best 1990s music for weddings

Top 100 1990s Wedding Songs

 

 
Want to get your wedding guests on the dance floor? This list of 1990s songs will do just the trick. Just as the 1980s gave us abundance, the 1990s saw an abundance of music styles. We got grunge, techno, rap, bubblegum pop, rock ballads, and more. Who can resist the first dance to Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”?

What 1990’s Songs Are Good For My Wedding?

The better question is what 1990’s song isn’t good for your wedding? Well, maybe a few. But let’s brainstorm, shall we?

If your wedding is a country theme, “Friends in Low Places” will get everyone to sing along as well as “Achy Breaky Heart” and “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.” If you want a more hip scene, “This Is How We Do it” will bring people on the floor along with “Gonna Make You Sweat” and “The Humpty Dance.”

Who doesn’t love dancing to “Groove is in the Heart” by Dee-Lite? “Jump Around” is another favorite.

First dance? We got you. “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams is a great choice along with Aerosmith’s “Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.” “From this Moment” by Shania Twain would be an epic choice for a processional song.

best 1990s music for weddings

 

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Best Songs Of the 1990s

We can’t wait to hear which songs you will choose for your wedding. If you think we should have a song on our best 1990s music list, please comment below with your song choice. We’d love to know which song you’d like it to replace.

1990s wedding song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: May 30, 2021

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SongAmazon Link
2pac feat. Roger Troutman & Dr. Dre
California Love
1995, Hip Hop
69 Boyz
Tootsee Roll
1994, Hip Hop
AC/DC
Thunderstruck
1990, Rock
Aerosmith
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
1998, Pop Rock
All-4-One
I Swear
1994, Pop
Backstreet Boys
Everybody (Backstreet's Back)
1997, Pop
Backstreet Boys
I Want It That Way
1999, Dance
Barenaked Ladies
One Week
1998, Rock
Bell Biv Devoe
Poison
1990, New Jack Swing
Billy Ray Cyrus
Achy Breaky Heart
1992, Country
BLACKstreet
No Diggity
1996, R&B
blink-182
All The Small Things
1999, Rock
Boyz II Men
On Bended Knee
1994, R&B
Britney Spears
Baby One More Time
1998, Pop
Brooks & Dunn
Boot Scootin' Boogie
1992, Country
Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting
All For Love
1993, Pop Rock
Bryan Adams
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You
1991, Rock
C+C Music Factory
Gonna Make you Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
1990, Dance
Cathy Dennis
Touch Me (All Night Long)
1991, Move to This
CeCe Peniston
Finally
1991, Dance
Celine Dion
Because You Loved Me
1996, Pop
Celine Dion
The Power Of Love
1993, Pop
Cher
Believe
1998, Dance
Dave Matthews Band
Crash Into Me
1996, Rock
Deee-Lite
Groove Is In The Heart
1990, Dance
Destiny's Child
Say My Name
1999, R&B
Digital Underground
The Humpty Dance
1990, Hip Hop
DJ Kool
Let Me Clear My Throat
1996, Hip Hop
Donna Lewis
I Love You Always Forever
1996, Pop
Edwin McCain
I'll Be
1998, Rock
Elton John
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
1994, Pop Rock
Elvis Crespo
Suavemente
1998, Latin
En Vogue
My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
1992, New Jack Swing
Extreme
More Than Words
1991, Rock
Four Seasons
December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)
1993, Pop
Garth Brooks
Friends In Low Places
1990, Country
George Strait
I Cross My Heart
1992, Country
Ginuwine
Pony
1996, R&B
Gloria Estefan
Everlasting Love
1994, Latin Pop
Goo Goo Dolls
Iris
1998, Rock
Green Day
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
1997, Rock
Haddaway
What Is Love
1993, Dance
Hanson
MMMBop
1997, Pop Rock
Hootie & The Blowfish
Only Wanna Be With You
1995, Pop Rock
House Of Pain
Jump Around
1992, Hip Hop
Jewel
You Were Meant For Me
1996, Folk Pop
K-Ci & JoJo
All My Life
1998, R&B
Kris Kross
Jump
1992, Hip Hop
Linda Ronstadt with Aaron Neville
All My Life
1989, Pop
Lonestar
Amazed
1999, Country
Los Del Rio
Macarena
1995, Dance
Lou Bega
Mambo No. 5 (a Little Bit of...)
1999, Latin
Luther Vandross
Here And Now
1989, R&B
Madonna
Vogue
1990, Dance
Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
One Sweet Day
1995, R&B
Mariah Carey
Dreamlover
1993, Pop
Mariah Carey
Hero
1993, Pop
Mark Morrison
Return Of The Mack
1996, R&B
Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch
Good Vibrations
1991, New Jack Swing
MC Hammer
U Can't Touch This
1990, Hip Hop
Metallica
Nothing Else Matters
1991, Metallica
Montell Jordan
This Is How We Do It
1995, R&B
N Sync
Tearin' Up My Heart
1997, Dance
OMC
How Bizarre
1996, Pop
Prince
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
1994, R&B
Quad City DJ's
C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)
1996, Hip Hop
Real McCoy
Another Night
1993, Dance
Rednex
Cotton Eye Joe
1994, Techno
Ricky Martin
Livin' La Vida Loca
1999, Pop
Robin S
Show Me Love
1990, Dance
Salt-N-Pepa
Whatta Man
1993, Hip Hop
Santana with Rob Thomas
Smooth
1999, Rock
Savage Garden
I Knew I Loved You
1999, Pop
Shania Twain
From This Moment On
1998, Country
Shania Twain
Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
1999, Country
Sheryl Crow
All I Wanna Do
1994, Pop Rock
Sir Mix-A-Lot
Baby Got Back
1992, Hip Hop
Smash Mouth
All Star
1999, Rock
Snow
Informer
1993, Reggae Dance
Spice Girls
Wannabe
1996, Pop
Spin Doctors
Two Princes
1993, Rock
Sugar Ray
Fly
1997, Rock
Tag Team
Whoomp! (There It Is)
1992, Hip Hop
The Fugees
Killing Me Softly With His Song
1996, Hip Hop Soul
The Notorious B.I.G.
Hypnotize
1997, Hip Hop
The Notorious B.I.G.
Mo Money Mo Problems
1997, Hip Hop
The Proclaimers
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
1989, Rock
The Rembrandts
I'll Be There For You
1995, Pop Rock
Third Eye Blind
Semi-Charmed Life
1997, Rock
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
It's Your Love
1997, Country
TLC
Waterfalls
1995, R&B
Tom Cochrane
Life Is A Highway
1991, Rock
Toni Braxton
You're Makin' Me High
1996, R&B
U2
One
1991, Rock
UB40
I Can't Help Falling In Love With You
1993, Reggae
Vanessa Williams
Save The Best For Last
1992, R&B
Vanilla Ice
Ice Ice Baby
1990, Hip Hop
Whitney Houston
I Have Nothing
1993, R&B
Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You
1992, R&B
Will Smith
Gettin' Jiggy Wit It
1998, Hip Hop

Do you have a favorite 1990s song, not on our list?  Please share your song below so that we can add it!

The 1990s gave us so many choices, it’s hard to keep to our top 100 favorites!

Top 5 1990s Songs

  1. Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks
  2. All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo
  3. I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
  4. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
  5. This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan

1990’s — The Decade After the Yuppies

In the 1990s, we once again found ourselves at war with what we later called Operation Desert Storm. We also had “war” in our own backyard with the LA Riots after the Rodney King verdict, World Trade Center bombing, Oklahoma City bombing, and the cult compound raid by the FBI in Waco.

Millions also watched intently and chose sides on the O.J. Simpson murder trial. The Nineties were full of highs and lows. The highs included the rise of Tiger Woods in golf and the movie “Titanic” became the highest-selling ever. The lows included the loss of Princess Diana, the killing spree at Columbine High School, and the fear of the Y2K bug. And, don’t forget — one of the biggest technological releases took place in the early 1990s that transformed the world – the Internet.

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1990’s Music Genres

The early 1990s gave us the carryover of hairband rockers like Guns ‘N’ Roses and Metallica. But, we also saw a new form of rock and roll emerge called grunge. Grunge rock, also known as alternative rock, was fathered by bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Green Day.

As an outlet for all they saw wrong with the world, mosh pits with body-slamming often occurred during grunge concerts. Swinging to the other side of the pendulum, bubblegum pop headed the charts with artists such as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and boy bands Backstreet Boys and N’Sync. Techno music, also known as house music or dance music, was a great dance floor filler. Techno chart-toppers of the 1990s included C+C Music Factory and Technotronic.

Hip Hop and Rap music were high on the charts with artists such as MC Hammer and Tone-Loc. Gangsta rap was also popular in teen culture with artists as Dr. Dr and Snoop Doggy Dogg. As gangsta rap and grunge fizzled out, a combination of the two formed – ska. Although it did not catch on, some bands were memorable such as Sublime, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Reel Big Fish.

By the end of the decade, we saw the lack of grunge and the emergence of arena rock, also known as modern rock, powered by mega-bands Red Hot Chili Peppers and Creed. The 1990s were filled with mainstream R&B artists including TLC, Boyz II Men, Whitney Houston, and Usher. Pop-Country also was common with artists like Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, and The Chicks.


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6 responses to “Top 100 1990s Songs for Weddings”

  1. Kuba says:

    How about Nothing Else Matters? Definitely fits imo

  2. Alayna says:

    What about Linda Ronstant and Erin Bevel “All My Life”.. Its a beautiful song and was my wedding song with my first husband who was also my very best friend !!

  3. newland friday says:

    wish i could turn the rays of time

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