Bouquet Toss Songs

 

The origins of the bouquet toss can be traced back to the middle ages in 14th century France. Europe was suffering in the midst of a devastating pandemic call the Black Death which is estimated to have killed 30-60% of the continent’s population. During this time of widespread panic, many myths evolved as people searched for ways to prevent, cure and deal with death on such a large scale. One such myth was that it was considered lucky to have a piece of a newly married brides gown. The believe not only led to the destruction of many wedding gowns, but also to bruised and battered brides caught up in the frenzy of guests clamoring for a piece of the prize. Looking to avoid the chaos, clever brides and grooms began throwing personal items such as the bouquet and the garter as a way to appease and distract their overzealous guests.

In modern times, the tradition has come under some scrutiny for several reasons. One consideration is that it unfairly subjects single women to unwanted attention. Savvy couples can overcome this objection by inviting all ladies, single or not, out to the floor for the bouquet toss. Another consideration is that it can dangerous, especially for younger girls and small children. In the rush to catch the bouquet, people sometimes get hurt. Just watch America’s Funniest Videos to see what occasionally goes wrong. Some couples will substitute the Anniversary Dance for the bouquet toss and give the bouquet to the couple that’s been married the longest. Other alternatives to the traditional bouquet toss include tossing rose petals, confetti sequins or ribbons, presenting portions of the bouquets to the bridesmaids or presenting it to a mother, mother-in-law or grandmother.

Despite it’s dubious origins and modern day concerns the bouquet toss is still one of the most popular wedding activities. Our list of over 100 top bouquets toss songs for weddings is filled with songs from every major genre of music. You can even hear a free preview of each song by clicking on its iTunes link.

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Song Artist Genre iTunes
All I Wanna Do Sheryl Crow Rock Sheryl Crow - The Very Best of Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do
American Woman Lenny Kravitz Rock Sheryl Crow - The Very Best of Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do
Another One Bites The Dust Queen Rock Queen - Queen: Greatest Hits - Another One Bites the Dust
Any Man Of Mine Shania Twain Country Any Man Of Mine - Shania Twain
Bad Girls Donna Summer Disco Donna Summer - Bad Girls - Bad Girls
Bootylicious Destiny’s Child R&B Destiny's Child - Bootylicious
Bouquet Toss Song St. Louis Jazz All Stars Pop Bouquet Toss Song - Single - St. Louis Jazz All Stars
Boys Britney Spears Dance Call Me Maybe - Kiss (Deluxe Version)
California Gurls Katy Perry Pop Bouquet Toss Song - Single - St. Louis Jazz All Stars
Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen Dance Call Me Maybe - Kiss (Deluxe Version)
Candyman Christina Aguilera Dance Christina Aguilera - Back to Basics - Candyman
Can’t Hold Us Down Christina Aguilera Dance Christina Aguilera - Back to Basics - Candyman
Cat Scratch Fever Ted Nugent Rock Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
Chapel Of Love The Dixie Cups Doo Wop The Dixie Cups - Chapel Of Love - Chapel Of Love
Clumsy Fergie Dance Clumsy - The Dutchess
Crazy In Love Beyonce R&B Beyonce - Crazy In Love
Dancing Queen Abba Disco ABBA - Dancing Queen
Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend Marilyn Monroe Oldies Roy Orbison - The Essential Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
Dirrty Christina Aguilera Pop Diirty - Christina Aguilera
Diva Beyonce R&B Diva - Beyonce
Don’t Cha Pussycat Dolls Dance The Pussycat Dolls - PCD - Don't Cha
Express Yourself Madonna Dance The Pussycat Dolls - PCD - Don't Cha
Eye Of The tiger Survivor Rock The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Experience Hendrix - The Best of Jimi Hendrix - Foxey Lady
Fever Peggy Lee Oldies Roy Orbison - The Essential Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
Firework Katy Perry Dance Firework - Teenage Dream
Foxy Lady Jimi Hendrix Rock The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Experience Hendrix - The Best of Jimi Hendrix - Foxey Lady
Girlfight Brooke Valentine Feat. Big Boi & Lil’ Jon Hip Hop Girlfight - Chain Letter
Girl Fight Tonight Julie Brown Pop Girl Fight Tonight - Julie Brown
Girls Beastie Boys Hip Hop Girlfight - Chain Letter
Girls, Girls, Girls Motley Crue Rock Girlfight - Chain Letter
Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cyndi Lauper Rock Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (Remastered) - Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Glamorous Fergie featuring Ludacris Hip Hop Kanye West & Jamie Foxx - Late Registration - Gold Digger
Gold Digger Kanye West Hip Hop Kanye West & Jamie Foxx - Late Registration - Gold Digger
Goodies Ciara R&B Kanye West & Jamie Foxx - Late Registration - Gold Digger
Guys Do It All The Time Mindy McCready Country Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (Remastered) - Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Haven’t Met You Yet Michael Buble Jazz Haven't Met You Yet - Crazy Love
He Loves You Not Dream Pop Hollaback Girl - Love, Angel, Music, Baby
Hey Ladies Beastie Boys Rap Hey Ladies - Solid Gold Hits
Hit Me With Your Best Shot Pat Benatar Rock Pat Benatar - Greatest Hits - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Hollaback Girl Gwen Stefani Dance Hollaback Girl - Love, Angel, Music, Baby
Hot In Herre Nelly Hip Hop The Weather Girls - The Weather Girls - Super Hits - It's Raining Men
Hot Girls In Love Loverboy Rock Pat Benatar - Greatest Hits - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor Disco Gloria Gaynor - Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive: The Anthology - I Will Survive
I’m Every Woman Chaka Khan Disco Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies) - I Gotta Feeling
Independent Women Destiny’s Child R&B Destiny's Child - Survivor - Independent Women, Part I
It’s Raining Men Weather Girls Disco The Weather Girls - The Weather Girls - Super Hits - It's Raining Men
It Takes Two Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock Hip Hop The Weather Girls - The Weather Girls - Super Hits - It's Raining Men
It Takes Two Baby Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston R&B The Weather Girls - The Weather Girls - Super Hits - It's Raining Men
Jump (For My Love) Pointer Sisters Dance The Pointer Sisters - The Pointer Sisters: Greatest Hits - Jump (For My Love)
Just A Girl No Doubt Rock The Pointer Sisters - The Pointer Sisters: Greatest Hits - Jump (For My Love)
Ladies Night Kool & The Gang Disco Kool & The Gang - Funk Essentials: Kool & The Gang - The 12" Collection and More - Ladies Night
Lady Marmalade Christina Aguilera & Friends Dance Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & P!nk - Moulin Rouge - Lady Marmalade
Like A Virgin Madonna Dance Madonna - The Immaculate Collection - Like a Virgin
Little White Church Little Big Town Country Little White Church - The Reason Why
Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benetar Rock Pat Benatar - Greatest Hits - Love Is a Battlefield
Love You Madly Cake Pop Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & P!nk - Moulin Rouge - Lady Marmalade
Man! I Feel Like A Woman! Shania Twain Country Shania Twain - Come on Over - Man! I Feel Like a Woman!
Maneater Hall & Oates Dance Daryl Hall & John Oates - Rock 'n Soul, Pt. 1 - Greatest Hits - Maneater
Maneater Nelly Furtado Dance Daryl Hall & John Oates - Rock 'n Soul, Pt. 1 - Greatest Hits - Maneater
Material Girl Madonna Dance Madonna - The Immaculate Collection - Material Girl
Milkshake Kelis Dance Milkshake - The Hits
Most Girls Pink Pop Milkshake - The Hits
Move B**** Ludacris Hip Hop Milkshake - The Hits
My Life Would Suck Without You Kelly Clarkson Pop Daryl Hall & John Oates - Rock 'n Soul, Pt. 1 - Greatest Hits - Maneater
No Scrubs TLC R&B Pretty Girl Rock - No Boys Allowed (Deluxe)
Oh, Pretty Woman Roy Orbison Oldies Roy Orbison - The Essential Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
One Way Or Another Blondie Rock One Way or Another - Blondie: Greatest Hits
Only Girl In The World Rihanna Dance Only Girl (In the World) - Loud
Pour Some Sugar On Me Def Leppard Pop One Way or Another - Blondie: Greatest Hits
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) Michael Jackson Dance P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) - Michael Jackson
Pretty Girl Rock Keri Hilson R&B Pretty Girl Rock - No Boys Allowed (Deluxe)
Run The World (Girls) Beyonce R&B Run the World (Girls) - 4
Sex And The City Theme London Music Works Soundtrack Soundtrack & Theme Orchestra - TV Themes: Comedy - Sex and the City
Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top Rock One Way or Another - Blondie: Greatest Hits
She’s A Bad Mama Jama Carl Carlton R&B One Way or Another - Blondie: Greatest Hits
She’s A Lady Tom Jones Pop One Way or Another - Blondie: Greatest Hits
She Wolf Shakira Pop One Way or Another - Blondie: Greatest Hits
Short Skirt, Long Jacket Cake Rock Spice Girls - Spice - Wannabe
Single Natasha Bedingfield Pop Spice Girls - Spice - Wannabe
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) Beyonce Dance Beyoncé - I Am... Sasha Fierce (Deluxe Version) - Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
Single White Female Chely Wright Country Chely Wright - Single White Female - Single White Female
So Many Men, So Little Time  Miquel Brown Dance So Many Men, So Little Time - Miquel Brown
Somebody To Love Queen Rock Somebody to Love - Queen: Greatest Hits
Super Freak Rick James R&B Spice Girls - Spice - Wannabe
Supermodel RuPaul Dance Somebody to Love - Queen: Greatest Hits
Talk Dirty To Me Poison Rock Somebody to Love - Queen: Greatest Hits
The Final Countdown Europe Rock The Final Countdown - Europe
These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ Nancy Sinatra Oldies Nancy Sinatra - Boots - These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
The Sign Ace Of Base Pop Spice Girls - Spice - Wannabe
This One’s For The Girls Martina McBride Country Martina McBride - Martina - This One's for the Girls
Touch Me, Tease Me Case Hip Hop You Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross & The Supremes: Anthology
Waiting For Tonight Jennifer Lopez Dance Spice Girls - Spice - Wannabe
Wannabe Spice Girls Dance Spice Girls - Spice - Wannabe
Want Ads (Wanted, Young Man Single And Free)  Honey Cone R&B Spice Girls - Spice - Wannabe
We Found Love Rihanna Pop 702 - 702 - Where My Girls At?
What A Girl Wants Christina Aguilera Dance Christina Aguilera - Christina Aguilera - What a Girl Wants
Whatta Man Salt N Pepa Hip Hop Christina Aguilera - Christina Aguilera - What a Girl Wants
Where Have You Been Rihanna Pop 702 - 702 - Where My Girls At?
Where My Girls At 702 Dance 702 - 702 - Where My Girls At?
Where Them Girls At David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida Dance Where Them Girls At (feat. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida) - Nothing But the Beat
Wishin’ and Hopin’ Ani DiFranco Rock Ani DiFranco - My Best Friend's Wedding (Music from the Motion Picture) - Wishin' and Hopin'
Yakety Sax (Benny Hill Theme) Andre Rieu Oldies Ani DiFranco - My Best Friend's Wedding (Music from the Motion Picture) - Wishin' and Hopin'
You Can’t Hurry Love The Supremes R&B You Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross & The Supremes: Anthology
You Sexy Thing Hot Chocolate R&B Hot Chocolate - Every 1's a Winner - The Very Best of Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing

 

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