Planning your wedding includes choosing the songs you want played at your reception. Aside from the first dance and Father/Daughter dance, you need upbeat, fun music that gets the crowd on the dance floor. Of course, there should be times where you slow things down too – bring out those couples and enjoy a little slow dancing.
The list below is a compilation of the top wedding songs for 2019. The mixture includes new/trending songs as well as a few oldies but goodies that everyone expects to hear at weddings. Of course, the playlist is up to you, but these are the top songs many couples enjoy.
The Top Requested Songs of 2019
Old Town Road (remix) by Lil Nas X and featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
Senorita by Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello
The Git Up by Blanco Brown
Thank u Next by Ariana Grande
Sunflower by Post Malone & Swae Lee
Wow by Post Malone
Thunder by Imagine Dragons
Happier by Marshmello & Bastille
Hey Look Ma, I Made It by Panic! at the Disco
Y.M.C.A by The Village People
Sweet but Psyche by Ava Max
Havana by Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug
Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
Happy by Pharrell Williams
Doin’ Time by Lana del Ray
Tempo by Lizzo featuring Missy Elliott
Someone you Loved by Lewis Capaldi
Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
Speechless by Dan + Shay
Good as You by Kane Brown
When I Fall in Love by Michael Buble
Beautiful Crazy by Luke Combs
Perfect by Ed Sheeran
Lover by Taylor Swift
Choosing the Right Songs at Your Wedding
The list above is the most requested songs for weddings so far this year. But, your wedding is about you. If these songs don’t resonate with you, don’t request them. We suggest that you and your fiancé sit down and make a list of ‘must-have’ songs at your wedding. What are your music styles? Are they the same or do they differ?
Together you can create a list of the songs you agree on and a few that you both need/want for yourselves. There’s nothing wrong with having different music styles and meeting somewhere in the middle. It’s the start of your compromising as husband and wife.
Creating the Perfect Reception
Your music is a big part of the reception. It can make or break the mood. Work with a qualified DJ that will honor your requests but have the ability to read the room. If the music isn’t jiving with the crowd, your DJ should have the ability to switch things up and engage the crowd. If your ideal wedding includes a crowded dance floor, choose a DJ that has the experience, knowledge, and desire to get the crowd doing no matter what.
In the meantime, choose the songs that mean the most to you and make you want to hit the dance floor. Chances are your guests will follow – after all, you are the reason they are there to celebrate!