Wedding Music Resource Guide Part II – Wedding Songs

We have done some research to find out which are the most requested songs for weddings. We looked at first dance songs, ceremony music choices and other special songs. Our company, New York Orchestras Entertainment is located in New York City. We do weddings in and around NY, NJ, CT, PA, VT and sometimes FL. Keep in mind that geographic locations have an affect on the song list. So, the wedding ceremony or first dances you choose may be different than these lists. It is YOUR wedding! These are just suggestions and you are free to be different.

Our data collection includes Spotify and Apple Music. Various websites and magazines have their own resources to compile their lists.

According to Spotify, the Top 3 First Dance Wedding Songs are;

1)      Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheerin

2)     At Last by Etta James

3)     You Are The Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne

Here is a link to Spotify’s Top 50 First Dance Wedding Songs

Apple Music has their own ideas about the “Top First Dance songs”. Here is their list:

According to “The Bridal Guide”, this is a list of the “Top 100 songs played at weddings”:

The Knot has the “30 Perfect Wedding Songs for Parent Dances”


WeddingWire has a list; “How to Pick Wedding Ceremony Music That Suits Your Style”


Wedding ideas magazine’s “12 Wedding Ceremony Songs – Walking in and Walking out”

Here are 20 dance party songs we found to be requested on a regular basis:

  1. Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”
  2. Camila Caballo, “Havana”
  3. Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
  4. Drake. “One Dance”
  5. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”
  6. DNCE, “Cake by the Ocean”
  7. Aretha Franklin, “RESPECT”
  8. Sister Sledge, “We Are Family”
  9. Journey, “Don’t Stop Believing”
  10. Earth, Wind & Fire, “September”
  11. Whitney Houston, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”
  12. Spice Girls, “Wannabe”
  13. Backstreet Boys, “I Want It That Way”
  14. The Beatles, “Twist and Shout”
  15. Stevie Wonder, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours”
  16. Frank Sinatra, “The Way You Look Tonight”
  17. Michael Jackson, “Billie Jean”
  18. Montell Jordan, “This Is How We Do It”
  19. The Jackson 5, “I Want You Back”
  20. The Notorious B.I.G., “Hypnotize”

Published by New York Orchestras Entertainment/NY Beats DJs

I am a bandleader/drummer/vocalist/producer/DJ. I have made a career in the music business since age 15. I founded the company NY Orchestras Entertainment and the bands Central Park Orchestra, Island Head reggae band and The Vibe.

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