37 Must-Have Wedding Songs

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We love hearing from wedding bands about which songs they absolutely love to play. It’s such a great way to not only discover new wedding songs you might have never heard of before, but it often reminds us of tunes that we used to LOVE but haven’t heard in forever (or songs that we can never remember the name of!).

Downbeat LA –home to some of our favorite LA wedding bands such as AMFM, Gold Standard, and Soultones–shared their must-have wedding songs with us. From the first dance to the last dance (and everything in between) we’re loving these old and new picks for your wedding.

Are any of your wedding songs on this list? Be sure to check out Woman Getting Married’s top picks for unique first dance songs, country love songs, and father/daughter songs that won’t make you cringe!

Wedding Day Playlist Must-Haves

Songs that cover every mood and moment for the big day
 
1. This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
2. Killing Me Softly – The Fugees
3. SexyBack – Justin Timberlake
4. At Last – Etta James
5. DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love – Usher ft. Pitbull
6. ABC – Jackson 5
7. PYT – Michael Jackson
8. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) – Beyonce
9. September – Earth Wind and Fire
10. Superstition – Stevie Wonder

 

The Grand Finale

Memorable last dance songs for every crowd
 
1. Classic Rock Anthem: Livin’ On Prayer – Bon Jovi
2. The Romantic Ending: Something – The Beatles
3. The Promise: Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
4. The Good Times: Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
5. Funky and Fun: Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
6. Ultimate Crowd Pleaser: Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
7. The 90’s Throwback: All My Life – KC & JoJo
8. The Sing-Along: Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
9. Modern Dance Hit: Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
10. The Bounce: Ignition (Remix) – R. Kelly

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Favorite First Dance Songs

New ballads and old classics
 
1. I Was Made for Loving You – Tori Kelly
2. Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainor
3. Only Love – Ben Howard
4. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
5. XO – John Mayer (Beyonce Cover)
6. Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
7. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeren
8. Where It All Begins – Hunter Hayes
9. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
10. Stay With You – John Legend
11. Our Love is Here to Stay – Natalie Cole
12. Marry Me – Train

Top 5 Songs Right Now

Dance floor favorites this season
1. Cake by the Ocean – DNCE
2. One Dance – Drake
3. Work – Rihanna
4. Work From Home – Fifth Harmony
5. Sorry – Justin Bieber

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