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47 Best Wedding Songs of 2017

These are the hottest jams of the year that your wedding can't do without.

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Few things can define your wedding reception quite like your music selection. So, if you're getting married in the near future, you need to pick the best of the best wedding songs from 2017 to truly set the tone. As if you weren’t already stressed out enough from picking out your incredibly heartfelt first dance and father-daughter dance songs, you also have to consider your playlist for the rest of the reception. The pressure’s on to please the crowd and keep your guests tearing up the dance floor (because nothing puts the fun in weddings quite like a good dance sesh).

Whether you rented a live band or went the DJ route, it might seem like the easy way out to delegate the music choices to these vendors, but you're better than that! Having a say in your reception songs falls on the same level of importance as selecting your dinner menu (yes, it's THAT big of a deal). While your estranged cousin Bob will probably still request constantly overplayed wedding tunes like “Shout” or “Sweet Caroline,” give your reception a present-day vibe and keep the energy alive with our picks of the 47 best wedding songs from 2017. From upbeat pop favorites to romantic first dance tunes, these beats will keep friends and family on their feet (uncomfortable high heels tossed to the side and all) and make your reception one for the books.

Best 2017 Wedding Reception Songs

Ranging from radio hits to upbeat love songs, you can count on these selections to maintain a well-populated dance floor (just keep in mind some lyrics might not be grandmother-appropriate). Naturally, we had to throw in some slower melodies, as well.

  1. "Shape of You," by Ed Sheeran
  2. "Something Just Like This," by Coldplay
  3. "Castle on the Hill," by Ed Sheeran
  4. "Slow Hands," by Niall Horan
  5. "Love on the Weekend," by John Mayer
  6. "Body Like a Back Road," by Sam Hunt
  7. “Kiss You While I Can,” by Rascal Flatts
  8. "Despacito," by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
  9. "All I Can Think About Is You," by Coldplay
  10. “Dance,” by Rascal Flatts
  11. “Meant to Be,” by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line
  12. “Feels,” by Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, and Big Sean
  13. "Feel It Still," by Portugal the Man
  14. "Slide," by Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, and Migos
  15. "Sorry Not Sorry," by Demi Lovato
  16. "Havana," by Camila Cabello and Young Thug
  17. "I'm the One," by DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne
  18. "Thunder," by Imagine Dragons
  19. “Legends” by Kelsea Ballerini
  20. "Cut To The Feeling," by Carly Rae Jepsen

Best 2017 Wedding First Dance Songs

While there are plenty of old school picks to help commemorate your first dance as husband and wife, stay in line with the times (and speed up the tempo) by picking one of yours and your future spouse's favorite modern romantic songs. We've covered it all, from country to R&B to alternative rock, so there's something for every couple's unique music taste.

  1. "Perfect," by Ed Sheeran
  2. "You're Gonna Live Forever in Me," by John Mayer
  3. "Yours," by Russel Dickerson
  4. "Japanese Denim," by Daniel Caesar
  5. "My Forever," by Tamar Braxton
  6. “Heaven,” by Kane Brown
  7. “Meaning Again,” by Brad Paisley
  8. "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)," by Diana Krall
  9. “Hold a Candle,” by Jessie James Decker
  10. "Loved By You," by Mali Music and Jazmine Sullivan
  11. “Grow Old With Me,” by Sunny Sweeney
  12. “Make Me Better,” by James Blunt
  13. "Best Part (feat. H.E.R.)," by Daniel Caeser
  14. "L-O-V-E," by Diana Krall
  15. "She Moves In Her Own Way (Acoustic Version)," by The Kooks
  16. "Home," by Lady Antebellum
  17. "God Only Knows," by John Legend and Cynthia Erivo
  18. "Sweetheart," by Thomas Rhett
  19. "Love Someone," by Brett Eldredge
  20. “Beautiful Believer,” by Brett Young
  21. "Another Night With You," by Darius Rucker

Best 2017 Wedding Father-Daughter Dance Songs

There's certainly also no shortage of classic tear-inducing sentimental father-daughter dance song ideas, so make your turn on the dance floor more unique through a new hit (or, a contemporary spin on a beloved ballad).

  1. "You Better Believe,” by Train
  2. “Stand by Me,” by Michael Bolton
  3. "Proud," by Lea Michele
  4. "Today," by Brad Paisley
  5. "My Old Man," by Zac Brown Band
  6. "The Wonder Of You," by Villagers
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