100 Pre-Wedding Songs for Getting Ready With Your Bridesmaids

Who says you have to wait until the reception to start the party?

Bride singing into hairbrush while getting veil put on


The mimosas are being poured, your 'maids are getting excited, and your makeup artist has just arrived. What's next on the itinerary? Turning up the volume on a killer playlist of pre-wedding getting-ready songs, of course! A primping sesh with your bridesmaids on the day of the wedding—featuring adorable matching robes and some Champagne, of course—is a tradition we love, but it can't be complete without some great music playing in the background.

We've curated a mix of old and new songs, consisting of girl-power anthems and upbeat hits about love across all genres and decades. These songs are sure to keep a smile on your face all morning long and help ease some of those pre-wedding jitters. With that ring on your finger, your bridal squad by your side, and divas like Whitney and Mariah belting out the classics, you've got the perfect recipe for getting ready on the morning of your wedding.

Here are our top 100 picks for the best pre-wedding tunes to get you and your crew pumped for the main event.

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"Chapel of Love," by The Dixie Cups

Lyrics of Love: "Gee, I really love you/And we're gonna get married/Goin' to the chapel of love"

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"Oh, Pretty Woman," by Roy Orbison

Lyrics of Love: "Pretty woman, walkin' down the street/Pretty woman the kind I like to meet"

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"Love on Top," by Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: "Baby it's you/You're the one I love/You're the one I need/You're the only one I see"

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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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"Crazy in Love," by Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z

Lyrics of Love: "I look and stare so deep in your eyes/I touch on you more and more every time"

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"1, 2 Step," by Ciara feat. Missy Elliott

Lyrics of Love: "Grab somebody, work ya body, work ya body/Let me see you one, two step"

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"Knock You Down," by Keri Hilson, Kanye West, and Ne-Yo

Lyrics of Love: "Sometimes love comes around and it knocks you down/Just get back up when it knocks you down, knocks you down"

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"Respect," by Aretha Franklin

Lyrics of Love: "What you want, baby, I got it/What you need, do you know I got it?"

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"California Gurls," by Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg

Lyrics of Love: "California girls/We're unforgettable/Daisy dukes/Bikinis on top/Sun-kissed skin/So hot"

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"Firework," by Katy Perry

Lyrics of Love: "'Cause baby you're a firework/Come on show 'em what your worth"

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"I Don't Like It, I Love It," by Flo Rida feat. Verdine White and Robin Thicke

Lyrics of Love: "I don't like it, I love it, love it, love it, uh oh/So good it hurts/I don't want it, I gotta, gotta have it, uh oh"

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"I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)," by Whitney Houston

Lyrics of Love: "Oh, I wanna dance with somebody/I wanna feel the heat with somebody"

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"Call Me," by Blondie

Lyrics of Love: "Cover me with kisses, baby/Cover me with love/Roll me in designer sheets/I'll never get enough"

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"Oops!...I Did It Again," by Britney Spears

Lyrics of Love: "Oops, I did it again/I played with your heart, got lost in the game"

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"I'm Every Woman," by Chaka Khan

Lyrics of Love: "I'm every woman, it's all in me/Anything you want done, baby/I'll do it naturally"

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"I'm So Excited," by The Pointer Sisters

Lyrics of Love: "I want to love you, feel you/Wrap myself around you/I want to squeeze you, please you/I just can't get enough"

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"Bang Bang," by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj

Lyrics of Love: "You see anybody could be bad to you/You need a good girl to blow your mind, yeah"

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"Into You," by Ariana Grande

Lyrics of Love: "I'm so into you, I can barely breathe/And all I wanna do is to fall in deep"

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"Let's Go Crazy," by Prince

Lyrics of Love: "Are we gonna let the elevator/Bring us down, oh, no let's go/Let's go crazy, let's get nuts"

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"Always Be My Baby," by Mariah Carey

Lyrics of Love: "Boy don't you know you can't escape me/Ooh darling 'cause you'll always be my baby"

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"Hollaback Girl," by Gwen Stefani

Lyrics of Love: "Few times I've been around that track/So it's not just gonna happen like that/'Cause I ain't no hollaback girl"

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"Say My Name," by Destiny's Child

Lyrics of Love: "Say my name, say my name/If no one is around you/Say baby I love you"

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"Fergalicious," by Fergie feat. will.i.am

Lyrics of Love: "Fergalicious definition make them boys go loco/They want my treasure, so they get their pleasures from my photo"

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"Don't Cha," by The Pussycat Dolls feat. Busta Rhymes

Lyrics of Love: "Don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?/Don't cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?"

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"Wannabe-Radio Edit," by Spice Girls

Lyrics of Love: "If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends/Make it last forever, friendship never ends"

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"Run the World (Girls)," by Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: "Boy you know you love it/How we're smart enough/To make these millions"

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"Hips Don't Lie," by Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean

Lyrics of Love: "Hey, girl, I can see your body moving/And it's driving me crazy"

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"Buttons," by The Pussycat Dolls

Lyrics of Love: "You been saying all the right things all night long/But I can't seem to get you over here to help take this off"

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"Milkshake," by Kelis

Lyrics of Love: "My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard/And they're like, it's better than yours"

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"Bootylicious," by Destiny's Child

Lyrics of Love: "I don't think you're ready for this/'Cause my body too bootylicious for ya, babe"

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"Glamorous," by Fergie feat. Ludacris

Lyrics of Love: "We flying the first class/Up in the sky/Poppin' champagne/Livin' my life/In the fast lane"

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"When I Grow Up," by The Pussycat Dolls

Lyrics of Love: "Boys call you sexy/And you don't care what they say/See every time you turn around/They screaming your name"

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"Diva," by Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: "I'm a diva, best believe her, you see how she gettin' paid?/She ain't callin' him to greet her, don't need him, her bed's made"

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"Jenny From the Block (Track Masters Remix)," by Jennifer Lopez feat. Jadakiss and Styles P

Lyrics of Love: "Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got/I'm still, I'm still Jenny from the block"

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"Just Dance," by Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis

Lyrics of Love: "Shawty I can see that you got so much energy/The way you're twirlin' up them hips 'round and 'round"

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"SexyBack," by Justin Timberlake feat. Timbaland

Lyrics of Love: "I'm bringin' sexy back (yeah)/Them other boys don't know how to act (yeah)"

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"Ain't No Other Man," by Christina Aguilera

Lyrics of Love: "Ain't no other man on the planet does what you do/You're the kinda guy a girl finds in a blue moon"

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"Get Right," by Jennifer Lopez

Lyrics of Love: "I'm about to sign you up/We can get right before the night is up"

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"Woman," by Doja Cat

Lyrics of Love: "I got delicious taste/You need a woman's touch in your place/Just protect her and keep her safe/Baby, worship my hips and waist"

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"Work It," by Missy Elliott

Lyrics of Love: "To my fellas, I like the way you work that/To my ladies, you sure know how to work that"

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"Confident," by Demi Lovato

Lyrics of Love: "What's wrong with being, what's wrong with being/What's wrong with being confident?"

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"The Heart Wants What It Wants," by Selena Gomez

Lyrics of Love: "There's a million reasons why I should give you up/But the heart wants what it wants"

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"Good for You," by Selena Gomez feat. A$AP Rocky

Lyrics of Love: "Gonna wear that dress you like, skin-tight/Do my hair up real, real nice"

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"Anaconda," by Nicki Minaj

Lyrics of Love: "My anaconda don't, my anaconda don't/My anaconda don't want none unless you got buns, hun"

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"Can't Get You Out of My Head," by Kylie Minogue

Lyrics of Love: "I just can't get you out of my head/Boy, your lovin' is all I think about"

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"Yeah!," by Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris

Lyrics of Love: "Yeah!/Shorty got down low said, come and get me"

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"Say It Right," by Nelly Furtado

Lyrics of Love: "No, you don't mean nothing at all to me/But you got what it takes to set me free"

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"Sugar," by Maroon 5

Lyrics of Love: "I don't wanna be needing your love/I just wanna be deep in your love"

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"I Love It," by Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX

Lyrics of Love: "I got this feeling on the summer day when you were gone/I crashed my car into the bridge, I watched, I let it burn"

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"Super Bass," by Nicki Minaj

Lyrics of Love: "Boy you got my heartbeat runnin' away/Beating like a drum and it's coming your way"

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"Girl on Fire," by Alicia Keys

Lyrics of Love: "She's just a girl, and she's on fire/Hotter than a fantasy, longer like a highway"

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"We Found Love" by Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris

Lyrics of Love: "Yellow diamonds in the light/And we're standing side by side/As your shadow crosses mine"

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"Independent Women, Pt. 1," by Destiny's Child

Lyrics of Love: "All the women, who are independent/Throw your hands up at me"

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"Can't Hold Us," by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton

Lyrics of Love: "Tonight is the night, we'll fight till it's over/So we put our hands up like the ceiling can't hold us"

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"Born This Way," by Lady Gaga

Lyrics of Love: "It doesn't matter if you love him, or capital H-I-M/Just put your paws up 'cause you were born this way, baby"

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"Born to Fly," by Sara Evans

Lyrics of Love: "So I confess my sins to the preacher/About the love I'd been prayin' to find/Is there a brown-eyed boy in my future, yeah"

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"Only Girl (In the World)," by Rihanna

Lyrics of Love: "Want you to make me feel/Like I'm the only girl in the world/Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love"

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"You Sexy Thing," by Hot Chocolate

Lyrics of Love: "I believe in miracles/Where you from/You sexy thing, sexy thing you"

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"Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" by Shania Twain

Lyrics of Love: "Let's go girls, come on/I'm going out tonight, I'm feelin' alright/Gonna let it all hang out"

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"One Way or Another," by Blondie

Lyrics of Love: "I will drive past your house/And if the lights are all down/I'll see who's around"

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"I'm Coming Out," by Diana Ross

Lyrics of Love: "I'm coming out/I want the world to know/Got to let it show"

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"Work," by Rihanna feat. Drake

Lyrics of Love: "You mistaken my love I brought for you for foundation/All that I wanted from you was to give me/Something that I never had"

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"U Got the Look," by Prince

Lyrics of Love: "You walked in, I woke up/I've never seen a pretty girl/Look so tough, baby/You got that look"

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"Gimme More," by Britney Spears

Lyrics of Love: "Every time they turn the lights down/Just want to go that extra mile for you/You public display of affection"

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"Fancy," by Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX

Lyrics of Love: "I'm so fancy/You already know/I'm in the fast lane/From L.A. to Tokyo/I'm so fancy"

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"Booty," by Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull and Iggy Azalea

Lyrics of Love: "All the sexy girls in the party/Go and grab a man, bring him to the dance floor"

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"The Way I Are," by Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson and D.O.E.

Lyrics of Love: "Baby if you strip, you can get a tip/'Cause I like you just the way you are"

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"Pon de Replay," by Rihanna

Lyrics of Love: "It goes one by one even two by two/Everybody on the floor let me show you how we do"

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"What a Girl Wants," by Christina Aguilera

Lyrics of Love: "What a girl wants, what a girl needs/Whatever makes me happy and sets you free."

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"Like a Virgin," by Madonna

Lyrics of Love: "Hoo, like a virgin/Touched for the very first time/Like a virgin/When your heart beats/Next to mine"

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"Straight Up," by Paula Abdul

Lyrics of Love: "Straight up, now tell me/Do you really wanna love me forever/Oh, oh, or am I caught in hit and run?"

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"Lady Marmalade," by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, and P!nk

Lyrics of Love: "Where's all my soul sistas?/Lemme hear ya'll flow, sistas/Hey sista, go sista, soul sista, flow sista"

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"My Boo," by Usher feat. Alicia Keys

Lyrics of Love: "I know we haven't seen each other in a while/But you will always be my boo"

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"What's Love Got to Do With It," by Tina Turner

Lyrics of Love: "What's love got to do, got to do with it/What's love but a secondhand emotion"

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"Party in the U.S.A.," by Miley Cyrus

Lyrics of Love: "They're playin' my song/You know I'm gonna be okay/Yeah, it's a party in the USA"

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"Toxic," by Britney Spears

Lyrics of Love: "I'm addicted to you/Don't you know that you're toxic?/And I love what you do/Don't you know that you're toxic?"

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"Promiscuous," by Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland

Lyrics of Love: "Promiscuous boy, you already know/That I'm all yours, what you waiting for?"

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"Umbrella," by Rihanna feat. Jay-Z

Lyrics of Love: "You have my heart, and we'll never be worlds apart/Maybe in magazines, but you'll still be my star"

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"The Sweet Escape," by Gwen Stefani feat. Akon

Lyrics of Love: "And I could be your favorite girl forever, perfectly together/Tell me boy now wouldn't that be sweet"

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"Telephone," by Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: "Stop callin', stop callin'/I don't wanna think any more/I left my head and heart on the dance floor"

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"SOS," by Rihanna

Lyrics of Love: "S.O.S., please someone help me/It's not healthy for me to feel this/Y.O.U. are making this hard"

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"London Bridge," by Fergie

Lyrics of Love: "How come every time you come around/My London, London Bridge wanna go down, like/London, London, London"

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"Drunk in Love," by Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z

Lyrics of Love: "Drunk in love we be all night/Last thing I remember is our beautiful bodies grinding up in that club"

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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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"Happy," by Pharrell Williams

Lyrics of Love: "(Because I'm happy)/Clap along if you know what happiness is to you"

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"If It Makes You Happy," by Sheryl Crow

Lyrics of Love: "If it makes you happy/It can't be that bad/If it makes you happy/Then why the hell are you so sad?"

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"My Love Is Your Love," by Whitney Houston

Lyrics of Love: "'Cause your love is my love/And my love is your love/It would take an eternity to break us"

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"Maneater," by Nelly Furtado

Lyrics of Love: "She's a maneater, make you buy cars, make you cut cards/Make you fall real hard in love"

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"Boom Clap," by Charli XCX

Lyrics of Love: "Boom clap/The sound of my heart/The beat goes on and on and on and on and/Boom clap"

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"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," by Aretha Franklin

Lyrics of Love: "'Cause you make me feel/You make me feel/You make me feel like/A natural woman (woman)"

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"Girls Just Want to Have Fun," by Cyndi Lauper

Lyrics of Love: "And girls, they wanna have fun/Oh girls just want to have fun"

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"Roar," by Katy Perry

Lyrics of Love: "I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter/Dancing through the fire/'Cause I am a champion, and you're gonna hear me roar"

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"Dear Future Husband," by Meghan Trainor

Lyrics of Love: "Dear future husband/Here's a few things/You'll need to know if you wanna be/My one and only all my life"

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"How Will I Know," by Whitney Houston

Lyrics of Love: "How will I know if he really loves me?/I say a prayer with every heartbeat/I fall in love whenever we meet"

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"...Baby One More Time," by Britney Spears

Lyrics of Love: "When I'm not with you I lose my mind/Give me a sign/Hit me, baby, one more time"

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"Side to Side," by Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj

Lyrics of Love: "See you standing over there with your body/Feeling like I wanna rock with your body"

97 of 100

"Kiss," by Prince

Lyrics of Love: "Don't have to be rich/To be my girl/You don't have to be cool/To rule my world"

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"Touch My Body," by Mariah Carey

Lyrics of Love: "Touch my body/Put me on the floor/Wrestle me around/Play with me some more"

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"Like a Prayer," by Madonna

Lyrics of Love: "When you call my name it's like a little prayer/I'm down on my knees, I wanna take you there"

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"Sugar," by Robin Schulz feat. Francesco Yates

Lyrics of Love: "Ooh, baby it's the ultimate feeling/You got me lifted feeling so gifted/Sugar, how you get so fly?"

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