Top 50 Wedding Dance Floor-Filling Songs
Aside from the ceremony, the first dance, the cutting of the cake, the bands, and the emotional (and slightly embarrassing) speeches from family and friends, there are still so many opportunities to make memories at your wedding - and what better place for this than the dance floor? That's right; we know that there is no better place for joyous, fun, hilarious, and harmonious moments than when everyone is gathered under a disco ball, basking in the multicoloured lights, and engulfed in laughter.
During your wedding, there are going to be moments where all everyone's doing is catching up, having a bit of a chat, reminiscing on memories - but if there's nothing happening in the atmosphere, then the mood will decline and smiles will disappear; you'll find that your wedding won't have that kick of excitement. If you, like many brides and grooms, fear a half-empty half-full dance floor, then the perfect solution for this issue is... you guessed it, good music! One of the great inventions that makes the world a much better place.
We know that the best time for dancing is when everyone's had a cheeky bit of alcohol, energy levels are high, and everyone feels like moving their feet to the rhythm and beat. Even that one grouchy uncle/grandad/dad that everyone has will be jumping out of his seat and swaying his hips like Shakira - imagine how good that would look on camera! If not, at least a foot tap or a head bop is guaranteed.
When those feel-good tracks that everyone knows the lyrics to start to play, the atmosphere of your wedding grows immediately brighter. The adults having the time of their lives, the children running around and pulling out their best dance moves, all the guests having a groove with people they may have never met before - this is truly the best way to bring together the two families and solidify the connection all round.
In this blog, you will find 50 of the best hits that our professional wedding bands perform, that are absolutely worth throwing your hands in the air for (and throwing away composure too!), ranging from different genres, different eras, and different beats. These are the tunes that everyone from the 70-year-olds to the 5-year-olds recognises and loves, and will instantly fill them with the urge to "shut up and dance"!
Be warned - reading this blog may result in an itch that won't go away until you move your feet...!
- Shut Up And Dance - WALK THE MOON (2014)
- Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon (2008)
- Valerie - Amy Winehouse (2007)
- Since You Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson (2004)
- Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera (2010)
- So What - P!nk (2008)
- Mr Brightside - The Killers (2004)
- Toxic - Britney Spears (2003)
- Africa - Toto (1982)
- Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey (1981)
- Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash (1982))
- Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper (1983))
- Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake (2002))
- Dancing Queen - ABBA (1976))
- Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - ABBA (1979))
- Buddy Holly - Weezer (1994))
- American Idiot - Green Day (2004))
- Girls On Film - Duran Duran (1981))
- Girls & Boys - Blur (1994))
- Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus (2000))
- We Found Love - Rhianna (2011))
- Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis (1995))
- I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys (2006))
- My Generation - The Who (1965))
- Hey Ya! - Outkast (2003))
- Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis (1957))
- What You Waiting For? - Gwen Stefani (2004))
- Cha Cha Slide - DJ Casper (2000))
- Dakota - Stereophonics (2005))
- Pompeii - Bastille (2013))
- Happy - Pharrell Williams (2014))
- You’re The Devil In Disguise - Elvis Presley (1968))
- Wonderwall - Oasis (1995))
- This Charming Man - The Smiths (1984))
- What Is Love - Haddaway (1993))
- Thriller - Michael Jackson (1982))
- American Boy - Estelle ft. Kanye West (2008))
- Just Dance - Lady Gaga ft. Colby O’Donis (2008))
- Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars (2015))
- Cooler Than Me - Ethan Fields (2020))
- Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs (2007))
- You’re The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (1978))
- Beat It - Michael Jackson - 1982))
- Be Faithful - Fatman Scoop ft. Crooklyn Clan (2003))
- Super Freak - Rick James (1981))
- Crazy On You - Heart (1975))
- Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers (2013))
- Freakum Dress - Beyoncé (2006))
- No Diggity - Blackstreet ft. Dr. Dre (1996))
- Bang Bang - Ariana Grande & Jessie J & Nicki Minaj (2014))
That's the end! Hopefully by the end of this list of recommendations you've managed to discover some additions to your disco playlist to get your guests up and moving! Remember, the music you choose will ultimately set the tone of your wedding, and especially the dance floor, so make sure the music you select brings the upbeat/calm/intimate/harmonious feel you want for your wedding specifically. Music also effects the way you and your guests look back on the wedding, as people often associate songs with moments in their lives - sad songs for sad memories, happy songs for happy memories - you get it. This is also why it's majorly important to consider accepting song requests from guests - not only will they be able to dance to their favourite tunes and make amazing memories from them, but it will also make your playlist bigger, better, and much more personal for everyone in attendance.
One final tip from us is to remind yourself that this is your wedding - you are the star! The only reason your guests will make their way to the dance floor (apart from the brilliant music you provide) is because you make your way onto the dance floor first. So don't be afraid to express your dance moves on your special day!
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If you choose to hire one of our many bands, they would be happy to play a rendition of the songs on your playlist in the style of their instruments!