20 Usher Wedding Songs to Keep You Screaming "Yeah"!

The (wedding) DJ got us falling in love again.
Usher performing at Super Bowl 2024 Halftime show
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Taylor Carson - The Knot Contributor.
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Taylor Carson
Taylor Carson - The Knot Contributor.
Taylor Carson
The Knot Contributor
  • Taylor writes wedding venue roundups for The Knot.
  • Taylor was formerly the Assistant Managing Editor at Philadelphia magazine, and she continues to freelance for Philadelphia’s lifestyle and wedding verticals.
  • She received her degree in journalism, with a minor in English, from Temple University.
Updated Feb 20, 2024

Thirty years into his career, Usher has established himself as an R&B—and music industry—legend. So it's no wonder you may be considering incorporating Usher wedding songs into your wedding celebration. After all, you and your soon-to-be spouse likely grew up with the singer's hits accompanying many moments in your life.

From hip hop and R&B hits like "Yeah!" and "My Boo" to beloved dance tracks like "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love," "Without You" and "Don't Look Down," Usher's catalog has graced playlists everywhere for decades. Below, explore 20 of the Usher's best love songs for wedding receptions. Then, be sure to share them with your DJ or band for inclusion in your big day playlist.

1. "OMG" (feat. will.i.am), Raymond v Raymond (Expanded Edition)

Lyrics you'll love: "Got me like, oh my gosh, I'm so in love/I found you finally, you make me want to say/Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh/Oh my gosh"

It's not a stretch to say nearly everyone knows—and can belt the words to—Usher's 2010 hit, "OMG." This pumped up track will help get the party started and guests on the dance floor.

2. "Yeah!" (feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris), Confessions (Expanded Edition)

Lyrics you'll love: "She asked for one more dance/And I'm like, 'Yeah, how the hell am I supposed to leave?'"

Similarly, Usher's "Yeah!" from 2004 is a beloved, chart-topping track that is synonymous with a celebration. Add it to your reception playlist, and it will surely lead to a good time.

3. "Without You" (David Guetta feat. Usher), Nothing but the Beat 2.0

Lyrics you'll love: "I won't run, I won't fly/I will never make it by without you/Without you/Uh, I can't rest, I can't fight/All I need is you and I"

DJ David Guetta's "Without You" is a dance song featuring Usher that peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is catchy, with meaningful lyrics that tie in nicely with a wedding day, making it great for your reception.

4. "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)," Raymond v Raymond (Expanded Edition)

Lyrics you'll love: "I just wanna get your attention/I really wanna be all up in your head/Yeah, 'cause what I got, you go wanna get some/But, girl, that's only if you ain't scared"

You don't have to be a devout Usher fan to know "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)." The R&B tune, released in 2009, reached number two on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Play the song during your reception, and many will be vibing along.

5. "My Boo" (feat. Alicia Keys), Confessions (Expanded Edition)

Lyrics you'll love: "Yes, I remember, boy/'Cause after we kissed, I could only think about your lips/Yes, I remember, boy/The moment I knew you were the one I could spend my life with"

For couples who are Usher fans, no wedding would be complete without "My Boo" featuring Alicia Keys. The early 2000s classic won the 2005 Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. The song could be included in your reception playlist at moments like your entrance as newlyweds or when guests are on the dance floor or even a first dance song.

6. "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love" (feat. Pitbull), Raymond v Raymond (Expanded Edition)

Lyrics you'll love: "Yeah baby, tonight/The DJ got us falling in love again (l-love again-gain)/So dance, dance like it's the last, last/Night of your life, life, gon' get you right"

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If you're having a DJ at your wedding, there's really no song more perfect for your reception than 2010's "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love." The popular uptempo tune is perfect for celebrations such as your big day.

7. "Love in This Club" (feat. Young Jeezy), Here I Stand

Lyrics you'll love: "Lookin' in your eyes while you on the other side/And I think miss shorty I've got a thing for you"

"Love in This Club" was Usher's lead single off his 2008 album, Here I Stand. Despite it being a mid-tempo track, the well-known song is suitable for wedding receptions—especially for longtime fans of the R&B legend.

8. "New Flame" (Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross), X (Expanded Edition)

Lyrics you'll love: "I can't believe you came here all alone/Baby girl, where's your lover?/Oh, it don't really matter/'Cause I got plans to get to know you better, yeah/Baby, baby, baby, baby/Let's make what we got here last forever, uh/Girl, 'cause I don't wanna let you go, never"

If you're looking for a melodically pleasing Usher collaboration for your reception playlist, look no further than "New Flame" from Chris Brown's X (Expanded Edition). The song features Usher, of course, and Rick Ross, and it's equal parts captivating and sweet.

9. "Scream," Looking 4 Myself (Expanded Edition)

Lyrics you'll love: "And I ain't trying to fight it, to fight it/But you're so magnetic, magnetic/Got one life, just live it, just live it"

From 2012's Looking 4 Myself, "Scream" is a certified platinum hit that—like many other Usher songs—can ignite feelings of excitement and fun in listeners. Accordingly, it's perfect for wedding receptions, whether for a wedding party entrance, while guests are dancing or as the night's final hoorah.

10. "More - RedOne Jimmy Joker Remix," More

Lyrics you'll love: "If you really want more (more), scream it out louder/Get it on the floor (floor), bring out the fire/And light it up (up), take it up higher/Gonna push it to the limit, give it more"

"More" dates back to 2009, but it's just as enjoyable a hype song today as it was 15 years ago. Play it at your reception to get guests dancing while feeling nostalgic.

11. "Caught Up," Confessions (Expanded Edition)

Lyrics you'll love: "I'm so (caught up)/Got me feeling it (caught up)/I don't know what it is/But it seems she's got me twisted/I'm so (caught up)/Got me feeling it (caught up)/I'm losing control/This girl's got a hold on me"

"Caught Up" was the final single from 2005's Confessions, charting in many countries. Despite being released nearly two decades ago, you and your wedding guests will find yourselves instantly recalling—and belting—the lyrics during your reception if you add it to your playlist.

12. "Somebody to Love Remix" (Justin Bieber feat. Usher), Never Say Never - The Remixes

Lyrics you'll love: "Every day I bring the sun around/I sweep away the clouds, smile for me, smile for me/I would take every second, every single time/Spend it like my last dime, step to the beat of my heart"

Justin Bieber's "Somebody to Love" holds a special place in the hearts of many getting married in the next few years because the song was a staple of the 2010s. Play the remix—featuring Usher—during your reception for a fun, sentimental few minutes.

13. "Don't Look Down" (Martin Garrix feat. Usher), Don't Look Down (Single)

Lyrics you'll love: "I kinda feel like I, feel like I saw the light/You got me way up, a thousand miles/Can we stay right here in this atmosphere/Like we're flyin' out in space?"

If you like Usher and house music, Martin Garrix's "Don't Look Down" is a must-have in your reception playlist. The 2015 collab reached number three on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.

14. "There Goes My Baby," Raymond v Raymond (Expanded Edition)

Lyrics you'll love: "I've been waiting all day to wrap my hands/Around your waist and kiss your face/Wouldn't trade this feeling for nothing/Not even for a minute"

Slow things down during your reception with Usher's R&B ballad "There Goes My Baby"—track three from Raymond v Raymond. The chart-topping single's lyrics also resonate with the loved-up wedding atmosphere.

15. "U Got It Bad," 8701

Lyrics you'll love: "You got it, you got it bad/When you're on the phone/Hang up and you call right back (oh, you)/You got it, you got it bad/If you miss a day without your friend, your whole life's off track"

At your reception, take guests back in time with 2001's "U Got It Bad," a truly beloved classic from the singer's 8701 album. Over two decades ago, the song became Usher's third to top the Billboard Hot 100.

16. "U Remind Me," 8701

Lyrics you'll love: "You remind me of a girl that I once knew/See her face whenever I, I look at you/Wouldn't believe all of the things she put me through/This is why I just can't get with you"

Another Hot 100 chart-topper from the same album is "U Remind Me." While the tune's lyrics don't exactly align with a wedding celebration, the nostalgia the song will bring could make for an enjoyable moment during your reception.

17. "Burn," Confessions (Expanded Edition)

Lyrics you'll love: "Deep down, you know it's best for yourself, but you/Hate the thought of her bein' with someone else/But you know that it's over, we knew it was through (Yeah)/Let it burn (Let it burn, whoa), let it burn (Let it burn), gotta let it burn"

From Confessions (Expanded Edition), "Burn" is one of Usher's signature songs. Both Usher enthusiasts and more casual fans likely know all the words to this slow jam. That's why, although it's about a breakup, it's still a strong contender for your reception playlist.

18. "You Make Me Wanna…," My Way

Lyrics you'll love: "You make me wanna leave the one I'm with (oh, ooh, baby)/Start a new relationship with you/This is what you do (say, what you do)/Think about a ring and all the things that come along with (oh, yeah)"

The ultimate Usher throwback in this roundup is "You Make Me Wanna…," from the 1997 album My Way. The mid-tempo tune earned many awards, nominations and spots on charts worldwide. OG fans may want to consider including it at some point during your reception.

19. "Standing Next to You - USHER Remix" (Jung Kook feat. Usher), COMING HOME

Lyrics you'll love: "Stop, can you feel that?/It's like Heaven and Earth moves whenever we touch/No, for real, I know you feel that/The universe approves when you and I dance"

In late 2023, BTS's Jung Kook and Usher teamed up for a collaboration of Kook's "Standing Next to You," from his debut solo album Golden. The upbeat funk pop remix will have guests dancing along, both from their seats and on the dance floor.

20. "Peaches (Remix)" (Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris, Usher & Snoop Dogg), Peaches (Remix) Single

Lyrics you'll love: "I got my peach from out of Georgia/Only one that understands me/Only one know how that lifestyle can be/Always meet me in the middle/Circle of trust, she in the center"

Last on our list is another Usher-Justin Bieber pairing. In June 2021, Bieber released a remix of his hit "Peaches," recruiting Ludacris, Usher and Snoop Dogg for the rendition. Include this version in your wedding playlist for an above-average experience of a popular song.

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