​The Ultimate Upbeat Wedding Entrance Songs To Kick Off Your Reception

19 02 21

Major song moments for your wedding include your aisle song, first dance song and of course your “WE’RE OFFICIALLY MARRIED! Let’s get this party started!” song – a.k.a. your wedding reception entrance song.

Whilst you might opt for something more traditional for your ceremony and first dance, you can really switch things up and pick more of an upbeat wedding entrance song. It’s there not just to introduce you guys and debut your new status, but also to let your guests know they’re in for a fun-filled evening with great entertainment and company!

The question is – how do you decide upon just one unforgettable, electrifying entrance song? The team at Hey Jack are experts in helping couples nail the best beats, with the help of our amazingly talented collective of wedding artists and bands. Read on for our top tips and considerations when choosing your wedding reception entrance song.


If you’re struggling to pick just one song from the sea of awesome party and upbeat reception entrance song options, why not make a shortlist. Create a top 10 together and work on narrowing this down to 2-3. Once you’ve done that, if you are electing to have a live band play at your reception, check if they already have these as part of their repertoire. If not, a seasoned band will be able to learn a few song requests in advance.

Another thing to consider with your wedding band is that the song you’re choosing suits their style (after all, it’s the reason you loved their music and booked them in the first place). For example, Def Leopard’s rock classic ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ will likely sound pretty different from a jazz singer compared to a rock band or an acoustic duo.

That can also be a beautiful thing – your band will put their unique mark on the songs you know and love for something magical and unexpected. Choose a reception entrance song that fits the style and theme of your wedding vision that fits the mood you’re after.

Wedding Entrance Song Suggestions

  1. This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris, Rhianna
  2. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  3. Raise Your Glass – P!nk
  4. On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons
  5. 2 Be Loved – Lizzo
  6. Sweet Lovin’ – Sigala
  7. Beautiful Day – U2
  8. Crazy In Love – Beyonce, JAY-Z
  9. Give Me Everything – Pitbull, Ne-Yo
  10. Time Of Our Lives – Pitbull, Ne-Yo
  11. You Make My Dreams Come True – Daryl Hall, John Oates
  12. When Love Takes Over – David Guetta, Kelly Rowland
  13. Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
  14. We Found Love – Rhianna, Calvin Harris
  15. Forever – Chris Brown
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