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Reception Music Ideas
First Dance Songs
Your First Dance as Husband and Wife is one of the most special and romantic moments , not only of
your wedding day but of your life . The selection of this song should be made by the Bride and Groom
and should either mean something to the two of you ( the first song you ever danced to together to , the
song playing when you first kissed or a song that is special to the two of you in some way) or a song
that speaks to the two of you as a couple .
Below are a few ideas to get you thinking
" I Won't Give Up"   by Jason Mraz
" Marry Me"   by Train
" Best Days"   by Matt White
" Better Today"   by Coffey
" Love Never Fails"   by Brandon Heath
" Close Your Eyes"   by Michael Buble'
" I'm Yours"   by Jason Mraz
" Bless The Broken Road"   by Rascal Flats
" Feels like Home"   by Chantal Krevrazuk
" When I Say I Do"   by Matthew West
" God Gave Me You"   by Dave Barnes
" Just Breathe"   by Pearl Jam
" Lost In The Moment"   by Big & Rich
" First Day Of My Life "   by Bright Eyes
" At Last "   by Etta James
" You & Me "   by Life House
" Stay With You"   by John Ledgend
" Beautiful Day"   by U2
" Grow Old With You"   by Adam Sandler
"I'll Be"   by Edwin McCain
" Marry You"   by Bruno Mars
" Then "  by Brad Paisley
" Green Eyes"  by Coldplay
" Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Iz Kamakawiwo'ole
" Rhythm Of Love " by Plain White T's
" You Are The Best Thing " by Ray LaMontange
" Making Memories Of Us"  by Keith Urban
" Is This Love " By Bob Marley
" The Luckiest "  by Ben Folds
" I Do"  by Colbie Caillat
" Better Together " by Jack Johnson
" The Best Is Yet To Come "  by Frank Sinatra
" Mine Would Be You"  by Blake Shelton
" Inevitable" by Anberlin
" Hey Pretty Girl " by Kip Moore
" Wanted" by Hunter Hayes
" Best Day Of My Life " by American Authors
" Crazy Love "  by Van Morrison
" Everything " by Michael Buble'
" I Can't Wait "  by Runner Runner
" Angel "  by Jack Johnson
" Thousand Years"  by Christina Perri
Father / Daughter Dance
" The Best Day"  by Taylor Swift
" Little Miss Magic "  by Jimmy Buffet
" Stealing Cinderella "  by Chuck Wicks
" I Loved Her First "  by Heartland
" Butterfly Kisses "  by Bob Carlisle
" Walk With You "  by Edwin McCain
" I Hope You Dance "  by Leann Womack
" Somewhere Over The Rainbow "  by Iz Kamakawiwo'ole
" Fathers and Daughters "  by Paul Simon
" Isn't She Lovely "  by Stevie Wonder
" My Little Girl "  by Tim McGraw
" Lullabye "  by Billy Joel
" Daddy "  by Beyonce'
" It's For My Dad "  by Nancy Sinatra
" Daughters " by Loudon Wainwright III
" Wild Flowers"  by Tom Petty
" Kind & Generous "  by Natalie Merchant
" Unforgettable "  by Nat King Cole
" What A Wonderful World "  by Louis Armstrong
" Cinderella " by Steven Curtis Chapman
" You Don't Have To Let Go "  by Jessica Simpson
" Always Be Your Baby"  by Natalie Grant
" Teach Your Children Well " by CSN&Y
" Forever Young ( Piano) "  by Rod Stewart
" You Are So Beautiful "  by Joe Cocker
" Have I Told You Lately "  by Van Morrison
" You Raise Me Up "  by Josh Groban
" Because You Loved Me "  by Celine Dion
" You've Got A Friend "  by James Taylor
" My Girl "  by The Temptations
" Find Your Wings "  by Mark Harris
" Ittiy Bitty Pretty One "  by Huey Lewis & The News
" All-American Girl "  by Carrie Underwood
" Brown Eyed Girl "  by Van Morrison
" There You'll Be "  by Faith Hill
" Won't Be Like This For Long "  by Darius Rucker
" Your Going To Miss This "  by Trace Adkins
" Child Of Mine "  by Carol King
" Daddy Dance With Me "  by Krystal Keith
" Three Little Birds "  by Bob Marley
" Dance Baby Dance "  by Kris Cagel
" When You Need Me"  by Bruce Springsteen
" Forever Young "  by Bob Dylan
" Love Never Fails "  by Brandon Heath
" Daddy's Angel "  by T-Carter
Mother/Son Dance
" Forever Young "  by Joan Baez
" I Hope You Dance "  by Leann Womack
" Child Of Mine "  by Carol King
" My Wish "  by Rascal Flatts
" Thank You "  by Good Charlotte
" A Song For My Son "  by Mikki Viereck
" Loves Me Like A Rock "  by Paul Simon
" Ordinary Miracle "  by Sarah McLachlan
" Beautiful Boy "  by John Lennon
" The Perfect Fan "  by The Backstreet Boys
" Arms Wide Open " by Creed
" You Raise Me Up "  by Josh Groban
" The Man You've Become "  by Wedding Central
" You've Got A Friend In Me "  by Randy Newman
" Wind Beneath My Wings "  by Bette Midler
" Stand By Me"  by Ben E. King
" Simple Man "  by Lynard Skynard
" What A Wonderful World "  by Louis Armstrong
"In My Life "  by The Beatles
" Have I Told You Lately "  by Van Morrison
" I Am Your Child "  by Barry Manilow
" Unforgettable "  by Nat King & Natalie Cole
" Somewhere Over The Rainbow "  by Iz Kamakawiwo'ole
" Hero "  by Mariah Carey
" Angels "  by Randy Travis
" A Mother's Prayer "  by Jim Brickman
" The First Lady In My Life "  by Paul Todd
" Forever Young "  by Bob Dylan
" Then They Do "  by Trace Adkins
" Memories "  by Elvis Presley
" It's Your Song "  by Garth Brooks
" Tough Little Boys "  by Gary Allan
" Let Them Be Little "  by Lonestar
" Music Of My Heart "  by N'Sync
" Kind & Generous "  by Natalie Merchant
" Blessed"  by Elton John
" Days Like This "  by Van Morrison
" The Circle Game "  by Joni Mitchell
" I Will Always Love You "  by Whitney Houston
Parents & Anniversary Dance
These are usually two separate dances .
The Parents Dance : Is an opportunity for the Bride and Groom to dance  along with both sets of parents .
The Anniversary Dance : Is a dance in which all married couples dance together along with our
newlyweds . As the song progresses we ask couples to leave the dance floor by the number of years they
have been married . At the end of the dance we are left with our longest married couple .
" Unforgettable "  by Nat King Cole
" Could I Have This Dance "  by Anne Murray
" Through The Years "  by Kenny Rogers
" Just The Way You Are "  by Billy Joel
" Still The One "  by Orleans
" Have I Told You Lately "  by Van Morrison
" After All These Years "  by Journey
" Faithfully " by Journey
" As Time Goes By "  by Jimmy Durate
" What A Wonderful World "  by Louis Armstrong
" In My Life "  by The Beatles
" Unchained Melody "  by The Righteous Brothers
" Endless Love "  by Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
" Grow Old With Me " by Mary Chapin Carpenter
" It Had To Be You "  by Harry Connick Jr.
" I Could Not Ask For More "  by Edwin McCain
" I've Had The Time Of My Life " by Bill Medley
" Look At Us "  by Vince Gill
" L.O.V.E. "  by Nat King Cole
" The Best Is Yet To Come "  by Frank Sinatra
" Stand By Me "  by Ben E. King
" This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" by Natalie Cole
" When I'm 64"  by The Beatles
" You Are The Sunshine Of My Love " by Stevie Wonder
" Your Song " by Elton John
" In The Still Of The Night "  by The Five Satins
" I Just Called To Say I Love You " by Stevie Wonder
" At Last "  by Etta James
" Here , There and Everywhere " by The Beatles
" Colour My World " by Chicago
" Can't Help Falling In Love"  by Elvis Presley
" You're The Inspiration "  by Chicago
" The Way You Look Tonight "  by Tony Bennett
" Forever Young (Piano)"  by Rod Stewart
" How Sweet It is "  by James Taylor
" Memories "  by Elvis Presley
" I Love The Way You Love Me " by J.M.M
" Greatest Love Affair "  by Jeffery Osborne
" Somewhere Over The Rainbow "  by Iz Kamakawiwo'ole
" Your Love Amazes Me "  by John Berry
" Anniversary Waltz "  by Eddy Howard
" I Do ( Cherish You) "  by 98 Degrees
" Love Of A Lifetime "  by Lifehouse
" When A Man Loves A Woman " by Percy Sledge
" All Of Me "  by John Ledgend
" Keeper Of The Stars" by Tracy Byrd
" Everything I Do "  by Bryan Adams
Grand Entrance
This is the point we introduce our Bride , Groom and our wedding party
into the Reception . This very first event of the evening will set the tone
for your reception . Fun and Flirty , Upbeat / Party or Romantic.
Fun & Flirty
" I Do "  by Colbie Caillat
" Brighter Than The Sun " by Colbie Caillat
Any School Fight Song
" Firework " by Katy Perry
" Say Hey" by Michael Frantie & Spearhead
" Crazy Little Thing Called Love " by Queen
" Good Feeling " by Flo Rida
" Good Times "  by Owl City
" I'm A Believer " by The Monkeeys
"This Will Be ( An Everlasting Love)" by Natalie Cole
" So Happy Together " by The Turtles
" Walking On Sunshine " by Katrina & The Waves
" Better Life " by Keith Urban
" Best Days " by Matthew White
" Cruise " by Florida Georgia Line w/ Nelly
" Ring Of Fire " by Johnny Cash
" What'd I Say" by Ray Charles
" Soul Bossa Nova " from Austin Powers
" We Are Family " by Sister Sledge
" Love Train " by The O'Jays
" Life Is A Highway" by Rascal Flatts
" The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michael Jackson
" You Make My Dreams Come True" by Hall & Oats
"Signed,Sealed Delivered " by Stevie Wonder
" Happy"  by Pharrell Williams
" I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred
" Roar" by Katy Perry
" I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston
" Chapel Of Love " by The Dixie Cups
" You're The One That I Want " by Olivia Newton John
" We Can't Stop" by Miley Cyrus
"Accidentally In Love " by Counting Crows
" I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas
" Sirius" Chicago Bulls Entrance
" Thunder Struck" by AC/DC
" Fire Burning " by Sean Kingston
" Celebration "  by Kool & The Gang
" Crazy In Love "  by Beyonce'
" Forever" by Chris Brown
" Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins
" Bring Em Out" by T.I.
" Walk This Way" by Aerosmith & Run D.M.C.
" Right Round" by Flo Rida
" Everybody Have Fun Tonight" by Wang Chung
" Get The Party Started" by Pink
" Me & My Gang"  by Rascal Flatts
" Let's Get Loud" by Jennifer Lopez
" I'm So Excited" by The pointer Sisters
" Every Time We Touch" by Cascadia
" Right Now " by Van Halen
" Let's Get It Started" by The Black Eyed Peas
" Final Countdown " by Europe
"Now That We Found Love" by Heavy D & The Boyz
" We Will Rock You " by Queen
" Nothing But A Good Time" by Poison
" Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke
" Welcome To The Jungle" by Guns n Roses
" Timber" by Pitbull & Ke$ha
"I'm Sexy & I Know It" by LMFAO
" I Feel Good" by James Brown
" Sexy Back" by Justin Timberlake
" Marry Me " by Train
"1,2,3,4"  by The Plain White T's
" At Last" by Etta James or Beyonce'
" Lovely Day " by Bill Withers
" Marry You " by Bruno Marz
" Love Walks In" by Van Halan
" You're My Best Friend" by Queen
" Grow Old With You" by Adam Sandler
"Today I Met The Boy I'm Gonna Marry" by Darlene Love
"The Best Is Yet To Come" by Frank Sinatra
" Better Together"  by Jack Johnson
" Let My Love Open The Door" by Pete Townsend
" Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now " by Starship
" One Love" by Bob Marley
"All You Need Is Love" by The Beatles
" How Sweet It Is" by James Taylor
"Bitter Sweet Symphony " by The Verve
"L.O.V.E" by Nat King Cole
"I'm Yours" Jack Johnson
" By Your Side" by Sade
" You Are The Best Thing" by Ray LaMontange
" Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
"Eminence Front" by The Who
" Marry Me" by Jason Derulo
" The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson
Cake Cutting
"Chapel Of Love"  by  Dixie Cups
"Lips Like Sugar" by Echo & The Bunnymen
" How Sweet It Is" by James Taylor
"How Sweet It Is" by Michael Buble'
" Cut The Cake " by The Average White Band
"Ain't Love Sweet" by Hunter Hayes
"Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" by The Four Tops
"Sweet Love" by Anita Baker
"I Get A Kick Out Of You" by Frank Sinatra
"Ain't That A Kick In The Head" by Dean Martin
"Yummy,Yummy,Yummy" by Ohio Express
"Sweets For My Sweet" by The Drifters
"Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar
" When I'm 64" by The Beatles
" That's Amore'" by Dean Martin
"Love You Madly" by Cake
"The Sweetest Thing" by U2
"Love & Marriage" by Frank Sinatra
"L.O.V.E" by Nat King Cole
"By Your Side" By Sade
"Sweet Thing" by Keith Urban or John Mayer
"Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" by Thompson Sq
" The Sweetest Love" by Robin Thicke
"You're My Best Friend" by Queen
"This Will Be(An Everlasting Love)" by Natalie Cole
" Somewhere Over The Rainbow "  by Iz Kamakawiwo'ole
" The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson
"Happy Together" by The Turtles
"Ice Cream" by Sarah McLaughlin
"I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher
"Candy Man" by Christina Aguilera
"Build Me Up Buttercup" by The Foundations
"Accidentally In Love" by Counting Crows
"Is This Love ?" by Bob Marley
"Say Hey (I Love You)" by Michael Franti & Spearhead
"Recipe For Love" by Harry Connick Jr.
"Today Was A Fairy Tail" by Taylor Swift
"It Had To Be You" by Harry Connick Jr.
"Grow Old With You" by Adam Sandler
"You & Me" by Dave Matthews Band
"Better Together" by Jack Johnson
"Jaws Theme" by John Williams
"Sugar" by Flo Rida
"1,2,3,4" by The Plain White T's
"Firecracker" by Josh Turner
"I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow
" Be Mine" by David Gray
Bouquet Toss
"Girls Just Want To Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
"It's Raining Men" by The Weather Girls
"Ladies Night" by Kool & The Gang
"This Ones For The Girls" by Martina McBride
"Jump" by The Pointer Sisters
"It's In His Kiss(The Shoop Song)" by Betty Everett
" One Way Or Another" by Blondie
"Let's Get Loud" by Jennifer Lopez
"Respect" by Aretha Franklin
"All I Want To Do " by Sheryl Crow
"What A Girl Wants" by Christina Aguilera
"Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar
"Man, I Feel Like A Woman" by Shania Twain
"Holiday" by Madonna
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen
"Nasty" by Janet Jackson
"Wannabe" by The Spice Girls
"Maneater" by Hall & Oats
"P.Y.T"  by Michael Jackson
"Girls,Girls,Girls" by Motley Crue
"Milk Shake" by Kelis
"Foxey Lady" by Jimi Hendrix
"Glamorous" by Fergie
"Short Skirt , Long Jacket" by Cake
"Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani
"Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison
"Firework" by Katy Perry
"California Girls" by Katy Perry
"Crazy In Love" by Beyonce'
"Any Man Of Mine" by Shania Twain
" Little White Church" by Little Big Town
"Brick House" by The Commodores
"I'm So Excited" by The Pointer Sisters
"Whatta Man" by Salt-N-Pepa
"Let's Here It From The Boy" by Deniece Williams
"We Got The Beat" by The Go-Go's
"You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes
"Express Yourself" by Madonna
"Wishin' And Hopin" by Ani DeFranco
"Fever" by Peggy Lee
"She's A Lady" by Tom Jones
" Super Freak" by Rick James
"Lady Marmalade" from Moulian Rouge
"Timber" by Pitbull & Ke$ha
"I Love It" by Icona Pop
"Happy" by Pharrell Williams
"Dancing Queen" by Abba
"Candyman" by Christina Aguilera
"Somebody To Love" by Queen
Garter Toss
"Another One Bites The Dust" by Queen
"Leggs" by ZZ Top
"Foxey Lady" by Jimi Hendrix
"Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf
"The Stripper" by David Rose
"Peter Gunn Theme"
"Secret Agent Man" by Johnny Rivers
"Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
"Shaft Theme" by Isaac Hayes
"Mission Impossible Theme"
"Bad Boys" by Inner Circle
"Cherry Pie" by Warrant
"Pink Panther Theme"
"American Woman" by Lenny Kravitz
"Jump Around" by House Of Pain
"A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Presley
"U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer
"Soul Bossa Nova" from Austin Powers
"You Can Leave Your Hat On" by Joe Cocker
"Whoop There It Is" by Tag Team
"Wild Thing" by The Troggs
"Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZ Top
"Monday Night Football Theme"
"Right Round" by Flo Rida
"Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet
"That's How Country Boys Roll" by Billy Currington
"Boy's Round Here" by Blake Shelton
"Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins
"Pony" by Ginuwine
"Welcome To The Jungle" by Guns-N-Roses
""Gonna Fly Now(Rocky Theme)" Bill Conti
"Suit and Tie" by Justin Timberlake
"Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke
"Get Lucky" by Daft Punk
"Men In Black" by Will Smith
"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson
"Oh Yeah" by Yello
"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley
"Sexy Back" by Justin Timberlake
"Come and Get It" by Selena Gomez
"Big Pimpin'" by Jay Z
"Girls,Girls,Girls" by Motley Crue
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen
"Pretty Fly For A White Guy" by Offspring
"Hot In Here" by Nelly
"I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred
"Hot Mama" by Trace Adkins
"Ain't Too Proud To Beg" by The Temptations
"Girls" by The Beastie Boys
"Fire Burning" by Shawn Kingston
Last Dance
"Closing Time" by Simisonic
"Time Of My Life" by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warrens
"Goodnight Sweetheart" by The Spaindels
"Don't Stop Believin' " by Journey
"At Last" by Etta James
"Take Me Home Tonight" by Eddie Money
"Piano Man" by Billy Joel
"Hit The Road Jack" by Ray Charles
"Bye,Bye,Bye" by N-Sync
"This Will Be(An Everlasting Love)" by Natalie Cole
"The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra
"American Pie" by Don McLean
"I Could Not Ask For More" by Edwin McCain
"New York , New York" by Frank Sinatra
"These Are The Days" by 10,000 Maniacs
"One Of Those Nights" by Tim McGraw
"All You Need Is Love" by The Beatles
"Grow Old With You" by Adam Sandler
"Time Of Your Love" by Green Day
"We Are Young" by FUN
"Save The Best For Last" by Vanessa Williams
"One Love" by Bob Marley
"As Time Goes By" by Jimmy Durante
"All Of Me" by John Ledgend
"Marry Me" by Train
"Marry Me" by Jason DaRulo
"Ho Hey" by The Lumineers
"Home" by Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros
"Everybody" by The Blues Brothers
"The Best Is Yet To Come" by Frank Sinatra
"The Luckiest" by Ben Folds
"Glad You Came" by The Wanted
"Get Lucky" by Daft Punk
"Here's To Us" by Halestorm
"Tonight(Best You Ever Had)" by John Ledgend
"Give It All We Got Tonight" by George Strait
"Don't Stop The Party" by Pitbull
"The Time(Dirty Bit)" by The Black Eyed Peas
"Today Was A Fairy Tail" by Taylor Swift
"Should I Stay Or Should I Go" by The Clash
"My Way" by Frank Sinatra
"Beautiful Day" by U2
"Gittin' You Home" by Chris Young