40 Most Requested Wedding Songs

Having spent the last 15 years as a professional wedding singer and DJ I have noticed that certain songs keep popping up time and time again. These are the tunes that I refer to as “The Songs That Never Die”. They work well with almost any audience, in any location and at any occasion.

I have a rule when performing – if I get a song requested more than 3 times and I don’t know it, I have to go and learn it that week. With this simple method I have compiled a killer set list that always entertains and keeps a dance floor going if needed for hours on end.

What's funny is a good song just seems to work every time, whether played on acoustic guitar with a vocal or through a big sound system in a DJ type environment. Songs like "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond and "Don't Stop Me Now" By Queen never bomb, the crowd sings along and dances without fail.

Here is a list of my top 40 most requested songs of all time. They are great songs to request from a solo acoustic artists, duo, band or DJ. This list is geared more towards classic songs rather than newer electronic music. If you want a to find out the top 50 DJ dance floor songs that are a bit more modern you can check out my other post here.

1. Mr Brightside by The Killers

2. Shallow by Lady Gaga

3. Rocket Man by Elton John

4. 1000 Miles by Vanessa Carlton

5. Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

6. Proud Mary by Tina Turner

7. Dancing Queen by Abba

8. Don’t Stop Believing by Journey

9. Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison

10. September by Earth Wind and Fire

11. Piano Man by Billy Joel

12. Superstition by Stevie Wonder

13. American Pie by Don Maclean

14. Wonderwall by Oasis

15. I’m Yours by Jason Mraz

16. Grease by Olivia Newton John and John Travolta

17. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cindy Lauper

18. Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi

19. Stand by Me by Ben E King

20. Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen

21. Blister in The Sun by The Violent Femmes

22. Lonely Boy by The Black Keys

23. Oh What a Night by Frankie Vallie

24. I Want It That Way by The Backstreet Boys

25. Africa by Toto

26. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

27. Tiny Dancer by Elton John

28. Stuck in the Middle with You by Steelers Wheel

29. Hound Dog by Elvis

30. Man I Feel Like A Woman by Sheryl Crow

31. Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen

32. Total Eclipse of The Heart  by Bonnie Tyler

33. Walking in Memphis by Mark Cohn

34. Jesse’s Girl by Rick Springfield

35. Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams

36. Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars

37. Imagine by John Lennon

38. Billie Jean by Michael Jackson

39. All Star by Smash Mouth

40. Steal my Kisses by Ben Harper

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