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124 Awesome Hip-Hop Songs to Play at Your Wedding

124 Awesome Hip-Hop Songs to Play at Your Wedding

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If you’re looking for some amazing hip-hop wedding songs for your big day, I’ve got you! From slow tunes for walking down the aisle to upbeat songs everyone can dance to, I’ve rounded up a massive list of ideas to add to your playlist.

Let’s start with the best overall and work our way down, shall we?

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50 Best Hip Hop Wedding Songs Lists

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Adding a touch of hip hop to your wedding playlist means you can have an upbeat song list to set the mood for the happiest event in your life. Here are my favorites!

  1. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  2. Let’s Get Married -Jagged Edge
  3. Love WonJelly Roll & Struggle Jennings
  4. I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
  5. Pony– Ginuwine
  6. Treasure – Bruno Mars
  7. You’re all I need– Method Man & Mary J Blige
  8. Turn Down For What– Lil Jon
  9. Talk Dirty – Jason Derulo
  10. Beautiful– Snoop Dogg
  11. I’ll Make Love To You– Boyz II Men
  12. Please me Cardi B
  13. Crazy in LoveBeyoncé (featuring Jay-Z)
  14. Apache (Jump On It!) – Sugar Hill Gang
  15. Just Dance – Lady Gaga
  16. American boy– Estelle
  17. What Makes you BeautifulOne Direction
  18. California love – 2pac Shakur
  19. Hips Don’t Lie– Shakira
  20. Baby Got Back – Sir Mix A Lot
  21. Fire BurningSean Kingston
  22. Whoomp! There It Is – Tag Team
  23. Hey YaOutkast
  24. This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
  25. Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  26. Party in the U.S.A.Miley Cyrus
  27. Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon
  28. ForeverChris Brown
  29. I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
  30. Party Rock AnthemLMFAO
  31. Don’t Stop The MusicRihanna
  32. Timber – Pitbull ft. Ke$ha
  33. Time of Our LivesPitbull & Ne-Yo
  34. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
  35. Blurred LinesRobin Thicke, T.I. & Pharrell Williams
  36. Good Feelingg – Flo Rida
  37. Poker Face – Lady Gaga
  38. Celebration– Tyga
  39. It’s Gonna Be Me – N’Sync
  40. Bonnie and Clyde– Jay Z & Beyoncé
  41. Everybody Backstreet Boys
  42. Wake Me Up – Avicii
  43. Yeah – Usher
  44. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  45. It takes two– Rob Base
  46. Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child
  47. Just us DJ Khaled
  48. Hot in Herre – Nelly
  49. How to loveLil Wayne
  50. Arms around you Xxxtentacion

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37 First Dance Hip-Hop Wedding Songs

bride and groom dancing their first dance

Most people go with soft, slow numbers and romantic tracks for the first dance at their wedding. But some couples might be in love with the idea of groovy hip-hop songs for their first dance as newlyweds.

But what would be the right songs to dance to for the first time at your own wedding? Check out my recommendations!

  1. LoveKendrick Lamar (featuring Zacari)
  2. Bound 2Kanye West (featuring Charlie Wilson)
  3. I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get  — Method Man (featuring Mary J. Blige)
  4. The LightCommon
  5. DilemmaNelly (featuring Kelly Rowland)
  6. Temptations2Pac
  7. PerfectDave East (featuring Chris Brown)
  8. Best I Ever HadDrake
  9. I Need LoveLL Cool J
  10. 21 Questions50 Cent (featuring Nate Dogg)
  11. What You WantMase (featuring Total)
  12. Super BassNicki Minaj
  13. Make Me BetterFabolous (featuring Ne-Yo)
  14. RedboneChildish Gambino
  15. LoyaltyKendrick Lamar (featuring Rihanna)
  16. Bonita ApplebumA Tribe Called Quest
  17. NonameMontego Bae (featuring Ravyn Lenae)
  18. How’s It Goin’ DownDMX
  19. Say ItTory Lanez
  20. Ex Calling6lack
  21. Raise Your Glass P!nk
  22. Pon de Replay –  Rihanna
  23. Uptown Funk –  Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  24. Let’s Get It Started –  The Black Eyed Peas
  25. Here for the Party–  Gretchen Wilson
  26. Wagon Wheel –  Darius Rucker
  27. Light Up The NightProtomen
  28. Livin’ Our Love SongJason Michael Carroll
  29. Pursuit of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix)Kid Cudi
  30. Peanut Butter JellyGalantis
  31. I Love You Always ForeverBetty Who
  32. Lil BitNelly, Florida Georgia Line
  33. Forever Now (Say Yes)Kristian Bush
  34. MillionaireCash Cash and Digital Farm Animals
  35. All of The LightsKanye West
  36. One Margarita Luke Bryan
  37. Good Day for Marrying YouDavid Barnes

Don’t forget to check these black wedding songs too!

37 Best Hip-Hop Wedding Entrance Songs

black bride and groom floating in the air

When you think of a wedding entrance and the walk down the aisle, a soft and beautiful song might start to play in your head.

But that doesn’t have to be the norm – and you can add some rhythm and beats to your special moment. Why not make a groovy entrance to your own wedding with these ideas? [1]

  1. Good as Hell Lizzo
  2. Mood 4 Eva–  Beyoncé with Jay Z, Oumou Sangaré and Childish Gambino
  3. Loco Contigo –  DJ Snake, J. Balvin, and Tyga
  4. Higher Love –   Whitney Houston, remixed  Kygo
  5. Señorita –  Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
  6. Electricity –  Dua Lipa ft. Mark Ronson and Diplo
  7. HandClap –  Fitz and the Tantrums
  8. Can’t Stop the Feeling –  Justin Timberlake
  9. Dynamite –  Taio Cruz
  10. Shut Up and Dance –  Walk the Moon
  11. Feel So Close –  Calvin Harris
  12. Take Me Home Tonight Eddie Money
  13. Party Rock Anthem –  LMFAO
  14. XO–  Beyoncé
  15. 24K Magic –  Bruno Mars
  16. Close to Me Ellie Goulding
  17. Closer –   Tegan and Sara
  18. Crazy in Love –  Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z
  19. I Don’t Care –  Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber
  20. Marry You –  Bruno Mars
  21. Cake  The Ocean DNCE
  22. Throw it Back Missy Elliott
  23. I Like It –  Cardi B. ft. Bad Bunny and J Balvin
  24. Real Love –  Mary J. Blige
  25. Run This Town –  Jay Z ft. Rihanna
  26. Ready or Not –  The Fugees
  27. Feels So Good –  Mase
  28. All the Way Up –  Fat Joe and Remy Ma, ft. Jay Z, French Montana, Infrared
  29. Love In This Club Usher
  30. Make Me Feel –  Janelle Monáe
  31. Mi GenteJ Balvin and Willy Williams ft. Beyoncé
  32. Suavemente Elvis Crespo
  33. DespacitoLuis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee
  34. Danza KuduroDon Omar & Lucenzo
  35. Vivir Mi VidaMarc Anthony 
  36. Las FloresCafé Tacuba
  37. Gasonlina Daddy Yankee

FAQs About Hip-Hop Wedding Songs

So, now you are armed with a list of the grooviest, most romantic hip-hop songs that can work perfectly for your wedding day. [2] Do you still have questions? Then check out the answers!

Can you play rap at a wedding?

If it’s your wedding, then absolutely. There are no rules. Play whatever song you’d like. However, if you’re DJing a wedding for the first time, check with the couple before playing rap music. That goes for any alternative music style.

What was the first hip-hop love song?

It might surprise you to know that the first-ever bona fide ballad in the rap and hip hop genre was not until 1987! The song was I Need Love and this masterpiece was by LL Cool J who won the hearts of romantic music lovers all over the world. This song is a popular addition to wedding playlists – even today!

What are the best hip-hop wedding songs of all time?

Tracks like The Light by Common, Bonita Applebum by A Tribe Called Quest, Beautiful by Snoop Dogg, and 21 Questions by 50 Cent top the lists of the best hip-hop wedding tunes ever.

Final Words

Hip-hop songs can be a fun way to beat the monotony of slow wedding playlists. As you can see, there’s at least one perfect song for every aspect of your big day!

References

  • 1. Merlis B. Best Hip-Hop Love Songs: 25 Tracks For 808s And Soulmates | uDiscover [Internet]. uDiscover Music. 2021 [cited 2021 Dec 22]. Available from: https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/best-hip-hop-love-songs/
  • 2. Pereira A. 100 Best Hip-Hop Love Songs [Internet]. Spinditty. [cited 2021 Dec 22]. Available from: https://spinditty.com/genres/100-Best-Hip-Hop-Love-Songs
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