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Top 50 Gay Wedding Songs for Your Big Day

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Couple partying into the reception to gay wedding songs

Introduction

Weddings are like awesome parties celebrating love! And you know what makes a party super cool? The music! 🎵 

Here, we’re diving into something special: the top 50 gay wedding songs across different genres of music! These are the songs we picked based on: popularity, in-demand requests, and versatility. 

And of course, we chose some of the most iconic LGBTQ+ anthems that will make your day pop off with fun and party!

Table of Contents

Pop

This genre is as bubbly as your Aunt Mildred after a mimosa (take it easy, Auntie!). These gay wedding songs are the sugar rush your ceremony needs. Get ready to dance down the aisle like it’s your own personal disco, and if Uncle Bob starts doing the Macarena, just go with it. 🕺

  1. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” – Whitney Houston
  2. “Dancing Queen” – ABBA
  3. “Love on Top” – Beyoncé
  4. “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” – Justin Timberlake
  5. “I’m Coming Out” – Diana Ross
  6. “Marry You” – Bruno Mars
  7. “I Say a Little Prayer” – Aretha Franklin
  8. “Happy” – Pharrell Williams
  9. “You Make My Dreams” – Hall & Oates
  10. “I Want to Hold Your Hand” – The Beatles
  11. “Born This Way” – Lady Gaga
  12. “Beautiful” – Christina Aguilera
  13. “Express Yourself” – Madonna
  14. “True Colors” – Cyndi Lauper
  15. “Brave” – Sara Bareilles

R&B

Picture this – you and your partner slow-dancing to romantic wedding songs like you’re in a ’90s music video. These gay wedding songs are just like your comfort romantic comedy film – heartwarming with a dash of sass. Cue the saxophone!

  1. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  2. “At Last” – Etta James
  3. “Lovely Day” – Bill Withers
  4. “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” – Stevie Wonder
  5. “Let’s Stay Together” – Al Green
  6. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” – Stevie Wonder
  7. “I Will Always Love You” – Whitney Houston
  8. “I Want to Know What Love Is” – Foreigner
  9. “Endless Love” – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
  10. “Isn’t She Lovely” – Stevie Wonder
  11. “Adore” – Prince
  12. “I Can’t Make You Love Me” – Bonnie Raitt (covered by Tank)
  13. “Everything” – Mary J. Blige
  14. “No Ordinary Love” – Sade
  15. “Let’s Get It On” – Marvin Gaye
Couple sharing their vows with gay wedding songs playing in the background

Electronic/Dance

Who says weddings can’t be a rave? Electronic/Dance music is crashing the party, bringing lights, beats, and your Aunt Linda attempting the worm. Get ready to party like it’s 2099 – glow sticks optional but highly encouraged. 🪩
  1. “Dancing On My Own” – Robyn
  2. “Finally” – CeCe Peniston
  3. “I Gotta Feeling” – The Black Eyed Peas
  4. “Get Lucky” – Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams
  5. “Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
  6. “Electricity” – Silk City, Dua Lipa
  7. “One More Time” – Daft Punk
  8. “Latch” – Disclosure ft. Sam Smith
  9. “Titanium” – David Guetta ft. Sia
  10. “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  11. “Dance Again” – Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull
  12. “On The Floor” – Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull
  13. “I Love It” – Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX
  14. “Wake Me Up” – Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc
  15. “Physical” – Dua Lipa

Rock

Rock ‘n’ roll, baby! Expect some air guitar solos and possibly a dramatic slow-motion run through a field of flowers (if you’re doing a backyard ceremony, that is). It’s your wedding – anything goes!

  1. “I Want to Break Free” – Queen
  2. “You’re My Best Friend” – Queen
  3. “I’m a Believer” – The Monkees
  4. “Don’t Stop Believin'” – Journey
  5. “Livin’ on a Prayer” – Bon Jovi
  6. “Sweet Child O’ Mine” – Guns N’ Roses
  7. “Here Comes the Sun” – The Beatles
  8. “All You Need Is Love” – The Beatles
  9. “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – Aerosmith
  10. “Love Shack” – The B-52’s
  11. “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen
  12. “Somebody to Love” – Queen
  13. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” – Elton John
  14. “We Will Rock You” – Queen
  15. “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” – KISS

Country

Country vibes are rolling in with love stories, cowboy boots, and more yeehaw moments than you can count. Heartfelt wedding songs with a side of twang – how can you get wrong with that? Grab your partner, throw on your best denim, and let the good times roll! 🤠

  1. “Bless the Broken Road” – Rascal Flatts
  2. “From This Moment On” – Shania Twain
  3. “Amazed” – Lonestar
  4. “I Cross My Heart” – George Strait
  5. “It’s Your Love” – Tim McGraw, Faith Hill
  6. “Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett
  7. “Wanted” – Hunter Hayes
  8. “Forever and Ever, Amen” – Randy Travis
  9. “Then” – Brad Paisley
  10. “God Gave Me You” – Blake Shelton
  11. “My Front Porch Looking In” – Lonestar
  12. “I Keep on Lovin’ You” – Reba McEntire
  13. “To Make You Feel My Love” – Garth Brooks
  14. “You’re Still the One” – Shania Twain
  15. “Love Story” – Taylor Swift

Frequently Asked Questions About Gay Wedding Songs

Couple walking into the reception as gay wedding songs play

How do I Choose a First Dance Song that Resonates with Us?

Choosing the perfect first dance song is a personal decision. To narrow down your options:

  • Consider Your Shared Moments: Think about songs that hold a special memory. Did you have a song during your first date or first kiss? Those could be perfect contenders!
  • Reflect on Your Tastes: What genres or artists do you both enjoy? If you share a common musical taste, it might be easier to find a song that both of you like.
  • Check the Lyrics: Ensure the lyrics align with your feelings and the overall mood you want. Some couples prefer romantic ballads, while others lean towards upbeat and fun tracks.
  • Practice Dancing: If you have a few options in mind, practice a slow dance to each one. This will help you determine which gay wedding song feels comfortable and matches your dancing style.

How Can We Incorporate LGBTQ+ Anthems into Our Playlist?

Incorporating LGBTQ+ anthems into your playlist adds a special touch to your celebration. Here’s how you can do it:

  • Create a Dedicated Section: Designate a section in your playlist specifically for LGBTQ+ anthems. This could be during the dancing portion of the reception or as background music during cocktail hour. Or you can even stick to gay wedding songs all throughout the event – it’s your call!
  • Mix Classics with Contemporary Hits: Include a mix of classic anthems along with contemporary hits from queer artists. This way, you bridge the gap between generations and celebrate the growth of LGBTQ+ music. Two birds in one!
  • Collaborate with Your DJ or Band: Share your intention to include LGBTQ+ anthems with your DJ or band. They can help seamlessly work with these songs and play the best ones depending on the wedding stage.

How Can I Navigate Family Traditions with Diverse Music Choices?

Balancing diverse music choices with family traditions can be achieved with thoughtful planning:

  • Communicate Early: Let your families know in advance about your intention to have a diverse playlist. Open communication helps set expectations and ensures everyone feels included.
  • Create Sections: Designate different sections for various genres or cultural influences. For example, you can have a section for more traditional wedding songs, followed by a section with diverse and inclusive choices.
  • Ask for Input: If you’re comfortable, ask your families for song suggestions. This can be a fun way to involve them in the planning process and find common ground.

What Criteria Should We Consider When Choosing Songs for Different Wedding Moments?

Choosing songs for different wedding moments involves considering the mood, significance, and personal preferences. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Entrance: For the entrance, select a song that reflects the energy you want. It can be upbeat for a lively entrance or something sentimental for a more emotional touch.
  • Ceremony: During the ceremony, choose songs that complement the ambiance. Soft and melodic tunes work well for intimate ceremonies, while more energetic tracks suit larger celebrations.
  • Recessional: The recessional marks the celebration after saying ‘I do.’ Opt for a joyous and celebratory song that reflects the excitement of officially being married. Yay! 💐
  • Party/Reception: For the party or reception wedding songs, the rule of thumb is to always keep it fun. Stick to one genre, preferably pop or electronic dance, so that all your guests can have a good time.

What's the Best Way to Keep the Energy High with Upbeat Songs?

Setting the tone for a lively celebration involves choosing upbeat songs that energize the atmosphere. Here’s how to achieve it:
  • Consider Tempo and Beats: Pay attention to the tempo and beats per minute (BPM) of the songs. Upbeat songs typically have a faster tempo, making them perfect for dancing and creating a lively ambiance.
  • Include Crowd-Pleasers: Choose songs that are known crowd-pleasers. These can be hits that everyone recognizes and can’t resist dancing to. A quick look at the current Billboard charts will definitely help!
  • Plan Transitions: Plan the transitions between songs to maintain a consistent energy level. A smooth flow from one upbeat track to another keeps the dance floor alive and kicking. We don’t want those awkward transitions in our playlist! 🤦
  • Engage with Your DJ or Band: Communicate and ask questions with your DJ or band. They can help curate a playlist that keeps the energy flowing and ensures a packed dance floor.

Final Thoughts

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From timeless classics to contemporary anthems, each song on our curated list is carefully selected to match any wedding theme. We hope you find the best one (or ones) to play during your most-awaited day. We’re excited to see you sing and dance with our top picks!

Now that you’re armed with insights into the best gay wedding songs, the next step is bringing it to life with the right DJ. If you’re on the lookout for DJ services, DJing.ca is here for you! As Canada’s largest DJ company, we’ve handpicked the top 1% of DJs from a pool of over 5,000+. 

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