This Side Up Special Event Songs

So many choices! We normally play very short portions of these songs for the Entrance Song, Bouquet Toss, Garter Toss, and Cake Cutting - usually without any vocals. This list is just some suggestions for songs that have worked well in the past. Feel free to request any song you want to hear.

Entrance Songs
First Dances
Father/Daughter Dances
Mother/Son Dances
Cake Cutting Songs
Bouquet Toss Songs
Garter Toss Songs
Dollar Dances
Anniversary Dances
 
Entrance Songs
The Entrance Song is usually played while your guests are seated at their tables, with the bridal party entering the room in pairs. We'll announce each couple's name, leading up to the bride and groom's grand entrance.
  • Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl? - Jet
  • Celebration - Kool & the Gang (requires horns)
  • Get This Party Started - Pink (requires horns)
  • Gettin' In the Mood - Brian Setzer Orchestra/Glenn Miller (requires horns)
  • I Gotta Feeling - The Black-Eyed Peas
  • Party in the U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus
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    First Dances
    The First Dance is for the bride and groom only. If you'd like, we can invite the rest of the bridal party to join in with you half way through the song.
  • At Last - Etta James (requires horns)
  • I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders
  • Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel (requires horns)
  • Love Will Keep Us Alive - The Eagles
  • Making Memories of Us - Keith Urban
  • Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
  • She's Got a Way - Billy Joel
  • Someone Like You - Van Morrison
  • Two is Better Than One - Boys Like Girls w/Taylor Swift
  • The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson
  • The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra (requires horns)
  • When I Look at You - Miley Cyrus
  • When You Say Nothing At All - Allison Krauss
  • You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne (requires horns)
  • Everything - Michael Buble
  • Grow Old with You - Adam Sandler
  • Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley/Richard Marx
  • My Girl - The Temptations (requires horns)
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    Father/Daughter Dances
    The Father/Daughter Dance is for the bride and her father only. Some brides who are especially close to their step fathers want to share this dance with them as well. Another variation is to invite all fathers and daughters at the reception to join in half-way through.
  • Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
  • Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
  • My Girl - The Temptations (requires horns)
  • My Little Girl - Tim McGraw
  • The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra (requires horns)
  • What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • When You Say Nothing At All - Allison Krauss
  • Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • Daughters - John Mayer
  • Turn Around - Harry Belafonte
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    Mother/Son Dances
    The Mother/Son Dance is for the groom and his mother only. Some grooms who are especially close to their step mothers may also want to share this dance with them as well. Another variation is to invite all mothers and sons at the reception to join in half-way through.
  • I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders
  • In My Life - The Beatles
  • I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
  • The Rose - Bette Middler
  • The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra (requires horns)
  • What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • When You Say Nothing At All - Allison Krauss
  • Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Middler
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    Cake Cutting Songs
    Cake Cutting Songs can be very short, or we can play the full song while the staff cuts the remaining cake for your guests. Some couples put this immediately after dinner, others wait until after a few open dances.
  • Grow Old with You - Adam Sandler (from The Wedding Singer)
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
  • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley & The Wailers (recommend horns)
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    Bouquet Toss Songs
    Our experience has shown that it can be distracting to play a song during a bouquet toss. We recommend a simple drum roll. However, if you prefer that we play a small part of a song for this occasion, we can certainly do that.
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl? - Jet
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
  • Man! I Feel Like a Woman - Shania Twain (recommend horns)
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    Garter Toss Songs
    If you'd like us to play a Garter Toss Song, we normally keep it very short and without vocals to keep the focus on you and your party.
  • Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl? - Jet
  • Keep Your Hands to Yourself - The Georgia Satellites
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    Dollar Dances
    The Dollar Dance is posed as "a way for the couple to raise extra money for their honeymoon", but in reality it's a nice way to spend some one-on-one time with your guests. Guests make a donation (typically $1) to dance with you for about 20 seconds or so. We usually set it up as a contest between the bride and groom, with the Maid/Matron of Honor taking donations from people who want to dance with the bride, and the Best Man taking donations from those wanting to dance with the groom. Whoever raises the most money "wins"!
  • If I Had $1000000 - Barenaked Ladies
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    Anniversay Dances
    An Anniversary Dance is an optional dance where we invite all the married couples to the dance floor, then start dismissing them according to the number of years they've been married. We start dismissing the most recently married couples until we get down to the last couple who have been married the longest. Click here to get a better idea of how it works.
  • Grow Old with You - Adam Sandler (from The Wedding Singer)
  • I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders
  • Love Will Keep Us Alive - The Eagles
  • Through the Years - Kenny Rogers
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