Wedding Songs To Make Your Guests Dance All Night Long



Everyone loves a wedding. Everyone. Not just the gorgeous couple that are ready to sprint down the aisle, say “I do”, have a quick snog in front of their whooping friends and family and then skip into the rest of their happily ever after, but each and every one of your guests too.


It’s the getting dressed up. The rush to the church because they’re running later. Taking sneaky snaps of the decorations. The chitter-chatter that fills the time before the bride’s arrival. That moment when everyone turns around in their pews to catch a glimpse of you in your gown. The heartfelt hymn singing. The throwing of confetti and the tussling for the bouquet. The getting drunk and nibbling on nibbles and chatting to new friends and old-besties. The belly-laughter and memory-making. That’s what a wedding is all about.


But ask any seasoned wedding-goer one what their favourite part of the celebration is - their absolute favourite - and you’ll find a cheeky smirk climbs across their face as they shout the words, “the dancing, baby!”


Oh yeah. This is it. This will be the highlight of your big day. This is where all aisles leads. This is where all that champagne gets to do its thing as everyone follows you to the dancefloor in one giant conga, each guest absolutely desperate to get down and boogie. Yup. We aid boogie. But that’s because there is no other way of saying it. Your guests want to boogie. They want to tap their toes, sway their arms from side to side, sing along to some classic hits, donate their hips to the music and dance like no one’s watching - and to make this happen, you need to pull together an emphatic mix of songs.


The good news is: your wedding band-slash-DJ will know exactly how to do this.

The even better news is: you can chuck some of your own suggestions into the mix as well.


So, without further ado, here are some classic party songs that are so epic your guests will find the dancefloor more irresistible than a free bar stocked with champagne cocktails. Oh, and to help you tailor this playlist to your own wants and needs, we’ve divvied the songs up by decade, starting with the here and now.

And with that, it’s time you pulled on your red shoes and danced the blues because it’s party time…



The Twenty-Tens


You may not have the same taste as your friends, but there is something fail safe about popping a unhealthy amount of current songs into your wedding playlist. They’re the tunes in vogue right now, the songs playing out of speaker systems all over, and that means our guests will have no excuse but o get out of their chairs and onto the dancefloor (even if that means going via the bar one more time).

  1. Justin Timberlake - Can’t Stop the Feeling

  2. Pharrell Williams – Happy

  3. Bruno Mars – Marry You

  4. The Weeknd - I Can’t Feel My Face

  5. Drake - Hotline Bling

  6. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

  7. Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk

  8. John Legend – All Of Me

  9. Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne – Rather Be

  10. Bastille – Pompeii

  11. Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky

  12. PSY – Gangnam Style

  13. Avicii – Wake Me Up

  14. Jessie J ft. BoB – Price Tag

  15. Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger

  16. Lumineers – Ho Hey

  17. Avicii – Hey Brother

  18. Christina Perri – A Thousand Years

  19. 16. LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem

  20. Rudimental ft. John Newman – Feel The Love

  21. Sam Smith – I’m Not The Only One

  22. Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – Fancy

  23. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Downtown

  24. Charli XCX – Boom Clap

  25. Adele – Rolling In The Deep

  26. David Guetta ft. Sia – Titanium

  27. Sam Smith – Money On My Mind

  28. Rihanna – Diamonds

  29. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

  30. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines

  31. LMFAO – Sexy And I Know It

  32. Tinie Tempah – Pass Out

  33. Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris – We Found Love

  34. Coldplay – Paradise

  35. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

  36. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

  37. Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are

  38. Katy Perry – Firework

  39. Ed Sheeran – Sing

  40. Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

  41. FUN ft. Janelle Monae – We Are Young

  42. Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child

  43. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

  44. Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven

  45. Luis Fonsi - Despacito

  46. Ed Sheeran - Shape of You

  47. Rizzle Kicks – Mama Do The Hump

  48. Khalid - Young, Dumb & Broke

  49. Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz – Prayer in C

  50. Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass

  51. James Bay – Hold Back The River

  52. Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You

  53. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us

  54. Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know

  55. Pitbull ft. Ke$ha – Timber

  56. Lady Gaga – The Edge of Glory

  57. Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up

  58. Usher ft. Will.i.Am – OMG

  59. Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar

  60. Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand





The Noughties


Play any one of these songs from the noughties and you’ll find your dance floor area gets packed faster than a London tube at rush hour. This is because songs from the noughties are still sat right on the tip of your tongue and still bouncing around at the back of your mind, and that makes them the best kind of party-starters.

  1. Rihanna ft. Jay Z – Umbrella

  2. R. Kelly - Ignition

  3. Edward Sharpe - Home

  4. Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire

  5. Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean – Hips Don’t Lie

  6. Beyonce – Crazy In Love

  7. Gnarls Barkley – Crazy

  8. Flo Rida ft. T Pain – Low

  9. Shakira – Whenever Wherever

  10. Mika – Grace Kelly

  11. The Killers – Mr Brightside

  12. Scissor Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’

  13. Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

  14. Tony Christie ft. Peter Kay – (Is This The Way To) Amarillo

  15. Pussycat Dolls ft. Busta Rhymes – Don’t Cha

  16. Timbaland – The Way I Are

  17. Eric Prydz – Call On Me

  18. Britney Spears - Toxic

  19. Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On

  20. Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling

  21. Amy Winehouse - Valerie

  22. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army

  23. Black Eyed Peas – Where Is The Love

  24. Adele – Make You Feel My Love

  25. Lady Gaga – Bad Romance

  26. Atomic Kitten – The Tide Is High

  27. Scissor Sisters – Filthy Gorgeous

  28. Timbaland ft. Nelly Furtado – Give It To Me

  29. Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head

  30. Shaggy ft. Rikrok – It Wasn’t Me

  31. Enrique Iglesias – Hero

  32. Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby

  33. Nelly Furtado – Maneater

  34. Sandi Thom – I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker

  35. Gwen Stefani ft. Akon – The Sweet Escape

  36. Plain White Ts – Hey There Delilah

  37. Sean Kingston – Beautiful Girls

  38. Kayne West – Stronger

  39. Razorlight – America

  40. Akon – Smack That

  41. Infernal – From Paris to Berlin

  42. Girls Aloud – Sound Of The Underground

  43. Elvis vs. JXL – A Little Less Conversation

  44. Baha Men – Who Let The Dogs Out

  45. Nelly ft. Kelly Rowland – Dilemma

  46. Justin Timberlake – Sexyback

  47. Outkast – Hey Ya!

  48. Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag

  49. 50 Cent ft. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland – Ayo Technology

  50. Cascada – Every Time We Touch

  51. Nizlopi – JCB Song

  52. Tatu – All The Things She Said

  53. Arctic Monkeys – I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor

  54. Nickelback – How You Remind Me

  55. Kelis – Milkshake

  56. Orson – No Tomorrow

  57. Usher ft. Lil’ Jon & Ludacris – Yeah!

  58. Lily Allen – Smile

  59. Body Rockers – I Like The Way

  60. Fedde Le Grand – Put Your Hands Up For Detroit





The Nineties


If you’re struggling to find songs that will lure people to the dance floor, then you need to revisit the 90s and pick a healthy dollop of songs because these classics will have people singing and dancing like it’s no one’s business. Come on, who doesn’t love getting a tad tipsy on the bubbly stuff and singing along to a medley of Spice Girls, Cher and Oasis songs?

  1. Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You

  2. House Of Pain – Jump Around

  3. Wet Wet Wet – Love Is All Around

  4. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You

  5. Meat Loaf – I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)

  6. Snap! – The Power

  7. Madonna – Vogue

  8. Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On

  9. Cher – Believe

  10. Aqua – Barbie Girl

  11. Robson & Jerome – Unchained Melody

  12. Snap! – Rhythm Is A Dancer

  13. Boyzone – No Matter What

  14. The Spice Girls – Wannabe

  15. The Prodigy – Breathe

  16. Shania Twain – That Don’t Impress Me Much

  17. UB40 – (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You

  18. Coolio ft. LV – Gangstas’s Paradise

  19. Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe

  20. No Doubt – Don’t Speak

  21. Fugees – Killing Me Softly

  22. TLC - No Scrubs

  23. The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony

  24. Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop

  25. Robbie Williams – Angels

  26. Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back

  27. 2 Unlimited – No Limit

  28. Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack

  29. D:Ream – Things Can Only Get Better

  30. MC Hammer - U Can’t Touch This

  31. Ricky Martin - Livin’ la Vida Loca

  32. Pulp - Common People

  33. Ginuwine - Pony

  34. All 4 One – I Swear

  35. Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe

  36. Boyz II Men – End Of The Road

  37. Whigfield – Saturday Night

  38. R Kelly – I Believe I Can Fly

  39. Chumbawamba – Tubthumping

  40. Run-DMC vs. Jason Nevins – It’s Like That

  41. Culture Beat – Mr Vain

  42. LeAnn Rimes – How Do I Live

  43. Gina G – Ooh Aah Just A Little Bit

  44. Chesney Hawkes – The One And Only

  45. Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy

  46. Gabrielle – Dreams

  47. Britney Spears – Baby One More Time

  48. Sinead O’ Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U

  49. East 17 – Stay Another Day

  50. Simply Red – Fairground

  51. Pras Michael ft. ODB & Mya – Ghetto Superstar

  52. Lou Bega – Mambo No. 5

  53. Peter Andre – Mysterious Girl

  54. The Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You

  55. Beats International ft. Lindy Layton – Dub Be Good To Me

  56. Oasis – Wonderwall

  57. B*Witched – C’est La Vie

  58. The Prodigy – Breathe

  59. Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince – Boom! Shake The Room

  60. Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply





The Eighties


You’re probably rolling your eyes and shaking your head at the thought of any 80s music being played on your wedding day, and we get it. But you need some 80s hits. You’re guests need them. The holy sanctity of marriage needs them. That’s because - admit or not - everyone loves the 80s. From the dodgy dress sense right through to the addictively catchy hits - everyone loves the 80s.

  1. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’

  2. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer

  3. B-52s – Love Shack

  4. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody

  5. Bryan Adams – Summer Of 69

  6. Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up

  7. Kenny Loggins – Footloose

  8. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax

  9. Soft Cell – Tainted Love

  10. Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger

  11. Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You

  12. Black Box – Ride On Time

  13. Jennifer Rush – The Power Of Love

  14. Culture Club – Karma Chameleon

  15. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me

  16. Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters (Who You Gonna Call)

  17. Lionel Richie – Hello

  18. George Michael – Careless Whisper

  19. Kylie Minogue – I Should Be So Lucky

  20. Berlin – Take My Breath Away

  21. Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now

  22. Men At Work – Down Under

  23. Ultravox – Vienna

  24. Sinitta – So Macho

  25. David Bowie – Let’s Dance

  26. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean

  27. Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love

  28. Nena – 99 Red Balloons

  29. Whitesnake - Here I Go Again

  30. Chris De Burgh – Lady In Red

  31. Adam & The Ants – Stand And Deliver

  32. Europe – The Final Countdown

  33. UB40 – Red Red Wine

  34. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen

  35. Billy Joel – Uptown Girl

  36. Irene Cara – Fame

  37. David Bowie & Mick Jagger – Dancing In The Street

  38. Yazz & The Plastic Population – The Only Way Is Up

  39. Madonna – Papa Don’t Preach

  40. Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

  41. The Flying Pickets – Only You

  42. Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel – White Lines

  43. Rod Stewart – Baby Jane

  44. Queen - Under Pressure

  45. Doctor & The Medics – Spirit In The Sky

  46. Salt-N-Pepa - Push It

  47. The Specials – Ghost Town

  48. Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight

  49. Chaka Khan – I Feel For You

  50. Diana Ross – Chain Reaction

  51. Billy Ocean – When The Going Gets Tough

  52. Paul Young – Wherever I Lay My Hat

  53. Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is

  54. Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind

  55. Van Halen - Jump

  56. Marc Almond – Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart

  57. Prince - When Doves Cry

  58. The Police - Every Breath You Take

  59. U2 - With Or Without You

  60. Guns N’ Roses - Sweet Child O’ Miine






The Seventies


Every wedding bash needs a super-injection of nostalgia, the kind that reverberates in your heart and soul for some inexplicable reason; the sort of songs that you haven’t heard since vinyl was all the rage and every other movie was a musical. That’s the sort of sprinkling your wedding playlist needs. It needs everyone singing along to the biggest hits from the Grease soundtrack, before getting their air-guitar on to the sounds of Queen:

  1. Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough

  2. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

  3. Fleetwood Mac - Dreams

  4. The Kinks - Lola

  5. Elton John - Tiny Dancer

  6. Wild Cherry - Play that Funky Music

  7. Sister Sledge – We Are Family

  8. Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight

  9. Boney M – Rivers of Babylon

  10. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

  11. John Travolta & Olivia Newton John – You’re The One That I Want

  12. John Travolta & Olivia Newton – Summer Nights

  13. Rod Stewart – Maggie May

  14. Middle Of The Road – Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep

  15. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird

  16. Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime

  17. The New Seekers – Never Ending Song Of Love

  18. Dave Edmunds – I Hear You Knocking

  19. Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up

  20. T Rex – 20th Century Boy

  21. Elton John & Kiki Dee – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

  22. Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays

  23. Abba – Dancing Queen

  24. Bay City Rollers – Bye Bye Baby

  25. Donny Osmond – Puppy Love

  26. Showaddywaddy – Under The Moon Of Love

  27. Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive

  28. Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights

  29. The Commodores – Three Times A Lady

  30. Norman Greenbaum – Spirit In The Sky


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