10 Hottest Wedding Songs for 2016
Looking to take the modern route for your wedding songs? Here are our top new wedding song picks of 2016.
“Yours” by Russell Dickerson
Sweet, powerful and straight from the heart, this country tune is everything a first dance song should be. (We also love the acoustic version for the ceremony!)
Lyrics you’ll love: “I came to life when I first kissed you/The best me has his arms around you/You make me better than I was before/Thank God I’m yours”
“Remedy” by Adele
The world’s beloved, soulful crooner Adele is back with her third album full of irresistible love ballads. Knock everyone off their feet with this gorgeous, moving track as your first dance song.
Lyrics you’ll love: “Come whatever, I’ll be the shelter that won’t let the rain come through/Your love, it is my truth/And I will always love you”
“Hold My Hand” by Jess Glynne
With its infectiously upbeat tempo, this modern disco jam will coax everyone onto the dance floor. And if you’re planning a confetti drop, during this song is the time to let it fly!
Lyrics you’ll love: “Darling, hold my hand/Oh, won’t you hold my hand?/’Cause I don’t wanna walk on my own anymore, won’t you understand?/’Cause I don’t wanna walk alone”
“Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett
Here’s another lovely country song with a message we can totally get behind: As long as you have each other, you’ll be eternally happy. You can almost hear your guests’ collective “awww.”
Lyrics you’ll love: “If I never get to see the Northern lights/Or if I never get to see the Eiffel Tower at night/Oh if all I got is your hand in my hand/Baby I could die a happy man”
“Cake by the Ocean” by DNCE
Reminiscent of Maroon 5’s sound, this new pop rock group knows how to get people moving with this song’s super-catchy bass line and undeniably danceable beat. Although we’ve heard rumors that “cake by the ocean” might be a cheeky euphemism, we like to think it’s mostly about actually eating cake—wedding cake, of course!
Lyrics you’ll love: “Talk to me, baby/I’m going blind from this sweet, sweet craving…/I keep on hoping we’ll eat cake by the ocean”
“One Call Away” by Charlie Puth
Who wouldn’t want their very own superman? Charlie Puth’s sweet falsetto takes this already romantic pop song to new levels. Play “One Call Away” at your wedding as a tender tribute to your new spouse.
Lyrics you’ll love: “I’m only one call away/I’ll be there to save the day/Superman got nothing on me/I’m only one call away”
“Always” by Chuck Wicks
There’s no better way to celebrate your union than slow dancing to this crazy-romantic country song about sharing your love forever and always.
Lyrics you’ll love: “I need you baby/Call me crazy/When I know yes I know yes I know/This feeling will stay/Always”
“Sorry” by Justin Bieber
Sorry we’re not “Sorry” for this pick! Justin Bieber’s chart-topper (well, one of many) has everyone going crazy on the dance floor. The song’s totally chill, island-inspired beat is fresh and contagious, so kick off your heels for this number—trust us, it’ll make you and your guests want to move.
Lyrics you’ll love: “Is it too late now to say sorry?/Yeah, I know that I let you down/Is it too late to say I’m sorry now?”
“Stand by You” by Rachel Platten
“Stand by You” is a feel-good anthem, through and through. With a medium tempo and full, celebratory sound, it bears an uplifting message of hope and companionship that’s perfect for your wedding reception.
Lyrics you’ll love: ” ‘Cause I’m gonna stand by you/Even if we’re breaking down, we can find a way to break through/Even if we can’t find heaven, I’ll walk through hell with you/Love, you’re not alone, ’cause I’m gonna stand by you”
“Over and Over Again” by Nathan Sykes featuring Ariana Grande
This dreamy and emotional ballad reminds us of John Legend’s “All of Me” (so you know it’s good!). Brimming with romantic lyrics and a beautiful melody, “Over and Over Again” just belongs at a wedding.
Lyrics you’ll love: “So don’t ever think I need more/I’ve got the one to live for/No one else will do/Yeah, I’m telling you/Just put your heart in my hands”