25 Must Have Songs to Play at Your Wedding

Need music playlist ideas? Look no further.
by Cailey Snowdon

Photo by Mikhail Glabets

You’ve found the venue, picked out your perfect dress, and tasted all the hors d'oeuvres. What comes next? Music, of course. Music is a huge part of any wedding, and can make or break the party. It’s important to communicate with the DJ/band so that grandma doesn’t end up turning the party into bingo night, or request every song on your do not play list. Here are 25 must-have songs to play at your wedding!


Dinner Songs:

  1. Stand by Me // Ben E. King
  2. Fly Me to the Moon // Frank Sinatra
  3. My Girl // The Temptations
  4. Home // Phillip Phillips
  5. You Make My Dreams // Daryl Hall and John Oates


First Dance Songs:

  1. At Last // Etta James
  2. Falling Slowly // Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova
  3. Can’t Help Falling in Love // Elvis Presley

Dancing Songs:

  1. Can’t Stop the Feeling // Justin Timberlake
  2. Cupid Shuffle // Cupid
  3. Shut Up and Dance // Walk the Moon
  4. Come on Eileen // Dexys Midnight Runners
  5. Twist and Shout // The Beatles
  6. Hey Ya! // Outkast
  7. Locked Out of Heaven // Bruno Mars
  8. Cha Cha Slide // Mr. C
  9. Fireball // Pitbull
  10. Vivir Mi Vida // Marc Anthony
  11. Cotton Eye Joe // Rednex
  12. Love Shack // The B-52’s
  13. Marry You // Bruno Mars
  14. Jump in the Line (Shake Senora) // Harry Belafonte
  15. Mambo No. 5 // Lou Bega
  16. I Wanna Dance with Somebody // Whitney Houston
  17. Happy // Pharrell Williams

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