75 Wedding Recessional Songs You'll Love

From classic tunes to modern hits to country jams, we've got a list of 45 recessional wedding songs you might love

Updated 07/31/19

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As your wedding ceremony comes to a close, your friends and family will gather round to send you off — what song do you imagine playing in the background to close out the best day of your life? We've rounded up 75 of the best wedding recessional songs to help you figure out which tune to choose for this grand finale moment.

Your wedding reception exit is all about going out with a bang, and Arcade Fire's "Wake Up" might just be the most recognizable, out-of-this-world, movie-ending closer. Seriously, can't you just envision your getaway with your hubby in tow, walking through a sea of waving sparklers to your getaway car as the billowy chorus swells? We're getting chills just thinking about it.

Or imagine a sky full of paper lanterns floating heavenward as U2 belts out "It's a beautiful day?" Talk about an unforgettable moment.

You can also end the night on a nostalgic note with classics like Bruce Springsteen's booming "Born in the U.S.A.," Tom Petty's infectious "Don't Do Me Like That" or Stevie Wonder's feel-good "Signed, Sealed, Delivered."

We also included fun, sparkler sendoff songs that are perfect for your entire wedding party exit. Cue the soul train and get silly with Outkast's "Hey Ya," the Black Eyed Peas's "I Gotta Feeling," or Bruno Mars's "Uptown Funk" as you and your wedding party make your way out off the dance floor for the last time.

Here, 75 wedding recessional songs for an epic sendoff!

75 Grand-Finale Wedding Recessional Songs

  1. "Beautiful Day," by U2
  2. "A Sky Full of Stars," by Coldplay
  3. "Somewhere Only We Know," by Keane
  4. "Unconditionally," by Katy Perry
  5. "Daylight," by Matt and Kim
  6. "Young Blood," by the Naked and Famous
  7. "The Mother We Share," by CHVRCHES
  8. "All These Things That I've Done," by the Killers
  9. "Someday," by the Strokes
  10. "Take Me Out," by Franz Ferdinand
  11. "Anything Could Happen," by Ellie Goulding
  12. "1901," by Phoenix
  13. "Hey Ya!," by OutKast
  14. "Firework," by Katy Perry
  15. "I Gotta Feeling," by The Black Eyed Peas
  16. "Bang Bang," by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj
  17. "40 Day Dream," by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  18. "Happy," by Pharrell Williams
  19. "Everybody Talks," by Neon Trees
  20. "American Girl," by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  21. "Don't Do Me Like That," by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  22. "ABC," by the Jackson 5
  23. "I Will Wait," by Mumford & Sons
  24. "Want to Want Me," by Jason Derulo
  25. "Shut Up and Dance," by Walk the Moon
  26. "Uptown Funk," by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
  27. "Crazy in Love," by Beyoncé and Jay Z
  28. "Born in the U.S.A.," by Bruce Springsteen
  29. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)," by Stevie Wonder
  30. "Tongue Tied," by Grouplove
  31. "Dog Days Are Over," by Florence + the Machine
  32. "Fader," by the Temper Trap
  33. "Little Talks," by Of Monsters and Men
  34. "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," by Bill Medley
  35. "You Shook Me All Night Long," by AC/DC
  36. "All You Need Is Love," by the Beatles
  37. "You're My Best Friend," by Queen
  38. "24K Magic," by Bruno Mars
  39. "What a Wonderful World," by Louis Armstrong
  40. "We Are Family," by Sister Sledge
  41. "After Midnight," by Eric Clapton
  42. "Save the Last Dance for Me," by Michael Bublé
  43. "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher," by Jackie Wilson
  44. "God Only Knows," by Kirna Grannis and Imaginary Future
  45. "Halo," by Beyoncé
  46. "Time of Your Life," by Green Day
  47. "Hymn for Weekend," by Coldplay
  48. "How Does a Moment Last Forever," by Céline Dion
  49. "I Got You Babe," by Sonny and Cher
  50. "Pump It," by The Black Eyed Peas
  51. "Wake Up," by Arcade Fire
  52. "We Will Rock You," by Queen
  53. "Feel Again," by OneRepublic
  54. "Anywhere," by Rita Ora
  55. "Only Love," by Mary J. Blige
  56. "The Way You Make Me Feel," by Michael Jackson
  57. "Home," by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
  58. "Marry You," by Bruno Mars
  59. "Hold On, We're Going Home," by Drake and Majid Jordan
  60. "Get Lucky," by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
  61. "Higher Love," by Steve Winwood
  62. "You Make My Dreams Come True," by Hall & Oates
  63. "Let's Get Married - ReMarqable Remix," by Jagged Edge, Run and Lamarquis Jefferson
  64. "Evacuate the Dancefloor," by Cascada
  65. "The Power of Love," by Huey Lewis & The News
  66. "Love and Marriage," by Frank Sinatra
  67. "Home," by Phillip Phillips
  68. "Livin' on a Prayer," by Bon Jovi
  69. "Friends in Low Places," by Garth Brooks
  70. "Countdown," by Beyoncé
  71. "Faster," by Matt Nathanson
  72. "Closing Time," by Semisonic
  73. "I Wanna Dance with Somebody," by Whitney Houston
  74. "Everywhere," by Fleetwood Mac
  75. "This Kiss," by Faith Hill

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