With the year starting to wind down, it's time to take a look back at some of the biggest must-plays from 2015. You know you've got some old standby songs you'll be dancing to on your big day. But don't forget these catchy new hits and classic love songs when you're planning your "Must Play" list for your wedding. This year's best top songs suit any music taste, and they're sure to be all-around crowd pleasers. Here are some picks to add to your reception lineup:
Walking down the aisle
"Love Me Like You Do" - Ellie Goulding Piano Cover by Piano Dreamers
The radio version is romantic as it is, but the piano version is soft, uplifting and totally unique for walking down the aisle. If you want something that hasn't been played at the last 10 weddings you've been to, here's a fresh song that will still sound classic and beautiful.
“Thinking Out Loud” - Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran has taken over the airwaves the past couple of years, and this feel-good hit is perfect first dance material for its message of everlasting love.
“Lay By Your Side” - Sam Smith
"Lay By Your Side" is a moodier first dance option than "Thinking Out Loud," but it has a romantic old crooner sound to it while still feeling completely modern.
“Love You Like That” - Canaan Smith
This Top-10 country hit is a big 2015 first-dance choice, but it's also a great slow-dance rotation option for your guests.
Getting the Party Started
“Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” - Silentó
Whip/Nae Nae is all over Top-40 radio right now, and it's not going anywhere soon: expect to hear it at every wedding for the rest of the year. But it's got staying power for a reason, and it's sure to get people out on the dance floor.
“Smooth Sailin'” - Leon Bridges
Leon brings old-fashioned flair with his music style, which is a refreshing change from every other pop and hip-hop song that you'll hear on the radio. This is a song that any of your guests can appreciate and will want to dance to.
“Can't Feel My Face” - The Weeknd
The Weeknd is fairly new to the scene after their "50 Shades of Grey" hit, "Earned It." This song has a Michael Jackson sound to it, and it's perfect for getting people of all generations out of their seats and dancing.
“Uma Thurman” - Fall Out Boy
Not only will this ridiculously catchy song get stuck firmly in your head, but – bonus! – the Munsters theme song background music is seasonally appropriate for all the Halloween weddings this year.
“I Don't Like It, I Love It” - Robin Thicke feat. Flo Rida
Upbeat, catchy, and fun - three important ingredients of a wedding must-play. This song has definite summer vibes that you'll want to dance to all year long.
“Lean On” – Major Lazer and DJ Snake
"Lean On" was everywhere this summer, and topped the charts all over the world. It's a dancehall mega-hit that will get everyone dancing, so it should definitely be on your "must play" list.