
  7. "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - The Verve
  8. "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" - Natalie Cole

After-Party Songs

The official part is over, but who said the party has to end? Whether you're heading to an after-party venue or just continuing the celebrations, here are songs that'll keep the spirits high and the feet moving:

  1. "Shots" - LMFAO ft. Lil Jon
  2. "Party All The Time" - Eddie Murphy
  3. "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" - Beastie Boys
  4. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" - Katy Perry
  5. "Turn Down for What" - DJ Snake & Lil Jon
  6. "After Party" - Don Toliver
  7. "Late Night Feelings" - Mark Ronson ft. Lykke Li
  8. "After the Afterparty" - Charli XCX ft. Lil Yachty
  9. "Can't Hold Us" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  10. "One More Time" - Daft Punk

The Best Wedding Songs for Your Wedding Day by Genre

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Who knew there were so many genres to consider? But hey, that's the beauty of music! Dive into these genres and find the one that resonates with your love story.

Acoustic Wedding Songs

Ah, the gentle strumming of a guitar paired with soulful vocals; nothing beats the warmth of acoustic. For those who treasure authenticity, here's our pick of traditional wedding music in the acoustic realm:

  1. "Stay With Me" - Sam Smith
  2. "Home" - Phillip Phillips
  3. "Ho Hey" - The Lumineers
  4. "XO" - John Mayer
  5. "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" - Death Cab for Cutie
  6. "Heartbeats" - José González
  7. "Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop" - Landon Pigg
  8. "Put It All On Me" - Ed Sheeran ft. Ella Mai
  9. "Hold Back the River" - James Bay
  10. "Georgia" - Vance Joy
  11. "Budapest" - George Ezra

Alternative Wedding Songs

For those who wander off the beaten path and seek out quirky and unique, non-traditional wedding songs from the alternative genre might be your jam:

  1. "Yellow" - Coldplay
  2. "The Only Exception" - Paramore
  3. "I Will Wait" - Mumford & Sons
  4. "Electric Feel" - MGMT
  5. "Dog Days Are Over" - Florence + The Machine
  6. "First Day of My Life" - Bright Eyes
  7. "Do I Wanna Know?" - Arctic Monkeys
  8. "Lover" - Alter Bridge
  9. "Everlong (Acoustic)" - Foo Fighters
  10. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - Joy Division
  11. "Chasing Cars" - Snow Patrol
  12. "Sweet Disposition" - The Temper Trap
  13. "Just Like Heaven" - The Watson Twins

Broadway Wedding Songs

Step into the spotlight and feel the magic of the stage on your big day. Here's a selection of modern wedding song suggestions straight from Broadway's glittering marquees:

  1. "All I Ask of You" - Phantom of the Opera
  2. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" - The Lion King
  3. "Seasons of Love" - Rent
  4. "Till There Was You" - The Music Man
  5. "If I Loved You" - Carousel
  6. "Some Enchanted Evening" - South Pacific
  7. "Suddenly Seymour" - Little Shop of Horrors
  8. "Marry Me a Little" - Company
  9. "As Long As You're Mine" - Wicked
  10. "One Hand, One Heart" - West Side Story
  11. "I've Never Been in Love Before" - Guys and Dolls
  12. "I Remember It Well" - Gigi
  13. "Falling Slowly" - Once
  14. "Unusual Way" - Nine
  15. "True Love" - High Society
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Catholic Wedding Songs

Celebrating your vows under the grace of the church? Let these spiritually charged tunes be your song selection for vows:

  1. "Panis Angelicus" - César Franck
  2. "The Prayer" - Andrea Bocelli & Celine Dion
  3. "How Beautiful" - Twila Paris
  4. "Ode To Joy" - Ludwig van Beethoven
  5. "The Wedding Song" - Peter, Paul, and Mary
  6. "On Eagle's Wings" - Michael Joncas
  7. "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" - Henry van Dyke
  8. "Be Thou My Vision" - Traditional Hymn
  9. "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" - Charles Wesley
  10. "Irish Wedding Song" - Traditional
  11. "One Bread, One Body" - John Foley
  12. "Gift of Finest Wheat" - Richard Proulx
  13. "Amazing Grace" - Traditional Hymn

Christian Wedding Songs

Celebrate your love and faith simultaneously with this contemporary Christian music:

  1. "Love Never Fails" - Brandon Heath
  2. "When God Made You" - Newsong ft. Natalie Grant
  3. "I Promise" - CeCe Winans
  4. "Bless the Broken Road" - Selah
  5. "By Your Side" - Tenth Avenue North
  6. "The Day Before You" - Matthew West
  7. "I Will Be Here" - Steven Curtis Chapman
  8. "Unfailing Love" - Chris Tomlin
  9. "Hold You Up" - Matthew West
  10. "Wedding Prayer" - Wendy & Mary
  11. "Love Will Be Our Home" - Sandi Patty
  12. "Household of Faith" - Steve Green
  13. "God Blessed The Broken Road" - Rascal Flatts
  14. "When I Say I Do" - Matthew West
  15. "Only God Could Love You More" - Jerrod Niemann

Classic Wedding Song Options

When you’re seeking timeless elegance and ageless beauty, these classic wedding song options have stood the test of time and still resonate with love:

  1. "At Last" - Etta James
  2. "Unchained Melody" - The Righteous Brothers
  3. "L-O-V-E" - Nat King Cole
  4. "You Send Me" - Sam Cooke
  5. "The Way You Look Tonight" - Frank Sinatra
  6. "Always and Forever" - Heatwave
  7. "Evergreen" - Barbra Streisand
  8. "For Once In My Life" - Stevie Wonder

Country Wedding Songs

Saddle up and let the country twang tug at your heartstrings. Here are the best wedding songs for couples' first dance and more from the world of country music:

  1. "Making Memories of Us" - Keith Urban
  2. "Die A Happy Man" - Thomas Rhett
  3. "I Cross My Heart" - George Strait
  4. "My Front Porch Looking In" - Lonestar
  5. "I Need You" - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
  6. "Forever and Ever, Amen" - Randy Travis
  7. "Bless the Broken Road" - Rascal Flatts
  8. "When I Said I Do" - Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black
  9. "Wanted" - Hunter Hayes
  10. "Then" - Brad Paisley
  11. "Speechless" - Dan + Shay
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Photo by Molly Lichten

Emo Wedding Songs

For those who wore their hearts on their sleeves during their teenage years, these songs capture the deep emotional essence of your wedding day. These powerful wedding songs are sure to add a unique touch:

  1. "The Adventure" - Angels & Airwaves
  2. "Swing, Swing" - The All-American Rejects
  3. "Hear You Me" - Jimmy Eat World
  4. "Northern Downpour" - Panic! At The Disco
  5. "Konstantine" - Something Corporate
  6. "Sugar, We're Goin Down" - Fall Out Boy
  7. "A Beautiful Lie" - Thirty Seconds to Mars
  8. "Miserable At Best" - Mayday Parade
  9. "Savior" - Rise Against
  10. "Dear Maria, Count Me In" - All Time Low
  11. "The (After) Life Of The Party" - Fall Out Boy

Funny Wedding Songs

Laughter is the best medicine, and sometimes the most memorable moments are the ones that tickle our funny bones. Here’s the wedding song list to make your ceremony more memorable:

  1. "White and Nerdy" - Weird Al Yankovic
  2. "Accidentally in Love" - Counting Crows
  3. "I'm Too Sexy" - Right Said Fred
  4. "Another One Bites the Dust" - Queen
  5. "Lovefool" - The Cardigans
  6. "Can't Touch This" - MC Hammer
  7. "Hooked on a Feeling" - Blue Swede
  8. "Chapel of Love" - The Dixie Cups
  9. "Why Don’t We Just Dance" - Josh Turner
  10. "Chicken Dance" - Traditional
  11. "Stuck In The Middle With You" - Stealers Wheel
  12. "Jump (For My Love)" - Pointer Sisters
  13. "Married Life" - Michael Giacchino (from the movie Up)

Gospel Wedding Songs

These songs will surely uplift your spirits and encapsulate the divine feeling of love and union:

  1. "Oh Happy Day" - The Edwin Hawkins Singers
  2. "The Love I Have For You" - Donnie McClurkin
  3. "He's Always There" - Yolanda Adams
  4. "Love" - Kirk Franklin
  5. "You for Me (The Wedding Song)" - Johnny Gill
  6. "My Everything (Praise Waiteth)" - Richard Smallwood
  7. "You Brought the Sunshine" - The Clark Sisters
  8. "God's Got a Blessing" - Norman Hutchins
  9. "Total Praise" - Richard Smallwood
  10. "Encourage Yourself" - Donald Lawrence
  11. "Order My Steps" - GMWA Women of Worship
  12. "Grateful" - Hezekiah Walker
  13. "The Battle Is the Lord's" - Yolanda Adams
  14. "I Found Love (Cindy's Song)" - BeBe & CeCe Winans

Harp Wedding Songs

Immerse your guests in a dreamlike state with the ethereal sound of the harp. Here are the best wedding songs ever played on a harp to make your ceremony more memorable:

  1. "Clair de Lune" - Claude Debussy
  2. "River Flows in You" - Yiruma
  3. "Ave Maria" - Franz Schubert
  4. "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" - J.S. Bach
  5. "Moonlight Sonata" - Beethoven
  6. "Watermark" - Enya
  7. "Hallelujah" - Leonard Cohen
  8. "Over the Rainbow" - Arlen & Harburg
  9. "Shape of My Heart" - Sting
  10. "Time After Time" - Cyndi Lauper
  11. "Unchained Melody" - Alex North and Hy Zaret
  12. "Bridal Chorus" - Richard Wagner
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Indie Wedding Songs

For the couples who march to the beat of their own drum, indie music offers a treasure trove of unique, heartfelt tunes. Check out these song suggestions that might just be the hip and fresh vibe you're seeking:

  1. "Such Great Heights" - Iron & Wine
  2. "Sea of Love" - Cat Power
  3. "Marry Me" - St. Vincent
  4. "Banana Pancakes" - Jack Johnson
  5. "I Would Do Anything for You" - Foster The People
  6. "You and I" - Wilco
  7. "Love Love Love" - Of Monsters and Men
  8. "Home" - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  9. "Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)" - Father John Misty
  10. "Blood" - The Middle East
  11. "Two Weeks" - Grizzly Bear
  12. "Better Man" - Leon Bridges

Instrumental Wedding Songs

When words fall short, let the melodies speak.

  1. "Canon in D Major" - Johann Pachelbel
  2. "Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring" - Johann Sebastian Bach
  3. "Claire de Lune" - Claude Debussy
  4. "Marry Me" - Train (Instrumental Version)
  5. "A Thousand Years" - The Piano Guys
  6. "All of Me" - John Legend (Instrumental Version)
  7. "Perfect" - Ed Sheeran (Instrumental Version)
  8. "The Prayer" - David Foster (Instrumental Version)
  9. "Butterfly Waltz" - Brian Crain
  10. "Moon River" - Henry Mancini
  11. "Por una Cabeza" - Carlos Gardel
  12. "Romantic Flight" - John Powell
  13. "La Vie En Rose" - Louis Armstrong (Instrumental Version)
  14. "Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet" - Nino Rota
  15. "Bittersweet Symphony" - The Verve (Instrumental Version)

Jazz Wedding Songs

Jazz up your big day with some smooth, sultry, and timeless tunes. Here are the best songs from the jazz genre to add sophistication and elegance to your celebration:

  1. "It Had to Be You" - Harry Connick Jr.
  2. "My Funny Valentine" - Chet Baker
  3. "Cheek to Cheek" - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  4. "Come Away With Me" - Norah Jones
  5. "When I Fall in Love" - Nat King Cole
  6. "Summertime" - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  7. "Let’s Fall in Love" - Diana Krall
  8. "Beyond the Sea" - Bobby Darin
  9. "Don't Know Why" - Norah Jones
  10. "The Very Thought of You" - Billie Holiday
  11. "Moonlight Serenade" - Glenn Miller Orchestra

R&B Wedding Songs

Soulful, romantic, and filled with emotion, R&B songs have a way of making every moment feel like it's straight out of a movie.

  1. "Endless Love" - Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
  2. "All My Life" - K-Ci & JoJo
  3. "Differences" - Ginuwine
  4. "You" - Jesse Powell
  5. "Before I Let Go" - Maze feat. Frankie Beverly
  6. "Spend My Life with You" - Eric Benét ft. Tamia
  7. "Best Part" - H.E.R. ft. Daniel Caesar
  8. "Adorn" - Miguel
  9. "No Ordinary Love" - Sade
  10. "Here and Now" - Luther Vandross

Reggae Wedding Songs

For a laid-back, tropical, and beachy vibe on your big day, you can never go wrong with reggae.

  1. "One Love" - Bob Marley & The Wailers
  2. "Angel" - Shaggy ft. Rayvon
  3. "Is This Love" - Bob Marley & The Wailers
  4. "Red, Red Wine" - UB40
  5. "I Can See Clearly Now" - Jimmy Cliff
  6. "Rude" - MAGIC!
  7. "No Letting Go" - Wayne Wonder
  8. "Sweat (A La La La La Long)" - Inner Circle
  9. "Could You Be Loved" - Bob Marley & The Wailers
  10. "Waiting in Vain" - Bob Marley & The Wailers
  11. "Mysterious Girl" - Peter Andre
  12. "Hold You" - Gyptian
  13. "Here Comes the Hotstepper" - Ini Kamoze
  14. "Three Little Birds" - Bob Marley & The Wailers
  15. "King Without A Crown" - Matisyahu
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Rock Wedding Songs

Rock 'n' roll isn't just about loud guitars and wild antics; it has a soft side perfect for weddings. Here are the best wedding songs ever from the rock genre that'll have guests bobbing their heads and tapping their feet:

  1. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" - Aerosmith
  2. "Just Like Heaven" - The Cure
  3. "Faithfully" - Journey
  4. "Thank You" - Led Zeppelin
  5. "Everlong" (Acoustic) - Foo Fighters
  6. "You And Me" - Lifehouse
  7. "More Than Words" - Extreme
  8. "Nothing Else Matters" - Metallica
  9. "I'll Be There for You" - Bon Jovi
  10. "Best of You" - Foo Fighters

Salsa Wedding Songs

If you're looking to add a splash of Latin flair to your wedding, salsa is the way to go. These songs will everyone on the dance floor:

  1. "Vivir Lo Nuestro" - Marc Anthony & La India
  2. "Valió la Pena" - Marc Anthony
  3. "Aquel Lugar" - Adolescent's Orquesta
  4. "Llorarás" - Oscar D'León
  5. "Yo No Sé Mañana" - Luis Enrique
  6. "Rebelión" - Joe Arroyo
  7. "Fruta Fresca" - Carlos Vives
  8. "Te Amaré" - Huey Dunbar
  9. "Esa Mujer" - Tony Vega
  10. "El Preso" - Fruko y sus Tesos
  11. "Cali Pachanguero" - Grupo Niche
  12. "Amores Como el Nuestro" - Jerry Rivera
  13. "La Murga" - Willie Colón & Hector Lavoe
  14. "Perdóname" - Gilberto Santa Rosa
  15. "Duele Más" - Grupo Niche

Unique Wedding Songs

You're not a cookie-cutter couple, so why should your music be?

  1. "The Book of Love" - The Magnetic Fields
  2. "First Breath After Coma" - Explosions in the Sky
  3. "Such Great Heights" - The Postal Service
  4. "God Only Knows" - The Beach Boys
  5. "Origami" - Capital Cities
  6. "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" - The Darkness
  7. "Mushaboom" - Feist
  8. "Home" - Magnetic Zeros
  9. "Bloom" - The Paper Kites
  10. "Ice Cream" - Sarah McLachlan
  11. "I Choose You" - Sara Bareilles
  12. "Us" - Regina Spektor
  13. "Love and Some Verses" - Iron & Wine
  14. “You and Me Song” - The Wannadies
  15. “Baby I'm Yours - Arctic Monkeys”

Line Dance Songs

End your night on a high note by getting everyone on the dance floor one last time.

  1. "Cupid Shuffle" - Cupid
  2. "Cha Cha Slide" - DJ Casper
  3. "The Wobble" - V.I.C.
  4. "Macarena" - Los Del Rio
  5. "Cotton Eye Joe" - Rednex
  6. "The Electric Slide" - Marcia Griffiths
  7. "Boot Scootin' Boogie" - Brooks & Dunn
  8. "Achy Breaky Heart" - Billy Ray Cyrus
  9. "The Chicken Dance" - Werner Thomas
  10. "The Hokey Pokey" - Ray Anthony
  11. "The Hustle" - Van McCoy
  12. "Y.M.C.A." - Village People
  13. "Stayin Alive" - Bee Gees
  14. "Jump On It!" - The Sugarhill Gang
  15. "Time Warp" - The Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast

Romantic Wedding Songs

The heart of any wedding is romance, and what's a better way to celebrate that love than with a line-up of the most romantic tunes?

  1. "When a Man Loves a Woman" - Percy Sledge
  2. "Truly, Madly, Deeply" - Savage Garden
  3. “Better Half of Me” - Tom Walker
  4. “If You Love Me” - Lizzo 
  5. “One In A Million” - Rex Orange County
  6. “Leave the Door Open” - Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak 
  7. “Love Me Like You Do” - Ellie Goulding 
  8. “Everything” – Michael Buble 
  9. “Nervous” - John Legend 
  10. “All My Love” - George Ezra
  11. “Smiling All The Way Back Home” - Tom Odell
  12. “Sleep Tight” - Holly Humberstone
  13. “Lovesong” - beabadoobee
  14. “One Day Like This” – Elbow
  15. “You've Got the Love” - Florence + the Machine

The Best Songs for a Wedding by Decade

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Photo by Emma Schlie

Ah, nostalgia! It's a powerful emotion, especially when music is involved. Whether you're looking for a throwback vibe or just want to honor a particular era, the following song lists are your go-to guide. Get ready for a dance-filled walk down memory lane!

The Best '70s Wedding Songs for Every Wedding Day

The 1970s was a decade of disco, rock, and love ballads. These best wedding songs for the first dance and beyond will help you capture the spirit of this groovy decade:

  1. "You Are So Beautiful" - Joe Cocker
  2. "How Deep is Your Love" - Bee Gees
  3. "Your Song" - Elton John
  4. "Maggie May" - Rod Stewart
  5. "Best of My Love" - The Emotions
  6. "Three Times a Lady" - Commodores
  7. "You're The One That I Want" - John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
  8. "More Than a Feeling" - Boston
  9. "Dancing in the Moonlight" - King Harvest
  10. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - Roberta Flack
  11. "Annie's Song" - John Denver

'80s Wedding Music Playlist

A decade known for its big hair, even bigger shoulder pads, and iconic tracks. Let's jam to these pop classics:

  1. "Every Breath You Take" - The Police
  2. "With or Without You" - U2
  3. "Sweet Child o' Mine" - Guns N' Roses
  4. "Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey
  5. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" - Bonnie Tyler
  6. "Forever Young" - Alphaville
  7. "Billie Jean" - Michael Jackson
  8. "Like a Prayer" - Madonna
  9. "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" - The Police
  10. "Kiss" - Prince
  11. "Love Shack" - The B-52's
  12. "Have I Told You Lately" - Van Morrison
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Photo by Madison Aycoth

'90s Wedding Song Ideas

The '90s were a mix of grunge, R&B, pop, and more. Here are some dance wedding songs and tunes to take you back to this unforgettable era:

  1. "Vision of Love" - Mariah Carey
  2. "I Will Always Love You" - Whitney Houston
  3. "Unfinished Sympathy" - Massive Attack
  4. "Truly Madly Deeply" - Savage Garden
  5. "I Want It That Way" - Backstreet Boys
  6. "Kiss Me" - Sixpence None The Richer
  7. "No Rain" - Blind Melon
  8. "Iris" - Goo Goo Dolls
  9. "Don't Speak" - No Doubt
  10. "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)" - Bryan Adams
  11. "Just a Girl" - No Doubt
  12. "November Rain" - Guns N' Roses
  13. "Torn" - Natalie Imbruglia
  14. "Black Hole Sun" - Soundgarden

Best 2000s Wedding Songs

The 2000s gave us some of the best wedding songs of all time to dance to. Let's dive into this modern era of love songs and catchy beats:

  1. "A Moment Like This" - Kelly Clarkson
  2. "Beautiful Day" - U2
  3. "If I Ain't Got You" - Alicia Keys
  4. "Halo" - Beyoncé
  5. "Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley
  6. "Hey Ya!" - OutKast
  7. "The Reason" - Hoobastank
  8. "Just Dance" - Lady Gaga
  9. "Hotline Bling" - Drake
  10. "Viva la Vida" - Coldplay
  11. "Bleeding Love" - Leona Lewis
  12. "Love Story" - Taylor Swift
  13. "Empire State of Mind" - Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys

Well, that's a wrap! Choose songs that reflect you as a couple, and everything will be pitch-perfect. Happy dancing!

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