Garter removal and Toss Songs

Specialty Dance Songs

Garter Toss and Removal Songs

The history of the garter removal and toss is closely related to the bouquet toss. Like the bouquet toss, the origins of the garter removal and toss can be traced back to the middle ages in 14th century France. At the time Europe was  in the midst of a plague called the Black Death. It’s estimated that every other person in Europe died from the disease and the people had no explanation for the cause of such widespread death. The lack of science based medicine led people to put their faith in lucky objects. Wild and unruly guests destroyed many wedding gowns, and in the process, hurt the brides. In an effort to avoid the chaos, clever brides and grooms began throwing the bouquet, garter and other personal items as a way to appease and distract their overzealous guests.

The garter was also a symbol of the brides chastity. So any man that got the brides garter and gave it to his love, secured her faithful devotion. At the time, it was customary for wedding guests to accompany the newlyweds into the bedroom. As you can imagine, neither the bride or groom  was thrilled with the prospect of guests in the bedroom, so the tradition of the garter removal and toss became firmly established as a way to put the guests off from entering the bedroom.

Like so many old traditions, the meaning is lost to, or evolves over time. In spite of  it’s origins, the garter removal and toss is still a  popular wedding activity. Our list of over 90 top garter removal and toss songs is full of songs from most major music genres.

SongArtistGenreiTunes
03′ Bonnie & ClydeJay Z & BeyonceHip HopThe Final Countdown - Europe
A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix)Elvis PresleyPopThe Final Countdown - Europe
AddictedNe-YoR&BThe Final Countdown - Europe
Ain’t No Other ManChristina AguileraPopThe Final Countdown - Europe
American WomanLenny KravitzRockDuran Duran - Duran Duran: Greatest - The Wild Boys
Another One Bites The DustQueenRockQueen - Queen: Greatest Hits - Another One Bites the Dust
Back In BlackAC/DCRockInner Circle - Crucial Reggae: Inner Circle - Bad Boys
Bad BoysInner CircleReggaeInner Circle - Crucial Reggae: Inner Circle - Bad Boys
Bad To The BoneGeorge ThorogoodRockGeorge Thorogood & The Destroyers - The Baddest of George Thorogood and the Destroyers - Bad to the Bone
BeautifulSnoop DoggHip HopGeorge Thorogood & The Destroyers - The Baddest of George Thorogood and the Destroyers - Bad to the Bone
Between The SheetsThe Isley BrothersR&BGeorge Thorogood & The Destroyers - The Baddest of George Thorogood and the Destroyers - Bad to the Bone
Big Pimpin’Jay-ZHip HopBig Pimpin' - The Hits Collection, Vol. One (Deluxe Edition)
Bonita ApplebumA Tribe Called QuestHip HopBig Pimpin' - The Hits Collection, Vol. One (Deluxe Edition)
BootyliciousDestiny’s ChildR&BDestiny's Child - Survivor - Bootylicious
Born To Be WildSteppenwolfRockSteppenwolf - Steppenwolf: All Time Greatest Hits - Born to Be Wild
Boys Are Back In Town Bus BoysR&BSteppenwolf - Steppenwolf: All Time Greatest Hits - Born to Be Wild
Boys Are Back In TownThin LizzyRockThin Lizzy - Jailbreak - The Boys Are Back in Town
Brick HouseThe CommodoresR&BThe Final Countdown - Europe
Business TimeFlight of the ConchordsRockDuran Duran - Duran Duran: Greatest - The Wild Boys
Bust A MoveYoung MCHip HopThe Final Countdown - Europe
ButtonsPussycat DollsR&BThe Final Countdown - Europe
Candy Shop50 CentHip HopThe Final Countdown - Europe
Can’t Get Enough of Your Love BabeBarry WhiteR&BThe Final Countdown - Europe
Cherry PieWarrantRockDuran Duran - Duran Duran: Greatest - The Wild Boys
Danger ZoneKenny LogginsRockDanger Zone - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow - The Greatest Hits of Kenny Loggins
Do Me Bell Biv DeVoeR&BDanger Zone - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow - The Greatest Hits of Kenny Loggins
Do Me, BabyPrinceR&BDanger Zone - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow - The Greatest Hits of Kenny Loggins
Do Ya Think I’m SexyRod StewartPopThe Final Countdown - Europe
Don’t Wanna Be A PlayerJoeR&BThe Final Countdown - Europe
Dukes Of Hazzard Theme (Good Ol’ Boys)Waylon JenningsCountryWaylon Jennings - Ultimate Waylon Jennings - Good Ol' Boys (Theme from
Enter SandmanMetallicaRockMetallica - Metallica - Enter Sandman
Everybody Got their SomethingNikka CostaPopThe Final Countdown - Europe
Eye Of The TigerSurvivorRockSurvivor - Eye of the Tiger - Eye of the Tiger
Footsteps In The DarkThe Isley BrothersR&BSurvivor - Eye of the Tiger - Eye of the Tiger
Foxy LadyJimi HendrixRockThe Final Countdown - Europe
FeverPeggy LeeOldiesThe Final Countdown - Europe
Freak MeSilkR&BThe Final Countdown - Europe
Freaky GurlGucci ManeHip HopThe Final Countdown - Europe
Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)Bill ContiInstrumentalThe Final Countdown - Europe
GirlsBeastie BoysHip HopThe Final Countdown - Europe
Girls, Girls, Girls Motley CrueRockMC Hammer - MC Hammer: Greatest Hits - U Can't Touch This
Here Comes The HotstepperIni KamozeReggaeIni Kamoze - Here Comes the Hotstepper - Here Comes the Hotstepper
Hey LadiesBeastie BoysHip HopThe Final Countdown - Europe
Hot In HerreNellyHip HopThe Final Countdown - Europe
Hot LegsRod StewartRockThe Final Countdown - Europe
How Many Drinks?MiguelR&BMC Hammer - MC Hammer: Greatest Hits - U Can't Touch This
I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)Jay-ZHip HopDon Henley - Building the Perfect Beast - The Boys of Summer
I Like It, I Love ItTim McGrawCountryThe Final Countdown - Europe
I Wanna Be Your LoverPrinceR&BThe Final Countdown - Europe
I Wanna Love YouSnoop Dogg feat. AkonHip HopThe Final Countdown - Europe
I Wanna Sex You UpColor Me Badd90s R&BThe Final Countdown - Europe
I’m N Luv (Wit A Stripper) (Instrumental)T-PainHip HopThe Final Countdown - Europe
I’m Still A GuyBrad PaisleyCountryI'm Still a Guy - 5th Gear (Bonus Track Version)
I’m Too SexyRight Said FredDanceRight Said Fred - Up - I'm Too Sexy
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Indiana Jones)John WilliamsSoundtrackDon Henley - Building the Perfect Beast - The Boys of Summer
It’s Raining MenWeather GirlsDiscoThe Weather Girls - The Weather Girls - Super Hits - It's Raining Men
Just A GigoloDavid Lee RothRockDavid Lee Roth - Crazy from the Heat - EP - Just a Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody
Keep Your Hands To YourselfGeorgia SatellitesCountryDavid Lee Roth - Crazy from the Heat - EP - Just a Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody
KissPrinceR&BDavid Lee Roth - Crazy from the Heat - EP - Just a Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody
Lady MarmaladeChristina AguileraPopDon Henley - Building the Perfect Beast - The Boys of Summer
Lap DanceN.E.R.D.Hip HopThe Final Countdown - Europe
LegsZZ TopRockThe Final Countdown - Europe
Let’s Get It OnMarvin GayeR&BThe Final Countdown - Europe
Macho ManVillage PeopleDiscoVillage People - The Casablanca Records Story - Macho Man
Men In BlackWill SmithDanceWill Smith - Big Willie Style - Men In Black
MilkshakeKelisR&BWill Smith - Big Willie Style - Men In Black
Mission Impossible ThemeCincinnati Pops OrchestraInstrumentalDanny Elfman - Mission Impossible - Main Title Theme
Mr LoverShaggy & Janet JacksonPopThe Final Countdown - Europe
Oh YeahYelloDanceOh Yeah - Stella
One Way Or AnotherBlondieRockDon Henley - Building the Perfect Beast - The Boys of Summer
PartitionBeyonceR&BThe Final Countdown - Europe
PonyGinuwineR&BHENRY MANCINI - The Pink Panther - The Pink Panther Theme
Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)OffspringRockThe Offspring - The Offspring: Greatest Hits - Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)
Real Good ManTim McGrawCountryReal Good Man - Tim McGraw: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Right RoundFlo RidaHip HopFlo Rida - R.O.O.T.S. - Right Round
Rock and Roll Part IIGary GlitterRockGary Glitter - The Replacements - Rock and Roll Part II
Rock Your BodyJustin TimberlakePopDon Henley - Building the Perfect Beast - The Boys of Summer
Sensual SeductionSnoop DoggHip HopGary Glitter - The Replacements - Rock and Roll Part II
SexyBackJustin TimberlakePopDon Henley - Building the Perfect Beast - The Boys of Summer
Sharp Dressed ManZZ TopRockZZ Top - Eliminator - Sharp Dressed Man
She’s A LadyTom JonesPopDon Henley - Building the Perfect Beast - The Boys of Summer
Slow RideFoghatRockThe Final Countdown - Europe
Summer Of ’69Bryan AdamsRockDon Henley - Building the Perfect Beast - The Boys of Summer
SuperfreakRick JamesR&BWill Smith - Big Willie Style - Men In Black
Talk DirtyJason Derulo ft. 2 ChainzPopWill Smith - Big Willie Style - Men In Black
The Boys Of SummerDon HenleyRockDon Henley - Building the Perfect Beast - The Boys of Summer
The Final CountdownEuropeRockThe Final Countdown - Europe
The ManAloe BlaccR&BWill Smith - Big Willie Style - Men In Black
The Pink Panther ThemeHenry ManciniInstrumentalThe Final Countdown - Europe
The Stripper SongDavid Rose OrchestraInstrumentalThe Final Countdown - Europe
The Way You Make Me FeelMichael JacksonR&BDon Henley - Building the Perfect Beast - The Boys of Summer
The Wild BoysDuran DuranRockDuran Duran - Duran Duran: Greatest - The Wild Boys
This Velvet GloveRed Hot Chili PeppersRockDuran Duran - Duran Duran: Greatest - The Wild Boys
Thong SongSisqoR&BDon Henley - Building the Perfect Beast - The Boys of Summer
U Can’t Touch ThisMC HammerDanceMC Hammer - MC Hammer: Greatest Hits - U Can't Touch This
Velvet GloveVictory ValleyIndieMC Hammer - MC Hammer: Greatest Hits - U Can't Touch This
We Are The ChampionsQueenRockQueen - Queen: Greatest Hits - We Are the Champions
What Makes You BeautifulOne DirectionPopDon Henley - Building the Perfect Beast - The Boys of Summer
Whatever You LikeT.IHip HopDon Henley - Building the Perfect Beast - The Boys of Summer
Whatta ManSalt-N-PepaHip HopSalt-N-Pepa & En Vogue - Very Necessary - Whatta Man
Whip ItDevoRockDevo - Devo: Greatest Hits - Whip It
Who Let The Dogs OutBaha MenDanceBaha Men - Who Let the Dogs Out - Who Let the Dogs Out
Wild ThingTone LocHip HopTone-Loc - L?c-ed After Dark - Wild Thing
WomanizerBritney SpearsDanceBritney Spears - Circus (Deluxe Version) - Womanizer
You Can Leave Your Hat OnJoe CockerRockThe Final Countdown - Europe
You Sexy ThingHot ChocolateR&BDon Henley - Building the Perfect Beast - The Boys of Summer
You Shook Me All Night LongAC/DCRock
Inner Circle - Crucial Reggae: Inner Circle - Bad Boys


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