upbeat wedding dance songs

Upbeat Recessional Songs For A Celebratory Walk Down The Aisle

You’ve done it! You’re officially married! This is a moment to celebrate. And what better way to do it than with a celebratory song? Recessional songs or wedding exit songs are played after the ceremony when the couple walks back down the aisle as newlyweds. So obviously, you want it to reflect the joy and excitement you’re feeling after that first official kiss as husband and wife. We’ve listed a couple of amazing songs sure to widen that smile on your face and make you dance down the aisle in pure happiness. So stay on to find your potential new anthem as a unified couple.


R&B Songs You’ll Love


recessional songs

Pictures Courtesy: @greenhouseloft & @emma_epiclovestory


The songs playing during your processional may perhaps be a classical number, something slow and emotional. So your recessional song should be an upbeat tune that gets everyone moving. It’s the best way to walk back down the aisle, we think. Don’t believe us? Any fans of The Office will know what we’re talking about (throwing it back to Jim and Pam’s wedding). These R&B tracks are fun and so full of rhythm that you can’t help but bust a move no matter how much you resist.


Love On Top – Beyonce

“Baby it’s you
You’re the one I love
You’re the one I need
You’re the only one I see”


Better – Khalid

“We don’t gotta hide
This is what you like, I admit
Nothin’ feels better than this”


Forever – Chris Brown

“It’s like I waited my whole life
For this one night (one night)
It’s gon’ be me you and the dance floor”


September – Earth Wind & Fire

“Do you remember, 21st night of September?
Love was changing the mind of pretenders
While chasing the clouds away
Our hearts were ringing
In the key that our souls were singing
As we danced in the night”


This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole

“You gave me more joy than I ever dreamed of
And no one, no one can take the place of you
This will be
You and me”


Marry Me – Bruno Mars

“It’s a beautiful night, we’re looking for something dumb to do
Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you
Is it the look in your eyes or is it this dancing juice?
Who cares, baby, I think I wanna marry you”


Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder

“You set my soul on fire
That’s why I know you’re my heart’s only desire
Oooh baby, here I am
Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours”


Happy – Pharrell Williams

“It might seem crazy what I am ’bout to say
Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break
I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space
With the air, like I don’t care, baby by the way”


Treasure – Bruno Mars

“Treasure, that is what you are
Honey, you’re my golden star
You know you can make my wish come true
If you let me treasure you”


Rock Your Walk Together


wedding music

Picture Courtesy: @wearethebowsers


Fans of rock, we’ve got you too. This genre has so many songs to choose from for an edgy and bold walk as a unified couple. Pop-rock and new wave rock songs are fun for the offbeat couple that does nothing ordinary and instead makes their own trends. These funky, upbeat numbers are ace picks for you and your guests to exit the ceremony dancing to. So how about shimmying down to Shut Up And Dance With Me or skipping to the beats of Walking on Sunshine?


Shut Up And Dance With Me – Walk The Moon

“Oh don’t you dare look back
Just keep your eyes on me
I said you’re holding back
She said shut up and dance with me
This woman is my destiny”


Beautiful Day – U2

“It’s a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away”


Love Is All You Need – The Beatles

“All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need”


Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles

“Here comes the sun do, do, do
Here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right”


I Was Born To Love You – Freddie Mercury

“I was born to love you
With every single beat of my heart
Yes, I was born to take care of you
Every single day of my life”


Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

“I’m walking on sunshine, whoa
I’m walking on sunshine, whoa
I’m walking on sunshine, whoa
And don’t it feel good”

Bop To These Fun Pop Tunes


wedding playlist

Picture Courtesy: @verticalgroundtx


From electropop to disco and soul-pop, there are countless songs you can select from. Whether you like musicals like Grease, want to play your favorite band, or want to go with a completely different vibe with Lauv, these are some pretty good dance numbers with beats that can only give you good vibes.


I Like Me Better – Lauv

“Damn, I like me better when I’m with you
I like me better when I’m with you
I knew from the first time, I’d stay for a long time ’cause
I like me better when
I like me better when I’m with you”


I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do – ABBA

“Oh, I’ve been dreaming through my lonely past
Now I just made it, I found you at last”


We Go Together – John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (From The Movie Grease)

“We go together
Like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong
Remembered forever
As shoo-bop sha wadda wadda yippity boom de boom
Chang chang changitty chang sha-bop
That’s the way it should be”


The Edge Of Glory  – Lady Gaga

“I’m on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment of truth
Out on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment with you”


Sugar – Maroon 5

“I’m right here, ’cause I need
Little love, a little sympathy
Yeah you show me good loving, make it alright
Need a little sweetness in my life”


I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas

“I got a 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”


Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

“Ooh, it’s something magical
It’s in the air, it’s in my blood, it’s rushing on
I don’t need no reason, don’t need control
I fly so high, no ceiling, when I’m in my zone”


Bring On The Indie Vibes


songs to play at your wedding

Picture Courtesy: @wilderlove.co


You may be a follower of Pop or R&B music, but don’t sleep on this special genre. Indie music is a different feel that immediately gets you in the groove, be it soft, melodious tunes or rhythmic numbers that will get your legs bouncing. Find your perfect song, starting with these unmissable ones by George Ezra, Corinne Rae, Toploader, and American Authors.


Paradise – George Ezra

“I know you heard it from those other boys
But this time it’s real
It’s something that I feel and
If it feels like paradise running through your bloody veins
You know it’s love heading your way”


Put Your Records On — Corinne Bailey Rae

“Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans
I hope you get your dreams
Just go ahead, let your hair down”


Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader

“Dancin’ in the moonlight
Everybody’s feelin’ warm and right
It’s such a fine and natural sight
Everybody’s dancin’ in the moonlight”


Best Day Of My Life — American Authors

“This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife”


New Songs That You Can’t Miss Out On


songs to walk down the aisle to

Picture Courtesy: @lostinlove_photography


We’ve listed plenty of songs from the 90s and early 2000s here. Now, how about some recent songs and new releases? Artists like Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran have been making music for over a decade and have had some great hits over the years. These guys are definitely played at every party, from slow romantic numbers to upbeat songs you can dance your heart out to. So check out these tunes of modern romance and have your guests join you down the aisle in celebration!


Paper Rings – Taylor Swift

“I like shiny things, but I’d marry you with paper rings
Uh huh, that’s right
Darling, you’re the one I want, and
I hate accidents except when we went from friends to this”


Sucker – Jonas Brothers

“We go together
Better than birds of a feather, you and me
We change the weather, yeah
I’m feeling heat in December when you’re ’round me”


Black And White – Niall Horan

“Yeah, I see us in black and white
Crystal clear on a starlit night
In all your gorgeous colors
I promise that I’ll love you for the rest of my life”


10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay, Justin Beiber

“I’d spend ten thousand hours and ten thousand more
Oh, if that’s what it takes to learn that sweet heart of yours
And I might never get there, but I’m gonna try
If it’s ten thousand hours or the rest of my life
I’m gonna love you”


Shivers – Ed Sheeran

“Ooh, I love it when you do it like that
And when you’re close up, give me the shivers
Oh baby, you wanna dance ’til the sunlight cracks
And when they say the party’s over, then we’ll bring it right back”


Feature Image Credit: @auroraphotographymiami