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top 30 Jack Johnson Wedding Songs For Your Feel-Good Playlist!

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A newlywed couple after the ceremony.

Introduction

Tying the knot soon? We’re super excited for you! 

Now, not to put a damper on your wedding planning, but have you already decided what type of music to play? Both the church organ and a string quartet are timeless choices, but how about something more modern? Like some lighthearted tunes from an acoustic singer-songwriter? 

If you agree to that last example, then how about a good dose of Jack Johnson wedding songs? Hailing from Hawaii, the acoustic singer-songwriter is an absolute romantic at heart, writing some of the most feel-good and emotive music out there.

So, if you want to add some island flair to your big day, then we listed down 30 of our favorite Jack Johnson wedding songs, categorized by romantic, slow, and upbeat to fit every moment of the ceremony.

Alright, make yourself a glass of margarita and let’s get started right away!

Table of Contents

A couple getting married while Jack Johnson wedding songs are playing.

Romantic Jack Johnson Wedding Songs

Let’s start with a selection that you can easily drop in your wedding playlist: Jack Johnson’s romantic hits! Now, as someone who grew up in Hawaii, it’s natural for Jack Johnson to be very in touch with his soft and emotional side, which is what he most likely used to write down these heart-tugging hits

“Better Together,” for example, is an easy tune about how everything is just much better when you’re with your partner, while “Banana Pancakes” is all about appreciating life’s slower moments when you’re with your better half. Now, if you want something more delicate for the bridal walk, we highly recommend his seminal hit “Angel,” which is all about appreciating the little things your partner does for you.

  1. “Better Together” (2005)
  2. “Banana Pancakes” (2005)
  3. “Do You Remember” (2008)
  4. “Angel” (2008)
  5. “You and Your Heart” (2010)
  6. “As I Was Saying” (2010)
  7. “Never Fade” (2013)
  8. “Radiate” (2013)
  9. “My Mind Is for Sale” (2017)
  10. “Big Sur” (2017)

Slow and Sentimental Jack Johnson Wedding Songs

When it comes to wedding playlists, you often think of the songs for the ceremony and the reception party, but what about all the times in-between? For that very same reason, we listed down these slower and more intimate Jack Johnson wedding songs, all of which can be played during the quieter moments of your big day.

Whether it’s the cocktail hour, the reception dinner, or any other moment where you don’t want any dead air, these should be perfect! For our personal favorites, however, we recommend “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing,” “Constellations,” and “Sunsets for Somebody Else.” Just trust us and give them a listen! 

  1. “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” (2005)
  2. “Constellations” (2005)
  3. “If I Had Eyes” (2008)
  4. “No Other Way” (2008)
  5. “Red Wine, Mistakes, Mythology” (2010)
  6. “Change” (2010)
  7. “Home” (2013)
  8. “Shot Reverse Shot” (2013)
  9. “Fragments” (2017)
  10. “Sunsets for Somebody Else” (2017)

Upbeat And Energetic Jack Johnson Wedding Songs

Now, it’s not a complete list if we don’t include some of Jack Johnson’s bread and butter, which are upbeat songs! Luckily, they fit right in your reception party playlist, giving your wedding a real Hawaiian vibe that will surely make everyone start dancing along!

Our personal favorite, of course, is “Upside Down,” a charming summer-y song made famous by the movie Curious George. Aside from that, there’s also “I Got You,” “Good People,” and “My Little Girl,” all of which will surely make your reception all the more fun and memorable!

  1. “Upside Down” (2006)
  2. “At or With Me” (2010)
  3. “Washing Dishes” (2010)
  4. “I Got You” (2013)
  5. “Tape Deck” (2013)
  6. “Mudfootball (For Moe Lerner)” (2003)
  7. “Breakdown” (2005)
  8. “Good People” (2005)
  9. “Shotgun” (2006)
  10. “My Little Girl” (2006)
A newlywed couple at the reception table.

FAQ Section About Jack Johnson Wedding Songs

Can we use Jack Johnson’s songs for our first dance?

 

Absolutely! Songs like “Better Together” and “Banana Pancakes” are perfect choices for a romantic first dance, creating a magical moment you’ll cherish forever.

Are there any instrumental options for a more laid-back ambiance?

Certainly! Consider tracks like “Angel” and “Constellations,” which offer beautiful instrumentals that can complement the atmosphere without vocals.

What’s the best Jack Johnson song for a beach wedding?

“Upside Down” is a fantastic choice, as its upbeat and tropical vibes capture the essence of a beach celebration. Plus, it’s Curious George’s favorite Jack Johnson song!

A couple at the reception party where Jack Johnson wedding songs are playing.

Jack Johnson's Impact And Chart History

Jack Johnson’s influence on the music industry and the wedding scene cannot be overstated. With a career spanning several decades, Johnson has consistently delivered heartfelt and relatable songs, earning him a special place in the hearts of fans around the world, especially those who are always looking to have an easy time! 

Throughout his career, Jack Johnson has achieved remarkable success on various music charts. His top hits include “Upside Down,” “Banana Pancakes,” “Better Together,” and “I Got You,” all of which have placed at the Billboard Top 100!  These songs have not only topped the charts but have also become timeless classics, often finding a place in wedding playlists.

Guests partying and listening to Jack Johnson wedding songs.

Tips for Picking Jack Johnson Wedding Songs

  • Consider the Moment – Tailor your song choices to different wedding moments. Use romantic tunes for the first dance, slow and sentimental ones for emotional moments, and upbeat tracks for the much-awaited reception party!
     
  • Personal Connection – Jack Johnson fan? We are too. So why not sprinkle your favorite Jack Johnson songs in the wedding playlist? It doesn’t even have to be Jack Johnson per se, but just make sure your playlist is filled with songs that hold significance to you and your partner will already make it better! (and well… we already know you have good taste in music…)
     
  • Instrumentals for Transitions – Utilize instrumental tracks for transitional moments during the ceremony or as background music during dinner to maintain a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. And in case you can’t find some, you can always ask your wedding DJ to make a special remix for you!
     
  • Personalized Wedding Favors – In case you’re planning on giving away wedding favors, consider adding a USB or a CD that contains your wedding playlist as a token of appreciation for your guests. Trust us, a little goes a long way, even in playlists!
     
  • Consult with Your DJ – Once you’ve finalized your playlist, the next step is to talk to your wedding DJ in order to discuss song transitions, the flow of the event, and any certain musical cues you want to have. Additionally, it’s also good to ask for some advice from them, as you’ll likely get insight that can make your wedding better than it already is!
     
  • Explore Jack Johnson’s Discography – Beyond the well-known hits, explore Jack Johnson’s entire discography to discover hidden gems that might suit your wedding theme. And if you run out, you can always add your favorite songs by other artists. It’s all up to you!
     
  • Test the Waters – Before finalizing your playlist, consider testing a few songs with your partner to ensure they have the right feel to them. A few rounds of (sweet) dancing should do it! 
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Conclusion

When it comes to curating that perfect wedding playlist, a little goes a long way… and by little, we mean Jack Johnson’s signature stripped down songs featuring nothing but his voice and guitar!

So, whether you’re looking for the perfect song for the bridal walk, some bangers for the reception party or anything in between, we hope our list of Jack Johnson wedding songs was able to help! 

But, if you want to make sure that those songs you painstakingly chose are all played at the perfect time, then why not work with us at DJing.ca

As Canada’s largest DJ company, our team at DJing.ca have more than 1,000+ events under our belt, all while our DJs work hard to maintain our stellar 5-star rating. What’s more, all of our services come at great rates and come with our industry-leading customer service!

So, contact us today for a quote and we’ll be right with you to discuss your upcoming nuptials! We can’t wait to hear from you!

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