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213 Best Wedding Reception Songs To Dance To in 2024

213 Best Wedding Reception Songs To Dance To in 2024

Wedding reception songs to dance to are the heartbeats of celebration, the rhythm of joy, and the soundtrack to memories that last a lifetime. As you plan the perfect playlist for your special day, consider blending timeless classics with modern hits, spanning genres and decades, and create a dance floor journey that mirrors the unique path of your love.

I personally played many of these songs on my wedding day, and they were an absolute hit. Let the music be a harmonious blend of your favorite tunes and those that resonate with your guests, ensuring an unforgettable celebration filled with laughter, love, and twirls on the dance floor.

Most Popular Songs For A Wedding Reception Dance

Joyful newlyweds sharing a dance at their wedding reception, celebrating love with the perfect songs to dance to.

Transform your wedding reception into an epic dance party with genre-spanning songs, ensuring non-stop energy on the dance floor. From electrifying beats to timeless grooves, this curated mix features hits from artists like Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, The Weeknd, and more, guaranteeing your celebration is filled with rhythm, energy, and joy

  1. Beyoncé – “Love On Top
  2. The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face
  3. Bruno Mars – “24K Magic
  4. Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop the Feeling!
  5. Calvin Harris, Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For” 
  6. Beyoncé ft. JAY Z – “Crazy In Love
  7. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee – “Despacito
  8. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars- “Uptown Funk
  9. Backstreet Boys – “Everybody
  10. Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris- “We Found Love
  11. Spice Girls – “Wannabe
  12. Taio Cruz – “Dynamite
  13. Miley Cyrus – “Party In The U.S.A.
  14. Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like
  15. Chris Brown – Forever
  16. MKTO – “Classic
  17. Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa – “One Kiss
  18. Capital Cities – “Safe And Sound
  19. Walk to the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance
  20. Pharrell Williams – “Happy

Best Group Dancing Songs For A Wedding

Groom and guests line dancing at the wedding reception with upbeat songs.

Group dance songs are among the most entertaining parts of a wedding reception. Typically, these songs are familiar to people, and they know how to dance to them. However, you’ll often find friends attempting to catch the steps. Consider having the DJ guide the guests for an unforgettable line dance experience!

  1. Kool & The Gang – “Celebration
  2. DeBarge – “Rhythm Of The Night
  3. PSY – “Gangnam Style
  4. Mr. C The Slide Man – “Cha-Cha Slide
  5. Cupid – “Cupid Shuffle
  6. V.I.C – “Wobble Baby
  7. Shania Twain – “Any Man Of Mine
  8. Robin Thicke ft. T.I., Pharrell – “Blurred Lines
  9. Marcia Griffiths- “Electric Boogie
  10. DJ Maestro – “Turbo Hustle

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Classic Songs To Dance AT Wedding Reception

These energetic songs transcend generations, creating unforgettable moments whether played during the lively wedding reception entrance, cake cutting, or on the dance floor. From Bon Jovi’s anthems to Queen’s iconic classics, these timeless hits are a win-win choice for any celebration.

  1. Frank Sinatra & Count Basie – “The Best Is Yet To Come
  2. Natalie Cole – “This Will Be
  3. Nat King Cole – “Love
  4. Aretha Franklin – “Respect
  5. Stevie Wonder – “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours
  6. Bobby Day & the Satellites – “Little Bitty Pretty One
  7. Michael Jackson – “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
  8. Diana Ross – “Upside Down
  9. Madonna – “Holiday
  10. Montell Jordan – “This Is How We Do It
  11. Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody
  12. Shania Twain – “Man! I Feel Like A Woman
  13. Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer
  14. Abba – “Dancing Queen
  15. Lionel Richie – “All Night Long
  16. Journey – “Don’t Stop Believin’
  17. Elvis Presley – “Burning Love
  18. Queen – “Don’t Stop Me Now
  19. Earth, Wind & Fire – “September
  20. Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes – “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life

Romantic Slow Wedding Dance Songs

Romantic couple dancing on their wedding day

Set the stage for love with this handpicked collection of romantic dance songs for your wedding reception! Whether it’s your first dance, dinner music, or a soulful slow dance, this playlist featuring artists like John Legend, Lady Gaga, Chris Stapleton, and Keith Urban will infuse your special day with pure romance. From modern beats to timeless classics, let the music make your moments unforgettable!

  1. John Legend – “All of Me
  2. Ed Sheeran – “Photograph
  3. Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper – “Shallow
  4. Lady Gaga – “Always Remember Us This Way
  5. Calum Scott, Leona Lewis – “You Are The Reason
  6. Ed Sheeran – “Perfect
  7. Sam Smith – “Stay With Me
  8. One Direction – “You & I
  9. Luke Combs – “Beautiful Crazy
  10. Christina Perri – “A Thousand Years
  11. Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait
  12. Aerosmith – “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
  13. One Direction – “Night Changes
  14. Ellie Goulding – “How Long Will I Love You
  15. Thomas Rhett – “Die A Happy Man
  16. Tim McGraw – “It’s Your Love
  17. Chris Stapleton – “Tennessee Whiskey
  18. Meghan Trainor – “Like I’m Gonna Lose You
  19. Brett Young – “In Case You Didn’t Know
  20. Dan + Shay – “From The Ground Up
  21. Kane Brown – “Heaven
  22. Lana Del Rey – “Young and Beautiful
  23. Ella Henderson – “Yours
  24. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y.
  25. Ed Sheeran – “Afterglow
  26. Keith Urban – “Making Memories Of Us
  27. Thomas Rhett – “Marry Me
  28. ZAYN, Zhavia Ward – “A Whole New World
  29. The Righteous Brothers – “Unchained Melody
  30. Berlin – “Take My Breath Away
  31. Cyndi Lauper – “Time After Time
  32. Jason Derulo – “Marry Me
  33. Hunter Hayes – “Wanted
  34. Clint Black – “When I Said I Do
  35. The Bangles – “Eternal Flame
  36. Labrinth – “Beneath Your Beautiful
  37. Tom Odell – “Grow Old with Me
  38. Chris Young – “Who I Am with You
  39. Bette Midler – “Wind Beneath My Wings
  40. Billy Joel – “Just the Way You Are
  41. George Benson – “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You
  42. Boyz II Men – “End Of The Road
  43. Mariah Carey – “I Want To Know What Love Is
  44. Céline Dion – “Because You Loved Me
  45. Luther Vandross feat. Mariah Carey – “Endless Love
  46. Michael Bolton – “When a Man Loves a Woman
  47. Frank Sinatra – “My Way
  48. Toni Braxton – “Un-Break My Heart
  49. Fugees – “Killing Me Softly With His Song
  50. James Arthur – “Say You Won’t Let Go

Most Romantic Country Songs For Wedding Receptions

Cheerful couple dancing at their country barn wedding reception to the sweet sounds of country tunes.

I love the feeling of country songs for a unique dance at a wedding reception! I have curated this playlist from classic artists like Alabama and Kenny Rogers to modern singer-stars like John Mayer, Tim McGraw, and Blake Shelton. Whether having a reception in a rustic barn or an elegant ballroom, these songs are spectacular for wedding first dances, during dinner time, or to activate the love on the dance floor.

  1. Kane Brown – “Good as You
  2. Scotty McCreery – “This Is It
  3. Thomas Rhett – “Marry Me
  4. Dan + Shay – “Speechless
  5. Miranda Lambert – “Holding On to You
  6. Jordan Davis – “Slow Dance In A Parking Lot
  7. Shania Twain – “You’re Still The One
  8. Brett Young – “In Case You Didn’t Know
  9. Brad Paisley – “Little Moments
  10. Ronnie Dunn Tributes Merle Haggard – “That’s the Way Love Goes
  11. John Mayer ft. Katy Perry – “Who You Love
  12. Tim McGraw – “I Need You
  13. Cody Johnson – “On My Way To You
  14. Tracy Byrd – “The Keeper Of The Stars
  15. Randy Travis – “Forever And Ever, Amen
  16. Alan Jackson – “Remember When
  17. Brad Paisley – “Two People Fell In Love
  18. Michael Peterson- “From Here to Eternity
  19. Kenny Rogers – “Write Your Name (Across My Heart)
  20. Blake Shelton – “God Gave Me You
  21. Kenny Chesney – “You Had Me From Hello
  22. Sara Evans – “I Could Not Ask For More
  23. Vince Gill – “Look At Us
  24. Alabama ft. Jann Arden – “Will You Marry Me
  25. Zac Brown Band – “Old Love Song

Father-Daughter Dance Songs For Weddings

The father and daughter dance is one of the most emotional moments of the wedding reception. From classic country father-daughter wedding reception dance songs to popular emotional tunes, these songs will create a very moving moment celebrating your special relationship.

  1. The Shires – “Daddy’s Little Girl
  2. Abby Anderson – “Daddy
  3. Heartland – “I Loved Her First
  4. Nate King Cole and Natalie Cole – “Unforgettable
  5. Beyoncé – “Daddy
  6. Paul Simon – “Father And Daughter
  7. Race Adkins – “Just Fishin’
  8. Mariah Carey – “Hero
  9. Al Martino – “Daddy’s Little Girl
  10. John Mayer – “Daughters
  11. Steven Curtis Chapman – “Cinderella
  12. Eric Clapton – “Wonderful Tonight
  13. Jason Blaine – “Dance With My Daughter
  14. Tercer Cielo – “No Crezcas Mas
  15. Tim McGraw -” My Little Girl
  16. New Wedding Songs – “As You Dance
  17. Sara Evans – “You’ll Always Be My Baby
  18. Miranda Lambert – “The House That Built Me
  19. Adele – “Make You Feel My Love
  20. Julio Iglesias -” De Niña A Mujer
  21. Billy Joel – “Just the Way You Are

Unique Mother-Son Dance Songs

This list offers many songs for a unique mother-son wedding reception dance. Whether you prefer a playful and lively track, a rock tune, a charming Christian melody, or even a song in Spanish to share this special moment with your mom, our collection provides a diverse range to help you create a memorable experience to cherish forever.

  1. Aretha Franklin – “I Say A Little Prayer
  2. Chris Young – “The Man I Want To Be
  3. Paul Todd – “The First Lady In My Life
  4. Taylor Hicks – “Do I Make You Proud
  5. Molly Pasutti – “The Man You’ve Become
  6. Garth Brooks – “Mom
  7. Carrie Underwood – “Mama’s Song
  8. Blake Shelton – “God gave me You
  9. Boyz 2 Men – “A Song For Mama
  10. Josh Groban – “You Raise Me Up
  11. Michael Bublé – “Mother
  12. The Band Perry – “Mother Like Mine
  13. Sugarland – “Mother
  14. Jason Mraz – “93 Million Miles
  15. Carrie Underwood – I’ll Stand By You
  16. Caleb + Kelsey – “You Will Always Be My Son
  17. Céline Dion – “A Mother’s Prayer
  18. Randy Newman – “You’ve Got a Friend in Me
  19. Linda Ronstadt – “When You Wish Upon A Star
  20. Chris Lane – “That’s What Mamas Are For

Wedding Last Dance Songs To Dance

Groom holding bride in a humorous pose during their lighthearted last dance.

From enchanting slow dances to lively singalongs, this carefully curated collection of dance songs is designed to keep your guests celebrating until the final moments of the wedding reception. Whether you prefer a tender moment with your spouse or a spirited celebration with loved ones, our thoughtfully selected tunes cater to every mood.

  1. Bebe Rexha, David Guetta – “One in a Million
  2. Sister Sledge – “We Are Family
  3. Elton John – “Are You Ready For Love
  4. Robbie Williams – “Angels
  5. Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait
  6. Doechii, Kodak Black “What It Is (Block Boy)
  7. Oasis – “Don’t Look Back In Anger
  8. Enrique Iglesias – “Hero
  9. Wheatus – “Teenage Dirtbag
  10. Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up
  11. Feeder – “Buck Rogers
  12. Cyndi Lauper – “Time After Time
  13. Lewis Capaldi – “Someone You Loved
  14. The Beatles – “Hey Jude
  15. Beyoncé ft. JAY Z – “Crazy In Love
  16. The Rembrandts- “I’ll Be There For You
  17. Green Day – “Good Riddance
  18. Bryan Adams – “Summer Of ’69
  19. Blink-182 – “All The Small Things
  20. Rage Against The Machine – “Killing In the Name
  21. Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris – “We Found Love
  22. The Killers – “Mr. Brightside
  23. Ariana Grande – “One Last Time
  24. Ben E. King – “Stand By Me
  25. Journey – “Don’t Stop Believin’
  26. Snow Patrol – “Chasing Cars
  27. Metallica – “Enter Sandman
  28. Toto – “Africa
  29. Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody” 
  30. Florence The Machine – “You’ve Got the Love
  31. Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer
  32. Toploader – “Dancing in the Moonlight
  33. Foo Fighters – “Everlong
  34. The Killers – “Somebody Told Me
  35. Jet – “Are You Gonna Be My Girl.”
  36. Aerosmith – “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
  37. Plain White T’s – “Hey There, Delilah
  38. Oasis – “Champagne Supernova
  39. Etta James – “At Last
  40. Train – “Hey, Soul Sister
  41. Kings Of Leon – “Sex on Fire
  42. The Lumineers – “Ho Hey
  43. Madness -” It Must Be Love
  44. Stevie Wonder – “Superstition
  45. Amy Winehouse ft. Mark Ronson – “Valerie
  46. Marvin Gaye – “Let’s Get It On
  47. The Proclaimers – “I’m Gonna Be
  48. Coldplay – “Hymn For The Weekend
  49. Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds
  50. Willy Chirino – “La Ultima Canción

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Tips For Creating A Wedding Reception Playlist

Your wedding reception playlist is the key to setting the mood and atmosphere for the entire event. It ensures a packed dance floor and high energy levels, creating a fun and memorable experience for all involved. Check out these tips:

  1. Consider your guests: You should add the songs you love and consider the diverse guests attending the wedding. Try to include various genres to appeal to everyone.
  2.  Add personal touches: Include meaningful songs for you and your partner, such as the first song you danced to or a song that reminds you of a special moment.
  3.  Mix it up: Vary the tempo and energy of the songs to keep people dancing and engaged throughout the night.
  4.  Time your songs: Make sure to time your pieces to fit the reception events, such as the first dance, cake cutting, and bouquet toss.
  5.  Work with your DJ: If you’re working with a DJ, communicate your preferences and any specific songs you want in the playlist.
  6.  Be open to requests: Consider having a request list available for guests. This can help keep the dance floor full and energized.

What Are The Most Played Songs At Weddings?

Wedding playlists are as diverse as love itself, shaped by personal taste, cultural flair, and regional rhythms. These songs stand out as timeless classics, chosen over and over for special moments, from the ceremony to the reception.

  1. At Last” by Etta James
    • A classic choice for the first dance, this soulful ballad has timeless appeal and captures the sentiment of finally finding love.
  2. Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
  3. Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley
    • The King’s crooning masterpiece, a timeless ode to romance, envelops weddings in an enchanting atmosphere, making hearts sway with its sweet melody.
  4. All of Me” by John Legend
    • John Legend’s soulful serenade, an anthem of complete devotion, graces weddings, creating moments that resonate with the deep, enduring love shared between partners.
  5. A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
    • From the “Twilight” movie to real-life fairy tales, this song weaves its way into weddings, capturing the essence of eternal love with every note and lyric.
  6. I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
    • Whitney Houston’s powerful rendition transforms weddings into emotional journeys, expressing everlasting love and leaving an indelible mark on hearts.
  7. Marry You” by Bruno Mars
    • Bruno Mars brings fun to weddings with “Marry You,” an upbeat anthem that turns moments of joy into dance-floor celebrations and adds a touch of whimsy to the big day.
  8. Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers
    • With its haunting melody, this timeless love ballad has the power to transport weddings into a world of romance and nostalgia, creating unforgettable moments.
  9. Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
    • Ed Sheeran strikes a chord with “Perfect,” a modern love story set to music, making it a popular choice for couples looking to express their unique love story.
  10. Celebration” by Kool & The Gang
    • As the ultimate party anthem, “Celebration” brings weddings to life, turning dance floors into jubilant celebrations of love, laughter, and the start of a beautiful journey together.

What Are The Most Popular Dances At Weddings?

Line dances are a great way to get wedding guests of all ages on the dance floor and add a fun and festive atmosphere to the celebration. Here are some of the most popular line dances for weddings:

  1. Electric Slide: The Electric Slide is the time-tested crowd-pleaser that transforms any wedding dance floor into a synchronized spectacle. Its simple steps and infectious rhythm make it the go-to dance to break the ice and unite guests in harmony.
  2. Cupid Shuffle Dance: Imagine a dance that commands your attention and gives you step-by-step instructions on the dance floor. That’s the Cupid Shuffle for you – a modern wedding anthem that turns the reception into a lively, coordinated celebration.
  3. Cha-Cha Slide: When the DJ drops the familiar beats and instructs everyone to “slide to the left” or “take it back now, y’all,” you know the Cha-Cha Slide is about to electrify the dance floor. It’s a timeless dance that turns wedding guests into a well-coordinated dance ensemble.
  4. Wobble Dance: If you’re aiming for an energetic explosion of movement, the Wobble is your dance of choice. Its pulsating beats and dynamic steps turn the dance floor into a whirlwind of excitement, encouraging even the most hesitant guests to join in and let loose.
  5. Macarena: The Macarena, a ’90s sensation, has transcended generations and remains an irresistible dance-floor magnet. As the familiar Spanish beats kick in, wedding guests find themselves entangled in the iconic moves of this global phenomenon, creating an unforgettable dance experience.

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