Best Hop Hop Wedding Songs

Top 100 Hip Hop Songs For Weddings

 

 
Should you play Hip-Hop at your wedding reception? We say “Hip.” You say “Hop!” Of course, you should. Do you want your wedding reception to be fun or boring?

What is Hip-Hop?

Hip-Hop has its beginnings in the 1970s block parties in New York City where DJs would isolate percussion breaks of popular songs. Turntable techniques, playing records, beat mixing/matching, and beat juggling eventually developed along with the breaks. This created a foundation that could be rapped over.

Hip-hop was predominantly popular in New York City in the 70s but became immensely popular with the new styles introduced in the 80s.

“Hip-hop [sometimes spelled hip hop, without the hyphen] is often identified as just a music form, but it goes well beyond music. Originating in New York’s South Bronx in the 1970s, hip-hop includes four elements: deejaying (also known as DJing or turntabling), MCing (emceeing or rapping), graffiti painting and breakdancing (B-boying). Hip-hop has been adapted by cultures around the world.” Diversity Style Guide

Best Hop Hop Wedding Songs

 

Table of Contents:

Best Hip-Hop Wedding Songs

We have our own list of the 100 best Hip-Hop songs for your wedding reception here. It has been curated by Matthew Campbell.

Do you see a song missing from this list? Let us know in the comments which song we should include and which song it replaces.

Last Updated: June 28, 2021

SongAmazon Link
2 Pac
California Love
1995, All Eyez on Me
50 Cent
In Da Club
2003, Get Rich or Die Tryin’
69 Boyz
Tootsee Roll
1994, Nineteen Ninety Quad
A Tribe Called Quest
Scenario
1992, The Anthology
Baauer
Harlem Shake
2012, Released as a single
Baby Bash w/T-Pain
Cyclone
2007, Cyclone
Beastie Boys
Fight For Your Right
1987, Licensed to Ill
Black Eyed Peas
I Gotta Feeling
2009, The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)
Black Eyed Peas
Let’s Get It Started
2003, Elephunk
Cali Swag District
Teach Me How to Dougie
2010, The Kickback
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
I Like It
2018, Invasion of Privacy
Cardi B
Up
2021, Up
CHIKA
CINDERELLA, Pt. 2
2021, ONCE UPON A TIME
Chris Brown feat. Drake
No Guidance
2019, No Guidance
Common
The Light
2010, Go! Common Classics
Coolio
Fantastic Voyage
1994, It Takes a Thief
Cupid
Cupid Shuffle
2007, Time For A Change
DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne
I’m the One
2017, Grateful
DJ Khaled feat. SZA
Just Us
2019, Father Of Asahd
DJ Kool
Let Me Clear My Throat
1996, Let Me Clear My Throat
DJ Snake feat. Lil Jon
Turn Down For What
2013, Released as a single
Don Omar feat. Lucenzo
Danza Kuduro
2010, Meet the Orphans
Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla
One Dance
2016, Views
Drake
God’s Plan
2018, Scary Hours
Drake
Hotline Bling
2015, Views
Drake
In My Feelings
2018, Scorpion
Drake
Toosie Slide
2020, Toosie Slide
Ent Distrikt
Same Ole 2 Step
2010, Same Ole 2 Step
Fat Joe, DJ Khaled & Amorphous
Sunshine (The Light)
2021, Sunshine (The Light)
Fatman Scoop
Be Faithful
2008, Fatman Scoop "Hottest Featured Artist Recordings"
Fetty Wap
Trap Queen
2015, Trap Queen
Flo Rida feat. David Guetta
Club Can’t Handle Me
2010, Only One Flo (Part 1)
Flo Rida
Good Feeling
2011, Wild Ones
Flo Rida
Low
2007, Mail on Sunday
Freak Nasty
Da Dip
1996, Controversee…That’s Life…And That’s the Way It Is
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee
The Message
1982, The Message
Grandmaster Slice
Electric Slide (Shall We Dance)
1991, Electric Slide (Shall We Dance)
House Of Pain
Jump Around
1989, House of Pain
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
Fancy
2014, The New Classic
Jagged Edge
Let’s Get Married
2000, J.E. Heartbreak
Jay-Z feat. Amil & Ja Rule
Can I Get A...
1998, Vol.2 ... Hard Knock Life
Jay-Z
I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)
2000, The Dynasty
Jelly Roll & Struggle Jennings feat. Shooter Jennings
Love Won
2018, Waylon & Willie 2
Kanye West
Gold Digger
2005, Late Registration
Kanye West
Stronger
2007, Graduation
Kendrick Lamar & SZA
All the Stars
2018, Black Panther Soundtrack
Kid Cudi
Day 'N' Nite (Nightmare)
2009, Man On The Moon: The End Of Day
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz & Ying Yang Twins
Get Low
2002, Kings Of Crunk
Lil Nas X
Old Town Road
2019, 7 EP
LL Cool J
Around The Way Girl
1990, Mama Said Knock You Out
LL Cool J
I Need Love
1987, All World
Ludacris & Chance The Rapper
Found You
2020, Found You
Ludacris
Move B***h
2001, Word Of Mouf
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
Can’t Hold Us
2011, The Heist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz
Thrift Shop
2012, The Heist
Mariah the Scientist ft. Lil Baby
Always n Forever
2020, Always n Forever
Mase
Feel so Good
1997, Harlem World
Masked Wolf
Astronaut In The Ocean
Astronaut In The Ocean
Megan Thee Stallion
Body
2020, Good News
Method Man ft/ Mary J. Blige
I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need to Get By
1995, I’ll Be There For You/ You’re All I Need To Get By
Missy Elliott
Get Ur Freak On
2001, Miss E....So Addictive
Montell Jordan
This Is How We Do It
1995, This Is How We Do It
Nelly
Hot In Herre
2002, Nellyville
Nelly
Ride Wit Me
2000, Country Grammar
Nicki Minaj
Starships
2012, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Nicki Minaj
Super Bass
2011, Pink Friday
Notorious B.I.G.
Big Poppa
1995, Ready to Die
Notorious B.I.G.
Hypnotize
1997, Life After Death
Notorious B.I.G.
Mo Money Mo Problems
1996, Life After Death
Outkast
Hey Ya!
2003, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Outkast
The Way You Move
2003, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Post Malone & Swae Lee
Sunflower
2018, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Soundtrack
Post Malone
Wow.
2018, Wow.
Quad City DJ’s
C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train)
1996, Get On Up and Dance
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
It Takes Two
1988, It Takes Two
Run DMC
It's Tricky
1986, Raising Hell
Salt-n-Pepa
Push It
1987, Hot, Cool & Vicious
Salt-n-Pepa
Whatta Man
1993, Very Necessary
Saweetie feat. Doja Cat
Best Friend
2021, Best Friend
Silento
Watch Me
2015, Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)
Sir Mix-A-Lot
Baby Got Back
1992, Mack Daddy
Snoop Dogg feat. Dat Nigga Daz
Gin & Juice
1993, Doggystyle
Snoop Dogg
Drop It Like It’s Hot
2004, R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece
Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em
Crank That
2007, souljaboytellem.com
Splitzide
In Love with Her
2012, In Love with Her
T.I.
Live Your Life
2005, Paper Trail
T.I.
Whatever You Like
2008, Paper Trail
Tag Team
Whoomp! There It Is
1993, Whoomp! (There It Is)
Terror Squad
Lean Back
2004, True Story
The Sugarhill Gang
Apache
1982, 8th Wonder
The Sugarhill Gang
Rapper’s Delight
1979, Sugarhill Gang
Timbaland
The Way I Are
2007, Shock Value
Tone-Loc
Funky Cold Medina
1989, Loc-ed After Dark
Tone-Loc
Wild Thing
1989, Loc-ed After Dark
Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj
Bottoms Up
2010, Passion, Pain & Pleasure
V.I.C.
Wobble
2008, Beast
Waka Flocka Flame ft. Wale & Roscoe Dash
No Hands"
2010, No Hands
Warren G feat. Nate Dogg
Regulate
1994, Regulate… G Funk Era
XXXTENTACION & Lil Pump feat. Maluma & Swae Lee
Arms Around You
2018, Released as a single
Young MC
Bust A Move
1989, Stone Cold Rhymin’

What’s Popular in Hip-Hop Now?

The Top 10 Hip-Hop & Rap Songs according to the number of downloads on Amazon:

  1. Kiss Me More – Doja Cat feat. SZA
  2. WITHOUT YOU – The Kid LAROI
  3. Circles – Post Malone
  4. Thot Shit – Megan Thee Stallion
  5. Old Town Road (Remix) – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
  6. WHOLE LOTTA MONEY – BIA
  7. Sunflower – Post Malone & Swae Lee
  8. I’m Goin’ Down – Mary J. Blige
  9. Mood – 24kGoldn feat. Iann Dior
  10. Sabotage – Beastie Boys

Rolling Stone’s Top 10 Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All-Time

Rolling Stone Magazine is an authority in the music industry. They put together a list of the Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All-Time. Hip Hop can also be categorized as Rap. It truly is a great list of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time too.

Greatest Hip Hop Songs

 

All of the songs were popular in the 80s and 90s. From the beginnings of Hip Hop, groups include Grandmaster Flash, Run-D.M.C., Sugarhill Gang, and Afrika Bambaataa. Hip Hop artists of the 90s include Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre with Snoop Doggy Dogg, and Geto Boys.

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10. Paid In Full – Eric B. and Rakim
Released in 1987

9. Straight Outta Compton – N.W.A.
Released in 1988

8. Juicy – Notorious B.I.G.
Released in 1994

7. Fight The Power – Public Enemy
Released in 1989

6. Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang – Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg
Released in 1992

5. Mind Playing Tricks On Me – Geto Boys
Released in 1991

4. Sucker M.C.’s – Run-DMC
Released in 1983

3. Planet Rock – Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force
Released in 1982

2. Rapper’s Delight – Sugarhill Gang
Released in 1979

1. The Message – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Released in 1982

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What are the Best Hip-Hop Songs of All Time?

VH1 created a list of their Top 100 Hip-Hop Songs of all-time. We got to thinking and decided to narrow down their list to our favorite wedding songs.

Hip-Hop 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

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Heavy D. and the Boyz – Now That We Found Love
(1991 – Ranked #86).
This a great upbeat song to fill dance floors. Now That We Found Love would also be a great intro song for the wedding party.

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.

Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock – It Takes Two
(1988 – Ranked #37).
It Takes Two is a dance classic to fill dance floors for years to come. A great party song for all ages.

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 song 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.

 

How Can I Make My Wedding Reception Fun?

A wedding reception is fun when you include music everyone likes. You can add a prompt on your RSVP or a survey on your bridal website.

“Guests completed the following sentence: You’ll find me on the dance floor when they play ______,” says Kristen Ley Green from Published & Pretty.” BridalGuide.com

Either way, you’ll be sure to include Hip-Hop in the fun category for your wedding playlist!

 

Is Rap Hip-Hop?

Yes and no.

Hip hop is a style of music 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.

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.

 

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2 responses to “100 Best Hip Hop Weddings Songs”

  1. DJ UNEEQ says:

    You don’t have ONE Michael Jackson song OR Prince song. “Wanna be starting something” & “Kiss”. Also Cameo “Candy”
    What it should replace, that I don’t know but there’s a few suspect songs on here. Just my opinion.

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