Rock-loving, alternative couples, you may want to have a think about the tunes you want featured on your wedding playlist. Be it as you walk down the aisle, your wedding breakfast background music or of course, your evening reception.
If you are the couple dedicated and passionate about rock, then we have the selection for you. Of course you may also need to think about your guests as they probably haven’t heard of some of the tunes you may be thinking of, so ensure that you include all the classics.
If you really want to get all your guests on the dance floor and gyrating their hips, there really is no better style of wedding music than Rock‘n’Roll. Classic hits from across the decades reach out to all generations and brings them together on the dance floor to mutually enjoy. Their enduring popularity makes for perfect party music.
Although it was extremely difficult and arbitrary, we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled a Top 10 list of the best classic Rock‘n’Roll wedding songs. So ensure you include these on your wedding playlist.
The songs have been chosen mainly because they have some romantic lyrical content that is appropriate for a wedding, but we’ve tried to pick a mix of ballads, upbeat dance numbers and anthems to give your playlist some musical variety!
It’s guaranteed everyone at your wedding will know at least one of these timeless classics. Even the mention of the song name may get it going in your head…
You Really Got Me – The Kinks
The Kinks’ breakthrough hit single is a rock‘n’roll classic, the sound having influenced a huge range of bands that followed. This song will definitely get guests hands in the air.
Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones
We think this song has a romantic message, although looking at the lyrics it’s hard to be sure…it sounds great though!
Plus it’s a dreamy song and a perfect choice for a slow dance number. Make sure all the couples fill the dance floor and sway along to this gorgeous song.
Good Vibrations – Beach Boys
Good food, good vibes and well, good vibrations is what makes a wedding memorable.
The Beach Boys’ first UK number one hit creates the perfect wedding atmosphere with its upbeat tempo and melody.
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Another one for a slow dance, and perhaps would even make your first dance choice as it’s beautiful and fitting.
What could be more appropriate to play for a bride on her wedding day?
She Loves You – The Beatles
An appropriate song title and even more appropriate lyrics, this song will get gets feeling the love everywhere.
Everyone knows and loves The Beatles’ best-selling UK single – all your guests will be singing along.
When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge
A beautiful slow smooch with heartfelt lyrics – there won’t be a dry eye in the place when the final chord is struck!
Heroes – David Bowie
An incredibly inspiring song that has become one of Bowie’s signature tunes. Everybody will be singing along!
Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Bring out the air guitars for another singalong favourite! A great tune to head bang to and pretend you are a Rockstar.
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
You know a song is popular when it has been covered over 400 times! This early ‘60s classic has a timeless lyrical message. They are also very appropriate lyrics for your wedding day, a perfect song to dance to with your life partner.
You can also guarantee that with a few drinks down your guests, they will be singing along as well.
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Okay, so we know this song has nothing to do with weddings, but how can you have a wedding party without playing the ultimate operatic rock anthem!
Get the family together, get on that dancefloor and belt it out. ‘Mamaaa, ooooooh’!
As ever, this list is entirely subjective – we’re always open to hearing your suggestions for rock‘n’roll wedding songs. Leave any comments in the space below!