When deciding on the tunes that will played throughout your wedding reception, couples will typically choose songs ranging from romantic ballads to chart-topping hits that will get everyone on the dance floor. Regardless of whether you choose to have a band or DJ perform at your reception, your entertainment professional will likely ask you for a list of have-to-have songs as well as those you'd like to put on the do-not-play list.
Larry King of Larry King Orchestra encourages his couples to help with the song list, as a celebration typically requires about 70 tunes. Bonnie Foster of Bonnie Foster Productions agrees that couples should share their favorite genres, artists, and songs; however, she emphasizes that brides and grooms should put faith in their professionals to really know which selections will help move the celebration along in the best way possible.
To find the country's most beloved music choices for weddings, Billboard asked wedding DJs from around the United States to share the most popular party songs they routinely play at weddings. Check out the list below to discover 100 popular wedding songs – starting with the most popular tunes. You'll find classic tunes, such as "The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra and "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King, as well as modern hits, including "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake and "Feel So Close" by Calvin Harris. Country songs such as "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks and pop favorites including Rihanna's "We Found Love" also make the list, ensuring brides and grooms will find songs they love on the playlist regardless of their musical tastes.
Take a listen to the tunes below! Are you looking forward to hearing any of these songs at your wedding, or are some of the tunes on your do-not-play list? Let us know in the comments!
For more wedding song ideas, check out the wedding processional songs chosen by real couples, a charming playlist for cocktail hour, a collection of tunes perfect for background music during dinner, and 31 of the most popular first dance songs from Inside Weddings brides and grooms.
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