traditional wedding reception songs

Traditional wedding reception songs are played at most weddings. These are the tried and true songs that will stand the test of time. Below is a list of traditional wedding reception songs as compiled by Robert Bonham of Music De-Lite DJ Service.

traditional wedding reception songs

Traditional Wedding Reception Songs

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Bride/Groom 1st Dance

At Last – Etta James
Céline Dion
Beyoncé
Making Memories of Us – Keith Urban
From This Moment On (Pop On Tour Version) – Shania Twain
I Cross My Heart – George Strait
It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
Amazed – Lonestar
I Could Not Ask for More – Edwin McCain or Sara Evans
By Your Side – Sade
Forever’s As Far As I’ll Go – Alabama
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You – Bryan Adams
My Best Friend – Tim McGraw
She’s Everything – Brad Paisley
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss
Someone Like You – Van Morrison
Everything – Michael Bublé
Crazy Love – Van Morrison
Lucky – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Then – Brad Paisley
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Groom/Mother Dance

A Song for Mama – Boyz II Men
Don’t Know Much – Linda Ronstadt feat. Aaron Neville
It’s Your Song – Garth Brooks
Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
The Perfect Fan – Backstreet Boys
I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
In My Life – Roberta Flack
Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
Loves Me Like a Rock – Paul Simon
You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
Summer Wind – Frank Sinatra
Forever Young – Rod Stewart
Then They Do – Trace Adkins
I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
Unforgettable – Nat “King” Cole & Natalie Cole
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Through the Years (2006 Remaster) – Kenny Rogers
You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor

Wedding Party Dance

I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
We Are Family (Single Version) – Sister Sledge
I’ll Be There for You (Long Version) – The Rembrandts
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Get the Party Started – P!NK
Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks
What I Like About You – The Romantics
Celebration (Single Version) – Kool & The Gang
Let’s Get It Started (Spike Mix) – The Black Eyed Peas

Bride/Father Dance

Because You Loved Me (Theme from “Up Close and Personal”) – Céline Dion
I Loved Her First – Heartland
Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John
Daddy’s Hands – Holly Dunn
Daddy’s Little Girl (Remastered 91) – Al Martino
My Wish – Rascal Flatts
My Little Girl (From “My Friend Flicka”) – Tim McGraw
A Kiss to Build a Dream On – Louis Armstrong
Father and Daughter – Paul Simon
Daughters – John Mayer
Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
My Girl – The Temptations
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
It Won’t Be Like This for Long – Darius Rucker
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Turn Around – Harry Belafonte
Daughter – Loudon Wainwright III
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder

Bouquet Toss

Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) – Beyoncé
Man! I Feel Like a Woman! – Shania Twain
Wishin’ and Hopin’ – Ani DiFranco

Garter Throw

The Stripper – David Rose
You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred
Legs (Edit Version) – ZZ Top
Bad To The Bone – George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Oh Yeah – Yello
Theme from Mission Impossible – Cincinnati Pops Orchestra & Erich Kunzel
U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
Under Pressure – Queen & David Bowie

Cake Cutting

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
That’s Amore – Dean Martin
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor
1, 2, 3, 4 – Plain White T’s
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Sugar, Sugar – The Archies
When I’m Sixty-Four – The Beatles

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