Music plays important role in every special event of our lives. But on the wedding day – it’s a VIP guest. That’s why we have selected  390 of the best wedding songs for your romantic big day. We found out inspiring first dance wedding songs and much more for every part of your party. Check out the best proposals!


Wedding songs for every moment of your event

Undoubtedly, the first dance songs must be different from those we chose for the party hour. The dancing songs must be very energetic and well-known hits.

Wedding songs for a nice beginning of the event

This kind of songs is suitable to make the guest feel comfortable. Songs are usually played while the guests are finding their places. There are no certain rules about how to choose that kind of wedding songs. It’s only up to you. Look at those nice proposals:

1. Pink – Raise Your Glass

2. Calvin Harris – Feel So Close

3. Beyonce – Crazy in Love

4. Beyonce – Love on Top

5. Bruno Mars – Treasure

6. Taio Cruz – Dynamite

7. Fitz and the Tantrums – Hand Clap

8. Walk the Moon – Shut up and Dance

9. The Black Keys – Howlin’ For You

10. St. Lucia – Dancing on Glass

11. Rucker – Wagon Wheel

12. Blake Shelton – A Guy with a Girl

13. Brett Eldredge feat. Thomas Rhett – You Can’t Stop Me

14. Keith Urban – Somebody Like You

15. Sugarland – Stuck Like Glue

16. Rascal Flatts – Yours If You Want It

17. Hunter Hayes – I Want Crazy

18. Gretchen Wilson – Here for the Party

19. Randy Houser – Chasing Down a Good Time

20. Kenny Chesney feat. Pink – Setting the World on Fire

21. American Authors – Best Day of My Life

22. Sara Bareilles – I Choose You

23. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do

24. Megan Trainor – Dear Future Husband

25. Justin Timberlake – SexyBack

26. George Straight – Love Bug

27. Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing

28. LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It

29. LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem

30. Imagine Dragons – I Bet My Life

31. The Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get It Started

32. Chris Brown – Forever

33. Imagine Dragons – On the Top of the World

34. DNCE – Cake by the Ocean


First dance wedding songs

The first dance is very romantic and full of emotions moment. Maybe it’s because everyone is staring at You, expecting some nice wedding song to start. There is few good idea, which you can use:

35. Bon Jovi – Always

36. Bryan Adams – Everything I do

37. Aerosmith – I don’t wanna miss a thing

38. Witney Houston – I Will Always Love You

39. Frank Sinatra – Always

40. The Beatles – All You Need is Love

Except the classic love songs, you can choose modern wedding songs, such as:

41. Ed Sheeran – Thinking out loud

Ed Sheeran is very popular almost everywhere. Your guest will love his songs, no doubt about it. Nice melody, awesome lyrics, and pleasant emotions – the best combination for a beautiful and remarkable event.

42. Bruno Mars – Merry you

43. Maroon 5 – Sugar

Sugar’s video is a wedding, on which Maroon 5 show up and sing. The song is about eternal love and how sweet is life after the wedding.

44. Black Eyed Peas – Just Can’t Get Enough

What is this song about? Love, which comes stronger day after day. This song is a wish to the new family, who will be happy and blessed from now on.

45. Ramazzotti & Anastacia – I Belong To You

Very beautiful song, which must be shared with your guest, because it is very emotional and sensual.

46. Marc Antony – I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You

There is no doubt that everyone had been dancing on this song. It’s just perfect for such romantic moment.

More wedding songs for the first dance of the new family:

47. Peter Gabriel: “In Your Eyes”

48. Ryan Adams: “Wonderwall”

49. Elliot Smith: “Say Yes”

50. Celine Dion: “Because You Loved Me”

51. Norah Jones: “Turn Me On”

52. James Ingram: “So This Is Love”

53. Righteous Brothers: “Unchained Melody”

54. Eric Clapton: “Wonderful Tonight”

55. Sara Bareilles: “Love Song”

56. Noel Gallagher: “This Guy’s in Love with You” (Herb Alpert cover)

57. Elvis Presley: “Can’t Help Falling in Love”

58. Noel Gallagher: “Idler’s Dream”

59. Beyonce: “XO”

60. John Legend: “All of Me”

61. Mary Lambert: “She Keeps Me Warm”

62. Lorde: “400 Lux”

63. The Vamps ft. Demi Lovato: “Somebody to You”

64. Alabama: “Forever’s as Far as I’ll Go”

65. Leonard Cohen: “Crazy to Love You”

66. Lil Wayne ft. Chance the Rapper: “You Song”

67. Kacey Musgraves: “My House”

68. The Alabama Shakes: “I Found You”

69. Train: “Marry Me”

70. Tegan and Sara: “Closer”

71. Adele: “One and Only”

72. Cake: “Love You Madly”

73. The Avett Brothers: “I and Love and You”

74. Journey: “Faithfully”

75. Jump, Little Children: “By the Way They Dance”

76. Ella Fitzgerald: “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love)”

77. Chris Robinson: “Safe in the Arms of Love”

78. Chris Robinson: “Sunday Sound”

79. Sam Cooke: “You Send Me”

80. Ben Howard: “Only Love”

81. Van Morrison: “Crazy Love”

82. Death Cab for Cutie: “I’ll Follow You Into the Dark”

83. Chantal Kreviazuk: “Feels Like Home”

84. Anne Murray: “Could I Have This Dance”

85. Ben Harper: “Forever”

86. Lonestar: “Amazed”

87. The Beatles: “Blackbird”

88. Journey: “Open Arms”

89. Michael Buble: “Hold On”

90. Louis Armstrong: “La Vie En Rose”

91. Nat King Cole: “That’s All”

92. Ella Fitzgerald: “I’m Glad There Is You”

93. Allison Krauss: “When You Say Nothing at All”

94. Vince Gill: “When Love Finds You”

95. The Beatles: “When I’m Sixty-Four”

96. Stevie Wonder: “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”

97. Old Crow Medicine Show: “Wagon Wheel”

98. The Morning Benders: “Excuses”

99. Ray Charles: “Hallelujah (I Just Love Her So)”

100. James Brown: “I Got You (I Feel Good)”

101. Beck: “Think I’m in Love”

102. Lauryn Hill: “I Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You”

103. Marvin Gaye: “Let’s Get It On”

104. Al Green: “Let’s Stay Together”

105. Nina Simone: “Feeling Good”

106. Nat King Cole: “Let’s Face the Music and Dance”

107. Slade: “How Does It Feel”

108. Sam Cooke: “Nothing Can Change This Love”

109. Stevie Wonder – As

110. Jack Johnson – Better together

111. Sade – By Your Side

112. Frankie Valli – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

113. Ray Charles – Come Rain of Come Shine

114. Van Morison – Crazy Love

115. Michael Buble – Everything

116. Bright Eyes – First Day of My Life

117. Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon

118. Mary Chapin Carpenter – Grow Old With Me

119. Luther Vandros – Here and Now

120. James Tylor – How Sweet It Is (to be loved by You)

121. Alicia Keys ft. Usher – If I Ain’t Got You

122. The Flamingos – I Only Have Eyes For You

123. The Beatles – I Will

124. Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up

125. Billi Joel – Just The Way You Are

126. Al Green – Let’s Stay Together

127. Nat King Cole – L-O-V-E

128. Coldplay – Sparks

129. Dave Mattews Band – Steady As We Go

Except for wedding song in English, you can choose some others, which are in different language, but still very nice. There are few good examples:

130. Live Band in KL – Rhumba

This song is in Mandarin (it means: The Most Important decision), but even if you don’t understand the words, you can feel them. It’s a ballad, which explains how important is accept everything about the other person when you decide to tie the knot.

131. Edith Piaf – L’hymne a l’amour

If you love French culture and music, maybe you will choose this tender French song for your first dance as a married couple.

132. Helene Fischer – Unser Tag (piano version)

A German wedding song, which is very suitable for a first dance. The piano version makes it sound very tender and emotional.

Wedding songs from romantic movies:

If you have a favorite romantic movie, you can use some of the songs for your wedding day. This list contains the best wedding songs from movies and animations. Check them out!

133. Christina Perry – A Thousand Years ( from Twilight: Breaking Down)

134. Dooley Wilson – As Time Goes By (Casablanca movie)

135. Dooley Wilson – It Had To Be You (Casablanca movie)

136. Lilly James – A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Cindarella movie)

137. So, This is Love – from Cindarella movie

138. Up Soundtrack – Married Life

139. Lana Del Ray – Young and Beautiful (The Great Gatsby movie)

140. Time of My Life – from Dirty Dancing movie

141. Beauty and the Beast – Tale As Old As Time

142. Beauty and the Beast – Be Our Guest

143. Frozen – Love is an Open Door

144. Tangled – I See the Light

145. Enchanted – True Love’s Kiss

146. The Princess and The Frog – Never Knew I Needed

If you plan a traditional wedding and you wish to have a religious accent, here are some nice wedding songs (hymns) you can use:

147. “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”

148. “Abide with Me”

149. “All Beautiful the March of Days”

150. “All Creatures of Our God and King”

151. “Amazing Grace”

152. “Ave Maria”

153. “Be Thou My Vision”

154. “Blessed Be the Tie That Binds”

155. “Canticle of the Sun”

156. “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

157. “Earth and All Stars”

158. “Eternal Father Strong to Save”

159. “Faith of Our Fathers”

160. “Gather Us In”

161. “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

162. “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”

163.  “Love Divine All Loves Excelling”

164. “Oh God Our Help in Ages Past”

165. “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (1982 Hymnal #390)”

166. “Praise My Soul the Kingdom of Heaven”


Some modern wedding hymns you could try:


167. “All Are Welcome”

168. “Celtic Alleluia” 

169. “Covenant Hymn”

170. “Endless Is Your Love”

171. “For the Beauty of the Earth”

172. “How Great Thou Art”

173. “I Have Loved You with an Everlasting Love”

174. “Morning Has Broken”

175. “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go”

176. “O God, Beyond All Praising”

177. “Prayer for Peace”

178. “Psalm 95”

179. “Set Me as a Seal”

180. “Spirit of Life”

181. “The Servant Song”

Father daughter dancing wedding songs:

After the first dance, it’s time to see the father daughter wedding dance. It’s a very emotional and touching moment, which needs suitable music.

182. Phil Colins – You Will be In My Heart

183. Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight

184. Otis Redding – That’s How Strong My Love Is

185. The Beatles: “In My Life”

186. Billy Joel: “Vienna”

187. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: “Teach Your Children”

188. The Beatles: “Here Comes the Sun”

189. Mary Chapin Carpenter: “Why Walk When You Can Fly”

190. Joni Mitchell: “Both Sides, Now”

191. The Byrds: “Turn! Turn! Turn!”

192. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: “Teach Your Children”

193. Paul Simon: “Take Me to the Mardi Gras”

194. Nanci Griffith: “Turn Around”

195. Simon & Garfunkel: “59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)”

196. Nat King Cole: “Let There Be Love”

197. Judy Garland: “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love”

198. The Dixie Chicks: “Wide Open Spaces”

199. Aretha Franklin: “Let It Be”

200. Eric Clapton: “May You Never”

201. Paul Simon: “Father and Daughter”

202. Ben Folds: “Still Fighting It”

203. Randy Newman: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”

204. Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram: “Somewhere out There”

205. Paul McCartney: “Little Willow”

206. Louis Armstrong- What a Wonderful World

207. Hit Crew – I Loved Her First

208. Carole King: “You’ve Got a Friend”

209. Rascal Flatts: “My Wish”


More songs for father daughter dance:

210. Elizabeth Mitchell, “You Are My Sunshine (Version 2)

211. Céline Dion, “Because You Loved Me

212. The Muppets, “Rainbow Connection

213. Johnny Cash, “In My Life

214. Jack Johnson, “My Little Girl

215.  Paul Simon, “Father and Daughter

216. Christina Aguilera, “I Turn to You

217.  Loudon Wainwright III, “Daugher

218.  Ben Folds, “Gracie

219. Beyoncé, “Daddy


Mother son dancing  wedding songs:

After the father daughter wedding dance, it’s time for mother-son dance. Those songs are perfect for the moment:

220. Scissor Sisters: “Take Your Mama”

221. Kanye West: “Hey Mama”

222. Iron & Wine: “Upward Over the Mountain”

223. Christina Aguilera: “Oh Mother”

224. 2Pac: “Dear Mama”

225. Otis Redding: “The Glory of Love”

226. James Taylor: “You’ve Got a Friend”

227. Bruce Springsteen: “If I Should Fall Behind”

228. Tom Petty: “Wildflowers”

229. Crosby & Nash: “Carry Me”

230. Carole King: “Child of Mine”

231. Bette Midler: “Wind Beneath My Wings”

232. Natalie Merchant: “Kind and Generous”

233. Paul Simon: “Love Me Like a Rock”

234. John Prine: “Unwed Fathers”

235. Barbara Streisand: “Not While I’m Around

236. Lauren Alaina: “Like My Mother Does”


Wedding music during lunch/dinner

After the emotional first dance and father daughter dance , it is time for nice quiet music, which will be a background of interesting conversations during lunch or dinner. What songs are suitable for this moment of the party? (everything is allowed)

237. Ray Charles – I’ve Got a Woman

238. Tom Petty – Here Comes My Girl

239. Florence + The Machine: “Dog Days Are Over”

240. Joe Cocker – Feelin’ Alright

241. Chaka Khan ft. Rufus: “Tell Me Something Good”

242. Noah and the Whale: “5 Years Time”

243. Survivor: “Eye of the Tiger”

244. Michael Franti and Spearhead: “Say Hey (I Love You)”

245. Robert Plant: “Rainbow”

246. Nicki Minaj: “Starships”

247. David Bowie: “Young Americans”

248. Bob Marley: “Could You Be Loved”



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Dancing Wedding Songs

After the good meals, it’s time for dancing! Tip: Choose songs, that are suitable for dancing. Also, they must be hits, well-known if you want your guest to enjoy every minute on the dancefloor.

249. Elvis Presley: “Burning Love”

250. Four Tops: “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)”

251. Ritchie Valens: “La Bamba”

252. Wilson Picket: “Mustang Sally”

253. Aretha Franklin: “Respect”

254. Jackson 5: “ABC”

255. The Temptations: “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”

256. Aretha Franklin: “Chain of Fools”

257. Martha Reeves and the Vandellas: “Dancing in the Streets”

258. Jerry Lee Lewis: “Great Balls of Fire”

259. The Four Seasons: “Sherry”

260. Isley Brothers: “Shout (Parts 1 & 2)”

261. The Supremes: “Stop! In the Name of Love”

262. Buddy Holly: “That’ll Be the Day”

263. Righteous Brothers: “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”

264. The Flaming Lips: “She Don’t Use Jelly”

265. Michael Jackson: “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough”

266. Jackson 5: “I Want You Back”

267. The Temptations: “My Girl”

268. Jackie Wilson: “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher”

269. Sam Cooke: “Wonderful World”

270. Four Tops: “(Reach Out) I’ll Be There”

271. The Romantics: “What I Like About You”

272. Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons: “December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)”

273. Kool and the Gang: “Get Down on It”

274. Earth, Wind & Fire: “September”

275. The Cars: “Just What I Needed”

276. The Cure: “Close to Me”

277. Queen: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

278. The B-52s: “Love Shack”

279. Kool and the Gang: “Celebration”

280. New Order: “Love Vigilantes”

281. New Order: “Age of Consent”

282. Bruce Springsteen: “Dancing in the Dark”

283. Dexys Midnight Runners: “Come on Eileen”

284. David Bowie: “Modern Love”

285. Talking Heads: “Psycho Killer”

286. The Smiths: “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out”

287. The Clash: “Rock the Casbah”

288. Stevie Wonder: “Superstition”

289. Simple Minds: “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”

290. Big Country: “In a Big Country”

291. Toto: “Africa”

292. The Proclaimers: “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”

293. Blondie: “Heart of Glass”

294. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: “American Girl”

295. The Clash: “Train in Vain”

296. The Buggles: “Video Killed the Radio Star”

297. Traveling Wilburys: “End of the Line”

298. Whitney Houston: “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)”

299. Daft Punk ft. Pharrell: “Get Lucky”

300. Fat Joe ft. Ashanti: “What’s Luv?”

301. Daft Punk: “Harder, Better, Faster”

302. Daft Punk: “One More Time”

303. Ghost Town DJs: “My Boo”

304. Hall & Oates: “You Make My Dreams”

305. The Outfield: “I Don’t Want to Lose Your Love Tonight”

306. Queen and David Bowie: “Under Pressure”

307. Beyoncé: “Countdown”

308. Taylor Swift: “Shake It Off”

309. Weezer: “El Scorcho”

310. Miley Cyrus: “Party in the USA”

311. Styx: “The Best of Times”

312. Arcade Fire: “Wake Up”

313. The Be Good Tanyas: “The Littlest Birds”

314. MC Hammer: “U Can’t Touch This”

315. Boys II Men: “Motown Philly”

316. Mariah Carey: “Always Be My Baby”

317. Carly Rae Jepsen: “Call Me Maybe”

318. Icona Pop: “I Love It”

319. Jimmy Soul: “If You Want to Be Happy”

320. M.I.A.: “Paper Planes”

321. MGMT: “Time to Pretend”

322. RUN-DMC: “It’s Tricky”

323. Salt-N-Pepa: “Shoop”

324. Jaz Z. featuring Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind

325. DMX –  Party Up (Up in Here)

326. The Clash – Should I stay or should I go

327. Queen – Another one bites the dust

328. Pharrell Williams – Happy

329. Elvis Presley – Can’t help falling in love

330. Michel Jackson – Billie Jean

331. Adele – Make you feel my love

332. Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight

333. James Brown – Sex Machine

334. Michel Jackson –Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough

335. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling

336. Major Laser – Lean on

337. Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee – Despacito


“Despacito” is a hit in every way. Awesome dancing song, tender, emotional, it’s suitable for every part of your wedding day. Don’t miss it. For sure, it will bring the mood higher.

More interesting dancing wedding songs:

338. The Buggles, “Video Killed The Radio Star

339. Scissor Sisters, “Take Your Mama

340. The Proclaimers, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

341. David Bowie, “Modern Love

342. Buddy Holly, “Rave On

343. Janelle Monáe feat. Big Boi, “Tightrope

344. Beastie Boys, “Intergalactic

345. The Rembrandts, “I’ll Be There For You

346. Heavy D & The Boyz feat. Aaron Hall, “Now That We Found Love

347.  Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop

348. The Ting Tings, “That’s Not My Name

349. Blackstreet feat. Dr. Dre and Queen Pen, “No Diggity

350. Talking Heads, “Once In A Lifetime

351. Paul Simon, “Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard

352. Selena, “Is It The Beat?

353. Spice Girls, “Stop

354.  Bon Jovi, “Born To Be My Baby

355.  Salt-N-Pepa, “Shake Your Thang (It’s Your Thing)



End of the night Wedding Songs:

Happy moments fly away so fast. But they leave the feeling of a great night. These songs are the best choice for the end of the wedding:

356. David Bowie: “Magic Dance”

357. Bon Jovi: “Livin’ on a Prayer”

358. The Eagles: “Already Gone”

359. Little Eva: “The Locomotion”

360. Lady Gaga: “Bad Romance”

361. Michael Jackson: “Thriller”

362. Outkast: “Hey Ya!”

363. The Black Eyed Peas: “I Got a Feeling”

364. The Beatles: “Twist and Shout”

365. Al Green: “Let’s Stay Together”

366. The Contours: “Do You Love Me”

367. Ellie Goulding: “Anything Could Happen”

368. Donna Summer: “Last Dance”

369. Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes: “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”

370. Garth Brooks: “Friends in Low Places”

371. Queen: “You’re My Best Friend”

372. Neil Diamond: “Sweet Caroline”

373. Ray Charles: “(Night Time Is) The Right Time”

374. Etta James: “At Last”

375. Frank Sinatra: “The Nearness of You”

376. Patty Griffin: “Heavenly Day”

377. Louis Armstrong: “What a Wonderful World”

378. Otis Redding: “That’s How Strong My Love Is”

379. Queen: “Bohemian Rhapsody”

380. The Drifters: “Save the Last Dance”

381. Keane, “Love Is The End”

382. Boyz II Men, “End Of The Road”

383. Aimee Mann & Michael Penn, “Two of us”

384. Dido, “Thank You”

385. Donna Summer, “Last Dance”

386. Tony Lucca, “Happily Ever After”

387. Marvin Gaye, “Let’s Get It On”

388. Semisonic, “Closing Time”

389. Robbie Williams, “One For My Baby”

390. Led Zeppelin, “Thank You”

It’s very important to choose the perfect wedding songs because they will set the guests’ mood.  You have to plan the wedding songs you wish to play. Write them down and discuss  it with your Dj. Prepare for an unforgatable wedding with different emotions and good memories.

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  1. Tiffany

    February 16, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Amazing article, thank you. Will use some of the suggested songs for my wedding playlist

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