The 14 Best Songs for Summer Weddings
It will soon be your wedding day and you have a lot to coordinate, so let us help with the reception playlist. This list of the 14 best summer wedding songs is a mix of classic and modern music. So when it’s time to party you’ll be covered with these hits from multiple eras. This irresistible mix will get everyone, from your college niece to great-uncle Joe, up, out of their seats and on the dance floor.
1. “Summer Lovin'” (from Grease)
A love story set to catchy music, try not to sing along to this fun tune.
2. “Wouldn’t it Be Nice?” (The Beach Boys)
Could it really be a summer wedding without a Beach Boys song? For that matter, could it really be summer?
3. “Beyond The Sea” (Bobby Darin)
This 1959 classic is sure to have guests tapping their feet. You might also see grandma cut a rug.
4. “Summer of ’69” (Bryan Adams)
“The best days of my life.” Yep, that about sums it up.
5. “The Tide Is High” (Blondie)
Calypso music is a sure thing for a summer wedding.
6. “Rockaway Beach” (The Ramones)
When it’s time to rock make sure the DJ plays this 70s hit.
7. “Walkin’ on Sunshine” (Katrina and the Waves)
No one can resists this upbeat tune.
8. “I Love Beach Music” (The Embers)
After listening to this song you’ll understand the appeal of a little doo wop.
9. “Heatwave” (Martha Reeves & The Vandellas)
This is the one for great-uncle Joe.
10. “La Isla Bonita” (Madonna)
Who doesn’t love a classic Madonna song? Even if you don’t, it can still be enjoyed for its kitsch factor.
11. “Tequila” (The Champs)
The first thing you’ll think of is Pee-wee Herman, but after that you’ll just enjoy dancing to this instrumental hit.
12. “Miami” (Will Smith)
A little hip hop about the hottest party city is just what you need for the dance floor.
13. “Sea Cruise” (Frankie Ford)
Your guests won’t need saddle shoes for this number, but it may remind your parents of their sock hop days.
14. “Vacation” (The Go-Gos)
An 80s classic to round out the summer theme.
About the Author: Sam is a guest contributor from Gateways Inn & Restaurant, a Lenox wedding venue.