Michael Jackson may be the original King of Pop, but Bruno Mars seems to be intent on giving him a run for his money. Certainly no wedding is complete without at least one song from the Hawaiian-born recording artist.
One of the best-selling singers of all time, Mars has sold more than 130 million records worldwide and has released eight No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 since debuting his first album in 2010. He is also the first artist to receive five Diamond-certified songs in the U.S. and has won 11 Grammy Awards, 11 American Music Awards and holds three Guinness world records.
While Mars is known best for his upbeat tunes, he also has a few ballads worth considering for your wedding. To save the time and effort of searching through all of his tracks, we’ve crafted a list of the best Bruno Mars wedding songs for your big day.
Best Bruno Mars Love Songs for Your Wedding Day
Whether you need a reception entrance song to get your guests’ attention, a romantic first dance tune or simply some songs to get the party started, you’re sure to find some great choices on our list of the 12 best Bruno Mars wedding songs.
Best Bruno Mars love songs
1. “Rest of My Life”
This song made its debut on the 2016 season two finale of “Jane The Virgin.” This stand-alone track is the perfect song for your first dance as husband and wife thanks to its romantic lyrics.
Best lyric: “Oh, how could I be so lucky; I must’ve done something right; And I promise to love her for the rest of my life.”
2. “It Will Rain”
From the “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” soundtrack, this is a beautiful, if slightly melancholy, song about love and devotion. If you’re a huge Twilight fan, this could be a good first dance option, otherwise, just add it to your reception playlist.
Best lyric: “Cause there’ll be no sunlight; If I lose you, baby; There’ll be no clear skies; If I lose you, baby.”
3. “Versace on the Floor”
This sensual song from Mars’ 2016 album “24K Magic” is great for slow dancing but, because its lyrics are sexually suggestive, it would only be appropriate for an adult reception. Be sure to check the lyrics before latching on to this one to ensure none of your guests would be offended.
Best lyric: “Let’s take our time tonight, girl; Above us all the stars are watchin’; There’s no place I’d rather be in this world; Your eyes are where I’m lost in.”
Best Bruno Mars duet wedding songs
1. “This is My Love”
Gold 1 got a little bit of help from Bruno Mars and Jaeson Ma on this dance track from 2012. If you want a love song you can groove to, this could be the track you’re looking for.
Best lyric: “I’ll put you in front of me; So everybody can see; My love, this is my love.”
Mars teams up with Cardi B for this No. 1 hit from his “24K Magic” album. The song has a distinctly hip hop feel, so if you dig that style of music, this is a good song to get your guests up and dancing. It would also work as a reception entrance song.
Best lyric: “Fellas grab your ladies if your lady fine; Tell her she the one, she the one for life.”
3. “Uptown Funk”
If you’re looking for the perfect line dance or group dance song, “Uptown Funk” is a great choice. This Mark Ronson song featuring Bruno Mars has the perfect beat for some choreographed steps, like these.
Best lyric: “Come on, dance; Jump on it; If you sexy then flaunt it.”
4. “The Other Side”
Mars is joined by both B.o.B and Cee Lo Green of Gnarls Barkley for this song which is a mixture of pop and R&B. The chorus of this song would work for your reception entrance or you can simply add it to your dance playlist.
Best lyric: “You know I, I’ll be waiting on the other side; And you, all you gotta do is cross the line; I could wait a whole lifetime.”
Bruno Mars’ most popular songs for dancing
1. “Marry You”
This upbeat 2011 hit has a distinctly 1960s pop sound complete with the use of wedding bells throughout. Perfect for making a grand entrance at your reception, it would also work if you want your first dance to be energetic and upbeat.
Best lyric: “Just say I do; Tell me right now, baby.”
2. “Just the Way You Are”
This No. 1 hit from his debut 2010 album “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” is a feel-good song about a man’s appreciation for his lady. This track is another great entrance option but would also be a sweet song for the groom to dedicate to his bride.
Best lyric: “When I see your face; There’s not a thing that I would change; ‘Cause you’re amazing; Just the way you are.”
3. “Count on Me”
Another single from “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” is an upbeat yet laidback track with reggae vibes and a positive, wholesome message, making it a good choice for your reception playlist no matter what age group will be attending.
Best lyric: “You’ll always have my shoulder when you cry; I’ll never let go, never say goodbye.”
From 2012’s “Unorthodox Jukebox,” this track has a Michael Jackson type of vibe with its upbeat music and Mars’ high tenor lyrics. Ideal for a groom to dedicate to his bride, this song will definitely get people up and moving on the dance floor.
Best lyric: “Treasure, that is what you are; Honey, you’re my golden star; You know you can make my wish come true; If you let me treasure you.”
5. “Locked Out of Heaven”
This pop song is definitely a great one to get people up and dancing. If you have children or a lot of older guests, however, you might want to consider using the ‘clean version’ of this song for your reception.
Best lyric: “Cause you make me feel like; I’ve been locked out of heaven; For too long, for too long.”