33 Best Music-themed Songs for a Wedding Playlist

Updated November 19, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell

June 21st marks the day on the calendar to celebrate music. June is also African-American/Black Music Appreciation Month and International Surf Music Month.

Whether you call it National Music Day or World Music Day, it is a day for all musicians to come together to celebrate a common understanding and appreciation for music. All of the songs listed have the word Music in the song title.

songs with music in the title

In celebration of all music, we included many different music genres including funk, rock, pop, country, Broadway vocal, and electronica. We also included many different music eras from today back to 1957.

When many think of music what comes to mind is singing or playing a musical instrument. It is all something that is created by our voice or with our bodies. Music is thought to be more than 40,000 years old.

  1. “Music For a Sushi Restaurant” by Harry Styles (Pop – 2022)
  2. “Music Sounds Better With You” by Stardust (Electronic – 1998)
  3. “Music” by Madonna (Pop – 2000)
  4. “Music Sounds Better With You” by NEIL FRANCES (Alternative – 2017)
  5. “Music For Love” by Mario (R&B – 2007)
  6. “Don’t Stop The Music” by Rihanna (Pop – 2007)
  7. “Music” by Kelsea Ballerini (Country – 2018)
  8. “Make Your Own Kind Of Music” by Cass Elliot (Pop – 1971)
  9. “Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry (Rock – 1976)
  10. “Listen To The Music” by The Doobie Brothers (Rock – 1976)
  11. “Music” by Erick Sermon feat. Marvin Gaye (Hip Hop – 2001)
  12. “Like I Love Country Music” by Kane Brown (Country – 2022)
  13. “Music To My Eyes” by Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper (Pop – 2018)
  14. “Mountain Music” by Alabama (Country – 1982)
  15. “Music To Watch Boys To” by Lana Del Rey (Alternative – 2015)
  16. “Beat Of the Music” by Brett Eldredge (Country – 2013)
  17. “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” by Bizarrap, Shakira (Latin – 2023)
  18. “Aston Martin Music” by Rick Ross, Drake, Chrisette Michele (Hip Hop – 2010)
  19. “Music” by Cleo Sol (Singer-Songwriter – 2021)
  20. “Music & Me” by Nate Dogg (Hip Hop – 2001)
  21. “Peso Pluma: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 55” by Bizarrap, Peso Pluma (Latin – 2023)
  22. “Music Box” by Leith Ross (Singer-Songwriter – 2023)
  23. “Music” by Bradamon Band (Reggae – 2023)
  24. “Music” by Sia (Pop – 2021)
  25. “Music” by Brandy (R&B – 2012)

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Music is Healing – Florida Georgia Line
Released in 2016 on the album Dig Your Roots

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Stop the bleeding
You’re back to believing
Love is the answer and music is healing

Give Life Back To Music – Daft Punk
Released in 2013 on the album Random Access Memories
Genre – Electronica

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Let the music in tonight
Just turn on the music
Let the music of your life
Give life back to music

Turn Up The Music – Chris Brown
Released in 2012 on the album Fortune
Genre – Dance Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Turn up the music ’cause I’m tryna hear the speakers blow
Turn up the music, fill your cup and drink it down

You’re My Music – Brian Culbertson
Released in 2012 on the album Dreams

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

When I’m touchin you it takes me home (Yes it does)
Oh oh oh oh oh
Let’s make music, you’re my music


This Is Country Music – Brad Paisley
Released in 2011 on the album This Is Country Music
Genre – Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

To tell that stupid boss of yours
To shove it next time he yells at you?
Well, this is country music, and we do

Play My Music – Jonas Brothers
Released in 2008 on the album Camp Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Music’s got control
And I’m never letting go, no-no
I just wanna play my music

Don’t Stop The Music – Rihanna
Released in 2007 on the album Good Girl Gone Bad
Genre – Dance Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I wanna take you away
Let’s escape into the music
DJ, let it play
I just can’t refuse it

We Belong To The Music – Timbaland Featuring Miley Cyrus
2007, Shock Value II

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

C’mon and party like it ain’t no curfew
Hey, hey
We belong to da music
We don’t answer to you

Music – Erick Sermon featuring Marvin Gaye
2001, What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Like there’s somethin new out, that got me in the zone
Just that feelin, got me
I wish music can adopt me (“just like music”)


Music & Me – Nate Dogg
2001, Music & Me

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Girls so fine, I can’t help it, got to make this one mine
I hit ’em with my gangsta lean
They can’t separate my music from me

Music – Madonna
Released in 2000 on the album Music
Genre – Dance Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Hey Mr. DJ, put a record on
I wanna dance with my baby
And when the music starts, I never wanna stop

Murder On Music Row – George Strait & Alan Jackson
2000, Latest Greatest Straitest Hits

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

But drums and rock ‘n roll guitars are mixed up in your face
Old Hank wouldn’t have a chance on today’s radio
Since they committed murder down on music row

Music Box – Mariah Carey
1993, Music Box

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Want to give you all of my love
Now and forever my love
All I have I want to give to thee

American Music – Violent Femmes
1991, Why Do Birds Sing?

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

They didn’t like American music
They never heard American music
They didn’t know the music was in my soul


Let The Music Play – Shannon
1983, Let the Music Play

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Let the music play he won’t get away
Just keep the groove and then he’ll come back to you again, let it play

Mountain Music – Alabama
Released in 1982 on the album Mountain Music
Genre – Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Play some back-home, come-on music
That comes from the heart
Play somethin’ with lots of feelin’
‘Cause that’s where music has to start

Designer Music – Lipps Inc.
1981, Funkytown

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

If Calvin says it’s smashin’
It’s got to be in fashion
Designer music

Night Music – Dio
1980, Lock Up the Wolves

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

It’s all the things that you never said
And anywhere you are
There’s night music
They’re playing our night music

Lost in Music – Sister Sledge
1979, We Are Family

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

We’re lost in music
Caught in a trap
No turnin’ back
We’re lost in music


Thank You For The Music – ABBA
1977, The Album

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing
Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing
Who can live without it? I ask in all honesty

Rocky Mountain Music – Eddie Rabbitt
1976, Rocky Mountain Music

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Rocky mountain music
Fills my memory
Rocky mountain music
Mama, can I hear you singing to me?

Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Released in 1976 on the album Wild Cherry
Genre – Funk

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Play that funky music right
Play that funky music, white boy
Lay down the boogie and play that funky music ’til you die

Don’t Take Away The Music – Tavares
1976, Sky High!

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Don’t take away (Don’t take away) the music
It’s the only thing I’ve got
It’s my piece of the rock

I Love Music – The O’Jays
1975, Family Reunion

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I love music
Sweet sweet music
Long as it’s swinging
All the joy that’s it’s bringing


I’ve Got the Music in Me – Kiki Dee
1974, I’ve Got the Music in Me

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Don’t let life get me down
Gonna take life the way that I found it
I got the music in me

Music Is The Message – Kool and The Gang
1972, Music Is the Message

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You may find peace and happiness
Alright, be free and dance!
Dance to the music

Listen to the Music – The Doobie Brothers
1972, Toulouse Street

Lyrics Quote:

There ain’t nothing we can’t do or say
Feeling good, feeling fine
Oh, baby, let the music play

I Can Hear Music – The Beach Boys
1969, 20/20

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I can hear music
Sweet, sweet music
Whenever you touch me baby
Whenever you’re near

Dance To The Music – Sly & The Family Stone
Released in 1967 on the album Dance to the Music
Genre – Funk

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Sing, get on up and dance to the music
Get on up and dance to the music


Jug Band Music – The Lovin’ Spoonful
1966, Daydream

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

The doctor came to see was I dyin’
But the doctor said “Give him jug band music
It seems to make him feel just fine”

The Sound Of Music – Julie Andrews
Released in 1965 in The Sound Of Music Musical
Genre – Vocal

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

The hills are alive with the sound of music
With songs they have sung for a thousand years
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music

Rock And Roll Music – Chuck Berry
Released in 1957 as a single
Genre – Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

It’s gotta be rock and roll music
If you want to dance with me
If you want to dance with me


Think we should add a song to my list of music songs? Be sure to comment on it below.

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Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder/editor of My Wedding Songs from his experience as a wedding DJ. He is the author of two wedding planners: ‘Wedding Songs Planner’ and ‘The Wedding Music Toolkit’. Matt is the host of the ‘Wedding Songs Podcast’. He shares music inspiration in his weekly newsletter the ‘Wedding MusicLetter’. His articles have been published on Rolling Stone, DJ Life Magazine, and DJ Times. Matt resides in the wedding capital of the world – Las Vegas.


  1. adam and the ants-ant music.
    fred astair-lets face the music and dance.
    sinatra-you will be my music.
    orleans-let there be music.
    kinks-jukebox music.
    good rats-back to my music.
    who-the music must change.
    M-pop music.
    harry chapin-remember when the music.
    billy bremner-loud music in cars.
    suburbs-music for boys.
    brian brain-fun with music.
    blasters-american music.
    sparks-music you can dance to.
    bob marley-rebel music.
    willie bobo-music to watch girls by.
    steve morse-wooden music.
    mountain goats-dance music.
    wayne hancock-brother music sister music.
    mac topper-we’re in it for the music, baby.
    reverand peyton-i just want to make music.
    carl orf-music for xylophone.
    doobie brothers-listen to the music.

    1. Thank you Joseph. A great list of songs you have here. I will review and add accordingly.

    1. Thank you SO much Leslie. I cannot believe this song was not on our list as I played it many times as background music during cocktail hours.

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