If there is one thing that you can count on, it is that your guests will be ready to dance at your wedding reception. Why not make them happy and give them what they want with a great dance song list that starts out slow and then wears them out. Here is our selection of great reception dance songs for a fantastic wedding celebration on the dance floor. This is just what the cardiac doctor ordered. This is especially true if you tell your guest in the invitation that there will be dancing and to bring their dancing shoes!
- Andy Gibb got it right when he sang… “I Just Want To Be Your Everything”. It is a great dance song to start with because it is not to energetic and yet not too slow either. It starts the show right.
- If you want to get everyone up and movin’, you have to play songs that are hip and groovin’, like “Boogie Shoes” by KC and The Sunshine Band is a sure fire way to get them to stay out there on the dance floor.
- When Andy gets with his brothers, they really know how to rock your wedding reception. “How Deep Is Your Love” is a Bee Gees Classic and the perfect addition to this dance song list. It is the perfect addition to any dance list.
- You know it is time to get your groove on when Johnny Rivers and “Slow Dancing” starts to play so grab your guy or gal and hit the designated dance floor. This is a great song for the bride and grooms dance as well.
- “Dancing Queen” by Abba is a sure fire hit with any age wedding guest. You may want to make sure you have plenty of room for this one because everyone loves to dance to it.
- Shake things up and have some fun with “YMCA” by The Village People and watch your guests make fun of themselves. This one is a hit at wedding because it invokes participation.
- Wild Cherry did not know what a popular wedding song they had with “Play That Funky Music” but it is definitely a fun song at your wedding reception. Who does not love to dance to this song.
- When the Beatles cut loose with “Twist and Shout” everyone has to participate (It might be a law). The twist is a wedding reception favorite.
- KC and The Sunshine Band do it again with “Get Down Tonight”. Try not to blush when this classic is played.
- Watch the older generations in your family get up and head to the dance floor when Frank Sinatra sings “Fly Me To The Moon”. This one is sure to have mom and dad up and rockin’.
- Watch them stay there when Harry Connick Jr. follows up with “It Had To Be You”. Another older favorite at weddings.
- Watch them get confused when you hit them with Prince and “1999” but it is still a fun wedding song to get funky to and everyone will want to dance.
- “Walk This Way” is Aerosmith’s contribution to your fabulous wedding reception dance montage. This one keeps them moving.
- Try not to cry during Queen’s “You’re my Best Friend”.
- If you really want to see your guests having fun, play “Walk Like An Egyptian” by the Bangles.
- “Truly, Madly, Deeply” by Savage Garden gets you back in the wedding bells mood.
- What is a reception without .50 cent and “Disco Inferno”?
- The Stray Cats know how to “Rock This Town”.
- James Blunt sings, “You’re Beautiful “like no one else. This is a totally apt and danceable tune that is sure to keep your guests swaying long after the party is over.
- We top this fantastic list with a wedding reception song that can really close the show… Sade with “By Your Side” This is the perfect song to end this great dance list with.
Wearing Them Out
There is nothing like a great reception song list that wears everyone out with dance songs. Being tired after a reception means that your guests had a great time and they can only hope someone else with your taste in music gets married real soon. Feel free to take advantage of this list or create a magical playlist of your very own. Either way, you are sure to have a great time as long as you keep them dancing.
Participation is Important to your Guests
The best part of a wedding is the part where the guests get to participate. A dance song list gives everyone something to do and makes them feel as if they were really part of the wedding. This is very important if you have a big wedding and very personal if you have a small one. Either way, you just cannot lose with a great dance playlist.