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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 walk into the wedding reception. You may also pick out 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. Or, of course, if you don’t want to wrangle your people during the reception, you don’t have to include others at all.)

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.)

But if you’re here for the grand entrance to the reception, there are a few things to keep in mind when picking wedding entrance songs. We spoke with Gabby Saucedo, also known as DJ Lady Q and the DJ Meg hired for her ten year anniversary party, and she said the most important thing is not to stress too much. “Whatever song the couple feels is “the” one is in fact the one. It doesn’t matter what the song is or how it sounds, that’s the song. Ideally, it’s a love/celebration song that the audience knows the couple turns up to…if they’re already thinking of a song (even a little bit) THAT is THE song.” But if you don’t have something in mind specifically already? That’s okay! Gabby says couples can ask themselves a few questions about their taste and the vibe they want to help narrow the process: “Let’s suppose a couple doesn’t have a specific song in mind and wants a song that will make the party go off. First, I would consider the ‘style’ of the couple. Do they prefer modern gadgets and listen to the top hits? Or are they more old school and like classic hits that everyone gets down to? Are there any artists that the couple loves a lot?”

As Gabby notes, you’ll likely want a wedding entrance song that’s easily recognizable, but you may want it to be a little unexpected, too. We talked to Matthew Rubino, DJ and co-owner of The Flashdance, and he said “People bring the Flashdance to a wedding to bring that festival or club energy to the dance party, so the grand entrance is a great time to set the tone and get your guests hyped! Go for something fun/upbeat and that will get people’s attention. A song people enjoy and that perhaps they wouldn’t expect to hear at a wedding.”

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.”

Wedding Entrance Songs graphic with a couple dancing

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. We got input from Gabby Saucedo, Matthew with The Flashdance and his co-owner Michael Anotnia, and our own APW staff to compile this list, and of course we’d love to see your picks in the comments, too.

Wedding Entrance Songs (For You And Your Wedding Party)

    1. “Higher Love” by Kygo, Whitney Houston
    2. “Closer” by Tegan and Sara
    3. “Me!” by Taylor Swift
    4. “Good as Hell” by Lizzo
    5. “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” by Kane Brown
    6. “High Hopes” by Panic! At the Disco
    7. “Throw it Back” Missy Elliott
    8. “Do You Realize?” by The Flaming Lips
    9. “Close to Me” by Ellie Goulding
    10. “I Don’t Care” by Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber
    11. “I Found You” by Andy Grammer
    12. “Sunflower” by Post Malone, Swae Lee
    13. “If I Can’t Have You” by Shawn Mendes
    14. “I Like It” by Cardi B.
    15. “Your Love is My Drug” by Kesha
    16. “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé (ft. Jay-Z)
    17. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder
    18. “Turn Down for What” by DJ Snake and Lil Jon
    19. “XO” by Beyoncé
    20. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson (ft. Bruno Mars)
    21. “Suit and Tie” by Justin Timberlake (ft. Jay-Z)
    22. “Chelsea Dagger” by The Fratellis
    23. “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole
    24. “Good Life” by Kanye West (ft. T-Pain)
    25. “What I Like About You” by The Romantics
    26. “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris
    27. “Superfly” by Curtis Mayfield
    28. “We Found Love” by Rihanna (ft. Calvin Harris)
    29. “Animal” by Neon Trees
    30. “Starships” by Nicki Minaj
    31. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen
    32. “Could You Be Loved” by Bob Marley
    33. “Tell Me Something Good” by Chaka Khan and Rufus
    34. “5 Years Time” by Noah and the Whale
    35. “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
    36. “Say Hey (I Love You)” by Michael Franti & Spearhead
    37. “Rainbow” by Robert Plant
    38. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
    39. “For Once in My Life” by Stevie Wonder
    40. “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO
    41. “OMG” by Usher (ft. will.i.am)
    42. “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake
    43. “Classic” by MKTO
    44. “Rollercoaster” by Bleachers
    45. “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities
    46. “Star Wars Theme Song” by John Williams
    47. “Firework” by Katy Perry
    48. “Walking on a Dream” by Empire of the Sun
    49. “The Way You Move” by OutKast (ft. Sleepy Brown)
    50. “Everything Is Awesome” by Tegan and Sara
    51. “Howlin’ for You” by The Black Keys
    52. “Bring Em Out” by T.I. (ft. Swizz Beatz)
    53. “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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