(Closed) Most popular songs at weddings!!

posted 11 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 3
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have a list going at work… I’ll try to get back on here tomorrow when I’m at work and post it. I’ve been coming up with good dance songs to be played.

Post # 5
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Lees – here is what I just did when I was flying home. I printed our my entire iTunes list (just highlight the list and press copy and then paste in an Excel sheet) after I printed it out I highlighted all the must plays and strong recommendations. I also printed out the play list posts by several bees to see what I may have left out.

Post # 6
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Finally have time to post my list of songs I have so far…

Must Play (in no specific order)

I Can’t Help Myself – Four Tops

Shout – The Isley Brothers (Wedding Crasher’s version)

Twist and Shout – Beatles

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

All You Need is Love – Beatles

Do You Love Me – The Contours

Endless Love – Lionel Richie and Diana Ross

Turn Me On – Norah Jones

Cecelia – Simon and Garfunkle

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Proud Mary – CCR

Have You Ever Seen the Rain – Rod Stewart

Chicken Dance


Cotton Eyed Joe

Grease Mega Mix

Play That Funky Music

Dancing Queen – Abba

Forever – Chris Brown


Song Suggestions (in no specific order)

I’ve Had the Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes


She’s Always a Woman – Billy Joel

Lady in Red – Chris De Burgh

Sway – Dean Martin

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

Ain’t too Proud to Beg – Temptations

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Wouldn’t it be Nice – The Beach Boys

Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney

You Make Lovin’ Fun – Fleetwood Mac

Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel

Benny and the Jets – Elton John

Dancing in the Moonlight – King Harvest

Is This Love – Bob Marley

Say You Love Me – Fleetwood Mac

Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver

Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson

Get Down On It – Kool and the Gang

Walking in Memphis – Marc Cohn

Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson

The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson

September – Earth Wind Fire

All Night Long – Lionel Richie

Invisible Touch – Genesis

Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel

Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

At Last – Etta James

This Will Be – Natalie Cole

Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash

Hey Baby – DJ Otzi

Heaven is a Place on Earth – Belinda Carlisle

Heaven – DJ Sammy

Beautiful Life – Ace of Base

Stayin’ Alive

That’s The Way I Like It

What I Like About You

When You Love Someone – Bryan Adams

I would Walk 500 Miles – ?

Whip It – Devo

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Post # 7
2530 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

So happy for this post!!! Ill probably add to it when I get a minute!

Post # 8
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Please do! I’m still adding to my list as I think of songs…

Post # 9
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We played mostly motown oldies at our wedding for dance music and mixed in some more modern stuff (and when I say more modern, I mean still old). Some of the favs were:

Dancin’ in the Streets
Get Up Offa That Thing
Chain of Fools
Reach Out (I’ll Be There)
All Day and All of the Night
Come Sail Away
Nowhere to Run
Baby Love
Get Ready – Tempatations
Twist and Shout
Hold On, I’m Comin’
Soul Man
You Really Got Me
I Want You Back
Proud Mary
I Can’t Get No Satisfaction
Don’t Stop Believin’ (always a crowd pleaser)
Brown Eyed Girl
Sweet Caroline
I Want You to Want Me

Hope that helps!

Post # 10
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Depends on what your crowd listens to, to be honest.

Group songs:

ChaCha Slide

Cupide Shuffle



Macarena (no idea if I spelled that right)

Electric Slide

Chicken dance

Hokey Pokey (great if you have a lot of kids there)


A Few Slow songs:

At Last- Etta James

Unbreakable- Westlife

Everything I do- Byran Adams

So Beautiful- Savage Garden

This Never Happened Before-Paul McCartney

Amazed- Lonestar

My Best Friend- Tim McGraw

I love the way you love me- John Micheal Montgomery

I’ll Be -Edwin McCain

I Knew I loved You Before I met You- Savage Garden

The Way You Look Tonight-Frank Sinatra

It’s Your Love- Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Truly Madly, Deeply- Savage Garden

I fianlly Found Someone- Bryan Adams and Barbara Striesand

I Do- Paul Brandt

Unchained Melody- Rightous Brothers

I Do- 98 Degrees


Filler songs really depend on your tastes but it’s good to do about every 7th-12th song as a slow song. Really I would advise most importantly to hire a DJ if you plan on dancing. He or she can pump the party up when it gets too slow and bring it down when it needs to be done. Plus make all your announcements. I’m not trying to be biased (i’m a DJ), but I’m trying to save you some hassel. Plus your dj shouldn’t require a specific list, just a list of specialty songs and must plays and a genre or two.



Post # 11
2194 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

i am so happy to see other twenty-somethings whose song lists were heavily ‘oldies’: music from the ’40’s-70’s is just about all i listen to, heh, and i felt a bit like of a freak for wanting it so much at my wedding (i know Fiance will want to throw in a lot of more contemporary stuff like radiohead).  for some reason i can’t tolerate most new-school love song pop, it sounds so cheesy, but when it’s from 50 years ago, it just seems cute. 😛

Post # 12
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I haven’t started this yet really but a few would be.. (forgive me for the Sp and lack of knowing the song titles & artists ..lol)

Tonights gunna be a good night – Black eyed peas
Boom Boom Pow – Black eyed peas
Wakin’ up in Vegas – Katey Perry
Tik Tok – Ke$ha     [ po po shut us down!…. my fav part! ha]
Down- Jay Sean
Evacuate the dance floor – Cascada
911 – Sean Kingston

So far these are my fav’s to dance to.. but there will be a good mix for all different ages. But my friends (17-28) will be all over these songs.

Hope this helps 🙂

Post # 13
1580 posts
Bumble bee

@sunshine- that is a GREAT list! I think it is good for all ages, but definitely something the younger crowd would enjoy.

I’d add Yeah by Usher, Like a Prayer by Madonna, Jump on it by Sir MixALot, Get Low by Flow Rida, Sexy Back by JT, Pour some Sugar on Me, and whatever is popular at the time of your wedding.

Post # 14
26 posts

“Heyyy, Hey Baby!”

I’m not sure what it’s called though. But it’s always a lot of fun!

Post # 15
1260 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@ Sunshine – Your song “I would walk 500 miles” is by The Proclaimers, just so you know the artist!

I am still working on my playlist – its so hard to pick songs!

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