90 Best Money Dance Songs
“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.
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.
Similar song lists for further reading:
List of the Top Money Dance Songs
Money Dance song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: September 3, 2020
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