10 Songs to Start Your Cocktail Hour, Dinner, & Dancing Playlists

Every wedding is unique so the songs for your wedding should be handpicked accordingly. Giving your DJ a short (or long) request list gives him or her an idea of what style of music you're into. This can be used to formulate a larger playlist specific to your event.

You want a list that illustrates your unique style, but one that also caters to your guests' eclectic tastes. However, sometimes it's hard to get started on your request list journey. Use the lists below as a jumping off point when creating your own request lists. Maybe a few songs on this list are perfect for your big day; maybe a a few remind you of an old favorite song you'd like played at your wedding; or maybe this list is the exact opposite of what you're looking for. Whatever the case, use them as inspiration, and have fun curating your own!


  • Cocktail
  1. Love and Happiness - Al Green 
  2. Come and Get Your Love - Redbone
  3. Make Her Mine - Mayer Hawthorne 
  4. Something About Us - Daft Punk
  5. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 
  6. Jack Johnson - Better Together
  7. Glamorous - Fergie
  8. Loving Cup - Rolling Stones
  9. That Girl - Justin Timberlake
  10. Thunder - Imagine Dragons
  • Dinner
  1. XO - John Mayer (Cover)
  2. Redbone - Childish Gambino
  3. The Trapeze Swinger - Iron and Wine
  4. Lucky - Jason Mraz
  5. Gravity - John Mayer
  6. Far Away - Ingrid Michaelson 
  7. L-O-V-E - Louis Amanti
  8. Come Away with Me - Norah Jones
  9. Hey Ya - Sarah Balasko (cover)
  10. Across the Universe - Fiona Apple (cover)
  • Dancing
  1. September - Earth Wind & Fire
  2. Finesse - Bruno Mars ft Cardi B
  3. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
  4. Dynamite - Taio Cruz
  5. 24k - Bruno Mars
  6. This is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
  7. I Like it - Cardi B ft J Balvin
  8. Yeah 3x - Chris Brown
  9. Where Them Girls At - David Guetta
  10. Can't Feel My Face - Weeknd
  11. (Bonus Track) Next Episode - Dr. Dre ft Snoop Dogg