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:
- The Beatles – Till There Was You A really sweet Beatles love song
- The Beatles – And I Love Her
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Beatles – Something
- 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
- The Beatles – Oh! Darling
- 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.
- 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
- The Beatles – I Wanna Be Your Man
- The Beatles – I’ve Just Seen A Face
- The Beatles – When I’m Sixty-Four A bit cliche but still a fun and appropriate song.
- The Beatles – Two of Us
- The Beatles – You Really Got a Hold On Me Another great toe-tapping love song by the Beatles.
- The Beatles – Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
- The Beatles – I Will
- The Beatles – All My Loving
- The Beatles – Blackbird This one is perfect if you’re looking for a sweet background music type song.
Beatles Love Songs For a Wedding
Beatles First Dance or Slow Dance Love Songs
Beatles Songs for Dancing
Beatles last dance songs
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.