Happy Wednesday lovelies! I haven’t done a top 40 post in awhile – but I’ll make up for lost time! Here are my favorites for weddings from the January, February and March charts. You can listen to the top 40 songs from all of 2013 through today here. (There are stars next to the favorites for weddings.)
1. Dark Horse – Katy Perry
This song has a strange tempo that’s not quite danceable but a little too club-ish for cocktail hour. But it’s super popular so I just thought I’d throw it in there for good measure.
2. XO – Beyonce
Another sort of strange tempo. It would be more fitting for cocktail/dinner time. The lyrics are about love, so if you’re a Beyonce fan, it’s a good one to include.
3. Adore You – Miley Cyrus
If you can stand Miley Cyrus, which I assume most people can’t. But just in case she still has fans who are marrying age… The lyrics are very romantic.
4. Chocolate – The 1975
This would a fun song to dance to for those who aren’t big fans of hip hop. The tempo is a little slow for dancing but if you have a fun group who can make it work, go for it!
5. Take Me Home – Cash Cash feat. Bebe Rexha
Definitely danceable. About a minute into the song it really hits its groove.
6. Hey Brother – Avicii
A nice one for cocktail/dinner time. Nice lyrics.
7. Talk Dirty – Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chains
Super danceable. Warning: explicit lyrics.
8. Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
Super cute song. Great for cocktail/dinner time. It could even be used in the ceremony for a nontraditional couple. “This is gonna be the best day of my life.” Yep, it pretty much is.
9. Can’t Remember To Forget You – Shakira feat. Rihanna
Danceable. Aren’t all Shakira songs? Her hips don’t lie.
10. Happy – Pharrell
My favorite song this year so far, and I highly doubt a song can top it. It just… makes me… happy!! Great to dance to, and would also be a super cute recessional song!
11. Animals – Martin Garrix
If you’re into techno, or like to go to raves, this one is for you. It has no lyrics, but many many beats.
12. Classic – MKTO
An upbeat, cute song about love for cocktail/dinner time.
13. All Of Me – John Legend (love)
I love this one too. A lot. Such great lyrics about real love. For cocktail/dinner time – some couples may even use it for their first dance!
14. Mmm Yeah – Austin Mahone feat. Pitbull
I’m not a big fan of songs that have mmm in the title. But it’s super danceable.
15. Turn Down For What – DJ Snake and Lil’ John
This song makes my ears bleed. But it’s danceable – especially if your guests are into krumping.
16. Ain’t It Fun – Paramore
It’s not about love, but I’m just biased toward Paramore. It’s a nice one for cocktail/dinner time.
17. Latch – Disclosure feat. Sam Smith
The lyrics are about love. It has one of those medium tempos that are hard to place… so know your crowd.
18. Not A Bad Thing – Justin Timberlake
Super sweet love song from JT! For cocktail/dinner time.
So there you have it! If you haven’t already, check out our favorites from 2013.