Top 10 Song Choices for All Your Must Have, Wedding Reception Moments

February 8, 2010 at 3:42 pm 15 comments


Traditionally speaking, there are several moments everyone can expect to take place during any given wedding reception.  You can generally always count on a cake being cut, a bouquet being tossed and a garter being flung.  There will inevitably be a mother + son, father + daughter and bride +groom spin on the dance floor, followed by toasts and cheers and almost unavoidably a family member embarrassing him/herself… Yep, gotta love “those” people showing up for all our special occasion needs.

With that said, it’s easy to see why many brides and grooms have a hard time narrowing down what songs should be played at what events.  Whether there’s a lack of passion or too much passion behind the music, many couples either have too many song selections to pick from or not enough. 

And while there may be no perfect solution to finding the balance, here are some suggestions to get you started:

Top 10 Introduction / Wedding Party Entrance Songs

  1. I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas
  2. Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
  3. Forever by Chris Brown
  4. We Are Family by Sister Sledge
  5. Bring ‘Em Out by T.I. featuring Jay-Z
  6. Sexyback by Justin Timberlake
  7. Celebration by Kool & the Gang
  8. Crazy in Love by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z
  9. Get Ready for This by 2 Unlimited
  10. Walk This Way by Aerosmith featuring Run DMC

Top 10 Bride + Groom Dance Songs

  1. At Last by Etta James
  2. God Blass the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts
  3. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
  4. Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley
  5. I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
  6. When You Say Nothing at All by Alison Kraus
  7. Better Together by Jack Johnson
  8. I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
  9. The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra
  10. Everything by Michael Buble

Top 10 Father + Daughter Dance Songs

  1. I Loved Her First by Heartland
  2. My Little Girl by Tim McGraw
  3. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
  4. My Wish by Rascal Flatts
  5. Unforgettable by Natalie and Nat King Cole
  6. Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
  7. My Girl by the Temptations
  8. Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman
  9. In My Life by the Beatles
  10. There You’ll Be by Faith Hill

Top 10 Mother + Son Dance Songs

  1. I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack
  2. You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban
  3. Forever Young by Rod Stewart
  4. Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler
  5. Through the Years by Kenny Chesney
  6. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  7. Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion
  8. You’re Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins
  9. A Song for Mama by Boyz II Men
  10. The Dance by Garth Brooks

Top 10 Cake Cutting Songs

  1. Sugar, Sugar by Archies
  2. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) by James Taylor
  3. Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard
  4. Sweetest Thing by U2
  5. Lucky by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
  6. Love & Marriage by Frank Sinatra
  7. That’s Amore by Dean Martin
  8. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) by the Four Tops
  9. All You Need is Love by the Beatles
  10. I Got you Babe by Sonny & Cher

Top 10 Bouquet Toss Songs

  1. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyoncé
  2. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
  3. It’s Raining Men by the Weather Girls
  4. Hit Me with Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar
  5. Just a Girl by No Doubt
  6. Wishin’ & Hopin’ by Dusty Springfield
  7. One Way or Another by Blondie
  8. Chapel of Love by the Dixie Cups
  9. Girls, Girls, Girls by Motley Crue
  10. Maneater by Nelly Furtado

Top 10 Garter Toss Songs

  1. Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
  2. Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye
  3. Legs by ZZ Top
  4. Oh Yeah by Yello
  5. Cherry Pie by Warrant
  6. I’m Too Sexy by Right Said Fred
  7. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
  8. I’m Still a Guy by Brad Paisley
  9. Big Pimpin’ by Jay-Z
  10. Macho Man by the Village People
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  • 3. Amie Miller  |  June 25, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    My fiance and I are seriously thinking going-rogue for our first dance and having one of our dance-major friends teach us a few tricks for “Your Song” (Moulin Rouge version). We are both music students. Add some marching band standards from our Alma Matar not only because we are college sweathearts, but we both marched in the Marching 110 as most of our friends. Heck, we invited our band director!

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  • 4. Debra Augienello  |  June 24, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    That is the song my son and his fiancee chose for me to dance with my son to. I had never heard the song before, but after listening to it, I agree with their choice.

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  • 5. Michelle  |  May 9, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Perfect Fan by Backstreet Boys is the song I chose for Mother/Son at my son’s upcoming wedding. I think it is perfect since he was very involved in sports growing up and I was always there.

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