the best Songs for weddings and receptions
Just about every couple has "their" song. Whether its a fun and funky dance tune, or a special romantic ballad, you and your sweetie can definitely play your song either at the wedding or the reception. But, as we all know, the music can make or break a reception, maybe even more than the food and drink! So, you want a little more than just your one special song to play over and over!
what music should we play? The Ultimate music list for weddings and receptions in 2016.
I have a experienced DJ and friend, JOHN DRAISEY, who is collaborating on THE HOT LIST of wedding and reception music for the 2016 wedding season! We are going to walk you down the Aisle, serenade guests, send you on a happy processional down the aisle as MR and MRS. Then we are going to have you and your guests dancing the night away to the what should be the ULTIMATE LIST OF DANCE MUSIC to keep your reception fun and exciting!
How should I pick music for my wedding?
How should I pick the music for the wedding reception?
Thanks to John Draisey, we have a comprehensive list for you to choose from!
This list is just a very small choice of songs and is to help you to get an idea of the music you would want played for your special day. I have always found it best to have the Bride & Groom to pick atleast 30 songs that they love and make up a custom playlist for the reception, and so far in over 10 years of DJing it has worked out great.
"MUSIC LIST FOR WEDDINGS AND RECEPTIONS IN 2016"
"Canon In D" by Pachelbel
"Ariso" by David B. Hooten and The Kiev Symphony
"Bridal March" by Wagner
"A Thousand Years (Instrumental)" By Christina Perri
"Bitter Sweet Symphony" by The Verve
"What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong
"Con Te Partiro (Instrumental)" by Patriro
"Trumpet Voluntary" by Franz Richter Jonathan Hallson
"All You Need Is Love (Instrumental)" by The Beatles
"This Years Love" by David Gray
"Somewhere Only We Know (Instrumental)" by Keane
"Marry Me (Instrumental)" by Train
"The Luckiest (Piano Instrumental)" by Train
"Here Comes the Sun (Instrumental)" by The Beatles
"Ave Maria" by Schubert
"Wanted (Instrumental)" by Hunter Hayes
"Make You Feel My Love (Instrumental)" by Adele
Entrance Songs For the Bridal Party:
"Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars
"Forever" by Chris Brown
"Happy" by Pharrell Williams
"Time of Our Lives" by Pitbull and Ne-Yo
"Feel So Close" by Calvin Harris
"Bring Em Out" by T.I
"Get Up Offa That Thing" by James Brown
"I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas
"The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michael Jackson
"Celebration" by Kool & The Gang
Entrance Songs For the Newlyweds:
"Crazy In Love" by Beyonce and Jay Z
"Best Day of My Life" by American Authors
"You Are The Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne
"Signed, Sealed, Delivered" by Stevie Wonder
"Let It Rock" by Kevin Rudolf
"Beautiful Day" by U2
"At Last" by Etta James
"This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" by Natalie Cole
"Sugar" by Maroon Five
"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" by Marvin Gaye
First Dance Songs
"Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars
"At Last" by Etta James
"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" by Elton John
"Endless Love" by Dianna Ross and Lionel Richie
"In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel
"All I Want Is You" by U2
"I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
"You Are the Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne
"Thank You for Loving Me" by Bon Jovi
"Warm Love" by Van Morrison
"As" by Stevie Wonder
"Marry You" by Bruno Mars
"Wonderwall" by Oasis
"Unchained Melody" by Righteous Brothers
"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warner
"My Best Friend" by Tim McGraw
"Make You Feel My Love" by Adele
"Wanted" by Hunter Hayes
Top 10 Father/Daughter Songs
1. “Daughters” by John Mayer
2. “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw
3. “My Girl” by the Temptations
4. “Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon
5. "Daddy's Girl" by Red Sovine
6. “It’s For My Dad” by Nancy Sinatra
7. “I Loved Her First” by Heartland
8. “Have I Told You Lately” by Rod Stewart
9. “When You Need Me” by Bruce Springsteen
10. “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder
Top 10 Mother/Son Dance Songs
“My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
“Letter to my Mother” by Edwin McCain
“Child of Mine” by Carole King
“93 Million Miles” by Jason Mraz
“Then They Do” by Trace Adkins
“You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban
“Forever Young” by Rod Stewart
“A Song For Mama” by Boyz II Men
“I’ll Always Love My Mama" by Intruders
Just a few songs for the reception
"Timber" by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha
"Happy" by Pharrell Williams
"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
"Sugar" by Maroon 5
"Cupid Shuffle" by Cupid
"Soul Train Line" by Cupid
"Cha Cha Slide" by DJ Casper
"Hit The Quan Dance" by Heaven King
"Wobble" by V.I.C.
"Copperhead Road" by Steve Earle
"Freak It" by Lathun Grady
"Bikers Shuffle" by Big Mucci
"Marvin Gaye" by Charlie Puth (ft. Meghan Trainor)
What music are you choosing for your wedding and reception?
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