50 Ultimate Wedding Dance Floor Songs

I have been a wedding singer and DJ for over 15 years now and I can honestly say, the right songs on the dance floor at a wedding reception can really make or break the whole night. Making sure you have great bangers lined up back to back ensures the vibe of the evening stays high energy and everybody can have a great time.

What surprises me year after year are the classic songs that just “never die”. Songs like Whitney Houston’s “I wanna dance with somebody” never fail on any age crowd. If course as a wedding entertainer you have to read the crowd somewhat and figure out on the fly which songs might  be appropriate. I have put together my most bullet-proof list for you and I can tell you with confidence that all of these are consistent winners with all ages and audience types.

When providing music at a wedding reception you have to remember that there are usually people of all ages and social groups so it’s best not to play any obscure or personal “in joke” songs unless you know at least 75% of the audience will get the joke. There is nothing worse than watching a dance floor drain and the enthusiasm disappear because of one poor song choice, and believe me it can happen in seconds!

So here is my current list that works very well, enjoy.

1. 24k Magic – Bruno Mars

2. Can’t Feel My Face – The Weekend

3. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston

4. Love Shack – B 52s

5. Low – Flo Rida

6. Billy Jean – Michael Jackson

7. Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It – Will Smith

8. Hey Ya – Outkast

9. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars

10. Shake it Off – Taylor Swift

 

 

11. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

12. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

13. Rehab – Amy Winehouse

14. Lady Marmelade – Pink

15. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

16. Wake Me up Before You Go-Go – George Michael

17. The Grease Mega-Mix

18. Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cindy Lauper

19. Man, I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain

20. Blame It on the Boogie – Jackson 5

21. 500 Miles – The Pretenders

22. Valerie – Amy Winehouse

23. Good As Hell – Lizzo

24. Happy – Pharell Williams

25. Pony – Genuwine


"If you are hiring a wedding band or DJ make sure you forward them all of your favourite songs leading up to the wedding. Wedding entertainers will play all of the songs on your list if they know them and if they don't, will usually play it through a iPhone or Laptop. These days with Spotify Premium - everybody's a DJ."

26. All About That Bass – Megan Trainor

27. Dynamite – Taio Cruiz

28. Stop – Spice Girls

29. Nutbush City Limits – Tina Turner

30. Single Ladies – Beyonce

31. Satisfaction – Rolling Stones

32. We Are Family – Sister Sledge

33. Push It – Salt n Peppa

34. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

35. Celebration – Cool and the Gang

36. Crazy in Love – Beyonce

37. Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child

38. Love is in the air – John Paul Young

39. Party In The USA – Miley Cyrus

40. Yeah – Usher

41. Dancing Queen – Abba

42. Super Freak – Rick James

43. Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Mindnight Runners

44. Everybody – Backstreet Boys

45. Paper Planes – M.I.A

46. Sweet Caroline – Neil Young

47. Eastside – Halsey

48. Jump Around – House of Pain

49. Turn Down for What – Dj Snake

50. Closing Time – Semisonic