Top Wedding Songs

In no specific order, here are our top wedding songs

Alla & Gustavo's wedding at the Bolger CenterAlla & Gustavo’s wedding at the Bolger Center | image courtesy Eye Wonder Photography

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In no specific order, here are our top wedding songs, created through equal parts intuition and inspiration (of course, many thanks to 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:

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

    Father-Daughter Dance Songs:

  1. Paul Simon “Father & Daughter”
  2. The Temptations “My Girl”
  3. Stevie Wonder “Isn’t She Lovely”
  4. Louis Armstrong “What a Wonderful World”
  5. Luther Vandross “Dance With My Father”
  6. Anita O’Day “My Heart Belongs to Daddy”
  7. Cat Stevens “Morning Has Broken”
  8. Fleetwood Mac “Landslide”
  9. Frank Sinatra “The Way You Look Tonight”
  10. Stevie Wonder “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”
  11. Bill Withers “Lovely Day”

    Mother-Son Dance Songs:

  1. Stevie Wonder “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”
  2. Boyz II Men “A Song For Mama”
  3. Louis Armstrong “What a Wonderful World”
  4. Frank Sinatra “The Way You Look Tonight”
  5. Billy Joel “Just the Way You Are”
  6. Nat King Cole “Unforgettable”
  7. Barry Manilow “I Am Your Child”
  8. Ben E. King “Stand By Me”
  9. John Lennon “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)”
  10. Rod Stewart “Have I Told You Lately”
  11. Van Morrison “Have I Told You Lately”

    Reception Songs:

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

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

Top Wedding SongsCorina & Luke’s wedding at Sequoia Restaurant

3 thoughts on “Top Wedding Songs

  1. Nice list…do the have a list for when everyone is dinning (eating). like melody playing in the background?

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