55 Wedding Cake Cutting Songs

Looking for the perfect tune to play while cutting the cake? Find plenty of sugary-sweet songs to choose from!

Updated 07/31/19

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The cake-cutting tradition is one of the most iconic moments of any wedding day! If you’re wondering what song to play during this sugary-sweet portion of the reception, look no further: We’ve got 55 wedding cake cutting songs to get you inspired.

55 Wedding Cake Cutting Songs

1. “How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You,” by James Taylor

2. “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” by Def Leppard

3. “Sugar Sugar,” by the Archies

4. “Cake by the Ocean,” by DNCE

5. “Sweetest Thing,” by U2

6. “Sugar,” by Maroon 5

8. “Love on Top,” by Beyoncé

9. “Cuts Like a Knife,” by Bryan Adams

10. “Sugar Shack,” by Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs

11. “Sweet Emotion,” by Aerosmith

12. “Honey Bee,” by Blake Shelton

13. “Sweet Pea,” by Amos Lee

14. “Honey,” by Mariah Carey

15. “I Want Candy,” by Bow Wow Wow

16. “Ice Cream,” by Sarah McLachlan

17. “Build Me Up Buttercup,” by the Foundations

18. “Lucky,” by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

19. “I Got You Babe,” by Sonny & Cher

20. “The Way I Am,” by Ingid Michaelson

21. “Good Life,” by One Republic

22. “This Will Be...(An Everlasting Love),” by Natalie Cole

23. “Love and Marriage,” by Frank Sinatra

24. “Home,” by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

25. “Today Was a Fairy Tale,” by Taylor Swift

26. “Over The Rainbow,” by Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwoʻole

27. “I Do,” by Colie Caillet

28. “Halo,” by Beyoncé

29. “Best Day of My Life,” by American Authors

30. “Marry You,” by Bruno Mars

31. "L-O-V-E," by Nat King Cole

32. "Better Together," by Jack Johnson

33. “Everything,” by Michael Bublé

34. “Marry Me,” by Train

35. “You Are the Best Thing,” by Ray LaMontagne

36. “You and Me,” by Dave Matthews Band

37. “Happy Together,” by the Turtles

38. "Safe and Sound," by Capital Cities

39. "1, 2, 3, 4," by the Plain White T’s

40. “You and I," by Ingrid Michaelson

41. "Brighter Than the Sun," by Colie Caillat

42. "Stuck Like Glue," by Sugarland

43. "Can't Help Falling In Love," by Elvis Presley

44. "Lost in This Moment," by Big & Rich

45. "The Way You Look Tonight," by Frank Sinatra

46. "My Best Friend," by Tim McGraw

47. "That's Amore," by Dean Martin

48. "I Choose You," by Sara Bareilles

49. "When I'm Sixty-Four," by the Beatles

50. "Thinking Out Loud," by Ed Sheeran

51. "You Make Loving Fun," by Fleetwood Mac

52. "One Way or Another," by Blondie

53. "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," by Pat Benatar

54. "Something Just Like This," by the Chainsmokers & Coldplay

55. "Say Hey (I Love You)," by Michael Franti & Spearhead

There you have it! Fifty-five cut-the-cake songs to choose from. Cutting and serving the cake symbolizes the first act the bride and groom perform as a married couple, and the tune to go along with it should be all about love, sweet love.

Whatever cake-cutting song you choose, you know the guests are going to be waiting with bated breath to see if there's any cake smashing! Wondering where cake smashing came from anyway? In days gone by, the groom would break a loaf of bread over the bride's head and let the crumbs fall over her and onto the floor. Guests would then scramble for the crumbs, which were thought to bring good luck. The tradition has evolved to smashing cake in your significant other's face and is just about fun and silliness rather than luck. (If you're anticipating some cake in your face, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" might be the perfect song for you!)

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