Matt talks about the best songs to play for the bouquet toss during your wedding reception. Hear some song lyrics that go with the bouquet toss too!
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Welcome to the 75th episode of the Wedding Songs Podcast. I am Matt Campbell. And today I’m gonna be talking about 100 bouquet toss songs to play at your wedding reception. Now, this is when the bride tosses her bouquet. A recommendation would be to have a second bouquet, so that way she can keep her own. That second bouquet is thrown to all of the single ladies in attendance and tradition says that the person that catches it will be the next one to be married. Today’s list will be broken up by genre and then starting off with the latest song first by release. If you prefer to read the list or listen to the list you can do so on our website MyWeddingSongs.com Just go to song ideas and bouquet toss on the main menu. While you’re there, make sure you sign up for a monthly newsletter of new wedding song ideas.
These are great songs that you could play at your wedding, that are not played at every wedding. It also has lists of popular songs, and even after you’re married you can play them for your date nights. So let’s go ahead and get started with the list the first song is R&B genre “Girl On Fire” by Alicia keys released in 2012 and “Love On Top” by Beyonce in 2011. And the Anthem also by Beyonce is “Run The World (Girls)” with the lyrics – My persuasion can build the nation… endless power with our love…we can devour you’ll do anything for me. Who runs the world? Girls. Keri Hilson with “Pretty Girl Rock” in 2010 with lyrics – all eyes on me. When I walk in, no question that this girl’s a 10, don’t hate me cuz I’m beautiful.
Another Beyonce song, “Diva” in 2008 and “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”. A very popular selection for the bouquet toss by Beyonce in 2008 with the lyrics, don’t pay him any attention cuz you had your turn and now you’re gonna learn what it really feels like to miss me. Cuz if you liked it, then you should put a ring on it. “Dangerous” by Kardinal Offishall and Akon was released in 2008 and again in 2021, with the lyrics she’s so dangerous, that girl is so dangerous. That girl is a bad girl. “Glamorous” by Fergie featuring Ludicrous in 2007 with the lyrics living my life in the fast lane. And I won’t change for the glamorous. “Milkshake” by Kelis in 2003, and “Independent Woman” by Destiny’s Child in 2000. Very popular songs for the bouquet toss is TLCs, “No Scrubs” with the lyrics, but I’ll know except nobody is supposed to know. So I creep. Yeah, cause he doesn’t know what I do, and no attention goes to show.
702 released “Where My Girls At”. Yes, 702 means they are from Las Vegas. Released in 1999 with the lyrics where my girls at, from the front to back. Well, is you feeling that? Well, put one hand up. Can you repeat that? Trying to take my man. The last song I have on the list for R&B is “Jumpin’ Jumpin’” by Destiny’s Child in 1999. Next up is pop bouquet toss songs. The first one was just released by Lizzo called “Grrrls” in 2022. “Don’t Call Me Angel” by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Delray in 2019 with the lyrics – Boy don’t call me an angel. You ain’t got me right? Don’t call me an angel. You can’t pay my price. “Badass Woman” by Megan trainer in 2019 with the lyrics – I’m a badass woman. What’s wrong with that? Can’t hold me back. Yeah, I’m a badass woman.
“7 Rings” by Ariana Grande in 2019 with the lyrics wearing a ring. But ain’t gonna be no misses bought matching diamonds for six of my I’d rather spoil all my friends with my riches. “Girls Night Out” by Charlie XCX in 2018 with the lyrics – Let’s have a girls’ night out tonight. I can’t wait to live it up tonight. It’s a girls’ night out. No boys, no boys. “Girls” by Rita Aura featuring Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, and Charli XCX in 2018 with the lyrics – Now I could be your lipstick just for one night. Girls just want to have fun and have their funds right? In 2018, Maroon 5 teamed up with Cardi B for “Girls Like You”. “I’m a Lady” by Megan Trainer in 2017 with the lyrics – All my girls show them you’re a lady. Tell the world, say that you’re proud to be a lady.
“That’s My Girl” by Fifth Harmony in 2016 and “Formation” by Beyonce in 2016. A very popular song by Megan Trainor “Dear Future Husband” in 2015 is a very popular bouquet toss song with the lyrics – Dear future husband. Here’s a few things you’ll need to know if you wanna be my one and only all my life. “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony featuring in Kid Ink in 2015 and “Confident” by Demi Lovato in 2015. If you’re looking for an Anthem with the lyrics – So you say I’m complicated that I must be outta my mind, but you’ve had me underrated. “Bang Bang” by Jesse J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj in 2014, and “Marry You” by Bruno Mars in 2011. “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepson in 2011 with the lyrics and all the other boys try to chase me. But here’s my number. So call me maybe. “California Gurls” by Katie Perry in 2010.
And “Haven’t Met You Yet” by Michael Buble in 2009 with the lyrics you’ll make me work so we can work to work it out and promise you, kid, I’ll give you so much more than I get. I just haven’t met you yet. “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani in 2005. And “Don’t Cha” by Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes in 2005, with those famous lyrics – Don’t you wish your girlfriend was hot like me? In 2003, Christina Aguilera released “Can’t Hold Us Down” with the lyrics – Take a deep breath and say it loud. Never can, never will can’t hold us down. “Crazy In Love” by Beyonce and Jay-Z released in 2003 and “Lady Marmalade” by Christina Aguilera and her friends in 2001. This is from the soundtrack of Moulin Rouge with the lyrics – We drink wine with diamonds in the glass, by the case, the meaning of expensive taste. If you wanna gitchie, gitchie, ya-ya (c’mon).
“Oops!…I Did It Again” by Britney Spears in 2000 and in 1999, “Let’s Get Loud” by Jennifer Lopez. Another popular bouquet toss song and girl anthem is “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls in 1996, and “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper in 1983. In 1982, just a year earlier, “Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates with those lyrics – Watch out, boy, she’ll chew you up. Oh, here she comes. She’s a man-eater. A funny song to play is “She’s A Lady” by Tom Jones in 1971 with she’s a lady talking about that little lady and the lady is mine. “You Can’t Hurry Love” by the Supremes in 1966, finishes out the pop genre with you can’t hurry love. No, you just have to wait. She said love don’t come easy. It’s a game of give and take.
Next up is hip hop bouquet toss songs. We start this list off again with Lizzo, but this time with “Good as Hell” in 2016 with the lyrics I do my hair toss, Check my nails. Baby how you feelin’? Feeling good as hell. “Fancy” by Iggy Azalia featuring Charli XCX in 2014 with the lyrics – You already know I’m in the fast lane from LA to Tokyo. I’m so fancy. “Ayy Ladies” by Travis Porter featuring Tyga in 2012 and “Girlfight” by Brooke Valentine in 2005. If you expect to have everybody fighting for the bouquet as it’s being tossed with the lyrics you about to catch one right in the lip, it’s about to be a what girl fight. “Gold Digger” by Kanye West in 2005 and “Move Bitch” by Ludicrous in 2002, “Not Tonight (Remix)” by Lil Kim with the lyrics I ain’t with that frontin. I got my own Benz. I got my own ends, immediate friends, me and my girls rock worlds.
“Hey Ladies” by Beastie Boys in 1989 and “Girls” in 1987 also by the Beastie Boys with the lyrics Girls. That’s all I really want is girls, two at a time. I want girls with new wave hairdos. I want girls. That closes out hip hop. Let’s go with rock bouquet toss songs with the first one being “Girl Gang” by Gin Wigmore in 2018 with the lyrics – It’s a girl gang. Boy, you wish you could join. It’s a sure thing. We’re taking over the world. For a more dramatic song “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons in 2017 and “Ex’s & Oh’s” by Elle King in 2014. In 2012, the Lumineers released “Flowers In Your Hair” with the lyrics – And I hope it’s not too late, cuz you’re so attractive and the way you move, I won’t close my eyes.
“She’s a Genius” by Jet in 2009 and “Date With The Night” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in 2003 with the lyrics – No hangin’, no picture. Flyin’ out my sight, dropping brides at the altar. Gonna find ya squeeze tight. “American Woman” by Lenny Kravitz in 1999 and “Butterfly” by Crazy Town also in 1999, and the third song from 1999, “Hey Girl” by O.A.R. with the lyrics – my friends say I’m crazy and I agree. That’s okay. That’s the way I like to be. Hey girl, come with me and let yourself go. “The Distance” by Cake in 1996 and “Cosmic Girl” by Jamiroquai in 1996 with the lyrics – I should take care. Not to flounder sends me into hyperspace. When I see her pretty face. “Just a Girl” by No Doubt in 1996, love this selection for the bouquet toss “Thunderstruck” by ACDC in 1990.
Going back to the hair bands, “Girls, Girls, Girls” by Motley Crue in 1987 and “Paradise City” by Guns ‘N’ Roses also in 1987. If you expect a girl fight for the bouquet, then “Love Is A Battlefield” by Pat Benatar in 1983, with the lyrics – we are young, heartache to heartache we stand, no promises, no demands. Love is a battlefield. “She’s a Beauty” by The Tubes in 1983 and “Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel also in 1983 with the lyrics – uptown girl, you know, I can’t afford to buy her pearls, but maybe someday when my ship comes in, she’ll understand what kind of guy I’ve been. “Hot Girls In Love” by Loverboy in 1983 and “White Wedding” by Billy Idol in 1982. The famous song from the Rocky movies, “Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor in ’82. And “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by The Police in 1981 with the lyrics, every little thing she does is magic. Everything she do just turned me on.
“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar in 1980. Also in 1980, “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen. In 1979, Blondie released “One Way Or Another” with the lyrics one way or another, I’m gonna find you I’m a getcha. I’m gonna meet ya, meet ya, meet ya, meet ya. One way or another. I’m gonna win ya, I’ll get ya, I’ll get ya. Just for classic rock fans, “Foxy Lady” by Jimi Hendricks in 1967 with you gotta be all mine, all mine, Foxy lady. Here I come. Foxy. “Chapel Of Love” by The Dixie Cups in 1964 with the famous lyrics, going to the chapel and we’re gonna get married. Gee, I really love you and we’re gonna get married. And the final rock song is “Oh, Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison in 1964 – pretty woman walking down the street, pretty woman. The kind I’d like to meet
Next up are country bouquet toss songs with “Crazy Angels” by Carrie Underwood released in 2022. In 2021 “Where the Country Girls At” by Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan, and Pitbull with the lyrics – where the country girls at, where are they gonna be? The ones that like to dance. The ones that like to drink. “Girl” by Maren Morris in 2019 with baby girl, don’t you hang your head low don’t you lose your halo. Everyone’s gonna be okay. “Highwomen” by The Highwomen in 2019 with the lyrics – We are the highwomen singing stories still and told we carry the suns. You can only hold. We are the daughters of the silent generations. “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” by Luke Bryan in 2011. If you’re looking for a fun uptempo song, “Little White Church” by a Little Big Town in 2010 with the lyrics – I might be cheap, but I ain’t free no more calling me baby. No more loving, like crazy.
“This One’s For The Girls” by Martina McBride in 2003 and theme-appropriate “Single White Female” by Chely Wright in 1999 with the lyrics – single white female, looking for the special lover to put in a nutshell, the one woman man who doesn’t want no other. “Man! I Feel Like A Woman” by Shania Twain in 1999 and her other popular song “Any Man Of Mine” by, of course, Shania Twain in 1995. And there you have it. Our list of country bouquet toss songs. Next up is dance or EDM bouquet toss songs. The first one “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams in 2013 with the lyrics – she’s up all night till the sun. I’m up all night to get some she’s up all night for good fun. I’m up all night to get lucky. “Where Them Girls At” by David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida in 2011. “Only Girl In The World” by Rihanna in 2010 with the lyrics – want you to make me feel like I’m the only girl in the world. Like I’m the only one that you’ll ever love. Like I’m the only one who knows your heart. “Sexy Chick” by David Guetta featuring Akon in 2009, closes out the EDM songs.
Next up we have a couple of disco bouquet toss songs. “P.Y.T. Pretty Young Thing” by Michael Jackson in 1982. “Bad Girls” by Donna Summer in ’79. Also in ’79 is “Ladies Night” by Kool and the Gang for a theme song with the lyrics – Oh yes. It’s ladies’ night and the feelings right, Oh yes. It’s ladies’ night. Oh, what a night. In 1978, “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor. Finally “Dancing Queen” by ABBA in 1976 with the lyrics – you are the dancing queen, young and sweet only 17 dancing queen.
And let’s close out with just a mish-mash of other genres of bouquet toss song ideas. Starting off with “Bouquet Toss Song” by St. Louis Jazz All-Stars released in 2011. This is a jazz version with the lyrics – Come on, take a chance with one toss of fate. In 1998, “Sex And The City Theme” by London Music Works and “That Girl” by Maxi Priest in 1996 with a Reggae song with the lyrics – say what? She’s the kind of woman who knows the street. And even under pressure, she’s smoothly sweet, no complications, just attitude. Believe in what she got. And she said she won’t get used. Hot Chocolate released “You Sexy Thing’ in 1975 for a funk feel. And finally, the last song is Frank Sinatra’s “Luck Be A Lady” in 1963 with the lyrics – luck be a lady tonight, a lady never flirts with strangers. She’d have a heart. She’d be nice. There you have it,100 songs to play for your bridal bouquet toss. If you want to listen to the list or read the list you can do so on our website, MyWeddingSongs.com. Just go to song ideas on the main menu and then click on bouquet toss. And while you’re there, like I said, make sure you sign up for our newsletter, which goes out on the last day of the month with great new song ideas from the prior month and also other unique songs to play for your wedding or even for a date night. That concludes our first podcast of July. The next podcast in two weeks will be about the hot 50 song picks to play at your wedding reception. Thanks for listening and have a great day.
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