The Best Wedding Songs from the Past 5 Years


Chances are, you've been to a wedding in the past five years. That means you've almost definitely heard some pretty awesome music — whether it's golden oldies or hot new tunes. Luckily, the first half of this decade has produced some songs that'll stand the test of wedding reception time. From first dance songs to fun party jams, there's a plethora of relatively new music that can make your nuptials an event to remember. We curated a Spotify playlist of the best ones of the 2010s (so far!) that you'll want to play at your wedding, and hear at every one you go to!

See more: 64 Perfect First-Dance Songs

The past five years have been a great time for first dance songs. They've given us instant classics like John Legend's "All of Me," Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud," The Lumineers' "Ho Hey," Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home," and Jason Mraz's "I Won't Give Up." See our point? More danceable hits have also emerged — what reception is complete without LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem," Beyonce's "Love On Top," Rihanna's "We Found Love," or Calvin Harris's "Feel So Close"? Exactly.

Country music has also had a real moment recently. We're huge fans of spinning songs like Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup" and Hunter Hayes's "Wanted" for a good time.

The key to a perfect playlist has having a good mix of music genres and eras, which means you'll want plenty of modern tunes to play. Even if you haven't been totally plugged into the music scene recently, we guarantee you'll find a perfect one from this playlist. Plug in, hit play, and enjoy!

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