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The 55 Best Wedding Songs (Our Wedding Playlist)


The 55 Best Wedding Songs (Our Wedding Playlist) | Best First Dance Songs feat. John Legend, Stevie Wonder, and more

Your wedding day, a celebration of love, deserves a soundtrack that resonates with joy and romance.


The selection of wedding songs is an art, intertwining melodies with memories to create an atmosphere that lingers in hearts forever.


So stay tuned as we explore the best wedding songs for any gathering... let's dive right in!


Our Playlist

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Otherwise, read on to learn about all of the selections!



Analyzing The 55 Best Wedding Songs

Without further ado, let's dive into a review of the best wedding songs to enjoy your special day.


1. We Are Family by Sister Sledge

A timeless anthem, "We Are Family," fosters a sense of unity on the dance floor. Its infectious rhythm and family-centric lyrics make it a perfect choice for creating a bond among guests, turning the wedding into one big, joyful family reunion. Plus, it can fit any criteria, mother son wedding songs, father daughter wedding songs, etc.


2. Shout, Pts. 1 & 2 by The Isley Brothers

"Shout" by The Isley Brothers is not just a song; it's a celebration. With its energetic beats and enthusiastic call-and-response structure, it encourages everyone to participate. This iconic wedding dance song ensures a lively atmosphere and is a go-to for those who want to infuse their celebration with soulful exuberance.


3. Come and Get Your Love by Redbone

"Come and Get Your Love" by Redbone brings a vibrant energy to the dance floor. Its fusion of rock and funk elements, coupled with catchy lyrics, makes it a wonderful choice for couples who want to infuse their wedding with a sense of carefree joy. The song's positive vibes set the stage for an unforgettable celebration.


4. September by Earth, Wind & Fire

"September" by Earth, Wind & Fire is more than a song; it's an experience. With its infectious groove and uplifting lyrics, this first dance song can transform any wedding into a boogie wonderland. Playing "September" at a wedding is not just a musical choice; it's a statement, creating an atmosphere of celebration and joy.


5. Love Shack by The B-52's

"Love Shack" by The B-52's is a quirky, upbeat anthem that turns the dance floor into a party zone. Its eccentricity and infectious energy make it a must-have for couples who want to inject a sense of fun and playfulness into their celebration. "Love Shack" is more than just a dance song; it's an immersion into a world of musical joy.


6. Mambo No. 5 (a Little Bit of...)

"Mambo No. 5" by Lou Bega is a playful dance anthem that adds a Latin flair to the celebration. Its catchy melody and humorous lyrics create an atmosphere of light-hearted fun, making it a fantastic choice for couples who want to bring a touch of cheeky charm to their wedding.


7. That's What I Like by Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like" is a contemporary hit. Its smooth blend of R&B, funk, and pop elements, coupled with Mars' charismatic delivery, turns the dance floor into a sophisticated space of rhythmic celebration. Playing this song ensures that your wedding celebration exudes modern elegance and style.


8. Wannabe by Spice Girls

"Wannabe" by the Spice Girls is a '90s anthem that can bring a burst of energy to any wedding. Its catchy chorus and empowering lyrics make it a fantastic choice for those who want their wedding celebration to be a lively and inclusive experience. "Wannabe" is not just a song; it's a declaration of fun and friendship.


9. I'm Yours by Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" is a sweet, acoustic serenade that creates a moment of intimacy on the dance floor. Its laid-back vibe and heartfelt lyrics make it an ideal choice for couples who want to share a tender moment, surrounded by the warm glow of love. Playing "I'm Yours" is like inviting everyone to witness a private, magical connection.


10. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees

"Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees is a disco classic that can infuse people of all ages at any wedding with a contagious energy. Its iconic beat and falsetto vocals create an atmosphere of retro celebration. This is one of those wedding reception songs that isn't just a great tune; it's a nod to the timeless allure of disco and the vibrant spirit of the '70s.


11. (I've Had) The Time Of My Life by Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes

"(I've Had) The Time Of My Life" is an iconic duet that carries a sense of nostalgia and romance. With its soaring vocals and emotionally charged lyrics, it's a perfect choice for the first dance song, creating a moment that feels lifted from a classic Hollywood romance. Playing this song is like stepping into the enchanting world of timeless love stories.


12. Fireball (feat. John Ryan) by Pitbull

"Fireball" by Pitbull featuring John Ryan is a high-energy dance track that brings a burst of Latin flavor to the celebration. Its pulsating beats and Pitbull's dynamic delivery make it a standout choice for couples who want to turn the dance floor into a sizzling fiesta. Playing "Fireball" is like igniting a spark of vibrant celebration.


13. We Found Love by Rihanna, Calvin Harris

"We Found Love" by Rihanna and Calvin Harris is an electro-pop anthem that adds a contemporary edge to the song selection. Its infectious beats and Rihanna's powerhouse vocals create an atmosphere of modern romance. Playing this song is like immersing the celebration in the pulsating rhythm of contemporary love.


14. Love Story by Taylor Swift

"Love Story" by Taylor Swift is a modern classic that brings a touch of fairy-tale romance to the dance floor. Its country-pop charm and Swift's storytelling lyrics create a magical atmosphere, making it an ideal choice for couples who want to infuse their celebration with a sense of whimsical love. Playing "Love Story" is like stepping into a storybook of love.


15. Marry You by Bruno Mars

"Marry You" by Bruno Mars is a feel-good anthem that sets a festive tone on the romantic gathering. Its upbeat rhythm and Mars' charismatic delivery make it a perfect choice for celebratory moments. This is one of those songs about marriage that is like declaring that love is in the air, and everyone can join the celebration.


16. Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars

Of course, another great Bruno Mars' song for any wedding is "Just the Way You Are." Its soulful melody and Mars' sincere vocals make it an ideal choice for a slow dance, allowing couples to share a romantic moment enveloped in the warmth of love. Playing "Just the Way You Are" is like expressing a heartfelt affirmation of love.


17. Everytime We Touch by Cascada

"Everytime We Touch" by Cascada is a dance-pop sensation that turns the dance floor into a whirlwind of energy. Its pulsating instrumental and dynamic vocals make it a fantastic choice for couples who want to inject an electrifying atmosphere into their celebration. Playing "Everytime We Touch" is like unleashing a wave of euphoria, perfect for any wedding playlist.


18. Shut Up and Dance by WALK THE MOON

"Shut Up and Dance" by WALK THE MOON is an indie pop-rock anthem that compels everyone to hit the dance floor. Its infectious energy and catchy chorus make it a crowd-pleaser, ensuring that the celebration is alive with movement and joy. Playing "Shut Up and Dance" is like giving everyone an irresistible invitation to let loose and dance, and is one of our favorite first dance wedding songs.


19. Just Dance by Lady Gaga, Colby O'Donis

"Just Dance" by Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis is a pop-electro party starter that brings a burst of excitement to the dance floor. Its thumping drums and Gaga's distinctive vocals create an atmosphere of unbridled celebration. Playing "Just Dance" as one of the first dance songs is like initiating an extravaganza that sets the tone for a night of unforgettable moments.


20. I Wanna Dance with Somebody by Whitney Houston

"I Wanna Dance with Somebody" by Whitney Houston is a dance-pop classic that invites everyone to join the celebration. Its upbeat rhythm and Houston's powerful vocals make it a timeless choice for filling the dance floor with infectious energy. Playing this song is like igniting a spark of pure joy that resonates with every beat.


21. One More Time by Daft Punk

"One More Time" by Daft Punk is an electronic dance anthem that infuses the celebration with futuristic vibes. Its repetitive yet hypnotic beats create an atmosphere of continuous celebration. Playing this song is like embracing the rhythm of the future, where every moment is a chance to dance.


22. Higher Love by Kygo, Whitney Houston

"Higher Love" by Kygo featuring Whitney Houston is a modern take on a classic hit. Its tropical house beats and Houston's timeless vocals create a dance floor experience that bridges the gap between the past and present. Playing "Higher Love" is like inviting guests to experience a contemporary celebration with a nod to musical history.


23. Uptown Girl by Billy Joel

"Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel is a pop-rock classic that infuses the night with a retro charm. Its catchy melody and Joel's charismatic vocals make it an ideal choice for a dance party with a touch of vintage flair. Playing this song is like stepping into a time machine and experiencing the vibrant energy of a bygone era.


24. Somebody To Love by Justin Bieber

"Somebody To Love" by Justin Bieber is a pop-dance hit that turns the dance floor into a pulsating realm of contemporary celebration. As one of my favorite upbeat wedding songs, Bieber's charismatic delivery make it a fantastic choice for a lively dance party. Playing this song is like declaring that the celebration is a canvas for expressing love and joy.


25. Bailando by Enrique Iglesias, Sean Paul

"Bailando" by Enrique Iglesias featuring Sean Paul is a Latin-infused dance track that brings a sizzling rhythm to the celebration. Its lively beats and dynamic collaborations make it a standout choice for couples who want to infuse their wedding with a touch of exotic flair. Playing "Bailando" is like transporting the dance floor to a wonderful world or a vibrant salsa club.


26. Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

"Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield is an empowering anthem that adds a touch of inspiration to the mix. Its uplifting lyrics and Bedingfield's soulful vocals create a moment of celebration and reflection. Playing this song is like inviting everyone to embrace the unwritten possibilities of love and joy.


27. The One That Got Away by Katy Perry

"The One That Got Away" by Katy Perry is a pop ballad that adds a touch of melancholy to the song selection. Its poignant lyrics and Perry's emotive vocals create a moment of reflection amidst the celebration. Playing this song is like acknowledging the bittersweet aspects of love, adding depth to the emotional landscape of the wedding celebration.


28. Party In The U.S.A. by Miley Cyrus

"Party In The U.S.A." by Miley Cyrus is a pop anthem that infuses the wedding with a patriotic spirit. Its catchy chorus and Cyrus' energetic delivery make it a fantastic choice for celebrating the joy of love on American soil. When it comes to wedding music, this may not be on many radar's but it's truly a great addition to any wedding playlist, due to it's popularity and notoriety for happiness.


29. Oops!... I Did It Again by Britney Spears

"Oops!... I Did It Again" by Britney Spears is a pop sensation that adds a playful vibe to the celebration. Its iconic chorus and Spears' charismatic vocals make it a timeless choice for a lighthearted dance party. Playing this song is like injecting a dose of nostalgia and fun into the celebration.


30. Dancing Queen by ABBA

"Dancing Queen" by ABBA is a disco-pop classic that turns the dance floor into a glittering ballroom of joy. Its infectious beats and ABBA's harmonious vocals create an atmosphere of timeless celebration. Playing this song is like inviting everyone to to the dance floor, with each step echoing the exuberance of the '70s.


31. Walking On Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves

"Walking On Sunshine" by Katrina & The Waves is an uplifting anthem that can filly any wedding with radiant energy. Its cheerful melody and optimistic lyrics make it a perfect choice for a dance party infused with sunshine and joy.


32. Knock You Down by Keri Hilson, Kanye West, Ne-Yo

"Knock You Down" by Keri Hilson featuring Kanye West and Ne-Yo is an R&B hit that adds a touch of romance to the dance floor. Its soulful vibes and collaborative vocals create a moment of emotional connection amidst the celebration.


33. Forever by Chris Brown

"Forever" by Chris Brown is a contemporary R&B-dance track that turns the dance floor into a pulsating realm of celebration. Its lively beats and Brown's dynamic delivery make it a fantastic choice for couples who want to infuse their wedding with a modern, energetic vibe.


34. Hey Ya! by Outkast

"Hey Ya!" by Outkast is a genre-defying hit that brings a dose of funk and hip-hop to the wedding celebration. Its infectious beats and André 3000's dynamic vocals make it a standout choice for couples who want a dance party that defies conventions. Playing this song is like unleashing a wave of rhythmic energy that keeps the celebration vibrant and unpredictable.


35. Hot N Cold by Katy Perry

"Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry is a pop-rock anthem that adds a playful twist to the dance floor. Its catchy chorus and Perry's whimsical lyrics make it a fantastic choice for a dance party filled with ups and downs, creating a lighthearted atmosphere. Playing this song is like navigating the emotional rollercoaster of love with a smile.


36. Bye Bye Bye by NSYNC

"Bye Bye Bye" by NSYNC is a boy band classic, and one of those first dance songs that is both popular and nostalgic. Its iconic choreography and NSYNC's harmonious vocals make it a timeless choice for any dance party that pays homage to the late '90s. Playing this song is like transporting the celebration back to an era of synchronized dance moves and boy band mania.


37. Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex

"Cotton Eye Joe" by Rednex is a country-dance crossover that turns the dance floor into a hoedown. Its lively beats and infectious fiddle make it a standout choice for couples who want to add a touch of country charm to their celebration.


38. Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry

When it comes to oldies wedding songs, it's hard to ignore "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry. This dance song is a funk-rock anthem adds a groovy vibe to the wedding. Its funky beats and energetic instrumentation make it a fantastic choice for a dance party that grooves to the rhythm of classic funk. Playing this song is like inviting everyone to let loose and get down to the funky beats of celebration.


39. Celebration by Kool & The Gang

"Celebration" by Kool & The Gang is a party anthem that can turn the dance floor into a festival of joy. Its jubilant chorus and festive energy make it a timeless choice for celebrating love and life. Playing this song is like igniting a spark of pure joy that resonates with every beat.


40. Crank That by Soulja Boy

"Crank That" by Soulja Boy is a hip-hop dance song that is a sensation among people my age. Its catchy rhythm and iconic dance moves make it a standout choice for a wedding that wants to channel the spirit of hip-hop.


41. Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest

"Dancing in the Moonlight" by King Harvest is a feel-good anthem that turns the dance floor into a moonlit paradise. Its mellow vibes and uplifting lyrics make it a perfect choice for couples who want a dance party immersed in the magic of moonlight. Playing this song is like creating a dreamy atmosphere where every step feels like a dance under the stars.


42. What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction

"What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction boasts catchy chorus, and One Direction's charismatic vocals make it a fantastic choice for a dance song filled with positive vibes. Playing this song is like capturing the essence of youthful exuberance and carefree joy.


43. You Make My Dreams (Come True) by Daryl Hall & John Oates

"You Make My Dreams (Come True)" by Daryl Hall & John Oates is a pop-rock classic that turns the dance floor into a whimsical dreamscape. Its upbeat melody and optimistic lyrics make it an ideal choice for a dance party that feels like stepping into a romantic daydream.


44. I Was Made For Lovin' You by KISS

"I Was Made For Lovin' You" by KISS boasts iconic guitar riffs and theatrical vocals to create a moment of rock and roll romance amidst the celebration. This is one of those dance songs where playing it creates a headbanging celebration of love.


45. Cupid Shuffle by Cupid

"Cupid Shuffle" by Cupid is a line dance sensation that turns the dance floor into a synchronized celebration. Its catchy instructions and lively beats make it a fantastic choice for couples who want to involve everyone in a choreographed dance experience, even those people too stubborn to dance. As the first dance song I ever learned the choreography to (I know it's basic), this is a nostalgic masterpiece.


46. Crazy In Love (feat. Jay-Z) by Beyoncé

"Crazy In Love" by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z is an R&B and hip-hop collaboration that can turns any wedding party into a sizzling arena of passion. Its energetic beats and Beyoncé's powerhouse vocals make it a standout choice for a dance party that exudes the fiery spirit of love.


47. Rasputin by Boney M.

"Rasputin" by Boney M. boats an infectious instrumental and storytelling lyrics make it a standout choice for couples who want to infuse their celebration with a touch of historical and dance floor flair. Playing this song is like transporting the celebration to the discotheques of the '70s with a Russian twist.


48. Levitating by Dua Lipa

"Levitating" by Dua Lipa is a modern pop hit that turns the dance floor into a celestial realm of celebration. Its groovy beats and Lipa's charismatic vocals create an atmosphere of contemporary joy. Playing this song is like elevating the dance floor experience to new heights, where every step feels like a dance in the clouds.


49. Don't Stop Believin' by Journey

"Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey is a rock anthem that turns the dance floor into a journey of hope and celebration. Its anthemic chorus and uplifting lyrics make it a timeless choice for a dance party that encourages everyone to hold on to the magic of belief. Playing this song is like igniting a spark of optimism for all to enjoy.


50. One Kiss by Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa

"One Kiss" by Calvin Harris featuring Dua Lipa is a dance-pop hit that turns the dance floor into a realm of romantic allure. Its pulsating beats and Lipa's enchanting vocals make it a standout choice for couples who want to infuse their celebration with a touch of contemporary romance. Playing this song is like casting a spell of love on all those at the wedding party.


51. Billie Jean by Michael Jackson

"Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson is a pop and funk masterpiece that turns the dance floor into a stage of iconic and nostalgic moves. Its infectious bassline and Jackson's electrifying vocals create an incredible atmosphere. Playing this song is like stepping into the moonwalk of musical history, where every move echoes the brilliance of the King of Pop.


52. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) by Beyoncé

"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" by Beyoncé is an empowering anthem for any wedding party. Its catchy chorus and Beyoncé's fierce vocals make it a fantastic choice for a dance party that celebrates the spirit of singlehood.


53. Hey, Soul Sister by Train

"Hey, Soul Sister" by Train is a pop-rock hit that turns the dance floor into a celebration of soulful connection. Its acoustic charm and uplifting lyrics make it an ideal choice for a slow dance that feels like a poetic journey of love. Playing this song is like creating a moment of musical intimacy amidst the celebration.


54. Disturbia by Rihanna

"Disturbia" by Rihanna is an electro-pop sensation that turns the dance floor into a thrilling realm of celebration. This dance song boasts both a trance-inducing instrumental and Rihanna's haunting vocals create an atmosphere of excitement.


55. I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas

"I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas is a dance-pop anthem that can instantly turn any wedding into a euphoric realm of celebration. Its uplifting beats and positive vibes make it a fantastic choice for a dance party that anticipates a night of unforgettable moments. Playing this as one of your first dance songs is like setting the stage for a celebration filled with the promise of joy and excitement.


15 Honorable Mentions

Obviously, it's hard to narrow a list down to only a few of the best wedding songs, so let's briefly show love to a few more you should know about.

  1. Better Together by Jack Johnson

  2. All My Life by K-Ci & JoJo

  3. Ho Hey by The Lumineers

  4. L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole

  5. Lucky by Jason Mraz

  6. Your Song by Elton John

  7. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) by Natalie Cole

  8. Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers

  9. Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley

  10. Journey Forever by The Beach Boys

  11. Can't Stop The Feeling! by Justin Timberlake

  12. At Last by Etta James

  13. For Once In My Life by Stevie Wonder

  14. All of Me by John Legend

  15. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong


In Conclusion

Your wedding day deserves a soundtrack as special as your love story.


These 55 best wedding songs aren't just musical choices; they're invitations to dance, laugh, and create lasting memories.


From the infectious beats of "Shout" to the tender serenade of "Just the Way You Are," each song weaves into the fabric of your celebration, creating moments that linger in your heart forever.


As you embark on this special day, remember that the best wedding songs resonate with you, articulating the unspoken vows of your love.


So, let the dance party extravaganza begin, and may your wedding day be a symphony of love, laughter, and unforgettable moments.



Otherwise, until next time!

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