The Ultimate Wedding Reception Playlist

wedding reception playlist

Are you a diy bride who needs to put together your wedding reception playlist? Or, perhaps you’re in charge of the music for a wedding reception coming up.

At any rate, below is a sample wedding reception playlist we may use while DJing at a wedding reception.

This sample playlist is going to focus on the dancing portion of the reception.

wedding reception playlist

Ultimate Wedding Reception Playlist

The method we use when we DJ at wedding receptions is to start off with a mix of classics that everyone knows. Depending on the energy level in the room that leads up to dancing will determine the energy levels of the first few songs we play.

This will get everyone involved in the beginning and give us an opportunity to start reading the crowd while people are dancing.

We then begin a gradual transition to hip hop and top 40 dance music making sure to mix in some rock and roll, Motown, disco, funk, classic rock, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s along the way. Sometimes even a little country gets mixed in too.

Check out this sample wedding reception playlist we’ve put together:

  1. Van Morrison – “Brown Eyed Girl”
  2. Elvis Presley – “Jailhouse Rock”
  3. The Isley Brothers – “Shout!”
  4. Wild Cherry – “Play That Funky Music”
  5. Cupid – “Cupid Shuffle”
  6. B-52’s – “Love Shack”
  7. The Commodores – “Brick House”
  8. The Temptations – “My Girl”
  9. Hall & Oates – “You Make My Dreams Come True”
  10. Earth, Wind & Fire – “Let’s Groove”
  11. Pitbull – “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”
  12. Flo Rida – “Low”
  13. Bruno Mars – “Treasure”
  14. Sir Mix-A-Lot – “Baby Got Back”
  15. Usher – “Yeah!”
  16. Kenny Loggins – “Footloose”
  17. Young MC – “Bust A Move”
  18. Snoop Dogg – “Drop It Like It’s Hot”
  19. V.I.C. – “Wobble”
  20. Macklemore – “Thrift Shop”
  21. Salt-N-Pepa – “Shoop”
  22. Digital Underground – “Humpty Dance”
  23. Iggy Azaela – “Fancy”
  24. Journey – “Don’t Stop Believin'”
  25. Shania Twain – “Forever And For Always”

This is just a sample, individualized and custom playlists will vary depending on what the client wants.

The Wedding Reception Playlist

Here is the actual wedding reception playlist for you to listen to.

Leave your favorite songs you would add to this wedding reception playlist.

Let DUBREEZY ENTERTAINMENT handle your wedding DJ needs and help you with your wedding reception playlist. Contact us today to set up a free no-obligation consultation.

photo credits:  Jan-Willem Reusink (top) Jon Collier (bottom)