38 of the Best Songs to Play At Your Wedding Reception

April 28, 2020

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Need some ideas to help build your wedding reception playlist? Look no further! Believe it or not, the music you choose to play on your big day totally has an impact on the experience you + your guests have. If you play only slower songs, you probably won’t have much of a dance party goin’. But if you play the right music to get people hyped, you’ll have everyone jumping up & down, having the time of their lives – AND these songs make for the BEST photos of your big day!

Here’s a list of songs to get your wedding reception playlist started + make for a rockin’ time – plus a link to the exact playlist I created in Spotify for ya, too. You can create a copy of it & edit it for your own wedding playlist – woohoo!

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  • Yeah! by Usher
  • YMCA by the Village People
  • Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus
  • Low by Flo Rida
  • The Cha Cha Slide by DJ Casper
  • Macarena by Macarena
  • Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars
  • 24K Magic by Bruno Mars
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston
  • Single Ladies by Beyoncé (for your bouquet toss!)
  • Cupid Shuffle by Cupid
  • September by Earth, Wind, & Fire
  • Let’s Groove! by Earth, Wind, & Fire
  • Boogie Wonderland by Earth, Wind, & Fire
  • Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen
  • Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
  • Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
  • Love Shack by the B-52’s
  • U Can’t Touch This by MC Hammer
  • We Are Family by Sister Sledge
  • I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas
  • Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees
  • Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO
  • Hips Don’t Lie by Shakira
  • Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake

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BONUS: Can’t forget about those sappy, romantic slow dances at your reception! These are included in the same Spotify playlist for you, too.

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  • Perfect by Ed Sheeran
  • Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
  • All of Me by John Legend
  • Marry Me by Train
  • Speechless by Dan & Shay
  • Die a Happy Man by Thomas Rhett
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley
  • I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
  • Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars


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