67 Rock Songs to Add to Your Wedding Playlist

Singing, I love rock and roll

Bride and guests dancing at reception

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Let’s sing it: “I love rock and roll, so put another dime in the jukebox, baby.” Rock and roll may not be what most people think of when it comes to wedding music, but as of late, rock songs have been popping up on wedding playlists at today’s receptions. And it's no wonder why: From classic rock by bands like ACDC and Queen to modern alt-rock, including Panic at the Disco and Imagine Dragons, guitar-centric music makes for great moments on the dance floor.

If you want, you can keep the majority of rock music to the songs of your youth with bands such as Jimmy Eat World, Oasis, Blink 182, and Rage Against the Machine. You’ll love belting out the choruses as much as your guests, and nostalgia can really bring people together. To keep the good mood going, continue with today’s electronic and indie rock beats, from groups including MGMT and Flight of the Conchords, as dance floor fillers.

Ahead, here are the 67 best rock songs to add to your wedding playlist.

“You Shook Me All Night Long,” by ACDC

Lyrics of Love: "Working double time/On the seduction line/She was one of a kind, she's just mine all mine"

"Back in Black,” by ACDC

"Pour Some Sugar on Me,” by Def Leppard

Lyrics of Love: "Love is like a bomb, baby, c'mon get it on/Livin' like a lover with a radar phone"

"We Will Rock You,” by Queen

"I Love Rock N’ Roll,” by Joan Jett

Lyrics of Love: "The beat was going strong, playing my favorite song/And I could tell it wouldn't be long till he was with me/Yeah with me"

"Sweet Home Alabama,” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

"Living on a Prayer,” by Bon Jovi

Lyrics of Love: "She says, we've got to hold on to what we've got/It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not/ We've got each other and that's a lot for love/We'll give it a shot"

"Take Me Home Tonight,” by Eddie Money

Lyrics of Love: "Take me home tonight/I don't wanna let you go 'til you see the light/Take me home tonight/ Listen, honey, just like Ronnie sang/Be my little baby"

"Here I Go Again,” by Whitesnake

Lyrics of Love: "Just another heart in need of rescue/Waiting on love's sweet charity/I'm gonna hold on for the rest of my days"

"Carry on Wayward Son,” by Kansas

"Sweet Child O' Mine,” by Guns N’ Roses

Lyrics of Love: "She's got a smile it seems to me/Reminds me of childhood memories/Where everything/Was as fresh as the bright blue sky"

"We’re Not Gonna Take It,” by Twisted Sister

"Jump,” by Van Halen

Lyrics of Love: "And I know, baby, just how you feel/You got to roll with the punches and get to what's real"

"Peace of Mind,” by Boston

"Mr. Jones,” by Counting Crows

Lyrics of Love: "Smilin' in the bright lights/Coming through in stereo/When everybody loves you/You can never be lonely"

"Edge of Seventeen,” by Stevie Nicks

Lyrics of Love: "With the words from a poet/And the voice from a choir/And a melody nothing else mattered"

"Fat Bottom Girls,” by Queen

"Bohemian Rhapsody,” by Queen

"Don't Stop Me Now," by Queen

Lyrics of Love: "I'm traveling at the speed of light/I wanna make a supersonic woman of you"

"Mr. Brightside,” by The Killers

Lyrics of Love: "Gotta gotta be down/Because I want it all/It started out with a kiss/How did it end up like this?"

"The Middle,” by Jimmy Eat World

Lyrics of Love: "It just takes some time/Little girl your in the middle of the ride/Everything, everything will be just fine"

"Wonderwall,” by Oasis

Lyrics of Love: "I don't believe that anybody/Feels the way I do, about you now"

"Sugar We’re Goin’ Down,” by Fall Out Boy

Lyrics of Love: "I've been dying to tell you anything you want to hear/Cause that's just who I am this week"

"I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” by Panic At The Disco

“All the Small Things,” by Blink 182

Lyrics of Love: "She left me roses by the stairs/Surprises let me know she cares"

"My Own Worst Enemy,” by Lit

"Shake It,” by Metro Station

Lyrics of Love: "I saw you dancing/And I couldn't get you off my mind/I could tell that you could tell/That I was taking my time"

"Otherside,” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Lyrics of Love: "I heard your voice through a photograph/I thought it up and brought up the past"

"What’s My Age Again?,” by Blink 182

"Killing In The Name Of Love,” by Rage Against The Machine

"Smells Like Teen Spirit,” by Nirvana

"Semi-Charmed Life,” by Third Eye Blind

Lyrics of Love: "I'm smiling, she's living, she's golden/And she lives for me/She says she lives for me"

"Crazy Bitch,” by Buckcherry

"Stacy’s Mom,” by Fountains Of Wayne

"Self Esteem,” by The Offspring

"In The End,” by Linkin Park

"Seven Nation Army,” by The White Stripes

"Ocean Avenue,” by Yellowcard

Lyrics of Love: "There's a piece of you that's here with me/It's everywhere I go, it's everything I see/When I sleep I dream and it gets me by"

"High Hopes,” by Panic At The Disco

"Handclap,” by Fitz and The Tantrums

Lyrics of Love: "You're like a drug to me, a luxury, my sugar and gold/I want the good life, every good night, you're a hard one to hold"

"Feel It Still,” by Portugal. The Man

Lyrics of Love: "Can't keep my hands to myself/Think I'll dust 'em off, put 'em back up on the shelf/In case my little baby girl is in need"

"Electric Feel,” by MGMT

Lyrics of Love: "I said ooh girl/Shock me like an electric eel/Baby girl/Turn me on with your electric feel"

"On Top of the World,” by Imagine Dragons

Lyrics of Love: "If you love somebody/Better tell them why they're here 'cause/They just may run away from you"

"Sweet Disposition,” by Temper Trap

Lyrics of Love: "A moment, a love/A dream aloud/A kiss, a cry"

"My Type,” by Saint Motel

Lyrics of Love: "When there's loving in the air/Don't fight it, just keep breathing"

"Doses & Mimosas,” by Cherub

"High & Low,” by Empire Of The Sun

Lyrics of Love: "Let's get together and forget all the troubles and just float/I don't want you to go/I need to be closer to now"

"Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service

Lyrics of Love: "I am thinking it's a sign/That the freckles in our eyes/Are mirror images/And when we kiss they're perfectly aligned"

"Heartlines,” by Broods

Lyrics of Love: "We only get the one life/And I wanna feel your heartlines/I wanna feel your heart"

"Kangaroo Court,” by Capital Cities

"Float On,” by Modest Mouse

"The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room),” by Flight Of The Conchords

Lyrics of Love: "Looking 'round the room/I can tell that you/Are the most beautiful girl in the room"

"Let It Go,” by James Bay

"The Less I Know The Better,” by Tame Impala

"Take The World,” by JOHNNYSWIM

Lyrics of Love: "'Cause they can write stories/They can sing songs/But they don't make fairy tales/Sweeter than ours"

"What You Know,” by Two Door Cinema

Lyrics of Love: "You don't want to be alone/And I can't say it's what you know/But you've known it the whole time"

"Thank You," by Led Zeppelin

Lyrics of Love: "If the sun refused to shine/I would still be loving you/When mountains crumble to the sea/There will still be you and me"

"Iris," by Goo Goo Dolls

Lyrics of Love: "And I'd give up forever to touch you/'Cause I know that you feel me somehow/You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be/And I don't want to go home right now"

"White Wedding," by Billy Idol

Lyrics of Love: "It's a nice day to start again/It's a nice day for a white wedding"

"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," by Aerosmith

Lyrics of Love: "I could spend my life in this sweet surrender/I could stay lost in this moment forever/Every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure"

"Wild Horses," by The Rolling Stones

Lyrics of Love: "You know I can't let you slide through my hands/Wild horses couldn't drag me away/Wild, wild horses couldn't drag me away"

"Use Somebody," by Kings of Leon

Lyrics of Love: "Someone like you, and all you know, and how you speak/Countless lovers under cover of the street/You know that I could use somebody"

"Are You Gonna Be My Girl," by Jet

Lyrics of Love: "Big black boots/Long brown hair/She's so sweet/With her get back stare"

"First Day of My Life," by Bright Eyes

Lyrics of Love: "This is the first day of my life/I'm glad I didn't die before I met you/But now I don't care, I could go anywhere with you/And I'd probably be happy"

"She Loves You," by The Beatles

Lyrics of Love: "She says she loves you/And you know that can't be bad/Yes, she loves you/And you know you should be glad"

"I Believe in a Thing Called Love," by The Darkness

Lyrics of Love: "Can't explain all the feelings that you're making me feel/My heart's in overdrive and you're behind the steering wheel"

"Song 2," by Blur

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