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50 Fun Wedding Entrance Songs for the Wedding Party

Here’s our list of the best wedding entrance songs at your reception!

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What is a Wedding Reception Entrance?

After your ceremony, the DJ will announce the bridal party to the crowd at the reception once everyone is seated. Some brides choose to do an epic entrance at their reception, while others just like to be announced and sit down for dinner. 

If you are looking for ideas for wedding reception entrances, some choose to have coordinated dances with their whole bridal party. Others choose to have a unique entrance with just the bride and groom, leading into their first dance.

With either type of entrance, it is important to have a fun start to the wedding that will get the party started. 

The wedding reception entrance is also your first moment with your partner as husband and wife. Make your first appearance after your ceremony as husband and wife special by choosing the perfect song to enter the reception to. 

How to Choose a Wedding Reception Entrance Song

Finding the perfect song for wedding reception may be difficult with so many options to choose from. Remember that this is not your first dance, so it is meant to be lighthearted and fun. 

It is recommended that you play a dance song that gets the crowd excited for your wedding reception and ready to dance! Get excited and play a fun song that you guys both love. 

The Best Wedding Reception Entrance Songs

We have compiled a list of the best songs to enter your reception as husband and wife for the first time. 

1. “You Make My Dreams” by Hall and Oates

Lyrics: “Me you me and you/I’ve been waiting for waiting for you girl/(ooh ooh ooh ooh) all my life/You make my dreams come true/(you you) whoa (you you)”

 

2. “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake

Lyrics: “And under the lights when everything goes/Nowhere to hide when I’m gettin’ you close/When we move, well, you already know/So just imagine, just imagine, just imagine/Nothin’ I can see but you when you dance, dance, dance”

 

3. “Forever” by Chris Brown

Lyrics: “It’s you, and me/Movin’ at the speed of light into eternity, yeah/Tonight, is the night/To join me in the middle of ecstasy/Feel the melody and the rhythm of the music around you, around you/I’ma take you there”

 

4. “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé and Jay Z

Lyrics: “I know I don’t understand/Just how your love can do what no one else can/ Got me lookin so crazy right now, your love’s/Got me lookin so crazy right now”

 

5. “Shut Up and Dance” by WALK THE MOON

Lyrics: “Oh don’t you dare look back/Just keep your eyes on me/I said you’re holding back/She said shut up and dance with me/This woman is my destiny/She said oh oh oh/Shut up and dance with me”

 

6. “A Guy with a Girl” by Blake Shelton

Lyrics: “I’m just the guy with the girl everybody wants to know/Wishin’ you were there alone/Wonderin’ how I ever got your little hand in mine/Lookin’ over at ya like ‘ain’t she beautiful?’”

 

7. “I Want Crazy” by Hunter Hayes

Lyrics: “I’ve searched the world and I know now/It ain’t right/If you ain’t lost your mind/Yeah, I don’t want easy/I want crazy/You with me, baby?/Let’s be crazy”

 

8. “Cheerleader” by OMI

Lyrics: “When I need motivation/My one solution is my queen/’Cause she stays strong/Oh, I think that I’ve found myself a cheerleader/She is always right there when I need her”

 

9. “Classic” by MKTO

Lyrics: “Ooh girl you’re shining/Like a 5th avenue diamond/And they don’t make you like they used to/You’re never going out of style/Ooh pretty baby/This world might’ve gone crazy/The way you save me/Who can blame me/When I just wanna make you smile?”

 

10. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

Lyrics: “Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof/Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth/Clap along if you know what happiness is to you/Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do”

 

11. “All I Do is Win” by DJ Khaled

Lyrics: “All I do is win, win, win no matter what/Got money on my mind I can never get enough/And every time I step up in the building/Everybody hands go up/And they stay there”

 

12. “SexyBack” by Justin Timberlake

Lyrics: “Come here girl/Come to the back/VIP/Drinks on me/Let me see what you’re twerking with (go ‘head be gone with it)/Look at those hips (go ‘head be gone with it)/You make me smile (go ‘head be gone with it)” 

 

13. “Stuck in the Middle With You” by Stealer’s Wheel

Lyrics: “Yes I’m stuck in the middle with you,/And I’m wondering what it is I should do/It’s so hard to keep this smile from my face,/Losing control, yeah/I’m all over the place/Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right/Here I am, stuck in the middle with you”

 

14. “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars

Lyrics: “Players only, come on/Put your pinky rings up to the moon/Hey girls/What y’all trying to do? (What y’all trying to do?)/Twenty four karat magic in the air/Head to toe so player/Uh, look out!”

 

15. “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO

Lyrics: “Party rock is in the house tonight/Everybody just have a good time/And we gon’ make you lose your mind/We just wanna see you/Shake that!”

 

16. “Starving” by Hailee Steinfield

Lyrics: “I didn’t know that I was starving till I tasted you/Don’t need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo/By the way, by the way, you do things to my body/I didn’t know that I was starving till I tasted you/By the way, by the way, you do things to my body/I didn’t know that I was starving till I tasted you”

 

17. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars

Lyrics: “Cause it’s a beautiful night, we’re looking for something dumb to do/Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you/Is it the look in your eyes or is it this dancing juice/Who cares baby, I think I wanna marry you”

 

18. “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore

Lyrics: “Can we go back, this is the moment/Tonight is the night, we’ll fight till it’s over/So we put our hands up like the ceiling can’t hold us/Like the ceiling can’t hold us”

 

19. “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond

Lyrics: “Sweet Caroline/Good times never seemed so good/I’ve been inclined/To believe they never would”

 

20. “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison

Lyrics: “Standing in the sunlight laughing/Hiding behind a rainbow’s wall/Slipping and sliding/All along the waterfall, with you/My brown-eyed girl/You, my brown-eyed girl”

 

21. “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay

Lyrics: “For some reason I can’t explain/Once you go there was never/Never an honest word/And that was when I ruled the world”

 

22. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics: “Like a fool I went and stayed too long/Now I’m wondering if your love’s still strong/Oo baby, here I am, signed, sealed delivered, I’m yours”

 

23. “Sara Smile” by Hall & Oates

Lyrics: “When I feel cold, you warm me/And when I feel I can’t go on, you come and hold me/It’s you and me forever/Sara smile/Won’t you smile a while for me, Sara”

 

24. “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson

Lyrics: “Just kiss me baby and tell me twice,

that you’re the one for me!/The way you make me feel!”

 

25. “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

Lyrics: “It’s the eye of the tiger/It’s the thrill of the fight/Rising up to the challenge of our rival/And the last known survivor/Stalks his prey in the night/And he’s watching us all with the eye of the tiger”

 

26. “Beautiful Day” by U2

Lyrics: “You thought you’d found a friend to take you out of this place/Someone you could lend a hand in return for grace/It’s a beautiful day, the sky falls/And you feel like it’s a beautiful day/Don’t let it get away”

 

27. “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey

Lyrics: “Strangers waiting/Up and down the boulevard/Their shadows searching in the night/Streetlights, people/Living just to find emotion/Hiding somewhere in the night”

 

28. “All You Need is Love” by The Beatles

Lyrics: “No one you can save that can’t be saved/Nothing you can do, but you can learn how to be you in time/It’s easy/All you need is love”

 

29. “Dancing in the Moonlight” by Toploader

Lyrics: “We get it almost every night/When that moon is big and bright/It’s a supernatural delight/Everybody’s dancin’ in the moonlight”

 

30. “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran

Lyrics: “Girl, you know I want your love/Your love was handmade for somebody like me/Come on now, follow my lead/I may be crazy, don’t mind me/Say, boy, let’s not talk too much/Grab on my waist and put that body on me/Come on now, follow my lead”

 

31. “Hey Ya!” by Outkast

Lyrics: “My baby don’t mess around/Because she loves me so/This I know fo sho!/But does she really wanna/But can’t stand to see me walk out the door/Don’t try to fight the feeling/Because the thought alone is killin’ me right now”

 

32. “Down” by Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne

Lyrics: “You oughta know, tonight is the night to let it go/Put on a show, I wanna see how you lose control/So leave it behind ’cause we have a night to get away/So come on and fly with me, as we make our great escape”

 

33. “Sugar” by Maroon 5

Lyrics: “Sugar, yes please/Would you come and put it down on me?/I’m right here (right here), ’cause I need (’cause I need)/Little love, a little sympathy/Yeah you show me good loving, make it alright/Need a little sweetness in my life”

 

34. “Everything” by Micheal Buble

Lyrics: “And you play you’re coy, but it’s kinda cute/Oh, when you smile at me you know exactly what you do/Baby, don’t pretend that you don’t know it’s true/’Cause you can see it when I look at you/And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times/It’s you, it’s you; you make me sing/You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything”

 

35. “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction

Lyrics: “Baby, you light up my world like nobody else/The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed/But when you smile at the ground, it ain’t hard to tell/You don’t know, oh-oh/You don’t know you’re beautiful”

 

36. “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole

Lyrics: “L, is for the way you look at me/O, is for the only one I see/V, is very, very extraordinary/E, is even more than anyone that you adore can/Love is all that I can give to you/Love is more than just a game for two”

 

37. “Burning Love” by Elvis Presley 

Lyrics: “‘Cause your kisses lift me higher/Like a sweet song of a choir/And you light my morning sky/With burning love”

 

38. “Sway” by Dean Martin

Lyrics: “When marimba rhythms start to play/Dance with me, make me sway/Like a lazy ocean hugs the shore/Hold me close, sway me more/Like a flower bending in the breeze/Bend with me, sway with ease”

 

39. “Dancing in the Dark” by Bruce Springsteen

Lyrics: “You can’t start a fire/You can’t start a fire without a spark/This gun’s for hire/Even if we’re just dancing in the dark”

 

40. “A Whole New World” by Aladdin

Lyrics: “I can show you the world/Shining, shimmering, splendid/Tell me, princess, now when did/You last let your heart decide?/I can open your eyes/Take you wonder by wonder”

 

41. “Superfreak” by Rick James 

Lyrics: “That girl is pretty wild now/The girl’s a super freak/The kind of girl you read about/In the new wave magazines”

 

42. “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang

Lyrics: “There’s a party goin’ on right here/A celebration to last throughout the years/So bring your good times and your laughter, too/We gonna celebrate your party with you/Come on now”

 

43. “Wannabe” by The Spice Girls

Lyrics: “If you want my future, forget my past/If you wanna get with me, better make it fast/Now don’t go wasting my precious time/Get your act together we could be just fine”

 

44. “Higher Love” by Kygo

Lyrics: “Think about it, there must be a higher love/Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above/Without it, life is wasted time/Look inside your heart, and I’ll look inside mine”

 

45. “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris

Lyrics: “I feel so close to you right now, it’s a force field/I wear my heart upon my sleeve, like a big deal/Your love pours down on me surround me like a waterfall”

 

46. “XO” by Beyonce

Lyrics: “Your love is bright as ever/Even in the shadows/Baby kiss me/Before they turn the lights out/Your heart is glowing/And I’m crashing into you/Baby kiss me/Before they turn the lights out”

 

47. “I Like It” by Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin

Lyrics: “Yeah baby, I like it like that/You gotta’ believe me when I tell you/I said I like it like that/You gotta’ believe me when I tell you I said I like it like”

 

48. “Run This Town” by Jay Z feat. Rihanna

Lyrics: “Feel it coming in the air/Hear the screams from everywhere/I’m addicted to thrill/It’s a dangerous love affair/Can’t be scared when it goes down/Got a problem tell me now/Only thing that’s on my mind is who gon run this town tonight”

 

49. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston

Lyrics: “And I will always love you/I will always love you/You/My darling, you”

 

50. “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole

Lyrics: “Loving you is some kind of wonderful/Because you showed me just how much you care/You’ve given me the thrill of a lifetime/And made me believe you’ve got more thrills to spare, oh!”

Final Thoughts

Play these songs for your wedding entrance to get the party started! Find other songs to play at your wedding reception here on Yeah Weddings, from father-daughter dance songs to mother-son songs and more!

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