Garter Removal Songs: From Classy to Sassy

Updated November 15, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell

Oh, the garter removal; it’s part of the wedding reception that everyone loves to hate. Is it awkward? Is it sexy? Yes. It’s both. It is fun and a little bit naughty.

Hey, the wedding couple has waited for their wedding night for a long time, so why not have a bit of fun with their guests? You can discover the most popular and unique garter removal songs for your wedding day.

When picking out the song to play for the garter removal, you must consider the following 3 factors:

  1. Does the song have a special meaning to both of you?
  2. What is the mood of the song – classy or sexy?
  3. Does the song’s genre and meaning match your music tastes and relationship?

As an experienced wedding DJ, I’ve assembled a list of songs for the garter removal. Songs are selected by the meaning of the song and popular hits by today’s couples. Besides new and trending, additional lists are grouped by genre to match your taste in music.

New Garter Removal Songs

  1. “Lose Control” by Teddy Swims (Pop – 2023)
  2. “Toxic Pony” by ALTÉGO, Britney Spears & Ginuwine (Dance – 2022)
  3. “Sweetest Pie” by Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa (Pop – 2022)
  4. “Super Freaky Girl” by Nicki Minaj (Hip Hop – 2022)
  5. “Only U” by Jade Moss (Pop – 2021)
  6. “Boyz” by Jesy Nelson, Nicki Minaj (Hip Hop – 2021)
  7. “Woman” by Doja Cat
  8. “What a Man Gotta Do” by Jonas Brothers (Pop – 2020)
  9. “WAP” by Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion (Hip Hop – 2020)
  10. “Waba Duba” by Yello (Dance – 2020)

Trending Garter Removal Songs

  1. “Pony” by Ginuwine (R&B – 1996)
  2. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard (Rock – 1987)
  3. “Hot In Herre” by Nelly (Hip Hop – 2002)
  4. “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye (R&B – 1973)
  5. “Sexyback” by Justin Timberlake (Pop – 2006)
  6. “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins (ROck – 1986)
  7. “Cherry Pie” by Warrant (Rock – 1990)
  8. “Earned It” by The Weeknd (R&B – 2015)
  9. “Body Like A Back Road” by Sam Hunt (Country – 2020)
  10. “A Little Less Conversation” by Elvis Presley (Rock – 1968)

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Fun R&B Tracks

  1. Please Me – Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B
  2. Better Man – Leon Bridges
  3. Earned It – The Weeknd
  4. Milkshake – Kelis
  5. Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguilera & Friends
  6. Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child
  7. Thong Song – Sisqo
  8. Nice & Slow – Usher
  9. Pony – Ginuwine
  10. This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
  11. I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
  12. I Wanna Sex You Up – Color Me Badd
  13. Rub You The Right Way – Johnny Gill
  14. The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
  15. Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
  16. Super Freak – Rick James
  17. I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
  18. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe – Barry White
  19. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
  20. Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – The Temptations
  21. I Just Want to Make Love to You – Etta James


After you have the garter removed, the next step is to toss the garter to all of the single men in attendance. See a list of songs to play for the garter toss.


Funny Rock Hits

  1. Beggin’ – Måneskin
  2. The Man – The Killers
  3. Death Of A Bachelor – Panic! At The Disco
  4. American Woman – Lenny Kravitz
  5. Cherry Pie – Warrant
  6. Lay Your Hands on Me – Bon Jovi
  7. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
  8. Keep Your Hands To Yourself – Georgia Satellites
  9. Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins
  10. Naughty Naughty – John Parr
  11. Hot For Teacher – Van Halen
  12. Bad To The Bone – George Thorogood
  13. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
  14. I Know What Boys Like – Waitresses
  15. Legs – ZZ Top
  16. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
  17. Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
  18. Hot Legs – Rod Stewart
  19. Come and Get Your Love – Redbone
  20. You Can Leave Your Hat On – Joe Cocker
  21. A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley
  22. Foxey Lady – Jimi Hendrix


After you have removed the garter and tossed the garter, the man who won the garter toss gets to place it on the leg (or arm depending on the age) of the bouquet toss winner. See songs to play for placing the garter.


Popular Pop Tunes

  1. Lose Control – Teddy Swims
  2. Shivers – Ed Sheeran
  3. Sweetest Pie – Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa
  4. Only U – Jade Moss
  5. 34+35 – Ariana Grande
  6. What a Man Gotta Do – Jonas Brothers
  7. shut up – Greyson Chance
  8. Sucker – Jonas Brothers
  9. Filthy – Justin Timberlake
  10. Slow Hands – Niall Horan
  11. Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande
  12. Versace On The Floor – Bruno Mars
  13. Want to Want Me – Jason Derulo
  14. Get Lucky – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
  15. Come & Get It – Selena Gomez
  16. Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
  17. I’m a Slave 4 U – Britney Spears
  18. Here Comes The Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze
  19. Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen
  20. Just A Gigolo – David Lee Roth
  21. Oh Yeah – Yello
  22. Maneater – Hall & Oates
  23. One Way Or Another – Blondie
  24. Hooked On a Feeling – Blue Swede


The garter tossing is primarily for the goom. Don’t forget about the bride. See a list of songs to play for the bride’s bouquet toss to the single ladies.


Upbeat Hip Hop Favorites

  1. Super Freaky Girl – Nicki Minaj
  2. Woman – Doja Cat
  3. WAP – Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion
  4. Lobby – Anitta x Missy Elliott
  5. Boyz – Jesy Nelson, Nicki Minaj
  6. Beg For It – Iggy Azalea
  7. Best I Ever Had – Drake
  8. I Like the Way You Move – Outkast feat. Sleepy Brown
  9. Beautiful – Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson
  10. Hot In Herre – Nelly
  11. Right Round – Flo Rida
  12. Big Pimpin’ – Jay-Z
  13. Whatta Man – Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue
  14. U Can’t Touch This – M.C. Hammer
  15. Wild Thing – Tone-Loc

Best Country Selections

  1. Knockin’ Boots – Luke Bryan
  2. Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt
  3. I’m Still A Guy – Brad Paisley
  4. How Bad Do You Want It – Tim McGraw
  5. Real Good Man – Tim McGraw
  6. Shameless – Garth Brooks


If you have the garter toss event at your wedding, you must be ready to party and dance. See a list of party songs to get guests dancing.


Energetic Dance Music Hits

  1. Toxic Pony – ALTÉGO, Britney Spears & Ginuwine
  2. Waba Duba – Yello
  3. I’m Too Sexy (Touch This Skin) – Black Stereo Faith
  4. Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO
  5. Sexyback – Justin Timberlake
  6. I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred


When it comes time to dance, see a list of popular line dance songs (group dances) to get everyone on the dance floor.

Disco Bangers

  1. Bad Girls – Donna Summer
  2. Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? – Rod Stewart
  3. Macho Man – Village People
  4. Brick House – The Commodores


When the reception is winding down, how do you want to end? See a list of the final songs to play to end your reception.

Misc Genre Moodsetters

  1. Fever – Michael Bublé
  2. Who Let The Dogs Out? – Baha Men
  3. Mission Impossible Theme – Danny Elfman
  4. Boombastic – Shaggy
  5. Bad Boys – Inner Circle
  6. Gonna Fly Now (Rocky Theme) – Bill Conti
  7. You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
  8. Jaws Theme – John Williams
  9. Jeopardy Theme – The Gamers
  10. Pink Panther Theme – Henry Mancini
  11. The Stripper – David Rose

Do you have a favorite garter removal song not on my list? Please share your song below in the comments.

A sneak peek into garter removal songs.



The garter removal song is played as the groom removes the garter from the bride’s leg. Usually, the bride is sitting on a chair in the middle of the dance floor, surrounded by wedding guests, as the groom removes her garter.

You can enhance the garter removal with a drum roll or a song. The removal is traditionally done to “The Stripper” by David Rose. But you may not like that swinging jazz vibe. That’s cool. This is why we’ve listed 100 more songs.

If you’re more conservative (socially), then this may be awkward. If you’re a run-of-the-mill American, this is a fun part of the wedding. The groom has an opportunity to find the garter (with his teeth). Hey, it could definitely be the bride in a same-sex wedding. Who says it couldn’t be a double garter removal? That’s double the fun!

The garter removal is fun for the wedding couple and their guests. With that said, if it makes you uncomfortable, as a couple, then don’t do it. This is why you are planning your wedding with a professional wedding coordinator. Make your concerns known and, along with a professional DJ, you’ll come up with some fun alternatives.

The typical order of a wedding reception for the bouquet and garter is as follows: Bouquet Toss Songs, Garter Removal Songs, Garter Toss Songs & Garter Placement Songs.

Of course, it is up to you, as the wedding couple, to choose to have some of the above events or none at all. We have seen weddings with many combinations.

With that said, the bouquet toss and the garter toss make great photo opportunities. They’re fun, spontaneous, and a great way to show your personality!

The bouquet songs below are focused on a feminine theme. The garter toss songs have a more masculine theme. The garter removal songs and garter placement songs are sexy songs either way.

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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.


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