50 Best Wedding Dinner Songs / Music

Get ready for a feast of the finest wedding dinner music! Melbourne Entertainment Company is here to tantalize your ears and give you the ultimate aural experience for your wedding dinner.

What is a dinner song/music at weddings?

From smoky, sultry vibes to airy, light melodies – our wedding DJs have something to set everyone’s heart alight. Sweet soulful tunes on the side will certainly leave you wanting more and make your guests ‘mmm’ with delight. We have just the perfect ingredients to season your wonderful dinner songs, so let us serve you our 50 Best Wedding Dinner Songs and add some extra flavour to your special day!

how to pick the wedding dinner music

We picked our most played dinner songs for you to give your guests an unforgettable experience and leave them humming the melodies even after the evening ends! Whether you’re into smooth jazz, upbeat pop or zesty country tunes – our list has something for everyone.

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Top 50 Wedding Dinner Music songs

Take a look at our amazing playlist spanning all genres and decades as we bring you our top 50 wedding dinner songs. We’re sure you’ll find something to suit your taste!

1.

L ove On Top (Beyonce Cover)- John Canada

Starting off with this amazing cover of Beyonce’s hit single, this version by John Canada will be sure to get your guests on their feet and dancing around. An upbeat and soulful cover, it’ll make for a great opener as well as a tribute to Queen B!

Listen: Love On Top (Beyonce Cover) – John Canada

2.

Let Me Love You (Acoustic) – Mario

This classic R&B acoustic rendition of Mario’s hit song will have your guests swaying along to the sweet and soft melodies. With its gentle strumming and heartfelt vocals, this song is sure to capture hearts all around!

Listen: Let Me Love You (Acoustic) – Mario

3.

If I Ain’t Got You- Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys’ classic love ballad is a must-have when it comes to wedding dinner songs. With a soulful melody, it’ll be sure to bring out all the feelings of love in the air!

Listen: If I Ain’t Got You- Alicia Keys

4.

Moondance (1970)- Van Morrison

This classic by Van Morrison is a great choice for your guests to sit back, relax and enjoy their delicious meals with. It has a jazzy beat with catchy horns and gentle guitar, perfect for setting the mood for the night.

Listen: Moondance (1970) – Van Morrison

5.

L.O.V.E- Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole will surely bring some smiles around the table as everyone sings along to this melodic classic!

Listen: L.O.V.E- Nat King Cole

6.

Bubbly- Colbie Caillet

If this song can’t get you to chug down some bubbly, nothing will! Colbie Caillet’s catchy and upbeat melody is the perfect accompaniment to cheer the newlywed up a happy life.

Listen: Bubbly- Colbie Caillet

7.

Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran

This heartfelt love song captures the beauty of true love and will make everyone feel just as in love with their partners as they did on their special day.

Listen: Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran

8.

Talk Is Cheap- Chet Faker

Talk is cheap but this music ain’t! Chet Faker’s classic has a funky beat that’ll have your guests shimmying their shoulders and tapping their feet in time.

Listen: Talk Is Cheap – Chet Faker

9.

XO- John Mayer

John Mayer’s smooth and soulful vocals in this hit will make you swoon. This is a great song to put on to keep the energy of the night going.

Listen: XO- John Mayer

10.

Lovely Day – Bill Withers

It really has been a lovely day, and what better way to cap off the night than with Ball Withers’ classic upbeat jam? This is the perfect song to get your guests on their feet and dancing.

Listen: Lovely Day – Bill Withers

11.

Crazy Love – Van Morrison

Van Morrison’s “Crazy Love” is a classic for those romantic slow dances (and the secret flings we all hope to start at the end of them.)

Listen: Crazy Love – Van Morrison

12.

Man In The Mirror (Acoustic Version)- James Morrison

James Morrison goes from crooning love songs to the message of self-empowerment with his acoustic version of Michael Jackson’s timeless anthem.

Listen: Man In The Mirror (Acoustic Version)- James Morrison

13.

I Heard It Through The Grapevine- Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye continues the spirit of change with his signature brand of Motown soul in this banging tune!

Listen: I Heard It Through The Grapevine- Marvin Gaye

14.

Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder) Bossa Nova Version- Chris Delano

Chris Delano offers up a feel-good bossa nova version of Stevie Wonder’s iconic song, “Isn’t She Lovely?” that’ll have your guests swaying in the aisles.

Listen: Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder) Bossa Nova Version- Chris Delano

15.

Better Together- Jack Johnson

For ending on a high note, you can’t beat this Jack Johnson hit! if this song doesn’t get your toes tapping and memories flooding back you must not have any – after all, what couple didn’t sing along to that one?

Listen: Better Together- Jack Johnson

16.

Beyond- Leon Bridges

This song will take you right to the heart of wedding night bliss. This track has an unmistakable soulful sound that’ll make you want to sway side to side as if you were dancing during the civil rights era.

Listen: Beyond – Leon Bridges

17.

Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You- Lauryn Hill

This rendition should definitely be spinning somewhere on your wedding night, cos let’s face it who can keep their eyes off their significant other?!

Listen: Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You- Lauryn Hill

18.

Let’s Stay Together- Al Green

Al Green’s tune is a timeless classic that you can’t go wrong with. A true soul song by one of the best to ever do it, this track provides an unforgettable soundtrack experience (no pun intended!)

Listen: Let’s Stay Together- Al Green

19.

LOVER (You Dont Treat Me No Good No More)- Sonia Dada

Sonia Dada’s song sets a rather more dramatic tone for things – if you feel like your guests need a bit of heartache (aside from what they are getting from that beef carpaccio!) this one will do the trick.

Listen: LOVER (You Dont Treat Me No Good No More)- Sonia Dada

20.

Easy – Faith No More

If you want something a bit more upbeat to keep the energy going, Faith No More’s “Easy” is an easy choice for a wedding dinner music! Groove along with this track and keep it all about love.

Listen: Easy – Faith No More

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21.

Careless Whisper- George Michael

This iconic pop ballad is a classic for any occasion. George Michael’s crooning vocals and romantic lyrics will make you feel like you are in the middle of a love story.

Listen: Careless Whisper- George Michael

22.

I’ve Got A Woman- Ray Charles

Ray Charles’ soulful and bluesy track will have your guests singing along to the chorus in no time. A timeless classic, this song is impossible not to like.

Listen: I’ve Got A Woman- Ray Charles

23.

You To Me Are Everything (HQ)- The Real Thing

You know the feeling when everything just clicks? That’s what The Real Thing captures in this song. A classic from the 70s, your guests will be sure to dance the night away with this tune playing.

Listen: You To Me Are Everything (HQ)- The Real Thing

24.

Like I’m Gonna Lose You- Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor teams up with John Legend for a beautiful duet that will have you swaying and feeling all the love in the room.

Listen: Like I’m Gonna Lose You- Meghan Trainor

25.

Budapest- George Ezra

This track screams nostalgia and will have your guests reminiscing about the good old days (while also feeling all the feels!).

Listen: Budapest- George Ezra

26.

Me And Mrs Jones- Billy Paul

Billy Paul’s touch of soul and funk is the perfect way to eat your dinner while getting lost in the music.

Listen: Me And Mrs Jones- Billy Paul

27.

Al Last- Etta James

At last, dinner is served after a long day of celebration and Etta James’ classic will set the tone for a sweet moment of reflection.

Listen: Al Last- Etta James

28.

Say You Won’t Let Go- James Arthur

Don’t let go of that buffet just yet – let James Arthur’s gentle voice take you away with this hopeful love song.

Listen: Say You Won’t Let Go- James Arthur

29.

Dont Know Why (Lyrics)- Norah Jones

Norah Jones’ soothing lyrics are the ideal accompaniment to a lazy after-dinner conversation as you welcome your guests into the night.

Listen: Dont Know Why (Lyrics)- Norah Jones

30.

Love Foolosophy (Mondo Grosso Acoustic Version)- Jamiroquai

This upbeat and funky track will get your guests on their feet as the night continues. Its soulful vibes will have them dancing like a fool.

Listen: Love Foolosophy (Mondo Grosso Acoustic Version)- Jamiroquai

31.

Lost Without You- Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke’s smooth vocals will take you on a journey of love – the perfect way to keep your guests in a romantic mood as the night winds down.

Listen: Lost Without You – Robin Thicke

32.

Everything- Michael Bublé

Bublé is a staple to every sweet memorable occasion, and we just need to ad this song to our list. This song will remind you to appreciate all the small things in life that make it beautiful.

Listen: Everything- Michael Bublé

33.

False Alarm (Mohito Campfire Remix)- Matoma & Becky Hill

This lively remix of an already-catchy hit is sure to have your guests bouncing around and feeling the good vibes!

Listen: False Alarm (Mohito Campfire Remix)- Matoma & Becky Hill

34.

Crazy In Love (Cover)- Daniela Andrade

This acoustic version of one of Beyonce’s biggest and most iconic songs will have your guests singing along – and maybe even a few impromptu dance moves!

Listen: Crazy In Love (Cover)- Daniela Andrade

35.

Photograph- Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran will take you away with his signature sound in this heartfelt love song. A perfect way to cap off an evening of love and celebration, this song will stay with you long after the night is over.

Listen: Photograph- Ed Sheeran

36.

Hey Ya (Acoustic Cover)- Matt Weddle

Take OutKast’s classic and give it a unique acoustic makeover courtesy of Matt Weddle. Your dinner will elevate with the addition of this upbeat track, perfect for wedding dinner music!

Listen: Hey Ya (Acoustic Cover)- Matt Weddle

37.

Love Yourself- Justin Bieber

With vivacious and telegenic vocals, this lighthearted tune will bring joy to any wedding celebration.

Listen: Love Yourself – Justin Bieber

38.

Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran’s soothing vocals make this song an instant classic. Your guests will be sure to appreciate the beauty of this romantic tune, perfect for a dinner under the stars.

Listen: Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran

39.

Perfect Duet (with Beyoncé)- Ed Sheeran

Name a more iconic duet. We’ll wait. This beautiful collaboration between Ed Sheeran and Beyonce will have your guests mesmerized with its stunning vocals and captivating lyrics.Brad Paisley’s “Then” is a classic country love song that evokes powerful emotions of fondness and appreciation. It is sure to be a hit at your wedding cake-cutting ceremony as you celebrate the joyous occasion with those closest to you!

Listen: Perfect Duet (with Beyoncé) – Ed Sheeran

40.

How Long Do I Have To Wait For You- Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

This classic R&B track is sure to bring the party vibes! Your guests will be dancing (gently) along to this smooth, soulful sound as they enjoy their dinner.

Listen: How Long Do I Have To Wait For You- Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

41.

That Girl (Lyrics)- Justin Timberlake

Timberlake’s classic hit, That Girl, will make sure your guests don’t forget the night! Its fun beats and catchy chorus are perfect for setting off a memorable evening of celebration.

Listen: That Girl (Lyrics)- Justin Timberlake

42.

You Give Me Something- James Morrison

A classic track with an uplifting message, James Morrison’s You Give Me Something will give your guests a much-needed reminder of how special love can be.

Listen: You Give Me Something- James Morrison

43.

For The Love Of Jane – L.A.B.

Nothing goes better with a romantic evening than the soulful sound of L.A.B’s For The Love Of Jane. Its laid-back vibes will be sure to make your guests feel relaxed and appreciated.

Listen: For The Love Of Jane – L.A.B.

44.

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life- Stevie Wonder

This song just gives off a vibrant and positive energy, perfect for setting the tone for a romantic dinner. Your guests will be sure to enjoy singing along with this classic tune (not with their mouths full, we hope!)

Listen: You Are The Sunshine Of My Life- Stevie Wonder

45.

Just the Two of Us (Lyric Video)- Kaual 45 & Sweet Cocoa

This jaunty tune will definitely have you and your guests feeling cheerful and celebratory. With its goofy, carefree lyrics, this is the perfect cake-cutting song to let everyone know that they are happy to be there – no matter what.

Listen: Just the Two of Us (Lyric Video)- Kaual 45 & Sweet Cocoa

46.

Cold Heart (Acoustic)- Elton John and Dua Lipa

You know an iconic anthem is born when two music legends come together. Elton John and Dua Lipa’s dreamy duet will have you feeling like you’re living in a fairytale, perfect for those special moments with your loved one.

Listen: Cold Heart (Acoustic)- Elton John and Dua Lipa

47.

When Love Takes Over (Acoustic Cover)- Astrid S

Astrid S is the ultimate master when it comes to giving songs a unique and acoustic makeover. When Love Takes Over is no exception. Its romantic lyrics and heartfelt delivery will have your guests swooning over it all night long!

Listen: When Love Takes Over (Acoustic Cover)- Astrid S

48.

Give Me One Reason- Tracy Chapman

This song has a classic disco-funk beat that never fails to make everyone feel the joy of being alive. The lyrics suggest themes of friendship, togetherness and happiness, making it a celebratory anthem that’s sure to bring out everyone’s silly side!

Listen: Give Me One Reason- Tracy Chapman

49.

I Try- Macy Gray

The perfect blend of soul, hip hop and jazz, Macy Gray’s I Try is an instant classic. Its a complete combo of the past and present, sure to bring your dinner party to life with its uplifting vibes.

Listen: I Try- Macy Gray

50.

Something’s Got A Hold On Me- Etta James

The queen of soul, Etta James’ sultry voice is bound to create some romantic moments during your wedding dinner music. Its groovy beats and passionate lyrics will bring an old-school soul vibe to the night.

Listen: Something’s Got A Hold On Me- Etta James

How to Pick the Perfect Dinner Party Playlist

If you’re stuck for ideas, don’t hit the panic button just yet! Start by asking yourself what kind of atmosphere you want to create – is it a romantic dinner for two or an upbeat feast for ten?

Then get your music selection in the mix. Ditch traditional tunes if it’s not your style and try mixing up genres like grime with punk rock and indie folk. Whatever your guests love, make sure the wedding dinner music to cater to all tastes by adding some soul, some golden oldies funked up with a modern twist.

Likewise,  if you’re planning on a more relaxed evening, select some acoustic tunes that will bring the chill level up. Finally, don’t forget that this is the special day of the couple, so choose some tracks that will put them in the spotlight. It’s like a mini-karaoke session, so pick up some bangers they can belt out after dinner.

Recipe For The Ultimate Dinner Party

When your wedding day comes around, don’t just settle for a regular dinner party – let Melbourne Entertainment Company whip up the ultimate shindig finish with flair! We’ve got all the ingredients you need to keep the dancefloor pumping and the drinks clinking. Whether it’s a classic bit of soul, some old-school jazz or rustic acoustic sounds, our DJs have all the recipe for success. Don’t forget – all you need to do is choose our menu and we’ll take care of it from there. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get this party started!

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