18 Lindy Hop Dance Songs For Your Wedding Playlist

The Lindy Hop is a dance that creates excitement in the ones doing the dance and from those watching the dancers.
The Lindy Hop can be incorporated into any wedding and is a great way to create lots of excitement. Enjoy our list of Lindy Hop wedding songs.

The Lindy Hops is an American dance that started in Harlem in the ’20s and ’30s. It was made popular in the Swing Era and was popular to dance to with Jazz music. The Lindy Hop is an 8-count dance – a rhythmic grouping of 8 beats.

I have provided many different tempos for beginners and advanced dancers. Keep in mind that the BPM (beats per minute) may not be an indication of tempo.

You will find many different music styles to please many couples and guests.

The Lindy Hop is Joyous and Playful

18 lindy hop wedding songs

Lindy Hop Dance Songs List

Faith – Stevie Wonder feat. Ariana Grande
Released in 2016 on the album Sing Soundtrack
158 BPM

Lyrics to dance to:

I’mma make it my mission, make him feel alright
He’s a twelve on a ten point, rockin’ out to his joint
Just say the word ’cause I can sing all night

Dear Future Husband – Meghan Trainor
Released in 2015 on the album Title
79 BPM

Lyrics to dance to:

Dear future husband
Here’s a few things you’ll need to know if you wanna be
My one and only all my life

Friend Like Me – Ne-Yo
Released in 2015 on the album We Love Disney
91 BPM

Lyrics to dance to:

And I’m your maître d’
Come on, whisper what it is you want
You ain’t never had a friend like me

16 Tons – Robbie Williams
Released in 2013 on the album Swings Both Ways
146 BPM

Lyrics to dance to:

I was born one morning, it was drizzlin’ rain
Fightin’ and trouble are my middle names

Magic – B.o.B feat. Rivers Cuomo
Released in 2010 on the album B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
82 BPM

Lyrics to dance to:

Everybody knows I’ve got the magic in me
When I hit the flow the girls come snappin’ at me
Now everybody wants a blast of magic

Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead
Released in 2008 on the album All Rebel Rockers
93 BPM

Lyrics to dance to:

It seems like everywhere I go
The more I see, the less I know
But I know one thing that I love you

Shake It – Metro Station
Released in 2007 on the album Metro Station
150 BPM

Lyrics to dance to:

Now if she moves like this, will you move her like that?
Come on, shake shake, shake shake, a-shake it

Candyman – Christina Aguilera
Released in 2006 on the album Back to Basics
173 BPM

Lyrics to dance to:

He’s a sweet talkin’ sugar-coated candyman
A sweet talkin’ sugar-coated candy man

Hey Ya! – Outkast
Released in 2003 on the album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
80 BPM

Lyrics to dance to:

Thank God for Mom and Dad
For sticking to together
Like we don’t know how

Brown Derby Jump – Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Released in 1997 on the album Zoot Suit Riot
202 BPM

Lyrics to dance to:

But she’s a looker who lives for kicks
A nightmare straight from the Otto Dix
Everybody swingin’ to the Brown Derby chicks

Lucas With The Lid Off – Lucas
Released in 1994 on the album Lucacentric
182 BPM

Lyrics to dance to:

Electric, until I blow my top off
And rap my lyrics
Right around the global ear-lobes

Livin’ For Your Lover – Chris Isaak
Released in 1985 on the album Silvertone
149 BPM

Bright Side of the Road – Van Morrison
Released in 1979 on the album Into the Music
177 BPM

Lyrics to dance to:

Into this life we’re born
Baby sometimes, sometimes we don’t know why
And time seems to go by so fast
In the twinkling of an eye

Bandstand Boogie – Barry Manilow
Released in 1975 on the album Tryin’ to Get the Feeling
94 BPM

Lyrics to dance to:

And I’ll jump, and hey, I may even show ’em my handstand
Because I’m on, because I’m on the American Bandstand

Secret Agent Man – Johnny Rivers
Released in 1966 on the album …And I Know You Wanna Dance
163 BPM

Lyrics to dance to:

There’s a man who leads a life of danger
To everyone he meets he stays a stranger
With every move he makes another chance he takes

Ready Teddy – Little Richard
Released in 1956 on the album Here’s Little Richard
206 BPM

Lyrics to dance to:

I shuffle to the left, I shuffle to the right,
Gonna rock’n’roll to the early, early night

In The Mood – Glenn Miller
Released in 1939 as a single
83 BPM

Lyrics to dance to:

“Well” he answered “Baby, don’t you know that it’s rude
To keep my two lips waiting when they’re in the mood”

Lindbergh Hop – Te Roy Williams & His Orchestra
Released in 1927 as a single
108 BPM

Here is a great video on the history of Lindy Hop!

Do you have a favorite upbeat Lindy song I should add to the list? Be sure to comment on the song below.

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