Choosing the perfect songs — from the ceremony to the reception — is one of the most important decisions couples face when planning their wedding. They usually would just leave the decisions about music to the band or wedding DJ. But don’t forget to include these songs that should be played at any wedding reception.
“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson, featuring Bruno Mars
Released in 2014 under RCA Records, this upbeat tune remains a crowd favorite during parties including wedding receptions.
“Treasure” by Bruno Mars
“Treasure” is a part of Bruno Mars’s album “Unorthodox Jukebox” released in 2013. The song was inspired by “Baby I’m Yours” from the French producer and DJ, Breakbot.
“24K Magic” by Bruno Mars
Another song to spice up the dance floors is “24K Magic” from Bruno Mars’s album of the exact same name. Released in 2016, the song became an instant hit. It’s funky, disco and R&B vibe will definitely give life to any wedding reception.
“I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston
Released in 1987, Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” hit the number one spot of many music charts and remained there for weeks. Guests from all age groups will get up and dance to this dance-pop song.
“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
“Thinking Out Loud” is from Ed Sheeran’s album “×” released in 2014. It topped charts around the world and brought in 1.65 million sales in just under a year. The sweet melody and lyrics make this a perfect song for a bride and groom’s first dance.
“All of Me” by John Legend
John Legend’s piano sentimental ballad was penned especially for his wife, Chrissy Teigen. Released in 2013 under G.O.O.D. Music and Columbia Records, the song is Legend’s first single to top the Billboard Hot 100. The song’s background and meaning are ideal for newlyweds.
“Amazed” by Lonestar
“Amazed” is a song by American country-rock band Lonestar. Recorded in 1998 and released in 1999, it spent eight weeks at the number one spot of the Billboard country chart. It has been sung by various artists with their own renditions. But nothing beats Lonestar’s version to start a wedding reception’s first dance.
“(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Every wedding reception needs to end with an epic and memorable last song and Dirty Dancing‘s theme song fits the criteria. “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” performed by Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley, was released in 1987. The song’s title itself can already explain why many wedding receptions play it to end the night.