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.
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- 1990s Wedding Songs
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- Top 10 1990s Songs
- Questions about 1990s Songs
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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The 1990s gave us so many choices, it’s hard to keep to our top 100 favorites!
Top 5 1990s Songs
- Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks
- All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo
- I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
- I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
- 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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