We’re still early into 2020 but there’s already been plenty of bangers dropped that deserve a place on your wedding playlist.
From Lizzo’s body positivity anthem that’ll have all your guests feeling themselves to a new John Legend love song that’s set to rival All Of Me, these are the 2020 wedding songs you need to listen to right now.
There are hundreds of classic wedding songs, from first dance songs to love songs that would suit a walk down the aisle or your wedding reception. But sometimes you want something that hasn’t been used hundreds of times before.
That’s where our pick of the best new music comes in – with first dance songs that your guests won’t have heard before and wedding reception songs that are on-trend and guaranteed to fill the dance floor!
You’ll find a Spotify playlist at the end with the whole top 40 wedding songs for 2020 on so you can literally just press play!
The Best First Dance Songs of 2020 – Part 2
21. ME! – Taylor Swift (feat. Brendon Urie)
Is any wedding song list complete without some Taylor Swift? Her comeback track ME! is a sugary-sweet pop classic that’ll get stuck in all your guests’ heads.
22. Memories – Maroon 5
A wonderful track for the end of the night when all your friendship groups will get together in a circle and reminisce (especially after a few too many proseccos).
23. My Oh My – Camila Cabello
Camila Cabello could provide half your wedding song playlist with Havana, Never Be The Same, and Crying In The Club. This belter will have everyone shouting the lyrics along with it.
24. Giant (with Rag’n’Bone Man) – Calvin Harris
Rag’n’Bone Man’s song Giant would make a cool alternative first dance song, but we love it for during the DJ part of your reception too. It’s a love song but there’s no soppiness about it.
25. Dance Monkey – Tones and I
If we’re talking catchy tunes, nothing is better than Dance Monkey. The whole room, including your Grandma, will be bopping along.
26. This Is Real – Jax Jones (feat. Ella Henderson)
As well as being a banger, the lyrics to this Jax Jones and Ella Henderson collab have lots of meaning: “I found somewhere/I found someone/And I found somewhere, somewhere that I belong”.
27. Ride It – Regard
Ideal for a later night song, Ride It found fame on Tik Tok and is definitely aimed at your millennial friends. Hands up if you remember the Jay Sean original?
28. We Got Love – Sigala (feat. Ella Henderson)
It’s Ella Henderson’s year for collaborations, and her second on the list is another track about love surviving everything life throws at it. “No one ever said/It would be okay/But we’ll find a way/When there’s love/And we got love,” could become your new mantra.
29. Old Town Road – Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)
This country-trap remix topped the charts in 2019. Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus will have everyone doing the Tik Tok cowboy dance moves to this song.
30. Paper Rings – Taylor Swift
There’s no better Taylor Swift song for a wedding reception. “I like shiny things, but I’d marry you with paper rings,” Tay-Tay sings.
31. Sweet But Psycho – Ava Max
Any couple with a fiery relationship will recognise the lyrics behind Sweet But Psycho. It’s a funny, cheeky song to play.
32. Shotgun – George Ezra
A cute ditty of a love song by the perpetually-smiley George Ezra. Even the grumpiest of uncles will get off his chair for this one.
33. Senorita – Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
Sultry beats and sexy lyrics will have all the couples in the room grabbing each other for a slow dance. We’d pick it as one of your final songs of the reception.
34. Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
Chirpy and defiant, this song is about moving on from a break-up and not letting any old flame stand in your way. Lyrics aside, it’s just a fab disco dance tune.
35. Only Human – Jonas Brothers
Eighties vibes are back big time, and the Jonas Brothers have evoked that fun, campy feel in Only Human. Your shoulders will start moving without you even realising it.
36. Nice To Meet Ya – Niall Horan
Niall left One Direction and proved himself quite the solo star in his own right. This saucy song will remind you of that can’t-take-our-hands-off-each-other first flush of love and the video will have you wondering, “When did Niall get so hunky?”
37. Thank U, Next – Ariana Grande
Every singleton at your wedding will be screaming along to this banger from Ariana. Even for the newlyweds, it’s a funny way to say goodbye to their ex-boyfriends and girlfriends now they’ve found ‘The One’.
38. Bad Guy – Billie Eilish
If you want something a little different to break up the pop tracks, Billie is your gal.
39. If I Can’t Have You – Shawn Mendes
This song is about being madly in love with someone and, if you’re the kind of couple who wear your hearts on your sleeves, you’ll adore it.
40. Mr Brightside – The Killers
Every wedding’s last song should be Mr Brightside. We defy you to find a better song to finish on when you’re all a bit wobbly, emotional and ready to shout out the chorus.