Contemporary Songs For A Modern Wedding

We all love a classic wedding song but they often become classics as they are chosen by a lot of people. If you are looking for something a little different maybe you should choose something more contemporary? We have brought together the best current songs for couples who want a modern soundtrack to their wedding day.


#1 Perfect by Ed Sheeran



Ed Sheeran is everywhere! He is one of most played artists of the moment and this utterly romantic song perfectly captures what it means to be in love.


#2 Havana by Camila Cabello



Looking for a song to get the party started? The beat of this sexy latin tune is guaranteed to get all your guests on the dancefloor.


#3 Tip Toe by Jason Derulo



Bring the club to your wedding reception with this super fun track that will energize your guests and your dance floor.


#4  Ain’t Nobody by Chaka Khan



While we realise this song isn’t current, it’s a classic that has been covered countless times over the years and is a wedding reception playlist must!


#5 That’s What I Like by Bruno Mars



This new tune from Bruno Mars is a cool, upbeat tune that your guests will love.


#6 There’s Nothing Holding Me Back by Shawn Mendes



This upbeat tune would make a great entrance song and is perfect for re-energising the room after the meal.


#7 Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars



This smash hit needs no introduction, guaranteed to fill the floor.


#8 What Lovers Do by Maroon 5



The unique vibe of this cool summery song is set to make it one of the biggest wedding songs of 2018.


#9 I’ll Name The Dog’s by Blake Shelton



The wedding themed music video and lyrics including “I’m talkin’ you and me with the same street name, same last name, same everything”, make this country gem perfect for a first dance.


#10 Good Old Days by Macklemore



This chilled tune is perfect for pre-reception festivities, it’s not the best song to dance to but it’s catchy and celebratory and perfectly captures the feeling of the wedding afterglow.


#11 Trumpets by Jason Derulo



This feel good tune is all about the love! It’s guaranteed to get your guests grooving.


#12 Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur



This song tells a love story that everyone can relate to – perfect contemporary first dance song.


#13 Grow Old With Me by Tom Odell



This song is about growing old and sharing life together, its a perfect modern wedding song to play during pre-reception drinks.


#14 Bang Bang by Nicki Minaj, Jessie J & Ariana Grande



Looking for a song to start the reception party with a bang? This is the one.


#15 XO by Beyonce



If you are looking for an unusual first dance song, XO by Queen Bey could be the one.


#16 Rather Be by Clean Bandit



This floor filler by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne will have your guests running to the dance floor.


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