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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.
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.
|Adele||Make You Feel My Love|
|Aerosmith||Don’t Want To Miss A Thing|
|Al Green||Let’s Stay Together|
|American Authors||Best Day Of My Life|
|Angus & Julia Stone||Wedding Song|
|Avicii||Wake Me Up|
|Band of Horses||No One’s Gonna Love You|
|The Beatles||All You Need is Love|
|The Beatles||Here Comes the Sun|
|Ben Folds||The Luckiest|
|Ben Howard||Only Love|
|Beyonce||Crazy In Love|
|Billy Idol||White Wedding|
|The Black Eyed Peas||I Gotta Feeling|
|Boys Like Girls / Taylor Swift||Two Is Better Than One|
|Boyz II Men||On Bended Knee|
|Bright Eyes||First Day Of My Life|
|Bruno Mars||Marry You|
|Bruno Mars||Just The Way You Are|
|Bryan Adams||Everything I Do (I Do It For You)|
|Christina Perri||A Thousand Years|
|Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne||Rather Be|
|Colbie Caillat||I Do|
|Coldplay||A Sky Full of Stars|
|The Cure||Friday I’m In Love|
|David Bowie||Let’s Dance|
|Death Cab For Cutie||I Will Follow You Into The Night|
|Earth, Wind & Fire||September|
|Ed Sheeran||Thinking Out Loud|
|Ed Sheeran||Tenerife Sea|
|Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros||Home|
|Ellen Page and Michael Cera||Anyone Else But You|
|Ellie Goulding||How Long Will I Love You|
|Elton John||Your Song|
|Elvis Presley||Can’t Help Falling in Love|
|Eric Clapton||Wonderful Tonight|
|Etta James||At Last|
|Ingrid Michaelson||You and I|
|INXS||Never Tear Us Apart|
|Jack Johnson||Better Together|
|James Morrison||You Give Me Something|
|Jamie Lawson||Wasn’t Expecting That|
|Jason Derulo||Marry Me|
|Jason Mraz||I’m Yours|
|Jason Mraz||I Won’t Give Up|
|Jason Mraz, Colbie Callait||Lucky|
|John Legend||All Of Me|
|Journey||Don’t Stop Believin’|
|Justin Timberlake||Suit and Tie|
|Keane||Somewhere Only We Know|
|Kelly Clarkson||A Moment Like This|
|KISS||I Was Made For Loving You|
|Lana Del Rey||Young & Beautiful|
|Lana Del Rey||Video Games|
|Lauryn Hill||Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You|
|Leon Bridges||Coming Home|
|Lifehouse||You and Me|
|The Lumineers||Ho Hey|
|Macklemore & Ryan Lewis||Can’t Hold Us|
|Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars||Uptown Funk|
|Meiko||Stuck On You|
|Nat King Cole||L-O-V-E (cover)|
|Norah Jones||Come Away With Me|
|One Direction||You and I|
|One Direction||I Want To Write You A Song|
|Phil Collins||A Groovy Kind of Love|
|Queen||You’re My Best Friend|
|Ray LaMontagne||You Are the Best Thing|
|The Rolling Stones||Wild Horses|
|Sam Smith||Lay Me Down|
|Sara Bareilles||I Choose You|
|Savage Garden||Truly Madly Deeply|
|Snow Patrol||Chasing Cars|
|Sonny & Cher||I Got You Babe|
|Stevie Wonder||Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)|
|Sting||Fields of Gold|
|The Temptations||My Girl|
|Tom Odell||Grow Old With Me|
|Toploader||Dancing in the Moonlight|
|Tristan Prettyman||You Got Me|
|Usher and Alicia Keys||My Boo|
|Van Morrison||Brown Eyed Girl|
|Whitney Houston||I Wanna Dance With Somebody|
|Yeah Yeah Yeahs||Wedding Song|
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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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