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.

NOTE: Songs are in Alphabetical Order by Artist

Special Moment Songs


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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$ha
  • "Just Dance" by Lady Gaga - Techno Remix
  • "Get Low" (Clean Version) by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
  • "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO
  • "Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO
  • "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • "Love Somebody" by Maroon 5
  • "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera
  • "Sugar" by Maroon 5
  • "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson
  • "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
  • "Party in The USA Remix" by Miley Cyrus
  • "Starships" (Clean Version) by Nicki Minaj
  • "Dance With Me Tonight" by Olly Murs
  • "Hey Ya!" by Outkast
  • "Raise Your Glass" by Pink
  • "Don't Stop The Party" by Pitbull ft. TJR
  • "Feel This Moment" by Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera
  • "Give Me Everything" by Pitbull
  • "I Know You Want Me" by Pitbull - Techno Remix
  • "Timber" by Pitbull ft. Ke$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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