If you’re planning on the perfect beach wedding, then it’s essential to come up with some perfect beach wedding songs to dance away the hours to! Check out our list of the Top 10 Beach Wedding Songs, guaranteed to offer the perfect mood for your big day.
1. Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald
While this song isn’t specifically a “beach” song, it definitely has that laid-back, casual and glamorous feel that every great beach wedding should have. It’s also a fantastic slow dance song, so you can soak up plenty of dance floor time with your brand new hubby!
2. Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) – Enya
This beautiful, ethereal song is a wonderful beach wedding song, with all the vibes of summer, happiness and fun! While this is a great dance song, it’s also the perfect song to play during down times, such as dinner or drinks.
3. Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
This one is a total classic, and loved by so many! It’s a great, slow song perfect for dancing, and it’s such a favorite that your guests will know and sing along with it.
4. Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters
Another beloved classic, this is a fantastic song to dance to with your new husband! There are a few universal songs that appeal to those in the older and younger generations alike and this is definitely one of them.
5. Walkin’ on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
If you’re a child of the 80’s you will already know the appeal of this song. It’s impossible not to smile when you hear it, and it’s a great song to get your guests up and dancing! A happy, upbeat song, this one is perfect for a beach wedding.
6. Under the Sea – From The Little Mermaid
If you want to get a little more modern and add a little fairytale into your wedding, please your guests by playing this catchy tune. It’s fun, memorable and a great beach wedding song.
7. I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You – UB40
Again, this isn’t a “beach” song, but it has the perfect beach vibe and although it’s not quite as old as some of the songs by The Drifters or Otis Redding, it’s old enough to have been a favorite of many. It’s also a cover of an Elvis song, so even older generations will recognize this one.
8. Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole
This is such a beautiful, hopeful, uplifting song – making it perfect for a wedding. This version by IZ is the version you want for a stunning beach wedding. It’s a wonderful dance song and will put your guests in a fantastic mood.
9. Sea of Love – Phil Phillips
Another beautiful older song, this one talks about a sea of love, so what could be more perfect? It’s also an upbeat, hopeful song that will have your guests dancing for sure.
10. Summer – Calvin Harris
If you want a great modern song with plenty of rhythm and a great beat, Calvin Harris’ Summer is perfect. It’s a great dance song for everyone to enjoy, and has a happy, beach vibe.