The Ultimate LGBTQ+ Wedding Playlist: 120 Songs

Music is an essential part of any celebration; it sets the tone for your event and makes it more memorable. This is especially true for a wedding, where your choice of songs can add more depth and meaning to your ceremony and reception.

If you want to create an LGBTQ+ wedding playlist with music from LGBTQ+ artists and icons, some excellent choices include “All the Lovers” by Kylie Minogue, “Revolution Lover” by Left at London, and “Angel Baby” by Troye Sivan.

A list of over 70 LGBTQ+ wedding songs is provided below, which you can incorporate into different parts of your ceremony and reception.

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Songs to Include in Your LGBTQ+ Wedding Playlist

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1. You Happened – The Prom (musical) (2018)

And no more hiding how we feel anymore

I won’t hide if you’re by my side

This upbeat, lovely duet from The Prom features a lesbian couple asking each other to go to prom, agreeing to come out and be with one another. It is an excellent choice for lesbian couples or any LGBTQ+ couple who loves Broadway musicals.

2. Born This Way – Lady Gaga (2011)

I’m beautiful in my way ’cause God makes no mistakes

I’m on the right track, baby, I was born this way

This iconic anthem preaches self-love and acceptance, especially for those who feel like society does not tolerate them for who they are. This song can be an amazing backdrop for wedding party introductions, or it can get the party on the dance floor started.

3. Not a Phase – Jessie Paege, Lucy & La Mer (2019)

It’s not a phase

I know I want you

“Maybe it’s just a phase,” is something that most LGBTQ+ couples have heard in their lifetime. This song takes that misconception and turns it on its head—show everyone that you love your partner and that it is not a phase.

4. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston (1987)

Oh, I wanna dance with somebody

I wanna feel the heat with somebody

Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody

With somebody who loves me

Whitney Houston is considered by many to be a beloved gay icon. Add this lively dance-pop song to your LGBTQ+ wedding playlist and get everyone screaming with glee on the dance floor. 

5. All the Lovers – Kylie Minogue (2010)

All the lovers that have gone before

They don’t compare

To you

Another LGBTQ+ ally and icon, this pop song from Kylie Minogue is all about being with the one who eclipses all your past relationships. This can be a perfect song for your first dance or even your grand exit and send-off.

6. We Found Love – Rihanna, featuring Calvin Harris (2011)

Now we’re standing side by side

As your shadow crosses mine

What it takes to come alive

This passionate dance-pop track by Rihanna and Calvin Harris is an excellent addition to your LGBTQ+ wedding song checklist for an unforgettable, enjoyable reception.

7. Believe – Cher (1998)

Well, I know that I’ll get through this

‘Cause I know that I am strong

Another gay icon, this release from Cher is a song about resilience and persistence. Adding this to your playlist for an LGBTQ+ wedding will get everyone lip-syncing, emoting, and dancing on the dance floor.

8. Chosen Family – Rina Sawayama (2020)

We don’t need to be related to relate

We don’t need to share genes or a surname

You are, you are

My chosen, chosen family

This sentimental and heartfelt song is about finding a family who loves and accepts you for who you are. You can play this song at your reception to tell your chosen family how thankful you are for their support and presence. 

9. Take Me To Church – Hozier (2013)

The only Heaven I’ll be sent to

Is when I’m alone with you

This soulful, passionate, and poignant song from Hozier talks about a relationship in the face of discrimination from the Church. This is a sad reality for many LGBTQ+ couples. However, your wedding is a compelling way to reclaim your happiness and power from all the hardships you have faced.

10. Come to My Window – Melissa Etheridge (1993)

Wait by the light of the moon

Come to my window

I’ll be home soon

This soulful, guitar-driven rock song by Melissa Etheridge talks about longing and love. One option you have is to play this as the guests enter the reception venue; you can also have it play in the background during the reception itself.

11. Simply the Best – Noah Reid (2018)

You’re simply the best

Better than all the rest

Better than anyone

Anyone I ever met

This rendition of the classic from Bonnie Tyler and then Tina Turner comes from the beloved sitcom “Schitt’s Creek.” A more stripped-down, acoustic version, Reid’s cover will be a heartfelt addition to your LGBTQ+ wedding playlist.

12. I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross (1980)

I’m coming out

I want the world to know

Got to let it show

In this release from the diva and icon Diana Ross, the lyrics sing about self-expression and identity. As such, it has become an anthem for the LGBTQ+ community. This can be a perfect song for wedding party introductions or the grand send-off.

13. True Colors – Cyndi Lauper (1986)

So don’t be afraid to let them show

Your true colors

True colors are beautiful

Like a rainbow

This heartwarming anthem for the LGBTQ+ community delivers a powerful message of acceptance and understanding. The poignant lyrics and melody make it perfect for a first dance or even a dance with a parent.

14. Kiss of Life – Kylie Minogue, Jessie Ware (2020)

Keep your eyes on my lips

Sweet sugar highs

Give me the kiss of life

This disco collaboration between Kylie Minogue and Jessie Ware will keep the energy high during your reception. It will surely get your guests lipsynching and feeling sexy.

15. Dance With You – The Prom (musical) (2018)

I just wanna dance with you

Let the whole world melt away

And dance with you

Who cares what other people say?

Another song from the cast recording of The Prom, “Dance With You” is an emotional song about the simplicity of wanting to be with someone. As its title suggests, this song will be perfect for a first dance.

16. It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls (1982)

It’s raining men, hallelujah, it’s raining men, amen

I’m gonna go out to run and let myself get

Absolutely soaking wet

This campy, upbeat pop classic is a joyous anthem about celebrating the diversity of men. Including this in your wedding playlist for your LGBTQ+ wedding will get everyone singing and dancing along.

17. Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland (1939)

Somewhere over the rainbow

Skies are blue

And the dreams that you dare to dream

Really do come true

This classic ballad from gay icon Judy Garland will work wonderfully when played during a quiet moment of reflection. Consider playing it as your guests enter the wedding venue, arrive at the reception, or even as they eat dinner.

18. Same Love – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, featuring Mary Lambert (2012)

Strip away the fear

Underneath it’s all the same love

About time that we raised up

This release from Macklemore, Lewis, and Lambert was truly a pioneering hip-hop song about the struggle for gay rights and acceptance; Macklemore said he was inspired by gay relatives. The track’s heartfelt and passionate lyrics make it perfect for a moment of unity and support.

19. You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) – Sylvester (1978)

You make me feel mighty real

You make me feel mighty real

This high-energy disco classic’s infectious and joyous beat will get you and your guests on the dance floor the moment you hear the first note.

20. Let’s Have a Kiki – Scissor Sisters (2012)

I’m gonna let you have it

Let’s have a kiki

I wanna have a kiki

Your LGBTQ+ wedding song playlist will not be complete without a dance-pop track—or 10 of them. This song by Scissor Sisters will get everyone dancing and having a good time.

21. I Choose You – Sara Bareilles (2013)

Tell the world that we finally got it all right

I choose you

I will become yours and you will become mine

I choose you

This beautiful, heartfelt song talks about choosing someone as your partner for the rest of your life—regardless of the challenges and people who disapprove. This is a breathtaking choice for your first dance.

22. Girls/Girls/Boys – Panic! at the Disco (2013)

And never did I think that I

Would be caught in the way you got me

But girls love girls and boys

And love is not a choice

This song celebrates bisexuality in all of its beautiful glory. More than that, the song encourages everyone to live their truth as freely, courageously, and confidently as they can. This makes it a fitting song to play during your wedding reception.

23. MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) – Lil Nas X (2021)

If Eve ain’t in your garden, you know that you can

Call me when you want, call me when you need

Call me in the morning, I’ll be on the way

This sensual, naughty song talks about embracing one’s desires and acting on them. Besides being an excellent choice for your dance party, you can even play this during traditions like a garter toss.

24. Me and My Husband – Mitski (2018)

And I am the idiot with the painted face

In the corner, taking up space

But when he walks in, I am loved, I am loved

This touching, heartwarming song from Mitski talks about unconditional and lifelong love from one’s partner. This can be a unique and breathtaking song to play as your partner walks down the aisle or during your first dance.

25. She Keeps Me Warm – Mary Lambert (2013)

She says I smell like safety and home

I named both of her eyes forever and please-don’t-go

This tender love song from Mary Lambert speaks about the experience of lesbian love, perfect for a slow dance or romantic moment.

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26. Revolution Lover – Left at London (2018)

I know we’ll make it out of this one alive

And we’ll be alright

Revolution lover

This alternative/indie release from lesbian nonbinary trans woman artist Left at London talks about perseverance and resilience. As the song’s lyrics say, there is no challenge you cannot overcome without each other—a beautiful message for newlyweds. This can be a magical choice for a first dance.

27. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy – Queen (1977)

Set my alarm, turn on my charm

That’s because I’m a good old-fashioned loverboy

As its title suggests, this song from Queen is all about being a traditional romantic—wanting to spend the night with your lover, doing whatever you two enjoy, and thinking about them when you are not together. This is perfect for a reception.

28. we fell in love in october – girl in red (2018)

Looking at the stars

Admiring from afar

My girl, my girl, my girl

You will be my girl

This alternative/indie release from contemporary queer icon girl in red tells the story of—as the title denotes—falling in love with a girl in October. The smooth melody and somewhat vintage production make it ideal for your reception or even your first dance.

29. So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings  – Caroline Polachek (2021)

I get a little lonely

Get a little more close to me

You’re the only one who knows me, babe

So hot, you’re hurtin’ my feelings (woo)

This song from Caroline Polachek is a fantastic song to dedicate to your partner who looks stunning on your special day. Its lyrics speak of the powerfully emotional feeling that is being in love with someone.

30. You Are – Pixie Labrador, featuring Erin Lee (2020)

You are warmth in December

And you bloom just like May

You’re so beautiful to me

And it drives me insane

This romantic acoustic song by Pixie Labrador and Erin Lee will melt everyone’s hearts. This is a gorgeous choice for a partner’s entrance during the ceremony or the first dance at the reception.

31. Run Away With Me – Carly Rae Jepsen (2015)

‘Cause you make me feel like

I could be driving you all night

And I’ll find your lips in the streetlights

Carly Rae Jepsen is a beloved artist in the LGBTQ+ community; her songs are undeniable anthems. Run Away With Me will be a perfect addition to your LGBTQ+ wedding playlist for your dance party or grand exit.

32. Your Song – Elton John (1970)

I hope you don’t mind

That I put down in the words

How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

Gay singer, songwriter, and icon Elton John  has produced countless hits throughout his illustrious career. Your Song is a romantic song that will be perfect for any LGBTQ+ couple, as there are no gendered pronouns—a conscious choice by lyricist Bernie Taupin.

33. Love Is Love – Starley (2020)

We’ve got to hold on real tight

You know we only have each other

So long you open up your eyes

‘Cause love is love, oh

This catchy pop song by Starley contains a heartwarming message about unity and acceptance. This song will surely bring everyone together on the dance floor.

34. Raise Your Glass – P!nk (2010)

So raise your glass if you are wrong

In all the right ways

All my underdogs

We will never be, never be, anything but loud

For all the gender-nonconforming individuals who feel as if they are society’s outcasts, this is a catchy and impactful anthem about embracing yourself. This will get everyone’s energy levels through the roof during the dance party.

35. Love on Top – Beyoncé (2011)

Baby, it’s you

You’re the one I love

You’re the one I need

You’re the only one I see

This upbeat pop and contemporary R&B fusion has catchy lyrics and an addictive melody. Beyoncé’s soulful voice knows no limits, just like your relationship, and as the song’s key changes, everyone is bound to get up and start dancing the night away.

36. Honey – Kehlani (2017)

All, all, all, all the pretty girls in the world

But I’m in this space with you

This acoustic R&B song about same-sex love is soulful and sweet and a gorgeous choice for a slow dance or romantic moment.

37. Finally – CeCe Peniston (1991)

​​Finally, you’ve come along

The way I feel about you, it just can’t be wrong

If you only knew the way I feel about you

I just can’t describe it, oh no no

This dance anthem from the 90s talks about the magic of finally finding the person of your dreams—your partner, with whom you will be spending the rest of your life.

38. Angel Baby – Troye Sivan (2021)

You came out the blue on a rainy night

No lie

I’ll tell you how I almost died

While you’re bringing me back to life

Gay actor, singer, and songwriter Troye Sivan released Angel Baby in 2021, becoming one of his most popular songs today. This song talks about finding someone who has given you renewed hope and strength for life.

39. My Prerogative – Britney Spears (2004)

People can take everything away from you

But they can never take away your truth

But the question is

Can you handle mine?

This 2004 release from icon Britney Spears is about living your truth fearlessly and loudly. This can be a powerful—not to mention catchy—addition to an LGBTQ+ playlist for your wedding.

40. Marry You – Bruno Mars (2010)

Is it the look in your eyes or is it this dancing juice?

Who cares, baby, I think I wanna marry you, oh

If you want a playful and upbeat song to encapsulate your spontaneous and happy-go-lucky nature, Bruno Mars’s Marry You fits the bill perfectly.

41. Love Wins – Carrie Underwood (2018)

And we’ll never fall if we walk hand in hand

Put a world that seems broken together again

Yeah I, I believe in the end love wins

Carrie Underwood has a rich discography filled with wedding songs. For an LGBTQ+ wedding, if you are looking to make a political statement at your ceremony or reception, her Love Wins release from 2018 will be an excellent choice.

42. You Need to Calm Down – Taylor Swift (2019)

You need to just stop

Like, can you just not step on my gown?

You need to calm down

This infectiously addictive release from the iconic Taylor Swift is a perfect way to show the haters that no matter what they say, you will stay empowered and live your best life.

43. Spectrum (Say My Name) – Florence + the Machine (2011)

Say my name

And every colour illuminates

We are shining

And we will never be afraid again

This indie pop EDM song talks about identity, love, and self-expression. This will be a perfect addition to your LGBTQ+ wedding reception playlist, as it will surely get your guests up and dancing.

44. At Last – Etta James (1960)

At last

My love has come along

My lonely days are over

And life is like a song

If you want a retro classic song to add to your wedding playlist, consider Etta James’s At Last. Its lyrics speak of the life-changing magic of finding the love of your life—suddenly, life is worth living once again.

45. Girl – The Internet, featuring KAYTRANADA (2015)

Would you let me call you my girl, my girlfriend, my girlfriend?

I can give you the life you deserve, just say the word, baby

And I got you, darlin’ I got you

This R&B/soul release from The Internet is smooth, sensual, and perfect for your first dance with your partner. The lyrics talk about being prepared to give everything your partner wants, including the life they deserve.

46. Love You Like a Love Song – Selena Gomez & The Scene (2011)

I, I love you like a love song, baby (oh)

And I keep hitting repeat-peat-peat-peat-peat-peat

This electro-pop track by Selena Gomez and The Scene will be an exciting addition to your reception playlist for an LGBTQ+ wedding. Its lyrics talk about an addictive type of love, complete with beats that will get your guests flocking toward the dance floor.

47. Hold Each Other – A Great Big World, featuring Futuristic (2015)

Something happens when I hold her

She keeps my heart from getting older

This entrancing pop ballad from A Great Big World features LGBTQ+ love in its lyrics, making it a beautiful addition to your wedding playlist. 

48. Love Thy Neighbor – The Prom (musical) (2018)

Those immortal words that Jesus said

There’s one rule that trumps them all

Love Thy Neighbor

Another song from The Prom, Love Thy Neighbor talks about some of the hypocrisies that arise when you cherrypick from the Bible. Instead, the song funnily and addictively encourages everyone to accept each other for who they are—a great message for an LGBTQ+ wedding.

49. Make Me Feel – Janelle Monáe (2018)

Baby, don’t make me spell it out for you

All of the feelings that I’ve got for you

Can’t be explained, but I can try for you

This electrifying funk-pop song by Janelle Monáe—a nonbinary and pansexual icon— has an irresistible bassline with undeniable Prince influences. All in all, it is a provocative celebration of fluid sexuality. The beats are bound to keep your guests grooving all night.

50. Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel (1977)

I took the good times, I’ll take the bad times

I’ll take you just the way you are

This song is a timeless classic, boasting soothing melodies and beautiful lyrics that talk about unconditional love. Add this to your ultimate LGBTQ+ wedding playlist as your first dance song—or even the song for your partner as they walk down the aisle.

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51. Pull Shapes – The Pipettes (2006)

Dance with me, pretty boy, tonight (Tonight)

Dance with me and we’ll be all right (Be all right)

This vintage-inspired pop song from The Pipettes celebrates the pure joy one gets from dancing. It has an upbeat tempo, fun lyrics, and playful harmonies, making it an irresistible choice for keeping the dance floor packed and energized.

52. I Do – Jessie James Decker (2014)

I’ll love you ’til the end of time

I wanna spend forever with you

I do, I do, I do

If you want to add a touch of country pop to your playlist for an LGBTQ+ wedding, Jessie James Decker’s I Do is a gorgeous choice. With its sincere lyrics and romantic melody, this song will be perfect as you walk down the aisle or have your first dance.

53. Shine – Regine Velasquez (2005)

You make me shine, shine

Like the stars in the heavens

A Filipina gay icon, Regine Velasquez’s Shine is a sweet and melodic song that talks about being the best version of yourself because of your partner. The song’s structure makes it ideal for a first dance at your reception, but you can also use it as an entrance song or even as background music to your wedding video.

54. Moment 4 Life – Nicki Minaj, featuring Drake (2010)

I wish that I could have this moment for life

For life, for life

‘Cause in this moment, I just feel so alive

Alive, alive

This collaboration between gay icon Nicki Minaj and Drake will be an addictive, head-bopping addition to your LGBTQ+ wedding playlist for a reception. The lyrics talk about savoring a moment that makes you feel alive.

55. Strangers – Halsey, featuring Lauren Jauregui (2017)

We’re not lovers, we’re just strangers

With the same damn hunger

To be touched, to be loved, to feel anything at all

A modern pop anthem from two bisexual artists, Strangers is a nuanced exploration of same-sex attraction and love. Add it to your LGBTQ+ playlist for a wedding and play it during your dance party.

56. Androgynous – The Replacements (1984)

She’s happy with the way she looks

She’s happy with her gender

And they love each other so

Androgynous

This rock ballad from The Replacements is an anthem for androgynous and gender-nonconforming couples. The powerful lyrics, paired with a groovy melody, celebrate individuality and will get your guests dancing in no time.

57. You’ve Got the Love – Florence + the Machine (2008)

Sometimes I feel like saying “Lord I just don’t care”

But you’ve got the love I need to see me through

This cover of an 80s song by Florence + the Machine is an impactful song about the enduring power of love and the strength it gives you. Its sound is reminiscent of the gospel, and Florence’s vocals drive the point home in this showstopping track.

58. Follow Your Arrow – Kacey Musgraves (2013)

You’re damned if you do

And you’re damned if you don’t

So you might as well just do

Whatever you want

This country song has one message: be who you are. People will have comments no matter what you do or who you are with, so just be yourself. This is a powerful message to include in your LGBTQ+ wedding.

59. Closer – Tegan and Sara (2013)

Here comes the breath before we get, a little bit closer

Here comes the rush before we touch, come a little closer

This alternative dance-pop song from Tegan and Sara—both openly gay musicians—talks about intimacy, attraction, and sexual tension. With such a catchy melody, this LGBTQ+ wedding song will be an excellent addition to your playlist. 

60. When I Knew – Eleanor Friedberger (2013)

And when she spoke I listened

Yeah yeah yeah that was when I knew

This indie rock song by Eleanor Friedberger talks about the moment you realize you are in love with someone. The honest lyrics, paired with a beautiful melody, can add a touch of sincerity to your playlist for an LGBTQ+ wedding.

61. Bi – Living Colour (1993)

Eating with the girls and laughing with the guys

Everybody loves you when you’re bi

But the tension and the passion’s double amplified

An explicit celebration of bisexuality, this 1993 release from Living Colour is a fast-paced, infectious rock anthem. This LGBTQ+ wedding song can be a memorable and empowering addition to your playlist.

62. Express Yourself – Madonna (1989)

Don’t go for second best, baby

Put your love to the test

Another gay icon, Madonna’s Express Yourself is an empowering pop anthem about self-expression and getting the love you deserve. The song’s catchy melody and uplifting message will get your guests dancing through the night.

63. Your Love Is My Drug – Ke$ha (2010)

What you’ve got, boy, is hard to find

I think about it all the time

I’m all strung out, my heart is fried

I just can’t get you off my mind

This catchy pop tune is about the addictiveness of love. Its energetic beat and catchy chorus can keep your guests’ energy high as they move on the dance floor.

64. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor (1978)

I’ve got all my life to live

And I’ve got all my love to give and I’ll survive

I will survive, hey, hey

This disco-rock track from the 70s is an iconic gay anthem. Gaynor’s song talks about being resilient and persevering—all you need is love to survive. This can be perfect LGBTQ+ wedding music, especially for your reception.

65. Dancing Queen – ABBA (1976)

You are the dancing queen

Young and sweet

Only seventeen

If you are looking for a song to get the party started, look no further than ABBA’s Dancing Queen. Almost everyone—whether they are part of the LGBTQ+ community or not—knows this song, and they will surely stand up and move to its catchy rhythm.

66. VYZEE – SOPHIE (2015)

This electronic dance-pop song by trans woman, producer, and musician SOPHIE has an experimental, addictive, and quirky rhythm that will get your guests grooving on the dance floor.

67. Alone – Kim Petras, featuring Nicki Minaj (2023)

I’ve been tryna give it to you all night

What’s it gonna take to get you all alone?

Trans artist Kim Petras and gay icon Nicki Minaj released the collaboration Alone, with lyrics talking about yearning for someone’s attention and company. The song’s electronic pop sound makes it a perfect addition to your LGBTQ+ wedding reception playlist.

68. Vibeology – Paula Abdul (1991)

Ya got that vibeology

That V-I-B-Eology

Your body is pumped

Next to me

This quirky pop song talks about vibeology, or, as Paula Abdul defined it, the study of chemistry between two people. Besides playing it during the dance party, this can be a fun wedding party introduction song or even an upbeat and energetic first dance.

69. Kiss Me More – Doja Cat, featuring SZA (2021)

Can you kiss me more?

We’re so young, boy

We ain’t got nothin’ to lose, oh, oh

This groovy mishmash of genres—bubblegum pop, rap, dance-pop, R&B/soul—is sure to be a crowd favorite at your LGBTQ+ wedding. The lyrics talk about wanting someone to shower you with their love.

70. Enchanted – Taylor Swift (2010)

This night is sparkling, don’t you let it go

I’m wonderstruck, blushing all the way home

I’ll spend forever wondering if you knew

I was enchanted to meet you

This gorgeous classic from Taylor Swift tells the story of a magical, breathtaking first meeting. You can use this as LGBTQ+ wedding music for your first dance or any wedding tradition at your reception.

71. Bloom – Troye Sivan (2018)

Take a second, baby, slow it down

You should know I, you should know I

I bloom just for you

Gay musician Troye Sivan’s Bloom explores love and intimacy, telling your partner that you are the best version of yourself when you are with them. If you want to set an energizing yet heartfelt tone, this is a perfect choice for your LGBTQ+ wedding reception playlist.

72. Into You – Ariana Grande (2016)

A little less conversation and a little more touch my body

‘Cause I’m so into you, into you, into you

This sensual dance-pop release from gay icon Ariana Grande talks about a feverish attraction between two people. You can play this during your reception, especially at the dance party or even a unique first dance with your partner.

73. Better in Color – Lizzo (2019)

You can be my lover
‘Cause love looks better in color

This pop song from the iconic Lizzo talks about how loving can give color to our lives. The lyrics also say that love itself is something worth celebrating, regardless of what it looks like.

74. Hello Hello – Trixie Mattel (2022)

‘Cause I’m just the kind you can’t ignore
Yeah, I’m just the kind that you like to say: “Hello, hello”

If you are a fan of Drag Race and want to incorporate that into your LGBTQ+ wedding music playlist, consider All Stars 3 winner Trixie Mattel’s alternative/indie Hello Hello, all about confidence and wanting to attract the person who caught your eye.

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75. Together Again – Janet Jackson (1997)

When I feel that I don’t belong
Draw my strength from the words when you said
“Hey, it’s about you, baby”
Look deeper inside you, baby

This dance-pop, house, and R&B release from Janet Jackson is a touching tribute to the friends she lost to AIDS. The community has since then embraced this song as a joyous celebration of love, life, and unity.

76. Just Dance – Lady Gaga, featuring Colby O’Donis (2008)

Just dance
Gonna be okay, da-da-doo-doot-n
Just dance
Spin that record, babe, da-da-doo-doot-n

This lively, addictive track from gay icon Lady Gaga is all about drinking your heart out and letting the hours pass by on the dance floor—perfect for an LGBTQ+ wedding reception playlist.

77. Freedom! ’90 – George Michael (1990)

I won’t let you down
So please don’t give me up
‘Cause I would really, really
Love to stick around, oh yeah

Gay icon George Michael’s Freedom! ’90 is a song about authenticity. Though he sang about artistic expression, this track’s lyrics could easily be about one’s sexuality and gender expression.

78. My My My! – Troye Sivan (2018)

Oh my, my, my
I die every night with you
Oh my, my, my
Living for your every move

Another LGBTQ+ wedding song from the openly gay artist Troye Sivan, My My My! is all about confidence, freedom, and love. More than that, this song speaks about sexuality, living in the moment, and desire.  

79. Disclosure – Latch, featuring Sam Smith (2014)

Now I’ve got you in my space
I won’t let go of you (‘nother)
Got you shackled in my embrace
I’m latching on to you (‘nother)

This stunning electronic pop track by Latch and Sam Smith—nonbinary and genderqueer icon—has a sound and catchy beat that can add depth and a unique energy to your wedding playlist with LGBTQ+ songs.

80. I Know a Place – MUNA (2017)

But if you want to go out dancing

I know a place (ooh)
I know a place we can go (yeah)

This alternative/indie pop song from queer icons MUNA is an anthem for the LGBTQ+ community. The artists themselves said this track was written in celebration of the legalization of gay marriage, while also acknowledging that a lot of LGBTQ+ individuals still need a safe place.

81. Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That – Dolly Parton (1989)

Why’d you come in here lookin’ like that
In your cowboy boots and your painted-on jeans
All decked out like a cowgirl’s dream

Enduring and endearing queer icon Dolly Parton’s classic country release Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That is about falling in love at first sight with someone who took your breath away. This would be perfect for a quirky first dance or even a casual, humorous bridal entrance.

82. Superstar – Jamelia (2003)

‘Cause I really wanna rock with you
I’m feeling some connection to the things you do
You do, you do

This track’s lyrics center on the thrill of attraction and finding someone whose energy really speaks to you. It has an upbeat and lively melody that can spice up your celebration.

83. Pynk – Janelle Monáe, featuring Grimes (2018)

Pink when you’re blushing inside, baby
Pink is the truth you can’t hide, maybe
Pink like the folds of your brain, crazy
Pink as we all go insane

Pink is often associated with femininity. This song from Janelle Monáe and Grimes celebrates that and also expands pink to mean truth, strength, and so much more. Adding this to your LGBTQ+ playlist for a wedding can be empowering and uplifting.

84. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles (1967)

There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be
It’s easy

All you need is love

Sometimes, a classic love anthem is the last touch your LGBTQ+ wedding playlist needs to be complete. All You Need Is Love by The Beatles is the perfect song to spread warmth and joy to your guests.

85. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction (2011)

Baby, you light up my world like nobody else
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed

This catchy pop song about inner beauty from One Direction can be a youthful and quirky touch to your wedding playlist. This choice is especially wonderful if you and your partner were high school sweethearts or college lovers when this song was released.

86. Freedom – Pharrell Williams (2015)

Hold on to me
Don’t let me go
Who cares what they see?
Who cares what they know?

This R&B/soul, alternative/indie, funk, dance-pop song from Pharrell Williams is a joyful song celebrating freedom. All in all, this track’s catchy beat and addictive melody will keep your guests entertained and dancing on the dance floor.

87. I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan (1978)

Whatever you want, whatever you need
Anything you want done baby, I’ll do it naturally
‘Cause I’m every woman
It’s all in me, it’s all in me

Chaka Khan’s I’m Every Woman is all about female empowerment. Every woman is connected to each other, and every woman is powerful. This song can be an invigorating addition to your wedding LGBTQ+ playlist.

88. Put a Little Love in Your Heart – Jackie DeShannon (1969)

Put a little love in your heart

And the world will be a better place

As its title denotes, Put a Little Love in Your Heart is all about spreading love and kindness to your community. As such, it can be an empowering and meaningful message at your wedding, especially during the reception.

89. Number One Fan – MUNA (2019)

Are you gonna believe that I can do it?
Love me in the way that only you can
Be my number one, number one

Even the most successful and confident people doubt themselves. This song by MUNA tells you to take those negative voices in your head and speak back to them with gentle self-love. Aside from having an addictive melody, this track has a message everyone will appreciate.

90. I Want Love – Jessie J (2021)

I want love
Don’t try to fight me on it
I want you and me, there’s no confusion

This song by the iconic Jessie J is an energetic, passionate song about wanting to be with someone. There will always be fear and hesitation, but you have to push through and believe in your love—a beautiful message at your LGBTQ+ wedding.

91. Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous – RuPaul (2004)

How do I feel? You feel good!
How do I look? You look good!
You’re looking good and feeling gorgeous

Queen of Drag RuPaul’s Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous is an addictively explosive anthem about loving yourself. The energy from this song is what you need to pump yourself up as you get into your attire or during the dance party.

92. I Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin (1968)

The moment I wake up
Before I put on my makeup
I say a little prayer for you

This timeless song from the Queen of Soul has poignant and touching lyrics and, paired with its sweet melody, can create an intimate moment between you and your partner during your busy special day.

93. YOUR NAME – Shea Couleé (2023)

Move me, take me to a higher place
Make me think I know your name (I know your name)
Feels like we’ve been us always

Another song from a drag queen, this electronic, dance-pop, R&B song by Shea Couleé was first featured in All Stars 7. Its 80s, Janet Jackson-inspired beat, melody, and choreography will get your guests grooving and feeling sexy.  

94. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves (1983)

I’m walking on sunshine, woooah
And don’t it feel good!

This 1983 pop and rock release from Katrina and the Waves has become a classic, celebrating how wonderful and bright it feels to be in love. The song’s cheerfulness is infectious, creating the right tone for your reception. 

95. Vogue – Madonna (1990)

When all else fails and you long to be
Something better than you are today
I know a place where you can get away
It’s called a dance floor

This dance-pop track from gay icon Madonna put the art form of voguing—a style of dancing among African-American and Latino queer communities—in the general public’s eye. Including this song in your playlist for an LGBTQ+ wedding reception can be a wonderful and addictive nod to queer history.

96. Only Love – Ben Howard (2011)

Darling, you’re with me, always around me
Only love, only love

Ben Howard’s alternative/indie and folk release Only Love is a gorgeous exploration of the depth of love. You can use this song to add a touch of intimacy and emotion to your playlist.

97. Tutti Frutti – Little Richard (1957)

She knows how to love me, yes indeed
Boy you don’t know what she do to me

Tutti frutti, oh rootie

One of Little Richard’s most renowned hits, Tutti Frutti was a pioneer of the iconic rock-and-roll sound. A gay man himself, Little Richard’s Tutti Frutti has been covered by a wide array of artists, including The Beatles and Elvis Presley.

98. Super Freak – Rick James (1981)

That girl is pretty kinky (the girl’s a super freak)
The kind of girl you read about (in new-wave magazines)

This Motown punk-funk hit from Rick James takes about a sexually adventurous person and the excitement that comes with being with her. Although super groovy and addictive, you may want to make sure there are no kids at your reception or afterparty before playing this, though.

99. When You Believe – Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey (1998)

There can be miracles
When you believe
Though hope is frail, it’s hard to kill

This anthem about being strong and believing against all odds was sung by two powerhouses and gay icons. If you want to add emotional depth with an inspiring message to your LGBTQ+ wedding music, this hit from Houston and Carey is a gorgeous choice.

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100. Party in the U.S.A. – Miley Cyrus (2009)

Got my hands up, they’re playing my song
I know I’m gonna be okay
Yeah, it’s a party in the U.S.A. 

This late 2000s pop hit from Miley Cyrus will bring exciting memories from your teenage years back. Party in the U.S.A. is an infectiously upbeat song that will get everyone singing along and dancing to the melody.

101. Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (2009)

Oh, home, let me come home
Home is wherever I’m with you

Home truly is where the heart is. Express this lovely sentiment at your LGBTQ+ wedding through Home, a 2009 alternative/indie song with an uplifting melody and sentimental lyrics.

102. Somewhere in Neverland – All Time Low (2012)

Wendy, we can get away
I promise if you’re with me, say the word and we’ll find a way
I can be your lost boy, your last chance

This alternative/indie and rock release from All Time Low speaks about wanting to start a better life with the love of your life. You can use the acoustic version for a softer and more sentimental, or you can stick with the original to get the full nostalgic effect.  

103. Let’s Dance – David Bowie (1983)

Let’s dance
Put on your red shoes and dance the blues
Let’s dance
To the song they’re playin’ on the radio

This 1983 pop-rock track with some funk by David Bowie, with its catchy rhythm and energetic lyrics, will surely get your guests dancing through the night.

104. Applause – Lady Gaga (2013)

I live for the applause-plause, live for the applause-plause
Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me
The applause, applause, applause

This track from Lady Gaga’s album ARTPOP is an entrancingly addictive song about doing what you love, proving the people who doubt you wrong, and being happy with the people who surround you—a wonderful and fitting message to have at an LGBTQ+ wedding.

105. PURE/HONEY – Beyoncé (2022)

It should cost a billion to look this good (Oh, yeah)
But she make it look еasy ’cause she got it (Check my tеchnique)
You can find the one when the tempo good (Wanna touch my technique)

This two-part track from Beyoncé’s Renaissance pays homage to the ballroom, vogue, and house scene similar to Madonna’s Vogue. Turn your reception into a dance battle with this passionate, sexy, and distinctly melodic LGBTQ+ wedding song. 

106. Glad to Be Gay – Tom Robinson Band (1978)

Sing if you’re glad to be gay
Sing if you’re happy that way

This alternative/indie, pop-rock release by the Tom Robinson Band was a critique of British society at the time of its release. Tom Robinson, the band’s namesake, is an LGBTQ+ rights activist and gay artist. This song is widely regarded as a gay anthem in the UK.

107. Read U Wrote U (Ellis Miah Mix) – The Cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Season 2 (2016)

I’m the bright red scare with the long blonde hair
Always keep ’em coming back for more

One of the most iconic songs to come out of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Read U Wrote U is an addictive anthem about confidence. Play this at your reception and get every Drag Race fan lip-synching and dancing to the beat.

108. Melting – Kali Uchis (2015)

Melting like an ice cream when you smile
Melting, you’re a daydream, stay a while

This indie pop and R&B/soul track by bisexual icon Kali Uchis is the pinnacle of romance—the romantic lyrics, hypnotic melody, and slow instrumental all combine to make the perfect song for your first dance with your partner. 

109. Glue Song – beabadoobee (2023)

I’ve never known someone like you
Tangled in love, stuck by you from the glue

Openly bisexual artist beabadoobee’s Glue Song is an alternative/indie love song, complete with touching lyrics and moving instrumentals. If you include this in your ultimate LGBTQ+ wedding playlist, it can be a perfect song as you walk down the aisle or during your first dance.

110. What More Can I Say? – Falsettos (musical) (1992)

If I say I love him
You might think my words come cheap
Let’s just say, I’m glad he’s mine
Awake, asleep

What More Can I Say? is a simple yet profound love song from the Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos. The character sings it to his sleeping boyfriend, so thankful for how much their relationship has changed his life and himself. This can be a unique and touching choice for your first dance.

111. Rebel Rebel – David Bowie (1974)

You like me, and I like it all
We like dancing and we look divine

This high-energy glam anthem from David Bowie celebrates individuality and self-expression, encouraging listeners to defy oppressive societal norms.

112. Let’s Hear It for the Boy – Deniece Williams (1984)

‘Cause every time he pulls me near
I just wanna cheer

Let’s hear it for the boy
Let’s give the boy a hand

An R&B/soul classic from the 80s, Deniece Williams’s Let’s Hear It for the Boy is a celebration of love despite its flaws and imperfections. Using this as an LGBTQ+ wedding song can add a happy and joyous energy to your reception.

113. Make You Feel My Love – Adele (2008)

I’d go hungry, I’d go black and blue
I’d go crawling down the avenue
No, there’s nothing that I wouldn’t do
To make you feel my love

Adele’s rendition of Bob Dylan’s Make You Feel My Love will tug at your heartstrings with its soulful melody, smooth voice, and touching lyrics. This can be a breathtaking song choice for your first dance.

114. Kitty Girl – Rupaul, featuring The Cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Season 3 (2018)

Know you’re sexy and keep slaying the game
Make the world remember your name

Another ‘Rumix’ from the famous Drag Race All Stars franchise, Season 3’s Kitty Girl is one of the fan favorites. The lyrics talk about self-love, confidence, and empowerment. The song’s bouncy and groovy beat can get your guests on the dance floor in no time. 

115. We R Who We R – Ke$ha (2011)

Got that glitter on my eyes
Stockings ripped all up the side
Looking sick and sexy-fied
So let’s go, oh-oh

Ke$ha’s electropop anthem We R Who We R is an upbeat and energetic celebration of uniqueness, identity, and self-expression. The song will empower your guests to dance and enter the world with renewed confidence.

116. Best Friend – Laufey (2021)

There’s no one else
I’d rather fall in love with and that is
My best friend in the world

This jazzy romantic track by Laufey describes the feeling of falling in love with someone you consider your best friend. Add this to your LGBTQ+ wedding playlist as your first dance song to tell your partner that there is no one else you would rather be with but them. 

117. People Like Us – Kelly Clarkson (2012)

Oh, people like us we’ve gotta stick together
Keep your head up, nothing lasts forever

Kelly Clarkson’s People Like Us celebrates unity in diversity; as the lyrics tell us, we all have to be there for each other. This is a striking message, especially for the LGBTQ+ community. 

118. Love Is Love – Culture Club (1984)

Love is love, is nothing without you
Love is love, is everything you do

Culture Club’s synthpop song Love Is Love’s lyrics contain a simple but powerful message: love is universal. Add it to your playlist for an LGBTQ+ wedding to add an uplifting touch to your special day. 

119. Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love) – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong (1956)

Birds do it, bees do it
Even educated fleas do it
Let’s do it, let’s fall in love

Ella Fitzgerald’s Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love) is a classic jazz song with witty lyrics and a swinging melody. The message is quite simple: fall in love because nothing feels more natural than falling in love.

120. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) – ABBA (1979)

Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Take me through the darkness to the break of the day

One of ABBA’s most popular songs, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) is a disco classic that will doubtlessly turn your party up, even if it is already after midnight. The recognizable melody and addictive lyrics will get your guests dancing even more.

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