Wedding Receptions Songs for Everyone!

One of my Bride’s recently shared with me that she was feeling very stressed as she had to give her DJ her music playlist and with just over a week until the wedding it wasn’t coming together for her. I reassured her that the important thing was to make sure her “special songs” such as their entrance and first dance were done and that she could honestly give the DJ an idea of the age groups attending and the couple’s favourite decade and trust them to come up with an awesome playlist on the night.


Another option if you have the heads up is to include the question on your RSVP asking which songs will get your guests up and dancing and make sure the list is given to the DJ. Or you can have a bowl on the night with slips of paper and a pen for people to put in their requests and instruct the DJ to give priority to them.


But just in case you want to put something together and need some inspiration ….here’s some I prepared earlier, in no special order, that include a wide demographic, some romantic hold me close songs, some nostalgia and of course songs to get your groove on to! Enjoy!

"All of Me," by John Legend


“You Are My Everything” by Third Day


“You Are So Beautiful” by Westlife


“ Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran


“Perfect (Cailee)” by Ed Sheeran

“I’m a Believer” by Smashmouth

“Finally” by CeCe Penison

“Love Shack” by The B52s


“Happy” by Pharrell Williams

“I Was Made For Loving You” by Kiss


“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen


“Boom Boom” Justice Crew


“Feelin Alright” by Joe Cocker


“Good Time” by Audiogroove

“Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede

“I Feel Good” by James Brown

“Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5

“Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina & The Waves


“Firework “ by Katie Perry


“Everybody Needs Somebody” by The Blues Bros


“How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You” by James Taylor

“In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins

“True Colours” by Cyndi Lauper

“ You Light Up My Life” by Westlife


“I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston

“Shoop Shoop Song” by Cher


“How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You” by Marvin Gaye


“Son Of A Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfield


“I Say A Little Prayer” by Aretha Franklin

“Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars

“For Once In My Life” by Stevie Wonder


“September” by Earth Wind and Fire

“Hold On” by Wilson Phillips


“Nowhere to Run” by The Commitment

“Single Ladies” by Beyonce


“Crazy in Love “ by Beyonce


“Diamonds” by Rihanna


“Royals” by Lorde


“Nice Day For a White Wedding” by Billy Idol


"I Gotta Feeling," by Black Eyed Peas

"Uptown Funk," by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

“Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Winder


"Can't Stop the Feeling!" by Justin Timberlake

"Crazy in Love," by Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z

"Cha Cha Slide," by DJ Casper


“Nutbush City Limits” by Ike & Tina Turner


“Time Warp” by Nell Campbell, Patricia Quinn, and Richard O’Brien

“I’ll Be Right Here Waiting For You” by Richard Marx

"Happy," by Pharrell Williams


"Higher Love," by Kygo and Whitney Houston

"Party Rock Anthem," by LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock


"Shake It Off," by Taylor Swift


"Yeah," by Usher


"Mambo No. 5," by Lou Bega


“Twist and Shout” by the Beatles

“Vogue” by Madonna

“Shout” by the Isley Brothers


“D.A.N.C.E” by Justice

“Thriller” by Michael Jackson


“Groove is in the Heart” by Deee-Litte


“Le Freak” by Chic


“Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees

"Marry You," by Bruno Mars

"I Do," by Colbie Caillat


"This Is What You Came For," by Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna

"24K Magic," by Bruno Mars


"OMG," by Usher feat. will.i.am

"This Is How We Do It," by Montell Jordan


"Raise Your Glass," by P!nk


"Because You Loved Me," by Celine Dion

"I Will Always Love You," by Whitney Houston


"Genie in a Bottle," by Christina Aguilera


"Hold My Hand," by Hootie and the Blowfish

"Baby One More Time," by Britney Spears

"The Macarena," by Los del Rio


"I'll Make Love to You," Boyz II Men

"I Swear," by All-4-One


"I Can Love You Like That," by All-4-One


"Fantasy," by Mariah Carey


"I Knew I Loved You," by Savage Garden


"As Long as You Love Me," by Backstreet Boys

"Gettin' Jiggy Wit It," by Will Smith

"I Want It That Way," by Backstreet Boys


"Always Be My Baby," by Mariah Carey


"Baby Got Back," by Sir Mix-A-Lot

"What a Girl Wants," by Christina Aguilera


"Shout," by Otis Day and the Knights


"Footloose," by Kenny Loggins

"You Really Got Me," by The Kinks


"Isn't She Lovely," by Stevie Wonder

"YMCA," by Village People


"Celebration," by Kool & The Gang


"Dancing Queen," by ABBA


"Brick House," by Commodores


"Don't Go Breaking My Heart," by Elton John and Kiki Dee


"September," by Earth, Wind & Fire


"Stayin' Alive," by Bee Gees

"Get Down Tonight," by KC & The Sunshine Band

"Africa," by Toto

"In Your Eyes," by Peter Gabriel

"Sugar, Sugar," by The Archies

"Stand by Me," by Ben E. King


"Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)," by Stevie Wonder


"Gimme Some Lovin'," by The Spencer Davis Group

"Forever Young," by Rod Stewart


"Uptown Girl," by Billy Joel

"L-O-V-E," by Nat King Cole

"Here Comes the Sun," by The Beatles

"God Only Knows," by The Beach Boys


"How Will I Know," by Whitney Houston

"My Prerogative," by Bobby Brown

"Cupid Shuffle," by Cupid


"You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman," by Aretha Franklin


"Shut Up and Dance," by Walk the Moon

"Ain't That a Kick in the Head," by Dean Martin

"Come Fly With Me," by Frank Sinatra


"The Way You Look Tonight," by Frank Sinatra

"That's Amore," by Dean Martin

"Volare," by Dean Martin


"I've Got You Under My Skin," by Frank Sinatra

"Pour Some Sugar On Me," by Def Leppard

"Livin' on a Prayer," by Bon Jovi

"Sweet Home Alabama," by Lynyrd Skynyrd


"Sweet Child o' Mine," by Guns N' Roses

"Don't Stop Believin'," by Journey

"Jessie's Girl," by Rick Springfield


"I Want to Know What Love Is," by Foreigner


"Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty


"Friends in Low Places," by Garth Brooks


"You're Still the One," by Shania Twain


"The Rest of Our Life," by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill


"Country Girl (Shake It for Me)," by Luke Bryan


"Wagon Wheel," by Darius Rucker

"It's Your Love," by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

"Boot Scootin' Boogie," by Brooks & Dunn


"When You Say Nothing at All," by Alison Krauss


"From This Moment On," by Shania Twain


"Forever and Ever, Amen," by Randy Travis

"Chicken Fried," by Zac Brown Band

"I Need You," by Leann Rimes

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight," by Elton John


"Daughters," by John Mayer

"Truly Madly Deeply," by Savage Garden


"At Last," by Etta James

"Unchained Melody," by The Righteous Brothers


"Stay With Me," by Sam Smith




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