Top 89 Wedding Party Entrance Songs for a Memorable Reception

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One of the most exciting moments of your wedding day is when you and your wedding party make your grand entrance to the reception. You want to choose songs that will pump up the energy, showcase your personality, and get everyone ready to celebrate. We’ve got you covered with a list of wedding party entrance songs for every style and mood. From classic hits to modern tunes, these songs recommended by Viva Wedding Photography will make your wedding party entrance unforgettable.

Best Songs for Wedding Party Entrance

Certain wedding party entrance songs are guaranteed to be a hit, regardless of the desired atmosphere. From Justin Timberlake’s wedding favorites to oldies but goodies, most of your guests will be familiar with the famous wedding party introduction songs listed below.

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Classic wedding entrance songs for every party – Photo by: My Wedding Songs

1. “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas

Best Lyric: “Tonight’s gonna be a good night.”

2. “Dancing In The Moonlight” by Toploader

Best Lyric: “Dancing in the moonlight / Everybody’s feeling warm and bright / It’s such a fine and natural sight / Everybody’s dancing in the moonlight.”

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

Best Lyric: “I got that sunshine in my pocket.”

4. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

Best Lyric: “Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth.”

5. “Crazy In Love” by Beyoncé

Best Lyric: “Got me looking so crazy right now/ Your love’s got me looking so crazy right now.”

6. “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran

Best Lyric: “Girl, you know I want your love / Your love was handmade for somebody like me.”

7. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

Best Lyric: “Don’t believe me, just watch.”

8. “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon

Best Lyric: “Oh, don’t you dare look back; just keep your eyes on me.”

9. “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars

Best Lyric: “Put your pinky rings up to the moon.”

10. “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock

Best Lyric: “Every day I’m shufflin’.”

Wedding Party Entrance Songs for Groomsmen

Let us applaud the men! It is not uncommon for groomsmen to announce their arrival at a wedding with hip-hop or classic rock and roll music. We have hand-selected popular songs for wedding party entrances that will elicit applause as the groomsmen enter the reception.

Classic wedding entrance songs for groomsmen
Best wedding party entrance songs for groomsmen – Photo by: Complete Weddings + Events

11. “The Boys Are Back in Town” by Thin Lizzy

Best Lyric: “The boys are back in town, the boys are back in town.”

12. “Jump” by Van Halen

Best Lyric: “Go ahead and jump!”

13. “Get Ready for This” by 2 Unlimited

Best Lyric: “Y’all ready for this?”

14. “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” by Dropkick Murphys

Best Lyric: “I’m a sailor, peg, and I’ve lost my leg.”

15. “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC

Best Lyric: “Thunder!”

16. “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton

Best Lyric: “This is the moment, tonight is the night, we’ll fight till it’s over.”

17. “Enter Sandman” by Metallica

Best Lyric: “Exit light, enter night.”

18. “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

Best Lyric: “It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight.”

19. “Back in Black” by AC/DC

Best Lyric: “I’m back in black, I hit the sack, I’ve been too long, I’m glad to be back.”

20. “My Generation” by The Who

Best Lyric: “People try to put us d-down, just because we get around.”

10 Funny Bridal Party Entrance Songs

It’s time to express your appreciation to bridesmaids who have always been there for you! Your bridesmaids deserve a grand entrance that reflects their vigor and strength. So, choose an uplifting song with an incredible beat to improve their disposition and self-assurance. Hence, we have compiled a list of the best wedding party entrance songs for your bridal party.

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21. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper

Best Lyric: “Oh, girls just want to have fun.”

22. “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” by Shania Twain

Best Lyric: “The best thing about being a woman is the prerogative to have a little fun.”

23. “Love on Top” by Beyoncé

Best Lyric: “Baby it’s you, you’re the one I love, you’re the one I need, you’re the only one I see.”

24. “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves

Best Lyric: “I’m walking on sunshine, whoa, and don’t it feel good.”

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

Best Lyric: “And I will always love you.”

26. “Wannabe” by Spice Girls

Best Lyric: “If you want my future, forget my past; if you want to get with me, better make it fast.”

27. “Independent Women” by Destiny’s Child

Best Lyric: “All the women who are independent, throw your hands up at me.”

28. “Respect” by Aretha Franklin

Best Lyric: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me.”

29. “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyoncé

Best Lyric: “Who runs the world? Girls!”

30. “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyoncé

Best Lyric: “If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.”

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10 Classic Wedding Entrance Songs For Parents

Express some love to your parents by incorporating one of these wedding party entrance songs into your reception playlist. Select a well-known song with meaningful lyrics or a lively track from the 60s, 70s, or 80s that will have everyone dancing.

Classic wedding party entrance songs for your parents
Classic wedding entrance songs for your parents – Photo by: PA Unveiled

31. “My Girl” by The Temptations

Best Lyric: “I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day”

32. “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne

Best Lyric: “Baby, we’ve come a long way, baby; you know I hope and I pray that you believe me when I say this love will never fade away.”

33. “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban

Best Lyric: “You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains; you raise me up to walk on stormy seas.”

34. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

Best Lyric: “I see trees of green, red roses too; I see them bloom for me and you, and I think to myself, what a wonderful world.”

35. “In My Life” by The Beatles

Best Lyric: “Though I know I’ll never lose affection for people and things that went before, I know I’ll often stop and think about them in my life; I love you more.”

36. “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler

Best Lyric: “You are the wind beneath my wings”

37. “I Loved Her First” by Heartland

Best Lyric: “I loved her; first, I held her first, and a place in my heart will always be hers.”

38. “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

Best Lyric: “Lovely, never ever change, keep that breathless charm, won’t you please arrange it, ’cause I love you, just the way you look tonight.”

39. “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole

Best Lyric: “Unforgettable, that’s what you are, unforgettable, though near or far.”

40. “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King

Best Lyric: “If the sky that we look upon should tumble and fall, or the mountain should crumble to the sea, I won’t cry, I won’t cry, no I won’t shed a tear, just as long as you stand, stand by me.”

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10 Funny Wedding Entrance Songs

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Upbeat songs for wedding party entrance – Photo by: Zola

Following an emotional and solemn ceremony, guests may need time to relax and prepare for the reception. So, why not inject fun and energy into your grand entrance by playing funny and upbeat wedding party entrance songs? These amusing and entertaining tracks will make your guests laugh and prepare them to let loose and enjoy the party.

41. “Uptown Girl” by Westlife

Best Lyric: “She’ll say I’m not so tough / Just because / I’m in love / With an uptown girl.”

42. “Wannabe” by Spice Girls

Best Lyric: “I won’t be hasty, I’ll give you a try / If you really bug me, then I’ll say goodbye.”

43. “White Wedding” by Billy Idol

Best Lyric: “It’s a nice day to start again / It’s a nice day for a white wedding.”

44. “Dear Future Husband” by Meghan Trainor

Best Lyric: “Dear future husband / Here’s a few things you’ll need to know if you wanna be / My one and only all my life.”

45. “Unlonely” by Jason Mraz

Best Lyric: “It could be love / And we could be homies / And once you get to know me / I could be your one and only.”

46. “When I’m Sixty-Four” by The Beatles

Best Lyric: “Will you still need me, will you still feed me / When I’m sixty-four.”

47. “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John

Best Lyric: “Don’t you know I’m still standin’ better than I ever did? / Lookin’ like a true survivor, feelin’ like a little kid.”

48. “Super Freak” by Rick James

Best Lyric: “She’s a very special girl, the kind of girl you want to know / From her head down to her toenails, down to her feet.”

49. “Sexy And I Know It” by LMFAO

Best Lyric: “When I walk in the spot, yeah / This is what I see, okay / Everybody stops and is staring at me.”

50. “Kiss” by Prince

Best Lyric: “I just want your extra time and your / Kiss.”

10 Country Wedding Party Entrance Songs

Country-themed songs for wedding party entrances could be ideal if you and your partner enjoy country music or plan a rustic wedding. Country songs are an excellent choice for setting the mood at your wedding reception, with lyrics that celebrate love and commitment and a down-home twang that gets people tapping their boots.

Country wedding party entrance songs
Country wedding party entrance songs – Photo by: Zola

51. “My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw

Best Lyric: “I never had no one that I could count on; I’ve been let down so many times. I was tired of hurtin’, so tired of searchin’, ‘Til you walked into my life”

52. “I Don’t Dance” by Lee Brice

Best Lyric: “I don’t dance, but here I am, spinning you round and round in circles. It ain’t my style, but I don’t care; I’d do anything with you anywhere.”

53. “Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett

Best Lyric: “Baby, last night was, hands down, one of the best nights that I’ve had, no doubt. Between the bottle of wine and the look in your eyes and the Marvin Gaye, then we danced in the dark under September stars in the pourin’ rain.”

54. “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton

Best Lyric: “For all the times I felt cheated, I complained, you know how I love to complain. For all the wrongs I repeated, though I was to blame. I know everything happens for a reason.”

55. “H.O.L.Y.” by Florida Georgia Line

Best Lyric: “You’re holy, holy, holy, holy. I’m high on loving you, high on loving you.”

56. “Marry Me” by Train

Best Lyric: “Forever could never be long enough for me to feel like I’ve had long enough with you. Forget the world now we won’t let them see, but there’s one thing left to do.”

57. “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line

Best Lyric: “If it’s meant to be, it’ll be, it’ll be. Baby, just let it be.”

58. “Love Story” by Taylor Swift

Best Lyric: “We were both young when I first saw you. I close my eyes, and the flashback starts. I’m standing there on a balcony in summer air.”

59. “From the Ground Up” by Dan + Shay

Best Lyric: “We’ll build this love from the ground up, now ’til forever, it’s all of me, all of you.”

60. “She’s Country” by Jason Aldean

Best Lyric: “She’s a party all-nighter from South Carolina, a bad mamma-jamma from down in Alabama.”

10 Rock Wedding Party Entrance Songs

Rock music is always associated with raw energy, power, and passion. Unsurprisingly, many couples choose rock songs for wedding entrances to add excitement and anticipation to their special day. Whether you prefer classic rock, punk, or alternative music, there is a song that perfectly captures the essence of your relationship.

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Rock Wedding Entrance Songs – Photo by: PA Unveiled

61. “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses

Best Lyric: “She’s got a smile that it seems to me / Reminds me of childhood memories / Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky.”

62. “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC

Best Lyric: “Thunderstruck, thunderstruck / Yeah yeah yeah, thunderstruck”

63. “Living on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi

Best Lyric: “Woah, we’re halfway there / Woah, livin’ on a prayer.”

64. “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC

Best Lyric: “She was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean / She was the best damn woman that I have ever seen.”

65. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen

Best Lyric: “This thing called love, I just can’t handle it / This thing called love, I must get round to it.”

66. “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith

Best Lyric: “I could stay awake just to hear you breathing / Watch you smile while you are sleeping.”

67. “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and the News

Best Lyric: “The power of love is a curious thing / Make a one man weep, make another man sing.”

68. “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey

Best Lyric: “Don’t stop believin’, hold on to that feelin’ / Streetlights, people, don’t stop believin'”

69. “Love Shack” by The B-52s

Best Lyric: “The love shack is a little old place where we can get together / Love Shack, baby!”

70. “Livin’ Thing” by Electric Light Orchestra

Best Lyric: “Sailin’ away on the crest of a wave / It’s like magic, oh, rollin’ and ridin’ and slippin’ and slidin’.”

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8 Hip-Hop Wedding Entrance Songs

Start your wedding reception on a high note by having your band perform one of these trendy hip-hop wedding party entrance songs. It’s impossible not to join in and move to the rhythm!

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Hip-hop wedding entrance songs – Photo by: The Knot

71. “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z

Best Lyric: “Got me looking so crazy right now, your love’s got me looking so crazy right now.”

72. “All of the Lights” by Kanye West ft. Rihanna

Best Lyric: “Turn up the lights in here, baby, extra bright; I want y’all to see this.”

73. “In Da Club” by 50 Cent

Best Lyric: “Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go”

74. “Nothin’ But a G Thang” by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg

Best Lyric: “Two loc’d out G’s, so we’re craaaaazay”

75. “Jumpman” by Drake and Future

Best Lyric: “Jumpman, Jumpman, Jumpman, them boys up to something”

76. “Finesse” by Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B

Best Lyric: “We out here drippin’ in finesse; it don’t make no sense.”

77. “God’s Plan” by Drake

Best Lyric: “I can’t do this on my own, ay, no, no, no, no, ay, yeah”

78. “Money” by Cardi B

Best Lyric: “I was born to flex, diamonds on my neck, I like boardin’ jets, I like mornin’ sex.”

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10 Unique Wedding Reception Entrance Songs

Feel free to get creative with these unconventional wedding party entrance songs. These are some of our top underrated selections.

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79. “Let It Rock” by Kevin Rudolf ft. Lil Wayne

Best Lyric: “I bring the fire/Make you come alive/I can take you higher/What this is, forgot?/I must now remind you/Let It Rock.”

80. “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses

Best Lyric: “Welcome to the jungle/We got fun and games/We got everything you want.”

81. “We Will Rock You” by Queen

Best Lyric: “We will, we will rock you.”

82. “Just Dance” by Lady Gaga

Best Lyric: “Just dance, gonna be okay, da da doo-doo-mmm/Just dance, spin that record, babe, da da doo-doo-mmm.”

83. “Beautiful Day” by U2

Best Lyric: “It’s a beautiful day/Don’t let it get away.”

84. “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Best Lyric: “Home is wherever I’m with you/Oh, home, let me come home/Home is wherever I’m with you.”

85. “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins

Best Lyric: “So now I gotta cut loose/Footloose/Kick off the Sunday shoes.”

86. “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge

Best Lyric: “We are family/I got all my sisters with me/We are family/Get up everybody and sing.”

87. “It’s Tricky” by Run DMC

Best Lyric: “It’s tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time/It’s tricky, it’s tricky (tricky).”

89. “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I

Best Lyric: “Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh-oh.”

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Your wedding party entrance songs set the tone for the rest of the night, so you want to pick songs that reflect your style, theme, and vibe. Viva Wedding Photography hopes this list of wedding party entrance songs has given you some inspiration and ideas for your big day. Remember, there are no rules when it comes to choosing your wedding music, so have fun and be creative!

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