Last Dance Song

Choosing a last dance song for your wedding is a great way to round off and finalize the perfect evening. Many venues have curfews on how late your reception can carry on for and often they have very high overtime fees.

If you are having your wedding at a private residence you must also consider your neighbors, so it is often a necessity to formally end the evening at some point and a last dance song is a great way to do so. Even if this is not the case with your wedding it is always a good idea to decide on a good time to call it a night.

Weddings should be happy, unfilled occasions, but they should also be classy and sophisticated no matter how informal. It is after all a celebration of love and of your union and not a frat party.

last dance song

By setting a time to leave with your new spouse and choosing a last dance song you can decide to end your night in a way that best suits your personalities instead of having it fizzle out to a few die hard (and probably very intoxicated) party goers.

The last dance song to end off your wedding night can be something like the music played at the end credits to a movie. Do you want your last dance song to depict the romance of an ever after, strolling into the sunset kind of love. Or should your last dance song rather be an up beat sing along finale or perhaps you want to end your movie with funny song kind of like watching the bloopers of the evening?

If you don't want to end your wedding on a last dance, have a look at the end of the page for some last dance alternatives and ideas.

Listen to the last dance songs below and find the perfect one to end off your special evening with:

Last Dance Song Ideas:

(I've Had) the Time of My Life Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

After Midnight - Eric Clapton

Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the sun comes up) - Garth Brooks

Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross and The Supremes

Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead

All Night Long - Lionel Richie

Always & Forever - Heatwave

Angel of Mine - Monica

As time goes by - Jimmy Durante

At Last - Etta James

Avalon - Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music

Buona Sera - Louis Prima

Bye Bye Baby - Marilyn Monroe

Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John

Closing Time - Semisonic

Come Away With Me - Norah Jones

Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra

Could I Have This Dance - Anne Murray

Crazy Love - Van Morrison

Day O - Harry Belafonte

Don't Happen Twice - Kenny Chesney

Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac

Family Reunion - The O'Jays

Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra

For Once In My Life - Frank Sinatra

From This Moment - Shania Twain & Brian White

God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

Goodbye - The Spice Girls

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day

Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight - The Spaniels

Goodnight Tonight - Wings

Grow Old With You - Stephen Lynch

Happy Trails - Van Halen or Roy Rogers and Dale Evans

Here's To The Night - Eve 6

Hawaiian Wedding Song - Elvis Presley

Home To You - John Michael Montgomery

How Do You Keep The Music Playing - Frank Sinatra

How Your Love Makes Me Feel - Diamond Rio

I Could Not Ask For More - Edwin McCain

I Cross My Heart - George Strait

I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith

I Just Fall In Love Again - Anne Murray

I Love The Way You Love Me - John Michael Montgomery

I Love You - Faith Evans

If I Could - Regina Belle

I'll Be Seeing You - Frank Sinatra

I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts (from Friends)

I'll Never Let You Go - Steelheart

Inseparable - Natalie Cole

It's The End Of The World - R.E.M.

Kiss - Prince

Kokomo - The Beach Boys

Last Dance - Frank Sinatra

Last Dance - Donna Summer

Late In The Evening - Paul Simon

Leaving On A Jet Plane - Chantal Kreviazuk or John Denver

Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love - Cole Porter

Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye

Let's Get Lost - Frank Sinatra

Let's Go Crazy - Prince

Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet

Marry You - Bruno Mars

Moment For Life - Nicki Minaj

My Way - Frank Sinatra

Never Can Say Goodbye - Gloria Gaynor

New York, New York - Frank Sinatra

On My Way Home - Enya

One Love - Bob Marley

One More Time - Daft Punk

Paradise City - Guns & Roses

Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone - Ann-Margret or Louis Armstrong

Pride And Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan

Ribbon In The Sky - Stevie Wonder

Save The Best For Last - Vanessa Williams

Save The Last Dance For Me Michael Buble or The Drifters

See You Later Alligator - Bill Hailey & His Comets

Send Me On My Way - Rusted Root

Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash

Somewhere Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World Israel Kamakawiwo Óle

Sunday Morning After - Amanda Marshall

Surfin' USA - The Beach Boys

Swept Away - Christopher Cross

Take A Bow - Madonna

Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money

Taking You Home - Don Henley

Thank You - Dido

That's What Friends Are For - Dionne Warwick

That's What Friends Are For - DJ Jazzy D - Well worth a listen if you want an upbeat version of the original

The Best Is Yet To Come - Tony Bennett

The Dance - Garth Brooks

The End - The Doors

The Loveliest Night of the Year - Mario Lanza

The Party's Over - Willie Nelson

The Time (Dirty Bit) - Black Eyed Peas

The Way You Love Me - Faith Hill

This Is The Time - Billy Joel

Time To Say Goodbye - Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli

Today Was A Fairytale - Taylor Swift

Waiting For Tonight - Jennifer Lopez

We Are Family - Sister Sledge

Wedding Day - Bee Gees

We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - The Animals

What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

What I Like About You - The Romantics

When I Said I Do - Clint Black & Lisa Hartman-Black

When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees

Where Everybody Knows Your Name - Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo (The Cheers Theme)

With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles

With A Song In My Heart - Ella Fitzgerald

Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

Wonderful, Wonderful - Johnny Mathis

You Gotta Be - Des'ree

You're My Best Friend - Queen

You're Still The One - Shania Twain

5 Last Dance Song Alternatives and Ideas:

If you want to break from the traditional last dance song a little or you are looking for that cherry on the top to individualize your wedding, then try one of the following suggestions:

1. Ask your MC or DJ to ask your guests to create a circle of love around you as you dance your last dance to your chosen song.

2. Your MC or DJ can announce that you will instead of a last dance like to have a tunnel. Your guests form a tunnel with their hands and you and your new husband/wife will either run through the tunnel or take your time saying goodbye to friends and loved ones.

3. Prepare a Wedding Slideshow of you and your fiance growing up and then about your life together, and have it projected onto a wall or screen by the dance floor as you two dance your last dance together.

4. Use your First Dance Song as your Last Dance Song as well. This is a great way to bring your reception to a full circle and reminds your guests why they are really there.

5. If you cannot decide between a slow and romantic last dance song, and a fast, upbeat song, then why not have both? Have your DJ announce the last dance song and start it out with the slow song, then have your guests form a tunnel (perhaps with sparklers) by where you exit while the upbeat song is playing.

Chosen your last dance song? Now plan your party music!

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