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50 Of The Most Hype Michael Jackson Songs For Weddings

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Introduction

First off, massive congrats on your upcoming big day! 

We know the road to changing the relationship status from “single” to “til death do us part” wasn’t easy, so it’s only fitting that your wedding music features nothing but the best! 

And who else is one of the best in the biz than the king of pop himself, Michael Jackson! Now, you may only know him for his great dance moves and hits like “Smooth Criminal”, but he’s also actually a romantic, and has plenty of songs in his discography to complete your wedding playlist!

So, in case you’re planning to fill your wedding with his songs and soothing voice, we’ve listed down 50 of the best Michael Jackson songs for weddings. To help make it easier, we’ve also categorized the songs via: romantic ballads, pop anthems, reflective and nostalgic, confident and empowering, and instrumental.

Let’s get started right away! 

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Romantic Ballads

Like we mentioned above, dig just a little in the king of pop’s discography and you’ll find plenty of swoon-worthy romantic ballads. From the smooth and sultry “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” to the more sentimental “You Are Not Alone,” there’s plenty of wedding songs by Michael Jackson in this list that will fit right on your big day! 

  1. “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” (1987)
  2. “The Lady in My Life” (1982)
  3. “You Are Not Alone” (1995)
  4. “She’s Out of My Life” (1980)
  5. “Speechless” (2001)
  6. “You Rock My World” (2001)
  7. “Butterflies” (2001)
  8. “I Can’t Help It” (1979)
  9. “One Day in Your Life” (1981)
  10. “You Are My Life” (2001)

Pop Anthems

Thinking of songs to play at the reception party? Don’t worry, the best Michael Jackson songs for wedding’s got you covered! He’s the king of pop after all, and there’s more than enough hits on his catalogue to keep the party going all night long. If you ask us the best Michael Jackson songs for weddings, however, then you can never go wrong with our top picks right here.

  1. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” (1979)
  2. “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” (1982)
  3. “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” (1982)
  4. “Billie Jean” (1983)
  5. “Thriller” (1982)
  6. “Bad” (1987)
  7. “Beat It” (1983)
  8. “Black or White” (1991)
  9. “Rock with You” (1979)
  10. “Can’t Stop Loving You” (2001)
The best Michael Jackson songs for weddings can make all the difference in your big day.

Reflective and Nostalgic

Looking for more laidback Michael Jackson songs for weddings? Then how about a dose of these reflective and nostalgic hits? Whether you’re just warming up for the party or having a combined parents dance, these songs provide just the right amount of a relaxing atmosphere so nobody gets too tired easily.

  1. “Human Nature” (1982)
  2. “Gone Too Soon” (1991)
  3. “Stranger in Moscow” (1995)
  4. “Childhood” (1995)
  5. “Earth Song” (1995)
  6. “Remember the Time” (1991)
  7. “Who Is It” (1995)
  8. “Smile” (1995)
  9. “Liberian Girl” (1989)
  10. “Will You Be There” (1991)

Confident And Empowering

What’s great about Michael Jackson’s voice is it can easily go from soft and soothing to confident and empowering, making these songs the perfect picks for your hype playlist for the big day. Think explosive entrances and big dance moves (even if you don’t have his dancing chops), and you have yourself a great selection of songs to strut into the reception doors to… much like a smooth criminal (we can’t help ourselves!) 

  1. “Man in the Mirror” (1987)
  2. “Smooth Criminal” (1987)
  3. “Dangerous” (1991)
  4. “Scream” (1995)
  5. “Invincible” (2001)
  6. “Blood on the Dance Floor” (1995)
  7. “They Don’t Care About Us” (1995)
  8. “Unbreakable” (2001)
  9. “Off the Wall” (1979)
  10. “In the Closet” (1991)

Instrumental

If you’re the type to prefer longer and more instrumental songs, then Michael also has a healthy dose for you. Perfect for jamming out at the reception party or strutting up the aisle once you’ve exchanged “I Dos,” these songs will make you feel like a popstar walking off stage after a fantastic show. 

  1. “Jam” (1991)
  2. “D.S.” (1995)
  3. “Tabloid Junkie” (1995)
  4. “Morphine” (1995)
  5. “Speed Demon” (1989)
  6. “Dancing Machine” (Instrumental) (1974)
  7. “Carousel” (1995)
  8. “Sunset Driver” (2001)
  9. “Beautiful Girl” (Demo) (2004)
  10. “A Place with No Name” (2014)

Tips For Picking The Best Michael Jackson Songs For Weddings

  • Reflect on Your Love Story: Start by reflecting on the journey you took together as a couple, and pick songs that meant a lot to you during those times. Lucky for you, Michael Jackson’s discography is varied and large enough that there should be something that resonated with you two along the way. If not, then now’s the perfect time to discover new songs together as a couple!

  • Consider the Vibe of Each Song: Next up, pay attention to the mood of the songs, selecting a mix of upbeat tunes for the dance floor and soulful ballads for intimate moments. After all, nobody wants to be having their first dance over “Thriller” (or do you??) 
     
  • Incorporate Iconic Hits: When choosing songs, you want to add a healthy dose of crowd-pleasers, so make sure to include Michael Jackson’s iconic hits that are universally loved and recognized. Trust us, the oldies will love it!

  • Balance Tempo and Energy: Strike a balance between fast-paced, energetic songs and slow, romantic melodies to keep flow dynamic. After all, you don’t want to run out of upbeat anthems long before the reception party starts. 

  • Mix Eras and Albums: If you’re looking for the best Michael Jackson songs for weddings, then don’t be afraid to really dig deep into his discography. Don’t be afraid to mix different eras and albums as well, as this will help create a diverse playlist we’re sure everybody will surely appreciate. Plus, it gives you a great way to sprinkle the most famous hits at different points in the playlist.

  • Test the Acoustics: When planning your wedding, it’s never a bad idea to visit the venue beforehand to test the acoustics and check whether it will fit the music. This is also the best time to check for any noise restrictions. For example, some venues may not allow music to go above a certain volume level. This way, you can easily adjust. 
     
  • Consult with Your DJ: Your wedding DJ will be in charge of all the music for your big day, so go ahead and consult with them! Not only will this help you further fine-tune the playlist, but you’re also more likely to get insight and suggestions you might not have thought of in the first place. Additionally, this is also the time to talk about any song transitions you might want, just to ensure the event goes without a hitch (we’re not saying that’s what we’ll do when you work with us DJing.ca, but that’s totally what we’ll do!) 
     
  • Trust Your Instincts: Finally, don’t overthink it and just trust your instincts! Just remember that this process should be fun, and one you can share with your partner. So ultimately, pick the songs that speak to you as a couple, and let your wedding DJ (it could totally be us over here at DJing.ca…) handle the rest. 
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Conclusion

And just like that – we’re done! And we hope you’re able to pick all the Michael Jackson songs for weddings that you’ll need for your big day! 

Just remember to trust the process, never be afraid to ask for help from your friends, family, and partner, and don’t overthink it! 

And just in case you still haven’t found the perfect wedding DJ ti play the best Michael Jackson wedding songs, why not consider us here at DJing.ca? We’re not just any DJ company – we’re Canada’s largest, and we maintain our reputation by working with only the top 1% of DJs out of over 5,000+ applicants. That means you will only get the best of the best to play the best Michael Jackson songs for weddings during your big day.

With over 1,000 events under our belt and a stellar 5-star rating, we definitely know how to make your wedding feel as hype as a Michael Jackson concert (hopefully without all the fainting and screaming fans). 

So fill up the form, and let’s chat about all of your wedding music needs!

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