6 Best Calvin Harris Songs for an EDM Wedding Playlist
Best known for his infectious club anthems, this Scottish DJ and producer has been dominating the airwaves for years. With a string of singles that have topped the charts, playing Calvin Harris’ songs is a guaranteed party-starter for those who want to get the dance floor moving. So, if you’re looking for some high-energy wedding tunes, this multi-talented musician should definitely be on your radar.
Here are some of our favorite Calvin Harris songs that you definitely should consider playing at your wedding reception.
About Calvin Harris
Adam Richard Wiles—more popularly known as Calvin Harris—is a Scottish record producer, DJ, singer, and songwriter. Starting his musical career at 18, he released two 12-inch singles in early 2002 under a then stage name “Stouffer”. But his popularity only started to rise in the mid-2000s following the posting of several homemade solo recordings to his Myspace profile. These led to a contract with EMI, Three Six Zero Group, and Sony MBG in 2006. A year later, and with a new stage name “Calvin Harris”, he released his debut album, I Created Disco.
The popularity of his up-tempo songs opened new opportunities for Calvin Harris and he has since released a total of five studio albums, one mix album, nine extended plays, 44 singles, 12 promotional singles, and 40 music videos. He has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, including Rihanna, Ellie Goulding, and John Legend. He continues to produce new music and perform all over the world, making him one of the most in-demand DJs today.
Calvin Harris Songs for Weddings
If you’re looking for some fun and upbeat tunes to get the party started, look no further than Calvin Harris. With his propensity for catchy hooks and club-ready beats, Harris’ songs are perfect for weddings. Here are some of our favorite songs by this Scottish DJ and producer that are perfect for weddings:
We Found Love
2011, Talk That Talk
It’s the way I’m feeling I just can’t deny
But I’ve gotta let it go
We found love in a hopeless place
One of Calvin Harris’ most popular tracks, “We Found Love” is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, with its anthemic chorus and danceable beat. With Rihanna’s vocals and Harris’ production, this track is sure to get everyone out of their seats and onto the dance floor.
Lyrically, the song is about finding love in “a hopeless place”, which makes it a surprisingly sentimental choice for a song that’s so often associated with clubbing and partying. But we think that’s what makes it such a perfect choice for weddings—it’s both heartfelt and can easily get everyone dancing.
Feel So Close
2011, Feel So Close
Your love pours down on me surround me like a waterfall
And there’s no stopping us right now, I feel so close to you right now
“Feel So Close” is another one of Calvin Harris’ catchy club tracks that you can’t help but dance to. It’s perfect for those who want a mix of slower and faster songs throughout the night, as this one starts off slow before picking up the pace halfway through.
The message of the song is apt—with lyrics like “I feel so close to you right now”, it’s a track that celebrates being in love, feeling close to someone, which is exactly what weddings are all about. Not to mention, it’s bound to get everyone dancing, singing along, and feeling the love.
I Need Your Love
2013, Halcyon Days
I come alive
I need to be free with you tonight
I need your love
Featuring Ellie Goulding on vocals, “I Need Your Love” is a mid-tempo track that’s perfect for those who want to keep the energy up but still have a moment to catch their breath.
With its catchy chorus and Goulding’s emotive vocals, “I Need Your Love” is a track that you’ll be remiss to not include on your wedding playlist. The song is all about being in love and needing someone, making it a sweet choice for weddings. If you want a Calvin Harris song that’s slightly more sentimental but still has his signature sound, this is the perfect pick.
This Is What You Came For
2016, This Is What You Came For
Baby, this is what you came for
Lightning strikes every time she moves
And everybody’s watchin’ her
Not to be missed on this list is another song that Calvin Harris collaborated with Rihanna on, “This Is What You Came For”. The track was a huge hit when it was released, and for good reason—it’s catchy, danceable, and has a massive chorus that everyone will remember. Not to mention, TikTok has made it even more popular in recent months so be prepared for what might be off-key singing along.
Although upbeat like most of Calvin Harris’ songs, “This Is What You Came For” is actually almost reverential and feeling lucky to have found love. It’s a great choice for couples who want a fun but also a meaningful song to celebrate their love.
2017, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Baby, I know you ain’t scared to catch feels (straight up)
Feels with me
By now, you might already have a feel for Calvin Harris’ style—upbeat, club-ready, and catchy. “Feels” is no exception, and with its star-studded lineup including Katy Perry, Big Sean, and Pharrell Williams, it’s sure to be a hit with guests of all ages.
This song has a fun and carefree feeling that will get everyone in the party mood. With lyrics about the “feeling” of love, this song encourages listeners to not be afraid to let themselves feel. Whether you’re dancing the night away or enjoying a moment with your new spouse, “Feels” is the perfect song to capture the joy and happiness of your wedding day.
2018, Dua Lipa: Complete Edition
I look like all you need
One kiss is all it takes
Fallin’ in love with me
Another Calvin Harris song that’s perfect for weddings is “One Kiss”. With his signature sound and Dua Lipa’s vocals, this track can be described as nothing short of infectious.
With its simple but effective lyrics about needing just one kiss to fall in love, “One Kiss” is a playful and magnetic track that’s perfect for any wedding party. And of course, as in true Calvin Harris fashion, the song is sure to have everyone singing and dancing along.
Calvin Harris Highest-Ranking Songs – UK
- #1 “Dance wiv Me” (Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris and Chrome), 2008
- #1 “I’m Not Alone”, 2009
- #1 “We Found Love” (Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris), 2011
- #1 “Sweet Nothing” (featuring Florence Welch), 2012
- #1 “Under Control” (with Alesso featuring Hurts), 2013
- #1 “Summer”, 2014
- #1 “Blame” (featuring John Newman), 2014
- #1 “Feels” (featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean), 2017
- #1 “One Kiss” (with Dua Lipa), 2018
- #1 “Promises” (with Sam Smith), 2018
- #2 “Bounce” (featuring Kelis), 2011
- #2 “Feel So Close”, 2011
- #2 “Let’s Go” (featuring Ne-Yo), 2012
- #2 “We’ll Be Coming Back” (featuring Example), 2012
- #2 “How Deep Is Your Love” (with Disciples), 2015
- #2 “This Is What You Came For” (featuring Rihanna), 2016
- #2 “Giant” (with Rag’n’Bone Man), 2019
- #3 “The Girls”, 2007
- #3 “Ready for the Weekend”, 2009
- #4 “I Need Your Love” (featuring Ellie Goulding), 2013
- #4 “My Way”, 2016
- #5 “Drinking from the Bottle” (featuring Tinie Tempah), 2013
There you have it—a roundup of Calvin Harris songs that are perfect party songs for your wedding day. With a string of hits that are sure to get everyone dancing, these tracks are sure to make your wedding an unforgettable one. So put on your dancing shoes and get ready to celebrate your love to the sounds of Calvin Harris!
What are your thoughts on these songs? Do you have a favorite that we didn’t mention? Let us know in the comments below!