Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Wedding Reception songs of all time 2017, Your really, really big day. And you want everything to be just perfect. From the decorations, to the service, the tuxes and dresses. There’s a lot to remember, and a lot to do.
And the reception. Of course, the reception, where guests will expect a big spread for feasting, drinking, and dancing. But you have to have the perfect music for your reception, right?
No worries! We’ve done the homework for you and come up with the perfect tunes to make the celebration of your wedding day an event to remember forever. Once your deejay starts spinning these all-time classic hits that make for the perfect wedding reception music, you and your guests will be celebrating your wedding day and having the time of their lives.
- 10. CELEBRATION – Kool And The Gang
- 9. BEST OF MY LOVE – The Emotions
- 8. CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT – Elton John
- 7. I GOTTA FEELING – Black Eyed Peas
- 6. BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD – Rascal Flatts
- 5. TWIST AND SHOUT – The Beatles
- 4. I GOT YOU BABE – Sonny And Cher
- 3. BROWN EYED GIRL – Van Morrison
- 2. CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE – Barry White
- 1. THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT – Frank Sinatra
Here we present the list of top 10 best Wedding Reception songs of all time 2017.
10. CELEBRATION – Kool And The Gang
This can’t miss hit has been a staple for weddings, sporting events and all sorts of parties since its 1980 release. Celebration knocked Blondie’s The Tide Is High from its number one perch on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on February 7, 1981, and stayed there for two weeks before being supplanted by Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5. Celebration went on to reach the top of the Billboard Dance and R&B charts, as well as becoming an international success, rising to number 7 in the UK. Gaining heavy airplay all year, Celebration was Kool And The Gang’s only number one hit, but it has stood the test of time as one of the all-time great party songs.
9. BEST OF MY LOVE – The Emotions
From 1977, this monster hit from The Emotions will lay down the perfect groove for your reception. Certified platinum in the US and silver in the UK, Best Of My Love stayed at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for five weeks, as well as placing at number seven on the disco chart. The Emotions won a Grammy award for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and also won an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Single. Best Of My Love was listed at number 87 on The Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs.
8. CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT – Elton John
Disney’s 1994 epic animated film The Lion King became one of the biggest-selling films of all time and spawned several popular songs, including Circle of Life, I Just Can’t Wait to Be King, Be Prepared, and Hakuna Matata. But it was Elton John’s Can You Feel the Love Tonight which had the most commercial success as an international hit, charting in the UK, reaching number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and hitting number one in France, where it sold 11 million copies. The big hit went on to win the 1994 Academy Award for Best Original Song, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, as well as earning Elton John the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
7. I GOTTA FEELING – Black Eyed Peas
This 2009 smash from the Black Eyed Peas is perfect for your reception. Rocketing to number one on an incredible 20 charts worldwide, I Gotta Feeling won the Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. The hit spend 14 consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the longest-running single of 2009, noted as the third most successful song of the decade in Australia, and shattered records with over 8.6 million downloads in the U.S. I Gotta Feeling holds the record as the most downloaded song on iTunes of all time.
6. BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD – Rascal Flatts
Originally penned in 1994 by Marcus Hummon, Bobby Boyd and Jeff Hanna, Bless The Broken Road was first recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Several other acts recorded the tune, but it was the country trio Rascal Flatts who included the song on their 2004 album “Feels Like Today,” and saw the song rise to number one on the Hot Country Singles and Tracks charts, where it remained for five weeks, ultimately winning a Grammy award for Best Country Song. Bless The Broken Road earned a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. The huge hit went on to sell almost 3.5 million downloads.
5. TWIST AND SHOUT – The Beatles
Now, who wouldn’t live having their wedding reception visited by the Fab Four? Penned in 1961 by Phil Spectre and Bert Berns, Twist And Shout was recorded by several acts, including The Righteous Brothers, The Top Notes and The Who. But it was The Beatles who included it on their “Please Please Me” album in 1963. The hit reached number 2 on April 4, 1964, during the week that the top five places on the chart were all Beatles singles. Ironically, Twist And Shout was unable to unseat the number one hit, which also happened to be a Beatles tune, Can’t Buy Me Love.
4. I GOT YOU BABE – Sonny And Cher
Perhaps serving as an answer to Bob Dylan’s cynical It Ain’t Me, Babe, Sonny Bono penned this hit late one night in his basement, which went on to spend three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, selling more than one million copies and being certified Gold. I Got You Babe also reached number one in the United Kingdom and Canada. The perfect wedding reception dance for the happy new couple, I Got You Babe was Sonny and Cher’s biggest hit.
3. BROWN EYED GIRL – Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl remains a radio staple, as well as a popular tune for parties and receptions. First penned in June 1967 by Irish legend Van Morrison, its initial success was placing at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. But Brown Eyed Girl has endured, being recorded by dozens of acts, with many considering the hit to be Morrison’s signature song. Among Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, the international hit was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 2007.
2. CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE – Barry White
Perhaps no artist defined romance as the legendary Barry White, the smooth, soulful crooner who sang the soundtrack to countless loving couples. His hit Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe couples strings with a disco-laden beat, and became one of his signature tunes. From his 1974 “Can’t Get Enough,” the hit rose to the top spot on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts.
1. THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT – Frank Sinatra
Few songs ever reach the elite status of being a standard, but The Way You Look Tonight is unquestionably in that category and is our top pick as the perfect wedding reception sing. First performed by Fred Astaire, the song came from the 1936 film Swing Time and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Like all standards, the song has been recorded by multiple acts, but our favorite version is the 1964 recording by Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. Frank Sinatra delivers the perfect hit for your perfect day.
There you have it! True, there are countless songs you can find for your big day. From heartfelt ballads to slow dance to, to lively hits to get your guests making a bee-line for the dance floor, our picks for the Best Wedding Reception Songs will make your special day one for the ages!