Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wedding Song Ideas for those Special Moments


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I recently wrote a blog on How to DJ your own Wedding; whether or not you decide to DJ your own wedding, I'm going to give you some song ideas to help you build your wedding playlist. There are millions of songs out there and tons of other guides to finding the right wedding music and I'm sure I'm going to leave out some good songs but here is a list to at least help get you started.

Special Moment Songs


Prelude Songs: Groom, Preacher and seating of the parents/grandparents. I mixed two songs together for out prelude songs.
  • "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Isreal Kamakawiwo'Ole
  • "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri
  • "Wanted" by Hunter Hayes
  • "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" by Elton John
  • "Gone Gone Gone" by Phillip Phillips
  • "I'm Your's" by Jason Mraz
  • "Love Is Easy" by McFly
  • "White Dress" by Ben Rector
  • "Hello L.O.V.E" by Jonny Diaz
  • "Dream a Better Way" by Tim Hanauer
  • "Take My Hand" by Emily Hachett ft. Will Anderson

Bridal Party Entrance Songs:
  • "Marry You" by Bruno Mars
  • "Just The Way You Are" by Bruno Mars
  • "Marry Me" Jason Derulo
  • "Forever" by Chris Brown
  • "Everything" Michael Buble
  • "Gotta Have Him" by Emily Hearn
  • "I Do" by Colbie Caillat
  • "Symphony" by Amanda Falk
  • "Finally Found You" by Enrique Iglesias ft. Sammy Adams

Bride's Song:
  • "Bridal March" by Richard Wagner
  • "Marry Me" by Train
  • "When God Made You" by NewSong
  • "Beautiful in White" by Shane Filan
  • "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran 
  • "Once in a Lifetime" by Landon Austin
  • "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri
  • "I Do" by Jessie James Decker
  • "I Choose You" (Acoustic) by Ryann Darling

Unity Song:
  • "Something New" by Tom Fletcher
  • "Hello L.O.V.E" by Jonny Diaz
  • "Dream a Better Way" by Tim Hanauer
  • "Symphony" by Amanda Falk
  • "Fall For You" by Holley Maher
  • "Lucky" by Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat
  • "The Prayer" by Celine Dion ft. Andrea Bocelli
  • "From the Ground Up" by Dan + Shay
  • "I Get to Love You" by Ruelle

Exit Song:
  • "The Best Day of my Life" by American Authors
  • "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" by Stevie Wonder
  • "Beautiful Day" by U2
  • "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" by Natalie Cole
  • "Today Was a Fairytale" by Taylor Swift
  • "You'll Always be my Best Friend" by Relient K

Wedding Party/Bride & Groom Entrance Songs:
  • "Accidentally in Love" by Casting Crows
  • "The Best Day of my Life" by American Authors
  • "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" by Stevie Wonder
  • "Crazy in Love" by Beyonce
  • "Sugar" by Maroon 5
  • "Forever" by Chris Brown
  • "Happy" by Pharell Williams
  • "Happy" by Alexandra Stan
  • "UpTown Funk" by Bruno Mars
  • "Moment's Like This" by The Afters
  • "Steal My Girl" by One Direction
  • "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake

First Dance Song: pick a love song that meaningful to the two of you
  • "The Day Before You" by Rascal Flatts
  • "I Won't Let Go" by Rascal Flatts
  • "Bless The Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts
  • "My Best Friend" by Tim McGraw
  • "God Gave Me You" by Blake Shelton
  • "From the Ground Up" by Dan + Shay
  • "Wanted" by Hunter Hayes
  • "Lost In This Moment" by Big & Rich
  • "When God Made You" by NewSong
  • "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain
  • "You and Me" by Lifehouse
  • "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran 
  • "By Your Side" by Faber Drive
  • "My Girl" by The Temptations
  • "Time of My Live" by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warner
  • "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" by Elton John
  • "I'm Your's" by Jason Mraz
  • "Love on Top" by Beyonce
  • "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion
  • "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
  • "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys
  • "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons
  • "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley
  • "Grow Old With You" by Adam Sandler
  • "God Must of Spent a Little More Time on You" by N' Sync
  • "I Get to Love You" by Ruelle
  • "I Choose You" by Sara Bareilles

Father-Daughter Dance Songs:
  • "My Little Girl" by Tim McGraw
  • "I Loved Her First" by Heartland
  • "She's Everything" by Brad Paisley
  • "Daddy Dance with Me" by Krystal Keith
  • "Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlisle
  • "Daddy's Angel" by John Vito
  • "If I Could" by Ray Charles
  • "Daughters" by John Mayer
  • "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
  • "It's For My Dad" by Nancy Sinatra
  • "Daddy" by Beyonce

Mother-Son Dance Songs:
  • "There You'll Be" by Faith Hill
  • "I Hope you Dance" by Lee Ann Womack
  • "My Wish" Rascal Flatts
  • "You're Gonna Be" by Reba McEntire
  • "93 Million Miles" by Jason Mraz
  • "If I Could" by Ray Charles
  • "A Song for Mama" by Boyz 2 Men
  • "Child of Mine" by Carole King
  • "Letter to my Mom" by Edwin McCain
  • "Thank You Mom" by The Good Charlotte
  • "Then They Do" by Trace Adkins
  • "What A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong

Cake Cutting Songs:
  • "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie...)" by the Four Tops
  • "Perfect Two" by Auburn
  • "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) by Marvin Gaye OR James Taylor
  • "Sugar Sugar" by The Archies
  • "Recipe for Love" by Harry Connick Jr.
  • "Build me up Buttercup" by The Foundations
  • "Candyman" Christina Aguilera
  • "Honey Bee" by Blake Shelton
  • "L-O-V-E" by Nat King
  • "1,2,3,4" by Plain White T's
  • "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" by Natalie Cole
  • "Grow Old With You" by Adam Sandler

Bouqet Toss Songs:
  • "Single Ladies" by Beyonce
  • "Hit Me with your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar
  • "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls
  • "Girl's Just Want To Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
  • "Where Them Girls At" David Guetta ft. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj
  • "Girls, Girls, Girls" by Motley Crue
  • "One Way or Another" by Blondie
  • "Oh Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison
  • "Me & My Girls" by Fifth Harmony
  • "Call Me Maybe" Carley Rae Jepson

Garter Toss Songs:
  • "Shook Me All Night Long" by ACDC
  • "Pour Some Sugar on Me" Def Leppard
  • "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen
  • "Pony" by Ginuwine
  • "American Woman" by Lenny Kravitz
  • "A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Presley
  • "Eye Of The Tiger" by Survivor
  • "Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO
  • "Sexyback" by Justin Timberlake
  • "Who Let The Dogs Out" by Baha Men

Send Off Songs:
  • "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" by Natalie Cole
  • "Save The Last Dance for Me" by Michael Buble
  • "Today Was a Fairytale" by Taylor Swift
  • "Must of Done Something Right" by Relient K
  • "Closing Time" by Semisonic
  • "Happy Together" by Buckwild
  • "When I get you Alone" by Robin Thicke
  • "Finally Found You" by Enrique Iglesias ft. Sammy Adams

Reception Dance Songs

During your reception you are going to want to include songs from different eras since you will have guest of all ages, a few slow songs, some party favorites and line dances. Don't over do it with the slow songs and line dances though because you will end up boring your guest; you want to keep your reception more upbeat. I think we had three or four line dances and five slow songs spread out throughout our playlist. If you hired a DJ you will not need to worry about choosing these songs.

Slow Love Songs:
  • "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain
  • "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith
  • "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran 
  • "You and Me" by Lifehouse
  • "Marry Me" by Train
  • "Crazy Girl" by Eli Young Band
  • "She's Everything" by Brad Paisley
  • "I Cross My Heart" by George Strait
  • "Amazed" by Lonestar
  • "Ho Hey" by The Lumineers
  • "I Get to Love You" by Ruelle

UpBeat Love Songs:
  • "Kiss You" by One Direction
  • "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction
  • "Steal My Girl" by One Direction
  • "I Think I'm in Love with You" by Jessica Simpson
  • "Only Wanna Be With You" by Hootie & the Blow Fish
  • "Love Like This (Eternity)" by Jay Sean
  • "Just What I Needed" by The Cars
  • "Happy" by Alexandra Stan
  • "You're the One that I Want" Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta

Line Dance Songs:
  • "Boot Scootin' Boogie" by Brooks & Dunn
  • "Cupid Shuffle"by Cupid
  • "The Booty Call" by Blackstreet
  • "Cha-Cha Slide" by DJ Casper
  • "Electric Slide" by Marcia Griffiths
  • "Cotton Eye Joe" by Rednex
  • "Chicken Dance" by The Emeralds
  • "YMCA" by The Village People
  • "Wobble" by V.I.C
  • "Thriller" by Micheal Jackson
  • "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins
  • "Gangnam Style" by PSY
  • "Switch" by Will Smith
  • "Stop the Rock" by Apollo 440 (dance is in the movie Boys and Girls)

Party Favorites Songs:
  • "Celebration" by Kool & The Gang
  • "Twist and Shout" by The Beatles
  • "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • "All Summer Long" by Kid Rock
  • "Summer of '69" by Bryan Adams
  • "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey
  • "Livin' On a Prayer" by Bon Jovi
  • "Pour Some Sugar on Me" by Def Leppard
  • "Old Time Rock and Roll" Bob Seger
  • "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston
  • "Love Shack" by The B-52's
  • "Push It" by Salt 'N Pepper
  • "Wannabe" by The Spice Girls
  • "Jump Around" by House of Pain
  • "Friends In Low Places" by Garth Brooks
  • "Country Girl (Shake It For Me) by Luke Bryan

Dance Songs:
  • "Crazy in Love" by Beyonce
  • "Single Ladies" by Beyonce
  • "Boom Boom Pow" by Black Eyed Peas
  • "I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas
  • "Let's Get It Started" by Black Eyed Peas
  • "UpTown Funk" by Bruno Mars
  • "Evacuate the Dance Floor" by Cascada
  • "Forever" by Chris Brown
  • "You Make Me Feel" by Cobra Starship
  • "Sexy Chick" by David Guetta ft. Akon
  • "Getting Over You" by David Guetta ft. LMFAO, Chris Willis & Fergie
  • "Here & Now" by Drew Seeley
  • "I Need Your Love" by Ellie Goulding
  • "Finally Found You" by Enrique Iglesias ft. Sammy Adams
  • "Tonight (I'm Loving You)" by Enrique Iglesias
  • "I Like It" by  by Enrique Iglesias ft. Pitbull
  • "Beat It" by Fall Out Boy
  • "Like a G6" by Far East Movement ft. Cataracs and Dev
  • "Sugar" by Flo Rida - Techno Remix
  • "Good Feeling" by Flo Rida
  • "Low" by Flo Rida
  • "Club Can't Handle Me" by Flo Rida ft. David Guetta
  • "Right Round" by Flo Rida
  • "Sparks" by Hilary Duff
  • "Perfect Timing" by Jason Derulo
  • "Rest of Our Life" by Jason Derulo
  • "Do You Remember" by Jay Sean
  • "Down" by Jay Sean - Techno Remix
  • "2012" by Jay Sean ft. Nicki Minaj
  • "On The Floor" by Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull
  • "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake
  • "Tik Tok" by Ke$ha
  • "Just Dance" by Lady Gaga - Techno Remix
  • "Get Low" (Clean Version) by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
  • "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO
  • "Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO
  • "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • "Love Somebody" by Maroon 5
  • "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera
  • "Sugar" by Maroon 5
  • "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson
  • "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
  • "Party in The USA Remix" by Miley Cyrus
  • "Starships" (Clean Version) by Nicki Minaj
  • "Hey Ya!" by Outkast
  • "Raise Your Glass" by Pink
  • "Don't Stop The Party" by Pitbull ft. TJR
  • "Feel This Moment" by Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera
  • "Give Me Everything" by Pitbull
  • "I Know You Want Me" by Pitbull - Techno Remix
  • "Timber" by Pitbull ft. Ke$ha
  • "Time of Our Lives" by Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo
  • "Happy" by Pharell Williams
  • "Gangnam Style" by PSY
  • "Call Me Maybe Remix" (Carly Rae Jepsen) by Reid Stefan
  • "Die Young Remix" (Ke$ha) by Reid Stefan
  • "Good Time Remix" (Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City) by Reid Stefan
  • "Scream Remix" (Usher) by Reid Stefan
  • "Don't Stop the Music" by Rihanna
  • "We Found Love"by Rihanna
  • "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira
  • "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot
  • "Dynamite by Taio Cruz
  • "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift
  • "Talking Bodies" (Clean Version) by Tove Lo
  • "Bottoms Up" by Trey Songz
  • "Yeah" by Usher - Techno Remix
  • "DJ Got Us Fallin" in Love" by Usher ft. Pitbull
  • "Wobble" by V.I.C
  • "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon
  • "Switch" by Will Smith

There are millions of songs out there so I'm sure I left out some good songs, especially in the Reception Dance list but I hope this list was still able to help you when creating your wedding playlist. Feel free to comment with some of your favorite songs I may have left out!

***Check out my blog How to DJ your own Wedding!

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