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221 Best Anniversary Dance Songs To Play At Your Wedding 2023

221 Best Anniversary Dance Songs To Play At Your Wedding 2023

Discover the perfect songs for your wedding anniversary dance that will impress and delight your married guests. The anniversary dance is a lovely way to honor and include your older guests in your big-day celebration.

What Is An Anniversary Dance At A Wedding?

wedding anniversary dance is a unique dance that honors married couples, particularly those who have been married for a significant amount of time. It is a way to celebrate these couples’ enduring love and commitment in the presence of family and friends.

How To Do A Wedding Anniversary Dance?

These are general steps to perform the anniversary dance at a wedding reception:

  • The anniversary dance starts when the DJ or the bandleader asks the married couples to go to the dance floor. They can say, “We would like to celebrate the love and commitment of all married couples with a special anniversary dance. Please join us on the dance floor.”
  • Once complete, the DJ will politely ask the couples to gradually step aside based on the length of their marriage, like, “If you’ve been married for less than one year, please step aside.” Progress through different time intervals (e.g., five years, ten years) until only the longest-married couple remains with the bride and groom.
  • Both couples will continue dancing, and all the guests will cheer and celebrate all those years of marriage.
  • Finally, the DJ will ask them if they have any good advice for the newlyweds (you could give them the bouquet as a seal of their long-standing love if you want to skip throwing it).

Top 10 Most Played Anniversary Dance Songs

From timeless classic anniversary dance songs to contemporary favorites, these melodies will set the mood and create unforgettable moments on your special day. So, here are the most played songs for the wedding anniversary dance.

  1. Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody
  2. Kenny Rogers – Through The Years
  3. Michael Bublé – Can’t Help Falling in Love
  4. John Legend – All Of Me
  5. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
  6. Kenny Rogers, Sheena Easton – We’ve Got Tonight
  7. John Hogan – Could I Have This Dance
  8. Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
  9. Etta James – At Last
  10. Frank Sinatra – You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

Classic Wedding Anniversary Songs

These classic songs hold a special place in our hearts, evoking feelings of nostalgia, romance, and enduring love. Also, they evoke a sense of tradition and elegance, making them perfect for more formal or traditional weddings or if your wedding has a lot of older couples. So, embrace the classics, and let the music carry you away on a journey through time as you celebrate love with grace and elegance.

Here are the top classic wedding anniversary songs, including best oldies tunes:

  1. Carpenters – We’ve Only Just Begun
  2. The Platters – Only You
  3. The Beatles – When I’m Sixty-Four
  4. Sam Cooke – Nothing Can Change This Love
  5. Robbie Williams – Eternity
  6. Barry Manilow – Can’t Smile Without You
  7. Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
  8. Ben E. King – Stand By Me
  9. Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
  10. Chicago – You’re The Inspiration
  11. Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You
  12. Air Supply – The Power Of Love
  13. Air Supply – Lost in love
  14. Bad English – When I See You Smile
  15. Céline Dion – The Power Of Love
  16. James Brown – I feel good
  17. Michael Bolton – Said I Loved You… But I Lied
  18. Lionel Ritchie Duet & Diana Ross – Endless Love
  19. Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
  20. John Travolta And Olivia Newton-John – You’re The One That I Want
  21. Frankie Valli And The 4 Seasons – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
  22. Barry White – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Baby
  23. Elvis Presley- Loving You
  24. Dean Martin – You Belong To Me
  25. Dean Martin – Memories Are Made Of This
  26. John Travolta And Olivia Newton-John – You’re The One That I Want
  27. Harry Connick Jr. – It Had to Be You
  28. Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
  29. James Taylor – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)
  30. Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
  31. The Police – Every Breath You Take
  32. The Drifters – Save the last dance for me
  33. Olivia Newton-John – Hopelessly Devoted to You
  34. Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender 
  35. Cezsabio – the love I found in you
  36. Van Morrison – Someone Like You
  37. Stevie Wonder – Overjoyed 
  38. Stevie Wonder – Ribbon In The Sky
  39. Paul Simon – Still Crazy After All These Years
  40. Brian McKnight – Back At One
  41. Nat King Cole – L-O-V-E
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Wedding with younger couples dancing

Country Anniversary Songs To Dance At Your Wedding

These handpicked Country Anniversary Songs will fill your wedding reception with heartwarming melodies, creating a memorable and joyous atmosphere as you celebrate the journey of love.

  1. Alan Jackson – Remember When
  2. Randy Travis – Forever and Ever, Amen
  3. Luke Bryan – Drunk On You
  4. Dan + Shay – From The Ground Up 
  5. Russell Dickerson – Love You Like I Used To
  6. Don Williams – You’re My Best Friend
  7. Chris Stapleton – More Of You
  8. George Strait – I Cross My Heart
  9. Chris Young – Who I Am With You
  10. Blake Shelton – My Eyes (ft. Gwen Sebastian)
  11. Vince Gill – Look At Us
  12. Russell Dickerson – Yours
  13. Thomas Rhett, Katy Perry – Where We Started
  14. Blake Shelton – God Gave Me You
  15. Kenny Chesney – You Had Me From Hello
  16. Michael Peterson – From Here To Eternity
  17. Josh Turner – Your Man
  18. Gary Allan – The One
  19. Brett Young – In Case You Didn’t Know
  20. Blake Shelton – Nobody But You
  21. Martina Mcbride – I Love You
  22. Tim McGraw – It’s Your Love 
  23. Avery Anna – I Love You More
  24. Shania Twain – Forever And For Always
  25. Vince Gill – When Love Finds You
  26. Alan Jackson – Once in a Lifetime Love
  27. John Berry – Your Love Amazes Me
  28. Brad Paisley – Little Moments
  29. Brad Paisley – Two People Fell In Love
  30. Michael Peterson- From Here to Eternity
  31. Hootie & The Blowfish – Only Wanna Be with You
  32. Johnny Cash – A Thing Called Love
  33. McGraw – I Need You
  34. Jo Dee Messina – Because You Love Me
  35. Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance
  36. Lady Antebellum – I Run To You
  37. Brad Paisley – She’s Everything 
  38. Crystal Gayle – A Long and Lasting Love
  39. Sara Evans – I Could Not Ask For More
  40. Kip Moore – Hey Pretty Girl
  41. Big & Rich – Lost In This Moment

Most Romantic Anniversary Dance Songs to Celebrate A Lasting Love.

Ignite the flames of romance and create an enchanting atmosphere with our handpicked selection of wedding anniversary dance songs. From smooth ballads to soulful melodies, here are the most romantics songs for a memorable anniversary dance.

  1. Shania Twain – You’re Still The One
  2. Adam Sandler – Grow Old With You
  3. Gloria Estefan – Here We Are
  4. Jessica Simpson – I Wanna Love You Forever
  5. Bon Jovi – Always
  6. Bon Jovi – Thank You For Loving Me
  7. Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
  8. Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
  9. Whitney Houston – Saving All My Love For You
  10. Elton John – Your Song
  11. Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting – All For Love
  12. Keith Urban – Making Memories Of Us
  13. Lewis Brice – It’s You (I’ve Been Looking For)
  14. Marc Anthony & Tina Arena – I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You
  15. Calum Scott – You Are The Reason
  16. Mariah Carey – We Belong Together
  17. NSYNC – This I Promise You 
  18. Adele – Make You Feel My Love
  19. Marc Anthony – You Belong With Me
  20. Marc Anthony – Love is All
  21. Whitney Houston – All The Man That I Need
  22. Alicia Keys – That’s How Strong My Love Is
  23. Kiana Ledé – I Choose You
  24. Whitney Houston – Run To You
  25. Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up 
  26. Extreme – More Than Words
  27. The Beatles – In My Life (Remastered 2009)
  28. Journey – After All These Years
  29. NewSong – When God Made You
  30. Tim McGraw, Faith Hill – The Rest of Our Life
  31. Jim Brickman – LOVE OF MY LIFE
  32. Dave Matthews Band – Crash Into Me
  33. Kelly Clarkson – A Moment Like This
  34. Michael Bolton – When a Man Loves a Woman
  35. Ed Sheeran – Happier
  36. Enrique Iglesias – Hero 
  37. Sam Smith – Stay With Me
  38. Boyzone – No Matter What
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The couple who have been married the longest are the night’s winners.

Modern Wedding Anniversary Dance Songs

This list of modern wedding anniversary dance songs is ideal for younger couples to celebrate their journey of love on the dance floor.

  1. Train – Marry Me
  2. Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
  3. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
  4. Ed Sheeran – Perfect
  5. Coldplay – Yellow
  6. Michael Buble – Close Your Eyes
  7. Joshua Radin – I’d Rather Be With You
  8. Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
  9. Nathan Sykes – Over And Over Again
  10. Dan + Shay, Justin Bieber – 10,000 Hours
  11. Lady Gaga – Always Remember Us This Way
  12. Taylor Swift – This Love
  13. J Balvin & Ed Sheeran – Forever My Love
  14. Justin Bieber – Confirmation
  15. Calum Scott – Heaven
  16. James Bay – Us
  17. Justin Bieber – Lifetime
  18. Justin Bieber – As Long As You Love Me Ft. Big Sean
  19. Katy Perry – Unconditionally
  20. Sinéad O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2U 
  21. Miley Cyrus – When I Look At You
  22. Kyla – Because Of You
  23. Ray LaMontagne – You Are the Best Thing
  24. Taylor Swift – Mine
  25. Selena Gomez & The Scene – Love You Like A Love Song
  26. ANGEL – Aerosmith – Cover By Rachelle Amanda
  27. Elton John – Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  28. Dave Matthews – The Space Between
  29. Abby Anderson – I’ll Still Love You 
  30. John Legend – So High
  31. Kiana Ledé – I Choose You 
  32. Robin Thicke – The Sweetest Love 
  33. Michael Bublé – The Best Is Yet to Come
  34. Ella Mai – Boo’d Up
  35. Ricky Martin – I Count the Minutes
  36. Kool & The Gang – Celebration
  37. Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are 
  38. Sixpence None The Richer – Kiss Me
  39. Brae Cruz Cover – My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion Cover
  40. Shallow – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper – Brian Justin Crum
  41. Wherever You Will Go – The Calling (Boyce Avenue Acoustic Cover)
  42. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton (Boyce Avenue Acoustic Cover)
  43. Sophie Ann – Fall For You
  44. JVKE – Golden Hour 
  45. Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello – Señorita
  46. John Legend – You & I

R&B Anniversary Songs

R&B anniversary songs are one of the most popular choices for a wedding anniversary dance. They are a captivating blend of rhythm and blues that evoke deep passion.

These are our favorite songs to create an intimate atmosphere, allowing your married guests to enjoy this exceptional dance.

  1. Alicia Keys – Fallin’
  2. Billie Holiday – As Time Goes By
  3. Beyoncé Ft Jamie Foxx – When I First Saw You
  4. Adele – Rolling In The Deep
  5. Adele – Lovesong
  6. The Weeknd – Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
  7. Amy Winehouse – I love you more than you’ll ever know
  8. Mary J. Blige – You Are My Everything
  9. Monica – Why I Love You So Much
  10. Grover Washington Jr. – Just the Two of Us
  11. The O’Jays – Forever Mine
  12. The Stylistics – You make me feel brand new
  13. BeBe & CeCe Winans – I Found Love
  14. Brian McKnight – The Only One For Me
  15. Kenny Lattimore – For You
  16. Musiq Soulchild – Greatest Love
  17. K-Ci & JoJo – This Very Moment
  18. Tony Terry – When I’m With You
  19. Heatwave – Always and Forever 
  20. Jesse Powell – You
  21. Johnny Gill – You for Me
  22. Donny Hathaway ft Roberta Flack – The Closer I Get To You
  23. Kenny Lattimore – All My Tomorrows
  24. Jill Scott ft. Anthony Hamilton- So In Love
  25. Donny Hathaway – A Song For You
  26. Chrisette Michele – A Couple Of Forevers
  27. Anthony David – 4Evermore – feat. Algebra & Phonte
  28. Charlie Wilson – Love, Love, Love
  29. Brian McKnight – Nobody
  30. Brian McKnight – I Want U
  31. Johnny Gill – I Found Love
  32. Brian McKnight – Never Felt This Way
  33. New Edition – I’m Still In Love With You
  34. Keyshia Cole – Heaven Sent
  35. Ruff Endz – Someone To Love You
  36. Natalie Cole – Our Love
  37. Keyshia Cole – Love (Alt. Version)
  38. Maxwell – Lifetime
  39. Babyface – You Are so Beautiful
  40. Brian McKnight – Love Of My Life
  41. Anthony Hamilton – Best of Me 
  42. Miguel – Sure Thing 
  43. Fantasia – When I Met You
  44. Leon Bridges – Coming Home 
  45. Barry White – You’re the First, the Last, My Everything

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Do I need to include an anniversary dance at my wedding?

The anniversary dance could be an alternative to tossing the bridal bouquet if you wish, but you can do both.

If you have many married couples, this would be a sweet and sentimental touch for them. You and your guests will also look at the winning couple as an inspiration of love and support.

Personalize your wedding as much as you want; you don’t have to follow any rules. Be pleased with all the blessings around you; your choices will be fine.


How long does the anniversary dance last?

The anniversary dance usually lasts the entire duration of a song. Depending on the number of married guests, you can include two pieces and choose if you prefer different musical genres or from different generations.


When to do the anniversary dance at a wedding?

The anniversary dance is held during the wedding reception. Since this tradition requires the presence of older couples, it is better to choose a moment when they will be present (they usually don’t stay until the end of the party). So it could be before cutting the cake.


What is the number 1 first dance wedding song?

The most requested wedding anniversary song is Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers, followed by famous singers like Kenny Rogers, Michael Bublé, John Legends, and Frank Sinatra.

Choose an anniversary dance song keeping in mind the age of the married couples who will attend your wedding.

If it is an older audience, you can get a soft classic song so that they feel emotionally identified.

If they are younger couples, you can check out the most modern and animated songs if they like to dance.

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