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Top 120 Wedding Recessional Songs


Your wedding recessional song accompanies a pretty magical moment: when you first walk (don’t trip!) back down the aisle as a newly married couple! So it’s important to choose a song you really love. Fortunately, we are here to help you make that big decision with our hand-selected recommendations…

At Encore Musicians we’ve helped thousands of couples choose their wedding music, so we’re experts at picking out the very best wedding walk-out songs. 

Whether you’re into gospel, a capella, organ music, punk rock, swing and jive music, or just some piano covers, we can sort you out. So what are you waiting for, let’s dive in!

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Most Popular Wedding Recessional Songs

This hand-picked list of wedding recessional songs features all the crowd favourites. From the oldest to the youngest, these songs are guaranteed to make everyone smile and cheer!

  1. Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
  2. You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman
  3. Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
  4. On This Day – David Pomeranz
  5. Bring Me Sunshine – Morecambe & Wise
  6. Rule the World – Take That
  7. Wedding March – Felix Mendelssohn
  8. Best Day of My Life – American Authors
  9. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  10. You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates
  11. Evergreen (Love Theme from “A Star Is Born”) – Barbra Streisand
  12. Ode to Joy – Beethoven
  13. For Once in My Life – Stevie Wonder
  14. Up Around The Bend – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  15. We Go Together – John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
  16. I Was Born To Love You – Freddie Mercury
  17. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson


Best Wedding Recessional Songs

The moment you walk down the aisle is a special one, so choose one of these songs to add that element of excitement you’ve been looking for…

  1. Beautiful Day – U2
  2. She Is Love – Oasis
  3. It Had to Be You – Harry Connick, Jr.
  4. Music for the Royal Fireworks – Suite, HWV 351: IV. – Handel
  5. Love You I Do – Jennifer Hudson
  6. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  7. The Edge Of Glory – Lady Gaga
  8. Canon and Gigue in D Major: I. Canon – J.S. Bach Orchestra
  9. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do – ABBA
  10. Be Our Guest – Beauty and the Beast
  11. Salut D’amour – Elgar
  12. Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046: 1. – Bach
  13. Verdi: Aida: Triumphal March & Ballet – Giuseppe Verdi
  14. Love and Marriage – Frank Sinatra
  15. Anything Could Happen – Ellie Goulding


Funny Wedding Recessional Songs

No wedding is complete without some laughter. So make your friends and family giggle as you dancing down the aisle to these funny wedding songs!

  1. I Don’t Love You – My Chemical Romance
  2. Nothing Lasts Forever – Echo & the Bunnymen
  3. Never Ever- All Saints
  4. One More Time – Daft Punk
  5. Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri
  6. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling – The Righteous Brothers
  7. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John ft. Kiki Dee
  8. Every Breath You Take – The Police
  9. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
  10. Gold Digger – Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx
  11. Wannabe – Spice Girls
  12. Relight My Fire – Take That ft. Lulu


Traditional Wedding Recessional Songs

If you’re after some old school classics then this list of traditional wedding music will help! Add a nod to the past and the heritage of marriage with these amazing songs…

  1. Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
  2. One Hand, One Heart – Bernstein
  3. Coronation March from Crown Imperial – Sir William Walton
  4. Wedding Song – Noel Paul Stookey
  5. Ave Maria – Schubert
  6. Fugue in E-Flat Major – from St. Anne, Johann S. Bach
  7. Allegro Maestoso from Water Music Suite – George F. Handel
  8. Prelude in C Major – Bach
  9. Le Rondeau – Mouret
  10. “Ode to Joy” from Symphony no. 9 – Beethoven
  11. Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach
  12. Largo from Xerxes – Handel
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Upbeat Wedding Recessional Songs

Dance your way down the aisle to these upbeat tunes. Even your grandparents will dance to these!

  1. Bel Air – Lana Del Rey
  2. The Best of Me – Cliff Richard
  3. Accidentally In Love – Counting Crows
  4. Amazed – Lonestar
  5. Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
  6. I Was Born To Love You – Freddie Mercury
  7. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
  8. Hakuna Matata – The Lion King
  9. Wedding Day – Bee Gees
  10. Love Lust – King Charles
  11. If I Fall to Your Heart – Derwent Hannon
  12. Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  13. Love Story – Taylor Swift
  14. Any Other Name – Original – Thomas Newman


Instrumental Wedding Recessional Songs

Walking back down the aisle is a special moment, so add these instrumental songs to your wedding playlist and create that chilled out vibe you’ve been wanting!

  1. You’ve Got A Friend – Joanna Wang
  2. I Believe In A Thing Called Love – Branches
  3. Here Comes The Sun – Imaginary Future
  4. Crazy In Love – Daniela Andrade
  5. 2U – Landon Austin and Chelsea Hope
  6. Sugar – Ebony Day ft. Jake Coco
  7. Every Breath You Take – Aaron Krause ft. Liza Anne
  8. Love Me Like You Do – Beth
  9. Never Gonna Give You Up – Alex Cornell
  10. Lovesong – Colin & Caroline
  11. Perfect – Gardiner Sisters ft. Peter Hollens
  12. Make You Feel My Love – ortoPilot
  13. Cheerleader – Suzan & Freek
  14. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Ingrid Michaelson


R&B Wedding Recessional Songs

Turn your wedding day into a wedding party with these old-school R&B tunes. Haven’t you always dreamt of having Marvin Gaye at your wedding ceremony?

  1. You Are Everything– Stylistics
  2. Ain’t Nobody – Aint Nobody
  3. Endless Love – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
  4. Ain’t That Love – Ray Charles
  5. Hallelujah, I Love Her So – Ray Charles
  6. Baby, I Need Your Loving – Four Tops
  7. At Last – Etta James
  8. You’re My Latest, Greatest Inspiration – Teddy Pendergrass
  9. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
  10. Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  11. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  12. Just My Imagination – The Temptations


Christian Wedding Recessional Songs

What better way to send you off to the wedding reception of your dreams than some of your favourite bangers…

  1. Come Down O Love Divine
  2. Say I Won’t – MercyMe
  3. He Is – Crowder
  4. Amazing Grace
  5. Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer
  6. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
  7. On Our Way – MercyMe feat. Sam Wesley
  8. Hallelujah (Accompaniment Track) – Kelley Mooney
  9. What a Beautiful Name – BYU Vocal Point & David Archuleta
  10. You Say – Lauren Daigle
  11. Good God Almighty – Crowder
  12. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
  13. Battle Belongs – Phil Wickham


Piano Wedding Recessional Songs

Piano covers are an easy way to keep the costs down and mix the modern chilled out vibe with a traditional touch. Win, win, win!

  1. All Of Me – John Legend
  2. Amazed – Lonestar
  3. Amazing Day – Coldplay
  4. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
  5. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  6. All I Want Is You – Barry Louis Polisar
  7. Chanson de Matin (Piano) – Edward Elgar
  8. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  9. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  10. Everything – Michael Buble
  11. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

Matt Venvell

Matt is a recent Music Graduate of Oxford University. He now splits his time between being a freelance drummer/percussionist and a content writer. In between these, Matt loves to learn about how the world works, enjoys the outdoors, and is always looking for more music recommendations.

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