Our Top 5 Wedding Reception Songs

The Hitmen Trio have a number of favourite wedding reception songs that we turn to to get the dance-floor grooving.

It is soooooo difficult of course to pick just 5 wedding reception songs, but in the interest of diversity we will select five excellent tunes from different genres and eras that surprise and delight and we on the stage can feel the reaction!

As people who have experienced our sets will know we rarely play a song ‘straight’ and we like to mix up our genres and song structures to create something original that captures the audiences imagination.

1. King of the Swingers

This is one of the great wedding reception songs for the whole family dynamic and loosens up the dancefloor for the extended family and kids really get involved here with more than a few uncles making monkeys of themselves. The song is played very groovily and we make a feature of the ‘secret’ middle section!

2. Kiss – Prince

The iconic Prince is now immortal through music and his funk classic Kiss is known by all and ratchets up the pressure and raunchiness on the floor with this funky vocal and guitar song. Great to dance to and sing along we find that again this is a song that is enjoyed by all ages.

3. Just can’t get Enough- Depeche Mode

Party Anthem anyone? The Hitmen Trio started with just acoustic guitars but we have added some cool synth and keys into the rig and this song has one of the best opening keyboard riffs of any wedding reception songs that compels people (who were happy at table 20 chatting about the local gossip) stop and join the floor – great to sing along to and a wonderful song to ensure the party goes up another gear

4. Ride On – Christy Moore

This is probably the version we are most known for as we deconstruct what Christy Moore does and build up a high tempo and punchy song that lifts the roof on most weddings. Plenty of amazing guitar, harmony vocals and savage drums its an epic song and delivery, hard to describe, but if you were at a wedding you would remember it- guaranteed!

5. Insomnia – Faithless

Ever seen 200 people jump in unison. We have! When the distinctive Insomnia melody is played is seems to have a magic power…We can’t get no sleep…. enough said!

Those are our top picks for wedding reception songs, but you can read more songs on our Set List page.

Don’t agree with our top wedding song picks? Leave a comment below!

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