Top 50 wedding songs for a memorable reception

We've compiled 50 wedding songs to help make your wedding reception a more memorable event, plus get expert DJ tips on which music wins over the crowd. 

By Victoria O'Meara

Top 50 wedding songs for a memorable reception
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Here is your expert wedding reception playlist: 

Love songs for those feeling romantic:

1. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
2. (Everything I Do) I Do it for You – Bryan Adams
3. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
4. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
5. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
6. Unchained Melodies – Righteous Brothers
7. I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton John
8. These Arms of Mine – Otis Redding
9. Sometimes When We Touch – Dan Hill
10. Breath – Faith Hill
11. Your Song – Elton John
12. Home – Michael Buble
13. This Year’s Love – David Gray
14. Amazed – Lonestar
15. Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
16. Whatever It Is - Zac Brown Band
17. I Hope You Dance – Lee Anne Womack
18. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
19. You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
20. When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss

Songs to get the party started:
21. Beat It - Michael Jackson
22. Hey Baby – Bruce Channel
23. I Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
24. Friday, I’m in Love – The Cure
25. Marry You – Bruno Mars
26. Love Shack – B-52’s
27. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
28. Celebration – Kool and the Gang
29. Oh, What A Feeling – Crowbar
30. Kiss – Prince
31. Start Me Up – Rolling Stones
32. Billy Jean – Michael Jackson
33. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder
34. Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
35. I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
36. Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
37. I Feel Good – James Brown
38. Bad Case of Loving You – Robert Palmer
39. You Can Dance – Michael Buble
40. Johnnie B. Goode – Chuck Berry

Necessary evils for your late night crowd:
41. Cotton-Eyed Joe - Rednex
42. Chicken Dance - Werner Thomas
43. YMCA – Village People
44. Tootsee Roll – 69 Boyz
45. Cha Cha Slide – DJ Casper
46. Electric Boogie – Marcia Griffiths
47. Macarena – Los Del Rio
48. Mambo No. 5 – Lou Bega
49. Get Ready for This – 2 Unlimited
50. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – Will Smith

Plan the most beautiful wedding you can imagine with expert tips and helpful advice from our special wedding planning guide.

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