Rock Wedding Songs as I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing

When you think of fun songs with a good beat, you’re going to think of rock and roll.

This is why rock songs are perfect for your wedding reception. A good beat is the key to getting people on the dance floor.

best rock wedding songs

Quick Tips

When picking out rock songs for your wedding, you must consider the following 3 factors:

1. What is the tempo of the song to determine the style of dance?
2. What is the meaning of the song and is it appropriate for your wedding?
3. What moment of the wedding ceremony or reception will the song play?

As an experienced wedding DJ, I’ve assembled a list of rock wedding songs. Songs are selected by the meaning of the song and popular hits by today’s couples. Besides new and trending, additional lists are grouped by decades.

New Rock Wedding Songs

Recently released rock songs to play during your wedding.

  1. FELL IN LOVE – blink-182 (2023)
  2. I’m Only Me When I’m With You – Soccer Mommy (2023)
  3. Run Away With Me – Cold War Kids (2023)
  4. Masterpiece – Ben Harper (2023)
  5. Say Yes To Heaven – Lana Del Rey (2023)
  6. Moon River – Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck (2023)
  7. I’ve Loved You For So Long – The Aces (2023)
  8. Best of Me (2023) – Toad The Wet Sprocket (2023)
  9. Glue Song – beabadoobee (2023)
  10. True Love – Christine And The Queens feat. 070 Shake (2023)
  11. Pineapple Sunrise – Beach Weather (2023)
  12. Tell You I Love You – BANNERS (2023)

Trending Rock Wedding Songs

  1. “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers (2013)
  2. “What’s Up?” by 4 Non Blondes (1992)
  3. “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC (1980)
  4. “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World (2001)
  5. “Black Velvet” by Alannah Myles (1989)
  6. “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison (1967)
  7. “Hooked On A Feeling” by Blue Swede (1974)
  8. “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield (1981)
  9. “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers (1988)
  10. “Summer Of ’69” by Bryan Adams (1985)

Trending Classic Rock Hits

  1. “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC (1990)
  2. “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor (1982)
  3. “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey (1981)
  4. “Highway To Hell” by AC/DC (1979)
  5. “Back In Black” AC/DC (1980)
  6. “Everything I Own” by Bread (1972)
  7. “Africa” by Toto (1982)
  8. “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins (1986)
  9. “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone (1974)
  10. “Black Betty” by Ram Jam (1977)

Trending Alternative Rock Hits

  1. “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by Green Day (1997)
  2. “Loving You” by Cannons (2023)
  3. “Bones” by Imagine Dragons (2022)
  4. “Riptide” by Vance Joy (2014)
  5. “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” by Fall Out Boy (2013)
  6. “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay (2008)
  7. “On Top Of The World” by Imagine Dragons (2012)
  8. “High Hopes” by Panic! At The Disco (2018)
  9. “Welcome To The Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance (2006)
  10. “Walking On A Dream” by Empire Of The Sun (2008)

Rock Wedding Songs by Era

2020s

  1. Easy – Banners
  2. Here With Me – d4vd (slow dance song)
  3. Blind For Love – American Authors
  4. More Than Love – Ben Harper
  5. I’m In Love With You – The 1975 (recessional song)
  6. Here to Forever – Death Cab For Cutie (cocktail hour song)
  7. Sway – Fitz & The Tantrums (cocktail hour song)
  8. One Life – James Bay
  9. A Little Bit of Love – Weezer (background song)
  10. I Think I Like You – The Band CAMINO (cocktail hour song)
  11. If I Didn’t Have You – BANNERS
  12. good 4 u – Olivia Rodrigo (party dance song)
  13. Shot In The Dark – AC/DC (party dance song)
  14. nobody else – LANY (first dance song)
  15. Me & You Together Song – The 1975

2010s

  1. All Because of You – O.A.R. (first dance song)
  2. Dance Monkey – Tones and I
  3. You’re The One – Greta Van Fleet
  4. New Light – John Mayer (recessional song)
  5. Someone To You – BANNERS
  6. broken – lovelytheband (first dance song)
  7. HandClap – Fitz & The Tantrums (entrance song)
  8. Geronimo – Sheppard
  9. I Found You – Alabama Shakes
  10. Ex’s & Oh’s – Elle King
  11. Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon (party dance song)
  12. Best Day Of My Life – American Authors (recessional song)
  13. Come to Me – Goo Goo Dolls (first dance song)
  14. On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons (recessional song)
  15. Come with Me Now – Kongos
  16. Little Talks – Of Monsters And Men (party dance song)

2000s

  1. Me and You – Dave Matthews Band
  2. Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead (any moment of reception)
  3. The Only Exception – Paramore (first dance song)
  4. You and I – Wilco
  5. All Summer Long – Kid Rock (party dance song)
  6. 1, 2, 3, 4 – Plain White T’s
  7. Fall for You – Secondhand Serenade
  8. Tangled Up In You – Staind
  9. You’re The One – Black Keys
  10. Welcome To The Black Parade – My Chemical Romance
  11. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  12. Sugar, We’re Goin Down – Fall Out Boy (party dance song)
  13. You And Me – Lifehouse (first dance song)
  14. I Write Sins Not Tragedies – Panic! At The Disco (party dance song)
  15. 1985 – Bowling For Soup (party dance song)
  16. Stacy’s Mom – Fountains Of Wayne (party dance song)
  17. Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
  18. Mr. Brightside – The Killers (party dance song)
  19. Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
  20. The Middle – Jimmy Eat World (party dance song)
  21. Island In the Sun – Weezer
  22. Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down

1990s

  1. All Star – Smash Mouth (entrance song)
  2. All The Small Things – blink-182 (party dance song)
  3. I Could Not Ask For More – Edwin McCain (parents’ song)
  4. My Own Worst Enemy – Lit (party dance song)
  5. Smooth – Santana feat. Rob Thomas
  6. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith (slow dance song)
  7. One Week – Barenaked Ladies
  8. Everlong (Acoustic) – Foo Fighters
  9. Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve (processional song)
  10. Semi-Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind
  11. Wonderwall – Oasis
  12. I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts
  13. I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders (parents’ dance song)
  14. Friday I’m in Love – The Cure
  15. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams (first dance song)
  16. Love Of A Lifetime – Firehouse (first dance song)
  17. Nothing Else Matters – Metallica (first dance song)
  18. Two Princes – Spin Doctors

Classic Rock

  1. Love Shack – The B-52’s (party dance song)
  2. All I Want Is You – U2 (recessional song)
  3. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses (father-daughter song)
  4. Lips Like Sugar – Echo And The Bunnymen
  5. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
  6. Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi (party dance song)
  7. Your Love – Outfield (party dance song)
  8. Summer Of ’69 – Bryan Adams
  9. Footloose – Kenny Loggins (party dance song)
  10. Faithfully – Journey (first dance song)
  11. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) – Eurythmics
  12. Blister In The Sun – Violent Femmes
  13. Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top (groomsmen song)
  14. Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
  15. Africa – Toto
  16. Mony Mony – Billy Idol (party dance song)
  17. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey (last dance song)
  18. Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
  19. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
  20. Let My Love Open The Door – Pete Townshend
  21. Old Time Rock and Roll – Bob Seger
  22. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton (sloe dance song)
  23. Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
  24. Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  25. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen (party singalong song)
  26. Some Kind Of Wonderful – Grand Funk Railroad
  27. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd (party dance song)
  28. Dancing in the Moonlight – King Harvest (cocktail hour song)
  29. Your Song – Elton John (first dance song)
  30. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison (party dance song)
  31. Twist & Shout – The Beatles (party dance song)

Tips

Other wedding-themed rock song lists include rock hits for a first dance, rock mother son dance songs, and rock bouquet throwing hits.

Planning songs for dinner or cocktail hour? Listen to a yacht rock wedding playlist for a chilling vibe.

Love classic rock music? See our list of classic rock love songs for your wedding.

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