December 23, 2021

Best Wedding Reception Songs

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Do you want to make sure your guests have a great time at your wedding? One of the most memorable parts of a wedding is the dance floor and, of course, the music! Picking the perfect playlist can be tricky, I mean there are SO many songs to choose from. After having been to countless reception dance floors, I made a list of some of my favorite classic rock songs that might not be on your wedding reception song list, but definitely deserve a spot! 


  1. Listen to the Music by The Doobie Brothers
  2. Wild Night by Van Morrison
  3. Louie Louie by The Kingsmen
  4. Say You Love Me by Fleetwood Mac
  5. Suzie Q by Creedence Clearwater Revival

So, did any of these make your list? If not, definitely give them a listen! If you loved these songs, I made a special playlist for you, with over 30 of my favorite classic rock songs for your wedding reception (you’re welcome). Scroll to the bottom of this post to check it out!

Here are a few more tips to keep in mind when creating your perfect wedding reception playlist:


Choose songs that are nostalgic! Music links to memories in a very special way, so choose songs that bring back happy memories for you and your partner! Plus, it’s more fun for everyone if the songs are recognizable, instead of whatever is on the Top 40’s list right now. 


To make sure that all of your guests get up on that dance floor and have the best time, pick music that works for a variety of ages and genre preferences (don’t forget about the grandparents)! Include a variety of tempos, genres, artists, and decades to make sure there’s something for everyone. And, if you’re planning on having young kids at the reception, don’t forget to use the clean version of any song to avoid any awkward moments! 

As promised, here’s my wedding playlist of over 30 classic rock songs to play at your reception!

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