1990s Wedding Songs: Trending Hits & Best-Ever Throwbacks

Updated November 1, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell

This list of 1990s wedding songs will do just the trick to make everyone happy.

You will discover grunge, techno, rap, bubblegum pop, rock ballads, and more.

1990s Wedding Songs

When picking out 1990s songs for your wedding, you must consider the following 3 factors:

  1. What is the tempo of the song to determine the style of dance?
  2. What is the meaning of the song and is it appropriate for your wedding?
  3. Does the song’s genre match the theme of your wedding?

Let’s start with the most popular right now.

Trending 1990s Wedding Songs

  1. “Friends In Low Places” by Garth Brooks
  2. “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” by Shania Twain
  3. “Wannabe” by Spice Girls
  4. “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by Backstreet Boys
  5. “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan
  6. “All The Small Things” by Blink-182
  7. “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of..)” by Lou Bega
  8. “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot
  9. “Jump Around” by House Of Pain
  10. “I Want It That Way” by Backstreet Boys
  11. “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex
  12. “All Star” by Smash Mouth
  13. “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn
  14. “Macarena” by Los Del Rio
  15. “Suavemente” by Elvis Crespo
  16. “Any Man Of Mine” by Shania Twain
  17. “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice
  18. “No Scrubs” by TLC
  19. “Return Of The Mack” by Mark Morrison
  20. “Pony” by Ginuwine

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As an experienced wedding DJ, I’ve assembled a list of popular 1990s songs to get people on the dance floor and for romance at your wedding! The list is grouped by genre to match your taste in music.

1990s Fun Hip Hop Tracks

  1. Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It – Will Smith
  2. Hypnotize – The Notorious B.I.G.
  3. Mo Money Mo Problems – The Notorious B.I.G. (money dance song)
  4. Let Me Clear My Throat – DJ Kool (party dance song)
  5. C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train) – Quad City DJ’s (group dance song)
  6. Killing Me Softly With His Song – The Fugees (dinner song)
  7. California Love – 2pac feat. Roger Troutman & Dr. Dre (party dance song)
  8. Tootsee Roll – 69 Boyz
  9. Whatta Man – Salt-N-Pepa (groomsmen song)
  10. Jump Around – House Of Pain (party dance song)
  11. Jump – Kris Kross
  12. Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot
  13. Whoomp! (There It Is) – Tag Team (party dance song)
  14. U Can’t Touch This – M.C. Hammer
  15. The Humpty Dance – Digital Underground
  16. Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice


Next, read the 90s love tracks list.


1990s Rock Party

  1. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers (recessional song)
  2. All The Small Things – blink-182 (party dance song)
  3. Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas
  4. All Star – Smash Mouth (entrance song)
  5. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith (slow dance song)
  6. One Week – Barenaked Ladies
  7. I’ll Be – Edwin McCain (first dance song)
  8. Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
  9. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) – Green Day (last dance song)
  10. MMMBop – Hanson
  11. Fly – Sugar Ray
  12. Semi-Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind (party dance song)
  13. Crash Into Me – Dave Matthews Band
  14. I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts (wedding party song)
  15. Only Wanna Be With You – Hootie & The Blowfish (recessional song)
  16. Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
  17. Fly – Sugar Ray
  18. All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
  19. All For Love – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting
  20. Two Princes – Spin Doctors
  21. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams (first dance song)
  22. More Than Words – Extreme (dinner song)
  23. Nothing Else Matters – Metallica (first dance song)
  24. Life Is A Highway – Tom Cochrane
  25. One – U2
  26. Thunderstruck – AC/DC (party dance song)


Listen to a list of 2000s wedding songs.


1990s Popular Pop Hits

  1. All My Life – Linda Ronstadt with Aaron Neville
  2. I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys (dinner song)
  3. I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
  4. Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
  5. ..Baby One More Time – Britney Spears (party dance song)
  6. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys
  7. Tearin’ Up My Heart – N Sync
  8. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion (parents’ dance song)
  9. I Love You Always Forever – Donna Lewis (recessional song)
  10. You Were Meant For Me – Jewel
  11. How Bizarre – OMC (party dance song)
  12. Wannabe – Spice Girls (bridesmaids song)
  13. I Swear – All-4-One (slow dance song)
  14. Everlasting Love – Gloria Estefan
  15. The Power Of Love – Celine Dion
  16. December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) (re-release) – Four Seasons
  17. Dreamlover – Mariah Carey
  18. Hero – Mariah Carey (parents’ dance song)
  19. Touch Me (All Night Long) – Cathy Dennis

1990s Best R&B Favorites

  1. Here And Now – Luther Vandross
  2. Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
  3. All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo (first dance song)
  4. You – Jesse Powell & Gerald Albright (first dance song)
  5. No Diggity – BLACKstreet
  6. Return Of The Mack – Mark Morrison (party dance song)
  7. You’re Makin’ Me High – Toni Braxton
  8. Pony – Ginuwine (party dance song)
  9. One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
  10. This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan (party dance song)
  11. Waterfalls – TLC
  12. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World – Prince
  13. On Bended Knee – Boyz II Men
  14. I Have Nothing – Whitney Houston
  15. My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It) – En Vogue
  16. Save The Best For Last – Vanessa Williams (last dance song)
  17. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston (first dance song)
  18. Poison – Bell Biv Devoe (party dance song)


1990s Country Love & Upbeat Tracks

  1. Amazed – Lonestar (slow dance song)
  2. Man! I Feel Like A Woman! – Shania Twain (party dance song)
  3. From This Moment On – Shania Twain (recessional song)
  4. It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
  5. Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus (party dance song)
  6. Boot Scootin’ Boogie – Brooks & Dunn (party dance song)
  7. I Cross My Heart – George Strait (first dance song)
  8. Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks (party singalong song)

1990s Dance Party Hits

  1. Believe – Cher (party dance song)
  2. Macarena – Los Del Rio
  3. Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex
  4. What Is Love – Haddaway
  5. Another Night – Real McCoy
  6. Finally – CeCe Peniston (party dance song)
  7. Good Vibrations – Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch
  8. Groove Is In The Heart – Deee-Lite
  9. Vogue – Madonna
  10. Show Me Love – Robin S (party dance song)

1990s Latin Flavor

  1. Mambo No. 5 (a Little Bit of…) – Lou Bega (party dance song)
  2. Suavemente – Elvis Crespo (party dance song)

1990s Unforgettable Reggae Tunes

  1. Informer – Snow (party dance song)
  2. I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – UB40 (first dance song)

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



The better question is what 1990s 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.

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, the World Trade Center bombing, the 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” which 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.

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 the best 90s 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 such 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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Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder/editor of My Wedding Songs from his experience as a wedding DJ. He is the author of two wedding planners: ‘Wedding Songs Planner’ and ‘The Wedding Music Toolkit’. Matt is the host of the ‘Wedding Songs Podcast’. He shares music inspiration in his weekly newsletter the ‘Wedding MusicLetter’. His articles have been published on Rolling Stone, DJ Life Magazine, and DJ Times. Matt resides in the wedding capital of the world – Las Vegas.


  1. 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 !!

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