65 Wedding Cake Cutting Songs

Get the party started with these sugary-sweet tunes

Updated 11/18/19

 PHOTO BY LACIE HANSEN

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, then consider your bases covered. Cutting and serving the cake symbolizes the first act the newlyweds 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 your guests are going to be waiting with anticipation to see if there's any cake smashing—a tradition in which the bride smashes cake in her spouse's face. If you're anticipating some cake in your face, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" might be the perfect song for you. Channeling pure romance? Cue the waterworks with a heartfelt ballad like "Marry You." Without further ado: Here are our top 65 picks for the best cut-the-cake song ideas for your upcoming nuptials.

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

Lyrics of Love: "How sweet it is to be loved by you, it's just like sugar sometimes/How sweet it is to be loved by you, oh yeah"

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“Pour Some Sugar on Me,” by Def Leppard

Lyrics of Love: "Pour some sugar on me/Ooh, in the name of love/Pour some sugar on me/C'mon, fire me up"

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“Sugar Sugar,” by the Archies

Lyrics of Love: "Sugar, ah honey honey/You are my candy girl/And you got me wanting you"

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“Cake by the Ocean,” by DNCE

Lyrics of Love: "I keep on hoping we'll eat cake by the ocean/Walk for me, baby/I'll be Diddy, you'll be Naomi, whoa-oh"

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“Sweetest Thing,” by U2

Lyrics of Love: "My love she throws me like a rubber ball/Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing/She won't catch me or break my fall"

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“Sugar,” by Maroon 5

Lyrics of Love: "I'm hurting, baby, I'm broken down/I need your loving, loving, I need it now"

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“I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” by the Four Tops

Lyrics of Love: "Sugar pie, honey bunch/You know that I love you/I can't help myself/I love you and nobody else"

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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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“Cuts Like a Knife,” by Bryan Adams

Lyrics of Love: "Now it cuts like a knife/But it feels so right/Yeah, it cuts like a knife/Oh, but it feels so right"

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“Sugar Shack,” by Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs

Lyrics of Love: "Now that sugar shack queen is a'married to me, yeah yeah/We just sit around and dream of those old memories" 

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“Sweet Emotion,” by Aerosmith

Lyrics of Love: "You talk about things that nobody cares/You're wearing out things that nobody wears"

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“Honey Bee,” by Blake Shelton

Lyrics of Love: "You'll be my sugar, baby/I'll be your sweet iced tea/You'll be my honeysuckle/I'll be your honey bee"

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“Sweet Pea,” by Amos Lee

Lyrics of Love: "Sweet pea/Apple of my eye/Don't know when and I don't know why/You're the only reason I keep on coming home"

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“Honey,” by Mariah Carey

Lyrics of Love: "It's like honey when it washes over me/You know sugar never ever was so sweet"

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“I Want Candy,” by Bow Wow Wow

Lyrics of Love: "I know a girl who's tough but sweet/She's so fine, she can't be beat/She's got everything that I desire"

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“Ice Cream,” by Sarah McLachlan

Lyrics of Love: "Your love/Is better than ice cream/Better than anything else that I've tried"

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“Build Me Up Buttercup,” by the Foundations

Lyrics of Love: "Why do you build me up (build me up) buttercup, baby/Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around?"

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“Lucky,” by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

Lyrics of Love: "I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend/Lucky to have been where I have been/Lucky to be coming home again"

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“I Got You Babe,” by Sonny & Cher

Lyrics of Love: "Then put your little hand in mine/There ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb"

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“The Way I Am,” by Ingid Michaelson

Lyrics of Love: "'Cause I love the way you call me baby/And you take me the way I am"

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“Good Life,” by One Republic

Lyrics of Love: "Oh, this has gotta be the good life/This has gotta be the good life/This could really be a good life, good life"

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

Lyrics of Love: "You gave me more joy than I ever dreamed of/And no one, no one can take the place of 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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“Home,” by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Lyrics of Love: "Ah, home, let me come home/Home is wherever I'm with you"

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“Today Was a Fairy Tale,” by Taylor Swift

Lyrics of Love: "I used to be a damsel in distress/You took me by the hand and you picked me up at six/Today was a fairytale"

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

Lyrics of Love: "Somewhere over the rainbow/Way up high/And the dreams that you dream of/Once in a lullaby"

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“I Do,” by Colie Caillet

Lyrics of Love: "You make we wanna say/I do, I do, I do, do do do do do do doo"

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“Halo,” by Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: "Everywhere I'm looking now/I'm surrounded by your embrace/Baby, I can see your halo"

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“Best Day of My Life,” by American Authors

Lyrics of Love: "This is gonna be the best day of my life/My li-i-i-i-i-ife"

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

Lyrics of Love: "L, is for the way you look at me/O, is for the only one I see"

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"Better Together," by Jack Johnson

Lyrics of Love: "It's always better when we're together/Yeah, we'll look at the stars when we're together"

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“Everything,” by Michael Bublé

Lyrics of Love: "It's you, it's you; you make me sing/You're every line, you're every word, you're everything"

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“Marry Me,” by Train

Lyrics of Love: "Together can never be close enough for me/Feel like I am close enough to you"

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“You Are the Best Thing,” by Ray LaMontagne

Lyrics of Love: "The way you move me, it's crazy/It's like you see right through me"

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“You and Me,” by Dave Matthews Band

Lyrics of Love: "And it's you and me and all of the people/And I don't know why, I can't keep my eyes off of you"

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“Happy Together,” by the Turtles

Lyrics of Love: "I think about you day and night, it's only right/To think about the girl you love and hold her tight/So happy together"

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"Safe and Sound," by Capital Cities

Lyrics of Love: "Even if the sky is falling down/I know that we'll be safe and sound"

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"1, 2, 3, 4," by the Plain White T’s

Lyrics of Love: "One, two, three, four/Give me more lovin' than I've ever had./Make it all better when I'm feelin' sad."

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“You and I," by Ingrid Michaelson

Lyrics of Love: "Don't you worry, there my honey/We might not have any money/But we've got our love to pay the bills"

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"Brighter Than the Sun," by Colie Caillat

Lyrics of Love: "Oh, we could be the stars, falling from the sky/Shining how we want, brighter than the sun, yeah"

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"Stuck Like Glue," by Sugarland

Lyrics of Love: "Absolutely no one who knows me better/No one that can make me feel so good"

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

Lyrics of Love: "Take my hand, take my whole life too/For I can't help falling in love with you"

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"Lost in This Moment," by Big & Rich

Lyrics of Love: "Waited my whole life for this/Watching all my dreams come true/Lost in this moment with you"

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"The Way You Look Tonight," by Frank Sinatra

Lyrics of Love: "Some day, when I'm awfully low/When the world is cold/I will feel a glow just thinking of you/And the way you look tonight"

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"My Best Friend," by Tim McGraw

Lyrics of Love: "You're more than a lover/There could never be another/To make me feel the way you do"

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"That's Amore," by Dean Martin

Lyrics of Love: "When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine/That's amore"

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"I Choose You," by Sara Bareilles

Lyrics of Love: "Tell the world that we finally got it all right/I choose/you/I will become yours and you will become mine"

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

Lyrics of Love: "When I get older losing my hair/Many years from now/Will you still be sending me a Valentine"

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"Thinking Out Loud," by Ed Sheeran

Lyrics of Love: "So honey now/Take me into your loving arms/Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars"

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"You Make Loving Fun," by Fleetwood Mac

Lyrics of Love: "You, you make loving fun/And I don't have to tell you but you're the only one"

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"One Way or Another," by Blondie

Lyrics of Love: "One way or another, I'm gonna find ya/I'm gonna get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya"

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

Lyrics of Love: "Hit me with your best shot/Why don't you hit me with your best shot"

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

Lyrics of Love: "Just something I can turn to/Somebody I can kiss/I want something just like this"

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

Lyrics of Love: "But I know one thing/That I love you (baby girl)/I love you, I love you, I love you"

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"All You Need Is Love" by The Beatles

Lyrics of Love: "There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be/It's easy/All you need is love"

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"Stand By Me" by Ben. E. King

Lyrics of Love: "No I won't shed a tear/Just as long as you stand, stand by me"

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"Just The Way You Are" by Bruno Mars

Lyrics of Love: "When I see your face/There's not a thing that I would change 'cause you're amazing/Just the way you are"

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"You Make My Dreams" by Hall & Oates

Lyrics of Love: "What I've got's full stock of thoughts and dreams that scatter/You pull them all together"

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"At Last" by Etta James

Lyrics of Love: "At last my love has come along/My lonely days are over and life is like a song, oh yeah"

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"A Moment Like This" by Kelly Clarkson

Lyrics of Love: "A moment like this/Some people wait a lifetime/For a moment like this"

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"Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics of Love: "Ooo-wee babe you set my soul on fire/That's why I know you're my one desire"

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"Love Story" by Taylor Swift

Lyrics of Love: "You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess/It's a love story baby just say 'Yes'"

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"Eat It" by Weird Al Yankovic

Lyrics of Love: "You won't get no dessert 'till you clean off your plate/So eat it"

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"Beautiful Day" by U2

Lyrics of Love: "It's a beautiful day/Don't let it get away/It's a beautiful day"

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