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The Best '80s Songs For Weddings

Updated February 5, 2020 186 votes 14 voters43 items

What are some good '80s songs to play at a wedding? To answer that question, let's rank the best '80s songs for weddings that not only define the decade, but persist at every wedding reception decades later.

The 1980s must have been a great decade to get married, because it is full of songs about that very subject. From the obvious choice of Billy Idol's "White Wedding" to a more stylistic approach with A-Ha's "Take on Me," people must have been getting hitched left and right throughout the '80s. There are great 80s slow dance songs, '80s first dance songs, '80s wedding dance songs, and '80s love songs for weddings. You'll also find '80s father daughter dance songs on this list. Looking for an '80s rock father daughter dance song? "Sweet Child o' Mine" could be a great option.

Cyndi Lauper's career-defining track, "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" is one of the best '80s dance songs for weddings. "Take My Breath Away" is one of the great '80s wedding songs for the first dance. There are just so many '80s wedding dance songs, from the Bryan Adams hit "Summer of '69" to "Come on Eileen" by Dexys Midnight Runners.

Vote up your favorite '80s weddings songs, and if you think we're missing any, feel free to help build this '80s wedding songs playlist.