Popular Wedding Reception Songs by Genre

How do we measure a wedding? The food, the d├ęcor, and of course, the music. Whether you choose to hire a cover band or a DJ, the music played at you wedding reception will make or break your celebration. If you want to guarantee that your guests have a great time at your wedding reception, be sure that your play list will mix in some songs that are crowd pleasers. Below are a few lists of popular songs based on the feedback from wedding DJs. Pick and choose from love ballads, pop, country, oldies, rock, and jump out of your seats music.

Popular Love Ballads at Wedding Receptions

Rank Song Title Artist Year Genre
1 Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton 1978 Ballad
2 The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra 1964 Ballad
3 What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 1967 Ballad
4 Can't Help Falling In Love Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires 1961 Ballad
5 I Don't Want To Miss A Thing Aerosmith 1998 Ballad
6 Everything Michael Buble 2007 Ballad
7 (I've Had) The Time Of My Life Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes 1987 Ballad
8 Faithfully Journey 1983 Ballad
9 Piano Man Billy Joel 1974 Ballad
10 I Won't Give Up Jason Mraz 2012 Ballad
11 Lucky Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat 2008 Ballad
12 All My Life K-Ci & JoJo 1997 Ballad
13 Come Away With Me Norah Jones 2003 Ballad
14 Make You Feel My Love Adele 2011 Ballad
15 You And Me Lifehouse 2005 Ballad

Popular Country Songs at Wedding Receptions

Rank
Song Title Artist Year Genre
1 Friends In Low Places Garth Brooks 1990 Country
2 Cotton Eye Joe Rednex 1994 Country
3 Cruise Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly 2012 Country
4 Country Girl (Shake It For Me) Luke Bryan 2011 Country
5 Wagon Wheel Darius Rucker 2013 Country
6 God Gave Me You Blake Shelton 2011 Country
7 Die A Happy Man Thomas Rhett 2015 Country
8 Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy) Big & Rich 2004 Country
9 Amazed Lonestar 1999 Country
10 Chicken Fried Zac Brown Band 2008 Country
11 It's Your Love Tim McGraw with Faith Hill 1997 Country
12 Bless The Broken Road Rascal Flatts 2004 Country
13 Boot Scootin' Boogie Brooks & Dunn 1991 Country
14 My Best Friend Tim McGraw 1999 Country
15 My Wish Rascal Flatts 2006 Country
16 Then Brad Paisley 2009 Country
17 Crazy Girl Eli Young Band 2011 Country
18 Wanted Hunter Hayes 2012 Country
19 Wagon Wheel Old Crow Medicine Show 2004 Country
20 I Cross My Heart George Strait 1992 Country
21 This Is How We Roll Florida Georgia Line 2013 Country
22 When You Say Nothing At All Alison Krauss 1995 Country

Popular Disco Songs at Wedding Receptions

Rank
Song Title Artist Year Genre
1 YMCA Village People 1975 Disco
2 Celebration Kool & The Gang 1980 Disco
3 Brick House Commodores 1977 Disco
4 September Earth, Wind & Fire 1978 Disco
5 Stayin' Alive Bee Gees 1978 Disco
6 Get Down Tonight KC & The Sunshine Band 1975 Disco

Popular Oldies at Wedding Receptions

Rank
Song Title Artist Year Genre
1 Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) Neil Diamond 1969 Oldies
2 Shout Otis Day And The Knights/Isley Brothers 1967 Oldies
3 Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison 1967 Oldies
4 Twist And Shout Beatles 1963 Oldies
5 At Last Etta James 1961 Oldies
6 My Girl Temptations 1965 Oldies
7 Build Me Up Buttercup Foundations 1968 Oldies
8 The Twist Chubby Checker 1960 Oldies
9 Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers 1965 Oldies
10 Ain't No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 1967 Oldies
11 Stand By Me Ben E. King 1961 Oldies
12 Signed Sealed Delivered Stevie Wonder 1970 Oldies
13 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) Four Tops 1965 Oldies
14 Take Me Home Tonight Eddie Money 1986 Oldies
15 Bennie And The Jets Elton John 1974 Oldies
16 ABC Jackson 5 1970 Oldies
17 Isn't She Lovely Stevie Wonder 1976 Oldies

Popular Favorites at Wedding Receptions

Rank
Song Title Artist Year Genre
1 Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry 1976 Funk
2 Give Me Everything Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, AfroJack & Nayer 2011 Funk
3 Fly Me To The Moon Frank Sinatra 1964 V. Jazz
4 Danza Kuduro Don Omar & Lucenzo 2011 Latin
5 Let's Stay Together Al Green 1972 R&B
6 Ignition R. Kelly 2003 R&B
7 No Diggity Blackstreet Featuring Dr. Dre 1996 R&B
8 Let Me Clear My Throat DJ Kool 1997 Hip Hop
9 Despacito Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Feat. Justin Bieber 2017 Latin

Popular Pop Songs at Wedding Receptions

Rank
Song Title Artist Year Genre
1 Cupid Shuffle Cupid 2007 Pop
2 Cha-Cha Slide Mr. C The Slide Man 2000 Pop
3 Uptown Funk! Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars 2014 Pop
4 Wobble V.I.C. 2008 Pop
5 I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas 2009 Pop
6 Happy Pharrell Williams 2014 Pop
7 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) Whitney Houston 1987 Pop
8 All Of Me John Legend 2013 Pop
9 Shut Up And Dance Walk The Moon 2014 Pop
10 Love Shack B-52's 1989 Pop
11 Party Rock Anthem LMFAO 2010 Pop
12 Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) Beyonce 2008 Pop
13 Shake It Off Taylor Swift 2014 Pop
14 Yeah Usher 2004 Pop
15 Electric Slide Marcia Griffiths 1990 Pop
16 Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran 2014 Pop
17 Blurred Lines Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell 2013 Pop
18 Baby Got Back Sir Mix-A-Lot 1992 Pop
19 Marry You Bruno Mars 2011 Pop
20 Footloose Kenny Loggins 1984 Pop
21 Billie Jean Michael Jackson 1982 Pop
22 Turn Down For What DJ Snake & Lil Jon 2013 Pop
23 Timber Pitbull feat Ke$ha 2014 Pop
24 Hey Ya! Outkast 2003 Pop
25 Sugar Maroon 5 2015 Pop
26 SexyBack Justin Timberlake 2006 Pop
27 Low Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain 2007 Pop
28 We Are Family Sister Sledge 1979 Pop
29 Marry Me Train 2010 Pop
30 Just Dance Lady Gaga Featuring Colby O'Donis 2008 Pop
31 Thriller Michael Jackson 1982 Pop
32 Ice Ice Baby Vanilla Ice 1990 Pop
33 A Thousand Years Christina Perri 2011 Pop
34 Get Low Lil' Jon & East Side Boyz Feat. Ying Yang Twins 2003 Pop
35 Dancing Queen ABBA 1976 Pop
36 Party In The U.S.A. Miley Cyrus 2009 Pop
37 Shots LMFAO Feat. Lil Jon 2009 Pop
38 Wannabe Spice Girls 1996 Pop
39 Macarena Los Del Rio 1995 Pop
40 Can't Stop The Feeling! Justin Timberlake 2016 Pop
41 Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera 2011 Pop
42 This Is How We Do It Montell Jordan 1995 Pop
43 Get Lucky Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams 2013 Pop
44 Sexy And I Know It LMFAO 2011 Pop
45 Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson 1979 Pop
46 Jump Around House Of Pain 1992 Pop
47 Gangnam Style Psy 2012 Pop
48 Teach Me How To Dougie Cali Swag District 2010 Pop
49 I'm Yours Jason Mraz 2008 Pop
50 Dynamite Taio Cruz 2010 Pop
51 All About That Bass Meghan Trainor 2014 Pop
52 Girls Just Want To Have Fun Cyndi Lauper 1984 Pop
53 Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield 1981 Pop
54 We Found Love Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris 2011 Pop
55 Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars 2010 Pop
56 Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen 2011 Pop
57 Thrift Shop Macklemore 2012 Pop
58 Pretty Young Thing (P.Y.T) Michael Jackson 1982 Pop
59 The Way You Make Me Feel Michael Jackson 1987 Pop
60 Push It Salt-N-Pepa 1987 Pop
61 Everybody (Backstreet's Back) Backstreet Boys 1998 Pop
62 Suit & Tie Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z 2013 Pop
63 Crazy In Love Beyonce Featuring Jay-Z 2003 Pop
64 DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love Usher Featuring Pitbull 2010 Pop
65 Forever Chris Brown 2008 Pop
66 Hot In Herre Nelly 2002 Pop
67 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) James Taylor 1975 Pop
68 Fancy Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX 2014 Pop
69 Yeah! Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris 2004 Pop
70 Can't Hold Us Macklemore 2013 Pop
71 Talk Dirty Jason Derulo Featuring 2 Chainz 2013 Pop
72 Ho Hey Lumineers 2012 Pop
73 24K Magic Bruno Mars 2016 Pop
74 Bye Bye Bye NSYNC 2000 Pop
75 Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...) Lou Bega 1999 Pop
76 Treasure Bruno Mars 2012 Pop
77 Best Day Of My Life American Authors 2013 Pop
78 My House Flo Rida 2015 Pop
79 Come on Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners 1982 Pop
80 Cake By The Ocean DNCE 2015 Pop
81 Tik Tok Ke$ha 2009 Pop
82 Please Don't Stop The Music Rihanna 2007 Pop
83 Tootsee Roll 69 Boyz 1994 Pop
84 Bust A Move Young M.C. 1989 Pop
85 Let's Get It Started Black Eyed Peas 2003 Pop
86 Beat It Michael Jackson 1983 Pop
87 Watch Me Silento 2015 Pop
88 I Don't Dance Lee Brice 2014 Pop
89 Firework Katy Perry 2010 Pop
90 Gold Digger Kanye West Featuring Jamie Foxx 2005 Pop
91 Cheerleader OMI 2015 Pop
92 OMG Usher Featuring will.i.am 2010 Pop
93 Rock Your Body Justin Timberlake 2003 Pop
94 Poker Face Lady Gaga 2009 Pop
95 Gettin' Jiggy Wit It Will Smith 1997 Pop
96 In Da Club 50 Cent 2003 Pop
97 On The Floor Jennifer Lopez Featuring Pitbull 2011 Pop
98 Fireball Pitbull Featuring John Ryan 2014 Pop
99 It's Tricky Run-D.M.C. 1986 Pop
100 I Want It That Way Backstreet Boys 1999 Pop
101 Raise Your Glass Pink 2010 Pop
102 Copperhead Road Steve Earle 1988 Pop
103 Shape Of You Ed Sheeran 2017 Pop
104 Right Round Flo Rida 2009 Pop
105 U Can't Touch This M.C. Hammer 1990 Pop
106 Trap Queen Fetty Wap 2015 Pop
107 Can't Feel My Face The Weeknd 2015 Pop
108 Hips Don't Lie Shakira Feat. Wyclef Jean 2006 Pop
109 Boom Boom Pow Black Eyed Peas 2009 Pop
110 I Like It Enrique Iglesias Feat. Pitbull 2010 Pop
111 Dark Horse Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J 2013 Pop
112 That's What I Like Bruno Mars 2016 Pop
113 Starships Nicki Minaj 2012 Pop
114 Margaritaville Jimmy Buffett 1977 Pop
115 Good Feeling Flo Rida 2011 Pop

Popular Rock Songs at Wedding Receptions

Rank
Song Title Artist Year Genre
1 Don't Stop Believin' Journey 1981 Rock
2 You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC 1980 Rock
3 Pour Some Sugar On Me Def Leppard 1987 Rock
4 Livin' On A Prayer Bon Jovi 1986 Rock
5 Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd 1974 Rock
6 Old Time Rock & Roll Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band 1978 Rock
7 Summer Of 69 Bryan Adams 1984 Rock
8 Better Together Jack Johnson 2005 Rock
9 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen 1980 Rock
10 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen 1975 Rock
11 Sweet Child O' Mine Guns N' Roses 1987 Rock
12 You Are The Best Thing Ray Lamontagne 2008 Rock
13 One More Time Daft Punk 2001 Rock
14 I Want You To Want Me Cheap Trick 1979 Rock
15 What I Like About You Romantics 1980 Rock
16 All Summer Long Kid Rock 2008 Rock


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