So, you’ve set the date. You’ve sent the invitations. You’ve said yes to the dress (or tux, jumpsuit, etc.). But now it’s time for Crafting. Perfect. Wedding. Playlist.
But with so much music out there, how do you ensure you’ve picked the best wedding songs? Luckily, that’s where we narrow down some of the top tracks to play at your upcoming weddings that are sure to get everyone on the dance floor at the reception. Yes, even grandma is sure to want to bust a move to these beats!
10. Happy – Pharrell Williams
Kicking things off with a certified, chart-topping bop, “Happy” is a song that matches the mood of such a joyful day. It’s an easy, breezy tune to boogie to with all your guests; it’s the icing on any great wedding day playlist.
9. Your Song – Elton John
What better way to celebrate your special day than with “Your Song”? It’s a bit low-key, but it’s bound to get everyone on the floor for a slow dance. Plus, it’s a great one to dedicate the first dance to.
8. September – Earth, Wind & Fire
While this song is about the “21st night of September,” your wedding is bound to be a night to remember, too – especially if you have this disco favorite on your playlist. Shake the dance floor up with a hustle to this song!
7. Single Ladies (Put A Ring on It) – Beyoncé
It may be a wedding, but it’s always good to have an anthem for the single folks in the crowd on your playlist. And what better way to serenade your single guests than with this classic from Beyoncé? Plus, you did put a ring on it!
6. Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Anytime this song plays, I must immediately drop what I’m doing and find the nearest dance floor. I don’t know if it’s a spell worked into the chorus or just the magic talent of J.T. himself, but “Can’t Stop the Feeling” is an infectious earworm so good you can’t wanna move to it.
5. Love Story (Taylor’s Version) – Taylor Swift
Your wedding day celebrates your love story, so “baby, just say yes” to this song! While not a bass-thumping dance floor anthem, this song will have folks chanting along to the chorus, reminding them of all the love in the room. Just put Taylor’s Version on your playlist to give credit where credit is due! To pump up the jams with more Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off” is an excellent follow-up to this track.
4. Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Coming out of your cage and you’ve been doing…just married! Bad lyric puns aside, this song has one of the best choruses to sing along and rock the heck out to. Break out the air guitars (and maybe a lil’ guyliner) and add this one to your playlist for a burst of hard-rocking energy.
3. You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates
An uplifting 80’s bop that you can boogie to while serenading your beloved – and now betrothed! Hall & Oates perfectly captures being in love with this song. It’s like getting the butterflies in musical form, and your guests will likely think so too! Put this on your playlist to make the mood feel light and lovey-dovey!
2. Hey Ya! – Outkast
What’s “cooler than cool?” Have this song on your wedding playlist! One of the best crowd-pleasers, “Hey Ya!” will get folks out onto the dance floor. It’s easy to sing along to and even more fun to clap along with. Outkast also has a ton of another great upbeat, danceable tracks off the same album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below; for more great Outkast wedding songs, check out “The Way You Move” and “Bowtie.”
1. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
I don’t think I’ve been to a wedding since this song in 2014 that hasn’t featured “Uptown Funk.” And you know what? I don’t want to! Uptown Funk is the ultimate wedding song. It’s fun, funky, with a throwback groove bound to please guests young and old alike. The beat is irresistible to dance to, and you’ll probably have the chorus stuck in your head for a while after, which isn’t a bad thing – it just means people will remember your fantastic wedding and awesome playlist for days to come.
Whatever theme, one way to make your wedding all the more special is with a personalized playlist that your friends and family will enjoy. Whether you’ve got a band or a DJ, making sure you’ve got the best wedding songs lined up will make a memorable night. The best wedding songs are the ones you choose to include. What favorite songs are going on your playlist?