The Ultimate Getting Ready for Wedding Playlist

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The morning of your wedding is a blend of anticipation, excitement, and a whirlwind of emotions. You experience happiness, nervousness, and excitement simultaneously. It is a good idea to embrace this enthusiasm and start the festivities in advance with some of the finest tunes. That’s why many couples compile a separate playlist just for this time of their special day. In fact, not only are there playlists for the ceremony and reception, but there are also playlists for preparation. You can call it a ‘getting ready for wedding playlist’ or ‘wedding morning playlist.’ It may include all the nice songs you and your partner love, or you may go with the songs most suggested for this occasion. Here are some of them.

Country Songs

  1. Sara Evans – Born to Fly

Lyric Highlights: And how do you keep your feet on the ground/When you know/That you were born, you were born to fly

  1. Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried

Lyric Highlights: Well, I’ve seen the sunrise/See the love in my woman’s eyes

Feel the touch of a precious child/And know a mother’s love

  1. Billy Currington – We Are Tonight

Lyric Highlights: Summer comin’ through a rolled down window/Tearin’ down an almost two lane back road/Freedom and fireflies in the air

  1. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

Lyric Highlights: Sweet home, Alabama/Where the skies are so blue/Sweet home, Alabama/Lord, I’m comin’ home to you

  1. Darius Rucker – Wagon Wheel

Lyric Highlights: Headin’ down south to the land of the pines/I’m thumbin’ my way into North Caroline/Starin’ up the road and pray to God I see headlights

  1. Toby Keith – Red Solo Cup

Lyric Highlights: Let’s have a party/I love you, red solo cup/I lift you up/Proceed to party

  1. Drew Green – The Rest of Our Lives

Lyric Highlights: Here’s to a love that money can’t buy/Here’s to forgiveness if we have a fight/Whatever it is, it’ll be alright

  1. Ashley Monroe – Has Anybody Ever Told You

Lyric Highlights: And baby, you don’t have to try/Your light just shines on its own/And when I stand beside you/I just wanna hold on

  1. Cole Swindell – She Had Me at Heads Carolina

Lyric Highlights: I bought her a round, and we talked ’til the lights came on/I still see that girl every time I hear that song

  1. Taylor Swift – Fearless

Lyric Highlights: You walk me to the car/And you know I wanna ask you to dance right there/In the middle of the parking lot

Rock Songs

  1. Roy Orbison – Oh, Pretty Woman

Lyric Highlights: Pretty woman, walkin’ down the street/Pretty woman the kind I like to meet

  1. Bon Jovi – You Give Love a Bad Name

Lyric Highlights: An angel’s smile is what you sell/You promise me Heaven, then put me through hell

  1. The Killers – Somebody Told Me

Lyric Highlights: Ready let’s roll onto something new/Takin’ it’s toll then I’m leaving without you/’Heaven ain’t close in a place like this

  1. Whitesnake – Here I Go Again ’87

Lyric Highlights: And here I go again on my own/Going down the only road I’ve ever known/Like a drifter, I was born to walk alone

  1. Lit – My Own Worst Enemy

Lyric Highlights: My car is in the front yard and I’m/Sleeping with my clothes on/Came in through the window last night/And you’re gone, gone

  1. Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated

Lyric Highlights: 20, 20, 24 hours to go/I wanna be sedated/ Nothin’ to do/nowhere to go-oh/I wanna be sedated

  1. Fountains of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom

Lyric Highlights: You know, I’m not the little boy that I used to be/I’m all grown up now/Baby, can’t you see?

  1. The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

Lyric Highlights: But I would walk 500 miles/And I would walk 500 more/Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles/To fall down at your door

  1. Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69

Lyric Highlights: Ain’t no use in complainin’/When you got a job to do/I spent my evenings down at the drive-in/And that’s when I met you

  1. Kenny Loggins – Footloose

Lyric Highlights: You’re burning, yearning for some/Somebody to tell you/That life ain’t passing you by

  1. Katrina & The Waves – Walking on Sunshine

Lyric Highlights: I used to think maybe you loved me, now I know that it’s true/And I don’t want to spend my whole life, just waiting for you

  1. Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now

Lyric Highlights: I’m having such a good time/I’m having a ball/ If you wanna have a good time/Just give me a call

  1. Letters To Cleo – I Want You to Want me

Lyric Highlights: I want you to want me/I need you to need me/I’d love you to love me.

R&B and Rap Songs

  1. Aretha Franklin – Respect

Lyric Highlights: What you want/Baby, I got it/What you need/Do you know I got it?/All I’m askin’/Is for a little respect when you get home

  1. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance with Somebody

Lyric Highlights: I need a man who’ll take the chance/On a love that burns hot enough to last/So when the night falls/ My lonely heart calls

  1. Christina Aguilera – Ain’t No Other Man

Lyric Highlights: I could feel it from the start/Couldn’t stand to be apart/Somethin’ ’bout you caught my eye/Somethin’ moved me deep inside

  1. Nelly Furtado – Say It Right

Lyric Highlights: From my hands I could give you something that I made/From my mouth I could sing you another brick that I laid

  1. Backstreet Boys – Quit Playing Games

Lyric Highlights: Even in my heart I see/You’re not bein’ true to me/Deep within my soul I feel/Nothing’s like it used to be

  1. Keri Hilson – Knock You Down

Lyric Highlights: I never thought I’d be in love like this/When I look at you my mind goes on a trip/Then you came in and knocked me on my face/Feels like I’m in a race

  1. The Ronettes – Be My Baby

Lyric Highlights: I’ll make you happy, baby, just wait and see/For every kiss you give me, I’ll give you three

  1. Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It

Lyric Highlights: This is how we do it/All hands are in the air/And wave them from here to there

  1. Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out

Lyric Highlights: I’m coming out/I want the world to know/I got to let it show

  1. Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Lyric Highlights: Then that time I went and said goodbye/Now I’m back and not ashamed to cry/Oo, baby, here I am, signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours!

Upbeat Songs

  1. Beyoncé – Love On Top

Lyric Highlights: Baby, it’s you/You’re the one I love/You’re the one I need/You’re the only one I see

  1. Katy Perry – California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)

Lyric Highlights: You could travel the world/ But nothing comes close/To the golden coast/Once you party with us/You’ll be falling in love

  1. Britney Spears – Oops!…I Did It Again

Lyric Highlights: It might seem like a crush/But it doesn’t mean that I’m serious/’Cause to lose all my senses/That is just so typically me

  1. Rihanna – Only Girl

Lyric Highlights: Want you to make me feel like I’m the only girl in the world/Like I’m the only one that you’ll ever love/Like I’m the only one who knows your heart

  1. Madonna – Like a Virgin

Lyric Highlights: Gonna give you all my love, boy/My fear is fading fast/Been saving it all for you ’cause only love can last

  1. Lizzo – Juice

Lyric Highlights: It ain’t my fault that I’m out here making news/I’m the pudding in the proof/Gotta blame it on my juice

  1. Spice Girls – Wannabe

Lyric Highlights: Oh, what do you think about that?/Now you know how I feel/Say you can handle my love, are you for real?

  1. ABBA – Dancing Queen

Lyric Highlights: You are the dancing queen/Young and sweet/Only seventeen/Dancing queen

  1. ABBA – Gimme Gimme Gimme

Lyric Highlights: Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight

Won’t somebody help me chase the shadows away?

  1. Fergie – Glamorous (feat. Ludacris)

Lyric Highlights: Wear them gold and diamonds rings/All them things don’t mean a thing/Chaperons and limousines/Shoppin’ for expensive things

  1. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime

Lyric Highlights: Turn your magic on, umi she’d say/Everything you want’s a dream away/We are legends, every day/That’s what she told him

Sentimental Songs

  1. Adele – Someone Like You

Lyric Highlights: Nothing compares, no worries or cares/Regrets and mistakes, they’re memories made/Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?

  1. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You

Lyric Highlights: I hope life treats you kind/And I hope you have all you’ve dreamed of/And I’m wishing you joy and happiness/But above all this, I wish you love

  1. Whitney Houston – My Love Is Your Love

Lyric Highlights: ‘Cause your love is my love/And my love is your love/It would take an eternity to break us

  1. Rhianna – Diamonds

Lyric Highlights: Find light in the beautiful sea, I choose to be happy/You and I, you and I, we’re like diamonds in the sky

  1. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Lyric Highlights: When my hair’s all but gone and my memory fades/And the crowds don’t remember my name/When my hands don’t play the strings the same way/I know you will still love me the same

  1. John Legend – All of Me

Lyric Highlights: My head’s under water/But I’m breathing fine/You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind

  1. Christina Perri – A Thousand Years

Lyric Highlights: I have died every day waiting for you/Darling, don’t be afraid/I have loved you for a thousand years/I’ll love you for a thousand more

  1. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do

Lyric Highlights: Yeah, I’ll let you set the pace/’Cause I’m not thinking straight/My head’s spinning around, I can’t see clear no more/What are you waiting for?

  1. Aretha Franklin – A Natural Woman

Lyric Highlights: Before the day I met you/Life was so unkind/You’re the key/To my piece of mind

  1. Tina Turner – What’s Love Got to Do with It

Lyric Highlights: I’ve been taking on a new direction/But I have to say/I’ve been thinking about my own protection/It scares me to feel this way


  1. Lady Gaga – Bad Romance

Lyric Highlights: I want your drama, the touch of your hand/I want your leather-studded kiss in the sand/I want your love

  1. Madonna – Material Girl

Lyric Highlights: Some boys romance/Some boys slow dance/That’s all right with me/If they can’t raise my interest then I/Have to let them be

  1. Madonna – Vogue

Lyric Highlights: Look around, everywhere you turn is heartache/It’s everywhere that you go/You try everything you can to escape/The pain of life that you know

  1. Marc Anthony – I Need to Know

Lyric Highlights: They say around the way you’ve asked for me/There’s even talk about you wanting me/I must admit that’s what I want to hear

  1. Taylor Swift – Lover

Lyric Highlights: Can I go where you go?/Can we always be this close forever and ever?/And take me out, and take me home

  1. The Pussycat Dolls – When I Grow Up

Lyric Highlights: You can talk about me/’Cause I’m a hot topic/I see you watching me watching me/And I know you want it

  1. Train – Marry Me

Lyric Highlights: Marry me/Today and every day/Marry me/If I ever get the nerve to say hello in this café/Say you will

  1. Katy Perry – Roar

Lyric Highlights: Now I’m floating like a butterfly/Stinging like a bee, I earned my stripes/I went from zero, to my own hero

  1. Rihanna – We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)

Lyric Highlights: Shine a light through an open door/Love and life I will divide/Turn away ’cause I need you more/Feel the heartbeat in my mind

  1. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

Lyric Highlights: Come on, dance, jump on it/If you sexy, then flaunt it/If you freaky, then own it/Don’t brag about it, come show me

  1. Shakira – Hips Don’t Lie

Lyric Highlights: You know my hips don’t lie/And I’m starting to feel it’s right/All the attraction, the tension/Don’t you see, baby, this is perfection?

  1. Pink – Raise Your Glass

Lyric Highlights: So raise your glass if you are wrong/In all the right ways/All my underdogs/We will never be never be, anything but loud/And nitty gritty dirty little freaks

Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and your playlist for getting ready should reflect the joy, love, and anticipation you’re feeling. Whether you choose to go for a mix of upbeat, calming, and sentimental tunes or opt for songs that have personal significance, your playlist should encapsulate the unique magic of your wedding day.

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