50 Cake Cutting Songs to Play at Your Wedding

Cake Cutting Songs, Songs to Cut the Cake To, Guestie

Need a selection of amazing cake-cutting songs to play at your wedding? From romantic, to nostalgic, high vibe, and rock hits, we’ve included a little bit of everything in the list below!

Nostalgic & Romantic Cake Cutting Songs for Your Wedding

1) Moon River – Andy Williams 

This dreamy romantic ballad sounds like a row boat softly drifting out to sea! Making it one of our top choices for a romantic cake-cutting song at your wedding!

Lyrics We Love:

Two drifters, off to see the world

There’s such a lot of world to see

We’re after the same rainbow’s end

2) Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley

Whether it’s your first dance or your cake-cutting song, you can never go wrong with a track from The King at your wedding!

Lyrics We Love:

Love me tender, love me true

All my dreams fulfilled

For my darling I love you

And I always will

3) True – Spandau Ballet

We can’t complete a list of wedding day songs without some 80s bops and we love this particular song! Bonus, It’ll give your guests a major trip down memory lane!

Lyrics We Love:

I bought a ticket to the world

But now I’ve come back again

Why do I find it hard to write the next line?

Oh I want the truth to be said

4) Stay – Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

Ok, we’ll be honest here. If you notice a kind of “theme” to the next three songs it’s because we love Dirty Dancing (the original), and we’re not going to apologize for it! Pair this cake-cutting song with a Dirty Dancing choreographed first dance and you have a wedding experience that your guests will take about forever!

Lyrics We Love:

Won’t you place your sweet lips to mine,

Won’t you say you love me all the time

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5) (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

Ah yes, we told you it was coming and here it is! Our second pick from “Dirty Dancing” for a cake-cutting song at your wedding has to be the iconic track that the movie closes with. Don’t pretend like you’ve never imagined yourself in a fantasy where you were Baby floating through the air being lifted by your love interest!

Lyrics We Love:

I’ve been waiting for so long

Now I’ve finally found someone to stand by me

We saw the writing on the wall

As we felt this magical fantasy

6) Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen

Last song from Dirty Dancing, we promise! It’s the “I think I’m falling in love” track for Baby but we love the double entendre of “Hungry Eyes” for cutting your cake!

Lyrics We Love:

I wanna hold you so hear me out

I wanna show you what love’s all about

Darlin’ tonight

Now I’ve got you in my sights

7) Chapel of Love – The Dixie Cups

This retro beat was too cute not to include! We love the vocal arrangements of The Dixie Cups and the wholesome lyrics of getting married at the chapel of love.

Lyrics We Love:

Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get married

Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get married

Gee, I really love you

And we’re gonna get married

Goin’ to the chapel of love

8) Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer

An adorable 90s bop that appeared in the movie “She’s All That”, and yes, Freddie Prinze Jr. makes an appearance in the official music video.

Lyrics We Love:

Oh, kiss me, beneath the milky twilight

Lead me out on the moonlit floor

Lift your open hand

Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance

Silver moon’s sparkling

So kiss me

9) Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Like the lyric of any carefree summer ballad, Brown Eyed Girl has that easy breezy feel to it. Need a “Brown Eyed Boy” version? Ask your DJ for an adaptation of the tune!

Lyrics We Love:

[this one comes with a “your guests will def sing along” disclosure!]

Do you remember when we used to sing?

Sha-la-la, la-la, la-la, la-la, la-la tee-da

Just like that

Sha-la-la, la-la, la-la, la-la, la-la tee-da, la-tee-da

10) Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Ritchie

There are no less than a million adaptations and versions of this song, but we had to go with the original by Diana Ross & Lionel Ritchie!

Lyrics We Love:

And I, I want to share

All my love with you

No one else will do

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11) Baby I Need Your Loving  – Four Tops

This classic by The Four Tops for their Motown Label is a wedding day must whether it’s your cake-cutting song or dance beat for you and your guests to warm up to while singing along!

Lyrics We Love:

Baby, I need your lovin’

Got to have all your lovin’

Baby I need your lovin’

Got to have all you lovin’

12) Crash Into Me – Dave Matthews Band

Dave Mathews Band, or DMB as their following refers to them as, is a jam band known for changing up their song styles with each and every concert they play. But we love this pick for a sweet, smooth romantic cake-cutting song!

Lyrics We Love:

Into your heart I’ll beat again

Sweet like candy to my soul

Sweet you rock

And sweet you roll

Lost for you I’m so lost for you

13) Running – No Doubt

If you love Gwen & Taylor as much as we do, you’ll know why we couldn’t make it through this list without including *at least* one of their songs! 

Lyrics We Love:

Be, be the one I need

Be the one I trust most

Don’t stop inspiring me

14) Love You Madly – Cake

When a somewhat avant-garde west coast band like Cake makes a love song, it immediately becomes a sing-along radio hit that even your mama knows! Making it one of our picks for a fab cake-cutting song at your wedding!

Lyrics We Love:

I want to love you madly

I want to love you now (I want to love you)

Yeah, I want to love you madly away (I want to love you)

I want to love you, love you

Love you madly

15) From This Moment On – Shania Twain

From avant-garde to incredibly romantic, you know this song by Shania hits you in all the feels! If you are both romantics at heart, this is an amazing song choice for your private cake-cutting moment!

Lyrics We Love:

From this moment

Life has begun

From this moment

You are the one

Right beside you

Is where I belong

From this moment on

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16) Love Song – Taylor Swift

We told you that Taylor would make an appearance on this list! If you managed to snag a coveted ticket for her “Eras” tour, we won’t lie, we’re totally jealous! And if you didn’t you can still blast this beat when you cut the cake at your wedding!

Lyrics We Love:

Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone

I’ll be waiting, all there’s left to do is run

You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess

It’s a love story, baby, just say, Yes

17) I Only Have Eyes For You – The Flamingos

Another classic love song that sounds like butter on hot toast! This smooth beat will have your guests “sha bop sha bop”ing along while you cut the cake!

Lyrics We Love:

Are the stars out tonight (sha bop sha bop)

I don’t know if it’s cloudy or bright (sha bop sha bop)

I only have eyes for you dear

18) If You Leave Me Now – Chicago

If you’re not sure what song this is, just picture Carrie Bradshaw at Stanford’s prom bopping along to this tune by the punch bowl alone. And if you’re still not sure what we’re talking about, you’ll want to watch the Sex and the City Episode titled “Boy Interrupted”!

Lyrics We Love:

A love like ours is love that’s hard to find

How could we let it slip away?

19) Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

We have a thing for smooth lyrics produced by even smoother voices, can you tell? Al Green has to be one of the best soul singers of all time and you would seriously be missing out if you dind’t include at least one of his songs in your wedding, somewhere!

Lyrics We Love:

Oh baby

Let’s, let’s stay together (‘gether)

Lovin’ you whether, whether

Times are good or bad, happy or sad

20) No Ordinary Love – Sade

Another smooth ballad we love if you plan on doing a private cake cutting during your room reveal! Sade always come through with her melodic vocals on date night tracks, so why not at your cake-cutting?

Lyrics We Love:

This is no ordinary love

No ordinary love

This is no ordinary love

No ordinary love

High Vibe, Fun & Themed Cake Cutting Songs to Play at Your Wedding

Ok, the above 20 songs were all about love, nostalgia, and sing along fun. But we love the idea of taking a breakout moment of your wedding day, like your cake-cutting, and leveling it up with something fun and unexpected like a unique song choice! Some of these songs have a literal sugar-fix theme running through them, and some of them are just straight fun; especially if you’ll be feeding each other)! Here are 20 of our favorite, high-vibe, fun, energetic songs for cutting the cake at your wedding!

  1. Relax – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
  2. Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
  3. Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO
  4. Milkshake – Kelis
  5. Sugar – Maroon 5
  6. Sugar, Sugar – The Archies
  7. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye
  8. I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
  9. Sex and Candy – Marcy Playground 
  10. What A Feeling – Irene Cara
  11. Cake By The Ocean – Dnce
  12. Lips Like Sugar – Echo & The Bunnymen
  13. Lovefool – The Cardigans
  14. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – The Four Tops
  15. Yummy – Justin Bieber
  16. The Sweetest Thing – U2
  17. Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
  18. Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
  19. Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
  20. Candy Girl – New Edition

Rock Songs

We are all about staying true to who you are on your wedding day. And if staying true to who you are doesn’t involve pop hits, top hits, or radio jams, then when we love these 10 rock songs across different genres to use for your cake-cutting song!

  1. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
  2. Still Into You – Paramore
  3. Fell in Love With a Girl – The White Stripes
  4. Wonderwall – Oasis
  5. Last Kiss – Pearl Jam
  6. What About Love – Heart
  7. Heart Shaped Box – Nirvana
  8. Linger – The Cranberries
  9. I Will Follow You Into The Dark – Death Cab For Cutie
  10. Don’t Cry – Guns N’ Roses

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