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Greatest Wedding Songs

February 2018

You may be looking for the greatest wedding songs of all-time? Sorry, but this is not your list. Our list is for people looking for the best wedding songs right now for each wedding event from the time you are getting ready until the last dance before goodbyes.

Rule #1 – Exact songs can only appear once in our greatest wedding songs list. Different versions or covers can appear but not a single song by the same artist twice.

Rule #2 – Songs are reviewed and updated the beginning of each month. Songs are our favorite picks for each wedding event. You will enjoy a mix of different genres and eras.

Getting Ready Wedding Songs

Pro Tip – Conduct a trial run of your complete wedding look. This includes your dress/tux, make-up, hair and most importantly your shoes. You may need to break in your shoes before your big day in order for them to be comfortable the whole day.

1. Chapel of Love – The Dixie Cups

2. XO – Beyoncé

3. You’re the One That I Want – Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta

4. I Want Crazy – Hunter Hayes

5. Treasure – Bruno Mars

6. White Dress – Ben Rector

7. Parallel Line – Keith Urban 

8. Beautiful In White – Shane Filan

9. Crazy Beautiful – Andy Grammer

10. Jason Derulo – Marry Me

Guests Arrival at Ceremony

Pro Tip – Instead of having the bride’s family sitting to the left and the groom’s family sitting to the right, have guests sit on both sides. This way families get to intermingle before the I do’s and one side doesn’t dominate the other in size.

1. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles

2. Over The Rainbow / Simple Gifts – The Piano Guys

3. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You – The United Players

4. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Haley Reinhart

5. Share My Life – KEM

6. I Cross My Heart – Piano Music Songs

7. 1,2,3,4 – The Vitamin String Quartet

8. Stairway To Heaven – Fred Benedetti & Peter Pupping

9. A Couple Of Forevers – Chrisette Michele

10. In Your Eyes – Bridesmaids Quartet

Wedding Party Entrance – Processional

View Top 100 Processional Songs

Pro Tip – Do you know the official order of the processional? 1. Mother of the Bride, 2. Grandparents of the Bride, 3. Grandparents of the Groom, 4. Bridesmaids & Groomsmen, 5. Best Man, 6. Maid and/or Matron of Honor, 7. Groom, 8. Officiant, 9. Ring Bearer & Flower Girl, 10. Bride.

1. Lost In This Moment – Big & Rich

2. Canon In D – Pachelbel

3. Ribbon In The Sky – Stevie Wonder

4. Marry Me – Train

5. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

6. I Choose You – Sara Bareilles

7. Without You – The Piano Guys

8. From The Ground Up – Dan + Shay

9. This Is Love – Kelly Rowland

10. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

Bride Entrance – Processional

View Top 100 Processional Songs

Pro Tip – All eyes are on you as the bride. No matter how nervous, SMILE. Tell a joke, or watch funny videos before walking down the aisle. It will help relieve the stress of the moment.

1. Storybook Love – Mark Knopfler

2. Sea Of Love – Cat Power

3. The One – Kodaline

4. At Last – Etta James

5. Make You Feel My Love – Adele

6. I Do – Colbie Caillat

7. Love Story – Taylor Swift

8. Beautiful Surprise – India.Arie

9. Nothing Even Matters – Lauryn Hill & D’Angelo

10. Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve

Ceremony Unity Song

View Best 57 Unity Songs

Pro Tip – A wedding is more than a joining of two people. It is a joining of families. Incorporate the mothers and/or fathers into the unity ceremony to represent two families banding together.

1. God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton

2. Perfect Symphony – Ed Sheeran with Andrea Bocelli

3. Ave Maria – Beyonce

4. Marry Me – Martina McBride and Pat Monahan

5. Over The Rainbow – Isreal Kamakawiwo’ole

6. Better Together – Jack Johnson

7. All Of Me – John Legend

8. You Are The Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne

9. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

10. Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts


View Top 100 Recessional Songs

Pro Tip – As the Bride and Groom and wedding party are the first people to exit, immediately start the receiving line so that all wedding guests are thanked for coming and also get to meet both families on the way out.

1. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder

2. You Make My Dreams Come True – Daryl Hall & John Oates

3. Loving You Easy – Zac Brown Band

4. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

5. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson

6. Best Day Of My Life – American Authors

7. Cowboy Take Me Away – Dixie Chicks

8. Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

9. I Believe In A Thing Called Love – Darkness

10. Love Never Felt So Good – Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake

Guests Exiting Ceremony

Pro Tip – Try to stick to a rigid timetable. The longer you take from the time the ceremony is over until the wedding party arrives at the wedding reception, the longer your guests are waiting to eat, or running up your bar tab for cocktail hour. Keep them waiting the shortest amount of time.

1. Today – Brad Paisley

2. Love You I Do – Jennifer Hudson

3. Happy Together – The Turtles

4. Never Stop (Wedding Version) – SafetySuit

5. Beautiful Day – U2

6. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

7. Stand By Me – Skylar Grey 

8. Good Life – OneRepublic

9. Yeah Boy – Kelsea Ballerini

10. For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder

Guests Arrival at Reception & Cocktail Hour

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Pro Tip – Wedding guests are attending your wedding expecting to have a good time. Have the music reflect the type of event you want to portray ~ fun, exciting, classy, free-spirited, etc.

1. Unforgettable – Thomas Rhett

2. I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys

3. I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons

4. Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra

5. Everything Now – Arcade Fire

6. Lovefool – The Cardigans

7. You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me – The Miracles

8. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

9. Lovely Day – Bill Withers

10. Play It Again – Luke Bryan

Grand Entrance

View Top 100 Entrance Songs

Pro Tip – Be sure your music entertainer builds excitement before your grand entrance. Don’t enter after a slow song.

1. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

2. My House – Flo Rida

3. Marry You – Bruno Mars

4. Bring ‘Em Out – T.I. Feat. Jay-Z

5. Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) – Andy Grammer

6. Let’s Get Married (ReMarqable Remix) – Jagged Edge

7. Little White Church – Little Big Town

8. Thunder – Imagine Dragons

9. Thunderstruck – AC/DC

10. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock

First Dance

View Top 100 First Dance Songs

Pro Tip – Whether you are on the East Coast or West Coast, go from the grand entrance right into the first dance. It makes for a great transition and keeps the celebration going.

1. Perfect – Ed Sheeran

2. Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett

3. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

4. I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You – Imaginary Future & Kina Grannis

5. Meant to Be – Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line

6. You Make It Easy – Jason Aldean 

7. Millionaire – Chris Stapleton

8. Lover’s Lullaby – The Sweet Tea Project

9. Yours – Russell Dickerson

10. Dance With Me – Phillip Phillips

Dinner Music

View Other Background Music Ideas

Pro Tip – Dinner time is the best time for family to talk and catch up. It’s best to not have the music blasting. At the same time, don’t put everyone to sleep too.

1. Greatest Love Story – LANCO

2. I’m The One – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne

3. Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur

4. Say Something – Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton

5. I’ll Name The Dogs – Blake Shelton

6. September – Earth, Wind & Fire

7. What Lovers Do – Maroon 5 feat. SZA

8. Kiss – Prince

9. Just A Kiss – Lady Antebellum

10. Ed Sheeran – Kiss Me

Cake Cutting

View Top 85 Cake Cutting Songs

Pro Tip – If you want to help prevent the playful cake smashing, use forks for feeding each other.

1. Sugar – Maroon 5

2. Cake By The Ocean – DNCE

3. Sugar, Sugar – The Archies

4. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor

5. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye

6. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard

7. Honey Bee – Blake Shelton

8. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – The Four Tops

9. The Sweetest Thing – U2

10. Cake – Flo Rida & 99 Percent

Bouquet Toss

View Top 80 Bouquet Toss Songs

Pro Tip – Have more than one bouquet made for the bride – one to keep and one to toss.

1. Dear Future Husband – Meghan Trainor

2. Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

3. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyonce

4. Where My Girls At – 702

5. American Woman – Lenny Kravitz

6. Run The World (Girls) – Beyonce

7. Man! I Feel Like A Woman! – Shania Twain

8. Where Them Girls At – David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida

9. Wannabe – The Spice Girls

10. This One’s For The Girls – Martina McBride

Garter Removal Songs

View Top 69 Garter Removal Songs

Pro Tip – Just like the bouquet, purchase more than one garter so you have your keepsake too.

1. Foxey Lady – Jimi Hendrix

2. Sexyback – Justin Timberlake

3. Hot In Herre – Nelly

4. Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt

5. Legs – ZZ Top

6. The Stripper – David Rose & His Orchestra

7. Shameless – Garth Brooks

8. Pony – Ginuwine

9. Hot Legs – Rod Stewart

10. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe – Barry White

Garter Toss Songs

View Top 60 Garter Toss Songs

Pro Tip – Attach the garter for tossing to a football, baseball or other sports opject so that the boys will want to catch the object with the garter.

1. Another One Bites The Dust – Queen

2. Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top

3. Men In Black – Will Smith

4. The Boys Are Back In Town – Thin Lizzy

5. Whatta Man – Salt ‘N’ Pepa

6. Toss It Up – 2Pac

7. Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z

8. Bad Boys – Inner Circle

9. Back In Black – AC/DC

10. Big Pimpin’ – Jay-Z feat. Ugk

Garter Placement Songs

View Top 50 Garter Placement Songs

Pro Tip – Have a plan for a playful placement and respectful placement in case your young neice and older friend win the bouquet toss and the garter toss.

1. Keep Your Hands To Yourself – Georgia Satellites

2. Get Lucky – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers

3. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson

4. You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate

5. Oh Yeah – Yello

6. Theme From Mission: Impossible – Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen

7. Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins

8. R. Kelly – Bump N’ Grind

9. Earned It – The Weeknd

10. Cherry Pie – Warrant

Father Daughter Dance

View Top 75 Father Daughter Dance Songs

Pro Tip – If you have more than one male role model in your life, have one cut-in and join the dance. If no male role models in your life, you can have a mother daughter dance.

1. My Little Girl – Tim McGraw

2. I Loved Her First – Heartland

3. Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle

4. Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross

5. Cinderella – Steven Curtis Chapman

6. My Girl – The Temptations

7. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

8. Father and Daughter – Paul Simon

9. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

10. Wildflowers – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Mother Son Dance

View Top 80 Mother Son Dance Songs

Pro Tip – The dance will mean more to your mother. Make her feel special by offering her a special note, gift or momento to remeber your day..

1. Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd

2. My Wish – Rascal Flatts

3. A Song For Mama – Boyz II Men

4. Simple Man – Shinedown

5. Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw

6. In My Life – The Beatles

7. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac

8. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole

9. You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

10. Mom – Garth Brooks

Money Dance

View Top 75 Money Dance Songs

Pro Tip – Not everyone wants to have a money dance because it is like asking for money. However, the dance makes for a great moment with the guests at your wedding. Who’s to say you can’t have a money dance without the money. Maybe have poker chips or something else in order to dance with the bride and groom.

1. If I Had $1,000,000 – Barenaked Ladies

2. With A Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles

3. Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John

4. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

5. Why Don’t We Just Dance – Josh Turner

6. I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

7. Everything – Michael Buble

8. I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice

9. Kiss the Bride – Elton John

10. I’ll Be – Edwin McCain

Wedding Party Dance

View Top 100 Wedding Party Dance Songs

Pro Tip – The wedding party dance changes the focus from the bride and groom back to the dance floor. Consider having more of an uptempo song or a group dance song to get things started.

1. Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon

2. Wobble – V.I.C.

3. Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks

4. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys

5. Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas

6. Cupid Shuffle – Cupid

7. We Are Family – Sister Sledge

8. Celebration – Kool & The Gang

9. That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne Warwick

10. Raise Your Glass – P!NK

Party Time!

View Top 200 Party Songs

Pro Tip Do not plan the whole party playlist or being too restrictive in your music choices to the music entertainer. They are the professional and should know what will fill the dance floor and be able to read the crowd and make adjustments accordingly.

1. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

2. Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake

3. Havana – Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug

4. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars

5. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

6. Mi Gente – J Balvin & Willy William

7. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

8. God’s Plan – Drake

9. Yeah! – Usher feat. Lil’ Jon & Ludacris

10. Despacito – Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi feat. Justin Bieber

Celebration Dance of Longest Married Couple

View Top 85 Anniversary Songs

Pro Tip – A memorable way to fill the dance floor is to celebrate the longest married couple at your wedding. You can also offer a memento to the couple like a corsage and a boutonniere.

1. My Way – Frank Sinatra

2. Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers

3. You’re Still The One – Shania Twain

4. I’d Love You All Over Again – Alan Jackson

5. 100 Years – Five For Fighting

6. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder

7. After All These Years – Journey

8. When I’m Sixty-Four – The Beatles

9. That’s Amore – Dean Martin

10. Could I Have This Dance – Anne Murray

Last Dance

View Top 75 Last Dance Songs

Pro Tip – This song closes out the event. Do you want to end on a high note dance or a meaningful group dance with everyone circling the bride and groom? Up to you.

1. Save The Last Dance For Me – Michael Buble

2. Closing Time – Semisonic

3. (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

4. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

5. Save The Last Dance For Me – The Drifters

6. Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye – Steam

7. Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight – The Spaniels

8. Glad You Came – The Wanted

9. Last Dance – Donna Summer

10. The Dance – Garth Brooks

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