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100 popular wedding songs to play on your big day

These hits are a surefire way to get people on the floor.

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Wedding music accompanies basically everything from the bride walking down the aisle to the bride and groom’s first dance together and the reception party afterward — so it’s not to be overlooked.

So to inspire, here are some the most beautiful, romantic and wedding-worthy songs that have been released over the past years. They’re no-brainers, really.

Top wedding songs

Our Top 100 for Wedding Day music, in alphabetic order and as inspired by the people at finder.com and Spotify’s analyzation of over 400,000 wedding-themed playlists.

ArtistSong
AdeleMake You Feel My Love
AerosmithDon’t Want To Miss A Thing
Al GreenLet’s Stay Together
American AuthorsBest Day Of My Life
Angus & Julia StoneWedding Song
AviciiWake Me Up
Band of HorsesNo One’s Gonna Love You
The BeatlesAll You Need is Love
The BeatlesHere Comes the Sun
Ben FoldsThe Luckiest
Ben HowardOnly Love
BeyonceCrazy In Love
BeyonceXO
Billy IdolWhite Wedding
The Black Eyed PeasI Gotta Feeling
Boys Like Girls / Taylor SwiftTwo Is Better Than One
Boyz II MenOn Bended Knee
Bright EyesFirst Day Of My Life
Bruno MarsMarry You
Bruno MarsJust The Way You Are
Bruno MarsTreasure
Bryan AdamsEverything I Do (I Do It For You)
Christina PerriA Thousand Years
Clean Bandit, Jess GlynneRather Be
Colbie CaillatI Do
ColdplayA Sky Full of Stars
The CureFriday I’m In Love
David BowieHeroes
David BowieLet’s Dance
Death Cab For CutieI Will Follow You Into The Night
Depeche ModeSomebody
Des’reeKissing You
Earth, Wind & FireSeptember
Ed SheeranThinking Out Loud
Ed SheeranTenerife Sea
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosHome
Ellen Page and Michael CeraAnyone Else But You
Ellie GouldingHow Long Will I Love You
Elton JohnYour Song
Elvis PresleyCan’t Help Falling in Love
Eric ClaptonWonderful Tonight
Etta JamesAt Last
Fleetwood MacEverywhere
Ingrid MichaelsonYou and I
INXSNever Tear Us Apart
Jack JohnsonBetter Together
James MorrisonYou Give Me Something
Jamie LawsonWasn’t Expecting That
Jason DeruloMarry Me
Jason MrazI’m Yours
Jason MrazI Won’t Give Up
Jason Mraz, Colbie CallaitLucky
John LegendAll Of Me
JourneyDon’t Stop Believin’
Justin TimberlakeSuit and Tie
Justin TimberlakeMirrors
KeaneSomewhere Only We Know
Kelly ClarksonA Moment Like This
KISSI Was Made For Loving You
Lana Del ReyYoung & Beautiful
Lana Del ReyVideo Games
Lauryn HillCan’t Take My Eyes Off of You
Leon BridgesComing Home
LifehouseYou and Me
The LumineersHo Hey
Macklemore & Ryan LewisCan’t Hold Us
Mark Ronson, Bruno MarsUptown Funk
Maroon 5Sugar
MeikoStuck On You
Michael BubleEverything
Nat King ColeL-O-V-E (cover)
Norah JonesCome Away With Me
OasisWonderwall
OasisChampagne Supernova
One DirectionYou and I
One DirectionI Want To Write You A Song
OutKastHey Ya!
Pharrell WilliamsHappy
Phil CollinsA Groovy Kind of Love
PrincePurple Rain
QueenYou’re My Best Friend
Ray LaMontagneYou Are the Best Thing
The Rolling StonesWild Horses
Sam SmithLatch
Sam SmithLay Me Down
Sara BareillesI Choose You
Savage GardenTruly Madly Deeply
Snow PatrolChasing Cars
Sonny & CherI Got You Babe
Stevie WonderSigned, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)
StingFields of Gold
The TemptationsMy Girl
Tom OdellGrow Old With Me
ToploaderDancing in the Moonlight
TrainMarry Me
Tristan PrettymanYou Got Me
Usher and Alicia KeysMy Boo
Van MorrisonBrown Eyed Girl
Whitney HoustonI Wanna Dance With Somebody
Yeah Yeah YeahsWedding Song

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Other things to consider when organizing your wedding playlist

Hiring a professional wedding planner and DJ can help reduce the stress of picking songs for your wedding playlist, but for those who prefer that more “personalized” touch, choosing your own music is a must.

  • Practice your music’s timing. Save yourself from stress as you practice your timing and pace as the music is played for the bridal march. At the reception, a good mix of music is necessary to get your guests to hit the dance floor.
  • Decide whether you want to hire a live band or DJ. Coordinate with your wedding planner and make sure you’ve agreed on how many hours you’re booking the band or DJ for to avoid extra fees — look for wedding packages to save.
  • Consider the entire ceremony and divide it into sections. Each section will require a particular wedding song that would fit for that part.
  • Keep a running list of what you want and don’t want to be played. Consider both your personalities and recall events that highlight milestones in your relationship, as this should be the basis of choosing songs. There are songs that may remind you of hard times or just don’t suit you as a couple, so it’s best to avoid these ones.

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