100 Best Wedding Entrance Songs to Make Your Intro (2022)
Updated on October 24, 2022 | Written by Matthew Campbell
The wedding entrance songs are when the master of ceremonies announces the wedding party VIPs at the reception. Of course, you, as the wedding couple, are the main act.
Kick your wedding reception into high gear with one of the entrance songs we provide in this article.
This is your time to shine. What song is your theme?
You will enjoy a list of the most popular and unique wedding entrance songs for walking into the reception venue.
Every couple’s music tastes are different. Thus, we selected wedding entrance songs that include many different eras and music styles.
Table of Contents
- Top 10 Wedding Entrance Songs
- Listen to Entrance Songs
- Wedding Entrance Songs
- Dance Introduction Entrance Songs
- Rock Introduction Entrance Songs
- Pop Introduction Entrance Songs
- R&B Introduction Entrance Songs
- Country Introduction Entrance Songs
- Hip Hop Introduction Entrance Songs
- Indie Introduction Entrance Songs
- Other Introduction Entrance Songs
- Entrance Song FAQs
Our Top 10 Wedding Entrance Songs
- “Bring ‘Em Out” by T.I.
- “Forever” by Chris Brown
- “We Found Love” by Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
- “I Feel Good” by Pitbull Ft. Anthony Watts & DJWS
- “Music For a Sushi Restaurant” by Harry Styles
- “Crowd Go Crazy” by John Legend
- “Let’s Get The Party Started” by Tom Morello, Bring Me The Horizon
- “24k Magic” by Bruno Mars
- “What A Night” by Flo Rida
- “Welcome to the Party” by Diplo, French Montana, Lil Pump, Zhavia Ward
Listen to Entrance Songs
Dance Wedding Entrance Songs
Movie Star – Steve Aoki, MOD SUN, Global Dan
Genre: Dance, Released in 2022 on the album HiROQUEST Genesis
Lovable Lyrics: “Stuntin’ on the boulevard / Paparazzi going hard / Feelin’ like a movie star”
Why Play: A dance song with spoken words talking about how you put in the hard work and how you’ve made it now and livin’ large.
I Feel Good – Pitbull
Genre: Dance, Released in 2021 on the album I Feel Good
Lovable Lyrics: “And when it comes to billions, I’ll take two / It’s only one life, you don’t get two / So live life, don’t let it live you”
Why Play: A pure party song to get everyone pumped up and feelin’ good.
Unstoppable – Sia
Genre: Dance, Released in 2016 on the album This Is Acting
Lovable Lyrics: “I put my armor on, show you how strong how I am / I put my armor on, I’ll show you that I am / I’m unstoppable”
Why Play: A song about overcoming obstacles and now you are unstoppable!
Time Of Our Lives – Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo
Genre: Dance, Released in 2014 on the album Globalization
Lovable Lyrics: “But I’ma have a good time ballin’ or out / Tell the bartender, line up some shots / ‘Cause I’ma get lose tonight”
Why Play: A great way to say not only are you but your guests are going to lose their minds and have fun.
A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
Genre: Dance, Released in 2014 on the album Ghost Stories
Lovable Lyrics: “’Cause you’re a sky, you’re a sky full of stars / Such a heavenly view / You’re such a heavenly view, yeah”
Why Play: A song celebrating how you want to give each other your heart with this dance tune.
We Found Love – Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
Genre: Dance, Released in 2011 on the album Talk That Talk
Lovable Lyrics: “It’s the way I’m feeling I just can’t deny / But I’ve gotta let it go / We found love in a hopeless place”
Why Play: This song is the epitome of shining a light on your love for each other while getting guests pumped up.
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
Genre: Dance, Released in 2011 on the album Sorry for Party Rocking
Lovable Lyrics: “Party rock is in the house tonight / Everybody just have a good time (yeah) / And we gon’ make you lose your mind (woo)”
Why Play: The wedding party or couple can put on some dance moves as they enter the reception hall.
Levels – Avicii
Genre: Dance, Released in 2011 on the album Levels
Lovable Lyrics: “I get a good feeling, yeah / Get a feeling that I never, never / Never, never had before, no, no / I get a good feeling, yeah”
Why Play: One of the best EDM entrance songs that allows space and time for introductory announcements.
Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
Genre: Dance, Released in 2011 on the album 18 Months
Lovable Lyrics: “Your love pours down on me surrounds me like a waterfall / And there’s no stopping us right now, I feel so close to you right now”
Why Play: An EDM hit song to indicate to guests that the party has begun.
Dynamite – Taio Cruz
Genre: Dance, Released in 2010 on the album Rokstarr
Lovable Lyrics: “Saying ayo, baby, let’s go / ‘Cause we gon’ rock this club, we gon’ go all night / We gon’ light it up like it’s dynamite”
Why Play: Everyone is dressed to the nines and it’s time to light it up!
L’amour Toujours – Gigi D’Agostino
Genre: Dance, Released in 1999 on the album L’Amour Toujours
Lovable Lyrics: “Every day and every night / I always dream that you are by my side”
Why Play: A fast-paced electronic song to get everyone excited and the wedding party dancing on the way in.
Get Ready For This – 2 Unlimited
Genre: Dance, Released in 1991 on the album Get Ready!
Lovable Lyrics: “Y’all ready for this?”
Why Play: Played at many sports events in the 90s as an introduction song and an instrumental to allow for talking over.
After you select your entrance songs, typically the newlyweds will go right into their first dance. See our list of popular and unique first dance songs.
Rock Wedding Entrance Songs
Will Of The People – Muse
Genre: Rock, Released in 2022 on the album Will Of The People
Lovable Lyrics: “Free your sons and unlock your daughters / We’ll throw the baby out with the bathwater / With every second our anger increases / We’re gonna smash a nation to pieces”
Why Play: An up-tempo alternative rock song to get everyone excited for the announcements of the wedding party.
Iconic – Simple Plan
Genre: Rock, Released in 2022 on the album Harder Than It Looks
Lovable Lyrics: “Kill the lights, feel the moment, this is it / Everybody’s eyes on me / I always knew that I was meant for this”
Why Play: A mid-tempo song describing how people thought you were never going to be anybody but you will show them wrong by being iconic.
Let’s Get The Party Started – Tom Morello, Bring Me The Horizon
Genre: Rock, Released in 2021 on the album The Atlas Underground Fire
Lovable Lyrics: “Feeling fifty shades of fu**** up, going out of my mind / I don’t wanna face my demons so let’s get the party started”
Why Play: A hard rock song that makes a statement that the party started with your arrival.
Glorious – UNSECRET
Genre: Rock, Released in 2020 on the album Glorious
Lovable Lyrics: “Glorious / Now we’re on top / Glorious / Look what we got”
Why Play: A song to set the tone that the guests of honor have arrived. Turn up the bass so you can feel it!
Born For This – The Score
Genre: Rock, Released in 2019 on the album Carry On
Lovable Lyrics: “A force that they can’t stop / They just don’t get it, I think they forget / I’m not done till I’m on top / I know I was born for this”
Why Play: A song giving the feeling that you will survive no matter what life throws at you.
Handclap – Fitz & The Tantrums
Genre: Rock, Released in 2016 on the album Fitz and the Tantrums
Lovable Lyrics: “Every night when the stars come out / Am I the only living soul around? / Need to believe you could hold me down / ‘Cause I’m in need of something good right now”
Why Play: This song will have guests clapping their hands as you enter the reception venue.
Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
Genre: Rock, Released in 2013 on the album Oh, What a Life
Lovable Lyrics: “I’m never gonna look back / Woah, never gonna give it up / No, please don’t wake me now / This is gonna be the best day of my life”
Why Play: A fun song signifying that your wedding day is the best day of your life.
Good Life – OneRepublic
Genre: Rock, Released in 2010 on the album Waking Up
Lovable Lyrics: “Oh, this has gotta be a good life / This has gotta be the good life / This could really be a good life, good life”
Why Play: A song making the statement that you will have a good life together as a married couple.
Marry Me – Train
Genre: Rock, Released in 2010 on the album Save Me, San Francisco
Lovable Lyrics: “Together can never be close enough for me / To feel like I am close enough to you / You wear white and I’ll wear out the words I love you”
Why Play: A romantic song to play as you start your new life together.
Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead
Genre: Rock, Released in 2009 on the album All Rebel Rockers
Lovable Lyrics: “The more I see, the less I know / But I know one thing that I love you (baby girl) / I love you, I love you, I love you”
Why Play: This a very fun song you can groove to and tell each other that you are in love.
Chelsea Dagger – Fratellis
Genre: Rock, Released in 2006 on the album Costello Music
Lovable Lyrics: “Call me up take me down with you when you go / I could be your regular belle”
Why Play: A fun song that will have guests singing along and clapping during your entrance.
I Believe In A Thing Called Love – Darkness
Genre: Rock, Released in 2003 on the album Permission to Land
Lovable Lyrics: “There’s a chance we could make it now / We’ll be rocking till the Sun goes down / I believe in a thing called love”
Why Play: A song saying that you are in love with each other with a great beat.
Beautiful Day – U2
Genre: Rock, Released in 2000 on the album All That You Can’t Leave Behind
Lovable Lyrics: “It’s a beautiful day / Sky falls, you feel like / It’s a beautiful day / Don’t let it get away”
Why Play: Your wedding day will be a highlight of your life and is a beautiful day!
Tubthumping – Chumbawamba
Genre: Rock, Released in 1996 on the album Tubthumper
Lovable Lyrics: “I get knocked down, but I get up again / You are never gonna keep me down”
Why Play: A fun song that will have everyone excited and singing along.
Thunderstruck – AC/DC
Genre: Rock, Released in 1990 on the album The Razors Edge
Lovable Lyrics: “Sound of the drums / Beating in my heart / The thunder of guns / Tore me apart / You’ve been / Thunderstruck”
Why Play: If you want an entrance song that gradually gets guests more and more pumped up with the climax being your intro – this is it!
I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts
Genre: Rock, Released in 1990 on the album L.P.
Lovable Lyrics: “It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear / When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month / Or even your year, but / I’ll be there for you”
Why Play: Not only for TV show Friends fans, this song says that guests are there to support you as a couple or wedding party unity.
Kickstart My Heart – Mötley Crüe
Genre: Rock, Released in 1989 on the album Dr. Feelgood
Lovable Lyrics: “I say, ooh ah, kick start my heart / I hope it never stops / And to think, we did all of this to rock”
Why Play: If you are having a rock and roll party, this song will kickstart it off with a bang!
Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
Genre: Rock, Released in 1987 on the album Appetite for Destruction
Lovable Lyrics: “Welcome to the jungle, we got fun and games / We got everything you want, honey, we know the names / We are the people that can find whatever you may need”
Why Play: You don’t have to be a headbanger to appreciate this entrance song.
Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
Genre: Rock, Released in 1982 on the the album Rocky III Soundtrack
Lovable Lyrics: “Risin’ up, straight to the top / Had the guts, got the glory / Went the distance, now I’m not gonna stop / Just a man and his will to survive”
Why Play: A song typically played before a boxing match or before something is about to go down – like your grand entrance.
We Will Rock You – Queen
Genre: Rock, Released in 1977 on the album News of the World
Lovable Lyrics: “You got mud on your face, you big disgrace / Kicking your can all over the place, singin’ / We will, we will rock you”
Why Play: A group participation song to get everyone on their feet just before your arrival.
Come And Get Your Love – Redbone
Genre: Rock, Released in 1973 on the album Wovoka
Lovable Lyrics: “Hail, with it, baby, ’cause you’re fine / And you’re mine, and you look so divine / Come and get your love”
Why Play: A fun song made popular again from Guardians of the Galaxy you can get funky to while entering the room.
All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
Genre: Rock, Released in 1967 on the album Magical Mystery Tour
Lovable Lyrics: “Nothing you can make that can’t be made / No one you can save that can’t be saved / Nothing you can do, but you can learn how to be you in time / It’s easy
All you need is love”
Why Play: A sing-along song that will have everyone feeling the love in the room.
The entrance songs are either romantic or to get the party started. See a list of party songs to get the party started.
Pop Wedding Entrance Songs
Music For a Sushi Restaurant – Harry Styles
Genre: Pop, Released in 2022 on the album Harry’s House
Lovable Lyrics: “In every kind of way / Just a little taste / Know I love you”
Why Play: A funky jazzy pop song you can enter the reception in a fun way.
Could I Love You Any More – Reneé Dominique feat. Jason Mraz
Genre: Pop, Released in 2019 on the album Could I Love You Any More
Lovable Lyrics: “Love today can be so difficult / But what we have I know is different / ‘Cause when I’m with you the world stops turning / Could I love you any more?”
Why Play: A romantic love song to play as you are introduced and could lead right into the first dance.
Beautiful In White – Shane Filan
Genre: Pop, Released in 2017 on the album Love Always
Lovable Lyrics: “And from now ’til my very last breath / This day I’ll cherish / You look so beautiful in white / Tonight”
Why Play: A love story leading up to and including a bride’s (or brides’) wedding day.
24k Magic – Bruno Mars
Genre: Pop, Released in 2016 on the album 24K Magic
Lovable Lyrics: “Pop pop, it’s show time (show time) / Show time (show time) / Guess who’s back again?”
Why Play: A playful song to highlight your introduction as the spotlight is on you.
Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
Genre: Pop, Released in 2016 on the album Trolls Soundtrack
Lovable Lyrics: “I got this feeling inside my bones / It goes electric, wavey when I turn it on / And if you want it, inside your soul / Just open up your heart, let the music take control”
Why Play: A very popular song to play in order to get the party started.
Brand New – Ben Rector
Genre: Pop, Released in 2015 on the album Brand New
Lovable Lyrics: “Like a heartbeat skip, like an open page / Like a one way trip on an airplane / It’s the way that I feel when I’m with you, brand new”
Why Play: An upbeat song signifying your new start as a married couple.
Stand by You – Rachel Patten
Genre: Pop, Released in 2015 on the album Wildfire
Lovable Lyrics: “I’ll walk through hell with you / Love, you’re not alone / ‘Cause I’m gonna stand by you”
Why Play: A song that tells everyone in attendance that you will stand by each other through thick and thin.
Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Genre: Pop, Released in 2014 on the album Talking Is Hard
Lovable Lyrics: “She said shut up and dance with me / This woman is my destiny / She said oh oh oh / Shut up and dance with me”
Why Play: A fun song to play to let everyone know the party has started.
Cheerleader – OMI
Genre: Pop, Released in 2014 on the album Me 4 U
Lovable Lyrics: “Oh, I think that I found myself a cheerleader / She is always right there when I need her”
Why Play: A funky song you can put on your dance moves to and talks about supporting each other.
Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) – Andy Grammer
Genre: Pop, Released in 2014 on he album Magazines or Novels
Lovable Lyrics: “Sometimes you gotta get scars to get what you deserve / I kept moving on and now I’m moving up / Damn, I’m feeling blessed with all this love”
Why Play: An uptempo song signifying you are very happy on your wedding day and glad to be married to each other.
Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake
Genre: Pop, Released in 2013 on the album The 20/20 Experience
Lovable Lyrics: “And as long as I’ve got my suit and tie / I’ma leave it all on the floor tonight / And you got fixed up to the nines”
Why Play: A song for the groomsmen as they are introduced into the reception solo.
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Genre: Pop, Released in 2013 on he album Despicable Me 2 Soundtrack
Lovable Lyrics: “Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth / (Because I’m happy) / Clap along if you know what happiness is to you”
Why Play: A song that will have everyone cheering as the wedding party enters the ballroom.
Classic – MKTO
Genre: Pop, Released in 2013 on the album Classic
Lovable Lyrics: “Thinkin’ I was born in the wrong time / One of a kind, livin’ in a world gone plastic / Baby, you’re so classic”
Why Play: A song that will have everyone wanting to cheer and dance.
On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons
Genre: Pop, Released in 2013 on the album Night Visions
Lovable Lyrics: “Been holding it in for a while, ‘ey / Take it with me if I can / Been dreaming of this since a child / I’m on top of the world”
Why Play: You did it. You are now married. Celebrate because you will feel like you are on top of the world.
Love On Top – Beyonce
Genre: Pop, Released in 2011 on the album 4
Lovable Lyrics: “You’re the one I love / You’re the one I need / You’re the only one I see / Come on baby it’s you”
Why Play: A playful song highlighting the love you have for each other.
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Genre: Pop, Released in 2011 on the album Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Lovable Lyrics: “Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you / Is it the look in your eyes or is it this dancing juice? / Who cares, baby, I think I wanna marry you”
Why Play: A mid-tempo song talking about how you want to marry each other.
Get The Party Started – P!nk
Genre: Pop, Released in 2011 on the album Missundaztood
Lovable Lyrics: “Get this party started on a Saturday night / Everybody’s waitin’ for me to arrive / Sendin’ out the message to all of my friends”
Why Play: If you want to get everyone pumped up and wanting to party, play this.
Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It – Will Smith
Genre: Pop, Released in 1997 on the album Big Willie Style
Lovable Lyrics: “On your mark, ready, set, let’s go / Dance floor pro, I know you know / I go psycho when my new joint hit / Just can’t sit / Gotta get jiggy wit it”
Why Play: Smith has had personal challenges. If you can forgive him, this song is his best song to set the mood for a fun reception.
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys
Genre: Pop, Released in 1997 on the album Backstreet Boys
Lovable Lyrics: “Now throw your hands up in the air / And wave ’em around like you just don’t care / If you wanna party let me hear you yell / ‘Cause we’ve got it goin’ on again”
Why Play: If you want a boy band entrance song, you don’t get any better than this.
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
Genre: Pop, Released in 1983 on the album Walking on Sunshine
Lovable Lyrics: “I’m walking on sunshine, whoa / And don’t it feel good / Hey, all right now / And don’t it feel good”
Why Play: A fun song saying that you are so very happy to be newlyweds.
You Make My Dreams – Daryl Hall & John Oates
Genre: Pop, Released in 1981 on the album Voices
Lovable Lyrics: “Oh yeah, well, ’cause you (Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh ooh) / Mmm hmm, you make a-my dreams come true”
Why Play: A song to say that you complete each other.
Another popular event during a reception set to music is the cake cutting. Plan your cake-cutting song.
R&B Wedding Entrance Songs
Crowd Go Crazy – John Legend
Genre: R&B, Released in 2021 on the album Space Jam: A New Legacy Soundtrack
Lovable Lyrics: “Hey, hey / We fresher than a new pair of shoes / Oh, Lord / And when we do what we do, hold on baby, the crowd go crazy”
Why Play: An uptempo song to tell guests to get on their feet because the newlyweds are coming into the reception venue.
Beyond – Leon Bridges
Genre: R&B, Released in 2018 on the album Good Thing
Lovable Lyrics: “She might just be my everything and beyond (beyond) / Space and time in the afterlife / Will she have my kids? Will she be my wife?”
Why Play: A love song dedication by a groom to his new bride that she is the love of his life.
Down – Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne
Genre: R&B, Released in 2009 on the album All or Nothing
Lovable Lyrics: “You won’t be lonely, even if the sky is falling down / You’ll be my only, no need to worry / Baby are you down”
Why Play: A fun party song telling everyone that you are there for each other and now it’s time to party.
Forever – Chris Brown
Genre: R&B, Released in 2008 on the album Exclusive
Lovable Lyrics: “’Cause we only got one night / Double your pleasure / Double your fun / And dance forever ever ever”
Why Play: Made famous by the TV show The Office, it has been a famous entrance song since being released.
Yeah! – Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris
Genre: R&B, Released in 2004 on the album Confessions
Lovable Lyrics: “Yeah! / Shorty got down low and said, come and get me / (Yeah!) Yeah!”
Why Play: One of the best party songs of all time and will set the mood for the reception.
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
Genre: R&B, Released in 2003 on the album Dangerously in Love
Lovable Lyrics: “Got me looking so crazy right now, your love’s / Got me looking so crazy right now”
Why Play: The power couple of Queen Bey and Jay-Z have the biggest exclamation point entrance song for being in love!
Let’s Get Married (ReMarqable Remix) – Jagged Edge
Genre: R&B, Released in 2000 on the album J.E. Heartbreak
Lovable Lyrics: “Meet me at the altar in your white dress / We ain’t gettin’ no younger, we might as well do it (so might as well do it, yeah) / Been feelin’ you all the while, girl, I must confess (and I must confess) / Let’s just get married”
Why Play: Not only a party starter but also celebrates wanting to be married.
This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
Genre: R&B, Released in 1995 on the album This Is How We Do It
Lovable Lyrics: “To all my neighbors, you got much flavor / (This is how we do it) / Let’s flip the track, bring the old school back / (This is how we do it)”
Why Play: One of the best party songs of the 90s and the wedding party can get down to.
September – Earth, Wind & Fire
Genre: R&B, Released in 1978 on he album The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1
Lovable Lyrics: “Do you remember, the 21st night of September? / Love was changing the mind of pretenders / While chasing the clouds away / Our hearts were ringing”
Why Play: A top 3 party song. Up to you if you want to have it as an entrance song or play for dancing.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder
Genre: R&B, Released in 1970 on the album Signed, Sealed & Delivered
Lovable Lyrics: “Oh baby, seen a lot of things in this old world / When I touch them, they mean nothing, girl / Ooh baby, here I am / Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours, I’m yours”
Why Play: What better way to celebrate your new beginning and lifelong journey together than with this song?
Now that R&B songs are in your head, see a list of popular R&B songs to play during your wedding day.
Country Wedding Entrance Songs
Bridesmaids – Kylie Morgan
Genre: Country, Released in 2022 on the album Songs To Say I Do
Lovable Lyrics: “My bridesmaids / My ride or dies / My champagne-tipsy kinda tribe”
Why Play: A song for introducing your bridesmaids into the reception hall.
Fire Up The Night – Blake Shelton feat. HARDY
Genre: Country, Released in 2021 on the album Body Language
Lovable Lyrics: “Get your Friday night fix / Shoot a flame so high they could see it from town / Like we’re burnin’ the whole place down / Fire up the night”
Why Play: A song to let everyone know it’s now time to party.
Fire’t Up – Brantley Gilbert
Genre: Country, Released in 2019 on the album Fire & Brimstone
Lovable Lyrics: “Get you a little buzzed / Country queens do your thing / Y’all can get this small town lit / Let’s fire’t up”
Why Play: A mid-tempo song to highlight your entrance and let the party begin.
All To Myself – Dan + Shay
Genre: Country, Released in 2018 on the album Dan + Shay
Lovable Lyrics: “I want you all to myself / We don’t need anyone else / Let our bodies do the talkin’ / Let our shadows paint the wall / I want you here in my arms”
Why Play: A mid-tempo playful love song that fits the love theme for a wedding day.
A Guy with a Girl – Blake Shelton
Genre: Country, Released in 2016 on he album If I’m Honest
Lovable Lyrics: “I’m invisible, but I stand right there and smile / You’re right beside me, oh and I see the same thing they’re seein’ / But, I don’t mind being the guy with the girl”
Why Play: If you are a husband and wife team looking for a country song to accent your entrance into the reception, this is a winner.
Setting the World on Fire – Kenny Chesney with P!nk
Genre: Country, Released in 2016 on the album Cosmic Hallelujah
Lovable Lyrics: “Up all night and we were feelin’ so good / Yeah, we got a little higher than we probably should / We were in a hotel singin’ in the hallway lights”
Why Play: A upbeat country song ready to start the night on a high note.
Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland
Genre: Country, Released in 2010 on the album The Incredible Machine
Lovable Lyrics: “There you go pulling me right back in / Right back in, right back in / And I know I’m never letting this go / I’m stuck on you”
Why Play: A fun-loving song that will put everyone in a good mood and set the tone for a lively reception.
From This Moment On – Shania Twain, Bryan White
Genre: Country, Released in 1998 on the album Come On Over
Lovable Lyrics: “I will love you, I promise you this / There is nothing, I wouldn’t give / From this moment on”
Why Play: A song that signifies that your life begins today as a married couple and you love each other.
Many country songs fit weddings because of the story they tell. See our list of 150 country wedding songs to play during your wedding day.
Hip Hop Wedding Entrance Songs
What A Night – Flo Rida
Genre: Hip Hop, Released in 2022 on he album What A Night
Lovable Lyrics: “I came up from the bottom / You have no idea / You can’t swipe through my stories (no more) / Write my name in history / Oh, what a night”
Why Play: An entertaining way to come into the ballroom on a high note.
Love Like This – Savannah Dexter, Brabo Gator
Genre: Hip Hop, Released in 2022 on the album Certified Savage
Lovable Lyrics: “Look how far we’ve come, babe, we got ’em all pissed / I bet they’ll never find a love like this”
Why Play: A song that will not be picked by every couple that you can call your own celebrating your love for each other.
Amazing – Mary J. Blige feat. DJ Khaled
Genre: Hip Hop, Released in 2021 on the album Good Morning Gorgeous
Lovable Lyrics: “Where the drink? Where the drink? Sun got us all-day / Raise the glasses up, party, party / Man, it’s really goin’ down / Make your way to the crowd / Right now, right now”
Why Play: It’s your wedding day. You are amazing and your time is now!
Welcome to the Party – Diplo, French Montana, and Lil Pump featuring Zhavia Ward
Genre: Hip Hop, Released in 2018 on the album Deadpool 2 Soundtrack
Lovable Lyrics: “Ayy, welcome to the party / Burn up, let it burn / Burn up, let it burn”
Why Play: A song featured on the Deadpool soundtrack that will do as it insinuates- get the party started.
My House – Flo Rida
Genre: Hip Hop, Released in 2016 on the album My House
Lovable Lyrics: “Welcome to my house / Baby take control now / We can’t even slow down / We don’t like to go out”
Why Play: It’s your wedding. It’s your party time. The spotlight is on you. It’s YOUR house!
Turn Down For What – DJ Snake feat. Lil Jon
Genre: Hip Hop, Released in 2013 from the album Turn Down for What
Lovable Lyrics: “Fire up that loud / Another round of shots / Turn down for what?”
Why Play: You want to raise the roof when you enter the reception? Play this song!
Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
Genre: Hip Hop, Released in 2011 on the album The Heist
Lovable Lyrics: “Tonight is the night, we’ll fight ’til it’s over / So we put our hands up / Like the ceiling can’t hold us”
Why Play: A dance party song you can enter into the ballroom like you own the place.
All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross
Genre: Hip Hop, Released in 2010 on the album Victory
Lovable Lyrics: “All I do is win, win, win no matter what (What) / Got money on my mind, I can never get enough (‘Nough) / And every time I step up in the building / Everybody’s hands go up”
Why Play: A very popular grand entrance song to play because all you do is make it rain!
Moment 4 Life – Nicki Minaj
Genre: Hip Hop, Released in 2010 on the album Pink Friday
Lovable Lyrics: “No, I’m not lucky, I’m blessed, yes / Clap for the heavyweight champ, me / But I couldn’t do it all alone”
Why Play: A song saved for your wedding party as they enter as the song references sharing the same dreams.
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Genre: Hip Hop, Released in 2009 on the album The E.N.D.
Lovable Lyrics: “I got a feeling / That tonight’s gonna be a good night / That tonight’s gonna be a good good night”
Why Play: If you want to get all your guests excited about the grand entrance of the wedding couple, play this song.
Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
Genre: Hip Hop, Released in 2004 on the album Elephunk
Lovable Lyrics: “Let’s get it started / Let’s get it started (up in here) / Let’s get it started”
Why Play: The wedding party or wedding couple is in the house and now it is time to let loose.
Bring ‘Em Out – T.I. Feat. Jay-Z
Genre: Hip Hop, Released in 2004 on the album Urban Legend
Lovable Lyrics: “I got the crowd yelling (Bring ’em out, bring ’em out) / Aye, all my hot girls yelling (Bring ’em out, bring ’em out) / Aye, all the Dope Boyz yelling (Bring ’em out, bring ’em out)”
Why Play: Words that describe the grand entrance to perfection.
Let Me Clear My Throat – DJ Kool
Genre: Hip Hop, Released in 1996 on the album Let Me Clear My Throat
Lovable Lyrics: “Now if y’all wanna party like we do / If y’all wanna party like us, lemme hear ya say / Ah ah ah ah ah, if y’all wanna party like we do”
Why Play: One of the best hip hop party songs of all time and will put everyone in party mode.
Now That We Found Love – Heavy D. & The Boyz
Genre: Hip Hop, Released in 1991 on the album Peaceful Journey
Lovable Lyrics: “Blessin’ like Buddha, Buddha as the bless / You can lay down on the lover, put your head on my chest (Now that we) / Now that we found love what are we gonna do with it”
Why Play: A club banger in the 90s that will make everyone excited and make the entrance grand.
Many hip hop songs make for great party songs. See our list of Hip Hop wedding songs to add to your wedding day playlist.
Indie Wedding Entrance Songs
Fly Me To The Moon – Imaginary Future
Genre: Indie, Released in 2017 on the album Fire Escape
Lovable Lyrics: “In other words, hold my hand / In other words, darling, kiss me / Fill my heart with song / Let me sing forever more”
Why Play: A romantic cover of the classic jazz song for a classy affair.
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Genre: Indie, Released in 2012 on the album The Lumineers
Lovable Lyrics: “I belong with you, you belong with me / You’re my sweetheart”
Why Play: A very popular indie song that will have everyone singing along and cheering during your entrance.
Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Genre: Indie, Released in 2010 on the album Up from Below
Lovable Lyrics: “I’ll follow you into the park / Through the jungle, through the dark / Girl, I never loved one like you”
Why Play: An upbeat song you can play to add a bit of levity to the beginning of the reception.
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor
Genre: Indie, Released in 1975 on the album Gorilla
Lovable Lyrics: “How sweet it is to be loved by you / Feels so fine / How sweet it is to be loved by you”
Why Play: You can choose this version or the Marvin Gaye version too. Both are romantic and classy songs to play.
Whether you plan to have a buffet or sit-down meal, you cannot have guests eat in silence. See our list of dinner music songs to keep guests from falling asleep.
Other Wedding Entrance Songs
Dance with Everybody – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Released in 2022 on the album Dance With Everybody
Lovable Lyrics: “All you cowboys tricksters hipsters, trying so hard to be cool / All you dreamers and schemers, thirsty for more / I want to dance with everybody who came through that door”
Why Play: A fast song that you could get every guest standing, clapping, and cheering for the wedding party entering the reception venue.
Born For Greatness – Elliott Taylor
Genre: Alternative, Released in 2021 on the album Born For Greatness (Bryan Danielson Official AEW Walkout)
Lovable Lyrics: “Turn around and it’s lights out / Nothing’s gonna stop me now, I’ve got no doubt / Yeah, I was born for greatness, greatness, greatness”
Why Play: An inspirational song that highlights where you are today – on top of the mountain.
Game Of Thrones Theme (Armin van Buuren Remix) – Ramin Djawadi
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Genre: Funk, Released in 2014 on the album Uptown Special
Lovable Lyrics: “Girls hit your hallelujah (Woo!) / ‘Cause Uptown Funk gon’ give it to you / ‘Cause Uptown Funk gon’ give it to you”
Why Play: If you want to have a choreographed entrance dance, this would be a great selection.
I’m Shipping Up To Boston – Dropkick Murphys
Genre: Punk, Released in 2005 on the album The Warrior’s Code and The Departed Soundtrack
Lovable Lyrics: “I’m a sailor peg / And I lost my leg / Climbing up the top sails / I lost my leg! / I’m shipping up to Boston”
Why Play: Bridging Celtic and rock, an up-tempo song you could accent in so many different ways.
Jurassic Park (Main Theme) – John Williams
Top Gun Anthem – Harold Faltermeyer & Steve Stevens
Gonna Fly Now (Rocky Theme) – Bill Conti
Star Wars (Main Theme) – Meco
What is a grand entrance?
After all wedding guests move to the reception area after the ceremony has ended, the grand entrance begins when the wedding party and newly married wedding couple are introduced for the first time as they enter the reception venue. In addition to their names, the emcee should also state their relationship with the couple and their role in the wedding.
Wedding entrance songs are not to be confused with processional songs. Processional songs (and you know we have a list of the best of those) are during the wedding ceremony. Entrance songs are played while the wedding party is announced at the wedding reception.
What is a good entrance song?
A good entrance song is one that gets your wedding guests out of their chairs, standing, and cheering the wedding party on as they are introduced. The song also has a climax as the brand new married couple is introduced into the wedding reception hall.
If you are looking for a song to play as the bride enters the wedding ceremony area, check out our list of bride entrance songs.
If you have a special wedding grand march song that works or worked for you, send us an email through the comments at the bottom of the page.
How long is the grand entrance?
The grand entrance can be as short as 2 minutes if only the newlyweds are introduced. It can be as long as 10 minutes to introduce a large wedding party such as 10 groomsmen and 10 bridesmaids. Plan 5-10 minutes.
How do you pick a wedding entrance song?
First, you must decide if you want a hyped entrance or a romantic entrance just for you. If you want a song to play as you enter with cheers, then select an upbeat song in your favorite style of music. If you have a more classy affair, then select a romantic love song to set the mood of romance for the meal.
Do grooms have an entrance song?
Typically, the wedding couple enters the reception hall and is announced together instead of individually. However, at the wedding ceremony, the groom typically walks down the aisle while escorting his mother to her seat. He can also choose to walk down the aisle alone and have his own groom processional song too.
How do you make a grand entrance?
First and foremost, the DJ or band must get all wedding guests hyped for the grand entrance through music and emcee announcements. Then, the wedding party must enter the reception hall with excitement, happiness, and confidence.
A popular grand entrance game is to have a dance-off between the wedding party members. Then, have guests select the best entrance and present them with a prize.
How do you announce the bride and groom grand entrance?
It is up to the master of ceremonies to discuss with the wedding couple beforehand how they wish to be introduced. In addition, some weddings are same-sex weddings. Typically, a bride and groom are introduced as “It is my great honor and happy privilege to introduce to you, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver and Olivia Smith!”. For gender-neutral entrances, the introduction could be “Let’s raise our glasses and welcome the newly united couple, Liam and Noah!”
What is a pre processional song?
A processional song is a song that is played as the wedding party walks down the aisle. This could include the groom, bridesmaids, and groomsmen, and the bride with her father or selected person to give her away. The wedding ceremony starts with prelude songs and then transitions to pre-processional songs for honored family members walking down the aisle such as grandparents and parents.
Does the Entrance Song Have to Be Boring?
No way. The “boring” part is usually the ceremony where you compromise because of your parents. Though you could play the Wedding March,” it isn’t necessary at all. This is your party. You can make it as upbeat or as traditional as you like. If you “want to get the party started” then play “Get Ready For This” by 2 Unlimited.
Songs can rock the house, raise the roof, and add a bit of fun to classy events. From our experience planning weddings, we believe the best entrance song for the wedding party has a good beat and lyrics to match. Stay away from songs that distract from the love message or talk about cheating. It seems like an obvious one, but you’d not believe our stories.
How do you announce the wedding party entrance?
As the wedding party re-emerges, you can have your professional DJ announce special pairs, the groomsmen, bridesmaids, and/or the wedding couple. Often the parents and grandparents are announced as a special pair. Then pairs of groomsmen and bridesmaids. After that, the best man and maid of honor are announced, followed by the wedding couple.
- Wedding Party Entrance Songs For Pairs (Special Guests, Parents, Groomsmen, Bridesmaids, and Wedding Couple)
- Wedding Party Entrance Songs – Groomsmen
- Wedding Party Entrance Songs – Bridesmaids
- Wedding Couple
Keep in mind that generally, the wedding party is absent for a while after the ceremony. They’re all with the photographer while the guests are at the reception, eating hors ‘devours.
How many entrance songs do I need for the wedding party?
The short answer is as many as you like. But, generally, one song is long enough for up to 9 introductions. That would be the parents, grandparents, one to five sets of the wedding party, the best man and maid of honor, and the wedding couple.
Keep in mind that the average song is 3 minutes in duration. It can take 20 seconds for a couple to prepare and get from the venue entrance door to their seats or to the dance floor. As you increase the number of introductions so will the number of songs you will need. A 3-minute song at 20 seconds per introduction equals 9 introductions on a single song.
You can always create a medley, but that can be confusing for the guests. If you have chosen to skip dinner or allow guests to eat while photographs are taken, the entrance can be immediately followed by the couple’s first dance.
Do you have a favorite song to play as you are being introduced and not on our list? Please share the song below so that we can add it!
Wedding Songs For The Ultimate Party!