60 Most-Popular Wedding Reception Songs

60 most popular wedding reception songs

Popular Wedding Reception Songs: If you’re planning your wedding day, congratulations! Now that you’re working on your wedding reception music, that means that you’ve planned for a little while, already. Clients usually plan their wedding ceremony and reception music in the final month or two before the wedding day! So congrats, you made it this far! 🙂 So now, you may be thinking, I’m not a DJ, so I have no idea what to play! Well, luckily, we are, and we’re here to help! Here are a few tips to plan a fun wedding reception.

Tips for Choosing Great Wedding Songs

  1. Remember that your friends and family have a variety of musical tastes. So try to play songs from different genres, if possible.
  2. Keep your vision in mind. What do you envision for your wedding reception? Do you want a packed dance floor, all night? Perhaps you just want a laid back vibe, where dancing isn’t the focus. Either way, your music will help you achieve this!
  3. Hire a great DJ! Even with careful planning, a great DJ is an absolute must. You may have created a great playlist, but for some reason, no one is dancing. This is where a great DJ can easily take over and change the mood, quickly. Inexperienced DJs will simply stick to your list and not know what else to play.
    • A great DJ will check in with you and find out what you want to do. If you decide to let the DJ play other songs off your list to get the dancing started, he/she should be able to do this, easily! So invest in your entertainment!

These are the top 3 tips to remember when planning your wedding reception/dance. There are numerous other tips, but we’re discussing the dance part, in particular. Now that you’ve got the above info, you may be wondering where to start. What songs are best for everyone? Here is a great list to start with.

Keep in mind that this is based on weddings and events that we do in Austin, San Antonio, and the central Texas area. Some songs may be different, depending on what part of the country (or world) you’re in. For the most part, though, these hits are played at many weddings in the US. Here’s the list of the 60 most popular wedding reception songs.

ABDJs’ Top 25 Popular Wedding Reception Songs

  1. Cupid Shuffle – Cupid
  2. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  3. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  4. Cha-Cha Slide – Mr. C The Slide Man
  5. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  6. Wobble – VIC
  7. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  8. Shout – Isley Brothers
  9. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
  10. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  11. All of Me – John Legend
  12. Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
  13. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
  14. Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks
  15. Love Shack – B-52s
  16. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
  17. Single Ladies – Beyonce
  18. Yeah – Usher
  19. Shake it Off – Taylor Swift
  20. Perfect – Ed Sheeran (a good first dance song)
  21. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  22. Electric Slide – Marcia Griffiths (or Grandmaster Slice Remix)
  23. Marry You – Bruno Mars
  24. Baby Got Back – Sir Mix a Lot
  25. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke

More Awesome Reception Songs

  1. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard (a good cake cutting song) 🙂
  2. Footloose – Kenny Logins (or Blake Shelton)
  3. Livin on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  4. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra (a good first or last dance song)
  5. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  6. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  7. Twist and Shout – The Beatles
  8. Hey Ya! – Outkast
  9. YMCA – Village People
  10. Sugar – Maroon 5 (also a great cake cutting song) 🙂
  11. At Last – Etta James (still a very popular first dance song)
  12. Low – Flo Rida
  13. We Are Family – Sister Sledge
  14. My Girl – Temptations
  15. Cotton Eyed Joe – Rednex
  16. Marry Me – Train
  17. Celebration – Kool & the Gang
  18. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard
  19. Old Time Rock n Roll – Bob Seger
  20. Just Dance – Lady Gaga
  21. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  22. Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker (though we love the Old Crow Medicine Show version, too)
  23. Dancing Queen – Abba (everyone loves to sing along to this one)
  24. Get Low – Lil Jon
  25. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  26. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis (we love the Kina Grannis version, too. Listen, here)
  27. Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus (this is a fun song to take you back to your school days)
  28. Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  29. Wannabe – Spice Girls (this has become a popular bouquet toss song)
  30. This is How We Do It – Montell Jordan (still a popular throwback song)
  31. Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  32. God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
  33. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
  34. Brick House – Commodores
  35. We Found Love – Rihanna

More Song Ideas

There you have it. These are the top 60 most popular wedding reception songs that are most often played at weddings in the central Texas area. These are all great songs that keep your guests dancing! There are so many other songs we play, too; however, these are the most popular ones that are requested. For more great wedding song ideas, read our Top 2019/2020 Wedding Songs article! If you’re looking for country song ideas, visit our 50 Awesome Country Wedding Songs article!


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