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.
Wedding Processional (Walk Down the Aisle) Heavy Metal Hard Rock Songs
*Click any of the blue links or on a video to hear each song.
“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
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.
“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
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.
Additional wedding planning resources and tips:
- The Ultimate list of the best wedding reception dance songs for 2021. After polling over 350 wedding DJs and couples/guests, we put this awesome list together.
- Songs for the father daughter dance.
- Best songs for the mother son dance.
- Grab our wedding planning timeline and checklist.
- 57 important questions to ask a wedding DJ.
- Follow us on Instagram for tons of wedding photo inspiration and funny memes.