Top 50 Pop Songs for Wedding Receptions

by | May 14, 2019 | Blog, Melbourne, Sydney

Music is integral to your wedding. Guests will spend a good portion of their time on the dance floor, so you want to make sure there is plenty of wedding entertainment to keep them having a good time. As wedding celebrations and after parties go, Pop Music will, by definition, appeal to a wide audience at your wedding. Pop Music is short for “popular music” and can include a good mix of different styles, from rock to hip-hop. The musical diversity will keep your wedding guests moving all night long and help create the kind of ambience that separates ordinary weddings from spectacular ones!




The Lily Road has compiled an extensive list of the top 50 pop songs for weddings, to make your wedding planning (and life) easier.

The first dance

One of the highlights of your wedding is the first dance. It can be challenging choosing which song will accent that moment perfectly.

A few popular choices are:

  • Ed Sheeran’s sweet and soulful Perfect duet with Beyoncé
  • John Legend’s tender All of Me
  • Marry Me by Train
  • The beautiful How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding
  • Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s fantastic duet Shallow

Lily Road Band wedding dance

The father of the bride

The moment a father dances with his daughter at her wedding is one of the most touching during any wedding reception. There are quite a few songs that can set off the moment. Such as:

  • Mitski’s Two Slow Dancers
  • Mumford and Son’s emotional There Will be Time
  • TheMoon River cover by Frank Ocean
  • Bruno Mars’ upbeat Count on Me
  • Daddy by Beyoncé

Top 20 Father and Daughter Dance Songs for Weddings

Songs to make your guests move their feet to the beat

Of course, wedding music is more than just for the traditional first dances. It’s also for your guests to get up and a bust a move, after all, a wedding reception is a celebration of the love of two people. You want a celebratory atmosphere where your friends and loved ones can relax, let down their hair, and enjoy the day along with you and your love.

The Top 50 Songs for Weddings to Pack the Dance Floor

There is a wide selection of great songs to get everyone moving on your wedding day such as:

  • The catchyAll I do is Winby DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, and T-Pain will have your guests throwing their hands up
  • Single Ladiesby Beyoncé is always a great song for all the single ladies in your wedding party and perfect for the bouquet toss
  • Since we’re talking about Queen Bey, Love on Topis a classic song for your wedding reception
  • Katy Perry’s Firework
  • Honey, I’m Good by Andy Grammer
  • The smile-inducing Youngblood by 5 Seconds of Summer
  • The techno-influenced So Close to Youby Calvin Harris
  • Lil’ Jon and DJ Snake’s Turn Down for Whatstill goes off and will have your guests on their feet
  • Beyoncé again, this time with her husband, Crazy in Loveis always a great dance choice
  • The infectious Cake by the Oceanby DNCE
  • Justin Timberlake’s feel-good Can’t Stop the Feelingis always a hit, your guests will be dancing and smiling
  • Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars
  • Best Day of my Lifeby American Authors
  • Bad Bunny and Drake’s salsa-infused MIA
  • Eastside, the epic collaboration between Halsey, Khalid, and Benny Blanco
  • Ride a Horse, Save a Cowboyby Big and Rich
  • I Gotta Feelingby the Black Eyed Peas is the quintessential wedding reception jam
  • Cardi B and Bruno Mars’ song Finesse
  • Another Cardi B and Bruno Bars collaboration, Please Me, is also perfect for a slower jam
  • Shiningby DJ Khalid, featuring Beyoncé and Jay-Z
  • Riley Green’s There was this Girl
  • Here with Me by Marshmello featuring Chvrches
  • The cover of Take on Meby Weezer
  • Better when I’m Dancingby Meghan Trainor
  • Ciara’s high-energy dance tune, Level Up
  • In My Feelings by Drake
  • French Montana and Swae Lee’s dancehall-inspired Unforgettable
  • Countdown by Beyoncé
  • Janelle Monáe’s Make Me Feel
  • Good as Hell by Lizzo
  • Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe
  • Close to Me by Ellie Goulding featuring Diplo and Swae Lee
  • Shut up and Dance by Jason Derulo Featuring Lay and NCT 127
  • Portugal the Man, featuring The Outlaws with their hit Feel it Still 
  • Shape of you by Ed Sheeran
  • Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris’One Kiss
  • What Lovers Do by Maroon 5 featuring SZA
  • Ella Mai’sBoo’d Up
  • All the Starsby Kendrick Lemar featuring SZA
  • The J Balvin, William song Mi Gente, featuring Beyoncé

Wedding bands

When choosing your wedding band for your wedding entertainment, you want to find a group that can cover these songs and brings them to life. The right wedding singers or wedding bands can make a big difference during your reception.

About Lily Road

Lily Road is the best wedding band in Australia. As both a Melbourne wedding band and a wedding band Sydney we play all types of popular wedding songs. Check out our videos and live show pages! To book our wedding band, simply contact

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