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144 Swoon-Worthy Songs For Every Part Of Your Wedding Day

You’ll remember these songs forever, so make ‘em count.

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Classic Wedding Processional Songs

1. Johann Pachelbel, “Canon in D
2. Johann Sebastian Bach, “Air on the G String
3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Andante
4. Claude Debussy, “Clair de Lune
5. Johann Sebastian Bach, “Sleepers Awake
6. George Frideric Handel, “Air
7. Richard Wagner, “Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
8. Johann Sebastian Bach, “Arioso
9. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “March of the Priests (from The Magic Flute)
10. Ennio Morricone, “Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission soundtrack)”

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Unexpected Wedding Processional Songs:

1. Penguin Cafe Orchestra, “Air à Danser
2. Sigur Ros, “Hoppipolla
3. Regina Spektor, “Us
4. Iron and Wine, “Lion’s Mane
5. Bruno Mars, “Marry You
6. Cat Power, “Sea of Love
7. Elvis, “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
8. The Troggs, “With A Girl Like You
9. Florence and the Machine, “You’ve Got The Love
10. The Love Affair, “Everlasting Love

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Wedding Recessional Songs:

1. Felix Mendelssohn, “Wedding March
2. Noah and the Whale, “5 Years Time
3. Common, “The Light
4. Florence and the Machine, “Dog Days Are Over
5. Queen, “You’re My Best Friend
6. Bill Withers, “Lovely Day
7. Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors
8. Mariah Carey, “Emotions
9. Stevie Wonder, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered

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Grand Entrance Songs For Your Wedding Reception:

1. Hall & Oates, “You Make My Dreams Come True
2. Shalamar, “A Night To Remember
3. Natalie Cole, “This Will Be
4. Jagged Edge, ft. Run DMC, “Let’s Get Married (Remix)
5. Kanye West, “Good Life
6. Michael Jackson, “The Way You Make Me Feel
7. K. Michelle, “V.S.O.P.
8. The Darkness, “I Believe In a Thing Called Love

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Classic First Dance Favorites:

1. Etta James, “At Last
2. Ella Fitzgerald, “Our Love Is Here To Stay
3. The Flamingos, “A Kiss from Your Lips
4. Bright Eyes, “First Day Of My Life
5. John Legend, “All Of Me
6. Ben Folds Five, “The Luckiest
7. Etta James, “Sunday King of Love
8. Donny Hathaway, “A Song For You
9. 311, “Love Song
10. Jason Mraz and Colbie Callait, “Lucky
11. Joshua Radin, “Today
12. The Beatles, “Here, There, Everywhere
13. Toploader, “Dancing In The Moonlight
14. K-Ci and JoJo, “All My Life

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Unexpected First Dance Songs:

1. The Wallflowers, “Closer To You
2. The Bangles, “Eternal Flame
3. Ginuwine, “Differences
4. Lauryn Hill, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
5. Janelle Monáe ft. Miguel, “Primetime
6. American Analog Set, “Know By Heart
7. Ray LaMontagne, “You Are The Best Thing
8. Bob Marley, “Is This Love
9. Corinne Bailey Rae, “Like A Star
10. John Legend, “Stay With You
11. Arctic Monkeys, “Baby I’m Yours
12. Erykah Badu, ft. Stephen Marley, “In Love With You

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Guaranteed Dance Floor Jams:

1. Shalamar, “A Night To Remember
2. Isley Brothers, “Shout”
3. Natalie Cole, “This Will Be”
4. Allen Stone, “Say So
5. Marvin Gaye, “Let’s Get It On
6. Janet Jackson, “Love Will Never Do
7. Beyoncé, “Love On Top
8. Cheryl Lynn, “Got To Be Real
9. Michael Jackson, “P.Y.T.
10. Rihanna, “We Found Love
11. Beyoncé, ft. Jay Z, “Crazy In Love
12. Pharrell, “Happy
13. Katy Perry, “Teenage Dream
14. One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful
15. Bon Jovi, “Livin’ On A Prayer
16. OutKast, “Hey Ya
17. The Black Eyed Peas, “I Gotta Feeling
18. Usher, ft. Lil Jon, “Yeah
19. Britney Spears, “Toxic
20. Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock, “It Takes Two
21. Flo Rida, ft. T-Pain, “Low
22. Justin Timberlake, ft. Timbaland, “SexyBack
23. Nelly, “Hot In Herre
24. Earth, Wind & Fire, “September
25. Amy Winehouse, “Valerie
26. Lady Gaga, “Just Dance
27. Beyoncé, “Single Ladies
28. Justin Timberlake, “Suit & Tie
29. MC Hammer, “U Can’t Touch This
30. Journey, “Don’t Stop Believin’
31. Michael Jackson, “The Way You Make Me Feel
32. Miley Cyrus, “Party In the U.S.A.
33. Mariah Carey, “Fantasy”
34. Cupid, “Cupid Shuffle
35. Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Pink, and Mya, “Lady Marmalade
36. Jason Derulo, “Talk Dirty
37. 112, “Dance With Me
38. Robyn, “Hang With Me

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Country Wedding Songs:

1. Hunter Hayes, “Wanted
2. Kenny Chesney, “Me and You
3. Faith Hill, “This Kiss
4. Martina McBride, “I Love You
5. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, “It’s Your Love
6. Shania Twain, “Forever and For Always
7. Rascal Flatts, “Bless the Broken Road
8. Brad Paisley, “We Danced
9. Alan Jackson, “When Somebody Loves You
10. Trisha Yearwood, “Perfect Love
11. Keith Urban, “Making Memories of Us
12. Heartland, “I Loved Her First” (father/daughter)

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Rap/R&B Wedding Songs:

1. Usher, “Love In This Club
2. Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass
3. Drake, “Best I Ever Had
4. Salt-N-Pepa, “Push It
5. Big Pun, “Still Not A Player
6. Ja Rule, ft. Ashanti, “Mesmerize
7. Beyoncé, ft. Jay Z, “Drunk In Love
8. Rihanna, “What’s My Name
9. Jay Z, ft. Alicia Keys, “Empire State Of MInd
10. Ciara, ft. Missy Elliott, “1, 2 Step
11. UGK, ft. OutKast, “International Players Anthem (I Choose You)

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Father-Daughter Dance:

1. Bob Carlisle, “Butterfly Kisses
2. Bruce Springsteen, “When You Need Me
3. The Temptations, “My Girl
4. The Avett Brothers, “A Fathers First Spring
5. Frank Sinatra, “The Way You Look Tonight
6. Paul Simon, “Father and Daughter
7. Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole, “Unforgettable
8. TIm McGraw, “My Little Girl
9. Stevie Wonder, “Isn’t She Lovely
10. Rascal Flatts, “My Wish

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Mother-Son Dance:

1. Ben E. King, “Stand By Me
2. Louis Armstrong, “What A Wonderful World
3. The Carpenters, “Close To You
4. Boys II Men, “A Song For Mama
5. Elton John, “Your Song
6. Jackson 5, “I’ll Be There
7. The Beatles, “In My Life
8. Stevie Wonder, “You Are The Sunshine of My Life
9. Lauryn Hill, “To Zion
10. Billie Holiday (or Tony Bennett), “God Bless the Child

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