Popular Wedding Songs

Everyone will agree that music has the power to set a mood, evoke emotion and give a moment cohesiveness. That is why music is considered such an important ingredient for both the wedding ceremony and wedding reception. Given this importance, DJ:Plus! Entertainment is often asked for music suggestions by clients.

The following list of popular wedding songs has been compiled from requests made by DJ:Plus! Entertainment clients, results from a number of disc jockey surveys and information gained from a number of wedding related publications. This listing has been made available in the hope that it may be useful in providing assistance in planning and selecting the perfect music for your wedding day.

As each wedding is as unique as the individuals getting married, the music to be played at significant times during the Ceremony and/or Reception is therefore a very personal choice. In selecting the music for your wedding, please do not be limited by the listing below or be overly influenced by others – remember it is YOUR wedding and the music selected should reflect your individuality and deep love for one another.

DJ:Plus! Entertainment understands that not every bridal couple has or wishes a traditional wedding, however for ease of presentation, the listing has been broken down to reflect a traditional wedding, in order, from the Ceremony through to the end of the Reception.


Ceremony Music

Prelude Music: Played prior to the Ceremony, while guests are arriving and being seated.

♪ Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven
♪ Ave Maria – Bach / Gounod
♪ Four Seasons – Vivaldi
♪ Isn’t It Romantic – Glen Miller
♪ Water Music – Handel
♪ Greensleeves – Traditional
♪ Rhapsody In Blue – Gershwin
♪ As Time Goes By – Tony Bennett
♪ Arioso – Bach
♪ Ode To Joy – Beethoven
♪ Brandenburg Concerto #2 – Bach
♪ Gloria – Vivaldi
♪ Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
♪ Real Love – Regina Spektor
♪ You And Me – Lifehouse
♪ Here and Now – Luther Vandross
♪ Everything I Do – Bryan Adams
♪ My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
♪ Truly – Lionel Richie
♪ Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
♪ Better Together – Jack Johnson
♪ First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes
♪ Something – The Beatles

♪ Endlessly – Green River Ordinance
♪ She Is Love – Parachute
♪ Forever – Ben Harper
♪ The Only Exception – Paramore
♪ Marry Me – Train
♪ Your Song – Kate Walsh
♪ Stay With You – John Legend
♪ Can’t Help Falling In Love – The Eels
♪ Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
♪ Edelweiss – Sound Of Music
♪ Falling In Love – O’Neill Brothers
♪ I Can Only Imagine – Mercy Me
♪ Love Always – O’Neill Brothers
♪ Music Box Dancer – Frank Mills
♪ The Rose – Bette Midler
♪ The Luckiest – Ben Folds
♪ Make You Feel My Love – Adele
♪ Til Kingdom Come – Coldplay
♪ At Last – Etta James
♪ Amen – Dave Barnes
♪ Crazy Love – Van Morrison
♪ Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love) – Ella Fitzgerald
♪ All I Want Is You – U2

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Should you wish instrumental music played in a classical/string quartet style, but are not excited by the music selections traditionally used for the prelude, then check out the Vitamin String Quartet (VSQ). This group of musicians are known for their tributes to many rock and pop groups, covered in a classical style. DJ:Plus! Entertainment has a great selection of VSQ tracks in its collection. To view, proceed to the Music page and search for Vitamin String Quartet.


Processional & Bridal Music: Played during the time the family, bridal party, and the bride walk down the aisle.

♪ Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride) – Wagner
♪ Wedding Processional – Rodgers & Hammerstein
♪ The Look of Love – Dionne Warwick / Burt Bacharach
♪ Come What May – Nicole Kidman & Ewan McGregor
♪ What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
♪ Unforgettable – Nat King Cole / Natalie Cole
♪ Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
♪ When A Man Loves Woman – Percy Sledge
♪ Prince Of Denmark’s March – Clarke
♪ Adagio – Mozart
♪ Water Music, Suite In F Major – Handel
♪ Only Time – Enya
♪ At Last – Etta James

♪ Chapel Of Love – Dixie Cups
♪ Wedding Song (There Is Love) – Captain & Tennille
♪ The Wedding Song – Kenny G
♪ Four Seasons (Spring) – Vivaldi
♪ Canon in D – Pachelbel
♪ Procession of Joy – Hopson
♪ Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach
♪ Wedding March – Mozart
♪ Air On The G String – Bach
♪ Ode To Joy – Beethoven
♪ Romance From String Quartet – Mozart
♪ Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World – Israel (Iz) Kamakawiwoʻole
♪ Heartbeats – Jose Gonzales

♪ All I Want Is You – Barry Louis Polisar
♪ Marry You – Bruno Mars
♪ Make You Feel My Love – Adele
♪ Marry Me – Train
♪ Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney & Wings / Jem
♪ I Do – Colbie Caillat
♪ Bittersweet Symphony Instrumental – The Verve
♪ Chapel of Love – Dixie Cups
♪ Til Kingdom Come – Coldplay
♪ Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
♪ I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
♪ Better Together – Jack Johnson
♪ Lullaby – Dixie Chicks
♪ Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles

 

Interlude Music: Songs played during the Ceremony. Some of these songs are also suitable for the signing of the Marriage Register.

♪ Ave Maria – Schubert / Andrea Bocelli
♪ Amazing Grace – Traditional
♪ La Traviata – Verdi
♪ And I Love Her – The Beatles
♪ Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
♪ At Last – Etta James
♪ Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
♪ This Old Love – Lior

♪ Songbird – Eva Cassidy
♪ Beautiful In My Eyes – Joshua Kadison
♪ Always And Forever – Heatwave
♪ Together Forever – Rick Astley
♪ We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters
♪ From This Moment On – Shania Twain
♪ Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
♪ A Whole New World – R Belle & P Bryson

♪ Time For Us – Romeo and Juliet Theme
♪ Fur Elise – Beethoven
♪ I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
♪ Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
♪ You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
♪ A Whole New World – R Belle & P Bryson
♪ I Believe In You & Me – Whitney Houston
♪ Power of Love – Huey Lewis & The News

 

Recessional Music: Songs played as the new husband and wife exit together.

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♪ Wedding March – Mendelssohn
♪ Ode To Joy – Beethoven
♪ Hallelujah Chorus – Handel
♪ Trumpet Tune – Purcell
♪ Magnificat in D – Bach
♪ Water Music – Handel
♪ Happy Together – The Turtles
♪ The Best Is Yet To Come – Frank Sinatra
♪ Celebration – Kool & The Gang / Kylie / Dragon
♪ All I Want Is You – Barry Louis Polisar

♪ An Everlasting Love – Natalie Cole
♪ Forever – Chris Brown
♪ The Wedding Song – Angus & Julia Stone
♪ What I Like About You – The Romantics
♪ We Found Love – Rihanna
♪ Long & Winding Road – The Beatles
♪ I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
♪ How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
♪ I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
♪ You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates

♪ We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters
♪ I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
♪ Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & Waves
♪ I’m A Believer – Monkees / Smash Mouth
♪ Somebody Like You – Keith Urban
♪ Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
♪ Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti
♪ Home – Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros
♪ All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
♪ Beautiful Day – U2

 

Reception Music

Grand Entrance / Arrival Music: Songs played as the new husband and wife and or wedding party are announced and enter the Reception.

♪ All My Life – K-Ci & Jo Jo
♪ Amazed – Lonestar
♪ At Last – Etta James
♪ Angels Brought Me Here – Guy Sebastian
♪ A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
♪ Beautiful Day – U2
♪ Celebration – Kool & The Gang / Kylie
♪ Cruisin’ – Gwyneth Paltrow & Huey Lewis
♪ Everlasting Love – U2
♪ Finally Found – Honeyz
♪ Forever In Love – Kenny G
♪ Heaven – Bryan Adams / DJ Sammy
♪ Love Generation – Bob Sinclar

♪ I Do,I Do,I Do,I Do,I Do – ABBA
♪ I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
♪ Sunchyme – Dario G
♪ I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
♪ Get The Party Started – Pink
♪ Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake
♪ I’m A Believer – Smash Mouth
♪ It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jnr
♪ Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
♪ Let’s Get Married – Jagged Edge
♪ Love Is In The Air – John Paul Young
♪ Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship
♪ Together Forever – Rick Astley

♪ We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters
♪ White Wedding – Billy Idol
♪ Strike It Up – Black Box
♪ Are You Ready For This – 2Unlimited
♪ Happy Together – The Turtles
♪ Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
♪ Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet
♪ On A Night Like This – Kylie Minogue
♪ Sandstorm – Darude
♪ Forever – Chris Brown
♪ Dynamite – Taio Cruz
♪ Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas

 

Cutting The Cake Music: Played while the Bride and Groom cut the cake.

♪ Happy Together – The Turtles
♪ How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
♪ I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
♪ Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
♪ All My Life – K-Ci & Jo Jo
♪ Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
♪ Fallen – Lauren Wood
♪ I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
♪ Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet
♪ On A Night Like This – Kylie Minogue
♪ That’s Amore – Dean Martin
♪ I Do (Cherish You) – 98 Degrees
♪ Cut The Cake – Average White Band
♪ Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler
♪ Truly – Lionel Richie

♪ Eternal Flame – The Bangles
♪ From This Moment – Shania Twain
♪ Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
♪ Even When I’m Sleeping – Leonardo’s Bride
♪ I Swear – All 4 One
♪ Stand By Me – Ben E King
♪ Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
♪ Sugar Baby Love – The Rubettes
♪ Kiss From A Rose – Seal
♪ Better Together – Jack Johnson
♪ Sweetest Thing – U2
♪ Always & Forever – Heatwave
♪ Ice Cream – Sarah McLachlan
♪ Everlasting Love – Natalie Cole
♪ It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jnr

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Bridal Waltz / First Dance: Songs for first dance together as husband and wife.

♪ All I Want Is You – U2
♪ All My Life – K-Ci & Jo Jo
♪ All Of Me – John Legend
♪ A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
♪ Amazed – Lonestar
♪ Amazing – Alex Lloyd
♪ Angel – Jack Johnson
♪ Angels – Robbie Williams
♪ Angel of Mine – Monica
♪ And I Love You So – Perry Como
♪ At Last – Etta James
♪ A Whole New World – Regina Belle & Peabo Bryson
♪ Be With You – Enrique Iglesias
♪ Beautiful In My Eyes – Joshua Kadison
♪ Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
♪ Breathe – Faith Hill
♪ Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
♪ Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
♪ Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli
♪ Cheek To Cheek – Louis Armstrong
♪ Cherish – Kool & The Gang / Madonna
♪ Close To You – The Carpenters
♪ Could I Have This Dance – Anne Murray
♪ Can I Have This Dance Forever – Enrique
♪ Crazy For You – Madonna
♪ Don’t Know Much – Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville
♪ Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
♪ Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
♪ Eternal Flame – The Bangles

♪ Everything I Do – Bryan Adams
♪ Everything – Michael Buble
♪ Fallen – Lauren Wood
♪ First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes
♪ Finally Found – Honeyz
♪ Finally Found Someone – Bryan Adams
♪ Forever – Ben Harper
♪ From This Moment On – Shania Twain
♪ Glory Of Love – Peter Cetera
♪ God Must Have Spent – N-Sync
♪ Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler
♪ Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
♪ Heaven – Bryan Adams / DJ Sammy
♪ Here We Are – Gloria Estefan
♪ Make You Feel My Love – Adele
♪ Making Memories Of Us – Keith Urban
♪ Hero – Enrique Iglesias
♪ How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees
♪ How Do I Live – Trish Yearwood
♪ I Do (Cherish You) – 98 Degrees
♪ If – Bread
♪ I Do It For You – 1927
♪ I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
♪ I Swear – All 4 One
♪ I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
♪ It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jnr
♪ I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
♪ Just The Way you Are – Billy Joel
♪ L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
♪ Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet
♪ Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley

♪ My First My Last My Everything – Joshua Radin
♪ My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
♪ No Ordinary Love – Sade
♪ Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You – Glenn Medeiros
♪ Power Of Love – Celine Dion
♪ Someone Like You – Van Morrison
♪ Stand By Me – Ben E. King
♪ Take My Breath Away – Berlin
♪ The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
♪ The Wedding Song – Angus & Julia Stone
♪ This Old Love – Lior
♪ Throw Your Arms Around Me – Hunters & Collectors
♪ Tonight I Celebrate My Love – Roberta Flack
♪ Til The End Of Time – Perry Como
♪ Truly – Lionel Richie
♪ Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
♪ Two Become One – Spice Girls
♪ Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
♪ Unforgettable – Nat/Natalie King Cole
♪ We’ve Got Tonight – Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton
♪ What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
♪ When You Say Nothing – Rowan Keating
♪ Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
♪ You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
♪ You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
♪ Your The Inspiration – Chicago

 

Parent Dance: Songs for Father/Daughter and/or Mother/Son dance. May also be suitable for Bride/Mother dance.

♪ Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
♪ My Girl – The Temptations
♪ Little Ray Of Sunshine – Axiom
♪ Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
♪ Way You Look Tonight – Tony Bennett
♪ Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
♪ Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
♪ I Loved Her First – Heartland
♪ Your The Inspiration – Chicago

♪ Unforgettable – Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole
♪ Beautiful In My Eyes – Joshua Kadison
♪ You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
♪ In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride
♪ Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
♪ A Song For My Daughter – Mikki Viereck
♪ A Song For My Son – Mikki Viereck
♪ A Song For Mama – Boyz II Men
♪ You Decorated My Life – Kenny Rogers

♪ Till The End Of Time – Perry Como
♪ The Wonder Of You – Elvis Presley
♪ Greatest Love Of All – Whitney Houston
♪ Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
♪ Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
♪ Way You Look Tonight – Michael Buble
♪ On This Day Mum – Christian Barnes
♪ Mama’s Song – Carrie Underwood

 

Bouquet Toss Music: Songs played during the bouquet toss.

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♪ Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
♪ Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
♪ It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls
♪ Ladies Night – Atomic Kitten
♪ Lady Marmalade – Pink,Mia,Lil Kim,Christina
♪ Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison

♪ Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani
♪ Express Yourself – Madonna
♪ Uptown Girl – Westlife
♪ I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
♪ Man! I Feel Like A Woman – Shania Twain
♪ Another One Bites The Dust – Queen

♪ All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
♪ Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child
♪ Don’t Cha – Pussycat Dolls
♪ Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyonce

 

Garter Removal / Toss Music: Songs played during the garter removal and toss.

♪ You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
♪ The Stripper – David Rose
♪ Legs – ZZ Top
♪ Wild Thing -Troggs/Tone Loc
♪ Bad Boys – Inner Circle
♪ U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer

♪ Just A Gigolo – David Lee Roth
♪ Sex Bomb – Tom Jones
♪ You Can Leave Your Hat On – Joe Cocker
♪ Bad To The Bone – George Thorogood
♪ I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred
♪ Theme from Mission Impossible

♪ Oh Yeah – Yello
♪ Big Spender – Shirley Bassey
♪ Foxy Lady – Jimi Hendrix
♪ Who Let The Dogs Out – Baha Men

 

Farewell Circle / Circle Of Love Music: Songs that are played whilst the bride and groom bid farewell to family and friends.

♪ All My Friends Getting Married – Skyhooks
♪ Be With You – Enrique Iglesias
♪ Sea of Love – Honeydrippers
♪ Can You Feel The Love Tonight-E John
♪ Closing Time – Semisonic
♪ Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
♪ Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
♪ Friends Forever – Vitamin C
♪ Goodbye – Spice Girls
♪ Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
♪ Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet

♪ Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship
♪ We Go Together – Olivia Newton-John& John Travolta (Grease)
♪ I’m All Yours – Jay Sean Feat. Pitbull
♪ Power Of Love – Celine Dion
♪ Thank You – Dido
♪ That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne Warwick
♪ Time To Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli / Sarah Brightman
♪ We Are Family – Sister Sledge
♪ What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

♪ Unforgettable – Nat King Cole / Natalie Cole
♪ Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel (Iz) Kamakawiwoʻole
♪ Time Of Your Life – Greenday
♪ My Way – Frank Sinatra
♪ Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
♪ Love Will Keep Us Together – Captain & Tenille
♪ Today Was A Fairytale – Taylor Swift
♪ Count On Me – Bruno Mars

 

Final Farewell / Departure Music: Song played as the bride and groom leave the reception.

♪ Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
♪ I’m On My Way – The Proclaimers
♪ Sea of Love – Honeydrippers
♪ Time Of My Life – Bill Medley / Jennifer Warne

♪ Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
♪ Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
♪ This Is It – Dannii Minogue
♪ Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship

♪ Burning Love – Elvis Presley
♪ Heaven – DJ Sammy
♪ Two Tickets To Paradise – Eddie Money
♪ Sandstorm – Darude