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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"

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"

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)

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)"

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"

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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