Top 10 Wedding Reception Songs to Play

Music is one of the secrets that add fantastic and beautiful atmosphere during a wedding event. It creates additional mood to make the occasion a lot more memorable, livelier, and perhaps dramatic. Since there are many good love and wedding songs available to play, it will be difficult to choose the right ones for your own special day. To narrow down your choices, here are some of the best wedding songs that you can play or hear during the reception.

Random Songs for the Entire Night

At the reception, it is important that you, your spouse, and guests are enjoying every bit of the moment. So, while everyone is having a chow down with the delicious and great foods you have prepared, let some songs be played in the background. Here are top 10 wedding songs that the band can play or some artist can sing.

1. Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers

“Oh my love, my darling I’ve hungered for your touch” is a very popular line of this classic love song by the The Righteous Brothers. It’s one of the most popular songs for many years, even until these modern days. From the melody to the words, it is a very romantic song to play during this kind of lovely celebration.

2. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole

My personal favorite line of the lyrics of this song is “Unforgettable in every way…And forever more, that’s how you’ll stay”. Words do it justice that the song is very ideal for a wedding.

3. I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis Presley

Who would not know this song by Elvis Presley, too? This is yet another great classic song that a band can play live. It has been sang with many versions from pop to hippy. It does not matter if this is played with just a piano, or with some strings like acoustic guitar and ukulele, because it’s a great song for any wedding event.

4. Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart

This is also a very famous classic love song that can be selected on the wedding song list. It would be so fantastic to have Rod Stewart singing it live, but that’s not always possible for some reasons, so if you want this to be sang live, choose a good one who can sing it like the original.

5. The Power Of Love – Celine Dion

There are many good songs of Celine Dion to select from, but “The Power of Love” is the best choice for a wedding celebration. This has to be sung by a female, with a powerful vocal range, because you know very well how high the notes are.

6. From This Moment On – Shania Twain

Like Dion, Shania Twain has a compilation of great love songs. Among the popular and beautiful songs to play on a wedding reception is “From This Moment On”. The words are literally meant for lovers who have to spend their lives with each other.

7. Ribbon In The Sky – Stevie Wonder

This next song by Stevie Wonder is also a special song to play during this wonderful event. Considered a classic and jazz song, itt is romantic and passionate in terms of the melody.

8. At Last – Etta James

“At Last” is also a classic song with jazzy blues element. In fact, it can be played for a slow dance, too. This means the newlyweds may choose it during their first dance.

9. The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra

Among the favorite classic songs is from the famous Frank Sinatra called “The Way You Look Tonight”. The words from the beginning to the end of this song make it a perfect music to play for this joyful occasion.

10. True Companion – Marc Cohn

The beautiful words of this song can make any bride melt. Hence, a very nice choice to play during the wedding of two lovebirds.

The First Dance Songs

While the songs above can be chosen for the most awaited first dance of the couple, here are additional ones to select from.

1. Never My Love – The Association
2. All My Life – K – Ci and Jojo
3. Someone Like You – Van Morrison
4. Cross My Heart – George Strait
5. Angel Eyes – Jeff Healy Band
6. You Had Me From Hello – Kenny Chesney
7. Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins
8. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
9. Could not Ask for More – Edwin McCain
10. In My Life – The Beatles
11. Everytime I Close My Eyes – Babyface
12. Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You – Frankie Valli
13. I Finally Found Someone – Barbara Streisand
14. My Valentine – Martina McBride
15. Destiny – Jim Brickman

There is no doubt why these songs are listed on the top and best songs of all time. The lyrics and melody explain it all, but it’s better that you listen to one of them, in case you haven’t, especially those songs that you never heard throughout your life, or perhaps you have forgotten that some of those songs do exist.

When you select songs for your wedding, always carefully read the words as they reflect what you need to tell to each other for the rest of your life as husband and wife. That must be the basis of how you choose love songs for your beautiful and unforgettable wedding.


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