Wedding Entrance Songs: Crowd Cheering Hits

Updated November 15, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell

The wedding entrance songs are when the master of ceremonies announces the wedding party VIPs at the reception. Of course, you, as the wedding couple, are the main act.

The best advice I can give as a wedding DJ is to kick your wedding reception into high gear with one of the entrance songs provided in this article – whether it be a bang or a romantic intro.

Wedding couple's grand entrance into reception
Photo Credit: M Place Productions @mplacepro

When picking out the song to enter the reception hall, you must consider the following 3 factors:

  1. Does the song have a special meaning to both of you?
  2. What is the tempo of the song (fast or slow) to determine the mood of the moment?
  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 wedding entrance introduction. 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 Grand Entrance Songs

  1. “Unstoppable” by Daniel Caesar (R&B 2023)
  2. “Welcome To My House” by Yonaka (Rock – 2023)
  3. “Clap Your Hands” by Oh the Larceny (Pop – 2023)
  4. “Run Free (Countdown)” by Tiësto & R3HAB (Dance – 2023)
  5. “Music For a Sushi Restaurant ” by Harry Styles (Pop – 2022)
  6. “Movie Star” by Steve Aoki, MOD SUN, Global Dan (Dance – 2022)
  7. “Iconic” by Simple Plan (Rock – 2022)
  8. “What A Night” by Flo Rida (Hip Hop – 2022)
  9. “Will Of The People” by Muse (Rock – 2022)
  10. “Bridesmaids” by Kylie Morgan (Country – 2022)

Trending Introduction Songs

  1. “Bring ‘Em Out” by T.I. (Hip Hop – 2004)
  2. “Forever” by Chris Brown (R&B – 2008)
  3. “We Found Love” by Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris (Dance – 2011)
  4. “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas (Hip Hop – 2009)
  5. “Crazy In Love” by Beyonce feat. Jay-Z (R&B – 2003)
  6. “24k Magic” by Bruno Mars (Pop – 2016)
  7. “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC (Rock – 1990)
  8. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder (R&B – 1970)
  9. “Higher Love” by Kygo, Whitney Houston (Dance – 2019)
  10. “Levels” by Avicii (Dance – 2011)

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Dance Entrance Songs

  1. Run Free (Countdown) – Tiësto & R3HAB
  2. Movie Star – Steve Aoki, MOD SUN, Global Dan
  3. I Feel Good – Pitbull
  4. Unstoppable – Sia
  5. Time Of Our Lives – Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo
  6. A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
  7. We Found Love – Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
  8. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
  9. Levels – Avicii
  10. Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
  11. Dynamite – Taio Cruz
  12. L’amour Toujours – Gigi D’Agostino
  13. Get Ready For This – 2 Unlimited


After you select your entrance songs, typically the newlyweds will go right into their first dance. See our list of unique first dance songs.


Popular Rock Entrance Tracks

  1. Welcome To My House – Yonaka
  2. Will Of The People – Muse
  3. Iconic – Simple Plan
  4. Let’s Get The Party Started – Tom Morello, Bring Me The Horizon
  5. Glorious – UNSECRET
  6. Born For This – The Score
  7. Handclap – Fitz & The Tantrums
  8. Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
  9. Good Life – OneRepublic
  10. Marry Me – Train
  11. Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead
  12. Chelsea Dagger – Fratellis
  13. I Believe In A Thing Called Love – Darkness
  14. Beautiful Day – U2
  15. Tubthumping – Chumbawamba
  16. Thunderstruck – AC/DC
  17. I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts
  18. Kickstart My Heart – Mötley Crüe
  19. Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
  20. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
  21. We Will Rock You – Queen
  22. Come And Get Your Love – Redbone
  23. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles


The entrance songs are either romantic or to get the party started. See a list of party songs to get the party started.


Best Pop Entrance Hits

  1. Clap Your Hands – Oh the Larceny
  2. Music For a Sushi Restaurant – Harry Styles
  3. Could I Love You Any More – Reneé Dominique feat. Jason Mraz
  4. Beautiful In White – Shane Filan
  5. 24k Magic – Bruno Mars
  6. Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
  7. Brand New – Ben Rector
  8. Stand by You – Rachel Patten
  9. Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
  10. Cheerleader – OMI
  11. Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) – Andy Grammer
  12. Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake
  13. Classic – MKTO
  14. On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons
  15. Love On Top – Beyonce
  16. Marry You – Bruno Mars
  17. Get The Party Started – P!nk
  18. Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It – Will Smith
  19. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys
  20. Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
  21. You Make My Dreams – Daryl Hall & John Oates


Another popular event during a reception set to music is the cake cutting. Plan your cake-cutting song.


Fun R&B Wedding Entrance Tracks

  1. Unstoppable – Daniel Caesar
  2. Crowd Go Crazy – John Legend
  3. Beyond – Leon Bridges
  4. Down – Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne
  5. Forever – Chris Brown
  6. Yeah! – Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris
  7. Crazy In Love – Beyonce
  8. Let’s Get Married (ReMarqable Remix) – Jagged Edge
  9. This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
  10. September – Earth, Wind & Fire
  11. Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder


You can have a special song for when the groom enters the wedding ceremony and when the bride walks down the aisle.

Popular Country Entrance Songs

  1. Bridesmaids – Kylie Morgan
  2. Fire Up The Night – Blake Shelton feat. HARDY
  3. Fire’t Up – Brantley Gilbert
  4. All To Myself – Dan + Shay
  5. A Guy with a Girl – Blake Shelton
  6. Setting the World on Fire – Kenny Chesney with P!nk
  7. Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland
  8. From This Moment On – Shania Twain, Bryan White


The wedding couple should have their own unique song for walking down the aisle. Have specific songs for the bridesmaids walking down the aisle and the groomsmen walking down the aisle.


Upbeat Hip Hop Entrance Tracks

  1. What A Night – Flo Rida
  2. Love Like This – Savannah Dexter, Brabo Gator
  3. Amazing – Mary J. Blige feat. DJ Khaled
  4. Welcome to the Party – Diplo, French Montana, and Lil Pump featuring Zhavia Ward
  5. My House – Flo Rida
  6. Turn Down For What – DJ Snake feat. Lil Jon
  7. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
  8. All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross
  9. Moment 4 Life – Nicki Minaj
  10. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  11. Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
  12. Bring ‘Em Out – T.I. Feat. Jay-Z
  13. Let Me Clear My Throat – DJ Kool
  14. Now That We Found Love – Heavy D. & The Boyz
Newlyweds wedding reception entrance
Photo Credit: M Place Productions @mplacepro

Mood Setting Indie Entrance Tunes

  1. Fly Me To The Moon – Imaginary Future
  2. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  3. Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  4. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor


Whether you plan to have a buffet or sit-down meal, you cannot have guests eat in silence. See our list of dinner music songs to keep guests from falling asleep.


Misc Introduction Tunes

  1. Dance with Everybody – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
  2. Born For Greatness – Elliott Taylor
  3. Game Of Thrones Theme (Armin van Buuren Remix) – Ramin Djawadi
  4. James Bond Theme (From ‘Dr. No’) – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  5. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
  6. I’m Shipping Up To Boston – Dropkick Murphys
  7. Jurassic Park (Main Theme) – John Williams
  8. Top Gun Anthem – Harold Faltermeyer & Steve Stevens
  9. Gonna Fly Now (Rocky Theme) – Bill Conti
  10. Star Wars (Main Theme) – Meco

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

Video of wedding entrance picks.



First and foremost, the DJ or band must get all wedding guests hyped for the grand entrance through music and emcee announcements. Then, the wedding party must enter the reception hall with excitement, happiness, and confidence.

A popular grand entrance game is to have a dance-off between the wedding party members. Then, have guests select the best entrance and present them with a prize.

The grand entrance can be as short as 2 minutes if only the newlyweds are introduced. It can be as long as 10 minutes to introduce a large wedding party such as 10 groomsmen and 10 bridesmaids. Plan 5-10 minutes.

First, you must decide if you want a hyped entrance or a romantic entrance just for you. If you want a song to play as you enter with cheers, then select an upbeat song in your favorite style of music. If you have a more classy affair, then select a romantic love song to set the mood of romance for the meal.

Typically, the wedding couple enters the reception hall and is announced together instead of individually. However, at the wedding ceremony, the groom typically walks down the aisle while escorting his mother to her seat. He can also choose to walk down the aisle alone and have his own groom processional song too.

It is up to the master of ceremonies to discuss with the wedding couple beforehand how they wish to be introduced. In addition, some weddings are same-sex weddings. Typically, a bride and groom are introduced as “It is my great honor and happy privilege to introduce to you, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver and Olivia Smith!”.

For gender-neutral entrances, the introduction could be “Let’s raise our glasses and welcome the newly united couple, Liam and Noah!”

As the wedding party re-emerges, you can have your professional DJ announce special pairs, the groomsmen, bridesmaids, and/or the wedding couple. Often the parents and grandparents are announced as a special pair. Then pairs of groomsmen and bridesmaids. After that, the best man and maid of honor are announced, followed by the wedding couple.

  • Wedding Party Entrance Songs For Pairs (Special Guests, Parents, Groomsmen, Bridesmaids, and Wedding Couple)
  • Wedding Party Entrance Songs – Groomsmen
  • Wedding Party Entrance Songs – Bridesmaids
  • Wedding Couple

Keep in mind that generally, the wedding party is absent for a while after the ceremony. They’re all with the photographer while the guests are at the reception, eating hors ‘devours.

The short answer is as many as you like. But, generally, one song is long enough for up to 9 introductions. That would be the parents, grandparents, one to five sets of the wedding party, the best man and maid of honor, and the wedding couple.

Keep in mind that the average song is 3 minutes in duration. It can take 20 seconds for a couple to prepare and get from the venue entrance door to their seats or to the dance floor. As you increase the number of introductions so will the number of songs you will need. A 3-minute song at 20 seconds per introduction equals 9 introductions on a single song.

You can always create a medley, but that can be confusing for the guests. If you have chosen to skip dinner or allow guests to eat while photographs are taken, the entrance can be immediately followed by the couple’s first dance.


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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. One song I am thinking of as a possibility for our entrance is the Main Title from ‘An Officer & A Gentleman’. It’s basically an instrumental version of the song ‘Up Where We Belong’ from the same movie. Problem is, it’s only about 1:40 long. Any way you see this working?

    1. Hello. Thanks for the suggestion. Just for those romantic movie buffs and early 80s music fans, there is a great instrumental cover by Richard Clayderman that would work great into the wedding ceremony!

  2. Hi, my daughter wants to know what song I want played when I walk into her wedding reception. I’m divorced, and am trying to think of a kick ass song that represents the strong, independent woman I am. Any suggestions? I have pretty eclectic taste, except for rap.

    1. Hi Tina. Thanks for the question. We have some awesome entrance songs here. However, you may first want to ask your daughter if there is a special song she likes first. Then, you may want to check out our Mother Daughter Songs too.

  3. for my daughters upcoming wedding,instead of the traditional wedding march,she and I love,”Over the Rainbow”;but not Judy Garland’s version.Our pick was done by a native Hawaiian who’s name is too long to remember,but his version is beautiful

  4. I am planning to walk down the aisle in just a few months, this fall. My entrance song(hopefully) will be “Let’s Get Married” by Jagged Edge. There are two versions, but I like the original better than the remix. Just another idea for anybody who may see this. :-)

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