63 Wedding Party Entrance Songs to Get the Party Started

Have your wedding party make a grand entrance with our list of 63 wedding party entrance songs.
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Updated Feb 11, 2022

Although your wedding ceremony will be a big moment for you and your partner, the wedding reception is what most of your guests are looking forward to. You can serve delicious food at a gorgeous venue, but the music is what really takes a party from mediocre to unforgettable.

To help kick things off, you need to have fun wedding entrance songs that will get people in a celebratory mood. Whether you want the best wedding party entrance songs that are making waves this year, or you're looking for a throwback bridal party entrance song that spans generations, make sure that you work with your DJ or wedding band to pick songs that fit the mood you're going for.

Check out the list of wedding party reception entrance song ideas to put a spotlight on your VIPs including bridesmaids, groomsmen and parents. P.S. If you're looking for wedding intro songs for the newlyweds, we've got you covered with these bride and groom entrance songs.

Wedding Entrance Songs in this Article:

    Best Wedding Party Entrance Songs

    No matter what vibe you're going for, there are some wedding party entrance songs that are guaranteed to be a hit with people. From wedding favorites by Justin Timberlake to oldies but goodies, most of your guests will be familiar with the popular wedding party intro songs listed below.

    1. "Can't Stop the Feeling," by Justin Timberlake

    From the movie: Trolls, 2016
    Lyrics you'll love: "Nothing I can see but you when you dance, dance, dance/A feeling good, good, creeping up on you/So just dance, dance, dance, come on"

    2. "24K Magic," by Bruno Mars

    From the album: 24K Magic, 2016
    Lyrics you'll love: "Players, put yo' pinky rings up to the moon/Girls, what y'all trying to do?/Twenty four karat magic in the air/Head to toe soul player"

    3. "I Gotta Feeling," by Black Eyed Peas

    From the album: The E.N.D., 2009
    Lyrics you'll love: "I gotta feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night/That tonight's gonna be a good night/That tonight's gonna be a good, good night"

    4. "Feel This Moment," by Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera

    From the album: Global Warming, 2012
    Lyrics you'll love: "One day while my light/Is glowin'//I'll be in my castle golden/But until the gates are open/I just want to/Feel this moment"

    5. "Without You," by David Guetta ft. Usher

    From the album: Nothing but the Beat, 2011
    Lyrics you'll love: "I can't win, I can't reign/I will never win this game without you, without you/I am lost, I am vain/I will never be the same without you, without you"

    6. "Forever," by Chris Brown

    From the album: Exclusive, 2007
    Lyrics you'll love: "It's like I waited my whole life/For this one night/It's gon' be me you and the dance floor/Cause we only got one night"

    7. "Uptown Funk," by Bruno Mars

    From the album: Uptown Funk, 2014
    Lyrics you'll love: "I'm too hot (hot damn)/Called a police and a fireman/I'm too hot (hot damn)/Make a dragon wanna retire man"

    8. "Crazy in Love," by Beyonce ft. JAY Z

    From the album: Dangerously in Love, 2003
    Lyrics you'll love: "It's the way that you know what I thought I knew/It's the beat my heart skips when I'm with you/But I still don't understand/Just how your love can do what no one else can"

    9. "Here For the Party," Gretchen Wilson

    From the album: Here for the Party, 2004
    Lyrics you'll love: "You know I'm here for the party/And I ain't leaving till they throw me out/Gonna have a little fun gonna get me some/You know I'm here, I'm here for the party"

    10. "Down," by Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne

    From the album: All or Nothing, 2009
    Lyrics you'll love: "So baby don't worry, you are my only/You won't be lonely, even if the sky is falling down/You'll be my only, no need to worry"

    Wedding Reception Entrance Songs for Groomsmen

    Let's hear it for the boys! It's not uncommon for groomsmen to make their arrival known with hip hop wedding entrance songs or some good ol' rock and roll tunes. We've handpicked some popular groomsmen entrance songs that will get everyone in the room cheering as the groomsmen make their way into the reception.

    11. "Fly As Me," by Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

    From the album: An Evening with Silk Sonic, 2021
    Lyrics you'll love: "I deserve to be/With somebody as fly as me/Somebody this fly/And you deserve to be seen/With somebody as fly as me/Somebody this fly"

    12. "Thrift Shop," by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

    From the album: Released as a single, 2012
    Lyrics you'll love: "I'ma take your grandpa's style/I'ma take your grandpa's style/No for real ask your grandpa/Can I have his hand-me-downs?"

    13. "Thunderstruck," by AC/DC

    From the movie: Live at Donington, 1990
    Lyrics you'll love: "Sound of the drums/Beatin' in my heart/The thunder of guns/Tore me apart/You've been thunderstruck"

    14. "My House," by Flo Rida

    From the album: My House, 2015
    Lyrics you'll love: "Welcome to my house/Baby take control now/We can't even slow down/We don't have to go out"

    15. "Panda," by Desiigner

    From the album: New English, 2016
    Lyrics you'll love: "This what they all been waitin' for/I guess so/They been waitin' for this stuff for a long time didn't they/I'ma give it everythin' I got"

    16. "Good Life," by Kanye West ft. T-Pain

    From the album: Graduation, 2007
    Lyrics you'll love: "Like we always do at this time/I go for mine, I got to shine/Now throw your hands up in the sky/I g-go for mine, I got to shine

    17. "Me and My Gang," by Rascal Flatts

    From the album: Me and My Gang, 2006
    Lyrics you'll love: "Me and my gang/Jump on that train/Grab hold of them reigns/We're gonna rock this thing"

    18. "Eye of the Tiger," by Survivor

    From the album: Eye of the Tiger, 1982
    Lyrics you'll love: "It's the eye of the tiger, it's the thrill of the fight/Risin' up to the challenge of our rival/And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night"

    19. "Bring Em Out," by T.I.

    From the album: Urban Legend, 2004
    Lyrics you'll love: "I got the crowd yelling (Bring 'em out, bring 'em out)/Aye, all my hotgirls yelling (Bring 'em out, bring 'em out)/Aye, all the Dope Boyz yelling (Bring 'em out, bring 'em out"

    20. "Let's Hear It for the Boy," by Deniece Williams

    From the movie: Footloose, 1984
    Lyrics you'll love: "Let's hear it for the boy/Let's give the boy a hand/Let's hear it for my baby/You know you go to understand"

    21. "Rock You Like a Hurricane," by Scorpions

    From the album: Love at First Sting, 1984
    Lyrics you'll love: "Here I am/Rock you like a hurricane (Are you ready, baby?)/Here I am/Rock you like a hurricane"

    Bridesmaid Entrance Songs

    Now, it's the ladies' turn! Your bridesmaids have been by your side through thick and thin, and it's time to give them some recognition. Give your bridesmaids an empowering song to walk out to (or at least something with an amazing beat). Below are some great picks that you can use as wedding entrance songs for the bridal party.

    22. "Juice," by Lizzo

    From the album: Cuz I Love You, 2019
    Lyrics You'll love: "If I'm shining, everybody gonna shine (Yeah, I'm goals)/I was born like this, don't even gotta try (Now you know)"

    23. "Heroes (We Could Be)," by Alesso ft. Tove Lo

    From the album: Forever, 2015
    Lyrics you'll love: "Anybody's got the power/They don't see it/'Cause they don't understand/Spin around and round for hours/You and me we got the world in our hands"

    24. "Where Them Girls At," by David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida

    From the album: Nothing but the Beat, 2011
    Lyrics you'll love: "I seen this one, I'm 'bout to go in/Then she said, I'm here with my friends/She got me thinking and that's when I said/Where dem girls at, girls at?"

    25. "Scream," by Usher

    From the album: Looking 4 Myself, 2012
    Lyrics you'll love: "And I've tried to fight it, to fight it/But you're so magnetic, magnetic/Got one life, just live it, just live it"

    26. "Country Girl (Shake it For Me)," by Luke Bryan

    From the album: Tailgates & Tanlines, 2011
    Lyrics you'll love: "Aw, country girl, shake it for me/Girl, shake it for me/Girl, shake it for me/Country girl, shake it for me"

    27. "Anything Could Happen," by Ellie Goulding

    From the album: Halcyon Days, 2012
    Lyrics you'll love: "But now I've seen it through/And now I know the truth/That anything could happen/Anything could happen"

    28. "SexyBack," by Justin Timberlake ft. Timbaland

    From the album: FutureSex/LoveSounds, 2006
    Lyrics you'll love: "I'm bringin' sexy back (yeah)/Them other boys don't know how to act (yeah)/I think it's special, what's behind your back (yeah)/So turn around and I'll pick up the slack (yeah)"

    29. "I Love Rock and Roll," by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

    From the album: I Love Rock 'n Roll, 1981
    Lyrics you'll love: "I love rock n' roll/So put another dime in the jukebox, baby/I love rock n' roll/So come an' take your time an' dance with me"

    30. "Run the World (Girls)," by Beyoncé

    From the album: 4, 2011
    Lyrics you'll love: "It's hot up in here/DJ don't be scared to run this, run this back/I'm repping for the girls who taking over the world/Help me raise a glass for the college grads"

    31. "Raise Your Glass," by P!nk

    From the album: Greatest Hits… So Far!!!, 2010
    Lyrics you'll love: "So raise your glass if you are wrong/In all the right ways/All my underdogs/We will never be never be, anything but loud/And nitty gritty"

    Wedding entrance songs for parents
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    Wedding Entrance Songs For Parents

    Show some love to your folks and include one of these wedding entrance songs for parents in your reception line-up. Choose a popular tune with heartfelt lyrics or an upbeat 60s, 70s or 80s track with just the right groove to get everyone tapping their toes.

    32. "We Are Family," by Sister Sledge

    From the album: We Are Family, 1979
    Lyrics you'll love: "We are family/I got all my sisters with me/We are family/Get up everybody and sing"

    33. "All You Need Is Love," The Beatles

    From the album: Magical Mystery Tour, 1967
    Lyrics you'll love: "There's nothing you can do that can't be done/Nothing you can sing that can't be sung/Nothing you can say, but you can learn how to play the game/It's easy"

    34. "Lovely Day," Bill Withers

    From the album: Menagerie, 1977
    Lyrics you'll love: "Then I Look At You/And the world's alright with me/Just one look at you/And I know it's gonna be/A lovely day"

    35. "You Make My Dreams (Come True)," Daryl Hall & John Oates

    From the album: Voices, 1980
    Lyrics you'll love: "What I've got's full stock/Of thoughts and dreams that scatter/Then you pull them all together/And how I can't explain/Oh, yeah/Well, well you/You make my dreams come true"

    36. "Celebration," by Kool & The Gang

    From the album: Celebrate, 1980
    Lyrics you'll love: "There's a party goin' on right here/A celebration to last throughout the years/So bring your good times, and your laughter too/We gonna celebrate your party with you"

    37. "Happy," by Pharrel Williams

    From the album: GIRL, 2014
    Lyrics you'll love: "Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth/Clap along if you know what happiness is to you/Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do"

    38. "Got to Be Real," by Cheryl Lynn

    From the album: Cheryl Lynn, 1978
    Lyrics you'll love: "Ooh, your love's for real now/ You know that your love is my love/My love is your love/Our love is here to stay"

    39. "Let's Groove", by Earth Wind & Fire

    From the album: Raise!, 1981
    Lyrics you'll love: "We can boogie on down, down, down, down/Let's groove tonight/Share the spice of life/Baby slice it right/We're gonna groove tonight"

    40. "Our House" by Madness

    From the album: Madness, 1983
    Lyrics you'll love: "I remember way back then/When everything was true and when/We would have such a very good time/Such a fine time, such a happy time"

    Bridesmaids dancing to upbeat wedding entrance song
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    Upbeat Wedding Entrance Songs

    After a serious ceremony, it can be difficult for your guests to immediately switch into party mode. You can help them out by playing some funny and upbeat wedding entrance songs as you arrive at your reception. These funny wedding party entrance songs will get some laughs out of your guests and get them into the mood to party.

    41. "It's Tricky," Run DMC

    From the album: Raising Hell, 1986
    Lyrics you'll love: "It's tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that's right on time/It's tricky, it's tricky (tricky)"

    42. "Who Let the Dogs Out," by Baha Men

    From the album: Who Let the Dogs Out, 2000
    Lyrics you'll love: "Who let the dogs out/Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof/Who let the dogs out/Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof"

    43. "Can't Touch This," by MC Hammer

    From the album: Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em, 1990
    Lyrics you'll love: "Fresh new kicks and pants/You got it like that now you know you wanna dance/So move out of your seat/And get a fly girl and catch this beat"

    44. "Stanky Legg," by GS Boyz

    From the album: Released as a single, 2009
    Lyrics you'll love: "Do the Stanky Legg (ayyyy!)/Do the Stanky Legg (ayyyy!)/When I hit da dance flo'/(I be) do the Stanky Legg (ayyyy!)/Do the Stanky Legg (ayyyy!)"

    45. "Sexy and I Know It," by LMFAO

    From the album: Sorry for Party Rocking, 2011
    Lyrics you'll love: "Girl look at that body/Girl look at that body/Girl look at that body/I work out"

    46. "99 Problems," by Jay-Z

    From the album: The Black Album, 2003
    Lyrics you'll love: "If you havin girl problems I feel bad for you son/I got 99 problems, but a bitch ain't one"

    47. "Apache (Jump on It)," by The Sugarhill Gang

    From the album: Jump on It!, 1999
    Lyrics you'll love: "Tonto, jump on it, jump on it, jump on it/Kemosabi, jump on it, jump on it, jump on it"

    48. "I'm Too Sexy," by Right Said Fred

    From the album: Up, 1992
    Lyrics you'll love: "I'm too sexy for my shirt/Too sexy for my shirt/So sexy it hurts"

    49. "Hustlin'," by Rick Ross

    From the album: Port of Miami, 2006
    Lyrics you'll love: "Everyday I'm hustlin'/Everyday I'm hustlin'/Everyday I'm hustlin'/Everyday I'm hustlin'"

    50. "Shake Ya Tailfeather," by Nelly ft. Murphy Lee, P. Diddy

    From the album: Bad Boys II, 2003
    Lyrics you'll love: Here we go loop de loop /Shake it up baby /Here we go loop de la/Bend over and let me see you shake a tail feather"

    Fun Wedding Entrance Songs

    Although they may not be declarations of love, there are some songs that can be used as fun wedding entrance songs anyway. Some songs simply have a great beat that gets everyone dancing the night away, or they can leave room for creativity as you plan your grand entrance. Here are some fun wedding entrance song suggestions that will get your reception off to a great start.

    51. "Starships," by Nicki Minaj

    From the album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, 2012
    Lyrics you'll love: "Star ships were meant to fly/Hands up and touch the sky/Can't stop 'cause we're so high/Let's do this one more time"

    52. "Pour Some Sugar On Me," by Deff Leppard

    From the movie: Coyote Ugly, 1987
    Lyrics you'll love: "Pour some sugar on me/Ooh in the name of love/Pour some sugar on me/C'mon fire me up"

    53. "Party in the U.S.A," by Miley Cyrus

    From the album: The Time of Our Lives, 2009
    Lyrics you'll love: "I got my hands up, they're playing my song/I know I'm gonna be okay/Yeah, it's a party in the U.S.A/Yeah, it's a party in the U.S.A"

    54. "Blurred Lines," by Robin Thicke

    From the album: Blurred Lines, 2013
    Lyrics you'll love: "No more pretending/Cause now your winning/Here's our beginning/I always wanted a/Good girl!"

    55. "Timber," by Pitbull ft. Ke$ha

    From the album: Meltdown, 2013
    Lyrics you'll love: "It's going down, I'm yelling timber/You better move, you better dance/Let's make a night, you won't remember/I'll be the one, you won't forget"

    56. "Chelsea Dagger," by The Fratellis

    From the album: Costello Music, 2006
    Lyrics you'll love: "I was good she was hot/Stealin' everything she got/I was bold she was over the worst of it/Gave me gear thank you dear bring your sister over here/Let her dance with me just for the hell of it"

    57. "Best Day of My Life," by American Authors

    From the album: Oh, What a Life, 2014
    Lyrics you'll love: "I'm never gonna look back/Woah, never gonna give it up/No, please don't wake me now/This is gonna be the best day of my life"

    58. "Levels," by Avicii

    From the album: Playback Season OST, 2012
    Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, sometimes/I get a good feeling, yeah/Get a feeling that I never, never, never, never had before, no no/I get a good feeling, yeah"

    59. "Let's Get It Started," by the Black Eyed Peas

    From the album: Elephunk, 2003
    Lyrics you'll love: "Lose control, all body, all soul/Don't move to fast, people just take it slow/Don't get ahead, just jump into it/Y'all hit a body, the Peas'll do it"

    60. "On The Floor," by Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull

    From the album: LOVE?, 2011
    Lyrics you'll love: "Dance the night away/Live your life and stay young on the floor/Dance the night way/Grab somebody drink a little more"

    61. "Let's Go Crazy," by Prince

    From the album: Purple Rain, 1984
    Lyrics you'll love: "Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today/To get through this thing called life/Electric word life, it means forever and that's a mighty long time"

    62. "Levitating," by Dua Lipa

    From the album: Future Nostalgia, 2020
    Lyrics you'll love: "I got you, moonlight, you're my starlight/I need you all night, come on, dance with me/I'm levitating"

    63. "Don't Stop The Music," by Rhianna

    From the album: Good Girl Gone Bad, 2007
    Lyrics you'll love: "Please don't stop the music (Music, music, music, music)/It's gettin' late, I'm making my way over to my favorite place/I gotta get my body moving, shake the stress away"

    For more inspiration, listen to our Wedding Party Intro Songs playlist on Spotify.

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