There’s a lot that goes into planning the perfect wedding. You have so many decisions to make – the guest list, the venue, the decorations, and so much more. But there’s one element that is crucial to get right – your wedding reception songs!

Choosing the best music, though, can be stressful. Everyone has wildly different tastes in music, and there’s no way that you can please all of your guests.

Never fear! We’re here to help you decide on songs that are sure to please guests of all demographics. So, here are the top 10 wedding reception songs that you need to consider putting on your playlist!

1. Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey

Everyone and their dog knows this classic rock hit! There’s no better way to hype up your guests than to play this banger. When your wedding DJ puts this one on, no guest will be able to stay off the dance floor!

2. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) by Stevie Wonder

Speaking of classics!

Stevie Wonder is one of the absolute greats, and this song never fails to please. If you’re a fan of soul hits, then you need to include this in your wedding music playlist. And even better, the lyrics will fit your wedding theme of commitment and love.

3. Shut Up and Dance by WALK THE MOON

This is one of the most popular reception songs in recent years, and for good reason! It finds its place at receptions, school dances, bar mitzvahs, and so many other celebrations. You can’t keep your feet still when you hear this song.

4. Cha Cha Slide by DJ Casper

Now that you’ve gotten your guests in a dancing mood, this is the perfect way to make sure anyone left off the dance floor comes out to join! It’s also great for guests who might be insecure about their dancing skills since the instructions are right in the song.

5. I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston

Your wedding isn’t complete without the powerful vocals of Whitney Houston. This is another hit that will get people dancing while lyrically reminding them of the reason to celebrate. Make sure it’s on your DJ’s playlist!

6. All of Me by John Legend

If you’re looking for a first dance song, this is one of the best ones you can get. The lyrics are tender and beautiful, and the melody is gentle and loving. It’s a perfect wedding song!

7. The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra

If your tastes run a little more toward the golden oldies, you might consider this as a first dance song instead. Frank Sinatra’s silky crooner voice and the lovely lyrics will make your first dance memorable!

8. September by Earth, Wind, & Fire

Yet another classic oldie that needs to be on your playlist. It’s a guaranteed head-bopper – it’s practically impossible not to dance to this song. Plus, it’s extra fun to play if you happen to be getting married in September!

9. DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love by Usher

2010 was an iconic time for pop music, but this is easily one of the best 2010 wedding songs. Nothing like the vocal aerobics of Usher and Mr. Worldwide to bring your reception to the next level.

10. (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

If you need a fantastic closing song for your reception, you can’t go wrong with this one. It’s a bop that will help your guests reflect on all the fun they’ve had!

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We could go on and on! There are so many amazing wedding reception songs, but there are absolutely essential for your playlist.

Contact us to learn more about wedding music and DJ services!