Wedding Songs for Every Generation

Choosing a wedding playlist that pleases your entire guest list is tough.  There are so many ages and tastes to attend to, and unless you have a really good DJ, you might be scratching your head about what to play.  That’s why we put together a mix of songs each generation can enjoy.  If you subscribe to Google Play Music or YouTube Premium, you can listen to our full playlist here.  There’s 10+ hours of music here, so you’ll have to pick your favorites!  Adjust to what songs are appropriate for your group, and playe older music first and leave the club jams until later.  No matter what, you can’t go wrong with these classic gems!

The Greatest Generation

And Then You Kissed Me – Frank Sinatra
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – Andrews Sisters
I’ll Be Seeing You – Bing Crosby / Tommy Dorsey (Frank Sinatra)
Swinging On A Star – Bing Crosby

The Silent Generation

All Shook Up – Elvis Presley
Because Of You – Tony Bennett
Beyond the Sea – Bobby Darin
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
La Bamba – Ritchie Valens
Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & His Comets
Shout – The Isley Brothers
That’s Amore – Dean Martin
You Make Me Feel So Young – Frank Sinatra

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Baby Boomer Generation

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Ain’t That a Kick in the Head? – Dean Martin
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – Temptations
At Last – Etta James
Baby I Need Your Loving – Four Tops
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
Can’t Buy Me Love – Beatles
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli
Chapel of Love – Dixie Cups
Come A Little Bit Closer – Jay & The Americans
Dance to the Music – Sly & Family Stone
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You – Marvin Gaye
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
I’m A Believer – Monkees
Moon River – Andy Williams
My Girl – Temptations
Put Your Head On My Shoulder – Paul Anka
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) – Neil Diamond
That’ll Be the Day I Die – Buddy Holly & The Crickets
The Twist – Chubby Checker
Then He Kissed Me – Crystals
Twist And Shout – Beatles
Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
Under the Boardwalk – Drifters
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Wouldn’t It Be Nice – Beach Boys
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – Righteous Brothers

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Generation X

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Brick House – The Commodores
Crocodile Rock – Elton John
Dancing in the Moonlight – King Harvest
Dancing Queen – ABBA
December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) – Frank Valli & Four Seasons
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Funkytown – Lipps Inc.
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Love Train – The O’Jays
Mamma Mia – ABBA
More Than a Feeling – Boston
Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel
Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner
Rapper’s Delight – Sugarhill Gang
September – Earth, Wind & Fire
Shake Your Groove Thing – Peaches & Herb
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Some Kind of Wonderful – Grand Funk Railroad
Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
The Loco-Motion – Grand Funk Railroad
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
YMCA – Village People
You Should Be Dancing – Bee Gees
You’re the One that I Want – John Travolta & Olivia Newton

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1999 – Prince
Africa – Toto
All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie
Any Way You Want It – Journey
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Celebration – Kool & The Gang
Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Conga – Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Faithfully – Journey
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
It’s Tricky – Run-DMC
Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
Jump – Van Halen
Let’s Go Crazy – Prince & The Revolution
Like a Prayer – Madonna
Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship
Push It – Salt-N-Pepa
Shook Me All Night – AC/DC
Take Me Home Tonight – Eddie Money
The Safety Dance – Men Without Hats
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ – Michael Jackson
What I Like About You – Romantics
Wild Thing – Tone Loc
You Make My Dreams Come True – Daryl Hall & John Oates
Your Love – The Outfield

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All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo
Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey
Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot
California Love – 2Pac Featuring Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman
Can’t Help Falling In Love – UB40
Dreamlover – Mariah Carey
Electric Boogie – Marcia Griffiths
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys
From This Moment On – Shania Twain
Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It – Will Smith
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – C+C Music Factory Featuring Freedom Williams
Good Vibrations – Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch Featuring Loletta Holloway
Groove Is In The Heart – Deee-Lite
Hold On- Wilson Phillips
I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
Let Me Clear My Throat – DJ Kool
Love Shack – B52s
Macarena – Los Del Rio
Man! I Feel Like a Woman! – Shania Twain
Mo Money Mo Problems – Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Puff Daddy & Ma$e
No Diggity – Blackstreet ft. Dr. Dre
No Scrubs – TLC
Say You’ll Be There – Spice Girls
Shoop – Salt-N-Pepa
Slide – Goo Goo Dolls
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
This Is How We Do It- Montell Jordan
U Can’t Touch This – M.C. Hammer
Wannabe – Spice Girls
What Is Love – Haddaway

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Cupid Shuffle – Cupid
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyonce
Yeah – Usher
SexyBack – Justin Timberlake
Just Dance – Lady Gaga ft. Colby O’Donis
Low – Flo Rida ft. T-Pain
Get Low – Lil’ Jon & East Side Boyz Feat. Ying Yang Twins
Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
Tik Tok – Ke$sha
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
Crazy In Love – Beyonce ft. Jay-Z
Hot In Herre – Nelly
One More Time – Daft Punk
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Bye Bye Bye – N’Sync
Ignition – R. Kelly
Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
1 2 Step – Ciara ft. Missy Elliott
Get Lucky – Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
Shake It – Metro Station

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This post was written by Samantha Szapor

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