Top Requested Wedding Songs Across the USA

Having trouble selecting your wedding reception playlist? We reached out to top wedding bands across 11 major cities to find the country's most requested songs!

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  • Royal Dukes Band Plays Austin, TX

    Royal Dukes Band Plays Austin, TX

    Known for its eclectic live-music scene centered around country, blues and rock, the city of Austin has a high energy and unapologetic attitude that shines through in these songs, noted as wedding best bets by Royal Dukes Band.

    1) “Friends In Low Places” - Garth Brooks
    "Blame it all on my roots / I showed up in boots / And ruined your black tie affair"

    2) “Uptown Funk” - Bruno Mars
    "I'm too hot (hot damn) / Call the police and the fireman / I'm too hot (hot damn) / Make a dragon wanna retire, man / I'm too hot (hot damn) / Say my name, you know who I am" 

    3) “Sweet Home Alabama” - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    "Sweet home Alabama / Where the skies are so blue / Sweet Home Alabama / Lord, I'm coming home to you" 

    Learn more: royaldukesband.com

  • Bluewater Kings Band Plays Chicago, IL

    Bluewater Kings Band Plays Chicago, IL

    Just like Chicago's bold architecture and effortlessly trendy vibes, the Blue Water Kings pride themeselves on having a "cooler-than-average" song list that is never cheesy, and focuses squarely on filling your dance floor. Here are a few favorites:

    1) “Sweet Home Chicago” - Blues Brothers
    "Come on / Baby don't you wanna go / Come on / Baby don't you wanna go / Back to that same old place / Sweet home Chicago"

    2) “Shut Up and Dance” - Walk the Moon
    "Oh, don't you dare look back /Just keep your eyes on me / I said, 'You're holding back' / She said, 'Shut up and dance with me!' / This woman is my destiny / She said, 'Oh oh oh. Shut up and dance with me!'"

    3) “Home” - Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
    "Home, let me come home / Home is wherever I'm with you / Our home, yes, I am home / Home is when I’m alone with you"

    Learn more: www.bluewaterkingsband.com


  • Diamond Empire Band Plays Denver, CO

    Diamond Empire Band Plays Denver, CO

    Characterized by a picturesque mountain backdrop and an authentic, non-pretentious culture, Denver inspires music that is genuine and focused on relationships between people and the nature that surrounds them. From classic to modern, these songs are local favorites for wedding receptions.

    1) “At Last” - Etta James
    "At last / The skies above are blue / My heart was wrapped up in clover / The night I looked at you"

    2) “Rocky Mountain High” - John Denver
    "But the Colorado Rocky Mountain high / I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky / The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullabye / Rocky Mountain high"

    3) “Closer” -The Chainsmokers
    "So, baby, pull me closer / In the back seat of your Rover / That I know you can't afford / Bite that tattoo on your shoulder...We ain't never getting older" 

    Learn more: www.diamondempireband.com

  • Island Kings Band Plays Hawaii

    Island Kings Band Plays Hawaii

    A laid-back, welcoming vibe and beautiful natural scenery are what make Hawaii so special. The Island Kings Band encourages the Aloha spirit by playing these cherished tunes: 

    1) “Better Together” - Jack Johnson
    "Just me and you / Not so many things we got to do / Or places we got to be / We'll sit beneath the mango tree now / Yeah, it's always better when we're together"

    2) “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” - Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
    "Well I see trees of green and red roses too / I'll watch them bloom for me and you / And I think to myself what a wonderful world"

    3) “Is This Love” - Bob Marley
    "I wanna love you and treat you right / I wanna love you every day and every night / We'll be together with a roof right over our heads / We'll share the shelter of my single bed"

    Learn more: www.islandkingsband.com

  • Lucky Devils Band Plays Las Vegas, NV

    Lucky Devils Band Plays Las Vegas, NV

    Undoubtedly the wedding capital of the world, Las Vegas often inspires party music that everyone wants to scream the lyrics to. Celebrate on the Strip with these best bets:

    1) “Waking Up In Vegas” - Katy Perry
    "Shut up and put your money where your mouth is / That's what you get for waking up in Vegas / Get up and shake the glitter off your clothes, now / That's what you get for waking up in Vegas"

    2) “Don’t Stop Believin’” - Journey
    "Just a small town girl / Livin' in a lonely world / She took the midnight train goin' anywhere"

    3) “Rock With You” - Michael Jackson
    "I Wanna Rock With You (All Night) / Dance You Into Day (Sunlight) / I Wanna Rock With You (All Night) / We're Gonna Rock The Night Away"

    Learn more: www.luckydevilsband.com

  • Bay Kings Band Plays Miami, FL

    Bay Kings Band Plays Miami, FL

    The warm temperatures of Miami are met by even hotter music and nightlife. You can't help but dance to the rhythm of these top requested songs suggested by the Bay Kings Band. 

    1) "Despacito" - Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber
    "Coming over in my direction / So thankful for that, it's such a blessin', yeah / Turn every situation into Heaven, yeah"

    2) "Hasta el Amanecer" - Nicky Jam
    "Como tú te llamas, yo no sé / De donde llegaste, ni pregunté  / Lo único que sé, es que quiero con usted / Quedarme contigo hasta el amanecer"
    (Translation: Girl you know that I'll do anything / To know a little more than just your name / Only thing I know is you're too fine / And I would like to leave with you tonight)

    3) "Lean On" - Major Lazer
    "Blow a kiss, fire a gun / We need someone to lean on / Blow a kiss, fire a gun / All we need is somebody to lean on" 

    Learn more: www.baykingsband.com

  • Emerald Empire Band Plays Nashville, TN

    Emerald Empire Band Plays Nashville, TN

    Nashville is known as "Music City" and the Emerald Empire Band doesn't disappoint with these eclectic hits that often make their wedding playlists. 

    1) “Can’t Stop The Feeling” – Justin Timberlake
    "I got that sunshine in my pocket / Got that good soul in my feet / I feel that hot blood in my body when it drops, ooh / I can't take my eyes up off it, moving so phenomenally / Room on lock, the way we rock it, so don't stop"

    2) “Wagon Wheel” – Old Crow Medicine Show
    "So rock me mama like a wagon wheel / Rock me mama anyway you feel / Hey mama rock me / Rock me mama like the wind and the rain / Rock me mama like a south-bound train / Hey mama rock me" 

    3) “Free Fallin" – Tom Petty
    "She's a good girl, loves her mama / Loves Jesus and America too / She's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis / Loves horses and her boyfriend too"

    Learn more: www.emeraldempireband.com

  • Nola Dukes Band Plays New Orleans, LA

    Nola Dukes Band Plays New Orleans, LA

    Since New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, local wedding music favorites are best characterized by smooth sounds with heavy instrumentals and an upbeat, energetic feel.

    1) "La Vie En Rose" - Louis Armstrong 

    "Hold me close and hold me fast / The magic spell you cast / This is la vie en rose / When you kiss me heaven sighs / And though I close my eyes / I see La Vie En Rose"

    2) "Hey Pocky A-Way" - Meters
    "Lie back grooving, riding in your car / Makes no difference where you are / Feel good music in your soul / Makes your body do a slow boogie roll"

    3) "Do Whatcha Wanna" - Rebirth Brass Band

    Learn more: www.noladukesband.com

  • Silver Arrow Band Plays New York, NY

    Silver Arrow Band Plays New York, NY

    The "Big Apple's" unrivaled fast pace and intensity are brought to life in these signature songs often played by the Silver Arrow Band at NY weddings. 

    1) "New York, New York" - Frank Sinatra
    "These little town blues / Are melting away / I'll make a brand new start of it / In old New York / If I can make it there / I'll make it anywhere / It's up to you New York, New York"

    2) "Empire State Of Mind" - Jay Z & Alicia Keys
    "In New York / Concrete jungle where dreams are made of / There's nothin' you can't do / Now you're in New York / These streets will make you feel brand new / Big lights will inspire you"

    3) “24K Magic” - Bruno Mars
    "Players, put yo' pinky rings up to the moon / Girls, what y'all trying to do? / 24-karat magic in the air / Head to toe so player / Look out!"

    Learn more: www.silverarrowband.com

  • Blue Wave Band Plays Seattle, WA

    Blue Wave Band Plays Seattle, WA

    While Seattle is known as a hub for grunge and alternative rock, the Blue Wave Band pays homage to great artists of different genres. Here are a few local wedding favorites:

    1) "You Are The Best Thing" - Ray Lamontagne
    "Baby, we've come a long way / And baby, you know I hope and I pray / That you believe me / When I say this love will never fade away" 

    2) "Perfect" - Ed Sheeran
    "Cause we were just kids when we fell in love / Not knowing what it was / I will not give you up this time / But darling, just kiss me slow / Your heart is all I own / And in your eyes you're holding mine"

    3) "Take On Me" - A-ha
    "Talking away / I don't know what I'm to say / I'll say it anyway / Today's another day to find you / Shying away / I'll be coming for your love, OK?"

    Learn more: www.bluewaveband.com

  • Bachelor Boys Band Plays Washington, D.C.

    Bachelor Boys Band Plays Washington, D.C.

    The Bachelor Boys motto is, “Let’s dance!” – and with these songs often requested at weddings in the nation's capital, they’re sure to get your guests doing just that!

    1) “Superstition” - Stevie Wonder
    "When you believe in things that you don't understand / Then you suffer / Superstition ain't the way"

    2) “S.O.B.” - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
    "I'm gonna need someone to help me / I'm gonna need somebody's hand / I'm gonna need someone to hold me down / I'm gonna need someone to care"

    3) “Shake it Off” - Taylor Swift
    "Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play / And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate / Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake / I shake it off, I shake it off!"

    Learn more: www.bachelorboysband.com

Top Requested Wedding Songs Across the USA