150 Best Rock Songs for Weddings
These are the Best Rock Songs for Weddings to get people on the dance floor. Rock and Roll was born from a faster-paced rhythm and blues style music in the late 1940s. The guitars produced by Les Paul in the late 1940s and into the early 1950s also helped progress the production of rock’n’roll music production.
The first rock and roll staged performance did not take place until 1953 featuring Bill Haley & His Comets with The Dominoes. Rock Around the Clock performed by Bill Haley & His Comets became the first rock and roll song to top the pop charts in 1955. Other early producers of rock’n’roll included Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and Fats Domino.
Best Rock Songs – Sixties rock and roll were most known for the British invasion with the likes of The Beatles, The Who, and The Rolling Stones. The ’60s were also filled with surf music, folk, Motown, and heavy metal. The seventies gave way to the popularity of disco. However, the ’70s had the beginning of punk rock, funk, and glitter rock.
The eighties saw new styles of rock and roll including the beginning of hair bands with glam rock, new wave, and hardcore rock and roll. In the nineties, we saw the beginning of a new type of rock and roll grunge with Nirvana at the forefront. Kids of the 90’s also heard ska, alternative, and many types of synthesized dance music.
Some of the best songs to play at weddings are classic rock songs as they will be remembered by many. Here is a list of the most popular classic rock songs downloaded on Amazon.
- Thunderstruck – AC/DC
- Africa – Toto
- Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
- Back In Black – AC/DC
- Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
- I Want to Know What Love Is – Foreigner
- Hells Bells – AC/DC
- Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
- Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
We tried our best to remove all Pop songs from this list. However, there are still a few alternative rock songs and soft rock songs. You will also enjoy many songs of yesteryear and through today. Rock songs can be played during the wedding ceremony through the reception. Each song has its own theme so choose wisely and what means the most to you. 150 is a lot of songs. So, take your time browsing and click on the album to listen to the song.
Best Rock Songs including Alternative Rock
Rock wedding song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: April 29, 2020
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