The 10 Songs You Heard at Every Wedding in 2015

Every couple likes to think that their wedding is unique, but there are certain songs that were played at (what felt like) every reception this year. Here, Matchmaker Band in Austin reveals the 10 most played wedding songs of 2015.

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Photography by: Landon Jacob

First-dance songs that topped the must-play list.

"Thinking Out Loud" – Ed Sheeran

The song may have been released in 2014, but it was still everywhere in 2015—and for good reason. With lyrics like, "Take me into your loving arms, kiss me under the light of a thousand stars, place your head on my beating heart," it's no wonder so many couples chose the tune for their first dance.

"Coming Home" – Leon Bridges

This year's brides and grooms made it clear that they're all about a throwback, classic sound and old-fashioned lyrics like, "Baby, baby, baby, I'm coming home to your tender loving, you're my one and only woman."

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"All of Me" – John Legend 

Another 2014 hit that just won't stop, John Legend's chart-topper was a favorite among couples that wanted their partner to know they love them—no matter what. And what better way to say it than with lyrics like, "'Cause all of me loves all of you, love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections."

"Like I'm Gonna Lose You" – Meghan Trainor (ft. John Legend)

"So I'm gonna love you like I'm gonna lose you, I'm gonna hold you like I'm saying goodbye, wherever we're standing, I won't take you for granted." It's with these loving lyrics that so many couples kicked off their marriage and made it clear that they're enjoying every moment together. (And we're sure it helps that wedding singer John Legend was featured on the song!)

Songs that helped get the party started (and kept it going).

"Shut Up and Dance" – Walk the Moon

When the room's buzzing and the band wanted to get people on their feet, they chose this fun-loving tune. The lyrics said it all, "Oh oh oh, shut up and dance with me."

"Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson (ft. Bruno Mars) 

As the party is heating up, couples and guests alike were requesting this retro-feeling groove. With its fun, flirty lyrics like, "Come on, dance, jump on it, if you sexy then flaunt it," it was a clear favorite all year.


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"Whip It (Watch Me)" – Silento

While the "Y.M.C.A." and "The Electric Slide" were the most requested group dances of the past, party-goers all wanted to hear the latest dance craze with its easy to follow instructional lyrics—"Now watch me whip whip, watch me nae nae."

"Fireball" – Pitbull

No reception was complete in 2015 without this salsa-inspired hit. Guests were seen shaking it to lyrics like, "We gon' boogie oogie oogie, jiggle, wiggle, and dance like the roof on fire."

"Love Never Felt So Good" – Michael Jackson (ft. Justin Timberlake) 

M.J. and J.T. topped couples' must-have songs because of lyrics like, "Baby, love never felt so good, and I doubt it ever could, not like you hold me, hold me." Enough said.

"Want to Want Me" – Jason Derulo

For grooms looking to show their bride how much they love her on the dance floor, many requested this dance-inducing, catchy tune. The lyrics said it all: "Girl, you're the one I want to want me, and if you want me, girl, you got me, there's nothin' I, no I, wouldn't do, I wouldn't do, just to get up next to you."

About the Author

Tia Albright

Tia's love affair with weddings started with 16 sweet little words, "Dad, I met a man in Rome, and he's wonderful and brilliant, and we're getting married." That was all it took. Now she's married and writing about cakes, dresses, and décor to her heart's content, and she still watches Father of the Bride at least once a year (OK, maybe more like three or four times).


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