Wedding singalongs are a great solution to combat guest boredom! As you plan your wedding reception, one of the things you want to consider is keeping your friends and family entertained. You want to create an atmosphere that will keep your wedding guests engaged and entertained throughout the evening. One way to achieve this is by incorporating singalongs into your reception.
Singalongs are a great way to get your guests involved in the celebration, and they can be a lot of fun for everyone. In this article, we have compiled a list of popular and crowd-pleasing songs that encourage guests to join in and sing along. Trust us, even the most grumpy guest won’t be able to help join the fun. Think about what a great addition the video footage would be for your memories!
By the way, your DJ really doesn’t have to announce much when these wedding singalongs are played. If any of these songs come on after all the wedding festivities are finished, your guests will snap right into place. Depending on a lot of factors (how loose your guests are, etc.), your DJ can certainly announce a singalong. Can’t hurt. Just try stopping your guests once the singalong bug bites them.
Classic Wedding Singalongs
These songs are entertainment classics for a reason. They are played at most weddings and family gatherings. It certainly doesn’t keep you from playing it at your wedding reception. They are “classics” for a reason. That reason is that these songs are fun, tried and true and people know the words.
Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline is a classic singalong song that always gets the crowd going. It has a catchy chorus that everyone can sing along to, and it’s perfect for getting people on the dance floor. This song is a must-have for any wedding reception, and it’s sure to be a hit with your guests.
Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
Don’t Stop Believin’ is a timeless classic that always gets the crowd going. It has a catchy chorus that everyone knows, and it’s perfect for getting people on the dance floor. This song is a must-have for any wedding reception, and it’s sure to be a hit with your guests.
You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
It blows our mind that ‘You Shook Me All Night Long‘ is considered classic rock, but it is what it is. Having said that, this is truly a song for all ages. The chorus is a lot of fun to sing along to and it is a crowd pleaser, for sure.
Hey Jude by The Beatles
Hey Jude is a timeless classic that always gets the crowd going. It has a catchy chorus that everyone knows, and it’s perfect for getting people on the dance floor. This song is a must-have for any wedding reception, and it’s sure to be a hit with your guests.
We Are Family by Sister Sledge
An incredibly fun and uplifting song that has stood the test of time. The lyrics are all about celebrating the bonds of family and the joy that comes from being together, making it a perfect anthem for wedding singalongs.
Depending on your bridesmaids and how much fun they like to have, you could certainly consider singing together along with songs while you are getting ready with your crew.
Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl is a classic singalong song that’s perfect for a wedding reception. It has a catchy chorus that everyone knows, and it’s sure to get people on their feet and singing along. This song is a great way to get the party started, and it’s sure to be a hit with your guests.
Theme From New York, New York by Frank Sinatra
Your guests do not have to be from New York or have to be Italian (sure, it would make it interesting) to enjoy this song and start loudly singing it. It won’t matter with this classic Sinatra uplifting “big band” song. The music has perfect dynamics which gets everyone motivated to dance and sing together.
Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Home Alabama is another classic singalong song that’s perfect for a wedding reception. It has a catchy chorus that everyone knows, and it’s sure to get people on their feet and singing along. This song is a great way to get the party started, and it’s sure to be a hit with your guests.
Wedding Singalongs to Consider
There are many songs to choose from for wedding singalongs. If you like to be more unique or maybe your guests want more singalongs, consider these great group singing songs. But let’s face it, under the right circumstances and certainly with the right crowd, ANY song can become a singalong.
I’ll Be There for You – Theme From “Friends” by The Rembrandts
A fun song that is instantly recognizable as the theme song for the popular TV show, Friends. Everyone knows the song, knows at least the chorus and it is such an upbeat, super fun song to sing and dance to.
Don’t Stop by Fleetwood Mac
An incredibly fun and upbeat song with a driving rhythm, catchy guitar riffs and soaring vocals make it an empowering anthem for anyone looking to embrace their inner wild child.
Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi
Livin’ on a Prayer is another classic singalong song that’s perfect for a wedding reception. It has a catchy chorus that everyone knows, and it’s sure to get people on their feet and singing along. This song is a great way to get the party started, and it’s sure to be a hit with your guests.
The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
An energetic song that is sure to get everyone pumped up and ready to party. The song’s iconic guitar riffs, driving beat and catchy lyrics make it an instant classic that has been enjoyed by generations.
Cracklin’ Rosie by Neil Diamond
Yes, a second Neil Diamond song. He’s a master of the catchy chorus. Many of the younger people at your wedding may not claim to know this song by name, but it’s simplicity and addictive lyrics will grab them in moments.
Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears
This one is an incredibly fun and catchy song to sing along to. The song’s infectious melody, upbeat tempo make it a timeless classic that has been enjoyed by generations of music fans. “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” is an engaging song that is sure to get everyone singing and in the mood for some 80s nostalgia.
I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You is a beautiful song that’s perfect for a wedding reception. It’s a great way to slow things down and create a romantic atmosphere. This song is a must-have for any wedding reception, and it’s sure to be a hit with your guests.
Shake It Off by Taylor Swift
This song sure is a liberating experience. The song’s upbeat tempo, catchy melody, and empowering lyrics make it a perfect anthem for anyone looking to let go of negativity and embrace a positive attitude. “Shake It Off” is a feel-good song that is guaranteed to lift spirits and leave everyone with a smile on their face.
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
Singing this song is an incredibly fun and empowering experience. The song’s catchy disco beats and powerful lyrics make it a timeless classic. It’s a perfect anthem for anyone looking to embrace their inner strength and resilience.
Footloose by Kenny Loggins
The song’s upbeat tempo, infectious rhythm, and catchy lyrics make it a perfect pick-me-up for anyone in need of a boost. Whether you’re singing along with the iconic chorus or busting out your best dance moves, ‘Footloose’ is a song that is guaranteed to get your guests grooving and singing along.
Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush
Most know that this song made a major comeback in 2022 thanks to Netflix’s massive hit “Stranger Things” Season 4. That’s reason enough to make this one a singalong during your wedding reception. It’s such a great time singing along with the soaring chorus or getting lost in the song’s dreamy atmosphere. This song is a great one to sing and it’s now a song that is well-known by older and younger guests alike.
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Singing this one is an incredibly fun and romantic experience. The song’s iconic duet, sweeping melody and uplifting lyrics make it a perfect pick for any occasion where people come together to celebrate love and happiness. It certainly is a feel-good song and will leave your guests with memories to last a lifetime.
I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons
The song has an upbeat tempo, catchy chorus and infectious melody. Whether you’re singing along with the upbeat chorus or swaying to the acoustic guitar, ‘I Will Wait’ is a feel-good song that is sure to leave you feeling inspired and ready to take on the world.
Wedding Singalongs That Are Silly and/or Fun
You know your guests better than anyone. If they are the fun-no-matter-what type (especially if they like to loosen up at the bar before the dance portion of the evening begins), consider having your DJ play one or two of these fun Wedding Singalongs. At the very least, you may end up with some great blackmail video!
Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley
Have you ever been “Rick Rolled”? Someone came up with the idea of tricking people into listening to this song. It is a worldwide phenomenon and has actually resurrected Rick Astley’s career. For this reason, it’s a great song to sing and now it is well known by young and old.
We Will Rock You by Queen
This one is nothing short of a fun and electrifying experience. The song’s iconic stomp-stomp-clap beat, catchy chorus, and epic guitar riffs make it a perfect pick for any occasion where people come together to celebrate and have fun together.
You’re the One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
Not only is this song from the hugely popular broadway play and the hit movie, ‘Grease.’ It’s also a song with tons of energy and is catchy as all get out. If any of your guests are singers, actors or simply broadway fans, this is one to cue up.
Respect by Aretha Franklin
This song is what Aretha Franklin will always be most famous for. The groove, the music, the lyrics and especially the singing makes this song a classic for the ages. People young and old know it when they hear it.
I’m a Believer by The Monkees/Smash Mouth
Whether you play the older version by The Monkees or the Smash Mouth version from the super popular Shrek movie, you really can’t go wrong. This one is not only extremely catchy…it was written by Neil Diamond. Surprise!
Jolene by Dolly Parton
This song is literally about a woman admiring the woman her husband cheated on her with. So, it’s your call if you want to play it at your wedding. Don’t take things so seriously? Play this one for the girls to sing. They’ll love it.
No Scrubs by TLC
Same as with ‘Jolene,’ make sure that you are okay with the song’s meaning. If you and your guests are only concerned with it being a catchy song that reminds them of their youth and empowers them, play the song!
Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen
Singing this song is an incredibly fun and uplifting experience. The song’s lyrics are all about living life to the fullest, embracing adventure and not letting anything hold you back, making it a perfect anthem for anyone looking to break free from their worries and live in the moment.
Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks
The song’s catchy melody, twangy guitar riffs and relatable lyrics make it a perfect pick for any occasion where people come together to let loose and have a good time. The song’s lyrics are all about loyalty, friendship, and sticking by your buddies no matter what, making it a perfect anthem for anyone looking to embrace their inner country rebel.
All Star by Smash Mouth
This song’s catchy melody, energetic tempo and fun lyrics make it a perfect pick-me-up for anyone feeling low or in need of a boost. The song’s lyrics are all about embracing your individuality and striving to be the best version of yourself. The bottom line is that ‘All Star’ is a heckuva lot of fun to sing.
Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations
Build Me Up Buttercup is a fun and upbeat song that’s perfect for a wedding reception. It has a catchy chorus that everyone can sing along to, and it’s sure to get people on the dance floor. This song is a must-have for any wedding reception, and it’s sure to be a hit with your guests. If you remember hearing this song at the end of the 1998 movie ‘There’s Something About Mary,’ just ignore that and have fun.
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers
Like may of the other songs in this article, this one has a catchy melody, upbeat tempo and an infectious chorus. It’s a perfect song for people to come together to let loose and have a good time. The driving beat and how much fun it is to sing in a Scottish accent make this a favorite of the wedding singalongs.
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