55 Wedding Cake Cutting Songs

Find plenty of sugary-sweet songs to choose from!

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The cake cutting tradition is one of the most iconic moments of any wedding day! Cutting—and servingthe 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.

Aside from waiting to get a taste of that delicious-looking cake, you know the guests are also going to be waiting with bated breath to see if there's any cake smashing! See, 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 since evolved to smashing cake in your significant other's face and is just about fun and silliness rather than luck (but it's sure fun to watch).

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. And if you're anticipating some cake in your face, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" might be the perfect song for you!

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
  7. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” by the Four Tops
  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 Ingrid Michaelson
  21. Good Life,” by OneRepublic
  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 Colbie Caillat
  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 Colbie 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

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