Matt talks about the best garter toss songs for your wedding reception. Hear some song lyrics that go with the garter toss songs too!
Welcome to episode number 70 of the Wedding Songs Podcast. I am Matthew Campbell and today I’m going be giving you 100 songs to play for the garter toss. Now the garter toss is when the groom tosses the garter to all of the single men in attendance, and it said that the one that catches the garter is the next one to be married. In order to get them to want to catch it, you could even wrap the garter around a football. In addition to the one catching it not only are they the next one to be married, but at some weddings, they will also put the garter on the leg or the arm of the woman that catches the bouquet for the bouquet toss. I’m going to be giving you these songs by genre, and then I’m gonna have the newest released first. But if you prefer to read the list or listen to the list you can do so on our website, MyWeddingSongs.com, just go to the main menu at song ideas and wedding songs. On that page, there’ll be a link to the garter toss songs, or you could always just search for garter toss songs on the website. The main reason this is not on the homepage is that many couples today are choosing not to have the garter toss anymore. So it just really depends on the area that you’re in and if the couple wants to have that moment at their reception or not. If you want to stay on top of the new wedding songs being released, make sure you sign up for our newsletter. At the very top of every page on our website is “join our music letter” or in the main menu, you can hit the subscribe button.
Let’s go ahead and get started with the first song on the list from the Hip Hop genre “Boys” by Jesy Nelson and Nicki Minaj released in 2021 with the lyrics…I like a bad, bad boy. You know, I like a bad, bad boy. Also in 2021 is “Way 2 Sexy” by Drake featuring Future & Young Thug with the lyrics…I’m too sexy for this syrup too sexy for your girl, too sexy for this world. In 2013, Drake also released “Started From The Bottom” with lyrics…Now I’m on the road, half a million for a show, and we started from the bottom. Now we are here. In 2009 Flo Rida released “Right Round” and T.I. released whatever you like in 2008 with lyrics…maybe I can treat you so special, so nice. I guess up the jet for you tonight, baby, you can go wherever you like. Baby Bash released “Sugar Sugar” in 2003 and Outcast “Hey Ya!” also in 2003 If you want a dramatic moment then Eminem released “Lose Yourself in 2002, with the lyrics…you better lose yourself in the music. The moment you own it, you better never let it go. You only get one shot. Do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime.
In 2002, Nelly released “Hot In Here”, and Jay-Z’s “Big Pimping” in 2000. In 1999, to get everybody on their feet and cheering along. DMX released “Party Up (Up In Here)” with…y’all gonna make me lose my mind up in here, up in here. In 1998, Big Pun featuring Joe released “Still Not A Player” as a little fun song. In 1997, WilSmith released “Mem In Black” if all of the groomsmen are in black ties or black tuxedos. A very popular garter toss song, released in 1996, is 2Pacs’ “Toss It Up” with the lyrics…Got you lost in a love zone. Stuck in the lust. I got the bedroom shaken, back-breaking, when we’re tossing it up. A personal favorite of mine released in 1994 is Ini Kamoze’s “Here Comes The Hotstepper”. In 1993, “What A Man” by Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue with lyrics…What a man, what a man, what a man. What a mighty good man. Yes, he is. And the last HIp-Hop song was released in 1990 by M.C. Hammer, “You Can’t Touch This”
The next genre that we have is Rock garter toss songs. Released in 2017 “The Man” by the Killers with lyrics…I got a household name. I got news for you, baby. You’re looking at the man. Another fun play on words was released in 2016, “Death Of A Bachelor” by Panic! At The Disco with lyrics…a lifetime of laughter at the expense of the death of a bachelor. If you’re trying to get everybody pumped up, released in 2001 is “Bodies” by Drowning Pool with the lyrics…one, something’s got to give. Two, something’s got to give. Three something’s got to give. Now let the bodies hit the floor. In 1998, Offspring released “Pretty Fly For A White Guy”. In 1991, Metallica released “Enter Sandman” with the lyrics…exit light enter night, take by hand, we’re off to never, never land. In 1990 Warrant released “Cherry Pie”. in 1987 Def Lepard released “Pour Some Sugar On Me”. In 1986, Europe released “The Final Countdown” with the lyrics…we’re leaving ground, leaving ground. Will things ever be the same again? It’s the final countdown. Released in 1986 is Poison with “Talk Dirty To Me”, and from the movie Top Gun, “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins in 1986, with lyrics…highway to the danger zone, ride into the danger zone. The last song of 1986 is Georgia Satellites’ “Keep Your Hands To Yourself”.
Theme appropriate, released in 1984, is “The Boys Of Summer” by Don Henley, and of the same year, “The Wild Boys” by Duran Duran. The Scorpions released “Bad Boys Running Wild”, and Van Halen’s “Hot For Teacher” in 1984 rounds out the 84’s. Survivor’s “Eye Of The Tiger”, released in 1982, has reference to the Rocky movies. George Thorogood released “Bad To The Bone” in 1982 with…I broke a thousand hearts before I met you. I’ll break a thousand more, baby. Before I am through. Just for the Rockabilly fans, released in 1982 is “Stray Cat Strut” by The Stray Cats with the lyrics…wild stray cat. You’re a real gone guy. I wish I could be as carefree and wild, but I got cat class and I got cat style. In 1982, Z Z Top’s “Legs”, and also of the same year, their song, “Sharp Dressed Man” with the lyrics…they come running just as fast as they can cuz every girl’s crazy about a sharp dressed man.
1980, we had Pat Benatar with “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”. Also in 1980, “I Know What Boys Like” by The Waitresses with the lyrics…I know what boys, like, I know what guys want. I know what boys like. Boys like, boys like me. In 1980 AC/DC released “Black In Black”, and also, in the same year “You Shook Me All Night Long”. Devo released “Whip It” in 1980. The last song of 1980, “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen. Another song by Queen was released in 1977 ” We Are The Champions”. In 1976, Thin Lizzy’s “Boys Are Back In Town” with the lyrics…Guess who just got back today? Them wild-eyed boys they’d been away. In 1972 Joe Cocker released “You Can Leave Your Hat On” with the lyrics…raise your arms up in the air and now shake ’em. Now give me a reason to live. In 1968, “A Little Less Conversation” by Elvis Presley, with the lyrics…a little more bite and a little less spark, a little less fight, and a little more spark. The last rock song we have, released in 1968 is “Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf with the lyrics…we can climb so high. I never wanna die. Born to be wild.
All right, the next genre on the list is R&B. The first one is “Heat” by Chris Brown and Gunna, released in 2019 with the lyrics…you liken what you see. Everything designer that’s on me. That’s water when I walk. In 2014, the song “The Man” by Aloe Blacc with the lyrics…Yes I am. Yes I am. Yes I am. I’m the man. I’m the man. I’m the man. In 2014. The Weeknd released “Earned It” with the lyrics…cuz girl you’re perfect. Girl you’re perfect. You’re always worth it. In 2013 the song “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell Williams & T.I. with the lyrics…I know you want it.
You’re a good girl. Hey, Hey, can’t let it get past me. Beyonce released “Druklen Love” in 2013. Also in 2013 is “Talk Dirty” by Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz. And in 2010, Jason Derulo with “Ridin’ Solo” with the lyrics…I’m feeling like a star. You can’t stop my shine. I’m loving cloud nine. My head’s in the sky. I’m solo. In 2009 “Love Sex Magic” by Ciara featuring Justin Timberlake with the lyrics…I bet you know what I mean. Cuz you know that I can make you believe. In love and sex and magic. “Love In This Club” by Usher featuring Young Jeezy was released in 2008. In 2006, “I Wanna Love You” by Akon featuring Snoop Dog with the lyrics…I see you winding and grinding up on that floor. I know you see me looking at you when you already know, I wanna love you. You already know. In 2001 “Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child.
“Pony” by Ginuwine in 1996 with the lyrics…I’m just a bachelor. I’m looking for a partner. In 1987 “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson. “Smooth Operator” by Sade in 1984 with the lyrics…no need to ask. He’s a smooth operator. Smooth operator. And finally in 1973, “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gay, for a fun song to play for the garter toss.
Next up we have Country garter toss songs. Starting off in 2022 “Good Ol’ Boys” by Hayden Kaufman with the lyrics Livin’ life just like their daddy’s. Those Friday nights get a little too rowdy’s. Too loud out there makin’ noise. This one here’s for them good ol’ boys. In 2021, Alexandra Kay released “Tall Boys” with the lyrics…Grab a couple buds then get to sippin’. Man it’s high life that we’re livin’. With the tall boys drinkin’ tall boys. “Boys Round Here” by Blake Shelton, featuring Pistol Annies & Friends, released in 2013. And in 2007, “I’m Still A Guy” by Brad Paisley with the lyrics…Well, love makes a man do some things he ain’t proud of. And in a weak moment, I might walk your sissy dog, hold your purse at the mall. But remember I’m still a guy. “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” by Trace Atkins in 2005. In 2003, “Real Good Man” by Tim McGraw with the lyrics…Yes sir, yes ma’am. I may be a real bad boy. But baby I’m a real good man. Also by Tim McGraw, in 1995 “I Like It, I Love It”. The last Country song we have is “Dukes Of Hazzard Theme (Good Ol’ Boys)” by Waylon Jennings in 1980 with the lyrics…Makin’ their way. The only way they know how.
That’s just a little bit more than the law will allow.
All right, next up, we have Pop garter toss songs. Starting off with Jake Paul and his song “I’m Single” in 2019 with lyrics…I’m single. Don’t hate him. He’s single. I’m single. Woo woo woo, haha. “Shape Of You” by Ed Sheeran in 2017 with the lyrics…I’m in love with the shape of you. We push and pull like magnets do, although my heart is falling too. I’m in love with your body. “Animals” by Maroon 5 in 2014 with lyrics…maybe you think that you can hide. I can smell your scent for miles. Just like animals. Another very popular song for the garter toss is “Suit and Tie” by Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z in 2013, with lyrics…And as long as I’ve got my suit and tie, I’m gonna leave it all on the floor tonight “Dirty” by Christina Aguilera featuring Redman in 2008, and “Promiscuous” by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland in 2006 with the lyrics…promiscuous boy, you already know that I’m all yours. What are you waiting for?
“It’s Gonna Be Me” by NSYNC in 2000, and “Livin’ La Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin in 1999. Just for a funny song, “Just A Gigolo” by David Lee Roth in 1985. For a mostly instrumental song, “Oh Yeah” by Yelloin 1985 to get everybody pumped up. In 1982, “Maneater” by Hall & Oats. “One Way Or Another” by Blondie in 1978, with the lyrics…one way or another, I’m gonna find you. I’m gonna get you getcha, getcha. You know the lyrics. Finally, in 1958 “Tequila” by The Champs.
So that rounds out our Pop songs. Next up we have Dance garter toss songs. The first one was in 2013, “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams and in 2010 s”Sexy And I Know It” by LMFAO. In 2006, the popular “Sexyback” by Justin Timberlake with the lyrics I’m bringing sexy back. Them other boys don’t know how to act. Finally, in 1991, “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred. There are some other great covers to this, but it really fits the song and the mood and the moment. With lyrics…I’m too sexy for my car, too sexy for my car. Too sexy by far.
Next up I have a category of Disco garter toss songs. With the lyrics…”It’s Raining Men” by the Weather Girls in 1982. In 1978 “Macho Man” by the Village People with lyrics…every man wants to be a macho man, to have the kind of body always in demand. And finally, in 1977, “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees rounds out our Disco songs.
Last we have a mish-mash of other garter toss songs by genre, starting off with “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men in 2000, that’s really in this Soca genre. “Mission Impossible Theme” by Danny Elfman in 1996. A Reggae song, “Bad Boys” by Inner Circle in 1993, this is the cop’s theme, with lyrics…bad boys, bad boys whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? For Star Wars fans, released in 1980 is “The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)” by John Williams and London Symphony. And for a fun moment, released in 1978 as the blues song, “Soul Man” by the Blues Brothers with the lyrics…And when you get it, you got something. So don’t worry, cuz I’m coming. I’m a soul man. Another song from the Rocky movies is “Gonna Fly Now (Rocky Theme)” by Bill Conti released in 1977. A funk song “You Sexy Thing” by Hot Chocolate in 1975 with the lyrics…I believe in miracles. Where are you from? You sexy thing, You sexy thing. In 1963, the jazz song, “Pink Panther Theme” by Henry Mancini, and finally the “James Bond Theme” by the London Symphony Orchestra released in 1962.
There you have it, 100 songs that you could play for your garter toss songs, the toss to all of the single men in attendance at your reception. 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 on the main menu and wedding songs. And that’ll give you the link to it. Or you could just search for garter toss songs on the website. Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter. We call it the Music Letter. In this newsletter, you’ll get all of the new wedding songs released from the past month and also unique songs that you could play on your wedding day.
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