– The wedding reception introduction is a huge part of the fun to come. You want to make sure that the your grand entrance sets the mood for the night.
There are many ways to make an impression here. Lots of people today are really mixing it up and having some crazy dance-oriented multi-theme-song entrances, while other like to go with something more traditional. (See below to see OUR way.)
Here are some popular Wedding Party Reception Entrance song selections:
• I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
• Forever – Chris Brown
• Jay Z – Bring Em Out
• I’m Here For the Party – Gretchen Wilson
• Let’s Get it Started – Black Eyed Peas
• I Like To Move It
• Carmina Fortuna
• Rocky Theme -Gonna Fly Now
• Mission Impossible Theme
• Olympic Fanfare – Emerson, Lake & Palmer
• White Wedding – Billy Idol
• Star Wars Imperial March Theme
Whatever you choose, remember, it is a song that will set the mood for the evening. Below is an entrance I did recently for a great couple to Chris Brown’s “Forever”, at The Museum of Dance in Saratoga, NY.
I know you have spent countless hours surfing through lists jam-pack loaded with Huey Lewis and Bob Seger, but you have finally found the right list. Know this.
NO OLD FART WEDDING MUSIC PLEASE!
There are a whole lot of “Old Fart Wedding DJ Song Lists” littering our internet, written by semi-retired, gray-bearded, Grateful Dead Jerry Garcia-look-alike disc jockeys. These DJs get one gig a month and therefore had plenty of time to flood the web with their power-ballad favorites! Do you really want Dirty Dancing-like smarmy smash Delilah Show hits at your wedding?
Until now, in order to find good modern first dance songs ideas on the net, you had to weed through a whole host of artists with sweet mullets who are no longer relevant today. Most brides and grooms have no idea who these singers were and probably weren’t even alive yet when they were popular. This list concentrates on newer music of today. Here is my list:
TOP 100 MODERN FIRST DANCE WEDDING SONGS – NEW/ALTERNATIVE LIST, by Albany Wedding DJ Kenny Casanova, 2017
Adele – Make you feel my Love
Adele – Someone Like You
Alanis Morissette – Head Over Feet
Alicia Keys – Fallin’
Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You
All 4 One – I Swear
Ashlee Simpson – Pieces Of Me
Avril Lavigne – I’m With You
Ben Folds – The Luckiest
Barenaked Ladies – It’s All Been Done
Beyoncé – At Last (Remake of Etta James)
Brad Paisley – Then
Bright Eyes – First Day of My Life
Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars – Marry You
Carrie Underwood – Look At Me
Charlotte Church – Crazy Chick
Christina Aguilera – Beautiful
Christina Perry – A Thousand Years
Creed – With Arms Wide Open
Colbie Caillat – Bubbly
Colbie Caillat – I Do
Coldplay – Green Eyes
Coldplay – In My Place
Corrs – All The Love In The World
Counting Crows – Accidentally In Love
Dave Matthews Band – You and Me
Delta Goodrem – Out Of The Blue
Dido – Thank You
Dixie Chicks – Cowboy Take Me Away
Edwin McCain – I’ll Be
Edwin McCain – I could not ask for more
Ed Sheeran – Castle on The Hill
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You do
Enrique Iglesias – Hero
Frankie J with Baby Bash – Obsession (No Es Amor)
Frankie J – More Than Words
Foo Fighters – Everlong
Ginuwine – Differences
Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
Guy Sebastian – Angles Brought Me Here
Howie Day – Collide
Idena Menzel – Perfect Story
Ingrid Michaelson – I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
IZ Isreal Kamakawiwoʻole – Somewhere over The Rainbow
Jack Johnson -Banana Pancakes
Jack Johnson – Better Together
James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
Jason Mraz and Colbie Callait – Lucky
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Jennifer Lopez – Baby I Love You
John Michael Montgomery – I Swear
John Legend – All of Me
John Legend – Love Me Now
Josh Groban – You Raise Me Up
Katy Perry – Thinking Of You
K-Ci & JoJo – All My Life
Kelly Clarkson – A Moment Like This
Kelly Clarkson – Before Your Love
Kelly Clarkson – Thankful
Leane Womack – I Hope You Dance
Lonestar – Amazed
MAGIC! – No Regrets
Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved
Marc Broussard – Lucky
Michelle Branch – Game Of Love
Michael Buble – Everything
Mika – Love Today Miley Cyrus – The Climb
Monica and Usher – Slow Jam
Newton Faulkner – Dream Catch Me
Norah Jones- Those Sweet Words
Ne-Yo – Sexy Love
O-Town – Always
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
One Direction – Little Things
OneRepublic – Stop and Stare
Owl City – If My Heart Was A House
Plain White T’s – 1 2 3 4
Plain White T’s – Rhythm of Love
Paulini – Angel Eyes
Rascal Flats – My Wish
Ray LaMontagne – Hold You In My Arms
Ricki Lee – Love Is All Around
Rihanna – Umbrella
Rob Thomas – Little Wonders
Runner Runner – Can’t Hardly Wait
Sam Smith – How Will I Know (cover)
Santana & Chad Croeger – Into The Night
Sara Evans – I could not ask for more
Secondhand Serenade – Fall For You
Shakira – Underneath Your Clothes
Shania Twain – Always and Forever
Sixpence None The Richer – Kiss Me
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Stickwitu – Pussycat Dolls
Taylor Swift – Today Was a Fairytale
Taylor Swift – Ours
Train – Marry Me
Train – Play That Song
The Cure – Just Like Heaven
Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight
Uncle Kracker – Smile
Usher – U Got It Bad
U2 – Beautiful Day
Vanessa Amorosi – Perfect
Van Morrison – Days like This
Van Morrison – Faith in Me
Vanassa Carlton – A Thousand Miles
Westlife – Swear It Again
Most couples who are getting married want music that means something to them. No matter what the time frame was during their formative years, most brides getting married today have a boy band in the history of their formative years.
BOY BAND BY DEFINITION – is a vocal group consisting of young male singers, usually in their teenage years or in their twenties at the time of formation.
Being put together as a true “vocal group” with a target audience of young girls and Top 40 radio play, most boy band members do not play musical instruments (or at least did not until being heckled into doing so later in life.) Most boy bands, however, focus on dancing as well as singing, usually giving highly choreographed performances.
BOY BAND LIST ORGANIZED BY DECADES
A good host not only tries to create a party that reflects their best interests, but is also one who thinks about the people around them; their guests. Before selecting any music for your wedding, you really need to think about who your guests are. That means you should ask yourself a few questions…
Do you have more 80s, 90s, or Y2K people attending your party? What old boy band selections may be wonderful and fantastic for all attending? Not sure which boy bands came when and which would be the best for your audience?
Here is a general chronological boy band breakdown by decades:
1960s –The Osmonds, The Jackson 5, The Beatles, and The Monkees 1970s and 1980s – Menudo, New Edition, and New Kids on the Block 1990s – Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys, and ‘N Sync 2000s – Backstreet Boys, Westlife, Jonas Brothers, Super Junior and F4 2010s – NKOTBSB, Big Time Rush, One Direction, The Wanted, and the cheesy comebacks of 1990s-early 2000s “has-been” boy bands
TOP 150 BOY BAND SONG LIST OF ALL TIME
Most bubblegum boy bands are known for their beautiful love songs. They are also known during their peak for being awful and annoying. Never-the-less, most of these bubblegum tunes are the ones that stick with us (and haunt us as earworms) for the rest of our lives.
By the fall of 2013, here is a comprehensive look at the main radio hits of most of the boy bands to date….
112 – Cupid 112 – Only You-Bad Boy Remix 112 – Peaches & Cream 2gether – The Hardest Part About Breaking Up (Is Getting Back Your Stuff) 3T – Anything 98º – 98 Degrees – Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche) 98º – 98 Degrees – I Do (Cherish You) 98º – 98 Degrees – Invisible Man 98º – 98 Degrees – My Everything 98º – 98 Degrees – The Hardest Thing All 4 One – I Swear All-4-One – I Can Love You Like That Az Yet – Hard To Say I’m Sorry (featuring Peter Cetera) Az Yet – Last Night Backstreet Boys – All I Have To Give Backstreet Boys – As Long As You Love Me Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way Backstreet Boys – I’ll Never Break Your Heart Backstreet Boys – If You Want To Be A Good Girl (Get Yourself A Bad Boy) Backstreet Boys – Larger Than Life Backstreet Boys – Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) Backstreet Boys – Shape Of My Heart Backstreet Boys – Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely Backstreet Boys – The Call Backstreet Boys – We’ve Got It Goin’ On Blackstreet – Before I Let You Go Blackstreet – Don’t Leave Me Blackstreet – No Diggity Boyz II Men – 4 Seasons Of Loneliness Boyz II Men – End Of The Road Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love To You Boyz II Men – In The Still Of The Nite (I’ll Remember) Boyz II Men – It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday Boyz II Men – Motownphilly Boyz II Men – On Bended Knee Boyz II Men – Water Runs Dry Boyz II Men – Yesterday Crazy Town – Butterfly Dru Hill – How Deep Is Your Love Dru Hill – In My Bed Dru Hill – Never Make A Promise Dru Hill – Tell Me Dru Hill – These Are The Times Evan And Jaron – Crazy For This Girl Foxy Brown – Get Me Home Hanson – A Minute Without You Hanson – I Will Come To You Hanson – MMMBop Hanson – Speechless Hanson – This Time Around Hanson – Where’s The Love Imajin – Shorty (You Keep Playin’ With My Mind) Immature – Never Lie Immature – Please Don’t Go Immature – Watch Me Do My Thing Immature – We Got It Jackson 5 – ABC Jackson 5 – I Want You Back Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There Jackson 5 – Never Can Say Goodbye Jackson 5 – The Love You Save Jackson 5 – Who’s Loving You Jodeci – Come And Talk To Me Remix Jodeci – Cry For You Jodeci – Freek’n You Jodeci – Lately Jonas Brothers – S.O.S. LFO – Every Other Time LFO – Summer Girls Lifehouse – Hanging By A Moment Lyte Funkie Ones – Girl On TV Lyte Funkie Ones – Summer Girls Menudo – Hold Me N Sync – (God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You N Sync – Bye Bye Bye N Sync – Digital Get Down N Sync – For The Girl Who Has Everything N Sync – Giddy Up N Sync – Girlfriend N Sync – Gone N Sync – Here We Go N Sync – I Just Wanna Be With You N Sync – I Thought She Knew N Sync – I Want You Back N Sync – I’ll Be Good For You N Sync – It Makes Me Ill N Sync – It’s Gonna Be Me N Sync – No Strings Attached N Sync – Tearin’ Up My Heart N Sync – That’s When I’ll Stop Loving You N Sync – Thinking Of You (I Drive Myself Crazy) N Sync – This I Promise You N Sync – Up Against The Wall New Edition – Cool It Now New Edition – I’m Still In Love With You New Edition – If It Isn’t Love New Edition – Popcorn Love New Kids On The Block – Hangin’ Tough New Kids On The Block – Step By Step New Kids On The Block – You Got It (The Right Stuff) No Authority – Can I Get Your Number – A Girl Like One Direction – Beggin On Your Knees One Direction – Best Song Ever One Direction – Just Can’t Let Her Go One Direction – Kiss You One Direction – Live While We’re Young One Direction – One Direction – Little Things One Direction – One Thing One Direction – One Thing One Direction – One Way Or Another One Direction – Over Again One Direction – Up All Night One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful O-Town – All Or Nothing Savage Garden – Crash And Burn Savage Garden – I Knew I Loved You Savage Garden – I Want You Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply Soul For Real – Candy Rain Soul For Real – Every Little Thing I Do SoulDecision – Faded Take That – Back For Good – Radio Mix Take That – How Deep Is Your Love Take That – Promises Take That – Relight My Fire Take That – When We Were Young The Monkees – Al Little bit of me The Monkees – Daydream Believer The Monkees – I’m A Believer The Monkees – Last Train To Clarksville The Monkees – Mary, Mary The Monkees – Pleasant Valley Sunday The Monkees – Stepping Stone The Monkees – Valleri The Osmonds – Double Lovin’ The Osmonds – Go Away Little Girl The Osmonds – Hey Girl The Osmonds – I Knew You When The Osmonds – One Bad Apple The Osmonds – Puppy Love” The Osmonds – Sweet and Innocent The Osmonds – Yo-Yo The Wanted – Glad You Came Voices of Theory – Say It Westlife – My Love
We at www.TheDJservice.com hope you enjoyed this horrible Top 150 Boyband music playlist of all time! (I personally hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I hated creating it.)
If you are planning a wedding in Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs or anywhere else in the world, I’m sure you have already figured out that there millions of components to think about. The catering service, the venue location, the food selections / menu, the DJ, the cocktail hour, the clothing, the decoration, the centerpieces, the flower arrangements, the bouquet, the favors, did I forget something? Wait! Wait!! Have you even stopped to think about the ceremony yet?
The selection for the music for your wedding ceremony is always a tough task. My customers from Albany, NY to Saratoga Springs come to me all the time and say, “Kenny! Where do I start? I don’t know what any of that music is called or when it even happens!” It’s actually not so difficult. Hang on to you garter… here is a crash course Cliff Notes edition to wedding ceremony layouts for dummies:
Music for your wedding ceremony is important. This part of the day is the serious time set aside where the bride and groom express their feelings for one another and exchange their vows. That means, all in all, the ceremony is the time set aside for the mushy stuff. Therefore, you probably want to think about slower classical wedding music, new age, or very slow classic rock or pop ballads.
No matter how you look at, there are a few stages to a wedding ceremony, before the bride and groom say I do:
PRELUDE – There should be about four or five songs played as a prelude when the guests are seated. These can be anything, but keep in mind, these selections set the atmosphere for the guests. If you have no music playing, it feels more like a funeral than a wedding, so the prelude is important! The actual song selections should be light and elegant, modern or traditional to your liking.
PROCESSIONAL – The groomsmen and the groom usually move to the front from the side. They do not walk down the aisle, This signifies that the ceremony is about to formally begin. There are two songs during the processional: one song is chosen for when the bridesmaids enter, and the other song is to be the most dramatic choice, selected for play when the bride walks down the aisle.
RECESSIONAL – One last song is played after the kiss for the bride and groom to walk back up the aisle to. Think happy! The music played in the recessional, should symbolize the happiness of the couple’s new life together.
If you are like many, you probably want the traditional classic wedding music, but have NO CLUE what the songs are called. Here is my playlist when I am told to play the traditional favorites:
EXTRA SELECTIONS – There can be additional specialized songs selecte at different points in the ceremony, depending on the actual ceremony itself. Sometimes a special song can be played during or after the exchanging the rings and vows, and the lighting a unity candle.
RESTRICTIONS – Some churches have rules about wedding songs used during your ceremony so be sure to ask your clergy person or officiant! Remember, if you are non-traditional, you might get a kick out of white wedding, but your reverend may very well not be a Billy Idol fan.
There is a growing trend to get away from the traditional classic music. However, it is recommended that you shy away from anything upbeat. Adding too much craziness to the ceremony is not recommended, because it takes away from the seriousness of the union at hand.
For your wedding ceremony, your music selections should all probably still be softer and with a slower tempo. However, that doesn’t mean you have do the same thing everyone does.You can totally customize the song selection to fit your taste. There is plenty of good music out there that may be better suited for you than classical music. One of the most moving bridal marches I have seen was set to Enya’s “Only Time.” However, the most memorable one was last summer, when I had a bride who walked down the aisle to Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” so go figure.
There are so many LAME cheesy old wedding song lists on the internet, that from time to time, I wonder if people are actually writing new DJ lists or just passing along the same irrelevant out-dated crap. Can you say Delilah Show?
Here is 2015 list of songs that could work very well at your wedding for those of you looking for modern new songs that you can slow dance to.
TOP 25 WEDDING MUSIC LINK SONG LIST FOR 2015
Most of these songs are tracks released this year, or maybe a year or so old, but you certainly won’t find oldies here:
Classical music versions of rock music for your wedding
This article is a list of rock and pop songs that would be great for your wedding ceremony. A fresh way to to add a little rock to your ceremony without changing the serious atmosphere that you would like to set is to play some classical and acoustic versions of songs that people may already recognize. In doing so, your guests enjoy the classical version of the cover song, but you keep the mood desired for the serious moment at hand.
Wedding Ceremony Song Artist Idea List
Apocalyptica (Mostly Classical Versions of Metallica)
Vitamin String Orchestra
Philadelphia String Quartet
Penguin Cafe Orchestra
The Arditti Quartet & of yesteryear, .
The Section Quartet (Fuzzbox and other pop.rock covers by Coldplay etc)
Vitamin String Quartet Wedding Ceremony Song List
Pretty much every track released by the Vitamin String Quartet could turn out to be a really good choice for music at your wedding ceremony. However, here are some standout choices for wedding ceremony music that come to mind by the Vitamin String Quartet.
“A Moment Like This” (originally by Kelly Clarkson)
“Because You Loved Me” (originally by Celine Dion)
“Breathe” (originally by Faith Hill)
“Candle in the Wind” (originally by Elton John)
“Dare You to Move” (originally by Switchfoot)
“Fallin'” (originally by Alicia Keys)
“Fireflies” (originally by Owl City)
“Head Over Feet” (originally by Alanis Morissette)
“Hero” (originally by Mariah Carey)
“Hey There, Delilah” (originally by Plain White T’s)
“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (originally by Aerosmith)
“I Wanna Love You Forever” (originally by Jessica Simpson)
“I’ll Be There” (originally by Mariah Carey)
“In My Place” (originally by Coldplay)
“In Your Eyes” (originally by Peter Gabriel)
“Love Story” (originally by Taylor Swift)
“My All” (originally by Mariah Carey)
“My Heart Will Go On” (originally by Celine Dion)
“She Will Be Loved” (originally by Maroon 5)
“Standing Still” (originally by Jewel)
“Sweet Surrender” (originally by Sarah McLachlan)
“Take My Breath Away” (originally by Jessica Simspon)
“The Only Time” (originally by Enya)
“This Kiss” (originally by Faith Hill)
“Wait For You” (originally by Elliot Yamin)
“When You Believe” (originally by Mariah Carey)
“Where You Are” (originally by Jessica Simpson)