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What Makes the Perfect Wedding Playlist?

Music is an integral part of your big day, but what makes the perfect wedding playlist? When you’re planning a wedding, you’ll spend a large portion of time thinking about what song to have your first dance to. Understandably, couples want to choose a song that’s meaningful to them and reflects their relationship.

However, it isn’t just your first dance song that sets the tone of the day. The music you choose to get ready to, to have played during the ceremony and to dance the night away to are just as important. At Heart & Soul Disco, we know just how much the music matters, which is why we offer dedicated pre-wedding consultations with our DJs.

In the meantime, take a look at the top 10 wedding songs for 2020 and be inspired…

  1. You Got Me Thinking – Joshua Radin
  2. Love You to The Moon – Kip Moore
  3. Adore You – Harry Styles
  4. You and I – Tom Walker
  5. Thinking About You – Ocie Elliott
  6. I Wanna Feel Love – Julia Bardo
  7. Conversations in the Dark – John Legend
  8. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  9. Rewrite the Stars – Zac Efron and Zendaya
  10. Shallow – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

If you’re not keen on a contemporary song for your first dance, why not choose from one of these classics instead?

  1. All of Me – John Legend
  2. Your Song – Elton John
  3. Endless Love – Lionel Richie and Diana Ross
  4. Amazed – Lonestar
  5. Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
  6. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  7. It Had to Be You – Harry Connick Jr.
  8. At Last – Etta James
  9. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  10. You Got the Love – Candi Staton
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Create a bespoke wedding playlist

When it comes to choosing the song for your first dance, there really are no right or wrong answers.

While many people select a song they can slow dance to, there’s nothing stopping you having a more upbeat number if it’s more your style.

If you fancy ‘throwing some shapes’ to impress your guests, take a look at popular upbeat first dance numbers:


  1. One Day Like This – Elbow
  2. Marry You – Bruno Mars
  3. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  4. Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder
  5. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  6. Crazy in Love – Beyoncé ft. Jay Z
  7. I Feel Good – James Brown
  8. We Found Love – Rihanna
  9. You’re the First, the Last, my Everything – Barry White
  10. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole

If you haven’t come across a song you love just yet, there’s no need to panic. With inspiration from our in-house DJs, you can whittle your selection down to the perfect track. In addition to this, we’ll help you create a playlist that will be perfect for your big day.

Creating a Wedding Playlist

Your wedding will be filled with personal details and bespoke additions that make the day truly yours. At Heart & Soul Disco, we believe the music should be personal to you and your partner too. While we have plenty of classic disco and wedding songs at hand, we’re always happy to work with you to create a bespoke playlist.

To begin with, start thinking about the music you love. If there’s a particular genre you enjoy, you probably want to focus the entire day’s music around it. Perhaps you’re a jazz aficionado? Maybe you both love rock music? Whatever your style, we’ve got a great selection of tracks to choose from.

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Start with the genres you love when building your wedding playlist

Listening to compilation CDs or playlists on the internet can be a great place to start when you’re creating your very own wedding playlist. As well as helping you to find the songs you love, you’ll also be reminded of some great tracks that you’ve forgotten all about. Just remember to make a note of special songs as you go along.

An important aspect of creating a wedding playlist is one that most people overlook; what songs don’t you want played on your big day? If there’s a song you hate or perhaps a tune that reminds you of a previous relationship, you certainly don’t want it popping up on your wedding playlist! Let us know in advance and we’ll be sure to keep it off the decks.

Plan Your Big Day with Heart & Soul Disco

Planning the perfect musical accompaniment to your wedding is about more than just selecting the tunes you want to enjoy. For example, some couples choose to allow their guests to make music requests at their reception, while others are eager to keep to the playlist they’ve selected.

Similarly, some couples decide to have bespoke lighting arrangements to accompany the music, while others opt for bubbles, scented fog, lasers and photography too. Additionally, you may want your wedding DJs to act as MCs throughout the day or to play background music while you’re enjoying your wedding breakfast. With so many things to consider, it’s always useful to talk to a professional.

To speak to us about your big day, call Heart & Soul Disco now on 07832 295145 or email us at