Song for the Wedding Party Dance

100 Best Wedding Party Dance Songs at Receptions

 

 
After the wedding couple dances with their parents, they may have the garter ceremony. So what song will the wedding party dance to? And how will the song’s theme set the tone for the dancing portion of the evening?

Who is Part of the Wedding Party Dance?

Being selected into a bride and/or groom’s wedding party is more than just celebrating at the wedding. The wedding couple entrusts in you to do certain things. Check out our article: Wedding Party Roles – Each Member and Their Roles. And don’t worry about what to call them if your wedding is genderless. Having people stand up for you is all that matters, regardless of those roles.

Remember, this is your day to celebrate your love. Feel free to break from western tradition or adopt one that suits you best.

Song for the Wedding Party Dance

 

Table of Contents:

Wedding Party & Bridal Party Dance Songs

Wedding party dance song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: March 30, 2021

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SongAmazon Link
69 Boyz
Tootsie Roll
1994, Hip Hop
AC/DC
Thunderstruck
1990, Rock
Aerosmith
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
1998, Rock
American Authors
Best Day Of My Life
2013, Rock
Audien feat. Lady Antebellum
Something Better
2015, Pop
B-52’s
Love Shack
1989, Pop
Baauer
Harlem Shake
2012, Hip Hop
Backstreet Boys
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
1997, Pop
Beatles
Twist and Shout
1961, Rock
Bee Gees
You Should Be Dancing
1976, Disco
Ben E. King
Stand By Me
1961, Soul
Beyonce
XO
2013, Pop
Beyonce feat. Jay-Z
Crazy In Love
2003, Pop
Bill Withers
Lean On Me
1972, Soul
Black Eyed Peas
I Gotta Feeling
2009, Hip Hop
Black Eyed Peas
Let’s Get It Started
2004, Hip Hop
Blue Swede
Hooked On A Feeling
1974, Pop Rock
Brian McKnight
Back At One
1999, R&B
Brooks & Dunn
Boot Scootin' Boogie
1992, Country
Brothers Osborne
It Ain’t My Fault
2016, Country
Bruce Springsteen
Secret Garden
1996, Rock
Bruno Mars
24K Magic
2016, Disco
Bruno Mars
Marry You
2011, Pop
Bubba Sparxxx & Mr. Collipark & Ying Yang Twins
Ms. New Booty
2005, Hip Hop
Cake
Love You Madly
2001, Rock
Cali Swag District
Teach Me How to Dougie
2010, Hip Hop
Cardi B
I Like It
2018, Hip Hop
Chris Brown
Forever
2008, Dance
Chris Brown
Yeah 3x
2010, Dance
Chris Stapleton
Tennesee Whiskey
2015, Country
Chubby Checker
The Twist
1960, Rock
Clarence Carter
Strokin'
1986, R&B
Cole Swindell
Flatliner feat. Dierks Bentley
2016, Country
Cupid
Cupid Shuffle
2007, Hip Hop
Daddy Yankee
Limbo
2012, Latin
Dan + Shay
From The Ground Up
2016, Country
Dan + Shay
Speechless
2018, Country
DJ Casper
Cha Cha Slide
2000, Dance
DJ Snake & Lil Jon
Turn Down for What
2013, Hip Hop
Don Omar feat. Lucenzo
Danza Kuduro
2010, Latin
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Family
2019, Folk
Earth, Wind & Fire
September
1978, R&B
Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud
2014, Rock
Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé
Perfect
2017, Pop
Electric Light Orchestra
Mr. Blue Sky
1977, Rock
Elvis Presley
Can’t Help Falling In Love
1961, Pop
Eric Church
Drink In My Hand
2011, Country
Francis and the Lights feat. Chance the Rapper
May I Have This Dance
2017, Pop Hip Hop
Frank Sinatra
You Make Me Feel So Young
1956, Jazz
Frankie Ballard
It All Started With A Beer
2016, Country
Garth Brooks
Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)
1993, Country
Garth Brooks
Friends In Low Places
1996, Country
Hank Williams Jr.
All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight
1984, Country
Heavy D. & The Boyz
Now That We Found Love
1991, Dance
House Of Pain
Jump Around
1992, Hip Hop
Imagine Dragons
On Top Of The World
2012, Rock
Isley Brothers
Shout
1959, R&B
Jesse McCartney
Friends
2020, Pop
Joe Cocker
With A Little Help From My Friends
1969, Rock
John Legend x BloodPop®
A Good Night
2018, R&B
John Mayer
Gravity
2006, Pop
Justin Timberlake
Can’t Stop The Feeling!
2016, Pop
KC And The Sunshine Band
Get Down Tonight
1975, Disco
Keith Urban
Your Everything
1999, Country
Kenny Loggins
Footloose
1984, Rock
Killers
Mr. Brightside
2003, Rock
Kool & The Gang
Celebration
1980, Disco
Lady Gaga
Just Dance
2008, Dance
LMFAO
Party Rock Anthem
2011, Pop
LMFAO
Sexy And I Know It
2011, Pop
lovelytheband
these are my friend
2018, Rock
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk
2014, Funk
Maroon 5
Sugar
2014, Pop
Michael Buble
Everything
2007, Jazz
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Say Hey (I Love You)
2009, Rock
Michael Jackson
Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
1983, Dance
Montell Jordan
This Is How We Do It
1994, R&B
Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline
1969, Rock
Olly Murs
Dance With Me Tonight
2011, Pop
P!NK
Raise Your Glass
2010, Pop
Pharrell Williams
Happy
2013, Soul
Pitbull feat. Ke$Ha
Timber
2013, Dance
Proclaimers
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
1988, Rock
Queen
You’re My Best Friend
1976, Pop
Randy Newman & Lyle Lovett
You’ve Got A Friend In Me
1996, Country
Rascal Flatts
Me And My Gang
2005, Country
Rembrandts
I’ll Be There For You
1995, Pop
Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
We Found Love
2011, Dance
Rodney Atkins
These Are My People
2007, Country
Sam Hunt
Kinfolks
2019, Country
Sister Sledge
We Are Family
1979, Disco
Spice Girls
Wannabe
1996, Pop
T.I.
Bring Em Out
2004, Hip Hop
Taio Cruz
Dynamite
2010, Dance
Tracy Lawrence
Find Out Who Your Friends Are
2006, Country
Uncle Kracker
Smile
2009, Country Rock
Usher
Yeah
2004, R&B
V.I.C.
Wobble
2008, Hip Hop
Walk The Moon
Shut Up And Dance
2014, Pop
Whitney Houston
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
1987, Pop
Young MC
Bust A Move
1989, Hip Hop

Do you have a favorite wedding party dance song, not on our list?  Please share your song below so that we can add it!

 

The wedding party dance composition is up to you as the engaged couple. Of course, talk to your wedding planner and DJ. You can skip it or keep it small.

The groomsmen and bridesmaids join the newlyweds who are already on the dance floor. You can include parents and special guests, too. It all depends on how embarrassed you want to be watching the Snapchat videos later.

What Kind of Song Is Best for the Wedding Party Dance?

Many couples allow the Best Person to choose this song. This is especially true if they dance to a coordinated routine to surprise the wedding couple. If this is the plan, be sure that the person conspires with the DJ and the wedding planner. It’s okay to surprise the couple, but not the DJ.

A more traditional wedding party dance song could be a slower one. We suggest “That’s What Friends Are For” by Dionne Warwick. But do you want people crying and ruining their makeup? Besides, there are better songs from the ’80s for your wedding party dance song.

If you are looking for more upbeat wedding party dance songs, we would suggest “Celebration” by Kool and The Gang.

 

Similar song lists for further reading:

Does it surprise you to see 69 Boyz, AC/DC, and Aerosmith in the top 10 of the bridal party dance songs? It doesn’t surprise us. Good songs that make you want to move are timeless.

Wedding party dance songs usually have a friend’s theme to celebrate everyone’s shared love for the bride and/or groom. Other great friend themed songs include “These Are My People” by Rodney Atkins and the TV show theme song from Friends – Rembrandts’ “I’ll Be There For You.”

Keep in mind, this is usually the last of the formal dance songs; meaning open dancing begins after this song. So the tempo contributes to the reception’s energy.

 

Is the Wedding Party Dance Required?

No. The wedding party dance is not required. It’s your wedding and your reception. If you don’t have a large bridal party or things got weird when the groomsman and bridesmaid just broke up, you can skip it. They can always join in after the last of the formal dance songs.

A wedding party dance is not a required dance in the list of formal dance songs. However, it is a great way to get people in a partying mood and watching people dancing. The wedding party song can also be the start of asking all wedding guests to join in on the dance floor.

Depending on your desired wedding theme, you can choose songs with a “friend” theme, a “love” theme, or just plain – Let’s Get This Party Started! We have included many different music styles, tempos, and eras below. A great mixture to find the perfect wedding party dance song. If you are just looking to get the party started, also check out our list of Best Party Songs for Weddings.

 

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