Add These Dave Matthews Band Songs to Your Wedding Playlist

These DMB hits make great wedding songs.
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
Lauren Dana Ellman
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
Lauren Dana Ellman
The Knot Contributor
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Updated Dec 21, 2021

Dave Matthews Band is best known for their rock jams, including "What Would You Say," "Jimi Thing," "Ants Marching" and "Dreaming Tree," to name a few. However, the band has also released quite a few love songs over the decades. So, if you or your future spouse are DMB fans and are looking for a way to incorporate their music into your wedding-day festivities, look no further: Keep scrolling for a full list of the most romantic Dave Matthews Band songs to add to your wedding playlist. Try to provide your wedding band or DJ with a list of these song requests as soon as possible. That way, they'll be able to easily and efficiently incorporate your choices into their set list in time for the big day.

"Crush," Before These Crowded Streets

Lyrics you'll love: "Lovely lady, let me drink you, please/Won't spill a drop, no, I promise you/Lying under this spell you cast on me/Each moment the more I love you"

This fan-favorite song is ideal for your cocktail-hour playlist thanks to it smooth, steady tempo. what's more, the jazzy piano tune pairs perfectly with Matthews' signature vocals.

"Crash Into Me," Crash

Lyrics you'll love: "Touch your lips just so I know/In your eyes, love, it glows so/I'm bare boned and crazy for you"

"Crash Into Me" features poetic lyrics and sweet guitar strumming—a perfect combination that's sure to make you (and your wedding guests!) swoon. Consider playing this mellow, soft DMB song during dinner, allowing your chance to take in the music while mixing, mingling and unwinding.

"American Baby," Stand Up

Lyrics you'll love: "Still make lemonade taste like a sunny day/Stay, beautiful baby"

Show off your patriotic pride by playing "American Baby" at your wedding. The song's catchy melody will have guests of all ages humming along in their seats during dinner. Plus, the horn solos and guitar riffs are especially delightful.

"Lover Lay Down," Under the Table and Dreaming

Lyrics you'll love: "Oh please lover lay down/Spend this time with me/Together share this smile/Lover lay down"

"Lover Lay Down" is arguably one of DMB's best songs. The love song features soft instrumentals and super-romantic lyrics, which makes it a great choice for your processional.

"I'll Back You Up," Remember Two Things

Lyrics you'll love: "Would you like to dance/Around the world with me?"

This sweet love song—which many fans consider to be Dave Matthews Bands' most romantic—is laden with heartfelt lyrics. Combine that with the slow, sweet instrumentals, and you've got yourself an amazing first-dance pick.

"Two Step," Crash

Lyrics you'll love: "Celebrate we will/Cause life is short/But sweet for certain/We're climbing two by two/To be sure these days continue"

"Two Step" combines folk and soft rock flavors, and the acoustic version is all the more beautiful. The versatile track can be easily incorporated into your wedding playlist since it works well as a processional song, first dance song or cocktail hour song.

"Love Of My Life," Supernatural

Lyrics you'll love: "You're the love of my life/And the breath in my prayers/Take my hand lead me there/What I need is you here"

Dave Matthews Band is actually listed as a feature artist on this romantic track on Santana's album, Supernatural. "Love Of My Life" is a simple yet stunning tune about love, and the lyrics truly speak for themselves. Opt to play it during cocktail hour, when your guests can mix and mingle while listening to the beautiful instrumentals.

"Loving Wings," The Gorge

Lyrics you'll love: "I give to you my everything/You've given me these loving wings/And angels have all gathered round/To hear me sing my love out loud"

The guitar riffs and horn solos in "Loving Wings" are sure to impress any DMB fan. It serves as beautiful soft background music, which is why it's worth incorporating into your cocktail hour playlist.

"You & Me," Big Whiskey & The GrooGrux King

Lyrics you'll love: "You and me together could do anything, baby"

You can't help but hum along to "You & Me" (sometimes styled as "You And Me") from the band's seventh studio album, Big Whiskey & The GrooGrux King (also sometimes styled as "Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King). Throughout the tune, Matthews strums sweetly on his guitar while passionately crooning about his beloved. It serves as an epic first dance song.

"Rapunzel," Before These Crowded Streets

Lyrics you'll love: "Lost in love and dancing, shake your tambourine/You blow my head open/Of one thing I'm sure, that I do my best for you"

DMB's "Rapunzel" is a playful, flirty and steamy number. Its bouncy beat and infectious melody will have you singing and dancing during your wedding reception. However, you've been warned: Some folks are convinced that the song has some, er, sexual undertones, so make sure to listen to it ahead of time and make sure it's OK with you and your spouse-to-be.

"Tripping Billies," Remember Two Things

Lyrics you'll love: "You and me and all our friends/Such a happy human race"

Get the party going—and set an upbeat mood—by playing "Tripping Billies" at the beginning of your wedding reception. While this track isn't a typical or traditional love song, Matthews sings about savoring and enjoying every moment—which is, of course, incredibly important in marriage.

"Where Are You Going," Busted Stuff

Lyrics you'll love: "I am no hero/Oh, that's for sure/But I do know one thing/Is where you are is where I belong/I do know where you go/That's where I want to be"

This nostalgia-inducing jam is among Dave Matthews Band's most popular. The catchy chorus and sweet lyrics about being with the love you one make this song an amazing first dance song choice.

"Stay (Wasting Time)," Before These Crowded Streets

Lyrics you'll love: "You and me, you and me/Just wasting time (wasting time)/I was kissing you (kissing you)/You were kissing me love"

"Stay (Wasting Time)" is all about enjoying life's mundane moments with your true love. What's more, this sweet song is ideal for dancing. Play it the beginning of your wedding reception to start off the festivities as a warm and inviting note.

"#34," Under the Table and Dreaming

Lyrics you'll love: [Instrumental]

"34" is from DMB's debut studio album, Under the Table and Dreaming. The smooth, beautiful and upbeat instrumental piece works exceptionally well as background music during cocktail hour.

"Steady As We Go," Stand Up

Lyrics you'll love: "I walk halfway around the world/Just to sit down by your side/And I would do most anything girl/To be the apple of your eye/Troubles they may come and go but good times never go/If the road gets rocky girl just steady as we go"

"Steady As We Go" is the perfect first dance song. The poetic song lyrics about being there for your partner in good times and bad. Plus, Matthews' soft vocals and stunning harmonizing take the tune to the next level.

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