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35 Best Songs for the Electric Slide Dance – Classic & Modern Hits

35 Best Songs for the Electric Slide Dance – Classic & Modern Hits

Get ready to feel the love and hit the dance floor with the ultimate playlist of the 35 best songs for the Electric Slide dance, the heart-pounding highlight of every wedding reception! Born from the soulful rhythms of African American culture in the ’70s, the Electric Slide isn’t just a line dance; it’s a celebration of love, unity, and unforgettable moments shared with family and friends.

From its simple beginnings to its worldwide popularity, the Electric Slide has symbolized love’s unifying power, captivating dancers of all ages and backgrounds closer to the dance floor. So, grab your partner, feel the music in your bones, and let’s dance forever with the timeless fun of this fantastic group dance!

Classics Songs for the Electric Slide

Step into nostalgia with the classic Electric Slide songs playlist from the ’70s to the ’90s! I have carefully selected this dynamic selection of hits across different genres, guaranteed to elevate your wedding reception line dance.
Let the music sweep you away as you and your loved ones glide and slide, pouring your hearts into each step, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

1. “Electric Boogie” by Marcia Griffiths

Album: Carousel
Released: 1990
Genre: Funk

“Electric Boogie” by Marcia Griffiths is one of the songs played the most in the Electric Slide dance. It is a timeless anthem synonymous with joy and unity on the dance floor. Initially released in 1983, Griffiths’ remixed version of her album Carousel became an international hit in 1990, solidifying its place as a beloved classic for generations to come.

Lyrics you’ll love: You gotta know it / It’s electric boogie woogie, woogie / Now you can’t hold it / It’s electric boogie woogie, woogie / But you know it’s there / Here, there and everywhere.

2. “All Night Long,” by Lionel Richie

Album: Can’t Slow Down
Released: 1983
Genre: R&B/Soul

“All Night Long” by Lionel Richie is one of the best 80s dance songs for your wedding party, setting the perfect mood for the Electric Slide dance with its catchy rhythm and feel-good lyrics. This international smash hit topped the charts worldwide in late 1983 and became a wedding favorite due to its celebratory vibe that keeps guests on their feet.

Lyrics you’ll love: We’re going to Party, Karamu, Fiesta, forever / Come on and sing along! / We’re going to Party, Karamu, Fiesta, forever / Come on and sing along! / All night long (all night), All night (all night).

3. “That’s the Way I Like It,” by KC & The Sunshine Band

Album: KC and the Sunshine Band
Released: 1975
Genre: R&B/Soul, Pop, Rock

Get ready to groove with “That’s the Way I Like It” by KC & The Sunshine Band! This disco hit is a true party anthem, with its funky groove and energetic tempo perfect for this fun line dance. Topping the charts twice, it’s a crowd-pleaser that sets the stage for a joyous celebration of love and unity.

Lyrics you’ll love: When you take me by the hand / Tell me I’m your lovin’ man / When you give me all your love / And do it babe the very best you can / That’s the way, aha, aha / I like it, aha, aha

4. “Candy” by Cameo

Album: Word Up!
Released: 1986
Genre: R&B/Soul

“Candy” by Cameo is the ultimate song for the Electric Slide at wedding receptions, thanks to its funky beat, catchy rhythm, and perfect tempo for each step on the dance floor. With its chart-topping success, reaching number one on the R&B charts and the Top 10 on the US Dance charts, this song guarantees an unforgettable and emotionally charged dance experience for everyone.

Lyrics you’ll love: ‘Cause you affect me, fascinate me / I thank heaven for the things that you do (for the things that you do) / It’s like candy (candy), oh / You sure are sweet, sweet (sweet)

5. “A Night To Remember” by Shalamar

Album: Friends
Released: 1982
Genre: Funk, Classic Soul, Disco

“A Night To Remember” by Shalamar is another fantastic addition to your wedding playlist, inviting everyone to join the celebration with the iconic Electric Slide line dance steps. The lyrics, with the promise of unforgettable moments and timeless love, add a meaningful touch to the dance floor.

Lyrics you’ll love: Get ready (Oh, baby) tonight / Gonna make this a night to remember / Celebrations in the heart ’cause we’re united / And there’s nothing in this world to come between me and you.

6. “Brick House” by Commodores

Album: Commodores
Released: 1977
Genre: Funk

Get ready to groove with “Brick House” by Commodores, another fantastic addition to your party reception playlist! With its funky bassline and empowering lyrics, this classic turns the dance floor into a celebration, making it impossible for guests to resist joining the Electric Slide dance. The song peaked at number 5 in the U.S. and 32 in the UK, cementing its status as a timeless favorite for generations.

Lyrics you’ll love: Brick house / Yeah, she’s mighty mighty, just lettin’ it all hangout / She’s a brick house / Yeah, she’s the one, the only one, built like an amazon, yeah / Shake it down, shake it down, shake it down now.

7. “Dancing Queen” by ABBA

Album: Arrival
Released: 1976
Genre: Eurodisco, Pop

“Dancing Queen” by ABBA is a classic party reception anthem, turning the dance floor into a lively spectacle. With its upbeat tempo and catchy melody, this sing-along tune invites family and friends to join in this fun line dance, where every dance step becomes a memorable moment.

Lyrics you’ll love: You’re in the mood for a dance / And when you get the chance / You are the dancing queen / Young and sweet / Only seventeen Dancing queen.

8. “Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.

Album: Chartbusters
Released: 1984
Genre: Dance-Pop

“Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. is a great tune that brings energy to the dance floor. With its iconic theme and catchy beats, this tune is among the greatest songs of the 1980s that your guests can’t resist dancing to, showing off their best steps while grooving to the electric slide.

Lyrics you’ll love: Who you gonna call? (Ghostbusters) / Uh, think you better call (Ghostbusters) / Ha-ha, who you gonna call? (Ghostbusters) / I can’t hear you / Who you gonna call? (Ghostbusters)

9. “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain

Album: Come On Over
Released: 1997
Genre: Country Pop

“Man! I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain is one of the most popular songs from the ’90s that will get everyone on the dance floor! With its upbeat tempo and empowering lyrics, this song will bring out the inner diva in all your guests, making it a fantastic choice for the electric slide.

Lyrics you’ll love: Oh, oh, oh, go totally crazy, forget I’m a lady / Men’s shirts, short skirts / Oh, oh, oh, really go wild, yeah, doin’ it in style.

10. “Electric Slide (Shall We Dance)” by Grandmaster Slice

Album: Electric Slide
Released: 1991
Genre: Hip Hop

The catchy beat and fun rhythm make this song perfect for showcasing your best electric slide moves while celebrating with family and friends. So gather your loved ones, turn up the music, and let’s dance the night away to the beat of “Electric Slide (Shall We Dance)”!

Lyrics you’ll love: Go side-to-side, back and forth and just, Spin around, change directions and whip and skip / Don’t jump around like ya got ants in your pants / Get on the dance floor. C’mon, shall we dance?

11. “I Am From The Country” by Tracy Byrd

Album: I’m from the Country
Released: 1998
Genre: Country

“I Am From The Country” by Tracy Byrd is among my favorite country songs for the electric slide, adding a touch of charm to your wedding reception playlist. With its catchy tune and relatable lyrics, this song is perfect for bringing everyone together to celebrate love and joy in true country style.

Lyrics you’ll love: You don’t need an invitation / Oh, kick off your shoes, come on in (come on in) / Yeah, we know how to work and we know how to play / We’re from the country, we’re from the country.

12. “Super Love” by Exile

Album: Hang On to Your Heart
Released: 1986
Genre: Country

“Super Love” by Exile is one of the most playful and fun wedding songs on this list for the electric slide. Its catchy chorus makes it a sing-along favorite that will involve all your guests in a unique and delightful line dance.

Lyrics you’ll love: I ain’t no doctor, ain’t got no PhD / When you talk about love / Better talk to me / I got love / Super duper love.

13. “Earthquake” by Ronnie Milsap

Album: Heart & Soul
Released: 1987
Genre: Country

“Earthquake” by Ronnie Milsap is a lively addition to any wedding reception playlist. It is perfect for couples looking to add excitement to their dance floor. With its catchy melody and energetic vibe, it’s sure to get guests of all ages up and moving, creating lasting memories for everyone.

Lyrics you’ll love: Oh Lord, shake, shake (like an earthquake) / Shake, shake (like an earthquake) / Oh, oh, You got me shakin’ and tremblin’ (like an earthquake).

14. “Are You Single” by Aurra

Album: Send Your Love
Released: 1981
Genre: R&B/Soul

Looking for a playful song for the Electric Slide at your reception? “Are You Single” by Aurra delivers the perfect blend of fun and catchy lyrics to keep the energy high on the dance floor.

Lyrics you’ll love: Are you single? / I’ve been watching the way you move / Baby you’re so smooth (Oh I like the way you move yeah) / When I see you dancing across the floor (uh-huh).

15. “Love Train” by The O’Jays

Album: Back Stabbers
Released: 1972
Genre: R&B/Soul

“Love Train” by The O’Jays is more than just a song – it’s a genuine invitation to unite and celebrate love. Its infectious beat and uplifting lyrics inspire all your family and friends to join the celebration, creating moments of pure joy and harmony.

Topping both the Billboard Hot 100 and Best Selling Soul Singles chart for weeks, it’s a timeless anthem that brings people together, making it the perfect choice for your Electric Slide dance.

Lyrics you’ll love: People all over the world (all the world, now) / Join hands (love ride) / Start a love train (love ride), love train.

16. “Together Forever” by Rick Astley

Album: Whenever You Need Somebody
Released: 1988 
Genre: Pop

“Together Forever” by Rick Astley stands as one of the most beloved songs from the 80s, cherished for its beautiful message of eternal love. With its catchy rhythm and heartfelt lyrics, it’s an ideal choice for weddings, making it a perfect match for the Electric Slide, adding a touch of nostalgia and excitement.

Lyrics you’ll love: Together forever and never to part / Together forever we two / And don’t you know I would move Heaven and Earth / To be together forever with you.

17. “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge

Album: We Are Family
Released: 1979
Genre: R&B/Soul

“We Are Family” by Sister Sledge is a disco anthem released in 1979 and known for its uplifting message of unity. Its infectious groove and catchy chorus made it a timeless favorite at weddings and family gatherings. The song went gold, becoming the number one R&B and number two pop song on the American charts in 1979.

Lyrics you’ll love: Hey, hey, hey / If you want a chance, just join your hands with us / If you want to get up, get up and sing, yeah / We are family / I got all my sisters with me / We are family / Get up everybody and sing

18. “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire

Album: The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1
Released: 1978
Genre: Disco, R&B/Soul

“September” by Earth, Wind & Fire is one of the most well-known classic songs, perfect for getting everyone dancing to the Electric Slide. Its unique beat and lively music make it impossible to resist. Guests will be eager to hit the dance floor and have a great time as soon as it starts playing.

Lyrics you’ll love: Ba-dee-ya (dee-ya, dee-ya), say, do you remember? / Ba-dee-ya (dee-ya, dee-ya), dancin’ in / September / Ba-dee-ya (dee-ya, dee-ya), never was a cloudy day

19. “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang

Album: Celebrate!
Released: 1980
Genre: R&B/Soul

“Celebration” by Kool & The Gang is a number-one hit that will light up your wedding reception party! With its upbeat tempo and infectious groove, it’s the perfect song to celebrate love and happiness with all your loved ones.

Lyrics you’ll love: There’s a party goin’ on right here / A dedication to last throughout the years / So bring your good times and your laughter too / We gonna celebrate and party with you / Come on now.

20. “Boogie Wonderland” by Earth, Wind & Fire

Album: I Am
Released: 1979
Genre: Funk, Disco

The funky groove, energetic tempo, and electrifying beats of the “Boogie Wonderland” by Earth, Wind & Fire will transport dancers to a disco paradise, creating an irresistible urge to boogie. As soon as the first notes hit, guests are swept away into a world of funky fun, making it a must-have for any wedding playlist.

Lyrics you’ll love: I find romance when I start to dance in Boogie Wonderland / Dance, dance (Boogie Wonderland), dance, dance

21. “The Hustle” by Van McCoy

Album: Disco Baby
Released: 1975
Genre: Disco/ Dance

“The Hustle” by Van McCoy is a timeless classic that will bring everyone together for a night of fun and celebration. With its infectious rhythm and nostalgic charm, this iconic song sets the perfect tone for an Electric Slide dance.

Lyrics you’ll love: Do it! Do it! Do it! / Do the Hustle! Do the Hustle!

22. “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston

Album: Whitney
Released: 1987
Genre: Dance-pop, R&B/Soul

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston is a global hit that reached #1 in 14 countries and will quickly fill the dance floor. Its lyrics express the joy of love and the desire to celebrate it through dance, adding a heartfelt touch to your special day’s festivities.

Lyrics you’ll love: Oh, I wanna dance with somebody / I wanna feel the heat with somebody / Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody / With somebody who loves me.

23. “Move This” by Technotronic

Album: Pump Up the Jam
Released: 1989
Genre: Dance/Electronic

Set the dance floor on fire with “Move This” by Technotronic! Its pulsating rhythm and infectious beats perfectly complement the steps of the electric slide, adding electrifying energy to your reception party!

Lyrics you’ll love: Baby, let me show you how to do this / You’ve gotta move this, you’re doing fine / There’s nothing to it, you gotta groove it / Come on and move this, shake that body for

Contemporary Alternative Electric Slide Songs

Get ready to rock your wedding reception party with contemporary alternative Electric Slide songs from the 2000s to today! From hip-hop to country, these modern tunes breathe new life into the dance, uniting generations on the dance floor for an unforgettable celebration of love and music.

24. “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams

Album: Random Access Memories
Released: 2013
Genre: Disco, Funk

This is one of my favorite contemporary songs for making the electric slide dance come alive at weddings. When “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams starts playing, it’s like a burst of energy that syncs perfectly with the slide steps, creating a special vibe that brings everyone together—from young cousins to grandma—on the dance floor, making memories that’ll last a lifetime.

Lyrics you’ll love: I’m up all night to get lucky / We’re up all night ’til the sun / We’re up all night to get some / We’re up all night for good fun / We’re up all night to get lucky.

25. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

Album: Uptown Special
Released: 2014
Genre: Funk-Pop

“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars is one of the most popular songs on this list, and it is ideal for adding a modern twist to the electric slide. Its massive success on the Billboard charts and Grammy-winning status, including Record of the Year and Best Pop/Duo Group Performance, make it a guaranteed hit, especially loved by younger guests.

Lyrics you’ll love: ‘Cause uptown funk gon’ give it to you / Saturday night and we in the spot / Don’t believe me, just watch, come on / Doh-doh-doh, doh-doh-doh, doh-doh.

26. “Better When Im Dancin’” by Meghan Trainor

Album: The Peanuts Movie Soundtrack
Released: 2015
Genre: Tropical

“Better When I’m Dancin'” by Meghan Trainor is an excellent addition to your reception playlist! It’s fun and upbeat and will put everyone in a great mood. Plus, Meghan Trainor’s popularity among younger folks ensures that they’ll love it, too. The rhythm is perfect for a modern group line dance like the electric slide, so get ready to hit the dance floor and make unforgettable memories!

Lyrics you’ll love: But I feel better when I’m dancing, yeah, yeah / Better when I’m dancing, yeah, yeah / Oh, we can do this together / I bet you feel better when you’re dancing? Yeah, yeah.

27. “Juice” by Lizzo

Album: Cuz I Love You
Released: 2019
Genre: Pop

“Juice” by Lizzo is a feel-good anthem that adds a funky flair to the electric slide. Its infectious beats and empowering lyrics are sure to get everyone grooving. Lizzo’s confident delivery and irresistible energy make this song a must-have for any wedding, ensuring guests of all ages have fun on the dance floor!

Lyrics you’ll love: If I’m shining, everybody gonna shine (Yeah, I’m goals) / I was born like this, don’t even gotta try (Now you know) / I’m like Chardonnay, get better over time

28. “Dance Her Home” by Cody Johnson

Album: Cowboy Like Me
Released: 2014
Genre: Country

“Dance Her Home” by Cody Johnson is a modern country song with a fantastic rhythm, perfect for sliding and shuffling with the Electric Slide dance. Its playful lyrics make it an amusing choice for the bride and groom to enjoy together!

Lyrics you’ll love: For a little bit of time out on that ol’ dance floor / If she gives me half a chance at romance, I’m gonna dance her home.

29. “Cha Cha Slide” by Mr. C The Slide Man

Released: 2000
Genre: Disco/ Hip Hop

“Cha Cha Slide” by Mr. C The Slide Man (also known as DJ Casper) is an infectious worldwide song that guides listeners through a series of easy-to-follow dance steps. Its unique rhythm makes it a favorite for group dances like the Electric Slide, bringing people together on the dance floor.

Lyrics you’ll love: One hop this time / Right foot, let’s stomp / Left foot, let’s stomp / Cha cha now y’all / Now it’s time to get funky.

30. “Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid

Album: Time for a Change
Released: 2007
Genre: Dance Music, Hip-Hop/Rap

“Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid is a lively blend of hip-hop, pop, and dance music that is excellent for wedding parties. Its chart success and 3x Platinum certification have made it a staple, inspiring countless remixes and dance challenges on social media, ensuring it remains a vibrant part of contemporary pop culture.

Lyrics you’ll love: To the right, to the right, to the right, to the right / To the left, to the left, to the left, to the left / Now kick, now kick, now kick, now kick / Now walk it by yourself, now walk it by yourself / (Let me see you do)

31. “Step In The Name Of Love” by R. Kelly (Remix)

Album: Chocolate Factory
Released: 2003
Genre: R&B/Soul

The Remix of R. Kelly’s ‘Step In The Name Of Love’ is a silky smooth R&B delight, perfect for swinging and swaying to its romantic beat. It will add an elegant and romantic flair to every Electric Slide, keeping the love and laughter alive at your reception party!

Lyrics you’ll love: Snap in the name of love, snap in the name of love (snap my fingers) / Clap in the name of love, clap in the name of love (clap my hands, yeah).

32. “Electric Slide” by Shaggy ft. Marcia Griffiths, Amber Lee, Jamila Falak & Moyann

Released: 2023
Genre: Hop-Hop/Pop

Shaggy’s rendition of “Electric Boogie” featuring Marcia Griffiths, Amber Lee, Jamila Falak & Moyann brings a contemporary twist to this timeless classic, making it one of the freshest songs on the playlist for the electric slide line dance. With its catchy beats and rebuilt energy, this track adds a vibrant touch to the dance floor.

Lyrics you’ll love: Are you coming with me? / Come let me take you on a party ride / And I’ll teach you, teach you, teach you / I’ll teach you the electric slide

33. “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake

Album: Dreamworks’ animated film, Trolls. 
Released: 2016
Genre: Soul Music / Electropop

“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake is an upbeat and catchy song, guaranteed to get everyone dancing nonstop. Plus, Justin Timberlake’s music is loved by people of all ages, so it’s sure to be a line dance hit with everyone at your reception.

Lyrics you’ll love: Nothin’ I can see but you when you dance, dance, dance / Feel a good, good creepin’ up on you / So just dance, dance, dance, come on / All those things I shouldn’t do.

34. “Shut Up and Dance” by WALK THE MOON

Released: 2014
Genre: Electropop, Dance Pop

Get ready to groove down memory lane with “Shut Up and Dance” by WALK THE MOON! Inspired by real-life high school memories, this energetic hit channels the vibrant, quirky vibe of early 80s pop-rock. It’s one of the most popular and fun songs for your wedding party, with a modern tempo perfect for Electric Slide dance moves!

Lyrics you’ll love: “Oh, don’t you dare look back, Just keep your eyes on me” / I said, “You’re holding back” / She said, “Shut up and dance with me” / This woman is my destiny.

35. Wobble by V.I.C.

Album: Beast
Released: 2008
Gente: Hip-Hop/Rap

Wobble” by V.I.C. is a party anthem that’ll add some serious fun to your wedding playlist! Its catchy beat and easy-to-follow dance steps make it perfect for getting everyone dancing. Whether young or young at heart, this song will surely get you wobbling and grooving all night long.

Lyrics you’ll love: I got em’ shakin’ their boobies like congos / Man, I’m shaking the city like quakes / The haters blowin’ the face like gonzo / Cause I’m baking a cake so let’s bake

What Are The Basic Steps Of The Electric Slide Dance?

The Electric Slide typically consists of four steps to the side, followed by a series of taps or slides. It is commonly performed in a line or group facing the same direction. Watch these video tutorials for step-by-step instructions, practice timing and coordination, and enjoy!

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