What is the most played song at weddings?

What is the most played song at weddings? As you could imagine, this question comes up quite a bit. We’ve seen many answers over the years from wedding magazines to wedding blogs and wedding web sites that – in our expert opinion – simply get it completely wrong. They tend to list the most popular songs in the country from each year. We’re pretty sure that isn’t what is being asked.

We imagine that the question is more accurately about ‘which songs are popular for weddings’ as in the songs most people enjoy at weddings overall.

Because of all of that, we have assembled a list of some of the most popular and most commonly played songs at weddings. Some are romantic, some are sweet and some are super fun to dance to at the wedding reception. We hope this helps you with the song choices for your wedding day.

The list of some of the songs as well as our Spotify playlist are at the bottom of the page. In the meantime, here is some more information on music on your wedding day as well as some perspective.

How do you decide songs to play at a wedding?

At weddings, music is an essential part of the celebration, setting the tone for the reception and getting guests out on the dance floor. With so many popular songs to choose from, it can be challenging to decide which ones to play. That’s why we’ve done some research and found the most played song at weddings.

According to a survey conducted by The Knot, “All of Me” by John Legend is the most-played song at weddings. This romantic ballad has become a popular choice for first dances and other special moments during the reception. It’s not hard to see why; the lyrics express deep love and devotion, making it a perfect choice for couples to share on their special day.

What is the most popular song at a wedding?

Other popular wedding songs include “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith, “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, and “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley. These songs have stood the test of time and continue to be popular choices for weddings.

While slow and romantic songs are popular for first dances, upbeat and lively songs are also a must-have for getting guests out on the dance floor. Some of the most popular wedding dance songs include “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey, and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston. These songs are sure to get everyone up and dancing and create a fun and festive atmosphere.

When choosing music for your wedding, it’s important to consider your personal taste as well as the preferences of your guests. You want to create an atmosphere that everyone will enjoy and remember for years to come. A good mix of slow and fast songs, as well as classic and modern hits, is the key to a successful wedding reception.

In addition to the music itself, it’s also essential to consider the sound quality and equipment. Hiring a professional DJ or band can ensure that the sound is top-notch and that the music is played at appropriate times throughout the reception. This will keep the party going and to make sure that everyone has a great time.

Some of the most popular songs at weddings

Some of the songs that are played at most weddings (full list at the bottom of the page on our Spotify playlist):

“At Last” by Etta James

“Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley

“All of Me” by John Legend

“Better Together” by Jack Johnson

“Perfect Duet” by Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé

“Make You Feel My Love” by Adele

“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri

“Marry Me” by Train

“Everything” by Michael Bublé

“I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas

“Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green

“Marry You” by Bruno Mars

“This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole

“Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé and Jay-Z

“Amazed” by Lonestar

“You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne

“Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

“I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston

“Dancing Queen” by ABBA

“Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder

“Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison

“(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

“Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey

“The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

“Happy” by Pharrell Williams

“Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers

“You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC

“September” by Earth, Wind & Fire

Here is a Spotify playlist featuring the songs above and many, many more:

Last Update: February 2023

Rick T

Rick T

Rick has been consulting with and performing for brides and grooms on the right music for their wedding day since (gulp!) 1987.

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