43 Best Limbo Songs – How Low Can You Go?

Updated November 19, 2023 | Author: Matthew Campbell

The limbo is such a fun dance to add to your wedding reception. We know you’d like to have a resource of the best songs, so we created the list right here. What songs you should play for the limbo? See our list of limbo songs below.

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The type of music played during the limbo dance usually has a Caribbean flavor. The music has a great groove to it and makes people want to see how low they can go.

  1. “Limbo” by Daddy Yankee (Latin – 2012)
  2. “Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora)” by Harry Belafonte (Calypso – 1961)
  3. “Conga” by Miami Sound Machine & Gloria Estefan (Pop – 1985)
  4. “Limbo Rock” by Chubby Checker (Rock – 1962)
  5. “La Bamba” by Ritchie Valens (Rock – 1958)
  6. “Banana [DJ FLe – Minisiren Remix]” by Conkarah, Shaggy (Reggae – 2020)
  7. “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin (Jazz – 1988)
  8. “Kokomo” by The Beach Boys (Rock – 1988)
  9. “Hot Hot Hot” by Buster Poindexter (Pop – 1987)
  10. “Stir It Up” by Bob Marley (Reggae – 1978)
  11. “The Limbo Song” by Frankie Anderson (Calypso – 2001)
  12. “Better When I’m Dancin'” by Meghan Trainor (Pop – 2015)
  13. “Iko Iko” by The Belle Stars (Pop – 1983)
  14. “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett (Rock – 1977)
  15. “Low Rider” by War (Funk – 1975)

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Con Calma – Daddy Yankee feat. Snow
Released in 2019, Genre: Latin

Lyrics to limbo to:

Es un asesina cuando baila, quiere que to el mundo la vea
I like your boom-boom, girl

Despacito (Remix) – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
Released in 2019, Genre: Latin

Lyrics to limbo to:

Despacito
Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito
Deja que te diga cosas al oído

MIA – Bad Bunny feat. Drake
Released in 2018, Genre: Latin

Lyrics to limbo to:

Dile que tú eres mía, mía
Tú sabes que eres mía, mía

Mi Gente – J. Balvin & Willy William
Released in 2017, Genre: Lati

Lyrics to limbo to:

Que seguimos rompiendo aquí (y yeah)
Esta fiesta no tiene fin (y yeah)
Botellas para arriba, sí

Bailando (English Version) – Enrique Iglesias feat. Sean Paul & Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona
Released in 2014, Genre: Latin

Lyrics to limbo to:

Something ’bout your body says, “Come and take me” (Because me need it, baby girl)
Got me begging, got me hoping that the night don’t stop (Rock dat body ‘cah wi don’t stop party)

 

Timber – Pitbull feat. Ke$ha
Released in 2013, Genre: Dance

Lyrics to limbo to:

Swing your partner ’round and ’round
End of the night, it’s goin’ down
One more shot, another round

Limbo – Daddy Yankee
Released in 2012, Genre: Latin

Lyrics to limbo to:

Vamos cógele el ritmo, cintura, rodilla al piso
Baja y pasa el limbo (yo, Luny, there you go)

Danza Kuduro – Don Omar feat. Lucenzo
Released in 2010, Genre: Latin

Lyrics to limbo to:

No te canse’ ahora
Que esto solo empieza
Mueve la cabeza
Danza Kuduro

Follow The LeaderSoca Boys
Released in 2010, Genre: Soca

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Put one hand in the air
One hand in the air
And we come from the left to the right
Watch this

Flo Rida – Low
Released in 2007, Genre: Hip Hop

Lyrics to limbo to:

She hit the floor (she hit the floor)
Next thing you know
Shawty got low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low

 

Daria – Do The Limbo
Released in 2007, Genre: New Age

Lyrics to limbo to:

We limbo left, we limbo right
Look out now, we’re out of sight!

Mr Carter – Limbo
Released in 2006, Genre: World

Lil Jon & Eastside Boyz – Get Low
Released in 2003, Genre: Crunk

Lyrics to limbo to:

Three, six, nine, damn she fine
Hopin’ she can sock it to me one mo’ time
Low, get low (get low)

Frankie Anderson – The Limbo Song
Released in 2001, Genre: New Age

Lyrics to limbo to:

Limbo Limbo Limbo like me
Limbo Limbo Limbo like me

Jim Carrey – Cuban Pete from “The Mask”
Released in 1994, Genre: Calypso

Lyrics to limbo to:

Singin’ a song, all the day long.
So if you like the beat, take a lesson from Cuban Pete
And I’ll teach you to chick-chicky-boom, chick-chicky-boom

 

Tip

Next, listen to a line dancing playlist.

Inner Circle – Bad Boys
Released in 1993, Genre: Reggae

Lyrics to limbo to:

Bad boys, bad boys whatcha gonna do?
Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Released in 1990, Genre: World

Lyrics to limbo to:

Well, I see skies of blue and I see
Clouds of white
And the brightness of day
Highlight the dark
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

B-52’s – Love Shack
Released in 1989, Genre: Pop Rock

Lyrics to limbo to:

The love shack is a little old place where
We can get together
Love shack baby

Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Released in 1988, Genre: Reggae

Lyrics to limbo to:

In every life we have some trouble
But when you worry, you make it double
Don’t worry, be happy
Don’t worry, be happy now

Fat Boys – Wipeout
Released in 1987, Genre: Hip Hop

Lyrics to limbo to:

But when we get there the fun really begun
So we cut on the box and started to shout
It was the Beach Boys rockin’, huh-huh the “Wipeout”

 

Buster Poindexter – Hot Hot Hot
Released in 1987, Genre: Soca

Lyrics to limbo to:

People in the party – hot hot hot
People in the party – hot hot hot
They come to the party know what they got

Miami Sound Machine – Conga
Released in 1985, Genre: Dance Pop

Lyrics to limbo to:

Come on, shake your body, baby, do the conga
I know you can’t control yourself any longer
Feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger

Belle Stars – Iko Iko
Released in 1982, Genre: Pop

Lyrics to limbo to:

See that guy all dressed in green
I-KO, I-KO, un-day
He’s not a man
He’s a lov-in’ ma-chine

The B-52’s – Rock Lobster
Released in 1978, Genre: New Wave

Lyrics to limbo to:

Somebody went under a dock
And there they saw a rock
It wasn’t a rock
It was a rock lobster

Barry Manilow – Copacabana
Released in 1978, Genre: Disco

Lyrics to limbo to:

At the copa (co) Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)

 

Jimmy Buffett – Margaritaville
Released in 1977, Genre: Country Rock

Lyrics to limbo to:

Wastin’ away again in Margaritaville
Searchin’ for my lost shaker of salt
Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame
But I know, it’s my own damn fault

War – Low Rider
Released in 1975, Genre: Fun

Lyrics to limbo to:

All my friends know the low rider (yeah)
The low rider is a little higher (yeah)

Bob Marley – Stir It Up
Released in 1972, Genre: Reggae

Lyrics to limbo to:

Come on and stir it up, little darlin’!
Stir it up, come on, baby!

Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Released in 1968, Genre: R&B

Lyrics to limbo to:

Not much longer would you be mine
Ooo I heard it through the grapevine
And I’m just about to lose my mind

Booker T & The MG’s – Soul Limbo
Released in 1968, Genre: R&B

(Instrumental)

 

The Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA
Released in 1966, Genre: Rock

Lyrics to limbo to:

You’d catch ’em surfin’ at Del Mar
(Inside, outside, U.S.A.)
Ventura County line
(Inside, outside, U.S.A.)

The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
Released in 1966, Genre: Pop

Lyrics to limbo to:

Oh, my my, what elation
Oh, my my, what
Gotta keep those lovin’ good vibrations a-happenin’ with her

The Surfaris – Wipe Out
Released in 1963, Genre: Rock

Lyrics to limbo to:

Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, wipe out

Jan & Dean – Surf City
Released in 1963, Genre: Pop Rock

Lyrics to limbo to:

You know we’re goin’ to Surf City, ’cause it’s two to one
You know we’re goin’ to Surf City, gonna have some fun, now

Chubby Checker – Limbo Rock
Released in 1962, Genre: Rock

Lyrics to limbo to:

Limbo lower now
Limbo lower now
How low can you go?

 

Chubby Checker – Mary Ann Limbo
Released in 1962, Genre: Rock

Lyrics to limbo to:

Oh, Mary Ann can Limbo like no one can
Mary Ann can Limbo so low
Hey, Mary Ann, lemme be your Limbo man

The Champs – Limbo Rock
Released in 1961, Genre: Rock

Lyrics to limbo to:

Jack be limbo, Jack be quick
Jack go unda limbo stick
All around the limbo clock
Hey, let’s do the limbo rock

The Tokens – The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Released in 1961, Genre: Doo-Wop

Lyrics to limbo to:

In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle the quiet jungle
The lion sleeps tonight

Harry Belafonte – Jump In The Line (Shake Senora)
Released in 1961, Genre: Calypso

Lyrics to limbo to:

(Jump in the line, rock your body in time) OK, I believe you!

Chubby Checker – Let’s Limbo Some More
Released in 1961, Genre: Rock

Lyrics to limbo to:

Come on let’s twist again like we did last summer
Yea, let’s twist again, twistin’ time is here

 

Champs – Tequila
Released in 1958, Genre: Instrumental

(Instrumental)

Harry Belafonte – Banana Boat Song
Released in 1956, Genre: Ment

Lyrics to limbo to:

Day-o, day-o
Daylight come and we want go home
Day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day-o

FAQs

The Limbo started on the island of Trinidad in the 1950s as a form of folk dance. The limbo dance starts with one person on each end of a pole holding the pole horizontally. Then, a single line forms behind the pole.

As tradition goes, then and now, limbo dancers pass under the horizontal pole backward at the waist without touching the pole or the ground. Hence, we get the word limbo to mean ‘limber’.

If the dancer touches the pole or the ground, the dancer is to no longer participate in the dance. Then, as the line of limbo dancers completes the original height, about shoulder high, the pole is lowered about 6 inches. The pole is lowered with each line’s successful passing until a winner has been declared. It’s a little bit like musical chairs in this regard.

Do you like to Limbo? Then do it! There’s no reason why you can’t have the Limbo at your wedding reception. (You can also have a conga line and the electric slide!) Everyone loves to do it and it’s great for photographs. (You may want to take an Advil that night if you’re not used to it.)

The limbo is a great audience participation dance at beach, island, and casual wedding receptions. Of course, it’s their party so let the wedding couple be the first to go through the limbo line!

The limbo is fun for all ages! Both little kids and the older folks will be lining up for sure. And you know that Great Aunt Gertrude will want to show off since she’s been doing it on all of her cruises.

The type of music played during the limbo dance usually has a Caribbean flavor. Reggae party songs could work along with Cumbia party songs. It doesn’t strictly have to be island-style, though Chris Montez’s “Let’s Do The Limbo” is a little more surf rock like “Limbo Rock” by Chubby Checker. If you’re looking for a song in Spanish for Limbo, check out Daddy Yankee’s version.

The groove and vibe of Caribbean music have a whimsical feel that encourages people to dance. “How low can you go?” brings out their competitiveness. It’s a bit of fun for sure!

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Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder/editor of My Wedding Songs from his experience as a wedding DJ. He is the author of two wedding planners: ‘Wedding Songs Planner’ and ‘The Wedding Music Toolkit’. Matt is the host of the ‘Wedding Songs Podcast’. He shares music inspiration in his weekly newsletter the ‘Wedding MusicLetter’. His articles have been published on Rolling Stone, DJ Life Magazine, and DJ Times. Matt resides in the wedding capital of the world – Las Vegas.

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