93 Rock Wedding Songs to Add to Your Wedding Playlist (2023)

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“You Shook Me All Night Long,” by AC/DC "Back in Black,” by AC/DC "Pour Some Sugar on Me,” by Def Leppard "We Will Rock You,” by Queen "I Love Rock 'n' Roll,” by Joan Jett "Sweet Home Alabama,” by Lynyrd Skynyrd "Livin' on a Prayer,” by Bon Jovi "Take Me Home Tonight,” by Eddie Money "Here I Go Again,” by Whitesnake "Carry on Wayward Son,” by Kansas "Sweet Child o' Mine,” by Guns N’ Roses "We’re Not Gonna Take It,” by Twisted Sister "Jump,” by Van Halen "Peace of Mind,” by Boston "Mr. Jones,” by Counting Crows "Edge of Seventeen,” by Stevie Nicks "Fat Bottomed Girls,” by Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody,” by Queen "Don't Stop Me Now," by Queen "Mr. Brightside,” by The Killers "The Middle,” by Jimmy Eat World "Wonderwall,” by Oasis "Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down,” by Fall Out Boy "I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” by Panic! At The Disco “All the Small Things,” by Blink 182 "My Own Worst Enemy,” by Lit "Shake It,” by Metro Station "Otherside,” by Red Hot Chili Peppers "What’s My Age Again?” by Blink 182 "Crazy Train," by Ozzy Osbourne "Smells Like Teen Spirit,” by Nirvana "Semi-Charmed Life,” by Third Eye Blind "Starlight," by Muse "Stacy’s Mom,” by Fountains Of Wayne "Self Esteem,” by The Offspring "All Star," by Smash Mouth "Seven Nation Army,” by The White Stripes "Ocean Avenue,” by Yellowcard "High Hopes,” by Panic! at the Disco "Handclap,” by Fitz and The Tantrums "Feel It Still,” by Portugal. The Man "Electric Feel,” by MGMT "On Top of the World,” by Imagine Dragons "Sweet Disposition,” by Temper Trap "My Type,” by Saint Motel "Friday I'm in Love," by The Cure "High and Low,” by Empire of the Sun "Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service "Heartlines,” by Broods "Kangaroo Court,” by Capital Cities "Float On,” by Modest Mouse "The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room),” by Flight Of The Conchords "Let It Go,” by James Bay "The Less I Know the Better,” by Tame Impala "Take the World,” by Johnnyswim "What You Know,” by Two Door Cinema Club "Thank You," by Led Zeppelin "Iris," by Goo Goo Dolls "White Wedding," by Billy Idol "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," by Aerosmith "Wild Horses," by The Rolling Stones "Use Somebody," by Kings of Leon "Are You Gonna Be My Girl," by Jet "First Day of My Life," by Bright Eyes "She Loves You," by The Beatles "I Believe in a Thing Called Love," by The Darkness "Song 2," by Blur "Don't Stop Believin'," by Journey "Eye of the Tiger," by Survivor "You Really Got Me," by Van Halen "Stairway to Heaven," by Led Zeppelin "Hey Jude," by The Beatles "I Want You to Want Me," by Cheap Trick "Ants Marching," by Dave Matthews Band "You're the One," by Greta Van Fleet "You Really Got Me," by The Kinks "Everlong," by Foo Fighters "Nothing Else Matters," by Metallica "Love of a Lifetime," by FireHouse "Wonderful Tonight," by Eric Clapton "Faithfully," by Journey "All I Want Is You," by U2 "I'll Follow You," by Shinedown "Shut Up and Dance," by WALK THE MOON "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)," by James Taylor "Love Will Keep Us Alive," by Eagles "Lady," by Styx "Forever," by Kiss "You're the Inspiration," by Chicago "When I See You Smile," by Bad English "Me and You Together Song," by The 1975 "Shot in the Dark," by AC/DC "emo girl," by Machine Gun Kelly and WILLOW

Let’s sing it: “I love rock 'n' roll, so put another dime in the jukebox, baby!” Rock and roll may not be what most people think of when it comes to wedding music, but rock songs perennially pop up on wedding playlists at receptions. And it's no wonder why: From classic rock by bands like AC/DC and Queen to modern alt-rock, including Panic! at the Disco and Imagine Dragons, guitar-centric music makes for great moments on the dance floor.

If you want, you can keep the majority of your playlist's rock music to the songs of your youth with bands like Jimmy Eat World, Oasis, and Blink 182. You’ll love belting out the choruses as much as your guests, and nostalgia can really bring people together. To keep the good mood going, continue with today’s electronic and indie-rock beats as dance-floor fillers.

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Here are our picks for the 93 best rock wedding songs to add to your playlist.

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“You Shook Me All Night Long,” by AC/DC

Lyrics of Love: "Working double time/On the seduction line/She was one of a kind, she's just mine all mine"

02of 93

"Back in Black,” by AC/DC

Lyrics of Love: "Back in the back/Of a Cadillac/Number one with a bullet, I'm a power pack"

03of 93

"Pour Some Sugar on Me,” by Def Leppard

Lyrics of Love: "Love is like a bomb, baby, c'mon get it on/Livin' like a lover with a radar phone"

04of 93

"We Will Rock You,” by Queen

Lyrics of Love: "Buddy, you're a young man, hard man/Shouting in the street, gonna take on the world someday"

05of 93

"I Love Rock 'n' Roll,” by Joan Jett

Lyrics of Love: "The beat was going strong, playing my favorite song/And I could tell it wouldn't be long till he was with me/Yeah with me"

06of 93

"Sweet Home Alabama,” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lyrics of Love: "Sweet home Alabama/Where the skies are so blue/Sweet home Alabama/Lord, I'm coming home to you"

07of 93

"Livin' on a Prayer,” by Bon Jovi

Lyrics of Love: "She says, we've got to hold on to what we've got/It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not/We've got each other and that's a lot for love/We'll give it a shot"

08of 93

"Take Me Home Tonight,” by Eddie Money

Lyrics of Love: "Take me home tonight/I don't wanna let you go 'til you see the light/Take me home tonight/Listen, honey, just like Ronnie sang/Be my little baby"

09of 93

"Here I Go Again,” by Whitesnake

Lyrics of Love: "Just another heart in need of rescue/Waiting on love's sweet charity/I'm gonna hold on for the rest of my days"

10of 93

"Carry on Wayward Son,” by Kansas

Lyrics of Love: "Carry on, you will always remember/Carry on, nothing equals the splendor"

11of 93

"Sweet Child o' Mine,” by Guns N’ Roses

Lyrics of Love: "She's got a smile it seems to me/Reminds me of childhood memories/Where everything/Was as fresh as the bright blue sky"

12of 93

"We’re Not Gonna Take It,” by Twisted Sister

Lyrics of Love: "We've got the right to choose it/There ain't no way we'll lose it/This is our life, this is our song"

13of 93

"Jump,” by Van Halen

Lyrics of Love: "And I know, baby, just how you feel/You got to roll with the punches and get to what's real"

14of 93

"Peace of Mind,” by Boston

Lyrics of Love: "I understand about indecision/But I don't care if I get behind/People livin' in competition/All I want is to have my peace of mind"

15of 93

"Mr. Jones,” by Counting Crows

Lyrics of Love: "Smilin' in the bright lights/Coming through in stereo/When everybody loves you/You can never be lonely"

16of 93

"Edge of Seventeen,” by Stevie Nicks

Lyrics of Love: "With the words from a poet/And the voice from a choir/And a melody nothing else mattered"

17of 93

"Fat Bottomed Girls,” by Queen

Lyrics of Love: "Oh, won't you take me home tonight?/Oh, down beside your red firelight"

18of 93

"Bohemian Rhapsody,” by Queen

Lyrics of Love: "Because I'm easy come, easy go/Little high, little low/Any way the wind blows doesn't really matter to me"

19of 93

"Don't Stop Me Now," by Queen

Lyrics of Love: "I'm traveling at the speed of light/I wanna make a supersonic woman of you"

20of 93

"Mr. Brightside,” by The Killers

Lyrics of Love: "Gotta gotta be down/Because I want it all/It started out with a kiss/How did it end up like this?"

21of 93

"The Middle,” by Jimmy Eat World

Lyrics of Love: "It just takes some time/Little girl your in the middle of the ride/Everything, everything will be just fine"

22of 93

"Wonderwall,” by Oasis

Lyrics of Love: "I don't believe that anybody/Feels the way I do, about you now"

24of 93

"I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” by Panic! At The Disco

Lyrics of Love: "Well, this calls for a toast/So pour the champagne, pour the champagne"

25of 93

“All the Small Things,” by Blink 182

Lyrics of Love: "She left me roses by the stairs/Surprises let me know she cares"

26of 93

"My Own Worst Enemy,” by Lit

Lyrics of Love: "Please tell me why/The car is in the front yard and I'm/Sleeping with my clothes on"

27of 93

"Shake It,” by Metro Station

Lyrics of Love: "I saw you dancing/And I couldn't get you off my mind/I could tell that you could tell/That I was taking my time"

28of 93

"Otherside,” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Lyrics of Love: "I heard your voice through a photograph/I thought it up and brought up the past"

29of 93

"What’s My Age Again?” by Blink 182

Lyrics of Love: "I took her out, it was a Friday night/I wore cologne to get the feeling right"

30of 93

"Crazy Train," by Ozzy Osbourne

Lyrics of Love: "Millions of people living as foes/Maybe it's not too late/To learn how to love/And forget how to hate"

31of 93

"Smells Like Teen Spirit,” by Nirvana

Lyrics of Love: "And I forget just why I taste/Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile/I found it hard, it's hard to find/Oh well, whatever, never mind"

32of 93

"Semi-Charmed Life,” by Third Eye Blind

Lyrics of Love: "I'm smiling, she's living, she's golden/And she lives for me/She says she lives for me"

33of 93

"Starlight," by Muse

Lyrics of Love: "My life/You electrify my life/Let's conspire to ignite/All the souls that would die just to feel alive"

34of 93

"Stacy’s Mom,” by Fountains Of Wayne

Lyrics of Love: "She's all I want/And I've waited for so long"

35of 93

"Self Esteem,” by The Offspring

Lyrics of Love: "But she came over, I lost my nerve/I took her back and made her dessert"

36of 93

"All Star," by Smash Mouth

Lyrics of Love: "My world's on fire, how 'bout yours?/That's the way I like it and I'll never get bored"

37of 93

"Seven Nation Army,” by The White Stripes

Lyrics of Love: "And I'm talking to myself at night/Because I can't forget/Back and forth through my mind/Behind a cigarette"

38of 93

"Ocean Avenue,” by Yellowcard

Lyrics of Love: "There's a piece of you that's here with me/It's everywhere I go, it's everything I see/When I sleep I dream and it gets me by"

39of 93

"High Hopes,” by Panic! at the Disco

Lyrics of Love: "Didn't know how but I always had a feeling/I was gonna be that one in a million/Always had high, high hopes"

40of 93

"Handclap,” by Fitz and The Tantrums

Lyrics of Love: "You're like a drug to me, a luxury, my sugar and gold/I want the good life, every good night, you're a hard one to hold"

41of 93

"Feel It Still,” by Portugal. The Man

Lyrics of Love: "Can't keep my hands to myself/Think I'll dust 'em off, put 'em back up on the shelf/In case my little baby girl is in need"

42of 93

"Electric Feel,” by MGMT

Lyrics of Love: "I said ooh girl/Shock me like an electric eel/Baby girl/Turn me on with your electric feel"

43of 93

"On Top of the World,” by Imagine Dragons

Lyrics of Love: "If you love somebody/Better tell them why they're here 'cause/They just may run away from you"

44of 93

"Sweet Disposition,” by Temper Trap

Lyrics of Love: "A moment, a love/A dream aloud/A kiss, a cry"

45of 93

"My Type,” by Saint Motel

Lyrics of Love: "When there's loving in the air/Don't fight it, just keep breathing"

46of 93

"Friday I'm in Love," by The Cure

Lyrics of Love: "I don't care if Monday's black/Tuesday, Wednesday, heart attack/Thursday, never looking back/It's Friday, I'm in love"

47of 93

"High and Low,” by Empire of the Sun

Lyrics of Love: "Let's get together and forget all the troubles and just float/I don't want you to go/I need to be closer to now"

48of 93

"Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service

Lyrics of Love: "I am thinking it's a sign/That the freckles in our eyes/Are mirror images/And when we kiss they're perfectly aligned"

49of 93

"Heartlines,” by Broods

Lyrics of Love: "We only get the one life/And I wanna feel your heartlines/I wanna feel your heart"

50of 93

"Kangaroo Court,” by Capital Cities

Lyrics of Love: "There's a dark part of town where the girls get down/And I cannot wait for a chance to go"

51of 93

"Float On,” by Modest Mouse

Lyrics of Love: "Already we'll all float on alright/Don't worry even if things end up a bit/Too heavy we'll all float on alright"

52of 93

"The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room),” by Flight Of The Conchords

Lyrics of Love: "Looking 'round the room/I can tell that you/Are the most beautiful girl in the room"

53of 93

"Let It Go,” by James Bay

Lyrics of Love: "From walking home and talking loads/To seeing shows in evening clothes with you/From nervous touch and getting drunk/To staying up and waking up with you"

54of 93

"The Less I Know the Better,” by Tame Impala

Lyrics of Love: "Oh my love, can't you see yourself by my side?/I don't suppose you could convince your lover to change his mind/I was doing fine without you/'Til I saw your face, now I can't erase"

55of 93

"Take the World,” by Johnnyswim

Lyrics of Love: "'Cause they can write stories/They can sing songs/But they don't make fairy tales/Sweeter than ours"

56of 93

"What You Know,” by Two Door Cinema Club

Lyrics of Love: "You don't want to be alone/And I can't say it's what you know/But you've known it the whole time"

57of 93

"Thank You," by Led Zeppelin

Lyrics of Love: "If the sun refused to shine/I would still be loving you/When mountains crumble to the sea/There will still be you and me"

58of 93

"Iris," by Goo Goo Dolls

Lyrics of Love: "And I'd give up forever to touch you/'Cause I know that you feel me somehow/You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be/And I don't want to go home right now"

59of 93

"White Wedding," by Billy Idol

Lyrics of Love: "It's a nice day to start again/It's a nice day for a white wedding"

60of 93

"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," by Aerosmith

Lyrics of Love: "I could spend my life in this sweet surrender/I could stay lost in this moment forever/Every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure"

61of 93

"Wild Horses," by The Rolling Stones

Lyrics of Love: "You know I can't let you slide through my hands/Wild horses couldn't drag me away/Wild, wild horses couldn't drag me away"

62of 93

"Use Somebody," by Kings of Leon

Lyrics of Love: "Someone like you, and all you know, and how you speak/Countless lovers under cover of the street/You know that I could use somebody"

63of 93

"Are You Gonna Be My Girl," by Jet

Lyrics of Love: "Big black boots/Long brown hair/She's so sweet/With her get back stare"

64of 93

"First Day of My Life," by Bright Eyes

Lyrics of Love: "This is the first day of my life/I'm glad I didn't die before I met you/But now I don't care, I could go anywhere with you/And I'd probably be happy"

65of 93

"She Loves You," by The Beatles

Lyrics of Love: "She says she loves you/And you know that can't be bad/Yes, she loves you/And you know you should be glad"

66of 93

"I Believe in a Thing Called Love," by The Darkness

Lyrics of Love: "Can't explain all the feelings that you're making me feel/My heart's in overdrive and you're behind the steering wheel"

67of 93

"Song 2," by Blur

Lyrics of Love: "Well, I lie and I'm easy/All of the time but I'm never sure why I need you/Pleased to meet you"

68of 93

"Don't Stop Believin'," by Journey

Lyrics of Love: "A singer in a smoky room/A smell of wine and cheap perfume/For a smile they can share the night"

69of 93

"Eye of the Tiger," by Survivor

Lyrics of Love: "Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past/You must fight just to keep them alive"

70of 93

"You Really Got Me," by Van Halen

Lyrics of Love: "Please, don't ever let me be/I only wanna be by your side"

71of 93

"Stairway to Heaven," by Led Zeppelin

Lyrics of Love: "There's a lady who's sure/All that glitters is gold/And she's buying a stairway to heaven"

73of 93

"I Want You to Want Me," by Cheap Trick

Lyrics of Love: "If you want my love you got it/When you need my love you got it/I won't hide it/I won't throw your love away, oo"

74of 93

"Ants Marching," by Dave Matthews Band

Lyrics of Love: "She thinks, we look at each other/Wondering what the other is thinking/But we never say a thing"

75of 93

"You're the One," by Greta Van Fleet

Lyrics of Love: "You're the one I want/You're the one I need/You're the one I had/So come on back to me"

76of 93

"You Really Got Me," by The Kinks

Lyrics of Love: "I always wanna be by your side/Girl, you really got me now/You got me so I can't sleep at night"

77of 93

"Everlong," by Foo Fighters

Lyrics of Love: "If everything could ever feel this real forever/If anything could ever be this good again"

78of 93

"Nothing Else Matters," by Metallica

Lyrics of Love: "Trust I seek and I find in you/Every day for us something new/Open mind for a different view/And nothing else matters"

79of 93

"Love of a Lifetime," by FireHouse

Lyrics of Love: "With every kiss, our love is like brand-new/And every star up in the sky was made for me and you"

80of 93

"Wonderful Tonight," by Eric Clapton

Lyrics of Love: "I feel wonderful because I see the love light in your eyes/Then the wonder of it all is that you just don't realize/How much I love you"

81of 93

"Faithfully," by Journey

Lyrics of Love: "Through space and time/Always another show/Wonderin' where I am/Lost without you"

82of 93

"All I Want Is You," by U2

Lyrics of Love: "But all the promises we make/From the cradle to the grave/When all I want is you"

83of 93

"I'll Follow You," by Shinedown

Lyrics of Love: "Without a doubt I'm on your side/There is nowhere else that I would rather be/I'm not about to compromise"

84of 93

"Shut Up and Dance," by WALK THE MOON

Lyrics of Love: "She said shut up and dance with me/This woman is my destiny/She said oh oh oh/Shut up and dance with me"

85of 93

"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)," by James Taylor

Lyrics of Love: "With sweet love and devotion/Deeply touching my emotion/I want to stop and thank you, baby"

86of 93

"Love Will Keep Us Alive," by Eagles

Lyrics of Love: "Now I've found you/There's no more emptiness inside/When we're hungry/Love will keep us alive"

87of 93

"Lady," by Styx

Lyrics of Love: "You're my lady of the morning/Love shines in your eyes/Sparkling, clear and lovely/You're my lady"

88of 93

"Forever," by Kiss

Lyrics of Love: "It's forever, this time I know/And there's no doubt in my mind/Forever, until my life is through/Girl, I'll be loving you forever"

89of 93

"You're the Inspiration," by Chicago

Lyrics of Love: "You know our love was meant to be/The kind of love to last forever/And I want you here with me/From tonight until the end of time"

90of 93

"When I See You Smile," by Bad English

Lyrics of Love: "Sometimes I wonder/How I'd ever make it through,/Through this world without having you/I just wouldn't have a clue"

91of 93

"Me and You Together Song," by The 1975

Lyrics of Love: "I've been in love with her for ages/And I can't seem to get it right/I fell in love with her in stages/My whole life"

92of 93

"Shot in the Dark," by AC/DC

Lyrics of Love:"A shot in the dark/Make you feel alright/A shot in the dark/All through the whole night"

93of 93

"emo girl," by Machine Gun Kelly and WILLOW

Lyrics of Love: "I'm in love with an emo girl/I fell in love with an emo girl/All I want is an emo girl"

FAQ

  • What is the best song for a wedding entrance?

    The best song for a wedding entrance is one that resonates with you personally while conveying the energy of the moment. These songs tend to be upbeat and energetic to get everyone in the celebratory mood.

  • What songs should you not play at a wedding?

    Any tunes that are likely to ruin the mood are best kept off your wedding playlist. These can include songs that remind you of an ex or lyrics that don't match the vibe (such as ones that allude to infidelity or loss). It's also best keep the guests' ages and preferences in mind as some party songs may be too sexual for the older, younger, or more conservative attendees.

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