Top Wedding Songs

The following is a list of the most popular wedding songs played at ceremonies and receptions, compiled from our mobile DJ survey

We broke down each section of a traditional wedding, in order, from the ceremony to the reception.

Ceremony music:

Prelude music: Played prior to the ceremony, while guests are arriving.

  • Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
  • Isn’t It Romantic (Glenn Miller)
  • Water Music (Handel)
  • Ave Maria (Schubert / Gounod)
  • The Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
  • Greensleeves (Traditional)
  • Rhapsody In Blue (Gershwin)
  • God Only Knows (The Beach Boys)
  • As Time Goes By (A Kiss Is Just A Kiss) (Tony Bennett)
  • Arioso (Bach)
  • Ode To Joy (Beethoven)
  • Brandenburg Concerto #2 (Bach)
  • Gloria (Vivaldi)
  • Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)

Processional & Bridal music: Played during the time the family, wedding party, and the bride walk down the aisle.

  • Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride) from “Lohengrin” (Wagner)
  • Trumpet Voluntary in D (The Prince of Denmark’s March) (Clarke or Purcell)
  • Canon in D (Pachelbel)
  • The Four Seasons (Handel)
  • Water Music (Handel)
  • What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
  • Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)
  • I Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)
  • When A Man Loves A Woman (Percy Sledge)
  • In My Life (The Beatles)
  • March From Lohengrin (Wagner)

Interlude music (optional): The songs played during the ceremony.

  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Amazing Grace (Traditional)
  • La Traviata (Verdi)
  • Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach)
  • And I Love Her (The Beatles)
  • Primavera: First Movement, Allegro (Vivaldi)
  • Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)
  • Für Elise (Beethoven)
  • We’ve Only Just Begun (The Carpenters)
  • Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)

Recessional music: Music played as the new husband and wife walk up the aisle together.

  • Wedding March (from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”) (Mendelssohn)
  • Ode To Joy (from The Ninth Symphony) (Beethoven)
  • Hallelujah Chorus (from “The Messiah”) (Handel)
  • Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
  • Magnificat In D (Bach)
  • The Long And Winding Road (The Beatles)
  • I Got You (I Feel Good) (James Brown)
  • How Sweet It Is (James Taylor)
  • Then He Kissed Me (The Crystals)
  • I Got You Babe (Sonny and Cher)

 
 

Reception music:

First Dance music: First dance as husband and wife.

  • Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)
  • Can I Have This Dance? (Ann Murray)
  • The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra)
  • It Had To Be You (Harry Connick, Jr.)
  • What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
  • Endless Love (Diana Ross and Lionel Richie)
  • I Cross My Heart (George Strait)
  • I Swear (John M. Montgomery or All 4 One)
  • A Whole New World (Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle)
  • As Time Goes By (A Kiss Is Just A Kiss) (Michael Feinstein)
  • When You Say Nothing At All (Allison Krauss)
  • Faithfully (Journey)
  • No Ordinary Love (Sade)
  • Here And Now (Luther Vandross)
  • I Can Love you Like That (John M. Montgomery)
  • Power Of Love (Celine Dion)
  • Tonight I Celebrate My Love (Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson)
  • Everything I Do {I Do For You} (Bryan Adams)
  • When A Man Loves A Woman (Percy Sledge or Michael Bolton)
  • All My Life (Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville)
  • I’ll Be There (Mariah Carey)
  • On Bended Knee (Boyz II Men)
  • At Last (Etta James)
  • Don’t Know Much (Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville)
  • From This Moment On (Shania Twain)
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay (Harry Connick, Jr.)
  • Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers)

*These are the most requested songs, but there are many others. Ask your DJ.

Father/Daughter music: The dance between the new bride and her father.

  • My Girl (The Temptations)
  • Thank Heaven For Little Girls (Gigi)
  • Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
  • Unforgettable (Nat King Cole / Natalie Cole)
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler)
  • My Dad (Paul Petersen)
  • Hero (Mariah Carey)
  • Butterfly Kisses (Bob Carlisle)
  • Times of Your Life (Paul Anka)
  • A Song For My Daughter (Steve Moser, Mikki Viereck, Ray Allaire)
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Elton John)
  • The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra)
  • Have I Told You Lately (Rod Stewart)
  • Because You Loved Me (Celine Dion)
  • My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)
  • Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
  • What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
  • Through The Years (Kenny Rogers)
  • Daddy’s Hand (Holly Dunn)
  • Daddy’s little Girl (Kippi Brannon)
  • Daddy’s Girl (Peter Cetera)
  • Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler On The Roof – Sndtrk)
  • Lullabye (Billy Joel)
  • A Whole New World (Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle)
  • How Do You Fall In Love (Alabama)
  • Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
  • Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Thank Heaven For Little Girls (Gigi)
  • Father’s Eyes (Amy Grant)
  • Friends (Elton John)
  • In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)

Mother/Son music: The dance between the husband and his mother.

  • Don’t Know Much (Linda Rondstadt and Aaron Neville)
  • Butterfly Kisses (Bob Carlisle)
  • I.O.U (Jimmy Dean)
  • Moon River (Andy Williams)
  • Moon Dance (Van Morrison)
  • ‘Til The End Of Time (Perry Como)
  • Through The Years (Kenny Rogers)
  • Have I Told You Lately (Rod Stewart)
  • Because You Loved Me (Celine Dion)
  • Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
  • Unforgettable (Nat King Cole / Natalie Cole)
  • What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstong)
  • In This Life (Bette Midler)
  • You’re The Inspiration (Chicago)
  • Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler)
  • Friends (Elton John)
  • Wishing Tree (Sonia Dada)
  • Blessed (Elton John)
  • Hero (Mariah Carey)
  • In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)
  • A Song For My Son (Steve Moser, Mikki Viereck, Ray Allaire)
  • Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler On The Roof – Sndtrk)
  • In My Life (The Beatles)
  • Ever I Saw Your face (Roberta Flasck)
  • Greatest Love Of All (Whitney Houston)
  • I Wish You Love (Natalie Cole)
  • Thanks Again (Ricky Skaggs)
  • Stand By Me (Ben E. King)

Bridal Party Dances music: The dance including the Bride & Groom, Bridesmaids & Groomsmen, and family members.

  • That’s What Friends Are For (Dionne & Friends: Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder)
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Elton John)
  • Friends In Low Places (Garth Brooks)
  • We Are Family (Sister Sledge)
  • Friends (Elton John)
  • Heroes and Friends (Randy Travis)
  • In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)
  • Celebration (Kool & The Gang)

Cutting The Cake music: Played while the Bride & Groom cut the cake.

  • Cut the Cake (Average White Band)
  • I Wanna Grow Old With You (Adam Sandler)
  • How Sweet It Is (James Taylor)
  • Sugar, Sugar (The Archies)
  • Hit me With Your Best Shot (Pat Benatar)
  • When I’m 64 (The Beatles)
  • Recipe For Love (Harry Connick Jr.)
  • That’s Amore’ (Dean Martin)
  • Happy Together (The Turtles)
  • Pour Some Sugar On Me (Def Leppard)
  • I Got You Babe (Sunny & Cher)
  • Love & Marriage (Frank Sinatra)
  • Oh Yeah! (Yello)
  • Axel F (Harold Faltermeyer)
  • Peter Gunn Theme

Money/Dollar (Honeymoon) Dance music (Optional) Played during the time the Bride & Groom dance with guests while the Best man and Maid of Honor collect the money for their honeymoon.

  • See music list above: “Bridal Party Music”
  • Ask your DJ for suggestions

Garter And Bouquet Toss music: Played during the bouquet toss and garter toss.

  • The Stripper (David Rose)
  • Legs (ZZ Top)
  • You Sexy Thing (Hot Chocolate)
  • Oh Yeah! (Yello)
  • Macho Man (Village People)
  • Theme From Mission Impossible (Danny Elfman)
  • Wild Thing (The Troggs or Tone Loc)
  • Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye)
  • Bad Boys (Inner Circle)
  • Another One Bites The Dust (Queen)
  • Curly Shuffle (Jump n’ The Saddle)
  • Kiss (Prince)
  • Do Ya Think I’m Sexy (Rod Stewart)
  • Gimme All Your Lovin’ (ZZ Top)
  • Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
  • Freak Me (Silk)
  • Hungry Eyes (Eric Carmen)
  • Heaven (Bryan Adams)
  • U Can’t Touch This (MC Hammer)
  • Shameless (Garth Brooks)
  • *Girls Night Out (The Judds)
  • *Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
  • *Whipped Cream {Dating Game Theme} (Herb Alpert)
  • *Miss America Theme (Various)

*Songs for Bouquet Toss Only.

Last Dance music: The last song of the night for the Bride & Groom and their remaining guests.

  • Last Dance (Donna Summer)
  • New York, New York (Frank Sinatra)
  • Good Riddance {Time Of Your Life} (Green Day)
  • From This Moment On (Shania Twain & Bryan White)
  • Save The Best For Last (Vanessa Williams)
  • Wonderful Tonight (David Kersh)
  • Could I Have This Dance (Anne Murray)
  • You’re Still The One (Shania Twain)
  • Closing Time (Semisonic)
  • Unforgettable (Nat King Cole / Natalie Cole)
  • I’ve Had The Time Of My Life (Bill Medly & Jennifer Warnes)
  • How Your Love Makes Me Feel (Diamond Rio)
  • Goodnight, Sweetheart (David Kersh)
  • The Party’s Over (Nat King Cole)
  • Goodnight Sweetheart (Spaniels)
  • What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
  • The Dance (Garth Brooks)
  • Truly, Madly, Deeply (Savage Garden)
  • Always And Forever (Heatwave)

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