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50 Of The Best Garter Throw Songs For The Perfect Wedding Toss

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The garter throw song is played while the groom removes the garter from the bride.


Ah, the garter throw tradition.

Easily the steamiest (👀) part of any wedding party, the garter throw is the male equivalent of the bouquet toss, where the groom slips off the garter from the bride and tosses it to a number of available bachelors.

While the tradition itself is nowhere as popular as it used to be, it’s still a fun (*whispers* and sensual) moment that can be incorporated into any wedding, including yours! (hey, we see ya!) 

That said, have you ever wondered what type of song the DJ usually plays during this moment? If you haven’t got a clue, then you’re in luck! Because we went ahead and already compiled a list of the top garter throw songs for your convenience (it pays to always think ahead buddy!)

Categorized by genre for easy picking, this list of the best garter toss songs should help you get that item ticked off of your wedding planning checklist. 

Let’s start!

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Classic Garter Throw Songs

If you’re looking for a garter toss song that will eventually get people excited for the dance floor, then there’s a pretty good chance (about 95%!!) that everybody in the crowd will already know these hits! And hey, the classics are classics for a reason!  

  1. “Superstition” – Stevie Wonder
  2. “Brown Eyed Girl” – Van Morrison
  3. “Twist and Shout” – The Beatles
  4. “My Girl” – The Temptations
  5. “Pretty Woman” – Roy Orbison
  6. “Build Me Up Buttercup” – The Foundations
  7. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Elvis Presley
  8. “I Want to Hold Your Hand” – The Beatles
  9. “Stand By Me” – Ben E. King
  10. “Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond

R&B Garter Throw Songs

If your groom (or maybe you’re the groom yourself!) fancy on showcasing some of his sexiest dance moves before the actual toss, then you can’t go wrong with these R&B garter toss songs. Easily the perfect mix of steamy and wedding-ready, these picks will surely up the heat on the dance floor, so better keep the 🧯🧯 ready! 

  1. “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  2. “Crazy in Love” – Beyonce ft. Jay-Z 
  3. “Adore” – Prince
  4. “Sexual Healing” – Marvin Gaye
  5. “I Want You Back” – Jackson 5
  6. “No Diggity” – Backstreet ft. Dr. Dre
  7. “Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)” – Ashanti
  8. “You’re All I Need to Get By” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  9. “How Deep Is Your Love” – Bee Gees
  10. “I Feel It Coming” – The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk

Rock Garter Throw Songs

Looking to up the tempo and the volume of the garter toss? If so, then how about a helping of some rock n’ roll? Ranging from classic rock to more contemporary bangers, these rock hits will have everybody throwing a head bang or two (okay maybe not the grandparents). Idea: have the groom wear a rock-inspired outfit. Trust us… every guy has dreams of feeling like a total rockstar… 🤘

  1. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Def Leppard
  2. “You Shook Me All Night Long” – AC/DC
  3. “Sweet Child o’ Mine” – Guns N’ Roses
  4. “Hot for Teacher” – Van Halen
  5. “Sharp Dressed Man” – ZZ Top
  6. “Bad to the Bone” – George Thorogood & The Destroyers
  7. “Rock You Like a Hurricane” – Scorpions
  8. “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” – KISS
  9. “Start Me Up” – The Rolling Stones
  10. “Livin’ on a Prayer” – Bon Jovi

Country Garter Throw Songs

Hey, who says country music can’t be sexy? We certainly don’t, which is why we included this list of the best country garter throw songs for you! Maybe have the groom wear some country boots and dance a little country two-step before the actual toss? We’re giggling already! ☺️

  1. “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” – Big & Rich
  2. “Chicken Fried” – Zac Brown Band
  3. “Wagon Wheel” – Old Crow Medicine Show
  4. “Honey Bee” – Blake Shelton
  5. “My Front Porch Looking In” – Lonestar
  6. “Here for the Party” – Gretchen Wilson
  7. “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” – Travis Tritt
  8. “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” – Brooks & Dunn
  9. “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” – Shania Twain
  10. “Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line

Funny Garter Throw Songs

A lot of times, funny is also sexy, so how about a humorous twist on the classic garter toss with these songs? Whether you want to lighten up the moment or want everybody to get a bit rowdy (hey, it’s a wedding party!), these song picks will surely get everybody in a fun mood. 

  1. “Let’s Get It On” – Marvin Gaye
  2. “I Will Always Love You” – Whitney Houston
  3. “I’m Too Sexy” – Right Said Fred
  4. “I Touch Myself” – Divinyls
  5. “Gold Digger” – Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx
  6. “It’s Raining Men” – The Weather Girls
  7. “Hit the Road Jack” – Ray Charles
  8. “Sexy and I Know It” – LMFAO
  9. “My Humps” – The Black Eyed Peas
  10. “Baby Got Back” – Sir Mix-a-Lot
The wedding garter is traditionally worn by the bride.

Best Practices For Choosing A Garter Throw Song

  • Consider Your Audience: While the garter toss is all about the bride, groom, and the bachelors, it’s always a good idea to think about the age range and musical preferences of the people present in the wedding. After all, you can never go wrong with picking a song that everyone in the audience will enjoy!

  • Showcase Your Personality: Another good tip is to pick a song that will show the personalities of the newlyweds! Do you want something more romantic? Humorous? Or maybe even something cheeky and unique? Either way, the garter toss song is a great opportunity to show it to the crowd, so have fun with it! 

  • Coordinate with the DJ: Of course, we always recommend coordinating with your DJ to ensure that the transition from the reception to the garter toss is smooth and seamless. You can even go extra with this, and request for a remix of the songs included! For example, you can start with a slow song before complimenting the groom’s entrance with an equally surprising tune! Whatever direction you end up going, always plan everything with your DJ beforehand to help maintain the flow of the event. 

  • Lyrics Matter: Another thing to pay attention to is the lyrical content of the song you’ll pick. Do you want a more meaningful song? Or maybe you want to save that for the first dance and instead play a more humorous pick for this moment? You can even play some raunchy lyrics if you’re up for it! 👀 We can’t promise that you won’t get some disapproving looks from the elderly, but it’s your party at the end of the day! 

  • Consider the Beat: Next up, consider the garter toss song’s tempo and rhythm! Does the groom want a high-energy dance to show off some of his killer dance moves (that he totally didn’t learn just the other day)? Or maybe both of you prefer a slower, and more sensual vibe? If you’re up for it, you can even go for a cheeky and innocent little lap dance from your husband 🫢 because why not?? This is also the time to incorporate a funny prop or unexpected dance move! 

  • Practice the Toss: Planning any special moves or choreography for the actual garter toss? Then it’s a good idea to practice it beforehand! After all, you don’t want your new husband chucking the garter all the way up the ceiling (the ceiling isn’t actually a bachelor, mind you) or across the room where nobody is waiting to catch it!

  • Keep It Comfortable: While it’s easy to make the moment raunchy and/or steamy, you can’t go wrong with keeping it PG-13. After all, the garter toss is still a public event, so make sure that everyone present is comfortable! 

  • Add Some Crowd-Work: If the garter toss is a prelude to the party, then why not choose a garter throwing song that everyone can sing along or dance to? Doing so is a surefire way of creating a more engaging and memorable experience for everyone, so go wild with it! Tip: If the groom and groomsmen are up for it, they can even perform a choreographed dance that everyone in the crowd can easily pick up and dance along to! 

  • Capture the Moment: Last but not least, make sure that the photographer and videographer are ready to capture the moment. The garter toss is a candid and often humorous moment, so why not preserve these memories for years to come? Great thing is, DJ services often come with photography and videography services as a package, so you can have all of this taken care of with one easy transaction!
A DJ setup during a wedding with a garter throw moment.

Final Thoughts

To sum it up, the garter throw is a long-standing tradition that can easily be elevated by complementing it with the perfect song, and part of that is picking one that best reflects the personalities of the newlyweds. 

But since narrowing it down isn’t always so easy, we hope our list of the best garter throw songs helped you finally seal the deal and move on to the next part of your wedding planning.

And just in case you’ve finally picked a song but don’t have a DJ yet to play it, you’re more than welcome to reach out to us at DJing.ca. As Canada’s largest DJ company, we’ve personally handpicked the top 1% from a pool of 5,000+, ensuring you’re getting only the best music spinners for your big day. 

We’ve also successfully performed at more than 1,000+ events and maintain a 5-star rating, and we’re ready to help you find the perfect garter toss song to keep the party exciting!

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