These Are the 21 Best Bruno Mars Wedding Songs
There are literally hundreds of thousands of songs to choose from for your wedding day and it can be hard to know where to start. However, there are certain artists that have a knack for this kind of thing, and Bruno Mars is one of those artists. His music catalog is chock full of pop and funk jams that'll get you on your feet and slower, R&B tunes that work perfectly for the more romantic, intimate moments throughout your big day.
Bruno Mars' discography is plentiful and recognized across the music industry. He's had eight number one Billboard hits, 18 top 10 Billboard hits, and he's won 15 Grammy awards, including album of the year for 24K Magic.
Below, we're sharing some of our very favorite Bruno Mars wedding songs to share with your band or DJ, and add to your playlist.
"Just the Way You Are," Doo-Wops and Hooligans
Lyrics you'll love: "And when you smile/The whole world stops and stares for a while/'Cause girl, you're amazing/Just the way you are"
We would be remiss if we didn't include the ultra-romantic, feel good song on here. It spent four weeks in the #1 spot on the Billboard Chart. It's perfect for a first dance or you could go with an instrumental version for the processional. You might also choose this song for one of the parent dances—it's particularly popular for mother-son dances.
"Marry You," Doo-Wops and Hooligans
Lyrics you'll love: "'Cause it's a beautiful night/we're looking for something dumb to do/Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you"
Bruno Mars' "Marry You" is a pop, happy-go-lucky tune that's a given for any wedding. From your processional to your wedding reception entrance, it's definitely a crowd pleaser. You can even add it to your getting ready playlist to get hyped up for the big day.
"Count on Me," Doo-Wops and Hooligans
Lyrics you'll love: "And if you ever forget how much you really mean to me/Every day I will remind you"
This was one of Bruno Mars first-ever songs and it foreshadowed the splash he was about to make in the 2010 decade. The lyrics on this one are incredibly special and very applicable to any newlyweds. The soft beat and easy melody make it a great option for your cocktail hour.
"Rest of My Life," Jane the Virgin
This Bruno Mars love song debuted on the television show Jane the Virgin, when the characters (spoiler alert!) Jane and Michael get married. Many fans of the show choose to use this tune as their first dance.
"Locked Out of Heaven," Unorthodox Jukebox
Lyrics you'll love: "You bring me to my knees/You make me testify/You can make sinner change his ways/Open up your gates cause I can't wait to see the light"
This popular Bruno Mars wedding song spent six weeks at the number one spot on the Billboard charts. So not only will your guests recognize it, but it's bound to get them up and out of their seats during the reception. Its fun, energetic beat will have everyone singing at the top of their lungs.
"Treasure," Unorthodox Jukebox
Lyrics you'll love: "Treasure, that is what you are/Honey, you're my golden star/You know you can make my wish come true/If you let me treasure you"
If you've hired a band for your reception, make sure to add this to your must-play list. The bass-driven sound will make for one heck of a live performance. We don't think many guests will be in their seats when they hear this bop come on.
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"Show Me," Unorthodox Jukebox
Lyrics you'll love: "Then show me, you got to you got to show me/You tell me all day that you're lonely/But show me show me show me tonight, yeah/Girl show me, you got to you got to show me"
The steel instruments lend an island vibe to this popular Bruno Mars love song. If you're having a destination wedding or tying the knot by the beach, consider playing this during your cocktail hour. Its sexy lyrics also work well for a romantic setting.
"24K Magic," 24K Magic
Lyrics you'll love: "Players only, come on /Put your pinky rings up to the moon/Girls, what y'all trying to do?/Twenty four karat magic in the air"
This song can be used for so many moments throughout your wedding day. As one of Bruno Mars' upbeat songs, it'll be perfect for a wedding party entrance, couple's entrance, or as a way to pack the dance floor.
"Chunky," 24K Magic
Lyrics you'll love: "Lookin' for them girls with the big ol' hoops/That drop it down in Daisy Dukes/Yeah, them the ones I'm tryna recruit/I'm lookin' at you"
If you want to throw it back to a funk vibe for your guests who appreciate that genre, but also want to keep this modern–this is the perfect bop. Not too fast, but not too, it's a perfect cocktail hour tune or something to break up all the dance floor hits.
"That's What I Like," 24K Magic
Lyrics you'll love: "Jump in the Cadillac, girl, let's put some miles on it/Anything you want, just to put a smile on it/You deserve it, baby, you deserve it all/And I'm gonna give it to you"
As another one of Bruno Mars' hits to top the charts, anyone who's looking to impress their significant other with a choreographed dance should consider this Bruno Mars' dance song. The lyrics are fun, easy to sing along to, and if the wedding party isn't chock full of expert dancers, they'll still be able to enjoy themselves.
"Versace on the Floor," 24K Magic
Lyrics you'll love: "Let's take our time tonight, girl/Above us all the stars are watchin'/There's no place I'd rather be in this world/Your eyes are where I'm lost in"
This retro-styled R&B song can work for so many moments throughout your wedding day. From your cocktail hour to a slower dance floor number, this can fit in multiple spots. Of course, it makes for a great first dance song too!
"Finesse" (feat. Cardi B.), 24K Magic
Lyrics you'll love: "Ooh, don't we look good together?/There's a reason why they watch all night long/Yeah, know we'll turn heads forever/So tonight I'm gonna show you off"
Mars teamed up with Cardi B for the remix of this song and it rode right to the top of the Billboard charts. The catchy melody makes this a great entrance song for your wedding reception! Since all eyes will be on the two of you, it only makes sense to walk to this song. It could also be a good option for your recessional if you want to dance your way back down the aisle.
"Moonshine," Unorthodox Jukebox
Lyrics you'll love: "Take us to the stars tonight (ooh)/Take us to that special place (ooh)/That place we went the last time, the last time"
It's a lesser-known Bruno Mars song, but he still ropes you in with his signature R&B style. This could serve as a great song to play while dinner is being served or if you want people to feel comfortable to get up and dance at any time.
"If I Knew," Unorthodox Jukebox
Lyrics you'll love: "But I wouldn't have done/All the things that I have done/If I knew one day you'd come"
This heartfelt look back on the past and genuine appreciation for the present makes this a great wedding song. At two minutes and 12 seconds, It's the perfect length for a first dance song or background music during cocktail hour.
"Our First Time" Doo-Wops and Hooligans
Lyrics: "Starin' at each other, who's gonna make the first move?/Been doing our thing for a minute, and now both our hearts are in it"
This romantic Bruno Mars wedding song about looking back on the beginning of a relationship is a nostalgia-evoking option to play during your big day. The lyrics lend itself to be a slow song played later in the night or while you mingle during cocktail hour.
"Runaway Baby," Doo-Wops and Hooligans
Lyrics you'll love: "Run, run, run away, run away, baby/Before I put my spell on you/You better get, get, get away, get away, darling"
This funky, soul tune is the one if you're trying to get a dance-off started! The high-energy, doo-wop beat makes it hard to sit still. Plus, it's a shorter one, which will leave your guests wanting more (and keep them on the dance floor longer).
"Leave the Door Open," An Evening with Silk Sonic
Lyrics you'll love: "I ain't playing no games/Every word that I say is coming straight from the heart/So if you tryna lay in these arms/I'ma leave the door open"
This Philadelphia soul, R&B song features Anderson .Paak. The captivating vocals and romantic rhythm make for a romantic first dance that won't require too many steps, which is perfect for those couples who aren't looking for something fully choreographed.
"Fly As Me," An Evening with Silk Sonic
Lyrics you'll love: "I'm tryna love, is you gon' love me back?/You only get what you give, ain't you heard of that?"
This '70s-soul inspired Bruno Mars' song is just the ticket if a wedding party wants to team up and surprise the newlyweds with a coordinated dance for the reception. It's also a great song if you're searching for something uplifting and fun for the cocktail hour. Planning on having an after-party? Definitely add this to your playlist.
"Skate," An Evening with Silk Sonic
Lyrics you'll love: Got your hair in the wind and your skin glistenin'/I can smell your sweet perfume/Mmm, you smell better than a barbecue/Oh, superstar is what you are
Bruno Mars teamed up with Anderson .Paak for an album full of hits. This 70s disco-inspired song could work as a first dance song if you're a couple with rhythm and not afraid to put together a little choreography. It'll help set the tone for a fun evening ahead!
"Blast Off," An Evening with Silk Sonic
Lyrics you'll love: Oh, let's tip-toe to a magical place/Blast off and kiss the moon tonight (ooh)/And watch the world go crazy from outer space (ah-ah)/Blast off into the sky
As the final track on An Evening with Silk Sonic, this R&B melody leaves you wanting more. The lyrics paired with the silky smooth voices of Bruno Mars and Anderson.Paak, make this an irresistible choice for cocktail hour.
"Uptown Funk," Uptown Special
Lyrics you'll love: "Saturday night, and we in the spot/Don't believe me, just watch, come on!"
British record producer Mark Ronson tapped Bruno Mars to work with him on this "funk-disco groove," as Ronson described it to Billboard. It stayed at the top of the Billboard charts for 14 weeks, which means it should be on the top of your "must play" reception playlist. It's one everyone is sure to recognize, sing, and dance along to. Why not close out the best night ever with this jam?