8 Songs to Include on Every Wedding Playlist

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Choosing the right DJ to host your wedding is challenging. But, that’s not all —you also have to select the must-have songs that need to make it to your wedding playlist. 

Your wedding playlist should bring back moments of nostalgia, speak to your love story, and show your guests a great time as they celebrate your nuptials. 

We have compiled a list of perennial songs that will gather all your guests onto the dance floor—or even showcase their vocals. As the saying goes: No matter the age difference, music proves we are all the same.

So, let’s kick this list off:


“I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas

This song gives a solid 30 seconds of beat build-up — perfect timing for people to run to the dance floor! Once the lyrics start playing, how can anybody deny that your wedding will be a good night? After all, isn’t a wedding all about the feelings?


“September” by Earth, Wind, and Fire

Who can forget the night of the 21st of September? Don’t worry — this song is a great fit no matter what month you tie the knot!  The joy is in the melody and you can rest assured all of your guests know this jam.  


“Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities

This song is an energy-builder—it carries a good tempo for the dancers and head boppers. The lyrics say, “You could be my luck; even if the sky is falling down, I know that we’ll be safe and sound.” How can it not be added?


“I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston

What is a wedding reception without listening to the Prom Queen of Soul? Just picture yourself dancing the night away in the arms of your beloved. Now, imagine your loved ones doing the same thing all around you. Win-win!


“Walking on a Dream” by Empire of the Sun

With a catchy beat, this Indie Alternative sing-along song is a MUST! Aside from its upbeat tempo, the lyrics pay tribute to a love that makes lovers feel like they are walking on a dream! Sound familiar?  


“Staying Alive” by the Bee Gees

Transport your guest to the 1970s, a la Saturday Night Fever! All your guests will smile as they sing along with the dynamic trio and their unmistakable falsetto. Trust us, you will have feet on the dance floor and mouths belting out the tune with this song on the list.


“Crazy in Love” by Beyonce

You don’t need to be in the Beyhive to appreciate this bouncy hit that’s all about love! The dramatic intro of trumpets calls for everybody to make their way onto the dance floor. Everybody will be ready to get crazy in love shaking their tail feathers away!


“The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

It’s Frank Sinatra! Need we say more? This 1964 classic will have everybody swaying on the dance floor. Imagine hearing, “There is nothing for me, but to love you and the way you look tonight,” as you dance the night away. (Heart melts!) 

Feeling inspired to pull out the archives for the best songs that speak of your love? Get to it! Picking pieces for your wedding playlist can be tricky. Be sure to talk to your DJ and ask for help. Share the list you currently have (as well as those songs you can’t stand!) and gauge their thoughts on it. Have your DJ suggest popular wedding songs to add to the mix. After all, this list is the fun, endless one.