Love songs are always on the top of a DJ’s playlist every year at weddings. Love songs make their way into most aspects of a wedding including the processional, recessional, first dance songs and songs to fill the dance floor with guests of all ages. Here is a list of our favorite 2017 love songs you must know.
We only selected songs that are about romantic love. So many times we see love song lists that are about love but in a way of heartbreak or the struggle of a loving relationship. You will only find songs below that you can be happy to play on your wedding day.
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25 of the Best 2017 Love Songs
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John Mayer – Love on the Weekend
Carryover from November 2016
In Case You Didn’t Know – Brett Young
January 9, 2017
Brett Young topped the country charts with this love ballad from 2017, and it has become one of the most requested 2017 wedding songs. This is a song about the journey of falling in love, and it should be used as a part of the wedding processional.
God Only Knows – John Legend & Cynthia Erivo feat. yMusic
February 12, 2017
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
March 3, 2017
I’m the One – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne
April 28, 2017
You can’t go wrong choosing a wedding song for your reception that brings together DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne. This song is a mashup of some of the best voices in hip hop, and it is a song that younger wedding guests will expect to hear during the party following the vows.
All I Can Think About Is You – Coldplay
June 15, 2017
Heaven – Kane Brown
October 6, 2017
Country sensation Kane Brown has been able to break the stereotypes that have long persisted in country music with both his style of music and his appearance, and progressive-minded couples should include “Heaven” on their wedding day playlist. You might want to use this one for the first dance with your new spouse.
Beside You Babe – Blake Shelton
November 3, 2017
Listen to our 2017 love songs playlist on Spotify.
So now that you know our favorite love songs of 2017, do you have a love song that was released in 2017 that should be added to the list? If yes, please do comment below so we can add it to the list.
Most brides and grooms want to stay away from the songs that are played or have been played at every other wedding. This means no Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud or John Legend’s All Of Me. Therefore, we created a list of 2017 best wedding songs that were all released in 2017!
All songs are brand new in 2017.
2017 Best Wedding Songs
Havana – Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug
August 2017, Camila
This song by Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug is a nice blend of Latin rhythms and electronic flavors, two genres of music that are often heard at wedding receptions. Cabello scored an award from MTV for Video of the Year, and the popularity of the song guarantees that your wedding guests will love it.
What Lovers Do – Maroon 5 featuring SZA
August 2017, Red Pill Blues
Don’t be afraid to include sensual songs like this one by Maroon 5 featuring SZA in your wedding reception music selections. It is a good song to play toward the end of the night as you and your new spouse prepare for the send-off to your honeymoon.
Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt
February 2017, Body Like A Back Road
Sam Hunt brings the dance groove that you want to use for your wedding reception music choices, and this one also has some spicy, fun lyrics. You can use the song for a group dance between all the ladies of the bridal party if you want to create a memorable moment for your guests.
Mi Gente – J Balvin & Willy William
June 2017, Vibras
J Balvin & Willy William got a little help from Beyonce on this 2017 wedding dance tune, one that features Spanish lyrics throughout. Latin couples can use it to great effect at their wedding party, but it is a song that has an appeal to people of all cultures.
Thunder – Imagine Dragons
April 2017, Evolve
Imagine Dragons has managed to stake a claim as one of the most influential musical acts of the millennium, and songs like “Thunder” have touched the hearts of many newlyweds. This band is known for powerful lyrics, so you probably want to use this song for some formal part of your wedding ceremony. The song can also be played as a rock entrance song.
You’re the Ribbon in My Sky – Kmelz feat. Chelsea Clayton
February 2017, You’re the Ribbon in My Sky
A great love song for the first dance or slow dance during the reception.
You Look Good – Lady A
January 2017, Heart Break
If you are looking for a mid-tempo country song to fill time, Lady A delivers.
Game Time – Flo Rida feat. Sage The Gemini
2017, Game Time
A great grand entrance song to get things started or wedding party dance song to get the dancing started.
Not All Heroes Wear Capes – Owl City
June 2017, Not All Heroes Wear Capes
A great song to celebrate your dad like the father-daughter dance.
My Old Man – Zac Brown Band
February 2017, Welcome Home
Makes for a great song for a son celebrating his father or in general terms can be used as a father-daughter dance song too.
I’M A Lady – Meghan Trainor
February 2017, Smurfs Soundtrack
A newly released song that would work well as a bouquet toss song.
Stay – Zedd & Alessia Cara
February 2017, Stay
Dance remixes of this song will fill the dance floor later in the evening.
How Deep Is Your Love – Pj Morton
April 2017, Gumbo
An R&B rendition of the classic Bee Gees hit song.
Crazy Crazy 4 U – Empire Cast feat. Rumer Willis
April 2017, Empire: Original Soundtrack, Season 3
A mid-tempo song that would play well as background music for special events at your wedding or recessional song.
Moon River – 2Cellos
February 2017, Score
Great song to be played as guests arrive at the ceremony or wedding party processional song.
Loved By You – Mali Music feat. Jazmine Sullivan
May 2017, The Transition of Mali
If you are looking for a slow R&B groove, this is your song.
A Long And Happy Life – Delta Rae
March 2017, A Long And Happy Life EP
If you are looking for an uptempo first dance song, here ya go! Good for cake cutting too.
Just You and I (Acoustic) – Tom Walker
April 2017, Just You and I (Acoustic)
A great song not on every wedding playlist that would be great on yours.
Wonderful – Arika Kane feat. Kmelz
March 2017, Wonderful
The perfect R&B wedding song of 2017.
All I Can Think About Is You – Coldplay
July 2017, Kaleidoscope EP
This song could work in many aspects of a wedding including processional, first dance, and background song.
Nothing Really Matters – Korby Lenker
June 2017, Thousand Springs
If you want a fun folk wedding song, this one is a hit!
Happens Like That – Granger Smith
May 2017, When The Good Guys Win
This song tells a great love story that ends in marriage. It could be a recessional song.
I Choose You (Acoustic) – Kiana Ledé
July 2017, I Choose You (Acoustic)
A great R&B song that you could play for the ceremony unity song.
In The Air Tonight – In This Moment
July 2017, Ritual
If you are a rocker, this remake of a Phil Collins classic may be just what you need.
Be with Me – Old Dominion
August 2017, Happy Endings
A mid-tempo song but has great meaning.
Perfect – The Piano Guys
July 2017, Perfect
Need a great instrumental background song? Can’t get any better than The Piano Guys and this Ed Sheeran rendition.
Everything Now – Arcade Fire
July 2017, Everything Now
Love Arcade Fire. Everything Now has a nice beat but not fast enough for a sure-fire dance hit (pun intended).
Lost on You – LP
May 2017, Lost on You
I love this song and her unique voice. A must song to incorporate into any wedding.
Champagne – Lindsay Ell
July 2017, The Project
Having a toast with Champagne? This is your accent song!
Another Love Song – Ne-Yo
May 2017, Another Love Song
Not your fastest dance song but has a song meaning perfect for your wedding.
Count On Me – NEEDTOBREATHE
July 2017, Count On Me
A great rock first dance song not on many wedding playlists yet.
Your Song – Rita Ora
May 2017, Your Song
A great dance song with a love song meaning.
Woman – Kesha feat. The Dap-Kings Horns
July 2017, Rainbow
A great new bouquet toss song to celebrate Women.
I’m Feeling The Love – Will Downing
July 2017, I’m Feeling The Love
Love this song if you want an R&B fist dance song that has a bit faster beat.
Walking The Wire – Imagine Dragons
June 2017, Evolve
If you like rock music, then you must include this new Imagine Dragons song!
Brother – Kodaline
June 2017, Brother
A song about a brother could be to celebrate your brother at your wedding.
I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You – Imaginary Future & Kina Grannis
June 2017, I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You
If you like Folk music, this is a must-play wedding song.
Every Kind Of Way – H.E.R.
October 2017, H.E.R.
Another awesome R&B wedding love song you can play at any moment and people will dance.
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
March 2017, Divide
I couldn’t just leave off Ed from the list. This song is preferred over Shape of You. Every bride wants her wedding day, her spouse, and her future to be perfect, and this song by Ed Sheeran references those same desires from the groom’s point of view. The soulful, guitar-based works of Sheeran can work fine as a part of the wedding processional or recessional.
True Feeling – Galantis
July 21, 2017, True Feeling
A great song later in the evening for non-stop dancing.
Loco Enamorado – Abraham Mateo, Farruko & Christian Daniel
June 2017, Loco Enamorado
Our favorite Latin song that is not Despacito.
Places We’ll Go – Nate Michael
July 2017, Places We’ll Go
Love this Folk song and can be a great song to close out the night.
My Love – Shaliek
July 2017, My Love
Another slow groove R&B song about love that can be a great processional song.
Listen to our 2017 wedding songs playlist on Spotify.
I hope you enjoyed our list. If you have a song from 2017 that is not on every playlist, let us know so we can add it!
If you are looking for what is currently popular, check out our Hot Wedding Songs Chart.
If you want to include the classic wedding songs at your wedding, check out our list of the Wedding Songs Playlist
Whether or not you like Hip Hop, Country, Rock or Dance, we have something for you.
What makes for a good party song? A song that gets everyone to the dance floor and dancing!
Know your audience, friends, guests, and their music tastes.
Know what is on the top of the charts that get your foot tapping.
Our list will point you in the right direction… PARTY ON!
2017 Party Songs
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
April 2017, Dance
A collaboration between Chainsmokers & Coldplay took this song to the top of the charts in 2017, and it has lyrics that are appropriate to the emotions of the wedding day. The best way to use the song would be as an introduction for the happy couple as they join the guests after the vows have been said.
Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
March 2017, Pop
Ed Sheeran scores a second entry on this list of the best 2017 wedding songs with a simple love ballad that most young lovers will instantly recognize. There is a poetic nature to Sheeran’s lyrics that give them a very sentimental appeal, and that is the kind of music you want for your wedding day.
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
November 2016, Pop
Bruno Mars brings musicianship and vocal ability to this song and others, and that’s why it is almost impossible for modern couples to have a wedding reception without Mars on the playlist. The song is one that everyone can dance to, and even the older wedding guests will enjoy its beat.
Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
September 2016, Pop
Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man
March 2017, Indie Rock
Portugal. The Man has become one of the most popular voices of funk and alternative music, and this song from 2017 showcases the full capabilities of this act to deliver good dance music. “Feel It Still” is best reserved for dancing at the wedding reception, and you can use the tune to raise everyone’s energy.
There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back – Shawn Mendes
April 2017, Pop
In this 2017 wedding song Shawn Mendes sings about removing all the obstacles that stand in the way of true love, and couples today often choose to play the song as wedding guests are being seated. It can also be used for a spotlight dance between the bride and groom prior to the toasts from the wedding party.
Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
February 2017, Latin
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee teamed up to make this song one of the most memorable of 2017, and it is unique to this list of wedding songs because the majority of the lyrics are in Spanish. For that reason, this song is chosen for many Hispanic wedding celebrations, but anyone can enjoy the dance beat of this hit.
Listen to our 2017 wedding songs playlist on Spotify.
The above songs should keep the dance floor full for those who follow the above music styles.
We even included a song from the popular film The Fate of the Furious… Can you name which one?
Many celebrity couples have already tied the knot in 2017. Some ceremonies were lavish; some couples quietly said “I do” out of the public spotlight. Here is a brief round-up of all the 2017 celebrity weddings that have taken place in 2017 so far.
2017 Celebrity Weddings
Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski
Just six months after announcing their engagement, Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski tied the knot in a secret ceremony. Appearing on The Late Late Show in March, Thomas referred to the Mean Girls actress as his wife. He also admitted on the late-night talk show that he and Seyfried “eloped. We just took off into the country with an officiant and just the two of us, and we did out thing.” Seyfried is pregnant with the couple’s first child.
Dave Franco and Alison Brie
On March 13th of this year, it was revealed that Dave Franco of Now You See MeMad Men fame) had wed in a private ceremony. The pair met in 2011 in New Orleans during Mardi Gras.
Ali Fedotowsky and Kevin Manno
She’s off the market! Former Bachelorette star married her fiance’ Kevin Manno on March 3, 2017. Their beautiful beachside wedding took place at the Terranea Resort in Los Angeles. While the wedding was not a huge event, some huge names were present at the nuptials: Kaley Cuoco, Haylie Duff, Lacey Chabert, and Andi Dorfman, to name a few. Daughter Molly served as the flower girl.
Chris Chalk and Kimberley Dalton Mitchell
A Southern wedding with Southern flair was the order of the day for the nuptials of Chris Chalk and his bride Kimberley Dalton Mitchell. The Gotham star married his fiance’ at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, North Carolina – Chalk’s hometown. The 135 guests were invited to party afterward with the newlyweds. Yellow school buses were employed to cart the guests to and from the reception held at the Grand Bohemian Hotel near the wedding site. Chalk ordered the DJ to make the playlist reflect what would be played at a club. Guests were served traditional Southern food such as shrimp fried grits, and a bacon and waffle bar was also available.
Julie Johnston and Zach Ertz
U.S. Women’s Soccer Team member Julie Johnston wed Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz said “I do” on March 26, in Santa Barbara, California. The two were married in a lavish ceremony at the Bacara Resort. The couple’s first dance was to Sam Smith’s Latch, a song from Ertz and Johnston’s dating days.
Nicky Whelan and Kerry Rhodes
Australian actress Nickey Whelan and former NFL player Kerry Rhodes wed on April 15, 2017, at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The star-studded guest list included Brenda Song and AnnaLynne McCord; their cake was made by a personal friend Cake Boss Buddy Valastro. Storming the Internet is a video of their first dance, Keith Urban’s The Fighter, in which the bride and groom can be seen in casual clothes with the bride mouthing the words to the song.
Frankie Ballard and Christina Murphy
March 12, 2017, was the wedding date for country singer Frankie Ballard and Christian Murphy, owner of Old Smokey Boots in Nashville. Married at the Star Hill Ranch in Bee Cave, Texas, Ballard and Murphy chose the wedding locale in order for her family to be present at the wedding. Murphy’s father, who recently passed away, was honored at the wedding as Murphy carried a handkerchief made from one of her father’s shirts.
David Henrie and Maria Cahill
Former Wizards of Waverly Place star David Henrie married Maria Cahill, one-time Miss Delaware on April 21 in front of a crowd of 170 guests. Close friends Selena Gomez and the rest of the “Wizards” cast attended the traditional wedding. The couple’s first dance was Michael Buble’s Hold On. The bride and groom were escorted to the ceremony in a Rolls Royce, where guests were served a multi-course meal.
Tyrese and Samantha Lee Gibson
Fast and Furious star Tyrese wed New Jersey native Samantha Lee Gibson in a secret ceremony on Valentine’s day.
Dan Smyers and Abby Law
Dan Smyers of the country music duo Dan + Shay wed longtime partner Abby Law at sunset on May 13, 2017. The ceremony, set in Nashville, was attended by Dan’s musical partner Shay Mooney as well as the couple’s three dogs, who were decked out in doggie tuxes and dresses.
Omarosa Manigault and John Allen Newman
Former Apprentice winner and current Trump presidential staffer Omarosa Manigault wed John Allen Newman at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. on April 8.
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews
On May 20, Pippa Middleton said “I do” to her sweetheart James Matthews at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. The Princess of Wales’ younger sister wowed guests in a custom Giles Deacon gown, a simple, yet beautiful high-necked lace gown. A simple veil dotted with pearls along with a glittering tiara and Manolo Blahnik satin pumps completed the look, which, of course, is reminiscent of her sister Kate’s wedding attire.
St. Mark’s Church was filled with pale pink and white roses filled the windows and sat atop pillars while white blooms lined the aisle of the church. A reception was held following the ceremony at Carole and Michael Middleton’s Georgian property in nearby Bucklebury. The bride herself carried a small bouquet of white flowers adorned with simple greenery.
The ceremony, which lasted almost an hour, included readings by members of the wedding party. Pippa’s brother James read Love is an Adventure by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Spencer Matthews, the brother of the groom, read a passage from The Alchemist.
The bride’s royal niece and nephew looked adorable as they played the role of young bridesmaid and page boy, respectively.
Kate Upton and Justin Verlander
Kate Upton is scheduled to marry fiance Justin Verlander sometime in 2017. While there is not a definitive date set, we do know that Kate will ask her sisters to serve as co-maids of honor and that the couple plans to party at the reception afterward (Upton told Sports Illustrated that there will be tequila). There is also the possibility of “tons of flowers” and multiple wedding gowns.
Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Fast and Furious 7 actor Jason Statham and his fiance Rosie Huntington-Whiteley announced their engagement in 2016. Statham presented Rosie with a five-carat diamond ring reportedly worth $350,000. The couple is expecting their first child together.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
Although it has been rumored before, gossip columns are hinting at a definite ceremony for Miley Cyrus and beau Liam Hemsworth. Her engagement ring recently came out of retirement!
Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel
Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr and Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, engaged since summer 2016, tied the knot in May. The couple wed at their home in Brentwood. Fifty close friends attended the nuptials, including Kerr’s son Flynn. Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat performed at the ceremony. Kerr herself sang a rendition of Shania Twain’s You’re Still The One.
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
Tennis phenom Serena Williams, pregnant with her first child, is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. While the couple has been very secretive about the wedding date, we do know there was a wedding shower in May. Perhaps the couple will do as they did with the engagement announcement and post it to Reddit.
If we missed a wedding song released in 2017 not listed above, be sure to send us a comment below so that we can add it to the list!