100 Best EDM & Dance Wedding Songs + Lyric Quotes

Updated on February 1, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell (Editor of My Wedding Songs and wedding DJ)

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EDM dance wedding songs

You will enjoy a list of the most popular and unique EDM wedding songs for your wedding day.

Every couple’s EDM music tastes are different. Thus, we selected wedding songs from modern songs to classic hits.

 
Let’s start with the most popular right now.

Top 10 Dance & Electronic Songs Streamed

(downloads on Amazon)

  1. “I’m Good (Blue)” by David Guetta & Bebe Rexha
  2. “Unstoppable” by Sia
  3. “10:35” by Tiësto & Tate McRae
  4. “Faces” by Ladytron
  5. “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
  6. “I Love It” by Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX
  7. “September” by Earth Wind & Fire
  8. “BREAK MY SOUL” by Beyoncé
  9. “Jimmy Cooks” by Drake & 21 Savage
  10. “Fire for You” by Cannons

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2020s

Never Let You Go – Jason Derulo, Shouse

Released in 2022 on the album Never Let You Go
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Lovable Lyrics:

How am I supposed to go and live it
Comparing everybody to you?
No, I won’t forget you

10:35 – Tiësto & Tate McRae

Released in 2022 on the album Drive
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Lovable Lyrics:

All I know it’s 10:35
And I’m thanking, thanking God you found me
That you found me

2 Die 4 – Tove Lo

Released in 2022 on the album Dirt Femme
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Lovable Lyrics:

Look alive and come with me, you’re to die for everyday
When I think about you, the world go less blue, let’s do it over again

DNA – Craig David & Galantis

Released in 2022 on the album DNA
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Lovable Lyrics:

It feel like home, when you’re holding me,
You’re in my soul, and I can’t explain,
You take me to another place

Scandalous – Gryffin & Tinashe

Released in 2022 on the album Scandalous
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Lovable Lyrics:

Things we do between us
We can keep a secret
Got my heart saying
Ooh, la-la

Woke Up in Love – Kygo, Gryffin & Calum Scott

Released in 2022 on the album Woke Up in Love
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Lovable Lyrics:

When I was chasin’ highs
You went and saved my life
You picked me up, thank God I woke up in love

Ritual – Alan Walker

Released in 2022 on the album Walkerverse Pt. II
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Lovable Lyrics:

The ritual fires
The falling of triumph
A beautiful riot
In all of us 

I’m Good (Blue) – David Guetta, Bebe Rexha

Released in 2022 on the album I’m Good (Blue)
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Lovable Lyrics:

I’m good, good
I’m good
Don’t you know I’m good? Yeah, I’m feelin’ alright

HISTORY – Joel Corry & Becky Hill

Released in 2022 on the album HISTORY
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Lovable Lyrics:

Here with you is where I’m meant to be
Even after all the pain, I’d do it all again
‘Cause we got so much history

Day N Night – Afrojack & Black V Neck & Muni Long

Released in 2022 on the album Day N Night
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Lovable Lyrics:

I want you forever, boo
‘Cause I really love you
You know that I do

All That Really Matters – ILLENIUM, Teddy Swims

Released in 2022 on the album All That Really Matters
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Lovable Lyrics:

Find somewhere you can come home to
Find someone that’ll die for you (die for you)
‘Cause it’s all that really matters in the end

Family Affair (Dance For Me) – David Guetta

Released in 2022 on the album Family Affair
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Lovable Lyrics:

Holleration in this dancery
Let’s get it percolatin’, while you’re waiting
So just dance for me

Stay With Me – Calvin Harris, Justin Timberlake, Halsey & Pharrell Williams

Released in 2022 on the album Funk Wav Bounces Vol.
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Lovable Lyrics:

Let’s take flight
Come on, let’s stay, baby
We could fly away (girl)
Come on and stay with me

Hot In It – Tiësto, Charli XCX

Released in 2022 on the album Hot In It
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Lovable Lyrics:

Tonight, I’m gon’ be rocking it, dropping it
Shake my a**, no stopping it
I look hot in it, hot in it, I look hot in it

Weekend (Party, Sleep, Repeat) – Mark Mendy & Paradigm

Released in 2022 on the album Weekend
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Lovable Lyrics:

It’s already the weekend
If you’re a freak like me
Party sleep repeat
We’re going 1-2-3
It’s our remedy

One More Time – Armin van Buuren feat. Maia Wright

Released in 2022 on the album One More Time
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Lovable Lyrics:

Do it one more time
We’ll be fine
Baby, you and I
We’ll just try

Sway My Way – R3HAB, Amy Shark

Released in 2022 on the album Sway My Way
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Lovable Lyrics:

Say you’ll stay
Don’t come and go
Like you do (like you do)
Sway my way

Stay the Night – Sigala, Talia Mar

Released in 2022 on the album Stay the Night
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Lovable Lyrics:

Baby, we can bring the music back to life
Just you and I
Stay the night

Crazy What Love Can Do – David Guetta x Becky Hill x Ella Henderson

Released in 2022 on the album Crazy What Love Can Do
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Lovable Lyrics:

Didn’t care for anyone until there was you
Ain’t it crazy what love can do?
Crazy what love can do

What A Wonderful World – SOFI TUKKER

Released in 2022 on the album WET TENNIS
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Lovable Lyrics:

I see friends shaking hands
Saying “how do you do?”
But they’re really saying
I – I love you

What Would You Do? – Joel Corry, David Guetta, Bryson Tiller

Released in 2022 on the album What Would You Do?
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Lovable Lyrics:

I’m not saying forever
But you got me feeling some type of way
Are you down? ‘Cause I really gotta know

Won’t Let You Go – Martin Garrix, Matisse & Sadko, John Martin

Released in 2021 on the album Won’t Let You Go
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Lovable Lyrics:

And yeah, I know our story’s still untold
I won’t let you go
I won’t let you go, never

Follow Me – Sam Feldt, Rita Ora

Released in 2021 on the album Follow Me
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Lovable Lyrics:

When my walls come down
Won’t be fazed by what’s underneath
Yeah, you know I’ve been hurt
But I’m learning what love’s like with you

My Heart Goes (La Di Da) – Becky Hill & Topic

Released in 2021 on the album Only Honest On The Weekend
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Lovable Lyrics:

La di da, da di da
My heart goes
Ooh
I’m deep in your love, deep in your love

Family – David Guetta feat. Bebe Rexha, Ty Dolla $ign & A Boogie Wit da Hoodie

Released in 2021 on the album Family
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Lovable Lyrics:

Cause I don’t got friends, I got family
At the end of the day that’s all I need

SG – DJ Snake & Ozuna & Megan Thee Stallion & LISA

Released in 2021 on the album SG
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Lovable Lyrics:

Baila, what you want? Dance for you
I’ll sway, sway all night with you
Baila, come on in close to you

Undeniable – Kygo, X Ambassadors

Released in 2021 on the album Undeniable
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Lovable Lyrics:

What I feel for you (everything I feel for you)
You know I’ve been wrong before (so many times)
But you’re undeniable

Love Me Now – Kygo, Zoe Wees

Released in 2021 on the album Love Me Now
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Lovable Lyrics:

Who’s gonna pick me up, when I feel like I’m not enough?
Who’s gonna love me now, oh, when the lights go out?
Love me now, love me now

Shake – L.L.A.M.A, Carmen DeLeon, Ne-Yo

Released in 2021 on the album Shake
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Lovable Lyrics:

Shake it like that
Baby, just shake it away
Show me that love any day

Stars Align – R3HAB & Jolin Tsai

Released in 2021 on the album Stars Align
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Lovable Lyrics:

Words cannot describe
Don’t need no more goodbyes
You leave me hypnotized

You – Regard x Troye Sivan x Tate McRae

Released in 2021 on the album You
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Lovable Lyrics:

When I try to fall back, I fall back to you (yeah)
When I talk to my friends, I talk about you (yeah)
When the jealousy’s strong, all I see is you, is you, is you, oh you

Friday (Dopamine Re-Edit) – Riton x Nightcrawlers feat. Mufasa & Hypeman

Released in 2021 on the album Friday
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Lovable Lyrics:

Feelin’ it, feelin’ it, feelin’ it
Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Endless weekend, on a wave, yeah

You for Me – Sigala x Rita Ora

Released in 2021 on the album You for Me
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Lovable Lyrics:

Innocent lovers
We hold on to one another
Let’s rediscover
You are the one for me

New Love – Silk City & Ellie Goulding feat. Diplo & Mark Ronson

Released in 2021 on the album New Love
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Lovable Lyrics:

I got new love in me now
Got electricity in every bone like whoa
Now I’m overthinking that I’m not who I should be
I got new love in me

Moth To A Flame – Swedish House Mafia & The Weeknd

Released in 2021 on the album Moth To A Flame
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Lovable Lyrics:

‘Cause he seems like he’s good for you
And he makes you feel like you should
And all your friends say he’s the one
His love for you is true

The Motto – Tiesto, Ava Max

Released in 2021 on the album The Motto
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Lovable Lyrics:

We been up all damn summer
Makin’ that bread and butter
Tell me, did I just stutter?
That’s the motto

Don’t Be Shy – Tiësto, KAROL G

Released in 2021 on the album Don’t Be Shy
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Lovable Lyrics:

Don’t be shy, shy, shy
Is it love or lust?
I can’t get enough
Don’t ask “Why, why, why?”

How Will I Know – Whitney Houston, Clean Bandit

Released in 2021 on the album How Will I Know
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Lovable Lyrics:

Oh, wake me, I’m shakin’
I wish I had you near me now
(Wish I had you near me now)
Said there’s no mistakin’, what I feel is really love

Dancing In The Moonlight – Aexcit & HILLA

Released in 2020 on the album Dancing In The Moonlight
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Lovable Lyrics:

Dancing in the moonlight
Everybody’s feeling warm and bright
It’s such a fine and natural sight

Midnight – Alesso feat. Liam Payne

Released in 2020 on the album Midnight
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Lovable Lyrics:

So stay ’til the morning, stay for a while
I just wanna lay here and fall into midnight
And fall right into you

Safety Dance – CARSTN & TEN TONNE SKELETON

Released in 2020 on the album Safety Dance
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Lovable Lyrics:

And we can act like we come from out of this world
Leave the real one far behind
And we can dance

Everybody Dance – Cedric Gervais & Franklin feat. Nile Rodgers

Released in 2020 on the album Everybody Dance
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Lovable Lyrics:

Everybody dance
Do, do, do
Clap your hands
Clap your hands

Both Still Young – Dzeko, Keith Urban

Released in 2020 on the album Both Still Young
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Lovable Lyrics:

You and me, yeah
Some day when we’re older, yeah
I will love you like we’re both still young

Head & Heart – Joel Corry feat. MNEK

Released in 2020 on the album Head & Heart
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Lovable Lyrics:

My heart is certain
It’s more than a crush
‘Cause I’m frozen in motion
And my head tells me to stop
But my heart goes
Bum bum bum da bum bum

Really Love (R3HAB Remix) – KSI feat. R3HAB, Sean Paul, Craig David & Digital Farm Animals

Released in 2020 on the album Really Love
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Lovable Lyrics:

Is it really love, is it all in my mind
Is it crazy I think of you all of the time, baby
Is it really love, can you give me a sign
‘Cause I’m losin’ my head tryna make you mine

Kiss Me – Lucas Estrada & AJ Salvatore

Released in 2020 on the album Kiss Me
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Lovable Lyrics:

Lift your open hand, strike up the band
And make the fireflies dance, silver moon’s sparkling
So kiss me

Lasting Lover – Sigala & James Arthur

Released in 2020 on the album Lasting Lover
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Lovable Lyrics:

I feel like I’m lost without a trace
Take my heart and run away
She said, “I’ve been looking for a lasting lover”

The Business – Tiësto

Released in 2020 on the album The Business
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Lovable Lyrics:

We can’t leave ’em if we stay the same
And I can’t do this for another day
So let’s get down, let’s get down to business

If you are planning your wedding songs, see our list of EDM first dance songs.

2010s

Call You Mine – Chainsmokers & Bebe Rexha

Released in 2019 on the album World War Joy
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Lovable Lyrics:

You said, “Hey, what you doing for the rest of your life?”
And I said, “I don’t even know what I’m doing tonight”

OMG – Gryffin & Carly Rae Jepsen

Released in 2019 on the album OMG
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Lovable Lyrics:

Like oh my god (ooh), I think I might love you
‘Cause I only liked a lot things before I knew
The way I love it when you touch me now

Higher Love – Kygo & Whitney Houston

Released in 2019 on the album Higher Love
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Lovable Lyrics:

Where’s that higher love I keep thinking of?
Bring me higher love, love

Here With Me – Marshmello feat. CHVRCHES

Released in 2019 on the album Here With Me
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Lovable Lyrics:

There’s a pain in my heart and it won’t go away
Now I know I’m falling in deep
‘Cause I need you here with me

Roses (Imanbek Remix) – Saint Jhn

Released in 2019 on the album Roses
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Lovable Lyrics:

And I know you won’t tell nobody nothing
And I know you won’t tell nobody no
Roses

Purple Hat – Sofi Tukker

Released in 2019 on the album Purple Hat
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Lovable Lyrics:

I’ve got purple hat, cheetah print
Dancing on the people
Rolled up at the after joint

ily (i love you baby) – Surf Mesa feat. Emilee

Released in 2019 on the album ily (i love you baby)
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Lovable Lyrics:

I love you, baby, and if it’s quite all right
I need you, baby, to warm these lonely nights
I love you, baby

Just the Two of Us – Yann Muller

Released in 2019 on the album Just the Two of Us
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Lovable Lyrics:

To make those rainbows in my mind
When I think of you sometime
And I wanna spend some time with you

MIA – Bad Bunny feat. Drake

Released in 2018 on the album MIA
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Lovable Lyrics:

Baby I’m a fan of your walk
I give you all that is mine, even my breathing
With you I see everything as a spiral

One Kiss – Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa

Released in 2018 on the album One Kiss
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Lovable Lyrics:

One kiss is all it takes
Fallin’ in love with me
Possibilities

Taki Taki – DJ Snake feat. Selena Gomez & Ozuna & Cardi B

Released in 2018 on the album Taki Taki
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Lovable Lyrics:

Dance me like it’s the last time
And show me that little step that I don’t know
A very soft little kiss, baby

Happier – Marshmello & Bastille

Released in 2018 on the album Happier
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Lovable Lyrics:

Know that means I’ll have to leave
Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been thinking
I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier

The Middle – Zedd & Maren Morris & Grey

Released in 2018 on the album The Middle
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Lovable Lyrics:

I’m losing my mind just a little
So why don’t you just meet me in the middle?
In the middle

Something Just Like This – Chainsmokers & Coldplay

Released in 2017 on the album Memories…Do Not Open
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Lovable Lyrics:

Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can kiss
I want something just like this

New Rules – Dua Lipa

Released in 2017 on the album Dua Lipa
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Lovable Lyrics:

You know you’re gonna wake up in his bed in the mornin’
And if you’re under him, you ain’t gettin’ over him

Mi Gente – J Balvin & Willy William

Released in 2017 on the album Mi Gente
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Lovable Lyrics:

All my people move
Look at the rhythm how it has them
I make music that entertains
My music has them dancing strong and they dance like this
We are breaking the disco

Stay – Zedd & Alessia Cara

Released in 2017 on the album Stay
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Lovable Lyrics:

I told you I’d change even when I knew I never could
Know that I can’t find nobody else as good as you
I need you to stay

This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna

Released in 2016 on the album This Is What You Came For
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Lovable Lyrics:

Baby, this is what you came for
Lightning strikes every time she moves
And everybody’s watching her

Cheap Thrills – Sia Feat. Sean Paul

Released in 2016 on the album Cheap Thrills
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Lovable Lyrics:

As long as I can feel the beat
I don’t need no money
As long as I keep dancing

What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber

Released in 2015 on the album Purpose
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Lovable Lyrics:

First you wanna go to the left, then you wanna turn right
Wanna argue all day, making love all night
First you’re up, then you’re down and then between
Oh, I really wanna know
What do you mean?

Stole the Show – Kygo and Parson James

Released in 2015 on the album Cloud Nine
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Lovable Lyrics:

So hold for the applause, oh
And wave out to the crowd, and take our final bow
Oh, it’s our time to go, but at least we stole the show

Lean On – Major Lazer feat. MØ & DJ Snake

Released in 2015 on the album Peace Is The Mission
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Lovable Lyrics:

Blow a kiss, fire a gun
We all need someone to lean on

The Nights – Avicii

Released in 2014 on the album The Days / Nights (EP)
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Lovable Lyrics:

“When you get older
Your wild heart will live for younger days
Think of me if ever you’re afraid”

Wake Me Up – Avicii

Released in 2014 on the album True
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Lovable Lyrics:

Not afraid to close my eyes
Life’s a game made for everyone
And love is a prize

Summer – Calvin Harris

Released in 2014 on the album Summer
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Lovable Lyrics:

When I met you in the summer
To my heartbeat’s sound
We fell in love

Fireball – Pitbull feat. John Ryan

Released in 2014 on the album Globalization
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Lovable Lyrics:

I was born in a flame
Mama said that everyone would know my name
I’m the best you’ve ever had (that’s right)

Time Of Our Lives – Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo

Released in 2014 on the album Globalization
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Lovable Lyrics:

Ooh, I want the time of my life, yeah
Oh baby, ooh give me the time of my life
Eh, eh, eh
Let’s get it now

Get Lucky – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams

Released in 2013 on the album Random Access Memories
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Lovable Lyrics:

We’re up all night to get some
We’re up all night for good fun
We’re up all night to get lucky

Timber – Pitbull feat. Ke$Ha

Released in 2013 on the album Meltdown
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Lovable Lyrics:

It’s going down, I’m yelling timber
You better move, you better dance
Let’s make a night, you won’t remember

Latch – Disclosure feat. Sam Smith

Released in 2012 on the album Settle
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Lovable Lyrics:

Now I got you in my space
I won’t let go of you
Got you shackled in my embrace
I’m latching on to you

I Love It – Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX

Released in 2012 on the album This Is…Icona Pop
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Lovable Lyrics:

You’re on a different road, I’m in the Milky Way
You want me down on Earth, but I am up in space

Levels – Avicii

Released in 2011 on the album Levels
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Lovable Lyrics:

Get a feeling that I never never never never had before
I get a good feeling, yeah

Titanium – David Guetta feat. Sia

Released in 2011 on the album Nothing but the Beat
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Lovable Lyrics:

I’m bulletproof, nothing to lose
Fire away, fire away
Ricochet, you take your aim
Fire away, fire away
You shoot me down, but I won’t fall
I am titanium

We Found Love – Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris

Released in 2011 on the album Talk That Talk
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Lovable Lyrics:

Yellow diamonds in the light
Now we’re standing side by side
As your shadow crosses mine (mine, mine, mine)
We found love in a hopeless place

Glad You Came – The Wanted

Released in 2011 on the album Battleground
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Lovable Lyrics:

Time is slipping away
Away from us, so stay
Stay with me, I can make
Make you glad you came

Dynamite – Taio Cruz

Released in 2010 on the album Rokstarr
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Lovable Lyrics:

‘Cause I told you once
Now I told you twice
We gon’ light it up
Like it’s dynamite

You must love dance songs! See our list of the 1990s greatest dance songs and 1980s greatest dance songs.

2000s

I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

Released in 2009 on the album The E.N.D.
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Lovable Lyrics:

A feeling (woo-hoo)
That tonight’s gonna be a good night

Tik Tok – Ke$Ha

Released in 2009 on the album Animal
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Lovable Lyrics:

Tick-tock on the clock
But the party don’t stop, no
Oh, whoa, whoa-oh

Just Dance – Lady Gaga

Released in 2008 on the album The Fame
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Lovable Lyrics:

Just dance, gonna be okay, da da doo-doo-mmm
Just dance, spin that record, babe, da da doo-doo-mmm
Just dance, gonna be okay, d-d-d-dance

Everytime We Touch – Cascada

Released in 2007 on the album Everytime We Touch
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Lovable Lyrics:

Can’t you hear my heart beat so
I can’t let you go
Want you in my life

Don’t Stop The Music – Rihanna

Released in 2007 on the album Good Girl Gone Bad
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Lovable Lyrics:

Don’t stop, stop, the music
The world will keep turning if you use it, get out there and
Don’t stop, stop, the music

Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas

Released in 2004 on the album Elephunk
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Lovable Lyrics:

We burn it ’til it’s burned out
And turn it ’til it’s turned out
And act-act up-up from-from North-North, (West), E-East, South (Sou’)

One More Time – Daft Punk

Released in 2000 on the album Discovery
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Lovable Lyrics:

One more time, we’re gonna celebrate
Oh yeah, alright, don’t stop the dancing
One more time

Next: See our list of the greatest dance songs of all time!

1990s

Sandstorm – Darude

Released in 1999 on the album Sandstorm
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Lovable Lyrics: (Instrumental)

L’amour Toujours – Gigi D’Agostino

Released in 1999 on the album L’Amour Toujours
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Lovable Lyrics:

Every day and every night
I always dream that you are by my side
Oh baby, every day and every night

Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust

Released in 1998 on the album Music Sounds Better With You
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Lovable Lyrics:

Love might
Bring us both together
I feel so good
I feel right
The music sounds better with you

Another Night – Real McCoy

Released in 1995 on the album Another Night
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Lovable Lyrics:

Another night, another dream, but always you
It’s like a vision of love that seems to be true

Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex

Released in 1994 on the album Sex & Violins
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Lovable Lyrics:

If it hadn’t been for Cotton-Eye Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from, where did you go?
Where did you come from, Cotton-Eye Joe?

Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – C+C Music Factory

Released in 1990 on the album Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
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Lovable Lyrics:

Let the music take control
Let the rhythm move you
Everybody dance now

The Power – Snap!

Released in 1990 on the album World Power
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Lovable Lyrics:

It’s getting’, it’s getting’, it’s gettin’ kinda heavy
I’ve got the power (power, power)
(You could break my heart, you could break my heart apart)

If you want all guests to dance during your wedding reception, see our list of the best party songs.

1980s

Pump Up The Jam – Technotronic

Released in 1989 on the album Pump Up the Jam: The Album
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Lovable Lyrics:

Pump up the jam
Pump it up
While your feet are stomping
And the jam is pumping

What’s on Your Mind (Pure Energy) – Information Society

Released in 1984 on the album Creatures of Influence
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Lovable Lyrics:

I used to think love was sensible
It makes the truth even more incomprehensible
I still don’t know what you’ve done to me
A grown-up boy should never fall so easily

Do you have a favorite EDM wedding song that should be on our list?  Please share it below so that we can add it!

What is EDM?

To scratch or not to scratch, that is the question. No seriously. What is EDM? We have to start with the fact that there’s a bit of a debate about EDM as a genre. The music industry is using this label, so we are, too. Suffice it to say that electronic dance music (EDM) is music that is produced by a DJ for nightclubs, and dancing, and may even be performed by a DJ live.

What is Dance Music?

Dance music can encompass all styles of music. Everyone can dance to any music style such as country, big band, rock, and more. However, our list of best wedding dance songs will primarily entail music that is electronically enhanced.

The 4/4 backbeat with a bass line that lures you onto the dance floor is what we’re going after. Most of these songs don’t fit on one side of a 45! But seriously, they’re longer tracks, with vocalizations sampled in, that allow you to enjoy yourself on the dance floor. These are not Top 40 3-minute radio hits.

Dance Songs From Funk to House

Our modern-day dance music progressed in the late Eighties with the use of electronic musical instruments as well as advances in electronic music technology. This technology was used to enhance music in song production. Electronic music instruments and technology include the electric guitar, computer, and synthesizers. In the early 1980s, dance music producers were the first to create a record aimed specifically at DJs with extended 12? remix versions. Club DJs and rave DJs helped in the spread of dance-style music to the masses at prominent clubs in America and Britain.

Growth and interest in electronic music spurted in the early 1980s with artists such as Depeche Mode, New Order, and Devo. By the late 1980s and into the early 1990s, dance clubs were primarily playing electronically-enhanced dance music. With the inventions of digital synthesis and MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), there’s even more to come! By 1989 through the early 1990s, house and techno were less underground and becoming more mainstream — at least in Europe.

While Americans were dancing to boy bands, Europe fully embraced Electronica. Mainstream dance music in the 1990s included artists like The Shamen, KLF, Black Box, and EMF. In the past decade, computer technology has made significant strides with the development of music software including virtual studio environments.

Wedding dance music includes such genres as dance, house, techno, and electronica. However, standard songs can be remixed into dance tunes such as DJ Miko’s remix of the rock song – What’s Up by 4 Non-Blondes.

Don’t Have An Empty Dance Floor!

About Matthew Campbell

Wedding Music Expert

Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder & editor of My Wedding Songs. He is a veteran wedding DJ and knows the latest music trends to help you pick your wedding songs quickly. His articles will help you find the bangers and romance for your wedding day – or simply earbud happiness. He is an active member in wedding planning and DJ Facebook groups. Matthew lives in Las Vegas, NV, and loves traveling with his wife in his spare time. Read Full Bio.

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6 Comments

  1. Great list! I’m putting together the music playlist for my wedding and this helped confirm a few of my songs.

    As a major EDM fan, here’s a few I’d like to recommend and may end up using myself:

    Tough Love (Tiesto Remix) – Avicii
    Who Is Ready To Jump – DJ Chuckie
    Dear Boy – Avicii
    I’m Blue (Dance & EDM Remix) – Eiffel 65
    Jackpot – Quintino / Ralvero

    Thanks again!

    1. Hi Nick. Glad you liked our list. THANK YOU so much for your suggestions. We will review them and see about adding them too!

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