What are some great 1990s wedding songs? – Podcast E11

Episode 11

Looking for popular 90s songs to play at your wedding? Listen to our 100 song suggestions.

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Hi everybody, I’m Matthew Campbell, and welcome to the 11th episode of the Wedding Songs Podcast. Today I’m going to be talking about 100 great wedding songs that were released in the 1990s. If you have your own list, I’m going to provide these to you in alphabetical order by artists. So let’s go ahead and get started with our first song, “California Love” by Tupac featuring Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. This hip hop classic was released in 1995. Another hip hop hit released in 1994 is “Tootsee Roll” by 69 Boyz. This is a great group dance song to get people to do a special dance on the dance floor. Next up is AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” released in 1990. A great classic rock song. Aerosmith’s song “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” was released in 1998 and also featured in the movie Armageddon. Our fifth song on the list is “I Swear” by All-For-One.

This song was released in 1994 and is a pop hit and we’ll fill the dance floor with this pop slow song. Next up are two songs by the Backstreet Boys. “Everybody Backstreet’s Back” was released in 1997. “I Want It That Way” was released in 1999. Now I really love “I Want It That Way”. It’s a great sing-along song that you can play during the dancing part of your wedding reception or even during dinner because people will follow along with the lyrics. Barenaked Ladies’ “One Week” was released in 1998 for pop rock music. New Jack Swing made an intro in 1990 with “Poison” by Bell Biv Devoe, It is not for every wedding, but it will definitely fill the dance floor for those New Jack Swing fans. This next song has been thought of as being cheesy throughout the years, but I’m going to tell you if the parents of the wedding couple were in high school during the 1990s, this would definitely be a country hit at your reception. “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus/ Blackstreet’s song “No Diggity” was released in 1996 as an R&B hit. A great rock punk hit is Blink-182’s song “All the Small Things”.

Boys to Men could be on the list several times, but I selected their song “On Bended Knee” released in 1994. Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time” released in 1998. Our 15th song on the list is a country classic that will have everybody line dancing on the dance floor and that is “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks and Dunn released in 1992. A very popular first dance song was actually my best friend’s first dance song and that is Brian Adams’s “Everything I Do, I Do It For You” released in 1991. Brian Adams is also on the list with fellow stars Rod Stewart and Sting with “All For Love” released in 1993. One of my favorite dance songs of all time is “You Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” by C+C Music Factory released in 1990. It is a very popular dance hit that will definitely fill the dance floor for those 90s fans.

Another popular dance hit from the nineties was “Finally” by CeCe Peniston released in 1991. Our 20th song on the list is Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me” released in 1996. It has been a very popular father-daughter song and mother-groom song. Basically a parent dance that has been played many times throughout the years. Celine’s also on the list with her song “The Power of Love” released in 1993. A very popular pop hit and one of the dance tunes on the list is “Believe” by Cher. She seems to never go away and was very popular with this song in 1998. Dave Matthews Band’s song “Crash Into Me” was released in 1996 for this pop-rock hit. Another dance hit released in 1990 is “Groove Is In The Heart” by Deee-Lite. At number 25 is Destiny Child’s “Say My Name” released in 1999 for R&B fans. If you like a little dancey risque song, then the very popular “The Humpty Dance” by Digital Underground was released in 1990 for hip hop fans.

Not only “The Humpty Dance” but “Let Me Clear My Throat” by DJ Kool was released in 1996. Donna Lewis’s song “I Love You Always Forever” was released in 1996, which would make for a great processional or recessional song. In 1998 we have the pop rock hit “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain – a great first dance song or a love song to play as a background. At number 30 is Elton John’s song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” released in 1994. This pop rock hit has been played many, many times at weddings and still is being played today. The first Latin song on our list is Elvis Crespo’s song “Suavemente” released in 1998. Another New Jack Swing song “My Lovin’ You’re Never Going To Get It” released in 1992 would be a great garter removal song to play during the reception.

Extreme’s acoustic song “More Than Words” was released in 1991 for those hairband fans. Four Seasons’s song “December 1963 Oh What a Night” was released in 1993. At Number 35 is one of the best country songs of all time. “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks released in 1990 is a great singalong song that will have everybody on the dance floor dancing and singing. Another country song was released in 1992. “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait from the movie Heartland is still a great first dance or a love song to play at any wedding. For the garter removal is “Pony” by Ginuwine or to Fill the dance floor was released in 1996. This R&B classic is still extremely popular today. The Goo Goo Dolls has their song “Iris” on the list from 1998. Green Day’s “Good Riddance Time of Your Life” was released in 1997 is a very popular last dance song to play as the bride and groom are leaving or as the last dance of the night If you want a slower song.

Who could ever forget the movie Night At the Roxbury with the bobbing of the heads and this dance hit by Hadaway “What Is Love” released in 1993. Hanson’s “MMMBop” of 1997 as a pop-rock hit. Another great hip hop hit on our list is “Jump Around” by House of Pain released in 1992 to get everybody dancing and pumped on your dance floor. Jewel’s song “You Were Meant For Me” was released in 1996. It’s a great folk pop song to play for any reception. For those of you who don’t know, Jewel is actually the daughter of one of the Kilchers on Alaska The Last Frontier TV show. At number 45 is one of my favorite R&B songs of all time for weddings and that is K-Ci and JoJo’s song “All My Life” released in 1998. Kris Kross’s “Jump” was released in 1992. Another “All My Life” song is by Linda Ronstadt with Aaron Neville released in 1989.

Another great country song is “Amazed” by Lonestar released in 1999. Who could ever forget the “Macarena” by Los Del Rio released in 1995? If you want to get the kids on the dance floor when they’re bored at your reception or if you’re waiting for the wedding couple to arrive, this may be a great time to play the “Macarena” just to keep them busy. At number 50 is Lou Bega’s hit “Mambo No. 5 A Little Bit Of” released in 1999. One of the greatest modern R&B artists is Luther Vandross with his song “Here and Now” released in 1989 as a carryover. Madonna’s “Vogue” was released in 1990 as a hand-gesturing dance hit. Mariah Carey is actually on our list four times, hard to believe, but she was definitely dominant on the charts in the 1990s, The first one is “Dreamlover” released in 1993. Then “Fantasy” in 1995.

“Hero” makes for a great parent dance song that was released in 1993. One of the greatest billboard hits of all time, I can’t say the biggest because it was just overthrown by “Old Town Road” and that is “One Sweet Day” with Boyz to Men released in 1995. Another R&B dance floor filler is “Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison released in 1996. Now Mark Wahlberg has gone on to have a great acting career, but Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch with their hit “Good Vibrations” was released in 1991 and will bring back many memories and will fill the dance floors today. Another dance floor filler is MC Hammer’s hit “U Can’t Touch This” released in 1990. Montel Jordan’s song “This Is How We Do It” was released in 1995. *NSYNC is on our list with “Tearing Up My Heart” released in 1997. Prince’s song “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” was released in 1994 and will bring great R&B vibes to any reception.

Another group dance song is “C’Mon n’ Ride It (The Train)” by Quad City DJs was released in 1996 and this hip hop hit will get everybody doing the train around the reception venue. Another one of my favorite dance hits was released in 1993 by Real McCoy called “Another Night”. Some of you may consider this next song a little bit cheesy just because they do have a line dance to this, but it is definitely a floor filler and that is “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednecks released in 1994. Ricky Martin’s hit “Livin La Vita Loca” was released in 1999 to help close out the 1990s. Robin S’s hit “Show Me Love”. started out in 1990 to start the nineties. A great dance group Salt-N-Pepa is on our list twice with “Shoop” released in 1993 and in 1993 is “Whatta Man” making for a great garter toss song.

Santana made a comeback with Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 with their hit “Smooth” released in 1999. Savage Garden is on our list with “I Knew I Loved You” released in 1999. Shania Twain is on our list three times for this country Pop star from Canada. Starting off with “From This Moment On” released in 1998, “Man! I Feel Like A Woman” released in 1999 and “You’re Still the One” released in 1998. Now “You’re Still the One” makes for a great anniversary dance song too. At number 75 is Sheryl Crow with “All I Wanna Do” in 1994. Not for every wedding but for those hip hop fans for later in the night is Sir-Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” released in 1992. A reggae dance hit was released in 1993 by Snow called “Informer”. This actually has been sampled on newer hits today, but I really liked the original. Spice Girls is on the list with Wannabe” released in 1996 for this pop hit. At number 80 is Spin Doctors with “Two Princes” released in 1993.

Sugar Ray is next with “Fly” released in 1997. Tag Team for those hip hop fans with “Whoomp! There It Is” released in 1992. If you’re looking for a slower sing-along song during the dinner, then I would suggest “Killing Me Softly” with a song by the Fugees released in 1996. The Notorious B.I.G. is on our list twice with “Hypnotize” in 1997 and also in 1997 with his mega-hit “Mo Money Mo Problems”. Another sing-along song is “I’m Going to Be 500 Miles” by the Proclaimers released in 1989. There is a cover of this song by Sleeping At Last that would also make a great first dance song, but the original was released in 1989. To start out in 1990 The Rembrandts released the song “I’ll Be There for You” from the TV show Friends in 1995. Third Eye Blind had their pop-rock hit “Semi-Charmed Life” in 1997.

Tim McGraw is on our list twice. The first one with “My Best Friend” in 1999 as a great first dance song. Another one with his now wife Faith Hill “It’s Your Love’ released in 1997. TLC’s song “Waterfalls” was released in 1995. An upbeat pop rock song “Life Is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane was released in 1991. If you prefer the country version, later on, Rascal Flatts released a cover of this. Tony Braxton’s song “You’re Making Me High” was released in 1996. A popular rock song as a first dance song was “One” by U2 released in 1991. Our last five songs start off with UB40’s “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” released in 1993. It is a cover of Elvis Presley’s original that was released in about 1961. Vanilla Ice’s mega dance hit “Ice Ice Baby” was released in 1990. Whitney Houston is on our list twice.

The first one is “I Have Nothing” released in 1993 and “I Will Always Love You” in 1992. Both make for a great love song to play at receptions. You can’t forget “I Will Always Love You”. It was actually first released by Dolly Parton. Our 100th song on our list is the megastar Will Smith with “Gettin’ Jiggy With It” released in 1998. I hope you enjoyed our list of 1990’s songs. If you want to discuss any of the songs that I’ve mentioned or if I miss some, you can reach out through our Facebook page. Thanks for listening and have a great day!

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