Top 100 Hip Hop Songs For Weddings 2022
Updated on January 26, 2022 | Written by Matthew Campbell
Should you play Hip-Hop at your wedding reception?
Of course, you should. Do you want your wedding reception to be fun or boring?
Add popular rap songs to your wedding playlist that are hot right now, the instant classics, and also old school originals.
We’ve talked to wedding couples through social groups and analyzed hundreds of wedding DJs’ playlists across the U.S. that play hip hop wedding music.
We selected a list just for you of the most popular and unique hip hop wedding songs for your wedding day.
Every couple’s hip hop music tastes are different.
Thus, we selected wedding songs from modern songs to old school hits.
Hip Hop Wedding Songs in this List
- Top 10 Hip Hop Songs Streamed
- Hip Hop Wedding Songs
- Modern Hip Hop Wedding Songs
- 2010s Hip Hop Wedding Songs
- 2000s Hip Hop Wedding Songs
- 1990s Hip Hop Wedding Songs
- Old School Hip Hop Wedding Songs
- Hip Hop Wedding Songs Spotify Playlist
- Rolling Stone’s Top 10 Greatest Hip Hop Songs
- Greatest Hip Hop Songs by VH1 ReCalculated
- Hip Hop Songs FAQs
Let’s start with the most popular right now.
Top 10 Hip Hops Songs Streamed
(as calculated by Amazon)
- “Broadway Girls” by Lil Durk feat. Morgan Wallen
- “INDUSTRY BABY” by Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
- “Big Energy” by Latto
- “Old Town Road (Remix)” by Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
- “Eazy” by The Game & Kanye West
- “Sunflower” by Post Malone & Swae Lee
- “Super Gremlin” by Kodak Black
- “Controlled” by Bryson Gray (feat. An0maly)
- “One Right Now” by Post Malone & The Weeknd
- “Low” by Flo Rida (feat. T-Pain)
Best Hip-Hop Wedding Songs
We have our own list of the 100 best Hip-Hop songs for your wedding reception here. Do you see a song missing from this list? Let us know in the comments.
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Modern Hip Hop Wedding Songs
The girl of my dreams, but I ain’t fallin’ asleep
Think both of your legs gone, the way you fallin’ for me
The same way that the rain falls
I ain’t gon’ lie, you got it all, all, all, all, all of me
I like a bad, bad boy (Boy)
You know I like a bad, bad boy (Boy)
Yeah, whoa, whoa-whoa
I’m too sexy for this syrup
Too sexy for your girl
Too sexy for this world
I ain’t fall off, I just ain’t release my new s***
I blew up now everybody tryna sue me
You call me Nas, but the hood call me Doobie
Big bag bussin’ out the Bentley Bentayga
Man, Balenciaga Bardi back and all these bitches f***** (woo)
And if your b**** ain’t right, I got the remedy
It ain’t too many n***** that can handle me
Bad ****, I could be your fantasy
Hope that we can be more, I dreamed of you last night
You had on a big old gown and a wedding ring
You were my wife, baby, you were my wife
That my best friend, she a real bad b****
Got her own money, she ‘on’t need no n**’
On the dance floor, she had two, three drinks
Now she twerkin’, she throw it out and come back in
Look, I need a hard hitter, I need a deep stroke
I need a Henny drink, I need a weed smoker
Not a garden snake, I need a king cobra
It go, right foot up, left foot slide
Left foot up, right foot slide
Basically, I’m saying either way, we ’bout to slide
Ayy, so soft, so soft to the touch
Type love that cause fools to rush
Type love that comes in the clutch
But, baby, you should know this
That I ain’t goin’
And I ain’t blowin’ no smoke
I’m a hot ebony, they gon’ click it if it’s me (if it’s me)
All my b****** been gettin’ these n***** through the quarantine (yeah)
B****, I’m very well, on my s*** as you could tell
2010s Hip Hop Wedding Songs
I got a feeling that it’s time to let go
I say so
I knew that this was doomed from the get-go
Lil’ baby in her bag, in her Birkin
No nine to five, put the work in
Flaws and all, I love ’em all, to me, you’re perfect
Yeah, I’m gonna take my horse
To the old town road
I’m gonna ride ’til I can’t no more
Can you please read between the lines?
My rhyme’s inclined to break your spine
They say that I’m so fine
Diamond district in the jag (Gang, I said I like it like that)
Certified, you know I’m gang, gang (Gang, gang I said I like it like)
(I want a slim, fine woman with some twerk with her)
(I want a slim, fine woman with some twerk with her)
This maybe the night that my dreams might let me know
All the stars are closer, all the stars are closer, all the stars are closer
I think your love would be too much
Or you’ll be left in the dust
Unless I stuck by ya
You’re the sunflower
Yeah, you’re lookin’ at the truth, the money never lie no
I’m the one, yeah, I’m the one
Passionate from miles away
Passive with the things you say
Passin’ up on my old ways
I can’t blame you
And I get high with my baby (my baby)
I just left the mall I’m getting fly with my baby, yeah
And I can ride with my baby (my baby)
Welcome to my house
Play that music too loud
Show me what you do now
We don’t like to go out
Now watch me whip (ayy) (kill it)
Now watch me nae nae (okay)
Now watch me whip, whip
I’m so fancy
You already know
I’m in the fast lane
From L.A. to Tokyo
I tell her baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby
I’m on fireball
Fire up that loud
Another round of shots
Turn down for what?
Then do the Harlem Shake (Shake!)
Ey (Shake!), con los terroristas
Ey (Shake!), ey (Shake!)
Starships were meant to fly
Hands up and touch the sky
Can’t stop ’cause we’re so high
Let’s do this one more time
You’re the air that I need
(She’s the one I dream of)
Let’s celebrate love!
Oh, oh, sometimes I get a good feeling, yeah
I get a feeling that I never never never never had before, no no
I get a good feeling, yeah
Tonight is the night, we’ll fight ’til it’s over
So we put our hands up
Like the ceiling can’t hold us
Boy you got my heartbeat runnin’ away
Beating like a drum and it’s coming your way
Can’t you hear that
Boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bass?
He got that super bass
M-bone, show these cats how to do dat down south dance
Dat we learned a lil’ too fast and bought it to the hood
And got da whole crew a**
Teach me how to dougie
I never knew a luh, luh-luh, a love like this
Gotta be somethin’ for me to write this
No Te Canses Ahora
Que Esto Sólo Empieza
Mueve La Cabeza
Do not get tired now
That this is only beginning
Move the head
Pocket full of green
Girl you know I love the way you shake it in those jeans
Bottoms up bottoms up
Throw your hands up
Girl the way you’re movin’
Got me in a trance, DJ turn me up
Ladies dis yo jam (c’mon)
2000s Hip Hop Wedding Songs
I got a feeling
That tonight’s gonna be a good night
That tonight’s gonna be a good night
On My Mama (Mama)
On My Hood (Hood)
I Look Fly (Yeah)
I Look Good (Good)
‘Cause day and night (day and night)
The lonely stoner seems to free his mind at night (night)
Baby, I know that you like me, you my future wifey
Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em, yeah
You can be my Bonnie, I can be your Clyde
‘Cause ain’t nobody gonna die today
Save that drama for another day
Hey, we’re gonna have a good day
Get low n scrub the grown (let me see you just)
Push it up, push it up (let me see you just)
Wobble baby, wobble baby, wobble baby, wobble
And she makes me wanna do it all night long
Going hard when they turn the spotlights on
Because she moves her body like a cyclone
Now kick, now kick, now kick, now kick
Now walk it by yourself, now walk it by yourself
(Let me see you do)
Down, down, do your dance, do your dance
She hit the floor (she hit the floor)
Next thing you know
Shawty got low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low
And she’ll do anything for the limelight
And we’ll do anything when the time’s right
Uh, baby you’re makin’ it (harder, better, faster, stronger)
Super fresh, now watch me jock
Jocking on them haters man
When I do that Soulja Boy
I lean to the left and crank that thang
I got the crowd yelling (Bring ’em out, bring ’em out)
Aye, all my hot girls yelling (Bring ’em out, bring ’em out)
Aye, all the Dope Boyz yelling (Bring ’em out, bring ’em out)
I said my n***** don’t dance we just pull up our pants
And do the rockaway, now lean back, lean back, lean back, lean back
We gon’ party like it’s your birthday
We gon’ sip Bacardi like it’s your birthday
And you know we don’t give a f*** it’s not your birthday
Everybody (yeah), everybody (yeah)
Let’s get into it (yeah), get stupid (come on)
Thank God for Mom and Dad
For sticking to together
Like we don’t know how
Hey ya! Hey ya!
Let me see you get low (you scared, you scared)
Drop that a** to the floor (you scared, you scared)
It’s gettin’ hot in herre
So take off all your clothes
I am gettin’ so hot, I wanna take my clothes off
Move b****, get out the way
Get out the way b****, get out the way
Move b****, get out the way
(Holla) People sing around
Now people gather ’round
Now people jump around
Go, get your freak on
We ain’t gettin’ no younger, we might as well do it (so might as well do it, yeah)
Been feelin’ you all the while, girl, I must confess (and I must confess)
Let’s just get married
It ain’t where I been (It ain’t where I been)
But where I’m bout to go (Top of the world!)
Now I just wanna love you (just wanna love you)
If you want to go and take a ride with me
We 3-wheeling in the fo’ with the gold D’s
Oh why do I live this way? (Hey, must be the money!)
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won’t the real Slim Shady please stand up
Please stand up, please stand up?
1990s Hip Hop Wedding Songs
Hey, dirty, baby I got your money
Don’t your worry, I said hey
Baby I got your money
Out o’ town, put it down for the Father of Rap
And if yo’ a** get cracked, b****, shut your trap
Come back, get back, that’s the part of success
Can I Get A… – Jay-Z feat. Amil & Ja Rule
Now can you bounce for me, bounce for me
Can ya can ya can ya bounce wit me, bounce wit me
Bad, bad, bad, bad boy
You make me feel so good
You know you make me feel so good
Sometimes your words just hypnotize me (hypnotize)
And I just love your flashy ways (uh-huh)
Guess that’s why they broke, and you’re so paid
Now I’ma rap a rhyme with the greatest of ease
And swing it like the man on the flying trapeze
You put your hand upon my hip
When you dip I dip we dip
I don’t know what they want from me
It’s like the more money we come across
The more problems we see
So get your next of kin, your sister and your friend
Pack it up now
Choo, choo, ride on this, choo, choo
In the city of L.A
In the city of good ol’ Watts
In the city, the city of Compton
We keep it rockin’, we keep it rockin’
You’re all, I need
(Lie together, cry together,
I swear to God I hope we f*****’ die together)
To get by
This is how we do it, all hands are in the air
And wave them from here to there
I love it when you call me Big Poppa
Throw your hands in the air if you’s a true player
I love it when you call me Big Poppa
To the honeys gettin’ money, playin’ fellas like dummies
Let me see that (Tootsee Roll)
Get off the flo’ (Tootsee Roll)
And make that Tootsee Roll (Tootsee Roll)
Slide slide slippity-slide
I’m hittin’ switches on the block in a ’65
Come along and ride on a fantastic voyage
It was a clear black night, a clear white moon
Warren G was on the streets tryin’ to consume
Some skirts for the eve so I can get some phones
Came to my senses and I chilled for a bit
Don’t know how you do the voodoo that you do
So well it’s a spell, hell, makes me wanna shoop shoop shoop
Upside down and inside out
Donald’s swarmin the floor, throwing Daisy about
Minnie: Twirl to the left
Mickey: Twist to the right
Together: Movin, groovin, OUTTA SIGHT!
Symbolizes dope, take a toke, but don’t choke
If you do, you’ll have no clue
On what me and my homie Snoop Dogg came to do
Watch as I combine all the juice from the mind
Heel up, wheel up, bring it back, come rewind
Powerful impact, boom, from the cannon
My anaconda don’t want none
Unless you’ve got buns, hun
We got everybody rockin’ and everybody talkin’,
Even your grandma bought her a Walkman.
To listen to my music when she gets the urge,
And when my song hits her ears like a power surge
Feel it feel it
Feel the vibration
It’s such a good vibration
It’s such a sweet sensation
If there was a problem, yo, I’ll solve it
Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it
Ice, ice baby
Look in my eyes, man
You can’t touch this
Yo, let me bust the funky Iyrics
You can’t touch this
Old School Hip Hop Wedding Songs
I came to get down, I came to get down
So get out your seat and jump around!
You, you got what I need but you say he’s just a friend
And you say he’s just a friend, oh baby
You, got what I need but you say he’s just a friend
Took her to the hotel she said “You’re the king?”
I said “Be my queen if you know what I mean and let us do the wild thing”
Come sit next to me, you fine fellow!”
You run over there without a second to lose
And what comes next? hey, bust a move!
So let’s go, ’cause
It takes two to make a thing go right
It takes two to make it outta sight
You gotta fight for your right to party
This dance ain’t for everybody
Only the sexy people
So all you fly mothers, get on out there and dance
Dance, I said!)
It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time
It’s Tricky… Tricky (Tricky) Tricky
Don’t push me
‘Cause I’m close to the edge
I’m trying not to lose my head
Kemosabe, jump on it, jump on it, jump on it
Custer, jump on it, jump on it, jump on it
Apache, jump on it, jump on it
I said-a hip, hop, the hippie, the hippie
To the hip hip hop-a you don’t stop the rock
It to the bang-bang boogie, say up jump the boogie
To the rhythm of the boogie, the beat
Rolling Stone’s Top 10 Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All-Time
Rolling Stone Magazine is an authority in the music industry. They put together a list of the Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All-Time. Hip Hop can also be categorized as Rap. It truly is a great list of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time too.
All of the songs were popular in the 80s and 90s. From the beginnings of Hip Hop, groups include Grandmaster Flash, Run-D.M.C., Sugarhill Gang, and Afrika Bambaataa. Hip Hop artists of the 90s include Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre with Snoop Doggy Dogg, and Geto Boys.
- The Message – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (1982)
- Rapper’s Delight – Sugarhill Gang (1979)
- Planet Rock – Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force (1982)
- Sucker M.C.’s – Run-DMC (1983)
- Mind Playing Tricks On Me – Geto Boys (1991)
- Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang – Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg (1992)
- Fight The Power – Public Enemy (1989)
- Juicy – Notorious B.I.G. (1994)
- Straight Outta Compton – N.W.A. (1988)
- Paid In Full – Eric B. and Rakim (1987)
Similar song lists for further reading:
Greatest Hip Hop Songs by VH1 ReCalculated
VH1 created a list of their Top 100 Hip-Hop Songs of all time. We got to thinking and decided to narrow down their list to our favorite wedding songs.
Hip-Hop fans can be excited as our list is part of the most memorable and historical songs in music history. The year the song was released is noted with the rank on the VH1 Hip-Hop songs list.
Here’s our list of the greatest 14 wedding Hip-Hop songs.
“Now That We Found Love” by Heavy D. and the Boyz
(1991 – Ranked #86).
This is a great upbeat song to fill dance floors. Now That We Found Love would also be a great intro song for the wedding party.
“Set Adrift On Memory Bliss” by PM Dawn
(1991 – Ranked #81).
A remix sampling from Spandau Ballet’s True. Set Adrift On Memory Bliss has a great beat and would make a great background song or slow tempo dance song.
“Jump Around” by House Of Pain
(1992 – Ranked #66).
Not for your stereotypical wedding song. This uptempo song is for a younger crowd but will fill the dance floor.
“I Need Love” by LL Cool J
(1987 – Ranked #60).
I Need Love is considered the first rap ballad. A classic slow song that rose to #14 on the Billboard charts. I Need Love would also be a good Garter Removal song.
“Bust A Move” by Young MC
(1989 – Ranked #47).
Bust A Move has been a time-tested dance song to fill wedding dance floors. With a fast tempo beat, wedding guests will want to bust a move to this song.
“I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need to Get By” by Method Man ft/ Mary J. Blige
(1995 – Ranked #44).
From all the songs listed on the Greatest 100 Hip Hop Songs, this song makes the best choice for the first dance song as a married couple. I’ll Be There For You is based upon the original song sung by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.
“It Takes Two” by Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
(1988 – Ranked #37).
It Takes Two is a dance classic to fill dance floors for years to come. A great party song for all ages.
“Hot In Herre” by Nelly
(2002 – Ranked #36).
This is a great song for the garter removal or for the garter placement. Hot In Herre is also a fast-tempo song to fill dance floors.
“Ladies First” by Queen Latifah ft. Monie Love
(1989 – Ranked #35).
We could not leave out a song from one of the most influential women in Hip Hop history. Ladies First would make a great bouquet toss song.
“U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer
(1990 – Ranked #26).
This is probably the most recognized Hip Hop/Pop song on the list across all genres. A great fast-tempo dance song to get wedding guests dancing.
“In Da Club” by 50 Cent
(2003 – Ranked #18).
This is the newest Hip Hop song on the list. In Da Club rose to #1 on the Billboard charts and will definitely get wedding guests in the mood to dance.
“Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot
(1992 – Ranked #17)
A great fun party song to fill the dance floor. It may offend some. However, there was a viral video on YouTube that showed a bridal couple dancing to this.
“Walk This Way” by Run-DMC ft/ Aerosmith
(2001 – Ranked #4).
A great collaboration between Hip Hop and Rock all-stars. Originally performed by Aerosmith and sampled by Run-DMC. Wedding guests will want to get their groove on to this mid-tempo song.
“Rapper’s Delight” by Sugarhill Gang
(1980 – Ranked #2).
Considered one of the few songs that helped popularize hip hop music. Rapper’s Delight was revitalized with a skit in the movie The Wedding Singer in 1998. Not only can you breakdance to Rapper’s Delight, but many wedding parties also plan rehearsed dance moves to this song.
What is Hip-Hop?
Hip-Hop has its beginnings in the 1970s block parties in New York City where DJs would isolate percussion breaks of popular songs. Turntable techniques, playing records, beat mixing/matching, and beat juggling eventually developed along with the breaks. This created a foundation that could be rapped over.
Hip-hop was predominantly popular in New York City in the 70s but became immensely popular with the new styles introduced in the 80s.
How Can I Make My Wedding Reception Fun?
A wedding reception is fun when you include music everyone likes. You can add a prompt on your RSVP or a survey on your bridal website.
Either way, you’ll be sure to include Hip-Hop in the fun category for your wedding playlist!
Is Rap Hip-Hop?
Yes and no.
Hip hop is a style of music created from African music. For all intents and purposes, rap music can be intertwined with Hip-Hop music. Rapping is a vocal style in which the vocalist speaks lyrically, in rhyme and verse. The creation of Hip-Hop has been accredited to Keith Cowboy of the music group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
There are many claims on the first Hip-Hop recording. However, our favorite is to be The Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” from 1979. The lyrical content of Hip-Hop evolved from the 1970s to metaphorical lyrics over more complex, multi-layered instrumentals.
Artists such as Chuck D and KRS-ONE revolutionized hip-hop by transforming it into a more mature art form. Hip hop from the ’80s and into the new decade formed into many genres including east coast and west coast Hip-Hop, gangsta rap, new school Hip-Hop, world, and crunk.
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