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9 Music Genre’s for Your Wedding

Here at Sweet Sound of Music, we enjoy bringing fantastic music and entertainment alongside unmatched service, through our experienced and professional DJ entertainers to weddings. For this post, we’d like to share with you the various categories of music that you could have at your wedding with at least a song from each type. Ready? Read on to see them.

  • The Classics

They are essential because they bring a softer swing to the dancefloor, you’ll need a couple of these for nostalgia and to make your grandma happy. An example is “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley.

  • Country Music

Country music is also a vast genre that you can request for at your wedding. From ballads to the songs that make line dances break out, an excellent example of country music is “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynard Skynard.

  • Pop Music

Pop music is usually the hit of the night, and there are lots of favorites. Examples are “Umbrella” by Rihanna and “Marry You” by Bruno Mars.

  • Hip Hop

Your wedding music would not be complete without some excellent hip hop hits to spice up the night. Examples are “Love Lockdown” by Kanye West and “Let’s Get It Started” by Black Eyed Peas.

  • Ballads

Ballads are great at balancing the music at your wedding and showing off the romance between couples. Good examples are “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran and “One and Only” by Adele.

  • Tropical

Whether you are having a destination wedding or just want to celebrate culture at your wedding, tropical songs are great at making your wedding even more fun. “La Bamba” by Ritchie Valens and “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira are great examples.

  • Rock

Rock and roll songs are also essential at your wedding, and “White Wedding” by Billy Idol and “Livin’ On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi are good examples of this genre.

  • Dance

Dance songs are trendy and are usually one of the genres that has everybody dancing at your wedding. “Single Ladies” by Beyoncé and “Shut Up And Dance” by Walk The Moon are good examples.

  • Oldies

Last but not least are the oldies to delight your older guests and get everyone involved. Examples are “Respect” by Aretha Franklin and “The Twist” by Chubbie Checker.

Here at Sweet Sounds of Music, we are experienced in all these music genres and more.

We’re based in Milwaukee, and we’d love to hear from you concerning your wedding. You can call us at 414-315-8747, and leave us an email at

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