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When you think about it, the song you select for your ceremony’s Recessional is pretty important: it is the first song you and your husband/wife hears as newlyweds. And while it is easily one of the most fun songs you select for your wedding celebration, it can also be the most challenging.

So how do you pick that perfect song for the Recessional? Ask yourself the following questions, and see if a mid- to uptempo song comes to mind. If it does, select that song.

  1. What was a song we listened to a lot when we first started dating?
  2. What is a song that makes me think of my wife/husband?
  3. Is there a song that tells our love story?
  4. What is a love song I’ve always imagined would accompany us on our wedding day?

Of course, if nothing comes to mind, you have this Wedding Music Guide to fall back on, as here are my picks for perfect Recessional songs for a wedding ceremony.

Last Updated: Winter 2020

Recessional Songs:

AC/DC – “You Shook Me All Night Long”

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Alicia Keys – “No One”

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Andy Grammer – “Good To Be Alive”

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Andy Grammer – “I Am Yours”

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Avicii Feat. Aloe Blacc – “Wake Me Up”

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The Beatles – “Here Comes The Sun”

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Ben Platt – “Grow As We Go”

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Ben Rector – “Brand New”

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Beyonce – “Countdown”

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Beyonce Feat. Jay-Z – “Crazy In Love”

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Beyonce – “Love On Top”

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Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”

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Bill Withers – “Lovely Day”

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Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”

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Black Eyed Peas – “Pump It”

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Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer”

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Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”

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Bruno Mars – “Treasure”

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Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”

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Carly Rae Jepson – “I Really Like You”

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Cascada – “Evacuate The Dancefloor”

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Chris Brown – “Forever”

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Chris Stapleton – “Millionaire”

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Clean Bandit Feat. Jess Glynne – “Rather Be”

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Coldplay – “A Sky Full Of Stars”

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Coldplay – “Hymn For The Weekend”

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Counting Crows – “Accidentally In Love”

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Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell – “Get Lucky”

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Dan + Shay Feat. Justin Bieber – “10,000 Hours”

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Delta Rae – “Walk With Me”

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Drake – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”

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Earth, Wind & Fire – “September”

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Ellie Goulding – “Anything Could Happen”

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Elton John – “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”

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Faith Hill – “This Kiss”

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Florida Georgia Line – “H.O.L.Y.”

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Frank Sinatra – “Love and Marriage”

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Franz Ferdinand – “Take Me Out”

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Fun. – “We Are Young”

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Hall & Oats – “You Make My Dreams”

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Imagine Dragons – “On Top Of The World”

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Jackie Wilson – “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher”

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Jackson 5 – “ABC”

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Jake Owen – “Made For You”

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Jason Derulo – “Marry Me”

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Jason Derulo – “Want To Want Me”

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Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”

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Jimmie Allen – “Best Shot”

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John Mayer – “Carry Me Away”

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Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”

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Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”

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Katy Perry – “Firework”

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Katy Perry – “Teenage Dream”

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Katy Perry – “Unconditionally”

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Keane – “Somewhere Only We Know”

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Khalid – “Better”

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Kool & The Gang – “Celebration”

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Macklemore – “Can’t Hold Us”

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Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

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Maroon 5 – “Love Somebody”

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Maroon 5 – “Sugar”

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Michael Jackson Feat. Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good”

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Michael Shynes – “Next To You”

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Neon Trees – “Everybody Talks”

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OneRepublic – “Feel Again”

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OneRepublic – “Good Life”

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Outkast – “Hey Ya!”

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Owl City Feat. Carly Rae Jepson – “Good Time”

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Pharrell Williams – “Happy”

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Phillip Phillips – “Home”

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Queen – “You’re My Best Friend”

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Redbone – “Come and Get Your Love”

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Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”

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Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris – “We Found Love”

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Rita Ora – “Anywhere”

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Ruelle – “I Get To Love You”

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Rusted Root – “Send Me On My Way”

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Sister Sledge – “We Are Family”

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Smash Mouth – “I’m A Believer”

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Sonny & Cher – “I Got You Babe”

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Stevie Wonder – “For Once In My Life”

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The Strokes – “Somebody”

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Sugarland – “Stuck Like Glue”

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Taylor Swift – “Lover”

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The Light The Heat – “Rest Of Our Lives”

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Tom Petty – “American Girl”

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The Turtles – “Happy Together”

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U2 – “Beautiful Day”

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Vance Joy – “Riptide”

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The Verve – “Bittersweet Symphony”

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Walk The Moon – “Shut Up And Dance”

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Zac Brown Band – “Loving You Easy”

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