50 Wedding Entrance Songs To Get This Party Started

"The party don't start till I walk in"

So you’ve gotten to the actually fun part of wedding planning, and you’re getting ready to pick one of the great wedding entrance songs. This is the song that will play while you and your brand-new spouse will walk into the wedding reception. You may also be picking a wedding party entrance song, and have your favorite people walk in to their own piece of music. (Though you can all walk in to one song, if you want to keep things short and sweet, or don’t want to do a crazy DJ fade between songs.)

But let’s take a quick time-out. If all this is making you feel a tiny bit overwhelmed, remember that you don’t actually have to do a big flashy musical entrance to your wedding. If a grand wedding entrance is that all-eyes-on-you moment that you live for, then read on, and find the perfect songs. But if you’re the kind of person who would rather slip into the reception, and escape all that extra attention? You can totally do that too. (Feel free to forget to mention this choice to any emotionally involved parents. Asking permission is harder than asking forgiveness, and all that.)

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But if you’re here for the grand entrance to the reception, there are two things to keep in mind when picking wedding entrance songs. First, you’ll likely want the wedding entrance song that’s easily recognizable (unless you’re going with a purely instrumental, movie score kind of moment). But assuming you’re going more pop-song, you’ll also ideally want to have an instrumental intro that the DJ won’t have to scream herself hoarse to be heard over. (And while we’re talking about introductions, remember that if neither of you are changing your name, the DJ can introduce you as “the newlyweds” or “the happy couple” or any phrase you pick. But it may be worth writing that phrase down on an index card on huge block letters along with the note, “If you introduce us at the new Mr. and Mrs. Smith, you’re dead.”)

"50 perfect wedding entrance songs" in pink lettering overlaying a photo of a couple joyfully entering their wedding reception

It’s also worth keeping in mind the next step on your wedding day timeline. If you’re beginning your first dance immediately after being introduced, you might not want to transition from hip hop to indie folk. Or do you want everyone to smile, applaud, and then sit down while dinner is being served? Maybe go for a tune that will be fun, but not wild. If you’re coming into the room and the next step is a raging dance party, then pick an all-out jam and get into it!

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As you’re picking your wedding entrance song, try to imagine the emotional moment. You’ve wrapped the ceremony. You just got EFFING MARRIED. You and your partner may have spent a few quiet moments together soaking in this huge commitment you just made… and now it’s time to party with everyone. So if you like walking into a room to the sound of raucous applause—or at least want to grab your opportunity to do just that—then this list of fifty of the best wedding entrance songs is for you.

Wedding Entrance Songs (For You And Your Wedding Party)

    1. “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé (ft. Jay-Z)
    2. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder
    3. “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” by Michael Jackson
    4. “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine
    5. “Turn Down for What” by DJ Snake and Lil Jon
    6. “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” by Dean Martin
    7. “XO” by Beyoncé
    8. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson (ft. Bruno Mars)
    9. “Suit and Tie” by Justin Timberlake (ft. Jay-Z)
    10. “Chelsea Dagger” by The Fratellis
    11. “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole
    12. “Good Life” by Kanye West (ft. T-Pain)
    13. “What I Like About You” by The Romantics
    14. “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris
    15. “Superfly” by Curtis Mayfield
    16. “We Found Love” by Rihanna (ft. Calvin Harris)
    17. “Animal” by Neon Trees
    18. “Starships” by Nicki Minaj
    19. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen
    20. “Could You Be Loved” by Bob Marley
    21. “Tell Me Something Good” by Chaka Khan and Rufus
    22. “5 Years Time” by Noah and the Whale
    23. “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
    24. “Say Hey (I Love You)” by Michael Franti & Spearhead
    25. “Rainbow” by Robert Plant
    26. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
    27. “For Once in My Life” by Stevie Wonder
    28. “SexyBack” by Justin Timberlake (ft. Timbaland)
    29. “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO
    30. “OMG” by Usher (ft. will.i.am)
    31. “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha
    32. “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake
    33. “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors
    34. “Classic” by MKTO
    35. “How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You” by James Taylor
    36. “Rollercoaster” by Bleachers
    37. “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities
    38. “Star Wars Theme Song” by John Williams
    39. “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” by Jet
    40. “Song 2” by Blur
    41. “Firework” by Katy Perry
    42. “Walking on a Dream” by Empire of the Sun
    43. “The Way You Move” by OutKast (ft. Sleepy Brown)
    44. “Everything Is Awesome” by Tegan and Sara
    45. “Howlin’ for You” by The Black Keys
    46. “Let’s Get It Started” by The Black Eyed Peas
    47. “Bring Em Out” by T.I. (ft. Swizz Beatz)
    48. “Seeing Stars” by Børns
    49. “Enter Sandman” by Metallica
    50. “Mi Gente” by J Balvin & Willy William

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What wedding entrance songs do you think totally work—and which ones do not? Married people: What wedding entrance songs did you use for you and your wedding party?

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