37 Fun Wedding Songs for a Non-Stop Party!

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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 fun wedding song 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 our top picks for unique first dance songs, country love songs, and father daughter dance songs that won’t make you cringe!

What is a Fun Wedding Song?

Ahhh, the quintessential wedding question! A fun wedding song is one that can cross generations and appeal to every wedding guest. Sure, there are some exceptions. For instance, I love pretty much any Beastie Boys song and would classify them as fun, but my Aunt might not. With that said, a good beat can usually be appreciated by everyone, and all of these songs have that!

One thing to keep in mind is the lyrics. You’ll want to pick fun wedding songs that are danceable, but also aren’t too crass. If they are, have your band or DJ play the “clean” version of the song.

Fun Wedding Songs to Add to Your Playlist

Downbeat LA suggests trying to fit one of these songs into your wedding reception playlist.

  1. This Is How We Do It — Montell Jordan
  2. SexyBack —Justin Timberlake
  3. DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love —Usher ft. Pitbull
  4. ABC — Jackson 5
  5. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) — Beyonce
  6. September —Earth Wind and Fire
  7. Superstition —Stevie Wonder
  8. You Make My Dreams Come True—Hall & Oates

The Grand Finale

These memorable and fun wedding songs would be perfect for a last dance depending on your mood/music taste. Whether you love pop, rock, R&B, or country, there’s something here for everyone!

  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 —K-Ci & JoJo
  8. The Sing-Along: Don’t Stop Believin’ —Journey
  9. Modern Dance Hit: Shut Up and Dance —Walk the Moon
  10. Country Twang: Country Fried—Zac Brown Band

Favorite First Dance Songs

Try one of these new ballads and old classics for your first dance

  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 Sheeran
  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 6 Songs Right Now

Dance floor favorites that everyone will love this wedding season

As It Was—Harry Styles

Anti-Hero—Taylor Swift

Dance the Night—Dua Lipa

Flowers—Miley Cyrus

I Ain’t Worried—OneRepublic

Starboy—The Weeknd

Other Artists to Consider

There are so many artists that have a roster of fun wedding songs that it can be hard to choose! However, if you’re looking to have a listening party, head to YouTube or Spotify and search for songs from these artists:

  • Rihanna
  • Calvin Harris
  • Whitney Houston
  • Marvin Gaye
  • The B-52s
  • The Killers
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • ABBA
  • Prince (you gotta play “Kiss!”)

Fun Wedding Songs FAQ

What are some fun wedding songs to walk back down the aisle to?

This song is called a recessional, and you can never go wrong with vintage classics. Think hits from the 60s-80s! We walked back down the aisle to Whole Wide World by Wreckless Eric and it was really fun! Just remember to have your DJ start the song at the pivotal point of the song. For instance we had the DJ start the song at the 0:55 second mark (listen to it here and hear what I’m talking about!).

Do you play a whole song for a first dance?

Ideally you should pick a song that’s less than 4 minutes long. Anything longer and you risk you and your guests getting bored.

How do you make your first dance fun?

They key is to not only pick a great song (you can see our first dance song picks here), but to feel comfortable dancing. Some couples opt to take dance lessons, to either put on a show or just learn a few moves, and we always recommend that! Otherwise you might just stand in one place swaying back and forth, which isn’t fun for anyone!

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