Top Wedding Songs of 2017 To Put On Your Playlist

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.

2017 love songs and Wedding Songs

I only selected songs that are about romantic love. So many times I 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.

If you like slow-tempo songs, you are in luck because most of the songs listed below are in that category. You will also find different music styles including R&B, Country, Indie, Folk, Pop, and more.

2017 Wedding Songs for Love

John Mayer – Love on the Weekend

Released in November 2016 carryover

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Love on the weekend
I’m coming up and I’m loving every minute of it

In Case You Didn’t Know – Brett Young

Released on 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Even though I don’t tell you all the time
You had my heart a long, long time ago
In case you didn’t know

God Only Knows – John Legend & Cynthia Erivo feat. yMusic

Released on February 12, 2017

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You never need to doubt it
I’ll make you so sure about it
God only knows what I’d be without you

Love – Lana Del Rey

Released on February 18, 2017

Lana produced a great, unique first dance song or song to accent a special wedding moment.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Back to work or the coffee shop
Doesn’t matter ’cause it’s enough
To be young and in love

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Released on March 3, 2017

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I will not give you up this time
But darling, just kiss me slow, your heart is all I own
And in your eyes, you’re holding mine

Love. – Kendrick Lamar feat. Zacari

Released on April 13, 2017

Lyrics To Inspire You:

So give me a run for my money
Sippin’ bubbly, feelin’ lovely
Livin’ lovely
Just love me

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

Released on April 28, 2017

You can’t go wrong with 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Yeah, you’re sick of all those other imitators
Don’t let the only real one intimidate you
See you watchin’, don’t run outta time now
I’m the one

Malibu – Miley Cyrus

Released on May 11, 2017

Lyrics To Inspire You:

But here I am
Next to you
The sky is more blue
In Malibu

I Like Me Better – Lauv

Released on May 18, 2017

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I knew from the first time, I’d stay for a long time ’cause
I like me better when
I like me better when I’m with you

May I Have This Dance (Remix) – Francis and the Lights feat. Chance the Rapper

Released on May 18, 2017

A great Father-Daughter dance!

Lyrics To Inspire You:

May I have this dance?
To make it up to you
Can I say something crazy?
I love you

Loved By You – Mali Music feat. Jazmine Sullivan

Released on May 26, 2017

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Oh you know and I talk to you
It’s so good, good
To be loved by you

All I Can Think About Is You – Coldplay

Released on June 15, 2017

Lyrics To Inspire You:

All I can think about is you
We fall in a wonderland
So low
A wonderland for you

Best Part – Daniel Caesar feat. H.E.R.

Released on August 25, 2017

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Where you go I follow
No matter how far
If life is a movie
Oh you’re the best part

God Made A Woman – Jerrod Niemann

Released on September 8, 2017

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Didn’t have much going, but his life began when she took his hand
The sky turned blue, the clouds parted, light shined on a lonely heart
When God made a woman

My Forever – Tamar Braxton

Released on September 29, 2017

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Your love feels like no space or time
Feels like a dream come true
Cause my forever is you

Lover’s Lullaby – The Sweet Tea Project

Released on October 6, 2017

Lyrics To Inspire You:

‘Cause you are my everything
All my hopes and dreams
The heaven has sent you to me after all this time

As Long as I Have You I’m Home – Imaginary Future

Released on September 29, 2017

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I can live in the great unknown
As long as I have you
As long as I have you I’m home

Heaven – Kane Brown

Released on 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I swear you’re an angel
Sent to this world
What did I do right to deserve you, girl?

Yours – Russell Dickerson

Released on October 13, 2017

Lyrics To Inspire You:

The best me has his arms around you
You make me better than I was before
Thank God I’m yours

Millionaire – Chris Stapleton

Released on October 20, 2017

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Down deep as a diamond mine
She’s my treasure so very rare
She’s made me a millionaire

Beside You Babe – Blake Shelton

Released on November 3, 2017

Lyrics To Inspire You:

In the dead of the night
Just keep on movin’ and groovin’ to the daylight
I’ll be right beside you, baby
Till the end of time

Meant to Be – Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line

Released on August 11, 2017

Lyrics To Inspire You:

See where this thing goes
If it’s meant to be, it’ll be, it’ll be
Baby, if it’s meant to be

Someone to Dance With – Nick Lachey

Released on November 17, 2017

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’m looking for someone to dance with
Someone to hold when the night ends
Tell me that you are the one
‘Cause I don’t want anyone else

You Are The Reason – Calum Scott

Released on November 17, 2017

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’d climb every mountain
And swim every ocean
Just to be with you

Dance With Me – Phillip Phillips

Released on December 8, 2017

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And when the song ends and everyone else leaves
Will you dance one more with me?

So now that you know my 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.


Havana – Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug

Released in August 2017 on the album 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

Released in August 2017 on the album 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

Released in February 2017 on the album 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

Released in June 2017 on the album 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 appeals to people of all cultures.

Thunder – Imagine Dragons

Released in April 2017 on the album Evolve

Imagine Dragons have 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.

Beauty and the Beast – Ariana Grande and John Legend

Released in March 2017 on the album Beauty and the Beast Soundtrack

Wow! Makes for a great first dance or special slow dance during the reception.

You’re the Ribbon in My Sky – Kmelz feat. Chelsea Clayton

Released in February 2017 on the album 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

Released in January 2017 on the album 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

Released in 2017 on the album Game Time

A great grand entrance song to get things started or a wedding party dance song to get the dancing started.

Not All Heroes Wear Capes – Owl City

Released in June 2017 on the album Not All Heroes Wear Capes

A great song to celebrate your dad like the father-daughter dance.

My Old Man – Zac Brown Band

Released in February 2017 on the album 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.

Love Wins – Love and Theft

Released in March 2017 on the album Love Wins

Perfect for many special moments of a wedding including the ceremony unity song, first dance song, and cake cutting song.

I’m a Lady – Meghan Trainor

Released in February 2017 on the album Smurfs Soundtrack

A newly released song that would work well as a bouquet toss song.

Stay – Zedd & Alessia Cara

Released in February 2017 on the album Stay

Dance remixes of this song will fill the dance floor later in the evening.

How Deep Is Your Love – Pj Morton

Released in April 2017 on the album Gumbo

An R&B rendition of the classic Bee Gees hit song.

Crazy Crazy 4 U – Empire Cast feat. Rumer Willis

Released in April 2017 on the album 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

Released in February 2017 on the album Score

Great song to be played as guests arrive at the ceremony or wedding party processional song.

A Long And Happy Life – Delta Rae

Released in March 2017 on the album 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

Released in April 2017 on the album Just You and I (Acoustic)

A great song not on every wedding playlist that would be great on yours.

Wonderful – Arika Kane feat. Kmelz

Released in March 2017 on the album Wonderful

The perfect R&B wedding song of 2017.

Nothing Really Matters – Korby Lenker

Released in June 2017 on the album Thousand Springs

If you want a fun folk wedding song, this one is a hit!

Bring It on Home to Me – Brent Cowles

Released in August 2017 on the album Bring It On Home to M

A folk remake of the Sam Cooke classic song.

Happens Like That – Granger Smith

Released in May 2017 on the album 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

Released in July 2017 on the album 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

Released in July 2017 on the album Ritual

If you are a rocker, this remake of a Phil Collins classic may be just what you need.

Be with Me – Old Dominion

Released in August 2017 on the album Happy Endings

A mid-tempo song but has great meaning.

Perfect – The Piano Guys

Released in July 2017 on the album 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

Released in July 2017 on the album 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

Released in May 2017 on the album Lost on You

I love this song and her unique voice. A must-song to incorporate into any wedding.

Champagne – Lindsay Ell

Released in July 2017 on the album The Project

Having a toast with Champagne? This is your accent song!

Another Love Song – Ne-Yo

Released in May 2017 on the album Another Love Song

Not your fastest dance song but has a song meaning perfect for your wedding.

Count On Me – NEEDTOBREATHE

Released in July 2017 on the album Count On Me

A great rock first dance song not on many wedding playlists yet.

Your Song – Rita Ora

Released in May 2017 on the album Your Song

A great dance song with a love song meaning.

Woman – Kesha feat. The Dap-Kings Horns

Released in July 2017 on the album Rainbow

A great new bouquet toss song to celebrate Women.

I’m Feeling The Love – Will Downing

Released in July 2017 on the album I’m Feeling The Love

Love this song if you want an R&B first dance song that has a bit faster beat.

Walking The Wire – Imagine Dragons

Released in June 2017 on the album Evolve

If you like rock music, then you must include this new Imagine Dragons song!

Brother – Kodaline

Released in June 2017 on the album 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

Released in June 2017 on the album 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.

Released in October 2017 on the album H.E.R.

Another awesome R&B wedding love song you can play at any moment and people will dance.

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Released in March 2017 on the album Divide

I couldn’t just leave Ed on 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

Released on July 21, 2017 on the album True Feeling

A great song later in the evening for non-stop dancing.

Loco Enamorado – Abraham Mateo, Farruko & Christian Daniel

Released in June 2017 on the album Loco Enamorado

My favorite Latin song is not Despacito.

Places We’ll Go – Nate Michael

Released in July 2017 on the album Places We’ll Go

Love this Folk song and can be a great song to close out the night.

My Love – Shaliek

Released in July 2017 on the album My Love

Another slow groove R&B song about love can be a great processional song.


2017 Party Hits

dj must play party songs 2017

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!

Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

Released in April 2017, Genre: 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

Released in March 2017, Genre: 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 gives 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

Released in November 2016, Genre: 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.

Rockabye – Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie

Released in October 2016, Genre: Dance

It Ain’t Me – Kygo & Selena Gomez

Released in February 2017, Genre: Pop

Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake

Released in September 2016, Genre: Pop

Passionfruit – Drake

Released in March 2017, Genre: Hop

Stay – Zedd & Alessia Cara

Released in March 2017, Genre: Dance

Dirt On My Boots – Jon Pardi

Released in June 2016, Genre: Country

Chained To The Rhythm – Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley

Released in February 2017, Genre: Pop

Cake – Flo Rida & 99 Percent

Released in December 2016, Genre: Hip Hop

A very popular cake cutting song.

Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man

Released in March 2017, Genre: 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

Released in April 2017, Genre: 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

Released in February 2017, Genre: 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.

I Feel It Coming – The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk

Released in November 2016, Genre: R&B

Slide – Calvin Harris feat. Frank Ocean & Migos

Released in February 2017, Genre: Dance

Craving You – Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris

Released in March 2017, Genre: Country

iSpy – Kyle feat. Lil Yachty

Released in December 2016, Genre: Hip Hop

Good Life – G-Eazy & Kehlani

Released in April 2017, Genre: Hip Hop

Hometown Girl – Josh Turner

Released in March 2017, Genre: Country

Play That Song – Train

Released in September 2016, Genre: Pop

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Next, see a list of the wedding music of 2018.

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What about the song from the prior year? See a list of the best wedding songs of 2016.

If I missed a wedding song released in 2017 not listed above, be sure to send me a comment below so that I can add it to the list!

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