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60+ Modern Wedding Songs For The Contemporary Couple

Last Updated: 12th May 2022

Wedding songs come in all shapes and sizes, from dreamy love ballads to upbeat, joyful numbers but they all have one thing in common – love. Classic first dance and processional songs have stood the test of time and will probably be popular forever. But what if you don’t want a song that’s favoured by everyone else? Maybe you’re ready to throw out tradition and choose a modern wedding song. It is 2022 after all!

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We’ve rounded up over 60 contemporary chart hits we think would make perfect modern wedding songs. You could choose one as a modern first dance song, walk down the aisle to one or just play them during your wedding reception to make everyone feel the love. If you’re after more modern songs to play at your wedding reception don’t forget to check out the ultimate 2010s wedding songs list!

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Modern Wedding Songs

1 + 1 – Beyoncé

10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay featuring Justin Bieber

Adore You – Miley Cyrus

All My Love – George Ezra

All Of Me – John Legend

Alone – Jessie Ware

Anyone – Justin Bieber

Baby I’m Yours – Arctic Monkeys

Beautiful In White – Shane Filan

Best Day Of My Life – American Authors

Best I Ever Had – Drake

Better Half of Me – Tom Walker

By Your Side – Sade

Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

Cinderella Pt. 2 – Chika

Come Home – OneRepublic

Conversations in the Dark – John Legend

Could I Love You Anymore – Reneé Dominique ft. Jason Mraz

Death Do Us Part – Nick Jonas

End Of The Earth – Marina

End Of Time – Beyoncé

Everything Has Changed – Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran

Fallin’ All In You – Shawn Mendes

Fall Into Me – Forest Blakk

Feel So Close – Calvin Harris

Forever Like That – Ben Rector

Fresh Eyes – Andy Grammer

Girl You’re Alright – Paul Otten

Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell

Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

I Do – Aloe Blacc & LeAnn Rimes

I’ll Never Not Love You – Michael Bublé

I Really Like You – Carly Rae Jepson

I Was Made For Loving You – Tori Kelly, Ed Sheeran

In Case You Didn’t Know – Brett Young

It’s Time – Imagine Dragons

Just You And I – Tom Walker

Latch (Acoustic) – Sam Smith

Little Things – One Direction

Love – Lana Del Rey

Love Someone – Lukas Graham

Love You Like A Love Song – Selena Gomez & The Scene

Lover – Taylor Swift

Lucky – Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat

Lullaby – Sigala

Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Marry You – Bruno Mars

My Universe (Acoustic Version) – Coldplay ft. BTS

One Call Away – Charlie Puth

One Kiss – Calvin Harris ft. Dua Lipa

Only Love – Ben Howard

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Please Keep Loving Me – James TW

Rewrite The Stars – Zac Efron & Zendaya

Riptide – Vance Joy

Speechless – Dan + Shay

Stand By Me – John Newman

Sucker – Jonas Brothers

Sweet Creature – Harry Styles

Symphony – Clean Bandit ft. Zara Laarson

Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran

That Kiss – The Courteeners

The Way That I Love You – Passenger

Today Was A Fairytale – Taylor Swift

Us Against the World – Coldplay

You Are The Reason – Calum Scott & Leona Lewis

Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey

Your Song – Ellie Goulding

Your Song – Rita Ora


How Can I Make My Wedding Song Sound Amazing?

For a more intimate feel to your modern first dance song or a magical vibe as you walk down the aisle, why not consider hiring a wedding band or musician? At Entertainment Nation we have the best selection of wedding bands and classical musicians available for hire in the UK. (Modern wedding songs sound AMAZING played by these talented instrumentalists!) From acoustic folk bands to contemporary pop bands and harpists to string quartets, you’ll find your dream act by clicking the link below. Once you’ve found an act you love, fill in the quick enquiry form on their profile and we’ll get back to you ASAP. Alternatively give us a bell on 0800 53 000 35 to chat to one of our friendly advisers who can help you on your way to your perfect wedding entertainment!


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