Best Garter Toss Songs

The “garter toss” is a wedding tradition where the groom looks for the garter under the bride’s dress, then tosses it to single men.

It can be a funny and silly way to add some extra excitement to the reception!

Here are the best garter toss songs.

1. “Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake, Featuring Jay-Z

Song Year: 2013

The song “Suit & Tie” is relevant, not only because the groom is likely wearing a suit and tie himself but also because of its seductive appeal.

Justin sings about showing his lady a few things, and the groom does the same by seductively searching for the garter.

2. “Pony” by Ginuwine

Song Year: 1996

“Pony” is an exceptionally seductive and suggestive song that’ll make the ballroom warmer by the second!

The deep, heavy-hitting instrumentals are enough to make you feel hot and bothered, and Ginuwine’s sultry lyrics and soft voice on top bring it home.

3. “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye

Song Year: 1973

From the moment “Let’s Get It On” starts, the song makes people get in the mood and want to get it on! Marvin Gaye’s smooth, seductive sound and impressive, dynamic vocals also help.

This classic song is excellent for a slow, classier garter toss scene.

4. “Hot in Herre” by Nelly

Song Year: 2002

If you want something a little more upbeat and raunchy, try “Hot in Herre” by Nelly.

It’s a song from over 20 years ago, yet somehow still seems so modern and fun. The lyrics are also fitting, as the garter toss is a sexy tradition, and the groom is taking off the bride’s clothes!

5. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard

Song Year: 1987

“Pour Some Sugar On Me” is a bit older but still has the same appeal as it did when it came out in the ’80s.

The heavy metal sound is perfect for getting people pumped up, and the lyrics about wanting to pour sugar on someone are pretty suggestive and alluring, perfect for a rock-loving couple’s wedding.

6. “You Sexy Thing” by Hot Chocolate

Song Year: 1975

This groovy disco hit is fun, funky, and just risqué enough to fit the garter toss but still full of lovey-dovey lyrics that will work for most couples.

The chorus is perfect, as it’s about how the singer thinks his love interest is sexy!

7. “SexyBack” by Justin Timberlake, Featuring Timbaland

Song Year: 2006

“Sexy Back” impressively mixes electronic, hip-hop, r&b, and disco sound for a dynamic, riveting, and timeless track.

The garter toss is the perfect chance to bring “sexy back” after all the romance, and this song is the best way to do so, especially with lyrics about turning around, whipping, and being dirty.

8. “Wild Thoughts,” by DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

Song Year: 2017

This sultry track is perfect for a garter toss because it’s about being seductive and naughty. Rihanna’s vocals are steamy, and Bryson Tiller’s verse is downright dirty.

The Latin-infused beat makes it perfect for getting couples on the dance floor, too, so they can act upon the wild thoughts that might’ve started popping up during the toss!

9. “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen

Song Year: 1980

“Another One Bites the Dust” is a cheeky song for the groom’s best guy friends to play, as it can represent how their friend — the recently married groom — has finally “tied the knot” and thus is now off the market.

But it also has a naughty side, especially given its steady yet thump-heavy instrumentals.

10. “Dirrty” by Christina Aguilera, Featuring Redman

Song Year: 2002

The song “Dirrty” is what it sounds like — a provocative, exciting hit that’ll get everyone in the mood.

The instrumentals are catchy and make you want to move, while Christina Aguilera’s raunchy lyrics are perfect for a garter toss. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s perfect for a daring and sex-positive couple.

11. “Let’s Get Married (Remix)” by Jagged Edge, Featuring Reverend Run

Song Year: 1999

A more wholesome but similarly hype song as many others on this list is “Let’s Get Married (Remix).”

The original version is slower and more relaxed, but the remix is perfect for getting everyone pumped up and excited for the toss.

12. “Legs” by ZZ Top

Song Year: 1983

Since the garter toss requires the groom to shimmy his way up the bride’s legs to find the garter, ZZ Top’s “Legs” is undeniably fitting for the occasion.

The song is fun, upbeat, suggestive enough for the garter toss, and perfect for getting couples out on the dance floor afterward!

13. “Too Sexy” by Drake, Featuring Future

Song Year: 2021

In Drake’s “Too Sexy,” he puts a unique, modern spin on “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Freed.

The song is about being confident and owning one’s sexiness, which is the perfect message for a garter toss, as the groom has to be confident enough to do it in front of his guests!

14. “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

Song Year: 1982

“Eye of the Tiger” is certainly not the sexiest song on the list, but it’s still relevant to a garter toss because finding the garter is a challenge, and the groom is rising to it (figuratively and literally)!

It also pumps everyone up and gets them excited for the rest of the reception, so it’s a great choice, regardless.

15. “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men

Song Year: 2000

Sometimes the garter toss isn’t just about encouraging the groom to find the garter but also about encouraging the groomsmen to let loose and have a fantastic time.

“Who Let the Dogs Out” is a perfect song for this, as it’s fun to sing along to, and the boys can have a ball singing (or barking) to the iconic chorus.

16. “Potion” by Calvin Harris, Featuring Dua Lipa and Young Thug

Song Year: 2022

One of the most recent songs on this list is “Potion” by Calvin Harris, featuring Dua Lipa and Young Thug.

Calvin Harris’ sultry and funky beats, Dua Lipa’s compelling voice, and Young Thug’s suggestive lyrics make for the perfect combination for getting people in the mood.

17. “Blow” by Beyonce

Song Year: 2014

Speaking of compelling voices and sultry beats, “Blow” is another phenomenal choice for the garter toss because Beyonce alludes to licking, tasting, kissing, and other juicy lyrics.

The beat is funky and groovy, with an old-school vibe, which helps guests of all ages easily transition to the dance floor.

18. “Juice,” by Lizzo

Song Year: 2019

Lizzo is a singer who isn’t afraid to sing about body positivity, and in “Juice,” she draws attention to her thick, seductive frame.

If the bride feels like the whole meal instead of just a “snack,” this is the perfect song to celebrate her body while doing the garter toss.

19. “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing),” by Michael Jackson

Song Year: 1982

The King of Pop’s high-pitched vocals and airy falsetto in “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” makes for a perfect addition to this list.

It’s a timeless classic that has stood the test of time and is perfect for couples who want a more romantic yet groovy feel to their garter toss.

20. “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC

Song Year: 1980

 “You Shook Me All Night Long” kicked off the 80s with a bang, so it can surely kick off your reception with a bang as well!

The lyrics describe a good-looking woman and feeling amazed by her, so it’s also a fantastic choice for praising the new bride.

21. “Pop That” by French Montana

Song Year: 2014

“Pop That” by French Montana is a recent addition to the list, but its high-energy sounds, suggestive lyrics, and repetitive chorus make it a perfect choice for the garter toss.

It’s sure to get everyone out of their seats and cheering along, so any fun-loving, high-energy couple will love this one for the event.

22. “American Woman” by Lenny Kravitz

Song Year: 1998

The instrumentals to “American Woman,” which include a heavy bass and electric guitar, create a seductive and alluring vibe.

Coupled with Lenny Kravitz’s sultry voice, this song is perfect for couples who want to add a touch of sexiness to their garter toss without being overly raunchy.

23. “Whatta Man” by Salt-N-Pepa

Song Year: 1993

“Whatta Man” by Salt-N-Pepa is the perfect anthem for praising the groom and his positive qualities.

The lyrics talk about a man who is strong, handsome, and loving, so it’s a great choice for couples who want to focus on their love and admiration for each other.

24. “Thong Song” by Sisqo

Song Year: 1999

Sisqo raps about how a woman’s thong makes him want to sing, and the song’s upbeat tempo is sure to make everyone feel energetic and lively.

It’s a racy hit, but it’s perfect for couples who don’t take themselves too seriously and don’t mind performing a very sexy show for their guests.

25. “Nice & Slow” by Usher

Song Year: 1997

Usher’s “Nice & Slow” is one of his career’s most sensual and tempting songs.

The lyrics describe a slow and passionate lovemaking session, which is perfect for couples who want to add a touch of romance to their garter toss. This song is also ideal for a groom who doesn’t mind taking the whole tradition, well, nice and slow.

26. “Drunk in Love” by Beyonce, Featuring JAY-Z

Song Year: 2013

One of the best love songs of the past decade is Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love.” It’s a sultry, slow-paced, but still lively track that is perfect for couples who want to focus on their love and connection.

The lyrics describe feeling passion and desire while being intoxicated by and even addicted to love, making it fit with the idea of everlasting love and commitment.

27. “Me & U” by Cassie

Song Year: 2006

Cassie’s “Me & U” is a sensual R&B track with heavy bass and an addictive chorus.

Cassie sings about making a move, desiring her lover, and being alone with a special person. Obviously, during a garter toss, the couple is far from alone, as everyone is watching them, but it’s common for couples to pretend they’re alone during this intimate event.

28. “Bad to the Bone” by George Thorogood and the Destroyers

Song Year: 1982

“Bad to the Bone” by George Thorogood and the Destroyers is a perfect choice for couples who want to add a little sassiness to their garter toss scene.

Being “bad” is a way of saying that someone is sexy, confident, and a bit risqué — qualities sure to make the garter toss a lot more fun.

29. “One Way or Another” by Blondie

Song Year: 1978

If you’re searching for a more comical yet still on-theme song for the garter toss, “One Way Or Another” might be the perfect fit!

The groom can search for the garter as Blondie sings about finding and getting something one way or another.

30. “Earned It,” by The Weeknd

Song Year: 2015

The Weeknd’s “Earned It” is a stand-out track from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, so you may already be able to guess why it’s sexy enough for the garter toss.

His iconic, distinct, high-pitched vocals create a sultry and mysterious atmosphere, making it perfect for couples who want to add a touch of playfulness and suspense to their garter toss.

31. “Started From The Bottom” by Drake

Song Year: 2013

Many grooms start their garter search from the bottom of their bride’s legs, then work upwards.

That’s why “Started From The Bottom” is a humorous song to play during this event. It’ll also be ideal for people who want to make the scene less awkward or sexual.

32. “All The Way Up” by Fat Joe and Remy Ma

Song Year: 2017

Like “Started From The Bottom,” “All The Way Up” has relevant, cheeky lyrics that humorously fit the actions performed during the garter search.

The groom is going all the way up her leg to find the garter!

33. “Party Up (Up in Here)” by DMX

Song Year: 1999

If you’re looking for super hype, a hit that will get everyone pumped up and excited during and after the garter toss, look no further than “Party Up” by DMX.

This fiery track has never failed to get the party started, so it’ll surely do the trick for any wedding.

34. “Please Me” by Cardi B and Bruno Mars

Song Year: 2019

Cardi B and Bruno Mars team up for a hip-hop and r&b jam that’s hard to resist. Pleasing someone is all about giving and receiving pleasure, which is a pretty sexy topic.

Cardi B’s and Mars’ confident lyrics about asking to be pleased and teased will make the atmosphere hot and heavy.

35. “Beautiful” by Snoop Dogg, Featuring Pharrell Williams and Uncle Charlie Wilson

"Beautiful" by Snoop Dogg, Featuring Pharrell Williams and Uncle Charlie Wilson

Song Year: 2002

The relaxed yet cool instrumentals, Snoop’s deep voice, and Pharrell’s falsetto notes are just the combination you need for a sultry garter toss.

Snoop Dogg’s lyrics about being mesmerized by someone’s beauty are also relevant, as that’s exactly how the groom likely feels while flirting with his new wife.

36. “Whatever You Like” by T.I.

Song Year: 2008

“Whatever You Like” is primarily about being able to give a woman whatever she likes in terms of money, gifts, and trips. Still, T.I. also raps about loving this woman’s body and wanting to treat her right sensually.

Either way, a couple who values high-end treatment would enjoy having this song feature as their garter toss song.

37. “Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child

Song Year: 2002

“Bootylicious” is a fun, joyful, comical, and simultaneously still super sexy song that will surely appease many tastes in the room.

Most importantly, this song’s spunky, upbeat sound will get everyone on their feet during and after the garter toss.

38. “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot

Song Year: 1992

The song “Baby Got Back” is another comical and alluring song that highlights and praises women with a lot of “back,” i.e., booty.

For some couples, this song will simply make sense, perhaps if the bride’s or groom’s favorite physical attribute of the bride is her curvy, bodacious body.

39. “Brick House” by the Commodores

Song Year: 1977

“Brick House” is similar to “Baby Got Back” in that it highlights a woman’s voluptuous, mighty, and strong woman.

However, given that it’s from the 70s, it has a groovy disco beat that might be more appealing to guests of various generations.

40. “Lady Marmalade,” by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, and P!nk

Song Year: 2001

“Lady Marmalade” is a sassy, fun song that four powerhouse female vocalists deliver excellently. The lyrics are about being irresistible and craving attention, both in and out of the bedroom.

This song would be ideal for a bride who wants to make it known that she’s still got it, even after getting hitched.

41. “Yeah!” by Usher, Featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris

Song Year: 2004

This upbeat club banger is all about being confident and getting what you want.

The lyrics specifically mention wanting to take a woman home, so it’s applicable to a bride and groom. Plus, it’s so recognizable that people will find it hard to resist getting up to dance!

42. “Turn Down For What” by DJ Snake, Featuring Lil Jon

Song Year: 2013

Another song that’s challenging to sit still is “Turn Down For What.”

It’s another club banger perfect for couples who don’t need to make the garter toss overly sexual and simply want to encourage their guests to have a great time.

43. “The Way You Move” by OutKast, Featuring Sleepy Brown

Song Year: 2003

“The Way You Move” is about appreciating someone’s body and how they move it.

This song is sensual and romantic but still has enough groove that it will likely get many people out of their seats to dance.

44. “It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls

Song Year: 1979

“It’s Raining Men” is an interesting choice for a garter toss song, but it’s undeniably catchy and fun.

The lyrics are about, well, it is raining men, which could be interpreted as a shower of potential suitors or simply a metaphor for good luck.

45. “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer

Song Year: 1979

Perhaps since it’s from the same year as “It’s Raining Men,” the song “Hot Stuff” has a similar fun and funky vibe.

This song might be a good option for couples who want to add a touch of humor to their garter toss.

46. “I Know What Boys Like” by The Waitresses

Song Year: 1978

“I Know What Boys Like” is a bit of a sassier song, but it’s still fun and playful.

The lyrics are about knowing what boys want and playing coy, which could be interpreted as the bride teasing the groom or even as the groom’s way of showing that he knows the bride well.

47. “Rock Your Body” by Justin Timberlake

Song Year: 2002

As you now know, Justin Timberlake has no shortage of hits that’ll be perfect for a garter toss.

“Rock Your Body” is a top choice because it has a jazzy, hip beat that get’s people in the mood to dance, but the lyrics are as sultry and spicy as ever.

48. “Yummy” by Justin Bieber

Song Year: 2020

“Yummy” has a beat as attractive as yummy food, and Bieber’s soft, whispery voice just makes the whole package even more tempting.

The lyrics are pretty straightforward and make it clear that he’s interested in someone’s “yummy” goods and appreciative of his lady.

49. “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams

Song Year: 2013

You better believe that the groom and bride might be up all night after their wedding, especially if there’s an intimate garter toss during it!

If that’s the plan, “Get Lucky” is the perfect soundtrack. It has a space-age meets 70s disco beat that inspires a multi-generation dance party.

50. “Smooth Operator” by Sade

Song Year: 1984

The groom’s goal in a garter toss is to be a “Smooth Operator,” so why not play Sade’s classic hit to help inspire him to do just that?

This song is the epitome of classy, seductive, and entrancing all combined.

51. “Smooth” by Santana featuring Rob Thomas

Song Year: 1999

The song” Smooth” is as, well, smooth as you’d expect. Santana’s vocals and the Latin slower-paced instrumental make for the perfect, alluring duo.

If this song doesn’t get the honorary couple in the mood, we don’t know what will!

52. “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion

Song Year: 2020

Savage isn’t the most seductive song, but it has a lot of raunchy, sultry, and racy lyrics that can surely help the bride and groom get in the mood — and have fun with it!

It’s also a popular song for the younger generation, who might be the first to take over the dance floor with trendy dance moves.

53. “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” by Trace Adkins

Song Year: 2005

If the bride and groom are fans of country honky tonk music, there’s no better spunky hit to play during a garter toss than “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.”

This song has a bit of everything — it’s fun, flirty, and sure to get people out of their seats (and perhaps swinging each other around arm-in-arm!

54. “Toxic” by Britney Spears

Song Year: 2003

Something about the high-pitched — almost screechy — instrumental notes in “Toxic” can just instantly get the blood flowing.

This Britney classic does a great job of making everyone in the room feel sexy and seductive, not just the bride and groom!

55. “Best I Ever Had” by Drake

Song Year: 2010

One of Drake’s earliest hits is also one of his most charming.

“Best I Ever Had” is a great garter toss song because it tells a story that many people can relate to — finding someone so special that they’re worth leaving everything behind for.

Drake also alludes to begging for his lady, which is what the garter toss looks like as the groom is on his knees- not to mention that 2010 was an iconic year for pop music in general! 

56. “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran

Song Year: 2017

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” is the second-highest viewed music video on Youtube for a reason — it’s super catchy and addictive!

Sheeran sings about being so in love with his love interest’s body, uncovering new things about it each day, and appreciating the shape of her body.

57. “Señorita” by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

Song Year: 2019

This is another highly-viewed and well-loved song because of its seductive vibes and inviting sounds.

Both Camila’s and Shawn’s smooth voices over a Latin-inspired instrumental are hard to resist, especially when they sing together.

58. “Livin’ la Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin

Song Year: 1999

This song is one of Ricky Martin’s most popular hits, and it’s no surprise why — the beat is intoxicating, and the lyrics are fun.

It’s a great song to get people out of their seats and moving, which is perfect for a garter toss where everyone (or at least the men) is trying to catch the bride’s garter.

59. “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande

Song Year: 2016

Ariana Grande has plenty of sexy songs, but “Dangerous Woman” is one of her best.

It starts slow and builds up, just like any truly sultry hit should. And her high notes at the end make it even more enticing!

60. “James Bond Theme” by John Barry and the London Symphony Orchestra

Song Year: 1962

A few theme songs would work well for the garter toss event, not for the sex appeal but for their ability to build suspense, and this is surely one of them.

The James Bond Theme is highly recognizable and puts the groom in the headspace of being on a true mission!

61. “Mission: Impossible Theme” by Wales Philanthropic Orchestra

Song Year: 1967

The” Mission: Impossible” theme has the same effect as the James Bond Theme.

It builds suspense, makes the event seem like a legitimate mission, and inspires many laughs!

62. “The Pink Panther Theme” by Henry Mancini

Song Year: 1963

The last cinematic theme song on the list is “The Pink Panther Theme.”

This one starts even more sneaky and slyly, which can inspire the groom to choreograph an even more dramatic and comical overall performance.

63. “Whip It” by Devo

Song Year: 1980

If there’s a sexy whipping component involved in your garter toss (why not?), then you’d be remiss not to have this be the background song.

It’s a classic song that’s simultaneously spunky, comical, and energetic.

64. “Bad Boys For Life” by Diddy

Song Year: 2001

“Bad Boys For Life” can be the perfect anthem for the groomsmen trying to capture the bride’s garter.

Sure — they might be next to marry if they catch it, but in their heart of hearts, they’ll be “bad boys for life.”

65. “Promiscuous” by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland

Song Year: 2006

The back-and-forth nature of Nelly Furtado and Timbaland’s vocals in “Promiscuous” make it a perfect choice for the garter toss, as it represents the seductive interplay and teasing between a husband and wife.

66. “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer

Song Year: 1990

“U Can’t Touch This” is an ironic song to play, as the groom is literally seductively touching the bride to try and find the garter.

However, it can also be seen as a warning to the other men that no one should lay their hands on the groom’s new wife!

67. “Foxey Lady” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Song Year: 1967

We can all admit that the way Jimi Hendrix played his electric guitar was highly captivating, so the instrumentals alone make sense for the toss.

But on top of that, the lyrics describe an attractive woman he’d love to take home — enter the bride!

68. “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles

Song Year: 2019

Harry Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar” is a newer track, but its slower pace and sultry lyrics make it perfect for a garter toss.

The sensual vibes of this hit are sure to get everyone in the mood, whether they’re single or not.

69. “Versace On The Floor” by Bruno Mars

Song Year: 2016

Bruno Mars is no stranger to songs that are equally classy and provocative, and this is arguably one of his best.

The song also references putting in the effort to please women, presumably what the groom desires to do given his commitment to her.

70. “Still Not A Player” by Big Pun feat. Joe

Song Year: 1998

The phrase about not wanting to be a player anymore is a sentiment that likely will resonate with many grooms.

Through the marriage, they show that they are more than ready to commit and not play games, making this song perfect for a wedding event.

71. “Cherry Pie” by Warrant

Song Year: 1990

This rocking song is the perfect way to get your guests pumped up and ready to party – it’s sure to get them out on the dance floor after the garter toss!

It also has a sexy, rocker vibe that’ll make the groom seem too cool for school.

Top Garter Toss Songs, Final Thoughts

The garter toss may seem risqué, outdated, or just plain awkward to some. But maybe all you need is a good, sexy song in the background to make this tradition your own and represent the love, connection, and intimacy you share with your partner.

Not to mention, picking a fun, sexy song can also be a great way to get everyone out on the dance floor thereafter. Have fun!

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