Arrowhouse Events DJ: The 15 most requested wedding songs ever (and for good reason)

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Supplier Takeover: Arrowhouse Events DJ

Today we’re going to outline the 15 most requested wedding songs ever (at weddings we’ve DJ’ed). Arrowhouse Events have been working alongside couples as their Essex Wedding DJ since 2009, and in our 11+ years of experience, we’ve noticed some clear song request trends.

Sometimes these requests are sent to us beforehand…
...and sometimes the guests get some inspiration on the dance floor.

Either way, these are songs that your guests are guaranteed to know (and likely dance to). 

So, if you’re looking for some wedding song inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve broken the list down into: First dance songs, floor fillers and ending songs. Let’s get started...


For this blog post, I asked our Instagram followers what their first dance song was (or is going to be), expecting some trend I could work on.

How wrong I was:
As you can see, there was a HUGE variety of songs and genres.

First dance songs are sometimes a very personal thing to some couples.

And we’ve had songs from all genres and eras.

From Al Green - Let’s Stay Together to Avenged Sevenfold - Warmness on the Soul, we’ve heard them all.

But sometimes you need a little nudge in the right direction:

1. Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Easily the most requested first dance song we’ve ever had. The slow start, the piercing vocals, the can understand why so many couples want their first dance as husband and wife to be to this song.

2. Elton John - Your Song
Another one you will recognise instantly; funnily enough this was Elton John's first single to chart. The Ellie Goulding version is also a popular one (and the song my sister/brother-in-law had as their first dance song).

3. Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
One for the 90s babies - this song just sounds big and will absolutely give your first dance that epic grandiose feel.

4. Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply

This has a much more laid back, relaxed feel to it - great for a first dance where a lot of hugging will be occurring. (Also, did you know they’re Australian?!)

5. Barry White – You’re the First, the Last, My Everything

I’m proud to include some Barry White on here. If you want a happy, upbeat first dance song that will have your guests dancing along, look no further.

Now, onto songs that will get both your little cousin and Auntie off their feet:


This is much less personal than the previous five songs.

And in my experience, it doesn’t matter when a song was released...

...a song that gets people dancing will always stay that way!

These next five songs always get requested and always get a great crowd reaction.

Prepare to get up and start moving those feet:

1. Jamiroquai - Canned Heat
Don’t let the slow start throw you off; this will have toes tapping all over the venue. As soon as those strings hit, you know you’re in for a treat - a perfect mix of disco & R&B.

2. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
It takes nearly a minute for this song to get to the part everybody knows, and it’s 100% worth the wait. This one’s for all the rock lovers out there.

3. Junior Senior - Move Your Feet
You can’t help but just feel happy when you hear this song, and you will have no option but to do exactly as the song says. (I also remember a great music video with a squirrel?)

4. Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free
Remember those Aunties I mentioned earlier? This song is for them - released over 40 years ago, and it sounds as fresh now as it did back then.

5. Sean Paul - Temperature
Mr Sean-da-Paul himself - I don’t think you can talk about floor fillers without mentioning him. As soon as this song starts, you know exactly what you’re in for.

Finally, songs to finish your night with. You won’t want to miss these:


This is where everything goes out the window. 

Shoes are off, shirts are unbuttoned and ties are wrapped around heads.

Everybody is hugging in one big circle.

And these are the song that always get requested:

1. Robbie Williams - Angels
Are you surprised? The slow danceability (is that a word?) and huge chorus means your guests will be singing this at the top of their lungs. “And through it alllllllllllllll…”

2. Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
I can say this song has probably been requested at 90% of weddings we’ve DJ’ed. That build up at the end of the song is beloved by all, old and young. The best crowd reaction is captured here.

3. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warner - I’ve Had The Time Of My Life
The title of this song perfectly sums up how you and your guests will feel at the end of your wedding. It never gets old watching people attempt the famous lift either!

4. Frank Sinatra - Theme From ‘New York, New York’
If you want to finish the evening with a monumental tune, you’ve hit the jackpot. People love to hear this at the end of the night to round off a perfect day.

5. Bon Jovi - Livin’ On A Prayer
Air guitars players rejoice, this one’s for you. The slow build up allows everyone to get up and dance for the final minutes of your wedding.
Which song do you always request no matter what?

Did I miss any songs that get requested at every wedding without fail?

Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below.

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From Brides, With Love xo

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