When you think of wedding reception music, there are probably some cliché songs that pop up into your head. Hits like “Electric Slide” and “Don’t Stop Believin'” have been played so much that they’ve become boring choices to play at your wedding.

Best New Wedding Reception Songs

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Newsflash: You can have current music at your wedding reception! We’ve compiled a few of the best wedding reception songs from the last year, a few upbeat ones and some slow ones, for a wedding playlist that’ll get the party started.

“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars

This is a great choice if you’re going to have a choreographed dance number or if you just want to coax the older folks onto the dance floor.

“All of Me” by John Legend

Need a first dance song? This is a great choice. It’d also be a good one for the groom to dedicate to the bride.

“Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon

If you haven’t heard this song, you’re missing out. Seriously, everyone will feel the urge to dance with this one.

“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

Now this a romantic one. Slow dance alert!

“Cheerleader” by OMI

Just listen to the lyrics. If you’re getting married, then you’re probably each other’s cheerleaders.

“Honey I’m Good” by Andy Grammer

This is a good one for both country and pop-lovers alike.

“Coming Home” by Leon Bridges

Despite this being a new song, it sounds like it’s something straight out of the 50’s.

“Time of Our Lives” by Pitbull and Ne-Yo

Crank this one at the height of the night, and it’ll get the dance floor pumping.

“Sugar” by Maroon 5

The music video for this song even features a wedding reception.

“Love You Like That” by Canaan Smith

This country ballad is romantic and lovely, just like the bride and groom.

What’s your favorite song on the list?

 

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