Wedding Music: The best 80s, 90s and 00s playlists

Wedding Music: The best 80s, 90s and 00s playlists | CHWV

Revisit your youth, and have a ball with your loved ones, with some fantastic throwbacks from the 80s, 90s and 00s. Get ready to dance the night away!

Your playlist has the potential to turn a great night into something incredible. We’ve picked out our top 75 pop hits from over the past 35 years, all of which are guaranteed to be crowd pleasers - the question is, which ones will you be featuring on your playlist?

The 80s

80s music is full of pop classics, guaranteed to get your guests on the dancefloor, and timeless power ballads, perfect for that first dance smooch. The great thing about classic songs from this era is that all your guests are likely to know all, if not some of the songs. A few 80s tunes will certainly be appreciated by your older guests! While the obvious choices might be Madonna and Michael Jackson, there are plenty more fab hits that should make it onto your playlist…

1. Physical - Olivia Newton John

2. I Love Rock n’ Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

3. Don’t You Want Me – The Human League

4. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
 

5. Every Breath You Take – The Police

6. All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie

7. Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder

8. Don’t You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds

9. Greatest Love Of All – Whitney Houston

10. Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
 

11. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston

12. I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany

13. The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson

14. Eternal Flame – The Bangles

15. Like a Prayer – Madonna

16. My Prerogative – Bobby Brown

17. Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
 

18. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

19. Thriller – Michael Jackson

20. Push It – Salt-N-Pepa

21. Love Shack – B-52’s

22. We Built This City – Starship

23. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
 

24. Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson

25. Sweet Child O Mine – Guns N’ Roses

The 90s

The 90s playlist brings yet more classics to the dancefloor with sugary sweet pop hits from Britney Spears and Hanson, to those slow dance tearjerkers from Celine Dion and Robbie Williams. You’ll also find tunes from one-hit-wonders, ideal for your flashmob and guaranteed to get your guests grooving!

26. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

27. …Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
 

28. Macarena – Los Del Rio

29. I’ll Make Love To You – Boys II Men

30. Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin

31. I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys

32. Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer

33. Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
 

34. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams

35. Place Your Hands - Reef

36. Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It – Will Smith

37. MMMBop – Hanson

38. Vogue - Madonna

39. Genie In A Bottle – Christina Aguilera
 

40. Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance) – Green Day

41. My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

42. Brimful of Asha - Cornershop

43. It’s Like That – Run DMC

44. 2 Become 1 – Spice Girls

45. Angels – Robbie Williams
 

46. Un-Break My Heart – Toni Braxton

47. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith

48. There She Goes – The La’s
 

49. Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chilli Peppers

50. Praise You – Fatboy Slim

The 00s

While the noughties might not seem that long ago you’ll be surprised at how old some of these songs feel. Striking up classic memories of your school discos and university days, they’re sure to remind you of some of your best times. Who knows, one may even remind you of the moment the two of you met!

51. Viva La Vida - Coldplay
 

52. I Gotta Feelin – The Black Eyed Peas

53. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

54. Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis

55. Crazy In Love - Beyonce

56. Hey Ya - OutKast
 

57. Fallin’ – Alicia Keys

58. Tik Tok – Ke$ha

59. I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness

60. In For The Kill – La Roux

61. Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
 

62. Just Dance – Lady Gaga

63. Don’t Cha – Pussycat Dolls

64. One More Time – Daft Punk

65. That’s Not My Name – The Ting Tings

66. Golden Skans – The Klaxons

67. Senorita – Justin Timberlake

68. Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

69. Sex On Fire – King Of Leon

70. Valerie – Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse
 

71. Mr Brightside – The Killers

72. Toxic – Britney Spears

73. You’re Beautiful – James Blunt

74. Crazy – Gnarls Barkley

75. I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Artic Monkeys

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