So now that you’ve officially tied the knot, it’s time to celebrate! Music can either make or break your wedding, and choosing the wrong playlist can completely change the entire tone of your special day. The dance floor will become the center of your first memories as a newly-wed couple, so make sure you create a playlist that’s unforgettable.
Whether you’re into this year’s contemporary hits, or simply can’t get enough of the classic oldies, we’ve included something from every genre and for every taste. Here are 30 of the best wedding dance songs to play at your reception.
To listen to the songs check out our Wedding Dance Songs Spotify playlist – you can even keep your faves for your own wedding playlist! Click here to listen!
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Ever since the success of 2017’s hit song ‘Despacito’, Latin singles are crushing international music charts. It’s no surprise top artists of the year like Camila Cabello and Cardi B are dominating the industry with their Latin-fusion tunes—blending pop, salsa, and trap genres to create catchy and rhythmic dance floor hits.
‘Havana’ by Camila Cabello
‘I Like It’ by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin
“All the Stars” by SZA and Kendrick Lamar
“Finesse” by Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B
“Mad Love” by Sean Paul, David Guetta, and Becky G
With its huge surge of boy bands and smooth R&B tunes, the 90’s was (and still is) a dance-worthy decade you should consider paying tribute to at your wedding. Even if we don’t know all the lyrics of Mambo No. 5, the moment it plays, you know there’ll be a rush to the dance floor.
“I Want It That Way” by Backstreet Boys
“Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” by C & C Music Factory
“This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan
“Mambo No. 5” by Lou Bega
“Macarena” by Los del Rio
Have you chosen the perfect song for you and your partner’s First Dance? Check out our article on 60 Wedding Love Songs, ideal for that magical moment.
All-Time Greatest Hits
There is no wedding playlist without Michael Jackson, the prince of pop. These all-time favorites will have every guest singing their lungs out and dancing the night away!
“Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson
“I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston
“Dancing Queen” by ABBA
“It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls
“Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer
Hip Hop Jams
Perhaps one of the most influential genres in all of music, hip hop is (without a doubt) a must for your wedding reception. Nothing gets the crowd moving more than a good mix of R&B, pop, and funk beats paired with some powerful, flowing rap lyrics.
“In Da Club” by 50 Cent
“Jump Around” by House of Pain
“Empire State of Mind” by Jay Z and Alicia Keys
“Bodak Yellow” by Cardi B
“Push It” by Salt ‘N Pepa
If you’re thinking of tying the knot near the seaside, you’ll need a fitting playlist to match your wedding locale. Get your guests grooving by playing some classic beach hits like ‘La Bamba’, or more recent tracks like Katy Perry’s ‘California Gurls’.
“Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
“California Gurls” by Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
“La Bamba” by Ritchie Valens
“Club Tropicana” by Wham!
“Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes
You remember all of those good times out with your friends getting down at the club? Transport your guests to the fun and wild disco nights of your youth by including some of these popular club songs on your playlist.
“This Is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
“One Kiss” by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa
“The Middle” by Zedd, Marren Morris, and Grey
“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
“Wolves” by Selena Gomez and Marshmello
Wha do you think the best wedding dance songs are? Did we miss some jams that others would definitely love? Let us know in the comments below! Plus, don’t forget to check out our Facebook and Pinterest pages for more wedding inspiration!