27 Amazing Beatles Songs for a Wedding

beatles 3The Beatles are a great source of music for a wedding.

Parents of the couple likely grew up listening to them and then all of the younger guests, including the bride and groom, likely grew up listening to them in the car or around the house.

For me, my mom always had on the classic rock station, which played a heaping of Beatles (once or twice a year, they’d play their entire collection over a weekend, from A to Z).

The Beatles can bring together generations and are well known by all and that’s why I play at least one of there songs at almost every wedding.

Here are some of my songs by the Beatles that I play at weddings:

    Beatles Love Songs For a Wedding

    Beatles First Dance or Slow Dance Love Songs

  1. The Beatles – Till There Was You A really sweet Beatles love song
  2. The Beatles – And I Love Her
  3. The Beatles – In My Life This one isn’t great for a first dance but could be perfect for the father bride dance or the mother groom dance.
  4. The Beatles – Here There and Everywhere This is a really sweet Beatles love song for a wedding. Could be used for a first dance or just during dinner.
  5. Beatles Songs for Dancing

  6. The Beatles – Twist and Shout I would say that this is one of the most popular wedding songs out ever. It’s easy for people to dance to (they tell you what to do in the song) and it is one the Beatles oldest songs. I personally don’t play it too often as it’s not one of my favs, but I do get to it once in a while and it is guaranteed to get people dancing (if you’re looking for that kind of song.
  7. The Beatles – Can’t Buy Me Love This is a great song for a wedding. It talks about love, have a great (easy to dance to) beat and is very well known.
  8. The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There This is one of my favourite Beatles songs for wedding dancing. I’ve started many a dance floor with this one. It has such a fun energy to it :)
  9. The Beatles – Ob-La Di, Ob-La-Da I think that I’ve only played this one once or twice, but it can be a great sing-a-long.
  10. The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night Not quite a guaranteed dance floor hit like the ones above, but another good option with a great dancing beat + it talks about love.
  11. Beatles last dance songs

  12. The Beatles – Hey Jude I’ve played this as a last song a numerous weddings. It’s super fun to sing along to and it’s the perfect tempo (not too slow but not too fast) to end the night
  13. The Beatles – With A Little Help From My Friends Another sing-a-long that is somewhere between slow and fast and can be a great end to the night while surrounded by your friends.
  14. Beatles songs for cocktail hour or dinner

    The songs below are great happy/loving Beatles songs that are too fast for slow dancing (like a first dance) but too slow for a party.

  15. The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun One of the only non-love songs on the list. I really like this one though because it is so happy.
  16. The Beatles – All You Need Is Love I’ve had a lot of clients use this for their recessional song. I think it’s a great choice.
  17. The Beatles – Something
  18. The Beatles – Eight Days A Week I always try to include a lot of “love” songs at weddings and this one is all about it
  19. The Beatles – Oh! Darling
  20. The Beatles – Love Me Do I love to play Love Me Do towards the end of dinner to try to get people in the mood for dancing. It’s an amazing toe-tapping track.
  21. The Beatles – Across the Universe (naked version) – I think this is also a great choice for a mother son dance. If you want more suggestions for that part of your reception, check out these 20 non-cheesy mother son dance songs
  22. The Beatles – I Wanna Be Your Man
  23. The Beatles – I’ve Just Seen A Face
  24. The Beatles – When I’m Sixty-Four A bit cliche but still a fun and appropriate song.
  25. The Beatles – Two of Us
  26. The Beatles – You Really Got a Hold On Me Another great toe-tapping love song by the Beatles.
  27. The Beatles – Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
  28. The Beatles – I Will
  29. The Beatles – All My Loving
  30. The Beatles – Blackbird This one is perfect if you’re looking for a sweet background music type song.

20 Songs for the Mother Groom Dance

Looking for a mother son dance song? Here are 20 suggestions that will suit many tastes of your mom. There are more suggestions out on the internet, but a lot of them are either super cheesy or inappropriate.

Note: it can feel a little long to be dancing with just you and your mom on the dance floor for over 4min. For my customers, I try to find a spot somewhere between the 2:45 – 4min mark where I can nicely fade out the song. You may want to ask your DJ to do the same.

1. The Beatles – Across the Universe (naked version) – If your mom is a Beatles fan, she’ll love this striped down version of Across the Universe.
2. The Byrds – Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) – Not at all cheesy and not too slow.
3. Bob Dylan – Forever Young
4. The Band – Forever Young – A different version
5. James Taylor – How Sweet It Is
6. The Beatles – In My Life – This Beatles classic is super sweet, but a little sentimental. Watch out for tears when this song plays.
7. Stevie Wonder – You Are the Sunshine of My Life
8. Paul Simon – Loves Me Like a Rock
9. John Lennon – Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
10. James Taylor – You’ve Got a Friend
11. Van Morrison – Sweet Thing Moms love Van Morrison.
12. Van Morrison – Have I Told You Lately
13. Johnny Cash – You Are My Sunshine – A very unconventional slow dance song. Perfect if your for moms and grooms who like to be off the beaten path.
14. Cat Stevens – Wild World
15. Carole King – Child of Mine
16. Ray LaMontagne – You Are The Best Thing – A more current, yet appropriate song.
17. Rascal Flatts – My Wish This one is a bit cheesy and you might not like country music, but moms love it.
18. Song for Mama – Boyz II Men – If you and your mom love R&B from the late 90s then this will be perfect for you.
19. Lynard Skynard – Simple Man – If your mom loves classic rock then this might be the perfect song for your mother groom dance.
20. Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World – I personally think that everyone has heard enough of this song but it’s popular for a reason.

Is your bride to be still looking for a song to use to dance with her dad to. Have her check out these 7 unique father daughter wedding dance songs.