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Choosing the perfect wedding music to accompany your big day will help compliment your theme, make the day flow effortlessly and create some truly magical moments that will last a lifetime.

To get your wedding playlist in gear, we've put together this epic selection of the best wedding songs of all time to complement each moment of your wedding day. You'll find a whole host of wedding music ideas, from romantic wedding ceremony songs, right through to lively wedding reception songs to get your guests up and dancing.

Once you've decided on your playlist, head on over to our live wedding music section where you'll find a whole host of incredible wedding bands and musicians.

Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Ceremony Songs

Ceremony song ideas, from the guest arrival to the processional and signing of the registers.

wedding drinks reception

Daytime Wedding Songs

Increase the tempo with a foot-tapping soundtrack to compliment your drinks reception.

evening wedding party

Evening Wedding Songs

Get the audience on their feet with these party-starting classics, a mix of the very best wedding songs to cater to everyone.

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Wedding Ceremony Songs

Picking the right ceremony songs to match your theme will help to define the tone of your wedding day. Whether you decide to have some fun with your entrance song or create an epic romantic backdrop with a wedding string quartet, the soundtrack to your wedding ceremony is limited only by your imagination.

Guest Arrival/Prelude Songs

Family and friends are arriving, and your ushers are showing guests to their seats - the excitement is palpable, and the atmosphere is starting to build!

There are numerous directions to take when considering your guest arrival songs, from traditional classical wedding songs to contemporary favourites and acoustic songs.

  • With A Little Help From My Friends - The BeatlesWith A Little Help From My Friends - The BeatlesPlay
  • Lovely Day - Bill WithersLovely Day - Bill WithersPlay
  • My Blue Sky - ELOMy Blue Sky - ELOPlay
  • Everything – Michael BubleEverything – Michael BublePlay
  • Watermelon Sugar - Harry StylesWatermelon Sugar - Harry StylesPlay
  • Shape Of You - Ed SheeranShape Of You - Ed SheeranPlay
  • For Once in My Life - Stevie WonderFor Once in My Life - Stevie WonderPlay
  • It Must Be Love - MadnessIt Must Be Love - MadnessPlay
  • Bittersweet Symphony - The VerveBittersweet Symphony - The VervePlay
  • Hoppipolla - Sigur RosHoppipolla - Sigur RosPlay
  • Under the Sea - Little MermaidUnder the Sea - Little MermaidPlay

Wedding Processional / Walking Down The Aisle Songs

The wedding processional is where the formalities really begin, with the bride traditionally walking down the aisle last, accompanied by her father or another family member. You may decide to have two wedding processional songs, the first for the wedding party and a second for the bridal entrance.

So what are the best wedding songs for walking down the aisle? We've listed the top 10 classical and contemporary love songs for weddings below.

Popular / Contemporary

  • A Thousand YearsA Thousand Years - Christina PerriPlay
  • Can’t Help Falling In LoveCan’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis PresleyPlay
  • SongbirdSongbird - Fleetwood MacPlay
  • Somewhere Over The RainbowSomewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'olePlay
  • SomethingSomething - The BeatlesPlay
  • At LastAt Last - Etta JamesPlay
  • Your SongYour Song - Elton JohnPlay
  • Make You Feel My LoveMake You Feel My Love - AdelePlay
  • PerfectPerfect - Ed SheeranPlay
  • The LuckiestThe Luckiest - Ben FoldsPlay

Classical

  • Canon In DCanon In D - PachelbelPlay
  • Wedding MarchWedding March - Felix MendelssohnPlay
  • Bridal ChorusBridal Chorus - Richard WagnerPlay
  • Air on G StringAir on G String - J.S. BachPlay
  • Suite for Unaccompanied CelloSuite for Unaccompanied Cello - J.S. BachPlay
  • Clare de LuneClare de Lune - DebussyPlay
  • The Prince Of Denmark’s MarchThe Prince Of Denmark’s March - Jeremiah ClarkePlay
  • Spring (from Four Seasons)Spring (from Four Seasons) - VivaldiPlay
  • Ode to JoyOde to Joy - BeethovenPlay
  • Air (from Water Music)Air (from Water Music) - HandelPlay
Read More: 100+ Entrance Songs to Walk Down The Aisle to

Popular Wedding Hymns

Whether you're having a religious or a secular wedding, you may wish to choose a selection of hymns to sing during the ceremony. Your Marriage officiant will offer guidance on suitability, but in the meantime, we've carefully selected some of the best wedding hymns below.

  • Amazing GraceAmazing GracePlay
  • All Things Bright & BeautifulAll Things Bright & BeautifulPlay
  • Ode to JoyOde to JoyPlay
  • Praise To The Lord, The AlmightyPraise To The Lord, The AlmightyPlay
  • Jesu Joy Of Man’s DesiringJesu Joy Of Man’s DesiringPlay
  • HallelujahHallelujahPlay
  • Somewhere Over The RainbowSomewhere Over The RainbowPlay
  • Blowing In The WindBlowing In The WindPlay
  • Fire & RainFire & RainPlay
Read More: Most Popular Wedding Hymns

Signing Of The Register Songs

So, you remembered your vows and hopefully he didn't say 'Rachel' at the alter! It's now time to sign the register, along with your chosen witnesses, and make the marriage legally binding. Now's the perfect time for guests to take photos and soak in the romantic atmosphere. Here are some beautiful wedding songs to capture the romance of your wedding day so far.

  • Here Comes The SunHere Comes The Sun - The BeatlesPlay
  • How Long Will I Love YouHow Long Will I Love You - Ellie GouldingPlay
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm YourSigned, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours - Stevie WonderPlay
  • ParadiseParadise - ColdplayPlay
  • Better TogetherBetter Together - Jack JohnsonPlay
  • The Power Of LoveThe Power Of LovePlay
  • Marry MeMarry Me - TrainPlay
  • Somewhere Only We KnowSomewhere Only We Know - KeanePlay
  • Perfect DayPerfect Day - Lou ReedPlay
  • Tale As Old As TimeTale As Old As TimePlay

Wedding Recessional Songs / Wedding Exit Songs

You've tied the knot and are now officially married! All that's left to do is to walk back down the aisle, hand in hand with your loved one. The best wedding recessional songs are usually uplifting and reflect the positivity of the day, so we recommend the following songs for the bridal exit below.

  • All You Need Is LoveAll You Need Is Love - The BeatlesPlay
  • Sky Full Of StarsSky Full Of Stars - ColdplayPlay
  • You & MeYou & Me - The WannadiesPlay
  • To Love SomebodyTo Love Somebody - The Bee GeesPlay
  • I Was Born To Love YouI Was Born To Love You - QueenPlay
  • What A Wonderful WorldWhat A Wonderful World - Louis ArmstrongPlay
  • Good VibrationsGood Vibrations - The Beach BoysPlay
  • Dog Days Are OverDog Days Are Over - Florence & The MachinePlay
  • I’m YoursI’m Yours - Jason MrazPlay
  • Happy TogetherHappy Together - Happy TogetherPlay
Read More: 100+ Wedding Recessional Songs to Exit The Ceremony
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Daytime Wedding Songs

You've left the church, confetti covered and have just been handed a chilled glass of Prosecco - the daytime drinks reception is where the fun really starts! The drinks reception allows everyone (including you!) to have a breather and take in this momentous occasion, so a selection of upbeat wedding songs will accompaniment this part of the day perfectly. Now it's just up to you what top weddings songs you've got hidden under your sleeve!

Best Drinks Reception Songs

Champagne is flowing, the photography is underway, and guests now have the chance to mingle. The drinks reception is probably the most relaxed part of the day and is the perfect opportunity to chill out, enjoy the moment and listen to some feel-good wedding songs. We've created a list of suggestions below for jazz, country & folk and popular music, perfect for the champagne reception.

Popular Drinks Reception Songs

  • Wouldn’t It Be NiceWouldn’t It Be Nice - The Beach BoysPlay
  • Viva La VidaViva La Vida - ColdplayPlay
  • Time Of Your LifeTime Of Your Life - GreendayPlay
  • Sweet DispositionSweet Disposition - Temper TrapPlay
  • Love Me Like You DoLove Me Like You Do - Ellie GouldingPlay
  • Our HouseOur House - Crosby, Stills, Nash & YoungPlay
  • I Heard It Through The GrapevineI Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin GayePlay
  • Feeling GoodFeeling Good - Nina SimonePlay
  • BlackbirdBlackbird - The BeatlesPlay
  • Pencil Full Of LeadPencil Full Of Lead - Paulo NutiniPlay

Jazz Drinks Reception Songs

It may just be one day of the year, but like Dinah said, 'What A Difference A Day Makes'. Give your drinks reception an air of sophistication with some of the most famous jazz wedding songs of all time.

  • Fly Me To The MoonFly Me To The Moon - Frank SinatraPlay
  • Lady Is A TrampLady Is A Tramp - Ella FitzgeraldPlay
  • Girl From IpanemaGirl From Ipanema - Antonio JobimPlay
  • L.O.V.EL.O.V.E - Nat King ColePlay
  • Perhaps, Perhaps, PerhapsPerhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps - Doris DayPlay
  • What A Difference A Day MakesWhat A Difference A Day Makes - Dinah WashingtonPlay
  • SummertimeSummertime - Billie HolidayPlay
  • FeverFever - Peggy LeePlay
  • MoondanceMoondance - Van MorrisonPlay
  • First Time I Ever Saw Your FaceFirst Time I Ever Saw Your Face - Roberta FlackPlay
  • Ain't That A Kick In The Head - Dean MartinAin't That A Kick In The Head - Dean MartinPlay
  • When I Fall In Love - Nat King ColeWhen I Fall In Love - Nat King ColePlay
  • Cheek To CheekCheek To CheekPlay

Country & Folk Drinks Reception Songs

A summer breeze is flowing and you've just grabbed a cold pale ale with your best man - all you need now is some uplifting country and folk! From Mumford & Sons to Emmylou Harris, we've got a great selection of the best country & folk wedding songs to get help kickstart your playlist.

  • EmmylouEmmylou - First Aid KitPlay
  • A Love That Will Never Grow OldA Love That Will Never Grow Old - Emmylou HarrisPlay
  • O I Long To Feel Your Arms Around MeO I Long To Feel Your Arms Around Me - Father John MistyPlay
  • If Only You Could See Yourself Like I See YouIf Only You Could See Yourself Like I See You - Foy VancePlay
  • And I Love HerAnd I Love Her - PassengerPlay
  • Flowers In Her HairFlowers In Her Hair - The LumineersPlay
  • MillionaireMillionaire - Chris StapletonPlay
  • Die A Happy ManDie A Happy Man - Thomas RhettPlay
  • I Just Wanna Love YouI Just Wanna Love You - The ShiresPlay
  • Guiding LightGuiding Light - Mumford & SonsPlay

Popular Wedding Breakfast Songs

Your guests are seated and the atmosphere is electric - there's laughter, clinking glasses and smiles all around! Add some of these popular wedding breakfast songs to your playlist to create the perfect atmosphere.

  • 9 To 59 To 5 - Dolly PartonPlay
  • Strawberry SwingStrawberry Swing - ColdplayPlay
  • Rock LobsterRock Lobster - The B-52’sPlay
  • Is This LoveIs This Love - Corinne Bailey RaePlay
  • Red Red WineRed Red Wine - UB40Play
  • When A Man Loves A WomanWhen A Man Loves A Woman - Percy SledgePlay
  • American PieAmerican Pie - Don McleanPlay
  • Higher LoveHigher Love - James Vincent McMorrowPlay
  • In My LifeIn My Life - The BeatlesPlay
  • Sweet CreatureSweet Creature - Harry StylesPlay
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Evening Wedding Receptions Songs

It's time to hit the dance floor and turn this celebration into a party! The wedding reception song list is undoubtedly the most important soundtrack you're ever likely to curate, so no pressure. Ultimately, you'll want to include popular wedding songs that will be enjoyed by all guests, along with your personal favourites.

Best Cutting The Cake Wedding Songs

Cutting the cake is usually done just before the first dance song, but some couples may opt to do so before the wedding breakfast, as it's such an excellent opportunity for a photo! Why not have a bit of fun and choose one of our top 10 best wedding songs to cut the cake to - this playlist should be a piece of cake, right?

  • How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By YouHow Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - James TaylorPlay
  • Sweetest ThingSweetest Thing - U2Play
  • Sweet DreamsSweet Dreams - EurythmicsPlay
  • Sugar, We’re Going DownSugar, We’re Going Down - Fallout BoyPlay
  • Cake By The OceanCake By The Ocean - DNCEPlay
  • Sweets For My SweetSweets For My Sweet - The DriftersPlay
  • ChocolateChocolate - The 1975Play
  • Banana PancakesBanana Pancakes - Jack JohnsonPlay

Best First Dance Songs

Finally, it's time show off your moves and everyone is eager to see what special song you've picked. It's the perfect chance to show off your uniqueness, whether you've choreographed a routine, meticulously rehearsed your waltz, or just want to get out there and have some impromptu fun! Below, we've picked the best first dance songs to get the evening underway.

  • All Of MeAll Of Me - John LegendPlay
  • Thinking Out LoudThinking Out Loud - Ed SheeranPlay
  • Unchained Melody - The Righteous BrothersUnchained Melody - The Righteous BrothersPlay
  • HomeHome - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZeroesPlay
  • God Only KnowsGod Only Knows - The Beach BoysPlay
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of YouCan’t Take My Eyes Off Of You - Frankie ValliPlay
  • Stand By MeStand By Me - Ben E. KingPlay
  • Marry You - Bruno MarsMarry You - Bruno MarsPlay
  • I Wanna Be YoursI Wanna Be Yours - Arctic MonkeysPlay
  • Baby I’m YoursBaby I’m YoursPlay
  • MirrorballMirrorball - ElbowPlay
  • The Way You Look Tonight - Frank SinatraThe Way You Look Tonight - Frank SinatraPlay
  • Let’s Stay TogetherLet’s Stay Together - Al GreenPlay
  • That's How Strong My Love Is - Otis ReddingThat's How Strong My Love Is - Otis ReddingPlay
Read More: 100+ Best First Dance Songs

Father & Daughter Dance Songs

Always an emotional moment, the father and daughter song can be one of the hardest to get right. Browse through the most popular father/daughter dance songs below for some ideas.

  • WingsWings - BirdyPlay
  • DaughterDaughter - Loudon Wainwright IIIPlay
  • You’re My Best FriendYou’re My Best Friend - QueenPlay
  • Sweet Child O'MineSweet Child O'Mine - Guns n’ RosesPlay
  • Isn’t She LovelyIsn’t She Lovely - Stevie WonderPlay
  • Father & DaughterFather & Daughter - Paul SimonPlay
  • God Gave Me YouGod Gave Me You - Blake SheltonPlay
  • WildflowersWildflowers - Tom PettyPlay
  • She’s Leaving HomeShe’s Leaving Home - The BeatlesPlay
  • LandslideLandslide - Fleetwood MacPlay
Read More: 100+ Father / Daughter Dance Songs

Classic Wedding Party Songs

A rare handful of songs have the uncanny ability to lure guests onto the dance floor in droves. Here are some of the very best wedding songs for an unforgettable wedding party.

  • Uptown FunkUptown Funk - Mark Ronson (Feat. Bruno Mars)Play
  • Can’t Stop The FeelingCan’t Stop The Feeling - Justin TimberlakePlay
  • Mr BrightsideMr Brightside - Mr BrightsidePlay
  • Sex Is On FireSex Is On Fire - Kings of LeonPlay
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney HoustonI Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney HoustonPlay
  • SeptemberSeptember - Earth, Wind and FirePlay
  • Brown Eyed GirlBrown Eyed Girl - Van MorrisonPlay
  • ValerieValerie - Amny WinehousePlay
  • Town Called MalicTown Called Malice - The JamPlay
  • Sweet Home AlabamaSweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd SkynyrdPlay
  • I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed PeasI Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed PeasPlay
  • Shake It Off - Taylor SwiftShake It Off - Taylor SwiftPlay

Most Popular Wedding Songs for the Evening

If you're a lover of pop, then you'll want to make sure all the popular hits get some airtime. Curating a playlist full of the best pop wedding songs is guaranteed to keep the party atmosphere flowing!

  • Shut Up & DanceShut Up & Dance - Walk The MoonPlay
  • Billie JeanBillie Jean - Michael JacksonPlay
  • Twist & ShoutTwist & Shout - The BeatlesPlay
  • One More TimeOne More Time - Daft PunkPlay
  • Single LadiesSingle Ladies - BeyoncePlay
  • You Really Got MeYou Really Got Me - The KinksPlay
  • Don’t Stop Me NowDon’t Stop Me Now - QueenPlay
  • Sweet CarolineSweet Caroline - Neil DiamondPlay
  • Are You Gonna Be My GirlAre You Gonna Be My Girl - JetPlay
  • All StarAll Star - Smash MouthPlay

Best Indie Wedding Songs

There's an enormous feeling of unity when you and your friends are belting out the words to Last Night by The Strokes or simply shouting the melody to Kids by MGMT. So, if you're not afraid of losing your voice, we thoroughly suggest the following Indie wedding songs.

  • She Moves In Her Own WayShe Moves In Her Own Way - The KooksPlay
  • I Bet You Look Good On The Dance FloorI Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic MonkeysPlay
  • BanquetBanquet - Bloc PartyPlay
  • Last NiteLast Nite - The StrokesPlay
  • If You WannaIf You Wanna - The VaccinesPlay
  • Not Nineteen ForeverNot Nineteen Forever - CourteenersPlay
  • 77 - Catfish & The BottlemenPlay
  • I Predict A RiotI Predict A Riot - Kaiser ChiefsPlay
  • Take Me OutTake Me Out - Franz FerdinandPlay
  • KidsKids - MGMTPlay
Read More: Top 100 Indie Wedding Songs

Best Country Music Wedding Songs

It's wholesome, good clean fun - what's not to like about country music? Grab an iced cold beer, because we're about to run you through some of the most popular country wedding songs to play at your wedding reception - yeehaw!

  • Take Me Home, Country RoadsTake Me Home, Country RoadsPlay
  • The BonesThe BonesPlay
  • HurricaneHurricanePlay
  • Tennessee WhiskeyTennessee WhiskeyPlay
  • When The Tequila Runs OutWhen The Tequila Runs OutPlay
  • Wine, Beer, WhiskeyWine, Beer, WhiskeyPlay
  • Don’t Threaten Me With A Good TimeDon’t Threaten Me With A Good TimePlay
  • Boys ‘Round HereBoys ‘Round HerePlay
  • Man, I Feel Like A WomanMan, I Feel Like A WomanPlay
  • Life Is A HighwayLife Is A HighwayPlay

Best R&B Wedding Songs

It's no surprise that some of the most famous wedding songs are from R&B artists such as Drake, Beyonce, Alice Keys & Kanye West. A driving rhythm and silky, soulful vocals are what makes this genre of music so much fun to dance along to. Check out our list of the best R&B wedding songs below.

  • One DanceOne Dance - DrakePlay
  • FourFiveSecondsFourFiveSeconds - Rihanna, Kanye, Paul McCartneyPlay
  • Hollaback GirlHollaback Girl - Gwen StefaniPlay
  • Crazy In LoveCrazy In Love - BeyoncePlay
  • If I Ain’t Got YouIf I Ain’t Got You - Alicia KeysPlay
  • Cry Me A RiverCry Me A River - Justin TimberlakePlay
  • Hey Ya!Hey Ya! - OutkastPlay
  • 7 Days7 Days - Craig DavidPlay
  • American BoyAmerican Boy - Estelle feat. Kanye WestPlay
  • In Da ClubIn Da Club - 50 CentPlay

Modern / Contemporary Wedding Songs

If you're a lover of chart music, then you'll want to make sure you include all of the best contemporary wedding songs in your playlists. We've picked some of our favourite modern wedding songs from the past year to get you started.

  • Good As HellGood As Hell - LizzoPlay
  • Bad GuyBad Guy - Billie EilishPlay
  • Loving Is EasyLoving Is Easy - Rex Orange CountyPlay
  • Blinding LightsBlinding Lights - The WeekndPlay
  • Don’t Start NowDon’t Start Now - Dua LipaPlay
  • Adore YouAdore You - Harry StylesPlay
  • CirclesCircles - Post MalonePlay
  • Lost In YesterdayLost In Yesterday - Tame ImpalaPlay
  • Beautiful FacesBeautiful Faces - Beautiful FacesPlay
  • Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You) - Bombay Bicycle ClubPlay

Best Rock Wedding Songs

You may want to dust off the air guitar, tie your tie around your head and think seriously about adding some of these epic rock wedding songs to your evening playlist. From AC/DC to The Darkness, you really are spoilt for choice. Take a look at our recommended rock wedding songs below to help get you started.

  • I Believe In A Thing Called LoveI Believe In A Thing Called Love - The DarknessPlay
  • No One KnowsNo One Knows - Queens Of The Stone AgePlay
  • EverlongEverlong - Foo FightersPlay
  • You Shook Me All Night LongYou Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DCPlay
  • The MiddleThe Middle - Jimmy Eat WorldPlay
  • Smells Like Teen SpiritSmells Like Teen Spirit - NirvanaPlay
  • Song 2Song 2 - BlurPlay
  • IrisIris - Goo Goo DollsPlay
  • On Top Of The WorldOn Top Of The World - Imagine DragonsPlay
  • Seven Nation ArmySeven Nation Army - The White StripesPlay

Alternative Wedding Songs

If there's one thing we've all learnt, it's that it's good to be different! There's a huge variety of alternative artists to choose from, so why not throw caution to the wind and include some of these alternative wedding songs in your playlist.

  • There Is A Light That Never Goes OutThere Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The SmithsPlay
  • MapsMaps - Yeah Yeah YeahsPlay
  • Hounds Of LoveHounds Of Love - The FutureheadsPlay
  • Here Comes Your ManHere Comes Your Man - The PixiesPlay
  • Just Like HeavenJust Like Heaven - The CurePlay
  • Don’t Delete The KissesDon’t Delete The Kisses - Wolf AlicePlay
  • I Will Follow You Into The DarkI Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab for CutiePlay
  • Toothpaste KissesToothpaste Kisses - The MaccabeesPlay
  • AngelsAngels - The XXPlay
  • For SureFor Sure - Future IslandsPlay

Unique Wedding Songs

Fancy yourself as a bit of a music buff? Why not show off your unique taste by throwing in some 'not so well known' hits into the mix, because who knows, they could go down a storm! If you're looking for inspiration, we've chosen some unique wedding songs below for you to peruse.

  • I Found YouI Found You - Alabama ShakesPlay
  • Seasons (Waiting On You)Seasons (Waiting On You) - Future IslandsPlay
  • Elephant GunElephant Gun - BeirutPlay
  • Simple SongSimple Song - The ShinsPlay
  • StarlingsStarlingsPlay
  • Gold SnafuGold Snafu - Sticky FingersPlay
  • Sovereign Light CaféSovereign Light Café - KeanePlay
  • Carry YouCarry You - The Teskey BrothersPlay
  • Volcanic LoveVolcanic Love - The AcesPlay
  • SpiralSpiralPlay
Read More: 100+ Unusual First Dance Songs

Funny Wedding Songs

Now, you may roll your eyes at some of the songs below, but I defy the person who doesn't link arms and spin around in circles when Cotton Eyed Joe makes an appearance! They're a bit cheesy, but a whole lot of fun, so why not throw in some of the best funny wedding songs to see what antics your guests get up to.

  • Love ShackLove Shack - The B-52sPlay
  • Gangnam StyleGangnam Style - PSYPlay
  • Mambo No. 5Mambo No. 5 - Lou BegaPlay
  • MacerenaMacerena - Los del MarPlay
  • Spice Up Your LifeSpice Up Your Life - The Spice GirlsPlay
  • Cotton Eyed JoeCotton Eyed Joe - RednexPlay
  • 5, 6, 7, 85, 6, 7, 8 - StepsPlay
  • CopacabanaCopacabana - Barry ManilowPlay
  • The Bad TouchThe Bad Touch - Bloodhound GangPlay
  • SupermanSuperman - Black LacePlay

Tongue-In-Cheek Wedding Reception Songs

If you're feeling particularly cheeky, then you may wish to consider adding some of the best tongue-in-cheek wedding songs to your reception playlist. However, it may be wise to play these after your grandparents have said their goodbyes.

  • Grounds For DivorceGrounds For Divorce - ElbowPlay
  • Run To The HillsRun To The Hills - Iron MaidenPlay
  • You’re Going To Lose That GirlYou’re Going To Lose That Girl - The BeatlesPlay
  • What’s Love Got To Do With ItWhat’s Love Got To Do With It - Tina TurnerPlay
  • No Woman, No CryNo Woman, No Cry - Bob MarleyPlay
  • Shout Out To My ExShout Out To My Ex - Little MixPlay
  • Gold DiggerGold Digger - Kayne West feat. Jamie FoxxPlay
  • Bad RomanceBad Romance - Lady GaGaPlay
  • Don’t Marry HerDon’t Marry Her - Beautiful SouthPlay
  • Another One Bites The DustAnother One Bites The Dust - QueenPlay

Pop Punk Wedding Songs

If you were lucky enough to be brought up on MTV, Kerrang and Scuzz then you'll remember the upbeat and infectious sound of the following pop-punk bands! Gone are the days when you slipped on your wrecked converse and headed out on your skateboard, but that doesn't mean you can't include some of these punk wedding songs to bring back the nostalgia of your teenage years.

  • In Too DeepIn Too Deep - Sum 41Play
  • Air HostessAir Hostess - BustedPlay
  • All The Small ThingsAll The Small Things - Blink 182Play
  • Stacy’s MumStacy’s Mum - Fountains Of WaynePlay
  • 19851985 - Bowling For SoupPlay
  • Misery BusinessMisery Business - ParamorePlay
  • My Friends Over YouMy Friends Over You - New Found GloryPlay
  • Flavour Of The WeekFlavour Of The Week - American Hi-FiPlay
  • Gives You HellGives You Hell - The All-American RejectsPlay
  • Want You BadWant You Bad - The OffspringPlay

Best 50s Rock ’n’ Roll Wedding Songs

If the theme of your wedding is 'drive-through diner' then you'll want the authentic 50s soundtrack to accompany your special day. The best 50s rock 'n' roll wedding songs aren't hard to come by, especially when you're looking through the back catalogue of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry to name but a few.

  • Johnny B. GoodeJohnny B. Goode - Chuck BerryPlay
  • Hound DogHound Dog - Elvis PresleyPlay
  • Rock Around The ClockRock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & The CometsPlay
  • Blue Suede ShoesBlue Suede Shoes - Carl PerkinsPlay
  • Great Balls Of FireGreat Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee LewisPlay
  • Jailhouse RockJailhouse Rock - Elvis PresleyPlay
  • Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ OnWhole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On - Jerry Lee LewisPlay
  • Tutti FruityTutti Fruity - Little RichardPlay
  • That’ll Be The DayThat’ll Be The Day - Buddy HollyPlay
  • Twenty Flight RockTwenty Flight Rock - Eddie CochranPlay

Disco & Funk Wedding Reception Songs

Studio 54 was the pinnacle of the disco era, jam-packed with incredibly catchy songs to boogie on down! If you're looking to include the best disco & funk wedding songs, then we strongly suggest adding the following songs to your wedding playlist for a funk wedding vibe.

  • Ain’t No Mountain High EnoughAin’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin GayePlay
  • Ain’t NobodyAin’t Nobody - Chaka KhanPlay
  • Car WashCar Wash - Rose RoycePlay
  • Dancing In The StreetDancing In The Street - Martha ReevesPlay
  • Everybody DanceEverybody Dance - ChicPlay
  • Blame It On The BoogieBlame It On The Boogie - The JacksonsPlay
  • I Feel GoodI Feel Good - James BrownPlay
  • I’m Coming OutI’m Coming Out - Diana RossPlay
  • SeptemberSeptember - Earth, Wind & FirePlay
  • SuperstitionSuperstition - Stevie WonderPlay

Best 80s Wedding Reception Songs

Outrageous outfits and larger than life hairdos - it's no wonder the 80s is one of the most popular themes for a party. If you're hoping guests don some spandex and embrace the cheese, then you'll need these top 80s wedding tunes to guarantee a killer playlist!

  • The VoiceThe Voice - John FarnhamPlay
  • Livin On A PrayerLivin' On A Prayer - Bon JoviPlay
  • We’ve Built This CityWe’ve Built This City - StarshipPlay
  • Let’s DanceLet’s Dance - David BowiePlay
  • JumpJump - Van HalenPlay
  • Eye Of The TigerEye Of The Tiger - SurvivorPlay
  • The Final CountdownThe Final Countdown - EuropePlay
  • Take On MeTake On Me - AhaPlay
  • Don’t Stop BelievingDon’t Stop Believing - JourneyPlay
  • Summer Of 69Summer Of 69 - Brian AdamsPlay

90s Dance Wedding Reception Songs

Glow sticks flicker throughout the dance floor and everyone is in a trance! Could it be the rhythm of the night? Either way, picking the best 90s dance wedding songs to play at your reception is never a bad idea, so we've put together a selection of our favourites - get ready for this!

  • I Like To Move ItI Like To Move It - Reel 2 RealPlay
  • FaithlessInsomnia - FaithlessPlay
  • Outta SpaceOutta Space - ProdigyPlay
  • Let Me Be Your FantasyLet Me Be Your Fantasy - Baby DeePlay
  • Rhythm Is A DancerRhythm Is A Dancer - Snap!Play
  • Mr VainMr Vain - Culture BeatPlay
  • What Is LoveWhat Is Love - HadawayPlay
  • “Around”Around The World - Daft PunkPlay
  • Get Ready For ThisGet Ready For This - 2 UnlimitedPlay
  • Rhythm Of The NightRhythm Of The Night - CoronaPlay

Wedding Song Medleys

Who doesn't love a good medley of songs? Everyone knows the score, it's time to really let loose and impress everyone with your lyrical knowledge! We've picked some of the best wedding medleys below for you to consider for your wedding reception.

Best Wedding Exit Songs

It's not uncommon for the bride and groom to leave the wedding reception, usually to go catch a flight to their honeymoon destination. It's not always easy leaving the fun, so why not choose one of the best wedding exit songs to really exit in style! There are a million reasons for this moment to feel great and there are plenty of great songs to accompany you and your partner as you leave.

  • Bohemian RhapsodyBohemian Rhapsody - QueenPlay
  • You’ve Got The LoveYou’ve Got The Love - Florence & The MachinePlay
  • Don’t Look Back Into The SunDon’t Look Back Into The Sun - The LibertinesPlay
  • The Backseat Of My CarThe Backseat Of My Car - Paul McCartneyPlay
  • Come Fly With MeCome Fly With Me - Frank SinatraPlay
  • SomedaySomeday - The StrokesPlay
  • Go Your Own WayGo Your Own Way - Fleetwood MacPlay
  • Ho HeyHo Hey - The LumineersPlay
  • The Long And Winding RoadThe Long And Winding Road - The BeatlesPlay
  • Lake Shore DriveLake Shore Drive - Aliotta Haynes JeremiahPlay

The Last Dance / Final Call Songs

It's the crescendo, the last hoorah, the big finale and everyone wants to sing their hearts out one last time! It's vital that you choose a great last dance wedding song to play at the end of the evening, it's a chance to go all out before the curtain calls and everyone stumbles off to get a taxi or fumble around for their room keys.

  • One Day Like ThisOne Day Like This - ElbowPlay
  • New York, New YorkNew York, New York - Frank SinatraPlay
  • Zorba The GreekZorba The Greek - John Murphy & David HughesPlay
  • Don’t Look Back In AngerDon’t Look Back In Anger - OasisPlay
  • Don’t Stop Me NowDon’t Stop Me Now - Don’t Stop Me NowPlay
  • Hit The Road JackHit The Road Jack - Ray CharlesPlay
  • Hey JudeHey Jude - The BeatlesPlay
  • Come On EileenCome On Eileen - Dexy’s Midnight RunnersPlay
  • (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life - Billy Medley & Jennifer WarnesPlay
  • AngelsAngels - Robbie WilliamsPlay
Read More: Best Last Dance Wedding Songs

Post-Wedding Songs To Ease Your Hangover!

A dry mouth, sense of guilt, and why is everything so loud and bright? That's right, I'm afraid it's the morning after the wedding and everyone is feeling the effects. With this in mind, we've put together a selection of the best wedding hangover songs to gently ease you into the day.

  • Time Of The SeasonTime Of The Season - The ZombiesPlay
  • Sunday MorningSunday Morning - The Velvet UndergroundPlay
  • Soulful StrutSoulful Strut - Young-Holt UnlimitedPlay
  • Deer Creek CanyonDeer Creek Canyon - Sera CahoonePlay
  • Wild FireWild Fire - Laura MarlingPlay
  • DetectoristsDetectorists - Johnny FlynnPlay
  • I Still Believe In YouI Still Believe In You - FlytePlay
  • Summer GirlSummer Girl - HAIMPlay
  • Wild RoseWild Rose - Will StrattonPlay
  • I Guess This Is LifeI Guess This Is Life - JordanaPlay