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.

ArtistSongDownload from iTunesDownload from Amazon
AdeleMake You Feel My LoveDownloadDownload
AerosmithDon’t Want To Miss A ThingDownloadDownload
Al GreenLet’s Stay TogetherDownloadDownload
American AuthorsBest Day Of My LifeDownloadDownload
Angus & Julia StoneWedding SongNot availableNot available
AviciiWake Me UpDownloadDownload
Band of HorsesNo One’s Gonna Love YouDownloadDownload
The BeatlesAll You Need is LoveDownloadDownload
The BeatlesHere Comes the SunDownloadDownload
Ben FoldsThe LuckiestDownloadDownload
Ben HowardOnly LoveDownloadDownload
BeyonceCrazy In LoveDownloadDownload
Billy IdolWhite WeddingDownloadDownload
The Black Eyed PeasI Gotta FeelingDownloadDownload
Boys Like Girls / Taylor SwiftTwo Is Better Than OneDownloadDownload
Boyz II MenOn Bended KneeDownloadDownload
Bright EyesFirst Day Of My LifeDownloadDownload
Bruno MarsMarry YouDownloadDownload
Bruno MarsJust The Way You AreDownloadDownload
Bruno MarsTreasureDownloadDownload
Bryan AdamsEverything I Do (I Do It For You)DownloadDownload
Christina PerriA Thousand YearsDownloadDownload
Clean Bandit, Jess GlynneRather BeDownloadDownload
Colbie CaillatI DoDownloadDownload
ColdplayA Sky Full of StarsDownloadDownload
The CureFriday I’m In LoveDownloadDownload
David BowieHeroesDownloadDownload
David BowieLet’s DanceDownloadDownload
Death Cab For CutieI Will Follow You Into The NightDownloadDownload
Depeche ModeSomebodyDownloadDownload
Des’reeKissing YouDownloadDownload
Earth, Wind & FireSeptemberDownloadDownload
Ed SheeranThinking Out LoudDownloadDownload
Ed SheeranTenerife SeaDownloadDownload
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosHomeDownloadDownload
Ellen Page and Michael CeraAnyone Else But YouDownloadDownload
Ellie GouldingHow Long Will I Love YouDownloadDownload
Elton JohnYour SongDownloadDownload
Elvis PresleyCan’t Help Falling in LoveDownloadDownload
Eric ClaptonWonderful TonightDownloadDownload
Etta JamesAt LastDownloadDownload
Fleetwood MacEverywhereDownloadDownload
Ingrid MichaelsonYou and IDownloadDownload
INXSNever Tear Us ApartDownloadDownload
Jack JohnsonBetter TogetherDownloadDownload
James MorrisonYou Give Me SomethingDownloadDownload
Jamie LawsonWasn’t Expecting ThatDownloadDownload
Jason DeruloMarry MeDownloadDownload
Jason MrazI’m YoursDownloadDownload
Jason MrazI Won’t Give UpDownloadDownload
Jason Mraz, Colbie CallaitLuckyDownloadDownload
John LegendAll Of MeDownloadDownload
JourneyDon’t Stop Believin’DownloadDownload
Justin TimberlakeSuit and TieDownloadDownload
Justin TimberlakeMirrorsDownloadDownload
KeaneSomewhere Only We KnowDownloadDownload
Kelly ClarksonA Moment Like ThisDownloadDownload
KISSI Was Made For Loving YouDownloadDownload
Lana Del ReyYoung & BeautifulDownloadDownload
Lana Del ReyVideo GamesDownloadDownload
Lauryn HillCan’t Take My Eyes Off of YouDownloadDownload
Leon BridgesComing HomeDownloadDownload
LifehouseYou and MeDownloadDownload
The LumineersHo HeyDownloadDownload
Macklemore & Ryan LewisCan’t Hold UsDownloadDownload
Mark Ronson, Bruno MarsUptown FunkDownloadDownload
Maroon 5SugarDownloadDownload
MeikoStuck On YouDownloadDownload
Michael BubleEverythingDownloadDownload
Nat King ColeL-O-V-E (cover)DownloadDownload
Norah JonesCome Away With MeDownloadDownload
OasisChampagne SupernovaDownloadDownload
One DirectionYou and IDownloadDownload
One DirectionI Want To Write You A SongDownloadDownload
OutKastHey Ya!DownloadDownload
Pharrell WilliamsHappyDownloadDownload
Phil CollinsA Groovy Kind of LoveDownloadDownload
PrincePurple RainDownloadDownload
QueenYou’re My Best FriendDownloadDownload
Ray LaMontagneYou Are the Best ThingDownloadDownload
The Rolling StonesWild HorsesDownloadDownload
Sam SmithLatchDownloadDownload
Sam SmithLay Me DownDownloadDownload
Sara BareillesI Choose YouDownloadDownload
Savage GardenTruly Madly DeeplyDownloadDownload
Snow PatrolChasing CarsDownloadDownload
Sonny & CherI Got You BabeDownloadDownload
Stevie WonderSigned, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)DownloadDownload
StingFields of GoldDownloadDownload
The TemptationsMy GirlDownloadDownload
Tom OdellGrow Old With MeDownloadDownload
ToploaderDancing in the MoonlightDownloadDownload
TrainMarry MeDownloadDownload
Tristan PrettymanYou Got MeDownloadDownload
Usher and Alicia KeysMy BooDownloadDownload
Van MorrisonBrown Eyed GirlDownloadDownload
Whitney HoustonI Wanna Dance With SomebodyDownloadDownload
Yeah Yeah YeahsWedding SongDownloadDownload

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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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