100 Classic Wedding Songs (Set the Perfect Tone For The Big Day)

Wedding season is just around the corner and this is the time when everyone starts looking for classic wedding songs to play at the wedding. There is no denying the fact that creating an appropriate playlist to play at a wedding is a tough task! 

The person responsible for creating a playlist needs to make sure that the list is filled with songs that will make the guests feel the beauty of the moment instantly.

When it comes to choosing songs, just like picking the correct wedding DJ gear, to fill up the wedding playlist, there are various considerations to make. The DJ can check out the guest list and see the prominent age and gender proportion, which would let him choose songs that appeal to the audience.

Or, he could simply look for the cheerful songs that are mostly played at weddings.

Nonetheless, there is one thing that the DJ can and should do, which is quite a ‘distinct’ step to take.

That is…choosing classical wedding songs!

Yes, you read that right. Classic wedding songs have a charm of their own! 

Once you put this list on the play, you would be able to see the guests getting mesmerized, going back to their memory lanes, and feeling alive in the moment. Honestly, the old, classic wedding songs would invoke emotions much more efficiently than the new age, fast-paced songs. 

A wedding ceremony is a sacred one! It’s the time when two souls connect to each other forever! This is why it is important to make sure everything including the wedding playlist is just perfect. 

Classic wedding songs are timeless! This is why they add beauty to the ceremony and make it unforgettable. 

At the same time, if the ceremony is being attended by the grandparents and even the parents of the couple and a major chunk of the guest list consists of the elderly members of the family, the classic wedding songs would bring back the sweet memories of the time when they were young.

The love for classic songs is not confined to the elders only. Even the millennials and Gen Z love them and really connect to their lyrics. The instrumental versions of these songs are still played at a lot of restaurants as they evoke the emotions of calmness and tranquility. 

We have curated a list of top tried and tested DJ tips to help you add some of the most mesmerizing 100 classic wedding songs to your playlist, which will surely get you applause from the guests. 

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Classic Songs With A Sweet Melody

You would be amazed to know that a lot of DJs mention that classic songs with sweet melodies are the most requested genre to be played at weddings. The classic songs that came out in the 70s and 80s still appeal to listeners and are hugely popular everywhere. 

Though they were released decades ago, even Gen Z finds them extremely sweet to the ears. 

  1. Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven
  2. Toccata by Charles-Marie Widor
  3. The Swan by Camille Saint-Saens
  4. Bridal Chorus by Richard Wagner
  5. Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven
  6. Spring (the Four Seasons) by Antonio Vivaldi
  7. Flower Duet by Léo Delibes
  8. Cello Suite No.1 In G Major by Johan Sebastian Bach
  9. Largo from Symphony No.9 by Antonín Leopold Dvořák
  10. Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
  11. A Thousand Years by Vitamin String Quartet
  12. Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn
  13. Crown Imperial: A Coronation March by Sir William Walton
  14. Jupiter by Gustav Holst
  15. Music for the Royal Fireworks by George Frideric Handel
  16. Concerning Hobbits by Vitamin String Quartet
  17. Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph Willibald Gluck
  18. A Whole New World by Alan Menkin & Tim Rice
  19. Glasgow Love Theme by Craig Armstrong
  20. Summertime by George Gershwin

Walking Down The Aisle

There is no denying the fact that walking down the aisle is the most memorable time for the bride. It’s equally amazing for the ones who are gathered to become a part of this joyous time. This is why the music played while the soon-to-be wife walks down the aisle needs to be a special one.

Mostly, the wedding ceremonies have a single processional song. However, if you wish, you can opt for more than one, or can even mix a few songs to create a medley. 

Also, if the distance that the bride has to cover while walking the aisle is very long, you may have to choose different songs to play while this happens.

Here are some ideas:

  1. Romance Classical Guitar by folk piece
  2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream Op. 61: IX. Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn
  3. The Swan (Le Cygne) by Saint Saens
  4. Una Furtiva Lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
  5. She Moves Through the Fair by Irish song
  6. The Voyage
  7. Growing Up Beside You by Paolo Nutini
  8.  Canon in D, P.37 by Johann Pachelbel, Edward Brewer, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  9.  Suite Bergamasque: III. Clair de Lune (arr. A. Reed): Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy, Alfred Reed, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Keith Clark
  10. Ave Maria, by Johann Sebastian Bach, Charles Gounod, Nora Shulman, and Judy Loman
  11.  Lakmé: El Dúo de la Flor, by Mado Robin, Libero De Luca, Agnes Disney, Jean Borthayre, Claudine Collart, Simeon LeMaitre, and Léo Delibes
  12.  Trumpet Voluntary, by Elixer
  13.  Serenade, ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,’ K 525: II. Romanza by Andante, by the Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
  14.  The Carnival of the Animals: XIV. The Swan, by Bernhard Jarvis
  15.  Solomon, HWV 67: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, by Georg Friedrich Handel
  16.  Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351, by Georg Friedrich Handel
  17.  Una Furtiva Lagrima, by Gaetano Donizetti
  18.  Les Troyens by Marche Troyenne, by Hector Berlioz
  19.  The Prince of Denmark’s March, by Jeremiah Clarke
  20.  Rondeau From ‘Sinfonie de Fanfares,by Jean-Joseph Mouret

wedding processional songs classical

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Classic Songs For The Dance After The Wedding

Now that the couple is officially husband and wife, it is time to celebrate. You’ll be able to fill the playlist up with unlimited classic party songs and the guests would love to dance to the tunes. Play them after the couple has taken the vows and celebrate with them to the fullest. 

  1.  Stayin’ Alive by Bee Gees
  2.  Let’s Stay Together by Al Green
  3.  I Write the Songs by Barry Manilow
  4. Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) by 7 Version The Jacksons.
  5.  Happy by Pharrell Williams 
  6. Hopelessly Devoted to You by Olivia Newton-John
  7.  Your Song by Elton John
  8.  You Needed Me by Anne Murray
  9.  Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye
  10.  Electric Boogie by Marcia Griffiths
  11. Seasons in the SunTerry Jacks.
  12. Boogie Wonderland (with The Emotions)Earth, Wind & Fire, The Emotions.
  13.  Turn the Beat Around by Vicki Sue Robinson
  14.  Macho Man by Village People
  15.  I Wanna Be Your Lover by Prince
  16. BlockbusterSweet.
  17.  Hey Ya! by Outkast
  18.  We Go Together by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
  19.  Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder
  20.  Blame It On the Boogie by The Jacksons
  21. Yes Sir, I Can Boogie – Baccara
  22.  I’ll Be There by Jackson 5
  23. Rock the BoatHues Corporation.
  24.  You Are the Sunshine of My Life by Stevie Wonder
  25.  This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) by Natalie Cole
  26.  Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder
  27. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) by James Taylor
  28.  Thank You for Being a Friend by Andrew Gold
  29.  Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel
  30.  Do Ya Think I’m Sexy by Rod Stewart

Classic Dance Songs With Great Lyrics

A notable thing about classic dance songs is that they have some really meaningful lyrics. Even while dancing on them, you can amuse yourself with the beautiful words and phrases they possess. 

If you are looking for classic dance songs that have beautiful lyrics, here are some options to pick from. 

  1. Let’s Stay Together by Al Green
  2. Lionel Richie by ‘Hello’
  3. I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)Whitney Houston
  4. REO Speedwagon by ‘Keep on Loving You’
  5. The Style Council by ‘You’re the Best Thing’
  6. Spandau Ballet by ‘True’
  7. I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner 
  8. Cyndi Lauper by ‘Time After Time’
  9.  You Needed Me by Anne Murray
  10. Stevie Wonder by ‘I Just Called to Say I Love You’
  11. Whitney Houston by ‘Saving All My Love for You’
  12. Careless Whisper by George Michael
  13. Lionel Richie & Diana Ross by ‘Endless Love’
  14. Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye
  15. Three Times a Lady by The Commodores
  16. Jennifer Rush by ‘The Power of Love’
  17.  I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston 
  18. Just the Two of Us by Grover Washington 
  19. ‘At Last’ by Etta James
  20. ‘Maps’ by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Classic Songs To Put Your Hair Down

Weddings are joyous events and putting your hair down to celebrate the happiness of the couple is one thing all the guests look forward to. For that, the DJ needs to come up with some really bombastic songs with energetic tunes that will force guests to put their hair down. 

Here are some amazing songs that will make the guests go crazy dancing to the tunes. 

  1. True by Spandau Ballet
  2. I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston
  3. Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  4. Lovesong by the Cure
  5. You Make My Dreams (Come True) by Hall & Oates
  6. Dead Or Alive by You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
  7. What’s Love Got To Do With It? by Tina Turner
  8. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
  9. Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer
  10. Rock the Casbah by The Clash

traditional wedding processional songs

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A perfect wedding playlist should be a combination of old and new songs, and the charm of classic wedding songs cannot be ignored.

Classic songs have a special place in everyone’s heart and they bring out the emotions and feelings of people from all age groups. Therefore, it’s a great idea to play classic songs at your wedding.

So, what classic songs are you planning for your wedding?