Top 100 Most Requested Songs at Weddings – 2016

The Top 100 Most Requested Wedding Songs Ever

UPDATED! This post originally ran in 2006 and has been a staple for couples looking for the most requested wedding songs to add to their wedding music playlists. It’s been 10 years, and of course, times have changed…or have they? We tapped the best team of Wedding DJs in the industry, Scratch Weddings, to get the scoop on today’s top 100 most requested wedding songs. Scratch Weddings has used their own MusicMatch app to keep track of the songs that their couples request, and over the past few years, here are the top songs that they get requests for—and play—at weddings.

It was interesting to compare 2016’s top 100 wedding songs list to 2006’s top 100 wedding songs. The current list of most requested songs is at the top, and below is our original list first published back in 2006. 15 songs have remained a mainstay as couple’s favorite requests. I’ve highlighted the songs that overlap in green.

Special thanks to the team at Scratch Weddings for providing this definitive list of wedding songs. Use this list to round out your wedding playlist. To find your wedding DJ, head to Scratch Weddings and request a quote.

Top 100 Wedding Songs – 2016

1. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
2. We Found Love –  Rihanna (feat. Calvin Harris)
3. Happy (From “Despicable Me 2”) – Pharrell Williams
4. Get Lucky –  Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers)
5. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) – Michael Jackson
6. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
7. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
8. The Way You Look Tonight  – Frank Sinatra (#18 in 2006)
9. Marry You  – Bruno Mars
10. Uptown Funk-  Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars)

11. Feel so Close-  Calvin Harris
12. Hey Ya!  – OutKast (#2 in 2006)
13. Crazy In Love-  Beyoncé (#40 in 2006)
14. Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)  – Beyoncé
15. I Gotta Feeling  – The Black Eyed Peas
16. My Girl  – The Temptations
17. September-  Earth, Wind & Fire
18. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough  – Marvin Gaye
19. Let’s Stay Together  – Al Green
20. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke  (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)
21. Ho Hey  – The Lumineers
22. Brown Eyed Girl-  Van Morrison (#5 in 2006)
23. Give Me Everything –  Pitbull (feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer)
24. Shout-  The Isley Brothers
25. Billie Jean-  Michael Jackson (#66 in 2006)
26. You Are the Best Thing-  Ray LaMontagne
27. This Is How We Do It  – Montell Jordan
28. At Last  – Etta James  (#17 in 2006)
29. Twist and Shout  – The Beatles
30. Shake It Off  – Taylor Swift
31. Party Rock Anthem LMFAO  (feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock)
32. Call Me Maybe –  Carly Rae Jepsen
33. All of Me  – John Legend
34. Poison – Bell Biv DeVoe
35. Livin’ On a Prayer – Bon Jovi (#39 in 2006)
36. Timber –  Pitbull (feat. Ke$ha)
37. Turn Down For What – DJ Snake
38. Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake (feat. JAY Z)
39. DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love –  Usher (feat. Pitbull)
40. Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
41. Empire State of Mind –  JAY Z (feat. Alicia Keys)
42. Dynamite – Taio Cruz
43. SexyBack – Justin Timberlake
44. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
45. I Want You Back – Jackson 5
46. In My Life – The Beatles
47. Shut Up and Dance – WALK THE MOON
48. Love On Top – Beyoncé
49. Love Shack – The B-52’s (#6 in 2006)
50. Kiss – Prince & The Revolution (#55 in 2006)
51. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC (#3 in 2006)
52. Hypnotize – The Notorious B.I.G.
53. Better Together – Jack Johnson
54. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder
55. Levels – Avicii
56. Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You – Lauryn Hill
57. Party In the U.S.A. – Miley Cyrus
58. Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
59. One More Time – Daft Punk
60. Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
61. The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
62. Rock With You – Michael Jackson
63. Stand By Me – Ben E. King
64. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond (#28 in 2006)
65. Yeah! – Usher (#15 in 2006)
66. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong (#24 in 2006)
67. I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
68. Starships – Nicki Minaj
69. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
70. Don’t Stop the Music – Rihanna
71. Lucky – Jason Mraz (feat. Colbie Caillat)
72. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
73. Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations
74. Forever – Chris Brown
75. Gangnam Style –  PSY
76. No Diggity – Blackstreet
77. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) – Marvin Gaye
78. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
79. Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
80. Cupid Shuffle – Cupid
81. Fancy –  Iggy Azalea (feat. Charli XCX)
82. Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine
83. Like a Prayer – Madonna
84. Danza Kuduro – Don Omar (feat. Lucenzo)
85. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – The Four Tops
86. Only Girl (In the World) – Rihanna
87. I Love It –  Icona Pop (feat. Charli XCX)
88. Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
89. Celebration – Kool & The Gang (#7 in 2006)
90. Wake Me Up – Avicii
91. Superstition – Stevie Wonder
92. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
93. Good Feeling – Flo Rida
94. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore (feat. Ray Dalton)
95. Mo Money Mo Problems – The Notorious B.I.G. (feat. Mase & Puff Daddy)
96. Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot (#14 in 2006)
97. Love and Happiness – Al Green
98. Raise Your Glass – P!nk
99. Titanium –  David Guetta(feat. Sia)
100. Latch –  Disclosure (feat. Sam Smith)

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Mrs. Bee originally published this list of the top 100 most requested songs at weddings according to the LIWeddings boards as a helpful list for couples to plan their weddings. It’s interesting to see how times have changed! Even in 2006, many of these songs were already classics, but their classic power hasn’t carried them to 2016’s top wedding songs list, above.

Top 100 Wedding Songs – 2006

1. Abba – Dancing Queen
2. Outkast – Hey Ya! (#12 in 2016)
3. Ac/Dc – You Shook Me All Night Long (#51 in 2016)
4. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
5. Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl (#22 in 2016)
6. B-52’s – Love Shack (#49 in 2016)
7. Kool & The Gang – Celebration (#89 in 2016)
8. Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get It Started
9. Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me
10. Sister Sledge – We Are Family
11. Commodores – Brick House
12. Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
13. Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
14. Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back (#96 in 2016)
15. Usher Feat. Ludacris & Lil’ Jon – Yeah (#65 in 2016)
16. Lonestar – Amazed
17. Etta James – At Last  (#28 in 2016)
18. Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight  (#8 in 2016)
19. Nelly – Hot In Herre
20. Village People – Y.M.C.A.
21. Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody
22. Temptations – My Girl
23. Beatles – Twist And Shout
24. Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World (#66 in 2016)
25. 50 Cent – In Da Club
26. Garth Brooks – Friends In Low Places
27. Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
28. Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline (#64 in 2016)
29. Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
30. Jimmy Buffett – Margaritaville
31. Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love
32. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
33. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Old Time Rock & Roll
34. KC & The Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight
35. Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
36. Pink – Get The Party Started
37. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun
38. DJ Casper – Cha Cha Slide
39. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer (#35 in 2016)
40. Beyonce Feat. Jay-Z – Crazy In Love (#13 in 2016)
41. Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby
42. Norah Jones – Come Away With Me
43. Grandmaster Slice – Electric Slide (Shall We Dance) ’92
44. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
45. Rascal Flatts – Bless The Broken Road
46. Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
47. Ciara Feat. Missy Elliott – 1, 2 Step
48. Aretha Franklin – Respect
49. Kenny Loggins – Footloose
50. Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe
51. Tim McGraw w/ Faith Hill – It’s Your Love
52. U2 – Beautiful Day
53. Romantics – What I Like About You
54. Big & Rich – Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)
55. Prince – Kiss (#50 in 2016)
56. Chubby Checker – The Twist
57. Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon
58. Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
59. Alison Krauss – When You Say Nothing At All
60. House Of Pain – Jump Around
61. Gwen Stefani – Hollaback Girl
62. Sorta Crackers Band – Chicken Dance
63. Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun
64. John Travolta & Olivia Newton – John Grease Megamix
65. Natalie Cole w/ Nat King Cole – Unforgettable
66. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (#25 in 2016)
67. Brooks & Dunn – Boot Scootin’ Boogie
68. UB40 – Red Red Wine
69. Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
70. Journey – Faithfully
71. Black Eyed Peas – Hey Mama
72. Cheap Trick – I Want You To Want Me
73. Simon & Garfunkel – Cecilia
74. Barry White – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
75. Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing
76. Harry Connick Jr. – It Had To Be You
77. Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya & Pink – Lady Marmalade
78. Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body
79. Tone Loc – Wild Thing
80. Madonna – Holiday
81. 50 Cent – Candy Shop
82. Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
83. Will Smith – Switch
84. Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men
85. Outkast Feat. Sleepy Brown – The Way You Move
86. Eagles – Hotel California
87. Dean Martin – That’s Amore
88. K-Ci & Jojo – All My Life
89. Sade – By Your Side
90. Young M.C. – Bust A Move
91. Nelly, P.Diddy & Murphy Lee – Shake Ya Tailfeather
92. Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance
93. Barry White – You’re The First, The Last, My Everything
94. KC & The Sunshine Band – (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
95. Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
96. Rod Stewart – Have I Told You Lately
97. Earth, Wind & Fire – September
98. Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes
99. Britney Spears – Toxic
100. James Taylor – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

We didn’t provide our band/dj (we did both) with any specific song requests; we just gave them general guidelines for the styles of music we wanted played. We did however give them a do not play list (incidentally several of those songs are within this top 100 most requested list).

Are there any songs you absolutely do not want played at your wedding?

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