The Ultimate List of Wedding Songs

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If there’s anything that’s going to set the mood for your big day, that’s going to be some great music! Whether you’re a classic, vintage or modern bride, finding the perfect music is essential.

From the moment your guests arrive to your first dance, choosing the perfect wedding songs is all about creating the right atmosphere. Think about the general vibe you want to create during the different parts of your wedding, and pick songs to match that feeling.

With so many great songs from different eras, picking the perfect tunes for your wedding day can take a lot of time. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you and put together the ultimate list of wedding songs in several different Spotify wedding playlists for you to choose your favorite songs from!

Getting Ready Songs / Wedding Morning Playlist

  1. Happy, Pharrell Williams
  2. I Gotta Feeling, The Black Eyed Peas
  3. I Do, Colbie Caillat
  4. Dancing in the Moonlight, Toploader
  5. Rude, Magic!
  6. Boom Clap, Charli XCX
  7. All My Life, K-Ci & JoJo
  8. Drunk in Love, Beyoncé and Jay Z
  9. Dreams, The Cranberries
  10. (God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You, *NSYNC
  11. I Love It, Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX
  12. What a Feeling, Peter Lus featuring Dominico
  13. Just You and I, Ricky Blaze
  14. We Found Love, Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
  15. Everybody in Love, JLS
  16. Stuck Like Glue, Sugarland
  17. Teenage Dream, Katy Perry
  18. Mine, Taylor Swift
  19. Walking on Sunshine, Katrina & The Waves
  20. Feel So Close, Calvin Harris
  21. Best Day of My Life, American Authors
  22. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me), Whitney Houston
  23. River Deep Mountain High, Ike & Tina Turner
  24. All of Me, John Legend
  25. Love and Marriage, Frank Sinatra
  26. Everything, Michael Bublé
  27. (You Drive Me) Crazy, Britney Spears
  28. The Time (Dirty Bit), The Black Eyed Peas
  29. I’m Only Me When I’m With You, Taylor Swift
  30. Kiss Me, Sixpence None the Richer
  31. Lucky, Jason Mraz featuring Colbie Caillat
  32. Wishin’ & Hopin’, Dusty Springfield
  33. Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Elton John
  34. Home, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  35. Kiss You, One Direction
  36. I Could Not Ask For More, Edwin McCain
  37. More Than Anyone, Gavin DeGraw
  38. Friday I’m in Love, The Cure
  39. Ten Feet Tall, Afrojack
  40. Chapel of Love, The Dixie Cups
  41. Marry You, Bruno Mars

Listen to the full Spotify playlist of Getting Ready songs:

Wedding Pre-Ceremony (Prelude) Songs

  1. Main Title from The Notebook Aaron Zigman
  2. The One, Kodaline
  3. God Only Knows, John Legend & Cynthia Erivo ft. yMusic
  4. Your Hands Are Cold, Dario Marianelli
  5. Fearless, Taylor Swift
  6. Magic, Coldplay
  7. Tenerife Sea, Ed Sheeran
  8. Maestro, Hans Zimmer
  9. Love, Lana Del Rey
  10. Die a Happy Man, Thomas Rhett
  11. All My Days, Alexi Murdoch
  12. La Vie En Rose, Louis Armstrong
  13. XO, Beyoncé
  14. Still Fallin’, Hunter Hayes
  15. Moon River, 2Cellos
  16. Ever Ever After, Carrie Underwood
  17. The Theme from ‘The Search for Everything’, John Mayer
  18. Real Love, The Beatles
  19. A Thousand Years – Instrumental, The Piano Guys
  20. Goin’ Home, Antonin Dvorak (1922)
  21. Water Music, George F. Handel (1717)
  22. Romance (Op. 44, No.1.), Anton Rubenstein
  23. A Starlit Sky, The Workday Release (2011)
  24. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Lily James
  25. Maybe I’m Amazed, Paul McCartney (1970)
  26. My Wish, Rascal Flatts (2006)
  27. Falling Slowly, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
  28. Free, Zac Brown Band
  29. Shenandoah, Pete Seeger
  30. Something Beautiful, Newsboys
  31. The Four Seasons: Spring Allegro, Antonio Vivaldi (1725)
  32. String of Pearls, The Glenn Miller and His Orchestra (1941)
  33. Forever in Love, Kenny G. (1993)
  34. Für Elise, Ludwig Von Beethoven (1867)
  35. The One, Elton John (1992)
  36. Heaven, DJ Sammy (2002)
  37. Praise to the Lord the Almighty, Johann G. Walther (1680)
  38. Young and Beautiful, Lana Del Rey (2013)
  39. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Mozart (1787)
  40. At Last, Etta James (1960)
  41. Angel Eyes, Jim Brickman (1995)
  42. Colorblind, Counting Crows (1999)
  43. The Scientist, Coldplay (2002)
  44. Don’t Let Go, Bryan Adams and Sarah McLachlan (2002)
  45. The Reason, Hoobastank (2003)
  46. All That I Am, Rob Thomas (2005)
  47. Your Song, Ellie Goulding (2010)

Listen to the full Spotify playlist of Pre-Ceremony songs:

Wedding Processional Songs

  1. Bridal Chorus, Wagner
  2. Canon in D, Pachelbel
  3. A Thousand Years – Instrumental, The Piano Guys
  4. Glasgow Love Theme, from Love Actually
  5. Marry Me, Train
  6. Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole
  7. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Johann Sebastian Bach
  8. Ave Maria, Franz Schubert
  9. Clair de Lune, Claude Debussy
  10. Arioso, Johann Sebastian Bach
  11. Spring, Antonio Vivaldi
  12. Ode to Joy, Ludwig Van Beethoven
  13. Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark’s March), Jeremiah Clarke
  14. Prelude in C, Johann Sebastian Bach
  15. Solomon, HWV 67: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Georg Friedrich Handel
  16. Appalachian Spring Suite, Aaron Copland
  17. Thais Meditation, Jules Massenet
  18. Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet, Nino Rota
  19. Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351, Georg Friedrich Handel
  20. Butterfly Waltz, Brian Crain
  21. Trumpet Tune in D Major, Henry Purcell
  22. Gymnopédie No.1, Erik Satie
  23. Prelude-Largo, Georg Friedrich Handel
  24. Say You Won’t Let Go, Boyce Avenue
  25. Higher Love, James Vincent McMorrow
  26. Hymn for the Weekend, Coldplay
  27. I Choose You, Sara Bareilles
  28. Fallin’ for You, Colbie Caillat
  29. Endless Love, Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey
  30. Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton
  31. Where Are You Going, Dave Matthews Band
  32. How Does a Moment Last Forever, Céline Dion
  33. Beautiful Day, U2
  34. I Love You, Sarah McLachlan
  35. All You Need is Love, the Beatles
  36. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), Sleeping at Last
  37. There Will Be Time, Baaba Maal featuring Mumford and Sons
  38. Good Life, OneRepublic
  39. The Power of Love, Celine Dion
  40. Lucky, Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
  41. Best Day of My Life, the American Authors
  42. Better Together, Us the Duo
  43. Hanging a Moment, Lifehouse
  44. Wonderwall, Guitar Tribute Players
  45. More Than Words, Orinoco Haven
  46. Thinking Out Loud, the Guitar Dreamers
  47. A Sky Full of Stars, the Piano Guys
  48. Take Me to Church, Simply Three
  49. I’m Yours, the Vitamin String Quartet
  50. Get Lucky, the Vitamin String Quartet
  51. Uptown Funk, the Vitamin String Quartet
  52. Here Comes the Sun, Fred Benedetti
  53. Viva La Vida, 2Cellos
  54. A Day Without Rain, Enya
  55. All of Me, Daniel Jang

Listen to the full Spotify playlist of Wedding Processional songs:

Wedding Recessional Songs

  1. Wedding March, Mendelssohn
  2. Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Stevie Wonder
  3. First Day Of My Life, Bright Eyes
  4. You’ve Got The Love, Florence + The Machine
  5. Little of Your Love, HAIM
  6. Something to Talk About, Bonnie Raitt
  7. Smooth Sailin’, Leon Bridges
  8. Golden Days, Whitney
  9. Sweet Creature, Harry Styles
  10. What I Like About You, The Romantics
  11. Shake, The Head and The Heart
  12. You Are the Best Thing, Ray LaMontagne
  13. Electric Love, BØRNS
  14. Here Comes Your Man, Pixies
  15. I Will Wait, Mumford & Sons
  16. Just Like Heaven, The Cure
  17. That’s What I Like, Bruno Mars
  18. Want to Want Me, Jason Derulo
  19. Love Love Love, Avalanche City
  20. You’re My Best Friend, Queen
  21. You and I, Ingrid Michaelson
  22. Us, Regina Spektor
  23. I Believe In A Thing Called Love, The Darkness
  24. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher, Jackie Wilson
  25. Love On Top, Beyoncé
  26. Such Great Heights, The Postal Service
  27. Whole Wild World, Bahamas
  28. One Love, Bob Marley & The Wailers
  29. Still Into You, Paramore
  30. Happy Together, The Turtles
  31. On Top Of The World, Imagine Dragons
  32. Here (In Your Arms), Hellogoodbye
  33. Rhythm Of Love, Plain White T’s
  34. Here Comes the Sun, The Beatles
  35. Everything, Michael Buble
  36. I Really Like You, Carly Rae Jepsen
  37. All We Got, Chance the Rapper
  38. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Elton John & Kiki Dee
  39. You Yes You, Tune-Yards
  40. Heart It Races, Dr. Dog
  41. I Would Die 4 U, Prince
  42. Adventures of You and Me, Ryan Bingham
  43. Do You Love Me, Guster
  44. Mess Is Mine, Vance Joy
  45. Gimme Some Lovin’, The Spencer Davis Group

Listen to the full play list of Wedding Recessional songs:

Wedding Cake Cutting Songs

  1. How Sweet It Is to Be Love by You, James Taylor
  2. Pour Some Sugar on Me, Def Leppard
  3. Sugar Sugar, The Archies
  4. Cake by the Ocean, DNCE
  5. Sweetest Thing, U2
  6. Sugar, Maroon 5
  7. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch), The Four Tops
  8. Love on Top, Beyoncé
  9. Cuts Like a Knife, Bryan Adams
  10. Sugar Shack, Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
  11. Sweet Emotion, Aerosmith
  12. Honey Bee, Blake Shelton
  13. Sweet Pea, Amos Lee
  14. Honey, Mariah Carey
  15. I Want Candy, Bow Wow Wow
  16. Ice Cream, Sarah McLachlan
  17. Build Me Up Buttercup, The Foundations
  18. Lucky, Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
  19. I Got You Babe, Sonny & Cher
  20. The Way I Am, Ingrid Michaelson
  21. Good Life, One Republic
  22. This Will Be…(An Everlasting Love), Natalie Cole
  23. Love and Marriage, Frank Sinatra
  24. Home, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  25. Today Was a Fairy Tale, Taylor Swift
  26. I Do, Colbie Caillat
  27. Halo, Beyoncé
  28. Best Day of My Life, American Authors
  29. Marry You, Bruno Mars
  30. L-O-V-E, Nat King Cole
  31. Better Together, Jack Johnson
  32. Everything, Michael Bublé
  33. You Are the Best Thing, Ray LaMontagne
  34. You and Me, Dave Matthews Band
  35. Happy Together, The Turtles
  36. Safe and Sound, Capital Cities
  37. 1, 2, 3, 4, The Plain White T’s
  38. You and I, Ingrid Michaelson
  39. Brighter Than the Sun, Colbie Caillat
  40. Stuck Like Glue, Sugarland
  41. Can’t Help Falling In Love, Elvis Presley
  42. Lost in This Moment, Big & Rich
  43. The Way You Look Tonight, Frank Sinatra

Listen to the full Spotify playlist of Cake Cutting songs:

Wedding Bouquet Toss Songs

  1. Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It), Beyonce
  2. Wishin’ and Hopin’, Dusty Springfield
  3. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper
  4. Only Girl (In The World), Rihanna
  5. How Will I Know, Whitney Houston
  6. That’s My Girl, Fifth Harmony
  7. Man! I Feel Like A Woman, Shania Twain
  8. Wannabe, Spice Girls
  9. Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen
  10. Pretty Girl Rock, Keri Hilson
  11. Haven’t Met You Yet, Michael Buble
  12. Can’t Hurry Love, The Supremes
  13. Ain’t No Other Man, Christina Aguilera
  14. Clumsy, Fergie
  15. Hollaback Girl, Gwen Stefani
  16. Applause, Lady Gaga
  17. Lady Marmalade, Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, Pink
  18. California Gurls, Katy Perry
  19. Party, Beyonce
  20. Hips Don’t Lie, Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean
  21. Stand By You, Rachel Platten
  22. Don’t Cha, Pussycat Dolls ft. Busta Rhymes
  23. The Tide Is High, Blondie
  24. Ladies Night, Kool & The Gang
  25. A Public Affair, Jessica Simpson
  26. This One’s for the Girls, Martina McBride
  27. I’m Every Woman, Whitney Houston
  28. Schoolin’ Life, Beyonce
  29. Nice for What, Drake
  30. Best Life,  Cardi B ft. Chance the Rapper

Listen to the full Spotify playlist of Bouquet Toss songs:

Wedding First Dance Songs

  1.    Andra Day, Forever Mine
  2.    James Vincent McMorrow, Higher Love
  3.    Beyoncé, XO
  4.    Midland, Make a Little
  5.    Des’ree, I’m Kissing You
  6.    Diana Ross (& Lionel Richie), Endless Love
  7.    Rihanna, Love on the Brain
  8.    Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers, Islands in the Stream
  9.    Aqualung, Brighter Than Sunshine
  10. Whitney Houston, My Love Is Your Love
  11. Ryan Adams, When the Stars Go Blue
  12. Cyndi Lauper, Time After Time
  13. Sade, By Your Side
  14. Chris Stapleton, Tennessee Whiskey
  15. Luther Vandross, Here and Now
  16. Joe Cocker, You Are So Beautiful
  17. Christina Perri, A Thousand Years
  18. Brian McKnight, Back at One
  19. Sara Bareilles, I Choose You
  20. Eric Clapton, Wonderful Tonight
  21. John Legend, All of Me
  22. The Righteous Brothers, Unchained Melody
  23. Alanis Morissette, Head Over Feet
  24. Elton John, Your Song
  25. Keane, Somewhere Only We Know
  26. Michael Bublé, Everything
  27. Ingrid Michaelson, Can’t Help Falling in Love
  28. Ray LaMontagne, You Are the Best Thing
  29. Coldplay, Green Eyes
  30. Landon Pigg, Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop
  31. Rilo Kiley, I Never
  32. Beyoncé, Halo
  33. Van Morrison, Into the Mystic
  34. U2, All I Want Is You
  35. Band of Horses, No One’s Gonna Love You
  36. David Gray, This Year’s Love
  37. The Zombies, This Will Be Our Year
  38. The Beatles, When I’m Sixty-Four
  39. Stevie Wonder, You Are the Sunshine of My Life
  40. Old Crow Medicine Show, Wagon Wheel
  41. Ray Charles, Hallelujah (I Just Love Her So).
  42. James Brown, I Got You (I Feel Good)
  43. Lauryn Hill, I Can’t Take My Eyes off of You
  44. Marvin Gaye, Let’s Get It On
  45. Al Green, Let’s Stay Together

Listen to the full Spotify playlist of First Dance songs:

Wedding Father & Daughter Dance Songs

  1. Sweet Pea, Amos Lee
  2. How Sweet It Is, James Taylor
  3. Come Fly With Me, Frank Sinatra
  4. Times of Your Life, Paul Anka
  5. Unforgettable, Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole
  6. The Way You Look Tonight, Frank Sinatra
  7. Butterfly Kisses, Bob Carlisle
  8. Father and Daughter, Paul Simon
  9. Forever Young, Rod Stewart
  10. What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
  11. You Are the Sunshine of My Life, Stevie Wonder
  12. Daughter, Loudon Wainwright III
  13. My Girl, The Temptations
  14. I Loved Her First, Heartland
  15. Brown Eyed Girl, Van Morrison
  16. Cinderella, Steven Curtis Chapman
  17. My Funny Valentine, Frank Sinatra
  18. Sweet Child O’ Mine, Guns N’ Roses
  19. The Way You Do the Things You Do, The Temptations
  20. The Wonder of You, Elvis Presley
  21. Dance With My Father, Luther Vandross
  22. Have I Told You Lately, Rod Stewart
  23. I’ve Got the World on a String, Frank Sinatra
  24. It Had to Be You, Ray Charles
  25. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel), Billy Joel
  26. Michelle, The Beatles
  27. My Little Girl, Tim McGraw
  28. Not While I’m Around, Ken Jennings and Angela Lansbury
  29. Oh! My Papa, Eddie Fisher
  30. Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World, Israel IZ Kamakawiwoole
  31. The Long and Winding Road, The Beatles
  32. There Goes My Life, Kenny Chesney
  33. When You Need Me, Bruce Springsteen
  34. I Got You Babe, Sonny & Cher
  35. You Are So Beautiful, Joe Cocker
  36. (They Long to Be) Close to You, The Carpenters
  37. A Wink and a Smile, Harry Connick Jr.
  38. Isn’t She Lovely, Stevie Wonder
  39. Scarlet Begonias, The Grateful Dead
  40. Always, in All Ways, Kenny Loggins

Listen to the full Spotify playlist of Father and Daughter Dance songs:

Wedding Mother & Son Dance Songs

  1. A Song for Mama, Boyz II Men
  2. Because You Loved Me, Celine Dion
  3. Child of Mine, Carole King
  4. I Say a Little Prayer, Aretha Franklin
  5. I’ll Always Love My Mama, The Intruders
  6. You Raise Me Up, Josh Groban
  7. God Only Knows, The Beach Boys
  8. What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
  9. Mama Said, Lukas Graham
  10. 93 Million Miles, Jason Mraz
  11. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You), James Taylor
  12. Forever Young, Rod Stewart
  13. The First Lady in My Life, Paul Todd
  14. I Hope You Dance, Lee Ann Womack
  15. Thank You Mom, Good Charlotte
  16. Mama, Spice Girls
  17. The Perfect Fan, The Backstreet Boys
  18. Sweet Child O’ Mine, Guns N’ Roses
  19. Hero, Mariah Carey
  20. Mother Like Mine, The Band Perry
  21. Mother and Child Reunion, Paul Simon
  22. Oh, Mother of Mine, The Temptations
  23. Hey Mama, Kanye West
  24. Dear Mama, 2Pac
  25. Your Song, Elton John
  26. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Roberta Flack
  27. Do I Make You Proud, Taylor Hicks
  28. Love Can Move Mountains, Celine Dion
  29. Mama’s Song, Carrie Underwood
  30. Greatest Love of All, Whitney Houston
  31. Bridge Over Troubled Water, Aretha Franklin
  32. In My Life, The Beatles
  33. Unforgettable, Nat King Cole
  34. Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton
  35. Always on My Mind, Willie Nelson
  36. There You’ll Be, Faith Hill
  37. Angels, Randy Travis
  38. Have I Told You Lately, Van Morrison
  39. All You Need is Love, The Beatles
  40. Wind Beneath my Wings, Bette Midler

Listen to the full Spotify playlist of Mother and Son Dance songs:

Spotify Playlist Tips

Creating your own Spotify playlists for different parts of your day is a great way to keep all your music organized. Title your playlists with the exact moments you want them to be played so anyone can pick up your iPod or phone and know exactly which list to play.

If your wedding is in a remote location or you’re unsure if there is any wifi at the venue, make sure to download your entire playlist. I can’t stress this enough, no one wants the music cutting out mid boogie because of a shoddy wifi connection!