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One of the surest signs of an amazing reception is a crowded dance floor, and learning about the best wedding songs of 2021 will ensure your guests have an unforgettable night out. Whether you’re looking for a first dance song that will bring tears to your guests’ eyes or the hot chart-topper that will get everyone out of their chairs, there are plenty of wedding songs for 2021 that are perfect for your big day.
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We asked the experts to share their picks for the best wedding songs of 2021 that you will definitely want to hear on your big day.
“Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
Hope this is one of the best wedding songs of 2021, especially when it comes to the first dances. According to Jon Smithfield of District DJ in Washington, DC, Ed Sheeran will continue to be one of the most performed artists for slow dance songs in 2021. We love the totally romantic feel of this song, especially great for couples who met as children. .
“La Habana” by Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug)
Looking for a song that draws all of your guests to the dance floor? This new tune has a Latin beat that is both sexy and smooth. “Funny, catchy and melodic – this song would be the perfect complement to your dance floor ensemble,” says Nick Spinelli of the SCE Event Group in West Long Branch, NJ.
Macklemore’s “Good Old Times” (feat. Kesha)
As you focus on the music for the ceremony and reception, don’t forget about the cocktail hour! There are plenty of 2021 wedding songs that are best suited for the pre-reception festivities – tunes that aren’t necessarily the easiest to dance to, but are catchy and celebratory nonetheless. “The content and meaning of the song is as amazing as its catchy melody, making it the perfect addition to your cocktail hour,” says Nick.
“I ll Name the Dogs” by Blake Shelton
Country music fans, this is one of the wedding songs you can’t miss on the wedding song list of 2021! It’s an obvious choice for a first dance song (check out the wedding theme music video!), And with lyrics like “I’m talkin you and me with the same street name, same last name, same everything”, it is perfect for couples who are ready to spend the rest of their lives together.
“Tip Toe” by Jason Derulo (feat. French Montana)
If you want your wedding reception to feel like a club, this 2021 wedding song is a must. “With a catchy ballroom vibe, this super fun track will guarantee the energy of your dance floor,” says Nick.
“How would you feel? (Paean) ”by Ed Sheeran
While “Perfect” is the most anticipated choice for an Ed Sheeran first dance song, this tune is an equally romantic and special choice. “This song will give you all the sensations,” says Nick. “A slightly lesser known love song from their new album, it’s a soulful and meaningful ballad that would make an incredible choice for your first dance.”
“What Lovers Do” by Maroon 5 (feat. SZA)
We love the unique vibe of this new song. According to Nick, this funky hit is slated to be one of the biggest wedding songs of 2021.
“There s Nothing Holdin Me Back” by Shawn Mendes
This upbeat song will have all your guests enjoying themselves, we love it as a fun entry song, a tune to bring guests back to the dance floor after dinner, or even during the after party. Definitely one of our favorite wedding songs of 2021!
“That’s what I like” by Bruno Mars
According to Jon, Bruno Mars songs are a favorite at weddings. This tune is one of the newest, so hope it will be one of the best wedding songs of 2021. Here’s hoping that Mars will come out with more new music in 2021 to give us more wedding dance hits!
“Everybody (Backstreet s Back)” by Backstreet Boys
Yes, we know this song isn’t particularly new, but hear us out: Many of the couples getting married next year grew up in the ’90s and will probably want to add a bit of nostalgia to their reception, according to Jon. Expect to hear this tune on the dance floor along with other ’90s classics like Spice Girls’ “Wannabe,” Notorious BIG’s “Mo Money, Mo Problems,” TLC’s “No Scrubs,” “This is How We Do It.” by Montell Jordan and more.