The ultimate function band setlist for your wedding, party or event. Complete with top tips for the UK’s leading live musicians. 

Choosing the tunes to play at your wedding is no easy task. You need the perfect mix of modern day hits, singalong classics and enough disco to get Grandma on the dancefloor.

Our wedding bands and party acts have played at thousands of events over the years… so we know exactly what keeps guests grooving all night long.

Here we share the only wedding band playlist you’ll ever need for your special day. 

How to create the perfect function band setlist

First things first. How do you go about choosing the perfect songs for your wedding? Well, it all depends on you… and your crowd. Are you a huge fan of the 80s? Can’t live without a bit of Lionel? Only here for a bit of rock ‘n’ roll? 

Playing your favourite tunes is a good place to start but don’t forget to consider your guests’ preferences. Your beloved drum and bass album might make you happy but is unlikely to get the older crowd on the dancefloor.  Instead, pick a mix of songs from across the decades, including contemporary hits that everybody knows. 

Is choosing your wedding setlist adding more stress to your already long to do list? 

At HD Events, we believe no event should be the same. That’s why our premium roster of wedding bands are always tailored to you. They’ll work with you to create your ultimate personalised playlist, complete with a live performance of your chosen first dance. 

Get in touch to find your perfect wedding entertainment today.

The ultimate function band setlist

We’ve collated a list of the most requested cover songs for the ultimate live band playlist. From chart topping hits to old school rock, there’s something for everyone.

Throwback Hits

These tunes will take guests back in time on the dancefloor…

September – Earth, Wind and Fire

For a classic disco tune, you can’t go wrong with Earth, Wind and Fire. Check out this incredible cover by The Hook!

Relax – Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Surprise guests with an old school favourite. We love this performance from 80s cover band, Cassette.

Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai

Nothing quite beats Jamiroquai. See this all time favourite in action, performed by Fonz and The Poet.

Hey Ya! – Outkast

Wake Me Up – Wham!

I’m A Believer – The Monkees

Groove is in the Heart – Deelite

Don’t You Want Me – Human League

Let’s Dance – David Bowie

Radio Gaga – Queen

Modern Day Hits

Surprise guests with a live performance of recent chart toppers…

Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5

Guests won’t resist a boogie when they hear this on the dancefloor. Take a look at Fonz and The Poet’s cover below!

Treasure – Bruno Mars

This tune always goes down a storm. See for yourself in The Hook’s live performance…

Stayed At Home – Dua Lipa

Guests will be happy they didn’t stay at home with this modern day favourite…

Juice – Lizzo

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore

Bad Guy – Billie Eilish

Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke

Hold Back The River – James Bay

Beggin – Madcon

Dancefloor Fillers

Guests will flock to the floor with this list of upbeat hits…

Freed from Desire – GALA

See The Hounds take to the stage with this 90s floor filler below!

Just Got Paid – Ella Eyre, Sigala, Meghan Trainor

A modern day must have, performed by The Fashion.

You’ve Got The Love – Florence and The Machine

Feels – Calvin Harris

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

I Feel Love – Donna Summer

Party Rock – LMFAO

We Found Love – Rhianna

New Rules – Dua Lipa

Blinding Lights – The Weeknd

Indie and Rock

Whether you’re a rocker or not, these hits will guarantee a sing-a-long…

Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet

We Are Young – Fun

Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand

Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus

Mr Brightside – The Killers

I Predict A Riot – The Kaiser Chiefs

Wonderwall – Oasis

Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon

Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon

Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader

Classic Wedding Songs

No wedding is complete without this list of classic hits…

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Valerie – Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse

Walking On Sunshine – Katrina And The Waves

I Feel Good – James Brown

Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran

Soul Man – The Blues Brothers

Proud Mary – Tina Turner

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

All Night Long – Lionel Richie

Want more inspiration for your wedding playlist? Take a look at our list of the best wedding first dance songs from the most popular hits to more alternative tunes.

Booking a live band is the ultimate way to guarantee a full dancefloor of wedding guests. Whether you’re looking for a classic 4-piece band, jazz ensemble or full party lineup, check out the best wedding entertainment for your special day.

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