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90 Best Money Dance Songs – Dollar Dance


“It takes money, (Dollar bill y’all, dollar bill y’all)” to go on a honeymoon, if you pardon the quote from Jimmy Spicer. But that doesn’t mean that the dollar dance is bad. It’s a fun way to celebrate the wedding couple and to get some extra face time with the bride and groom. So, what’s the best song to play? We got you.

What’s the Dollar Dance?

The dollar dance or money dance at a wedding reception is a bit controversial in our American culture. The concept behind the money dance is that the men pay for the opportunity to dance with the bride and the women pay for the opportunity to dance with the groom. The money is typically saved for the wedding couple’s honeymoon.

This tradition is a fun way to get one-on-one time during the wedding reception with the bride and groom. The good thing is that it works for same-sex couples, too. Generally, people line up to dance part of the song and dollar bills are either pinned to the dress or there is a bag.

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Table of Contents:

List of the Top Money Dance Songs

Money Dance song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: March 30, 2021

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SongAmazon Link
Adam Doleac
Mom and Daddy’s Money
2018, Country
Make You Feel My Love
2008, R&B
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
1998, Rock
Barenaked Ladies
If I Had $1,000,000
1996, Rock
With A Little Help From My Friends
1967, Rock
Ben E. King
Stand By Me
1961, Soul
Big & Rich
Lost In This Moment
2007, Country
Blake Shelton
God Gave Me You
2011, Country
Bobby Darin
Mack The Knife
1959, Pop
Boyz II Men
End of the Road
1992, R&B
Brad Paisley
She’s Everything
2005, Country
Brad Paisley
Wrapped Around
2001, Country
Brian McKnight
Back At One
1999, R&B
Bruno Mars
24K Magic
2016, Pop
Bruno Mars
Just The Way You Are
2010, Pop
Bryan Adams
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You
1991, Rock
Bryan Adams
1984, Rock
Colour My World
1970, Rock
Chris Stapleton
2017, Country
Chris Stapleton
Tennessee Whiskey
2015, Country
Christina Perri
A Thousand Years
2011, Pop
Dan + Shay
From The Ground Up
2016, Country
Dan + Shay
2018, Country
Dean Martin
That's Amore
1953, Pop
Dionne Warwick
That’s What Friends Are For
1982, Pop
Dire Straits
Money For Nothing
1985, Rock
Peaceful Easy Feeling
1972, Rock
Ed Sheeran
2017, Pop
Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud
2014, Pop Rock
Edwin McCain
I’ll Be
1998, Rock
Elton John
Can You Feel The Love
1994, Pop Rock
Elton John
Kiss the Bride
1983, Pop Rock
Elvis Presley
Can’t Help Falling In Love
1961, Pop
Eric Church
Doing Life With Me
2020, Doing Life With Me
Eric Clapton
Wonderful Tonight
1977, Rock
Etta James
At Last
1960, Blues
2019, R&B
Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight
1964, Pop
Garth Brooks
Friends In Low Places
1990, Country
George Strait
I Cross My Heart
1992, Country
Hunter Hayes
2012, Country
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
1990, World
Jackson 5
I’ll Be There
1970, R&B
James Arthur
Falling Like The Stars
2019, Pop
James Taylor
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
1975, Folk
James Taylor
You’ve Got A Friend
1971, Folk
James Tw
2019, Pop
Jimmy Buffett
1979, Rock
Joe Cocker
With A Little Help From My Friends
1969, Rock
John Legend
All Of Me
2013, R&B
Johnny Gill feat. Kevon Edmonds
2019, R&B
Johnny Mathis
Chances Are
1957, Pop
Josh Turner
Why Don’t We Just Dance
2009, Country
1983, Rock
K-Ci & Jojo
All My Life
1997, R&B
Kacey Musgraves
2018, Country
Kane Brown
2017, Country
Kenny Rogers
Through The Years
1981, Country
Lee Ann Womack
I Hope You Dance
2000, Country
Lee Brice
I Don’t Dance
2014, Country
1999, Country
Louis Armstrong
What A Wonderful World
1967, Pop
Luke Bryan
Most People Are Good
2017, Country
Mariah Carey
I’ll Be There
1992, R&B
Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend
Like I’m Gonna Lose You
2015, R&B
Michael Buble
2007, Jazz Pop
Michael Buble
Save The Last Dance For Me
2006, Pop
Michael W. Smith
1983, Christian
Music Travel Love
The Only One
2019, Pop
N Sync
This I Promise You
2000, Pop
Nat King Cole
1964, Jazz
Norah Jones
Come Away With Me
2002, Pop
Pink Floyd
1973, Rock
Rascal Flatts
Bless The Broken Road
2004, Country
Rascal Flatts
My Wish
2006, Country
Reneé Dominique feat. Jason Mraz
Could I Love You Any More
2019, Pop
Righteous Brothers
Unchained Melody
1965, Soul
Savage Garden
Truly Madly Deeply
1997, Pop
Sonny & Cher
I Got You Babe
1965, Pop
Stevie Wonder
Isn’t She Lovely
1976, R&B
Tammy Wynette
Stand By Your Man
1968, Country
My Girl
1965, R&B
This Wild Life
You Changed Everything
2019, Indie
Thomas Rhett
Die A Happy Man
2015, Country
Tim McGraw
Humble And Kind
2016, Country
Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars
2010, Reggae
Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl
1967, Rock
Whitney Houston & CeCe Winans
Count On Me
1996, R&B
Whitney Houston
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
1987, Pop
Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You
1992, R&B
Zac Brown Band
Whatever It Is
2009, Country


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Do We Need A Dollar Dance At Our Wedding?

We talked about the dollar dance in our post “60 Songs To Avoid at Your Wedding“. Suffice it to say, that this decision is up to you and how you want to approach your wedding ceremony. If it is a huge part of your culture, then do it.

“In Nigeria, it’s called the money spray, in Greece tossing money at the couple is part of a dance called kalamatiano (afterwards the money is collected and given to the band), and in Poland it’s tradition to pin money to the bride’s dress at the reception.” The Knot

The dollar dance doesn’t have to have the word “dollar” in it. It doesn’t even have to be slow. We have a ton of songs like “Brown Eyed Girl” that are fun dancing songs and even “I Will Always Love You” on the list that’s nice and slow. Make sure to talk to your wedding planner and DJ to find the best song — or songs — for this special time.

Do you see any that we missed? Comment on the post with the song you suggest along with the one it should replace.


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