The Best Wedding Reception Introduction Songs

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After the Cocktail Hour, it’s time to Kick the Party into High-Gear with The Best Wedding Reception Introduction Songs for the Parents (and sometimes Grandparents), the Bridesmaids & Groomsmen, and of course, the Bride & Groom!

To begin with Excitement, the Bride & Groom, along with their Wedding Party are usually Formally-Introduced into the Reception.  This introduction is usually done by the Emcee for the evening (the DJ, the Band- Leader, or the Band’s Lead Vocalist).

To make the Introductions even more festive, Upbeat & Ear-Catching Music is played in the background during the Introductions. This Music for the Introductions is similar to what is played when a Sports Team or a Celebrity is introduced at a public event.

Over the years, couples we have served have had us play everything from the “Theme from Austin Powers” to Sports Themes, to Classy, Elegant Jazz/Swing Music. The Key Words here are “Customize" & "Personalize”.

Most couples will either select a Single Song to introduce everyone to or 2-3 Songs for the Whole Group: the first introduction song for the Parents, a second introduction song for the Wedding Party (including the Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, etc) and a third and most exciting song for the Bride & Groom.

In most cases, the songs will be played one after the other and in some cases, they will have to be either edited or cued-up by the DJ to flow smoothly.

Here some of the Most Popular Classic Introduction Songs from the Jazz & Swing era.  These set a classy, elegant mood at the beginning of the Reception.

Breezin’ (George Benson)
In The Mood (Glenn Miller or Tony Burgos)
Pick Up The Pieces (Average White Band)
Sing, Sing Sing (Benny Goodman or BBC Big Band)
Take Five (Dave Brubeck)
Watermelon Man (David Benoit or Herbie Hancock)

And here are some of The Best Top 40 Wedding Intro Songs which are intended to start the night off with a party atmosphere that is high-energy and pumping!

Beautiful Day (U2)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
Bring 'Em Out (T.I.)
Can't Stop This Feeling (Justin Timberlake)
Celebration (Kool & The Gang)
Crazy In Love (Beyonce)
Dynamite (Taio Cruz)
Evacuate the DanceFloor (Cascada)
Feel So Close (Calvin Harris)
Forever (Chris Brown)
Good Feeling (Flo Rida)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Happy {Pharrell}
I Gotta Feeling (Black-Eyed Peas)
I’m Shipping Up To Boston (Dropkick Murphys)
It Takes Two (Rob Base & DJ EZ)
Jessica (Allman Brothers)
Jump Around {House of Pain}
Let’s Get It Started (Black-Eyed Peas)
Let’s Get Married (Jagged Edge)
Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
Marry You (Bruno Mars)
More Today Than Yesterday (Spiral Staircase)
Now That We Found Love (Heavy D & The Boyz)
On Top of the World {Imagine Dragons}
Party Rock Anthem (LMFAO)
Say Hey (I Love You) (Michael Franti and Spearhead)
Sexy & I Know It (LMFAO)
Shake It Off {Taylor Swift}
Signed, Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
Start Me Up {Rolling Stones}
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) (Natalie Cole)
24K (Bruno Mars)
Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
We Found Love (Rihanna)
You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)

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