The Best Throwback Songs For Your Reception

May 3rd, 20242 min

Part of the magic of weddings is that you’re surrounded by people who love you from all stages of your life. To help create connections between guests and make your celebration memorable, consider adding in some throwbacks at your reception! We’ve created a Spotify playlist of 20 of the best wedding throwback songs, along with our tips for how to incorporate these throwback songs to enhance your special day.

Our list of the best throwback songs is sure to get everyone dancing!

Why Play Throwbacks?

  1. Help spark connections. The best throwback songs are well known and something that people from all walks of life can connect with.
  2. Make sure there’s something for everyone. Adding in songs from multiple genres and generations ensures that all guests feel included in your reception!
  3. Get more people dancing. Since these songs are widely popular, they’re sure to get more people on the dance floor—making for an even bigger party!
  4. Add a personal touch. Add you and your partners favorite throwbacks to our playlist to share personal, meaningful songs with your guests and make your celebration uniquely yours.

The Best Throwback Songs

01. Jump Around By House Of Pain

02. When a Man Loves a Woman By Percy Sledge

03. September by Earth, Wind & Fire

04. Take on Me by a-ha

05. Sweet Caroline By Neil Diamond

06. I Want It That Way By Backstreet Boys

07. Say My Name By Destiny’s Child

08. Blame It on the Boogie By The Jacksons

09. What’s Up? by 4 Non Blondes

10. 1999 by Prince

11. Proud Mary by Tina Turner

12. I’ll Be There for You By The Rembrandts

13. Santeria by Sublime

14. Under Pressure by Queen, David Bowie

15. Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra, Count Basie

16. My Boyfriend’s Back by The Angels

17. Karma Chameleon by Culture Club

18. Dancing In The Dark By Bruce Springsteen

19. Wake Me Up by Wham!

20. Love Shack by The B-52’s

The Best Throwback Songs Playlist

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