The ultimate wedding songs to get your guests on the dancefloor 

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Getting everyone up and dancing will probably be one of your key aims at your wedding reception. So it’s important to have an idea of the songs you want to have played, which will help keep the dancefloor filled. But, with such a massive catalogue of songs to choose from, where do you start and which songs make a good choice?

To help you think of the kind of songs that are good to play, we’ve put together a list of the ultimate wedding songs that are sure to get (and keep) your guests on the dancefloor.

What to think about when picking songs

Picking songs that will get people up on the dancefloor at your wedding isn’t just a case of playing the biggest up-tempo hits. If you’re clever about your song choices, you can keep your dancefloor filled – in the words of Lionel Richie – all night long!

For instance, a wedding can lend itself to songs about love or getting together, songs that are positive and uplifting, and songs that are fitting for the day like celebrating and feeling good. We’ve listed some songs for each of these themes, which could work for your wedding, as well as those good-old floor-fillers.

Fitting songs for the day and your wedding reception

  • Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  • Celebration – Kool & The Gang
  • Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
  • I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  • Just Dance – Lady Gaga
  • Kiss – Prince
  • Marry You – Bruno Mars
  • We Are Family – Sister Sledge

Dancy love-related songs

  • Crazy in Love – Beyoncé
  • I’m a Believer – The Monkees
  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston
  • We Found Love – Rihanna and Calvin Harris
  • You’re the One That I Want – John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
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Party songs and floor-fillers

  • Build me up Buttercup – The Foundations
  • Come on Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners
  • Dancing Queen – ABBA
  • Love Shack – B-52’s
  • Night Fever – Bee Gees
  • Twist and Shout – The Beatles
  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
  • Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!

Positive and uplifting songs

  • Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  • (I’ve Had) the Time of My Life – Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes
  • Happy – Pharrell Williams
  • Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  • Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & the Waves

Helping you choose more than the perfect song list for your dream wedding

While you can decide on the choice of music for your wedding reception, our Dream Makers can help you make the most of the music for your wedding reception. From the best place for your DJ to set-up in your venue or suggesting bands who’ve played the venue previously to finding the perfect place to set-up your dancefloor. If you’ve not started planning your special day yet, they could be the wedding experts to help make it happen – from putting together guests lists to picking a venue that fits best with what you want.

If you’re interested in finding out more about your perfect dream wedding, get in touch with our Dream Makers using the form.