Chances are you’re going to a wedding this summer.
And chances are if you go to a wedding this summer you’re going to hear one, two, or 21 of these songs.
Between the ceremony, the reception, and the dance, something about these tracks just seems to make people want to play them when they’re in the middle of declaring their love for one another in front of everyone they know.
But hey, cliches are cliches for a reason – they work.
So you keep doing you, and we’ll see you on the dance floor (drink in hand) no matter what you play.
Chris Brown – Forever
Fine, it’s catchy as hell. But what more does this guy have to do for you to realize that his music does not belong anywhere near the love of two people.
Beyoncé – All the Single Ladies
No, no. Playing this during your bouquet toss is TOTALLY original…
John Legend – All of Me
The video stars his real life wife for crying out loud. This one can simply not be avoided.
Beyoncé ft. Jay Z – Crazy in Love
We’re fine with this being played at every wedding ever.
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
If you replace ‘seventy’ with ‘seventeen’ this song gets a whole lot creepier.
Etta James – At Last
You’ll only if your friends have class. So if you don’t hear it, you’ve been warned.
Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up
How old is your soul? Too old for this song, Jason.
Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
Oh hell ya. We’ll take this midnight train goin’ anywhere every single time.
Lonestar – Amazed
In case you were too drunk to notice, you’re currently at a Calgary wedding.
Extreme – More Than Words
When you’re not a good public speaker and you need your boys to break it down for you.
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home
It’s a metaphor. Get it? Like, you’re home to each other now. You are a literal housing unit.
Fun – We Are Young
“Give me a second I, I need to get my story straight” is a great opening line for a wedding dance.
Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling in Love
Wise men say…everyone will play this song.
Bruno Mars– Just the Way You Are
Let’s see if he’s still singing that tune in 10 years. KIDDING.
MAGIC! – Rude
It’s fun to sh*t on the bride’s father. Seriously, give it a go. He’ll love it.
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance with Somebody
Anyone who says it’s not okay to play this at every wedding should be asked to leave. Immediately.
The Lumineers – Ho Hey
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
You’ll hear this one when the DJ is floundering and needs to get people on the dance floor asap. At least one person (probably a single guy) will know the entire choreographed dance.
Maroon 5 – Sugar
No, they’re not going to walk into your wedding. And no, it wouldn’t be awesome if they did.
Bill Withers – Just The Two Of Us
This song will never get old. But playing it in front of a 150 people will.
Walk The Moon – Shut Up and Dance
A modern wedding deserves a modern love story.