Top Wedding Songs

Corina & Luke at Sequoia Restaurant

In no specific order, here are my top wedding songs, created through equal parts intuition and inspiration (some selections have been culled from the playlists of past wedding clients). This list is always evolving, and will soon be broken down into distinct lists further organized by genre. So keep in mind this is by no means a complete library listing but is a good place to start for choosing your own playlist.

First Dance Songs:
01.) At Last – Etta James
02.) The Luckiest – Ben Folds
03.) You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder
04.) I Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
05.) These Arms of Mine – Otis Redding
06.) It Had to Be You – Harry Connick, Jr.
07.) Here, There, and Everywhere – The Beatles
08.) Be Mine – David Gray
09.) You Send Me – Sam Cooke
10.) I Will – The Beatles
11.) Sea of Love – The Honeydrippers
12.) Let’s Get Married – Al Green
13.) Let It Be Me – The Everly Brothers
14.) In My Life – The Beatles
15.) By Your Side – Sade
16.) True Love Ways – Buddy Holly
17.) You Send Me – Sam Cooke
18.) Better Together – Jack Johnson
19.) The Book of Love – Magnetic Fields
20.) If I Could – Lou Barlow
21.) The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice
22.) I’ve Been Loving You Too Long – Otis Redding
23.) Ohh Baby Baby – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
24.) Here We Go – Jon Brion
25.) Something – The Beatles
26.) Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney
27.) Into My Arms – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
28.) Head Over Heels – Tears For Fears
29.) You & Me – Dave Matthews Band
30.) Be Mine – David Gray
31.) This Will Be Our Year – The Zombies
32.) The Way I Am – Ingrid Michaelson
33.) You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
34.) Harvest Moon – Neil Young
35.) I’ve Fallen in Love (With You) – Cara Thomas
36.) Everywhere I Go – Willie Nelson
37.) Sea of Love – Cat Power
38.) The Man – Pete Yorn
39.) Feeling Good – Michael Bublé
40.) The Sweetest Love – Robin Thicke
41.) All I Want Is You (first dance edit) – U2
42.) All My Life – KC & Jo-Jo
43.) Northern Sky – Nick Drake
44.) New Slang – The Shins
45.) I Hope Tomorrow Is Like Today – Guster
46.) English Rose – The Jam
47.) I’ve Loved You All Over the World – Willie Nelson
48.) If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
49.) Bring It On Home – Little Big Town
50.) Making Plans – Miranda Lambert

Father-Daughter Dance Songs:
01.) Father & Daughter – Paul Simon
02.) My Girl – The Temptations
03.) Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
04.) What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
05.) Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross
06.) My Heart Belongs to Daddy – Anita O’Day
07.) Morning Has Broken – Cat Stevens
08.) Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
09.) The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
10.) You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder
11.) Lovely Day – Bill Withers

Mother-Son Dance Songs:
01.) You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder
02.) A Song For Mama – Boyz II Men
03.) What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
04.) The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
05.) Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
06.) Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
07.) I Am Your Child – Barry Manilow
08.) Stand By Me – Ben E. King
09.) Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) – John Lennon
10.) Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
11.) Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison

Dance Songs:
01.) Hey Ya! – OutKast
02.) Cecilia – Simon & Garfunkel
03.) Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
04.) Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
05.) You Should Be Dancing – Bee Gees
06.) Get Low – Flo Rida
07.) Love Shack – B-52s
08.) Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
09.) Promiscuous – Nelly Furtado
10.) Umbrella – Rhianna
11.) Brick House – Commodores
12.) Pick Up the Pieces – Average White Band
13.) Independent Woman Pt. 1 – Destinys Child
14.) Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
15.) Move Your Feet – Junior Senior
16.) Express Yourself – Madonna
17.) A Little Less Conversation (XL Remix) – Elvis Presley
18.) Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
19.) Kiss – Prince
20.) I Believe in Miracles – The Jackson Sisters
21.) Brown-Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
22.) Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go? – Soft Cell
23.) Twist & Shout – The Beatles
24.) I Can’t Wait – Nu Shooz
25.) Genius of Love – Tom Tom Club
26.) Give It to Me Baby – Rick James
27.) You’re the First, the Last, My Everything – Barry White
28.) Silly Love Songs – Paul McCartney & Wings
29.) Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
30.) Baby Love – The Supremes
31.) What I Like About You – The Romantics
32.) I Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
33.) Sympathy for the Devil (Fatboy Slim Remix) – The Rolling Stones
34.) Love and Happiness – Al Green
35.) I Want You Back (Z-Trip Remix) – The Jackson Five
36.) Like a Prayer – Madonna
37.) My Girl – The Temptations
38.) Hot in Herre – Nelly
39.) Bustin’ Loose – Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers
40.) Sardines – Junkyard Band
41.) Sex Kiss Machine (DMC Remix) – James Brown vs. Prince
42.) Bad Girls – Donna Summer
43.) Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani
44.) The 900 Number – Mark the 45 King
45.) Scenario (Remix) – A Tribe Called Quest
46.) The Choice is Yours (Remix) – Black Sheep
47.) Wild Thing – Tone Loc
48.) We Are Family – Sister Sledge
49.) You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine – Lou Rawls
50.) What A Man – Linda Lynell
51.) Rehab – Amy Winehouse
52.) Dance to the Drummer’s Beat – Herman Kelly & Life
53.) I Get Lifted – George McCrae
54.) Funky Cold Madonna – Tone Loc vs. Madonna
55.) Shack Up – Banbarra
56.) Da Butt – EU
57.) I Feel Good – James Brown
58.) Game of Love – Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders
59.) Rapture – Blondie
60.) Copacabana – Shirley Bassey
61.) A Roller Skating Jam Called Saturdays – De La Soul
62.) Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
63.) Tramp – Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
64.) Celebration – Kool & the Gang
65.) We Are Family – Sister Sledge
66.) Wild Thing – The Troggs
67.) You Really Got Me – The Kinks
68.) Boom Boom – The Animals
69.) Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
70.) Passing Me By – The Pharcyde
71.) Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll – Vaughn Mason
72.) September – Earth Wind and Fire
73.) Love Like This – Faith Evans
74.) I Feel For You – Chaka Khan
75.) Crazy in Love – Beyonce
80.) Da Funk – Daft Punk
81.) Nitty Gritty – Skeewiff
82.) Stuck in the Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
83.) Dancing in the Moonlight – King Harvest
84.) Bust a Move – Young MC
85.) Mama Said Knock You Out – LL Cool J
86.) Electric Avenue – Eddie Grant
87.) Ain’t No Other Man – Christina Aguilera
88.) My Baby Just Cares for Me – Nina Simone
89.) Lovefool – The Cardigans
90.) I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
91.) Cheek to Cheek – Ella Fitzgerald & Louie Armstrong
92.) Groove is in the Heart – Deee-Lite
93.) Into the Groove – Madonna
94.) The Globe – Big Audio Dynamite
95.) Lady Marmalade – LaBelle & Patti LaBelle
96.) Let the Music Play – Shannon
97.) Golden Years – David Bowie
98.) S.O.S. – Rhianna
99.) I’m Still in Love With You – Sean Paul
100.) Flashlight – Parliament
101.) Drop It Like Its Hot – Snoop Dogg
102.) [Rock the Gossip (The Clash vs. Missy Elliott)] – Hollertronix
103.) Jump, Jive and Wail – Louis Prima
104.) Now That We Found Love – Heavy D. & the Boys
105.) Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
106.) Got to Give It Up (Pts. 1 & 2) – Marvin Gaye
107.) L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
108.) Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
109.) Venus – Bananarama
110.) White Lines (Don’t Do It) – Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel
111.) Tighten Up – Archie Bell & the Drells
112.) Walk This Way – Run-DMC
113.) A Rollerskating Jam Called Saturday – De La Soul
114.) Bra – Cymande
115.) You Dropped a Bomb On Me – The Gap Band
116.) Dancing in the Dark (Extended Remix) – Bruce Springsteen
117.) Lyn Collins – Think
118.) It Takes Two – Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
119.) Your Love is King – Sade
120.) The Best is Yet to Come – Frank Sinatra
121.) Billy Jean – Michael Jackson
122.) Mi Swing Es Tropical – Quantic & Nickodemus feat Tempo & The Candela Allstars
123.) The Way Young Lovers Do – Van Morrison
124.) God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
125.) I Melt With You – Modern English
126.) Happy Together – The Turtles
127.) I Feel Love – Donna Summer
128.) Be My Baby – The Ronettes
129.) Car Wash – Rose Royce
130.) Funkytown – Lipps, Inc.
131.) That’s the Way, I Like It – KC & the Sunshine Band
132.) Love Rollercoaster – Ohio Players
133.) Dazz – Brick
134.) Running Away – Roy Ayers
135.) I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Gladys Knight & the Pips
136.) Donde Estabass – Fort Knox Five
137.) Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh!) – Lumidee
138.) She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals
139.) Boys & Girls – Blur
140.) Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
141.) Can’t Get Blue Monday Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue vs. New Order
142.) Respect – Aretha Franklin
143.) The Rockefeller Skank – Fatboy Slim
144.) Push It – Salt ‘n’ Pepa
145.) My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It) – En Vogue
146.) Hollywood Swingin’ – Kool and the Gang
147.) Body Movin’ (Fatboy Slim Remix) – Beastie Boys
148.) You Shook Me (All Night Long) – AC/DC
149.) Moondance – Van Morrison
150.) Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot
151.) Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
152.) Come On Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners
153.) Stronger – Kanye West
154.) Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira w/ Wyclef Jean
155.) Sexxyback – Justin Timberlake
156.) Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off – Ella Fitzgerald & Louie Armstrong
157.) Yeah – Usher
158.) Rock This Town – Stray Cats
159.) Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
160.) Bizarre Love Triangle – New Order
161.) The Humpty Dance – Digital Underground
162.) Hot Hot Hot – Buster Poindexter
163.) Try a Little Tenderness – Otis Redding
164.) Green Onions – Booker T. & the MGs
165.) Then He Kissed Me – The Crystals
166.) My Generation – The Who
167.) Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
168.) Oya Como Va – Santana
169.) Low Rider – War
170.) All Night Long – Lionel Richie
171.) Super Freak – Rick James
172.) Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
173.) Feel Good Inc. – Gorillaz
174.) Shhake It Up [Twist & Shout remix] – Diplo vs. the Beatles
175.) Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
176.) Pour Some Sugar on Me – Def Leppard
177.) The Promise – When in Rome
178.) Quiet Nights and Quiet Stars – Frank Sinatra
179.) The Girl From Ipanema – Stan Getz feat. Astrud Gilberto
180.) B-A-B-Y – Carla Thomas
181.) Dancing in the Street – Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
182.) Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
183.) Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? – Rod Stewart
184.) You Really Got a Hold On Me – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
185.) Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing – Stevie Wonder
186.) Twenty-Five Miles – Edwin Starr
187.) Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
188.) Walking the Dog – Rufus Thomas
189.) Never Leave You (Uh Ooh Uh Ooh) – Lumidee
190.) Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner
191.) Dance to the Music – Sly & the Family Stone
192.) Poison – Bel Biv Devoe
193.) Soul Finger – The Bar-Kays
194.) Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder
195.) The Horse – Cliff Nobles
196.) Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get – The Dramatics
197.) You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
198.) Jungle Boogie – Kool & the Gang
199.) Miss You (Disco Version) – The Rolling Stones
200.) Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
201.) Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammy Terrell
202.) Drive My Car – The Beatles
203.) Fantasy (Remix) – Mariah Carey with ODB
204.) Canned Heat – Jamiroquai
205.) Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyonce
206.) Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
207.) Who’s That Lady – The Isley Brothers
208.) Tik Tok – Ke$ha
209.) California Gurls – Katy Perry
210.) You’re So Cool – Hans Zimmer
211.) Laid – James
212.) Bulletproof – La Roux
213.) Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
214.) Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) – Hall & Oates
215.) But It’s Alright – J.J. Jackson
216.) Miss You Much – Janet Jackson
217.) Forever – Chris Brown
218.) Eye Can’t Go For Crazy Tiger – Doc Delay & DJ B. Cause
219.) New Frontier – Donald Fagan
220.) Do It Again – Steely Dan
221.) No One (Reggae Remix feat. Junior Reid) – Alicia Keys
222.) Rude Boy – Rihanna
223.) Circus – Britney Spears
224.) Don’t Bring Me Down – Electric Light Orchestra
225.) Head Over Heels – Tears For Fears
226.) I Decided (Part I) – Solange
227.) Beware of the Boyz (Remix feat. Jay-Z) – Punjabi MC
228.) (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
229.) Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
230.) The Sweetest Thing – U2
231.) Soul Man – Sam & Dave
232.) P.Y.T. (12″ Mix) – Michael Jackson
233.) Money (That’s What I Want) – Barrett Strong
234.) Mercy – Duffy
235.) Where It’s At – Beck
236.) Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa – Vampire Weekend
237.) Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Santa Esmeralda
238.) You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
239.) Cold Beverage – G. Love & Special Sauce
240.) Gimme Some Lovin’ – The Spencer Davis Group
241.) Only The Good Die Young – Billy Joel
242.) Right As Rain (nVMe Remix) – Adele
243.) Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
244.) Jimmy Mack – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
245.) Green Light (feat. Andre 3000) – John Legend
246.) Get Ready for the Young Folks – Controller 7
247.) Womanizer – Britney Spears
248.) Late in the Evening – Paul Simon
249.) Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys) – Jay-Z
250.) We’re Going to Be Friends – The White Stripes

Indie Rock Songs You Can Dance To:
01.) La La Love You – Pixies
02.) I Will Dare – The Replacements
03.) Ladyflash – The Go! Team
04.) Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
05.) Heavy Metal Drummer – Wilco
06.) Buggin’ – The Flaming Lips
07.) Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
08.) Float On – Modest Mouse
09.) Mr. Brightside – The Killers
10.) Deceptacon – Le Tigre
11.) Feel Good Inc. – Gorillaz
12.) Supernova – Liz Phair
13.) Just Like Heaven – The Cure
14.) Kids – MGMT

Last Songs:
01.) Last Dance – Donna Summer
02.) We Are Young – Fun.
03.) Sleep Walk – Santo & Johnny
04.) Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
05.) Save the Last Dance For Me – The Drifters
06.) I’ve Had the Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
07.) Night and Day – Rufus & Carla Thomas
08.) Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
09.) Good Feeling – Violent Femmes
10.) I’m Sticking With You – Velvet Underground

You can see how this list compares to the current national list available here.

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