Garter Toss Songs

What are the best garter toss songs for a wedding reception?

Tossing the bridal bouquet is a tradition that goes back as far as the fourteenth century. According to one legend, a bride was believed to be extremely lucky on her wedding day. So lucky in fact that after the ceremony, guests would rush toward the bride in order to tear off a piece of her dress to take home as a good luck charm. Often, a huge scuffle would ensue that became dangerous to both the bride and her guests. Brides began to throw their stockings, garters, and bouquet in order to fend off would be attackers!

Other people believe that this tradition dates back to when it was a common tradition for friends and family to witness the “honeymoon.” Afterward, the witnesses would take the garter as proof that the marraige had been consummated. But in order for it to be proven, it was common tradition to have people like family and friends come into the room with the couple to witness it. The “witnesses” would obtain the garter as “proof” of the consummation.

At some point, the tradition changed, the attacks died down, the wedding night got more private, and the tradition switched to simply throwing the bridal bouquet and the bride’s garter. Today, many brides often wear two garters or switch garters right before the toss in order to preserve one garter. Typically the groom makes a big show about removing it from the bride before the garter toss. For that reason, you may want to select two songs–one for when the groom removes the garter and then another for when he tosses it.

Where once it was believed that the man whou caught it would be the next to marry, today he is more likely to be the next to dance–often times the man who catches the garter will then place it on the leg of the woman who caught the bouquet and then they will start the next dance.

While some couples are doing away with these traditions, most are either continuing them or doing something similiar. One example that can be done either in addition or as an alternative to the garter toss is the teddy bear toss. This is especially fun for any children who have attend the wedding. Purchase special bears dressed in wedding outfits and then toss them to a group of kids. Don’t be surprised if you find a few adults lurking in there trying to catch the bears for themselves!

Should you decide to toss the garter (or bear) we have found some of the most popular songs for this occasion. We have all types of songs from slow, fast, rock, country, oldies, and modern hits.

Below you will find a list of some of the best grand entrance songs. We’ve included some notes about the style of the song to help you make your selection. For your convenience, we have compiled the songs in a playlist, making it easy for you to listen to a sample or purchase a song. A detailed listing of the songs is provided below the playlist.

 Best Garter Toss Songs for a Wedding Reception

  1. “Ain’t No Other Man” performed by Christina Aguilera
  2. “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” performed by Hank Williams, Jr.
  3. “Another One Bites the Dust” performed by Queen
  4. “Any Man Of Mine” performed by Shania Twain
  5. “Bad Boy” performed by Miami Sound Machine
  6. “Bad Boys (Theme From Cops)” performed by Inner Circle
  7. “Bad to the Bone” performed by George Thorogood & The Destroyers
  8. “Bootylicious” performed by Beyonce
  9. “Boys” performed by Britney Spears
  10. “Cherry Pie” performed by Warrant
  11. “Curly Shuffle” performed by Jump ‘N the Saddle Band
  12. “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” performed by Rod Stewart
  13. “Dirrty” performed by Christina Aguilera
  14. “Do You Wanna Touch Me” performed by Joan Jett
  15. “Fever” performed by Peggy Lee, Madonna, and others
  16. “Foxy Lady” performed by Jimmy Hendrix, Willie Hutch, and others
  17. “Freak Me” performed by Silk
  18. “Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)” by Bill Conti
  19. “Gimme All Your Lovin'” performed by ZZ Top
  20. “Girls, Girls, Girls” performed by Motley Crue
  21. “Guys Do It All the Time” performed by Mindy McCready
  22. “Heaven” performed by Bryan Adams
  23. “Hot In Herre” performed by Nelly
  24. “Hot Legs” performed by Rod Stewart
  25. “Hot Mama” performed by Trace Adkins
  26. “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer
  27. “Hungry Eyes” performed by Eric Carmen
  28. “I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock and Roll)” performed by Nick Lowe
  29. “I Know What Boys Like” performed by the Waitresses
  30. “I Touch Myself” performed by The Divinyls
  31. “I Wanna Be Bad” performed by Willa Ford
  32. “(I Wanna Be) Your Underwear” performed by Bryan Adams
  33. “I Want Candy” performed by Bow Wow Wow
  34. “I’m a Slave 4 U” performed by Britney Spears
  35. “I’m Too Sexy” performed by Right Said Fred
  36. “It’s Raining Men” by the The Weather Girls
  37. “It Takes a Mighty Good Man” performed by Saffire
  38. James Bond Theme performed by various orchestras
  39. Jeopardy Theme performed by various artists
  40. “Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” performed by David Lee Roth
  41. “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” performed by The Georgia Satellites
  42. “Kiss” performed by Prince
  43. “Lady Marmalade” performed by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim & Mya & Pink
  44. “Lay Your Hands on Me” performed by Bon Jovi
  45. “Legs” performed by ZZ Top
  46. “Let’s Get it On” performed by Marvin Gaye
  47. “Macho Man” performed by Village People
  48. “Men in Black” performed by Will Smith
  49. “Naughty Girl” performed by Beyonce
  50. “Naughty Girls Need Love Too” performed by Samantha Fox
  51. “Oh Pretty Woman” performed by Roy Orbison
  52. “Oh Yeah” performed by Yello
  53. “Peter Gunn Theme” performed by various artists
  54. “Pretty Fly for a White Guy” performed by Offspring
  55. “Push It” performed by Salt N’ Pepa
  56. “Real Good Man” performed by Tim McGraw
  57. “Rub You The Right Way” performed by Johnny Gill
  58. “Sexual Healing” performed by Marvin Gaye
  59. “Sex Bomb” performed by Clueless
  60. “SexyBack” performed by Justin Timberlake
  61. “Sharp Dressed Man” performed by ZZ Top
  62. “Shameless” performed by Garth Brooks
  63. “She’s a Bad Mama Jama” performed by Carl Carlton
  64. “Some Guys Have All the Luck” performed by Rod Stewart
  65. “Talk Dirty to Me” performed by Poison
  66. “The Distance” performed by Cake
  67. “The Stripper” performed by David Rose
  68. Theme from Mission Impossible performed by Danny Elfman
  69. Theme from Star Trek performed by various artists
  70. “Thong Song” performed by Sisqo
  71. “U Can’t Touch This” performed by MC Hammer
  72. “Welcome to the Jungle” performed by Guns N’ Roses
  73. “Whatta Man” performed by Salt N Pepa with En Vogue
  74. “Whip It” performed by Devo
  75. “White Wedding” performed by Billy Idol
  76. “Who Let The Dogs Out” performed by Baha Men
  77. “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road” performed by The Beatles
  78. “Wild Thing” performed by Tone Loc and The Troggs
  79. “You Can Leave Your Hat On” performed by Joe Cocker, Tom Jones or Ty Herndon
  80. “You Sexy Thing” performed by Hot Chocolate



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