Garter Removal and Toss Songs

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Song Artist Genre iTunes
03′ Bonnie & Clyde Jay Z & Beyonce Hip Hop
A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix) Elvis Presley Pop
Addicted Ne-Yo R&B
Ain’t No Other Man Christina Aguilera Pop
American Woman Lenny Kravitz Rock
Another One Bites The Dust Queen Rock
Back In Black AC/DC Rock
Bad Boys Inner Circle Reggae
Bad To The Bone George Thorogood Rock
Beautiful Snoop Dogg Hip Hop
Between The Sheets The Isley Brothers R&B
Big Pimpin’ Jay-Z Hip Hop
Bonita Applebum A Tribe Called Quest Hip Hop
Bootylicious Destiny’s Child R&B
Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf Rock
Boys Are Back In Town  Bus Boys R&B
Boys Are Back In Town Thin Lizzy Rock
Brick House The Commodores R&B
Business Time Flight of the Conchords Rock
Bust A Move Young MC Hip Hop
Buttons Pussycat Dolls R&B
Candy Shop 50 Cent Hip Hop
Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Babe Barry White R&B
Cherry Pie Warrant Rock
Danger Zone Kenny Loggins Rock
Do Me  Bell Biv DeVoe R&B
Do Me, Baby Prince R&B
Do Ya Think I’m Sexy Rod Stewart Pop
Don’t Wanna Be A Player Joe R&B
Dukes Of Hazzard Theme (Good Ol’ Boys) Waylon Jennings Country
Enter Sandman Metallica Rock
Everybody Got their Something Nikka Costa Pop
Eye Of The Tiger Survivor Rock
Footsteps In The Dark The Isley Brothers R&B
Foxy Lady Jimi Hendrix Rock
Fever Peggy Lee Oldies
Freak Me Silk R&B
Freaky Gurl Gucci Mane Hip Hop
Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky) Bill Conti Instrumental
Girls Beastie Boys Hip Hop
Girls, Girls, Girls  Motley Crue Rock
Here Comes The Hotstepper Ini Kamoze Reggae
Hey Ladies Beastie Boys Hip Hop
Hot In Herre Nelly Hip Hop
Hot Legs Rod Stewart Rock
How Many Drinks? Miguel R&B
I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) Jay-Z Hip Hop
I Like It, I Love It Tim McGraw Country
I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince R&B
I Wanna Love You Snoop Dogg feat. Akon Hip Hop
I Wanna Sex You Up Color Me Badd 90s R&B
I’m N Luv (Wit A Stripper) (Instrumental) T-Pain Hip Hop
I’m Still A Guy Brad Paisley Country
I’m Too Sexy Right Said Fred Dance
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Indiana Jones) John Williams Soundtrack
It’s Raining Men Weather Girls Disco
Just A Gigolo David Lee Roth Rock
Keep Your Hands To Yourself Georgia Satellites Country
Kiss Prince R&B
Lady Marmalade Christina Aguilera Pop
Lap Dance N.E.R.D. Hip Hop
Legs ZZ Top Rock
Let’s Get It On Marvin Gaye R&B
Macho Man Village People Disco
Men In Black Will Smith Dance
Milkshake Kelis R&B
Mission Impossible Theme Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Instrumental
Mr Lover Shaggy & Janet Jackson Pop
Oh Yeah Yello Dance
One Way Or Another Blondie Rock
Partition Beyonce R&B
Pony Ginuwine R&B
Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) Offspring Rock
Real Good Man Tim McGraw Country
Right Round Flo Rida Hip Hop
Rock and Roll Part II Gary Glitter Rock
Rock Your Body Justin Timberlake Pop
Sensual Seduction Snoop Dogg Hip Hop
SexyBack Justin Timberlake Pop
Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top Rock
She’s A Lady Tom Jones Pop
Slow Ride Foghat Rock
Summer Of ’69 Bryan Adams Rock
Superfreak Rick James R&B
Talk Dirty Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz Pop
The Boys Of Summer Don Henley Rock
The Final Countdown Europe Rock
The Man Aloe Blacc R&B
The Pink Panther Theme Henry Mancini Instrumental
The Stripper Song David Rose Orchestra Instrumental
The Way You Make Me Feel Michael Jackson R&B
The Wild Boys Duran Duran Rock
This Velvet Glove Red Hot Chili Peppers Rock
Thong Song Sisqo R&B
U Can’t Touch This MC Hammer Dance
Velvet Glove Victory Valley Indie
We Are The Champions Queen Rock
What Makes You Beautiful One Direction Pop
Whatever You Like T.I Hip Hop
Whatta Man Salt-N-Pepa Hip Hop
Whip It Devo Rock
Who Let The Dogs Out Baha Men Dance
Wild Thing Tone Loc Hip Hop
Womanizer Britney Spears Dance
You Can Leave Your Hat On Joe Cocker Rock
You Sexy Thing Hot Chocolate R&B
You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC Rock

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 bride’s 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 its 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. You can even hear a free preview of each song by clicking on its iTunes link.
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