67 Heavy Metal and Hard Rock Wedding Songs (2024)

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This wedding music playlist is for fans of hard rock and heavy metal.

A few tips on when or where to use some of these songs can be found at the bottom of the post.

a photo of a bride and groom wearing a heavy metal mask for their wedding entrance. This is for the post about heavy metal and hard rock songs.

Wedding Processional (Walk Down the Aisle) Heavy Metal Hard Rock Songs

Here Comes The Bride” Electric Guitar Metal Version 1

Here Comes The Bride” Electric Guitar Metal Version 2

Love Walks In” by Van Halen

Canon Rock in D Major” by Jerry C

White Wedding” by Billy Idol

If you want a bigger variety of bridal processional songs, check out this article: 100+ songs to use for the bridal processional

Wedding Ceremony Recessional (Walk Out) Hard Rock Metal Songs:

“Wedding March” from Heavy Metal Wedding


“I Believe In A Thing Called Love” by The Darkness

Hard Rock First Dance Songs (Love Songs)

Love Song” by Tesla

Love of a Lifetime” by Firehouse

I Remember You” by Skid Row

Love You To Death” Type O Negative

Close My Eyes Forever” Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford

Without You” by Motley Crue

To Be With You” by Mr. Big

I’ll Be There For You” By Bon Jovi

Under Your Scars” by Godsmack

Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica

Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake

*Here I Go Again is the perfect song for those that want to make the first dance fun. you would slow dance to the first minute and then have the DJ invite the bridal party or others couples to the dance floor as soon as the drums kick in.

Bring Me To Life” by Evanescence

November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses

*You will definitely want your DJ to make an edited version for you. This song is like 9 minutes long!

More Than Words” by Extreme

Bouquet Toss Songs With An Edge

Girls Girls Girls” by Motley Crue

Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

Nothin’ But A Good Time” by Poison

Heavy Metal and Hard Rock Songs for the Wedding Reception Entrance

Enter Sandman” by Metallica

More Human Than Human” by White Zombie (This is the instrumental version, which makes it perfect for the DJ to announce over)

Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne

Thunderstruck” by AC/DC

*The intro for Thunderstruck is the perfect entrance song for the bridal party. Have your DJ cue up a 2nd version of the song so he or she can hit the 2:28 mark right when the couple walks into the wedding reception.

“Rock You Like A Hurricane” by Scorpions 

“Party Hard” by Andrew W.K.

Amazing Songs for the Dance Floor

Wild in the Streets” by Bon Jovi

The Trooper” by Iron Maiden

You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC

The Beautiful People” by Marilyn Manson

Bring the Noise” by Anthrax and Public Enemy

Chop Suey!” by System of the Down

Kickstart My Heart” by Motley Crue

In The End” by Lincoln Park

Nookie” by Limp Bizkit

Superbeast” by Rob Zombie

Get The Funk Out” by Extreme

Cum On Feel The Noize” by Quiet Riot

“We’re Not Gonna Take It” By Twisted Sister

No One Knows” by Queens of the Stone Age

I Wanna Be Sedated” by The Ramones

Cult of Personality” by Living Colour

Paradise City” by Guns N’ Roses

*Paradise City is the perfect song to end your reception with.

Bodies” by Drowning Pool

*Bodies is the perfect song to play when then DJ opens the dance floor to the younger crowd (after the formal events like cake cutting and slow dances)

Land of Confusion” by Disturbed

“Last Resort” by Papa Roach

Rollin’” by Limp Bizkit

Bawitdaba” by Kid Rock

Click Click Boom” by Saliva

Rock and Roll All Nite” by KISS

Kiss Me Deadly” by Lita Ford

Paralyzer” by Finger Eleven

Since U Been Gone” by A Day To Remember

*A fun thing to with these songs is to have your DJ mix the original song with the cover. 

Word Up” by Korn

Smooth Criminal” by Alien Ant Farm

Father Daughter Dance

Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses

Hard Rock Cake Cutting Songs

Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith

Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard

Cherry Pie” by Warrant

Sugar, We’re Goin Down” by Fall Out Boy

Keep your guests in mind when making your reception playlist.

One thing to think about when putting together your music for the wedding reception is that not all guests will share your love for hard rock and heavy metal (They are with ones with the problem, not you).

Consider using these songs for reception events like the first dance, cake cutting, bouquet toss etc.

You can also sprinkle some of these in between the regular dance floor songs.

The main thing is to try and make all of your guests happy. Play some songs for the following:

  • The older crowd.
  • The night club (I just wanna dance) group
  • And of course your metalhead friends!

What other heavy metal or hard rock songs would you like to see on this list? Send us a message with your thoughts.

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