Americana Weddings: 10 All-American Wedding Song Ideas

Here are 10 all-American love songs for your wedding reception that will please folk, rock, and country lovers alike -- "Star-Spangled Banner" not included.
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by Justine Lorelle Blanchard
justine lorelle blanchard the knot wedding planning expert
Justine Lorelle Blanchard
Wedding Planning Expert
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1. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" by Stevie Wonder

When to play it:

The ceremony recessional, your reception entrance, the cake cutting, the last dance song -- take your pick

2. "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley

When to play it:

After your first dance to get everyone loosened up and on the dance floor

3. "If Not for You" by Bob Dylan

When to play it:

The cake cutting

4. "The Best of My Love" by The Eagles

When to play it:

Dinner

5. "As Long As You Follow" by Fleetwood Mac

When to play it:

The ceremony recessional

6. "Think About Love" by Dolly Parton

When to play it:

The first dance

7. "You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC

When to play it:

Toward the end of the evening when the dance floor is packed

8. "So What" by Miles Davis, featuring John Coltrane

When to play it:

The cocktail hour

9. "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey

When to play it:

The last song of the night

10. "It Had to Be You" by Frank Sinatra

When to play it:

The father-daughter or mother-son dance



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