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Your Reception Songs on Your iPod

Hiring a DJ for your wedding reception can be expensive. With the technology available today, playing your wedding reception music from your own iPod is an easy way to save money. Use this checklist to make sure you have enough music to keep the party going and get ideas for popular wedding dance songs.

Couple's first dance

  • The Gift - Jim Brickman
  • All I Need to Know - Kenny Chesney
  • A Moment Like This - Kelly Clarkson
  • At Last - Etta James
  • Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
  • Amazed - Lonestar
  • I Wanna Grow Old With You - Adam Sandler
  • Nobody Knows Me Like You - Phil Vassar
  • You're My Best Friend - Queen
  • In My Life - Beatles
  • The Power of Love - Celine Dion
  • I'll Be - Reba McEntire
  • One Friend - Dan Seals
  • For You - John Denver
  • Happy Together - The Turtles
  • I Was Made to Love Her - Stevie Wonder
  • I Don't Want To Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
  • More Than Words - Westlife
  • Everything I Do, I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
  • When I Say I do - Matthew West


Father/Daughter Dance

  • You'll Be In My Heart (Theme From Tarzan) - Phil Collins
  • Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle
  • My Little Girl - Tim McGraw
  • Daddy's Hands - Holly Dunn
  • Love Without End, Amen - George Strait
  • Father and Daughter - Paul Simon
  • Kind and Generous - Natalie Merchant
  • My Baby You - Marc Anthony
  • I loved Her First - Heartland
  • Blessed - Elton John
  • In My Daughter's Eyes - Martina McBride
  • You Don't Have To Let Go - Jessica Simpson
  • Hero - Mariah Carey
  • There You'll Be - Faith Hill
  • Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
  • I'll Always Be Your Baby - Natalie Grant
  • Wind beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • Walk With You - Edwin McCan
  • Forever Young - Rod Stewart
  • I Believe in You - Steve Curtis Chapman


Mother/Son Dance

  • (Mom You Always Were) The Perfect Fan - The Backstreet Boys
  • I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Theme from Lion King) - Elton John
  • The Man You've Become - Yours, Mine and Ours
  • You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
  • I Am Your Child - Barry Manilow
  • The First Lady In My Life - Paul Todd
  • Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • On This Day - Christian Barnes
  • I'll Always Love My Mama - Intruders
  • Anyway - Martina McBride
  • Song for Mama - Boyz II Men


Wedding party dance

  • You're My Best Friend - Queen
  • Good Times - Chic
  • Young - Kenny Chesney
  • We Are Family - Sister Sledge
  • That's What Friends Are For - Dionne Warwick and Friends


When setting up your iPod wedding music, organize your selections into playlists. For example, you might have a playlist for the couple's dance, parent dances, and wedding party dances to start your wedding reception. Another playlist could play throughout the dollar dance, and yet another playlist would shuffle through your dinner music selection.

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