58 Fun Songs to Play While You Cut Your Cake

Choose a special tune for this popular wedding tradition.

bride and groom cutting cake in front of wedding band

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Chances are, by the time you and your newly minted spouse are ready to cut the cake, you will have settled into a nice groove at your reception. The drinks will be flowing, your guests will be tearing up the dance floor, and the celebration will be in full swing. Because the party will be well underway, the song you pick to accompany your cake-cutting should be fun, a bit romantic, and even sentimental.

You could stick with a classic, cheeky song like "Love and Marriage," by Frank Sinatra, or pick something a little bit more modern and on the nose like Justin Bieber’s "Yummy" or DNCE’s "Cake by the Ocean." No matter what song you choose, the moment you cut your cake will inevitably be super sweet.

Below are the 58 best wedding cake-cutting songs.

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“Sugar, Sugar,” by The Archies

Lyrics of Love: “You are my candy girl/And you got me wanting you”

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“Yummy,” by Justin Bieber

Lyrics of Love: “Yeah, you got that yummy-yum/That yummy-yum, that yummy-yummy”

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“How Sweet It Is,” by James Taylor

Lyrics of Love: “With sweet love and devotion/Deeply touching my emotion”

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“This Is What You Came For,” by Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna

Lyrics of Love: “And everybody's watching her/But she's looking at you, oh, oh”

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"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)," by Four Tops

Lyrics of Love: "Sugar pie, honey bunch/You know that I love you” 

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"Sweet Creature," by Harry Styles

Lyrics of Love: “Sweet creature, sweet creature/Wherever I go, you bring me home”

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"Cake By the Ocean," by DNCE

Lyrics of Love: “Let's lose our minds and go crazy crazy/I keep on hoping we'll eat cake by the ocean"

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"Sweet Nothing," by Calvin Harris and Florence and the Machine

Lyrics of Love: "So I put my faith in something unknown/I'm living on such sweet nothing” 

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“All My Life,” by K-Ci & JoJo

Lyrics of Love: “And all my life I prayed for someone like you/And I thank God that I, that I finally found you”

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"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," by Eurythmics

Lyrics of Love: "Sweet dreams are made of this/Who am I to disagree?"

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"Sweet Life," by Frank Ocean

Lyrics of Love: "But you're keepin' it surreal, whatever you like/Whatever feels good, whatever takes you mountain high"

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“All of Me,” by John Legend

Lyrics of Love: “What would I do without your smart mouth?/Drawing me in, and you kicking me out”

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“On Top of the World,” by Imagine Dragons

Lyrics of Love: “Been dreaming of this since a child/I'm on top of the world”

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“Outstanding,” by The Gap Band

Lyrics of Love: “I really love the way you love me/Forever I'll be yours”

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"Sugar, We're Goin Down," by Fall Out Boy

Lyrics of Love: "We're going down, down in an earlier round/And Sugar, we're going down swinging"

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“Watermelon Sugar,” by Harry Styles

Lyrics of Love: “Tastes like strawberries/On a summer evenin'”

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“Best Day of My Life,” by American Authors

Lyrics of Love: “I howled at the moon with friends/And then the sun came crashing in”

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"Sugar," by Maroon 5

Lyrics of Love: Need a little sweetness in my life, your sugar, yes, please/Won't you come and put it down on me"

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“Can’t Help Falling in Love,” by Elvis Presley

Lyrics of Love: “Wise men say only fools rush in/But I can't help falling in love with you”

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"Sweetheart," by Thomas Rhett

Lyrics of Love: "You're smooth like whiskey, fine like wine/I love how you're making my blood sugar rise"

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“Sweetest Thing,” by Allman Brown

Lyrics of Love: “I'm still under your spell somehow/You're the sweetest thing that I ever did see"

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“Feel So Close,” by Calvin Harris

Lyrics of Love: “I wear my heart upon my sleeve, like a big deal/Your love bows down, I mean surround me like a waterfall”

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“End Up With You,” by Carrie Underwood

Lyrics of Love: “To the end of the world if you wanted to/Yeah, 'cause you can light up the dark side of the moon”

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“Pour Some Sugar on Me,” by Def Leppard

Lyrics of Love: “Sometime, anytime, sugar me sweet/Little miss innocent sugar me, yeah, yeah”

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“Cake,” by Flo Rida and 99 Percent

Lyrics of Love: “I came to leave with somebody/I only came for the cake"

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“We Found Love,” by Rihanna and Calvin Harris

Lyrics of Love: “Yellow diamonds in the light/And we're standing side by side”

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“Sweet Disposition,” by The Temper Trap

Lyrics of Love: "A moment, a love/A dream aloud"

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“Lips Like Sugar,” by Echo & The Bunnymen

Lyrics of Love: “She glides across the water, she calls for you tonight/To share this moonlight"

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“A Good Night,” by John Legend

Lyrics of Love: “I know it's gonna be a good night/I think I just met my wife (alright)”

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“Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” by Queen

Lyrics of Love: “This thing called love, I just can't handle it/This thing called love, I must get round to it”

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“Love on Top,” by Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: “I can feel the sun whenever you're near/Every time you touch me I just melt away”

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“Bubbly,” by Colbie Caillat

Lyrics of Love: “Under covers stayin' dry and warm/You give me feelings that I adore”

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“A Sky Full of Stars,” by Coldplay

Lyrics of Love: “Cause you're a sky, you're a sky full of stars/Such a heavenly view”

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“No One’s Gonna Love You,” by Band of Horses

Lyrics of Love: “And no one is ever gonna love you more than I do/No one's gonna love you more than I do”

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“You Are The Best Thing,” by Ray LaMontagne

Lyrics of Love: “You know I need you here/To clear my mind/All the time”

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“It’s a Wonderful Time for Love,” by Nora Jones

Lyrics of Love: “It's a wonderful time for love/Sun shines down from above”

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“Thinking Out Loud,” by Ed Sheeran

Lyrics of Love: “And darling I will be loving you 'til we're 70/And baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23”

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“Fortunate,” by Maxwell

Lyrics of Love: “Fortunate, to have you girl/I'm so glad, you're in my world”

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“The Best Day,” by Taylor Swift

Lyrics of Love: “Don't know if Snow White's house is near or far away/But I know I had the best day with you today”

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“You’re My Best Friend,” by Queen

Lyrics of Love: “I really love you/Oh, you're my best friend”

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“What a Wonderful World,” by Louis Armstrong

Lyrics of Love: “The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night/And I think to myself, what a wonderful world”

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“Days Like This,” by Van Morrison

Lyrics of Love: “When everything falls into place like the flick of a switch/Well my mama told me there'll be days like this”

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“You Make My Dreams (Come True),” by Daryl Hall and John Oates

Lyrics of Love: “'Cause I ain't the way you found me/And I'll never be the same, oh yeah”

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“Lovely Day,” by Bill Withers

Lyrics of Love: “Just one look at you and I know it's gonna be/A lovely day”

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“Hooked On A Feeling,” by Blue Suede

Lyrics of Love: “I'm hooked on a feeling, I'm high on believing/That you're in love with me”

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“God Only Knows,” by The Beach Boys

Lyrics of Love: “I'll make you so sure about it/God only knows what I'd be without you”

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“Love And Marriage,” by Frank Sinatra

Lyrics of Love: “Love and marriage, love and marriage/They go together like a horse and carriage”

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“White Wedding,” by Billy Idol

Lyrics of Love: “It's a nice day to start again/It's a nice day for a white wedding”

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“Walking on Sunshine,” by Katrina & the Waves

Lyrics of Love: “I used to think maybe you loved me now baby I'm sure/And I just can't wait till the day when you knock on my door”

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“Don’t You (Forget About Me),” by Simple Minds

Lyrics of Love: “Won't you come see about me?/I'll be alone, dancing you know it baby”

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“Marry You,” by Bruno Mars

Lyrics of Love: “It's a beautiful night, we're looking for something dumb to do/Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you”

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“Grow Old With You,” by Adam Sandler

Lyrics of Love: “I knew right then and there/I'd grow old with you”

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“I’m Yours,” by Jason Mraz

Lyrics of Love: “But I won't hesitate no more, no more/It cannot wait, I'm yours”

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"Something Just Like This," by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

Lyrics of Love: "I'm not looking for somebody/With some superhuman gifts/Some superhero/Some fairy-tale bliss/Just something I can turn to/Somebody I can kiss"

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"Whole Lives," by Jake Scott

Lyrics of Love: "And I know we've got our whole lives/No ending this in sight/Darling all I want to do/Is be with you tonight"

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"In the Name of Love," by Bebe Rexha and Martin Garrix

Lyrics of Love: "I wanna testify/Scream in the holy light/You bring me back to life/And it's all in the name of love"

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"Sweet Thing," by Keith Urban

Lyrics of Love: “Standing here feeling like a love-struck Romeo/All I wanna do is hold you close and steal a little/More time, is that such a crime?/Sweet thing"

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"Today Was a Fairytale," by Taylor Swift

Lyrics of Love: “But can you feel this magic in the air?/It must have been the way you kissed me/Fell in love when I saw you standing there"

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