A wedding is a critical day in a person’s life. It is the time when two people are committing to each other and living their lives together. The wedding day should be full of happiness and fun, as the couple is starting a brand new life together. Many love songs are perfect for a wedding reception or ceremony. If you are looking for upbeat love songs for your wedding, here are 31 songs that will set a happy mood.
1. Marry You – Bruno Mars
This is one of those songs that many people can relate to. It will easily grip your mind with its powerful lyrics. The song’s freestyle tune makes it perfect for wedding guests to relax and unwind.
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2. Can’t Stop the Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
This song was released in 2016 and became an instant hit. It is perfect for getting everyone on the dance floor at your wedding. Justin has a way with words, and his voice will make you want to get up and dance.
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3. I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
The song’s release was in 1987 and is a classic wedding love song. Whitney’s powerful voice will make you feel the emotion of the lyrics. This is a great song to slow dance to with your spouse. Your guests will also experience the love in the air that will be flowing at your wedding.
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4. I Do – Colbie Caillat
This song is sweet and simple, just like a wedding should be. It is about the excitement and happiness of saying “I do” to the person you love. The song will make you feel all the love in the world. Colbie’s voice will make you experience all the love you have been craving for and set you in the right mood.
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5. Dreams – The Cranberries
The Cranberries released this song in 1993, and it is a slow ballad. It is about the dedication and love between two people. The lyrics are beautiful and make you want to cry tears of happiness.
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6. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder
This song was released by Stevie Wonder himself and is a classic love song. It is about the joy of finding the perfect person for you. Stevie Wonder’s voice is fantastic and will make your wedding reception feel truly special.
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7. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
The group released the song in 1985 and is a feel-good love song. It is about feeling happy with your significant other. The song’s beat will set the right mood and have people craving it was their special day.
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8. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Queen never disappoints when it comes to a good love song. The song is about finding the person of your dreams and being head over heels in love with them. It is one of the best upbeat love songs for your wedding reception.
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9. Stupid Love – Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has a way with words when it comes to love ballads. The song has a great beat and will make you want to get up and dance with your spouse. It is the perfect upbeat love song to set the right mood for a wedding.
10. You Make My Dreams – Daryl Hall & John Oates
This song has inspired some people to come up with the perfect vows, and it is easy to see why. The song is about the excitement and happiness of being in love. It will get your guests up and dancing at your wedding.
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11. Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
Talk about a trip down memory lane. Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream was released in 2010 and is still one of the most famous love songs today. The song is about young love and all of its excitement.
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12. A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay
Most people would give anything to dance under the stars with the person they love. This song by Coldplay is about that very thing. It will make you experience all the love in the world. Even if the sky is spotless, you will be able to see the stars in the sky if you look hard enough, making it a magical night for you and your guests.
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13. Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
There is something about Luther when it comes to love ballads. Maybe it’s his voice or the intune beats he chooses, but his love songs are always a hit. Never Too Much is about being in love with someone so much that you can’t get enough of them. That is how you get people in the right mood.
14. Happy People – R. Kelly
No one would blame you for wanting happy people at your wedding, and this tune from R. Kelly is sure to do the trick. The song is about being happy with the person you love and enjoying life’s simple pleasures together.
15. Adore You – Harry Styles
Harry is one of the most famous artists today, and it is easy to see why. His voice will make you swoon, and the lyrics are beautiful. The song is about being in love with someone so much that you can’t imagine your life without them.
16. Latch – Disclosure
Latch is one of those songs that you can’t help but get up and dance to. It is about the excitement of being in love and the connection you share with your loved one. Latch is a great song to remind people how special love is and get them in the right mood.
17. Soul – Lee Brice
The song remains one of the greatest hits of 2020, and with good reason. The beats and lyrics are a perfect tune. It is a great upbeat love song that many people will play for many years to come.
18. Love on Top – Beyoncé
Beyonce knows how to bring love, and this song is no exception. The song was released in 2011 and is about the excitement of being in love. It will have everyone up and dancing thanks to its catchy beat.
19. Sucker – Jonas Brothers
Released in 2019, Sucker is one of the newest love songs to make it onto this list. It is about being so in love with someone that you would do anything for them. The beats are great for setting the right mood, and the lyrics are just a bonus.
20. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
If one song has stood the test of time, it is Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’. The song was released in 1981 and is still one of the most famous love songs today. It is about finding the person of your dreams and believing against all odds that you will be happy together.
Journey did a great job on this piece, and that’s why it’s a favorite upbeat song for weddings.
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21. Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
A considerable percentage of people say that their wedding day was the best day of their life. This song by American Authors is about just that. The song was released in 2014 and is an excellent reminder of all the happiness you can create by forging ahead and having a positive attitude.
22. We Found Love – Rihanna
Despite being released in 2011, We Found Love by Rihanna is still one of the most famous love songs today. The song is about the excitement and happiness of being in love. It is also a great song to get people on the dance floor since it has an upbeat tempo and catchy beat.
23. Step In The Name Of Love – R. Kelly
If you want a song that is upbeat and lively, then you should listen to R. Kelly’s Step In The Name Of Love. This song was released in 2011 and has the perfect and easiest dance steps that anyone can do. You don’t need to be a professional dancer to get it right.
The song has great beats, and the lyrics are also simple and sweet. It is the perfect song to get your guests into a fantastic wedding mood.
24. Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris has had a few number one hits over the years, and this song is one of them. The lyrics talk about being madly in love with someone that you feel close to them no matter where they are. This song is great for getting people in the right mood at your wedding, and it has a happy beat that will have everyone having fun at your wedding and letting loose.
25. Cheerleader – Omi
Omi’s Cheerleader is a great song to get people up and dancing. It was released in 2014 and is about the happiness that comes with having an unconditional supporter, i.e., the love of your life. The lyrics are well-detailed bringing out the love feeling.
It has excellent beats that are perfect for setting the right mood for your wedding. Thanks to this song, you will have everyone on the dance floor and have a great time.
26. Happy – Pharrell
No matter how sad you feel, you will admit that something about this song makes you happy. The song was released in 2013 and is about the happiness of being content with life. It is an excellent reminder that we hold the power of happiness in our hands.
You have the power of deciding how you feel, and the upbeat beats make it a great reminder for your guests and help bring them into the perfect wedding mood. And there you have it, happy wedding guests.
27. Bigger Love – John Legend
John Legend never lets us down with his soulful voice, and this song is no different. The song was released in 2020 and is about the idea that shared love can be more significant than any obstacle the parties involved encounter. They draw their strength from each other.
They encourage each other to be the best that they can be, which makes their love stronger. It is a great song for your wedding because it celebrates the idea of love and how strong it can be during adversity.
28. Crazy In Love – Beyoncé Ft Jay-z
This fantastic couple teamed up in 2003 to release one of the most famous love songs of all time. The song was about being so crazy in love with someone that you are willing to do anything for them. What makes Crazy In Love stand out is that the couples were not afraid to be natural in the video in showcasing their real feelings for each other.
Beyoncé’s dance moves are also excellent, and the beats are so catchy that you cannot resist moving to them. The song is about celebrating love, making it a perfect choice and a couple to look up to when it comes to relationship goals.
29. I Melt With You – Modern English
If there is one love song that will make you feel all the feels, it is Modern English’s I Melt With You. The lyrics are about how two people can become one and how their love is so strong that you cannot break it.
The song was released in 1982 and has been a favorite ever since. It is a great reminder that love can last forever if accurate and objective. It also has a haunting melody that will stay with you long after you have stopped listening to it.
30. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
When it comes to wedding songs, this one is a classic. The song was released in 1987 and is about the idea of never giving up on someone no matter what happens. It is a great song for your wedding because it shows that you have decided to stick with each other no matter what.
The lyrics are about how the couple is in it for the long haul, and they will never lose hope in each other no matter what. Marriage is about being there through thick and thin. The song will ensure the guests remember their expectations from the union and set the right mood.
31. Happy Together – The Turtles
You can’t blame The Turtles for writing a song about being happy together. The song was released in 1967 and is about the idea of two people being content with each other. They don’t need anything else in life because they have each other.
It is a great reminder that love should be enough, and the two of you should be happy with just each other. The song is an excellent choice for your wedding because it celebrates the idea of being content and happy in a relationship. The two people involved are enough.
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