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Wedding Reception Songs

Wedding Reception Songs
A grand reception that follows a wedding is incomplete without a perfect play list to celebrate your day as a married couple. Read this Wedessence article for some suggestions.
Wedessence Staff
Wedding songs can add to the appeal of your special day like none! If you search carefully, there is a song for every moment that you celebrate on your D day. There are romantic numbers to which the bride and the groom can dance to, especially during the "first" and the "last dance". Then there are numbers which celebrate the bond the couple's family shares. For the guests, there are the entertaining, popular dance numbers which they can groove the night away to. Given below is a list of some of the most popular songs, which covers each of these categories.

Romantic Songs
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight? - Elton John
  • I Wanna Love Somebody Like You - Keith Urban
  • Crazy In Love - Beyonce
  • Everything I Do (I Do It for You) - Bryan Adam
  • You're Still The One - Shania Twain
  • I Finally Found Someone - Bryan Adams & Barbra Streisand
  • I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
  • When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge
  • Making Memories of Us - Keith Urban
  • Tonight I Celebrate My Love - Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flach
  • Kiss From a Rose - Seal
  • She's Everything - Brad Paisley
  • A Moment Like This - Kelly Clarkson
  • True Companion - Marc Cohn
  • Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
  • All Out Of Love - Air Supply
  • Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson
  • Valentine - Jim Brickman & Martina McBride
  • I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi
  • Eternal Flame - The Bangles
  • Save The Best For Last 1991 - Vanessa Williams
  • I Just Call You Mine - Martina McBride
  • We Belong - Pat Benatar
  • Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
  • I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
  • Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille
  • I'll Follow The Sun - The Beatles
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • How Deep Is Your Love? - The Bee Gees
  • Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
  • All I Want Is You - U2
  • Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Popular Songs to Dance to
  • 5, 6, 7, 8 - Steps
  • Straight Up - Paula Abdul
  • You'll Be Mine (party time) - Gloria Estefan
  • Loco-Motion - Kylie Minogue (Grand Funk)
  • Dancing Queen - Abba
  • Boom! Shake the Room! - Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
  • Rock This Town - Stray Cats
  • Cha Cha Slide - DJ Casper
  • Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & the Comets
  • Macarena - Los Del Rio
  • Walk Like an Egyptian - The Bangles
  • Smooth - Santana featuring Rob Thomas
  • Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
  • Who Let the Dogs Out? - Baha Men
  • Mambo #5 - Lou Bega
  • Pump Up the Jam - Technotronics
  • Get the Party Started - Pink
  • It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
  • Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  • Footloose - Kenny Loggins
  • Love Shack - The B-52's
  • We Are Family - Sister Sledge
  • Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  • Crazy in Love - Beyonce
  • Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
For the Family
  • I am Your Child - Barry Manilo
  • A Song For Mama - Boys II Men
  • Beautiful Boy - John Lennon
  • Through the Years - Kenny Rogers
  • Do I Make You Proud - Taylor Hicks
  • A Song for My Son - Mikki Viereck
  • Not While I'm Around - Angela Lansbury
  • There You'll Be - Faith Hill
  • What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • Sweet Child O' Mine - Sheryl Crow
  • I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi
  • Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart
  • Every Mother's Dream - Teresa James
  • You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
  • Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
  • Perfect Fan - Backstreet Boys
  • Daddy's Little Girl - Al Martino
  • Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
  • A Song for My Daughter - Mikki Viereck
  • You Decorated My Life - Kenny Rogers
  • Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle
  • Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
  • Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
  • Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
  • The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett
  • My Special Angel - Bobby Helms
  • Daughter of Mine - John McDermott
  • My Girl - Temptations
  • You're the Inspiration - Chicago
  • Daddy's Hands - Holly Dunn
  • Hero - Mariah Carey
  • Times of Your Life - Paul Anka
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Most of these numbers are quite popular so you must have already heard them. However, if you have not, listen to these songs first, before finalizing the ones you want to play on your big day. After all, by selecting and playing the right songs, you can yourself create various moods, be it romance, fun, thrill, and the like.