10 Ballroom Dance Songs For Weddings You Would Not Think Of

Ballroom-styled dances at weddings never fail to impress, going beyond what’s normal for a wedding reception and creating a fun, energetic atmosphere. There are plenty of styles of ballroom dances to match the personality and mood you’re going for.

In this article, we’re going to be breaking down the top 10 ballroom dance songs for a wedding and pair them with a dance style to match.

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Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Ballroom Dance: Hip Hop
Released in 2014 on the album Uptown Funk

Hip Hop is all about fast moves and smooth footwork, and the beat of this song will provide many opportunities to show off the latest moves.

Lyrics to dance to:

Girls, hit your hallelujah (ooh)
‘Cause uptown funk gon’ give it to you (ooh)
(‘Cause uptown funk gon’ give it to you)
‘Cause uptown funk gon’ give it to you

Shut Up and Dance – WALK THE MOON
Ballroom Dance: Jive
Released in 2014 on the album Talking Is Hard

The Jive dance originated from Swing dancing and is full of fast-paced action. Shut Up and Dance is a perfect fit for the Jive because of its fast tempo and speed.

Lyrics to dance to:

This woman is my destiny
She said oh oh oh
Shut up and dance with me

Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
Ballroom Dance: Quickstep

Released in 2011 on the album Sorry for Party Rocking

The Quickstep is an energetic dance where dancers seem to be light on their feet, and the Party Rock Anthem is a song full of energy and liveliness.

Lyrics to dance to:

Party rock is in the house tonight
Everybody just have a good time (yeah)
And we gon’ make you lose your mind


Next, read about beautiful foxtrot music.

Low – Flo Rida feat. T-Pain
Ballroom Dance: Cha Cha
Released in 2008 as a single

Dancing to the Cha Cha is about dancing in synchronization and parallel to your partner, and the dance is also known as a flirtatious dance. What better flirtatious song to dance to than Low by Flo Rida?

Lyrics to dance to:

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

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Ballroom Dance: Viennese Waltz
Released in 2014 on the album X

One of the most romantic dances, the Viennese Waltz will be a crowd-pleaser when danced to Thinking Out Loud. This would be a beautiful dance and song for a couple’s first dance.

Lyrics to dance to:

But baby now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Ballroom Dance: Foxtrot
Released in 1969 on the album Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show

The Foxtrot is a dance for its smooth, continuous moves and can be danced at a fast or slow speed. Sweet Caroline is ideal for the Foxtrot because the tempo changes throughout the song which would be perfect to speed up and slow down the Foxtrot.

Lyrics to dance to:

Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I’ve been inclined
To believe they never would

Watch Me – Silento
Ballroom Dance: Hip Hop
Released in 2016 on the album Daddy K In The Mix Vol. 8

Popular among the younger crowd, Hip Hop is the type of dance designed to get everyone out on the dance floor. Watch Me already has a few dance moves associated with it, but you can also take your own spin on it and add a few of your own.

Lyrics to dance to:

Watch me nae nae (okay)
Now watch me whip, whip
Watch me nae nae (can you do it?)
Now watch me

All of Me – John Legend
Ballroom Dance: Tango
Released in 2013 on the album Love in the Future

The Tango is a romantic dance focused on underlying deep connection with one another and All of Me is perfect for the Tango because of the profound romantic feelings.

Lyrics to dance to:

‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you

Hotline Bling – Drake
Ballroom Dance: Salsa
Released in 2016 on the album Views

If you are dancing to Hotline Bling, you should be doing the Salsa. Salsa is a fast-paced dance full of intricate moves and turns.

Lyrics to dance to:

Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
I know when that hotline bling

Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Ballroom Dance: Rumba
Released in 2010 on the album Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Dancing the Rumba will bring a romantic feel to the dance floor; it is a romantic dance with swift moves including hip rolls that fit in flawlessly with Just the Way You Are.

Lyrics to dance to:

And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
‘Cause girl, you’re amazing
Just the way you are

Do you have a favorite ballroom dance song? Please comment on the song and dance below.

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