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.

Top 10 Motown and Soul Wedding Songs


Soul, along with its sub-category, Motown, are great genres for wedding dancing music. Older guests will find your soul wedding songs nostalgic and I think the popularity of Cee Lo Green’s F**k You is proof of the recent revival in the popularity of the soul sound with a younger generation.

I always like starting the reception dancing off with some soul and motown and I think that you should encourage your DJ to do the same. A 5-10 song set of soul music is usually is enough to convince those who are eager to get on the dance floor to start dancing, and it is great background music for those guests who want to head to the bar after a long dinner.

Below are 10 of my Motown/soul favourites for filling your wedding reception dance floor. Click on any of the songs listed below to hear the song.

Do You Love Me by The Contours
This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) by The Isley Brothers
ABC by Jackson 5
Nowhere to Run by Martha and The Vandellas
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg by The Temptations
Respect by Aretha Franklin
The Clapping Song by Shirley Ellis
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours by Stevie Wonder
You Can’t Hurry Love by The Supremes
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) by The Four Tops

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The Best 80s Wedding Songs For Your Indie Wedding Reception Playlist

Cassette Tape from the 80s

The 1980s was a great time in music for a few reasons. It was the decade that formed the foundations of hip hop. Disco died and College Rock was founded. Many of the bands that Indie Wedding DJ loves today were influenced by bands such as New Order, The Cure, Yaz and The Smiths to name a few. With that said there are some great songs from the 80s that your mom and dad’s generation will love alongside you and your friends on the dance floor at your wedding reception. If done right, including 80s music in your wedding playlist will get everyone on the dance floor.

Below are some of the best 80s wedding songs. Like most of my other lists, I’ve put the songs into groups:

Pop / Very Popular – these songs should get your guests on the dance floor, even if your DJ just played Celine Dion’s – My Heart Will Go On:
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen
Prince – Kiss
Phil Collins – Sussudio
J. Geils Band – Centerfold
Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In the Dark
Hall & Oates – You Make My Dreams Come True

All of the moms love this song:
Kenny Loggins – Footloose

For your British friends and/or family:
Madness- Our House
The Clash – Train In Vain
The Jam – Town Called Malice
Billy Idol – Dancing With Myself
David Bowie – Modern Love

These songs are some of my favourites, but their darker sound doesn’t always make them a hit on the wedding dance floor. If you’re a fan I suggest giving at least one a try:
New Order – Blue Monday
Yaz – Situation
The Cure – In Between Days
The Smiths – Panic

Check out my post on indie dance music for your wedding reception if your looking for more inspiration.

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