I just wanted to put together a quick list of 33 modern wedding dance songs. With a just a little bit of everything in this...
Everyone wants their wedding to be unique and special and rightfully so. However, while planning with couples, I often get asked this question in regards to the cake cutting song: “What are some songs for cutting the cake that is not overplayed or crazy old.” So, I am sharing with you my top 12 cake-cutting songs with my 2022 and 2023 couples.
1. Maroon 5 – Sugar
From the moment that I first heard this song, I knew it was destined for cake-cutting greatness. The fact that Maroon 5 crashed weddings to make their music video for this, to me, only sealed this song’s fate for an instant wedding staple.
2. Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing
Calvin Harris captured my attention when I scanned the UK charts for new artists that might cross over the pond to the US. Well, Calvin Harris has not disappointed me yet. This song is more for the edgy couple who is not afraid to express themselves and gravitate toward a higher energy vibe with the EDM.
3. Michael Buble – How Sweet It Is
Michael Buble puts his unique twists to classics. This song is no exception; it has just enough extra pep in all the right places.
4. Bebe Rexha – In The Name of Love
This song might be a surprise to some. You don’t immediately think of Martin Garrix and Bebe as your first pick when you think of cake cutting. While I don’t think this song is for everyone and cake cutting. I believe it is for my more edgy, fun couples who think beyond songs that mention sugar, cake, or sweet. This song pulls at the feels, with the right EDM notes and the lyrics to remind everyone why they are at your wedding in the first place… All in the name of love.
5. DNCE – Cake By The Ocean
As a DJ, this song initially saw lots of energy on the dance floor but is taking new life at weddings as a warmer and cake-cutting song. I encourage couples that want to dance the night away later in the evening to keep things lively and upbeat earlier on. This song is a perfect example of injecting fun energy earlier in the night to set the tone for an epic dance party later.
6. Chain Smokers – Somethings Just Like This
Who doesn’t want cake? I would want something just like this anyway. With a modern song that your friends and family will recognize. Is this song upbeat enough for you?
7. Justin Bieber – Yummy
The Bieber fever is back. Well, it probably never went away completely. Justin continues to produce quality music every step of the way. The cake is Yummy.
8. Flo Rida – Sugar
Flo Rida has been a hitmaker packing dance floors with songs like low since the day the song dropped. Although this song could easily be played during the open dance, it is in my opinion that it has a lot of elements that make it perfect for your cake-cutting moment. Flo Rida has given the nod with his Eiffel 65 – Blue sample, which was released in 1998. The 90s are still extremely hot as throwbacks for the dance floor. So this song talking about sugar, high energy, modern, and a nod to the past will appeal to a wide breadth of guests. This cake-cutting song is for the couple that intends to get low later in the night with their friends and family.
9. Robin Thick – The Sweetest Love
I encourage couples to consider this song if they are looking for a piece that is not overplayed at weddings. This song is probably one of the older songs on this list of suggestions. However, it still retains class and is gentle enough if you are not looking for a song that is too disruptive if cake-cutting is taking the lead before dinner.
10. Harry Styles – Sweet Creature
With this song, you have to be a fan of Harry Styles, but it is easy to be fan of his wit and endearing lyrics. This song is probably a little more outside the box from some of the other suggestions on this list. But, it might be fitting for you and yours!
11. Calvin Harris – This Is What You Came For
We all have that one friend who loves cake, so hopefully, they came for more than just that delicious tasty treat after dinner after all cake is just part of the celebration!
12. Dua Lipa – Levitating
This song has all the right energy, and this is another song that will keep your guests longing for the celebration to follow later in the evening. …Your my sugar boo…
Did these suggestions help you plan your big day? Let me know! I would love to hear from you.
About the Author: Michael Nickolich is all about weddings, and even in his sleep he dreams about weddings.
He specializes in wedding and special event entertainment, and is hyper focused on his clients needs.
He works for Lights Out Entertainment and is always there for others in and out of the industry.
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