100 Best Hip Hop Songs For Weddings
These are the Best Hip Hop Songs for Weddings to get people on the dance floor! Hip hop style of music is created from African music. For all intents and purposes, rap music can be intertwined with Hip Hop music. Rapping is a vocal style in which the vocalist speaks lyrically, in rhyme and verse. The creation of hip hop has been accredited to Keith Cowboy of the music group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
Hip-Hop beginnings in the 1970s entail block parties in New York City in which DJs would isolate percussion breaks of popular songs. Turntable techniques, playing records, beat mixing/matching, and beat juggling eventually developed along with the breaks, creating a base that could be rapped over. Hip-hop was predominantly popular in New York City in the 1970s. It did not grow its internship until the 1980s with new styles of hip-hop.
There are many claims on the first Hip Hop recording. However, our favorite is to be The Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” from 1979. The lyrical content of hip hop evolved from the 1970s to metaphorical lyrics over more complex, multi-layered instrumentals. Artists such as Chuck D and KRS-ONE revolutionized hip-hop by transforming it into a more mature art form. Hip hop from the ’80s and into the new decade formed into many genres including east coast and west coast hip hop, gangsta rap, new school hip hop, world, and crunk.
VH1 created a list of the Top 100 Hip Hop Songs of all-time. We got to thinking and decided to narrow down the list to our favorite wedding songs from that list. Hip Hip fans can be excited as our list is part of the most memorable and historical songs in music history. The year the song was released is noted with the rank on the VH1 Hip Hop songs list. Here’s our list of the greatest 14 wedding hip hop songs.
Greatest Hip Hop Songs by VH1 ReCalculated
PM Dawn – Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
(1991 – Ranked 81).
A remix sampling from Spandau Ballet’s True. Set Adrift On Memory Bliss has a great beat and would make a great background song or slow tempo dance song.
House Of Pain – Jump Around
(1992 – Ranked 66).
Not for your stereotypical wedding song. This uptempo song is for a younger crowd but will fill the dance floor.
LL Cool J – I Need Love
(1987 – Ranked 60).
I Need Love is considered the first rap ballad. A classic slow song that rose to #14 on the Billboard charts. I Need Love would also be a good Garter Removal song.
Young MC – Bust A Move
(1989 – Ranked 47).
Bust A Move has been a time tested dance song to fill wedding dance floors. With a fast tempo beat, wedding guests will want to bust a move to this song.
Method Man ft/ Mary J. Blige – I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need to Get By
(1995 – Ranked 44).
From all the songs listed on the Greatest 100 Hip Hop Songs, this song makes the best choice for the first dance song as a married couple. I’ll Be There For You is based upon the original song sung by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.
Nelly – Hot In Herre
(2002 – Ranked 36).
This is a great song for the garter removal or for the garter placement. Hot In Herre is also a fast tempo song to fill dance floors.
Queen Latifah ft. Monie Love – Ladies First
(1989 – Ranked 35).
We could not leave out a song from one of the most influential women in Hip Hip history. Ladies First would make a great bouquet toss song.
MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
(1990 – Ranked 26).
This is probably the most recognized Hip Hop/Pop song on the list across all genres. A great fast tempo dance song to get wedding guests dancing.
50 Cent – In Da Club
(2003 – Ranked 18).
This is the newest Hip Hop song on the list. In Da Club rose to #1 on the Billboard charts and will definitely get wedding guests in the mood to dance.
Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back
(1992 – Ranked 17)
A great fun party songs to fill the dance floor. It may offend some. However, there was a viral video on YouTube that showed a bridal couple dancing to this.
Run-DMC ft/ Aerosmith – Walk This Way
(2001 – Ranked 4).
A great collaboration between Hip Hop and Rock all-stars. Originally performed by Aerosmith and sampled by Run-DMC. Wedding guests will want to get their groove on to this mid-tempo song.
Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
(1980 – Ranked #2).
Considered one of the few songs that helped popularize hip hop music. Rapper’s Delight was revitalized with a skit in the movie The Wedding Singer in 1998. Not only can you breakdance to Rapper’s Delight, but many wedding parties also plan rehearsed dance moves to this song.
Top 10 Hip Hop & Rap Songs (according to the number of downloads on Amazon)
- Cold – French Montana feat. Tory Lanez
- ROCKSTAR – DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
- Circles – Post Malone
- The Box – Roddy Ricch
- Savage Remix – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé
- Savage – Megan Thee Stallion
- Wash Us In The Blood – Kanye West feat. Travis Scott
- Sunflower – Post Malone & Swae Lee
- death bed (coffee for your head) – Powfu feat. beabadoobee
- BLACK PARADE – Beyoncé
Best Hip Hop Wedding Songs
Hip Hop wedding song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: July 9, 2020
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