Wedding Reception
Dance Music

Are you putting together your wedding reception dance music playlist? Then look no further. Here we have all the wedding dance songs you could want to create the party your guests will not forget.

Your wedding reception dance music along with the rest of the music you choose to form part of your wedding day soundtrack will make a lasting impression on you as well as your guests.

Long after everyone has forgotten what food you served or what color the flowers were, they will still remember that they had a good time at your wedding.

They will remember that they danced till the sun came up, or woke up the next day with a sore throat and stiff legs from dancing and singing for hours. Therefore it is very important to take the time and plan your wedding reception dance music well.

If you choose a good DJ or band, half the work of choosing the right wedding reception dance music is done, so make sure you get good references of that you see them in action before booking.

If you are using a friend or family member to do the music for your wedding, you are going with DJ Ipod or you are not 100% sure about the company you are hiring, then be sure to make use of the list of songs below to mark your favorites and plan your wedding reception dance music.

Wedding Reception Dance Music List:

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Please note that the wedding reception dance music list below contains music from many genres that have been tried and tested during many many weddings. They are all great dance floor fillers, but it would depend entirely on your and your guests' tastes in music as well as the type of wedding you are planning.

The wedding reception dance music list below does not however include the latest hits. Some songs are a hit for one or two months to be forgotten forever thereafter. Therefore, keep a notebook handy when you listen to the radio to make notes of what is topping the charts in the time just before your wedding.

Also make sure to set the mood for a good party with your wedding dinner music choices.

The list of wedding reception dance music is arranged alphabetically by artist:

• Abba - Dancing Queen
• Abba - Does Your Mother Know
• Abba - Voulez Vous
• Abba - Waterloo
• ACDC - You Shook Me All Night Long
• Adam Lambert - If I Had You (Jason Nevins Radio Mix)
• Amy Winehouse - Valerie
• Anastacia - I'm Outa Love
• Ann Lee - 2 Times
• Armand Van Helden - My My My
• Barry White - You're The First, My Last, My
• Beach Boys - Surfin' USA
• Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
• Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
• Billy Idol - Mony Mony
• Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
• Billy Joel - We Didn’t Start The Fire
• Black Eyed Peas - Let's Get It Started
• Black Eyed Peas - Mas Que Nada
• Black Eyed Peas - Pump It
• Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit)
• Black Eyed Peas - Tonight’s Gonna Be a Good Night
• Black Eyed Peas - Where Is The Love (Edit)
• Black Legend - You See The Trouble With Me
• Blondie - Heart Of Glass
• Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
• Bob Marley - Is This Love
• Bob Marley - One Love (People Get Ready)
• Bob Segar - Old Time Rock n' Roll
• Bob Sinclar - Love Generation
• Bob Sinclar - Rock This Party
• Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
• Bon Jovi - It's My Life
• Boston - More Than A Feeling
• Boys Town Gang - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
• Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark
• Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days
• Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
• Bryan Adams - 18 Till I Die
• Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
• BTO - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
• Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star
• Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free
• Casper - Cha Cha Slide (Original)
• Celine Dion - I'm Alive
• Cher - The Shoop Shoop Song
• Christina Aguilera - Candyman
• Cliff Richard - Do You Wanna Dance
• Coldplay - Viva La Vida
• Counting Crows - Mr Jones
• CCR - Bad Moon Rising
• CCR - Down The Corner
• CCR - Have You Ever Seen The Rain
• CCR - Midnight Special
• CCR - Proud Mary
• CCR - Up Around The Bend
• Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
• Daft Punk - One More Time
• David Guetta ft Akon - Sexy Chick
• David Guetta ft Kelly Rowland - When Love Takes Over
• David Guetta ft Kid Cudi - Memories
• David Guetta ft Rihanna - Who’s That Chick
• Dean Martin - That's Amore
• Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough (Live)
• Dexy's Midnight Express - Come On Eileen
• Dire Straits - Walk Of Life
• Dj Jazzy D - That's What Friends Are For
• Dj Jazzy D ft Kurt - Lady Soul
• Dj Otzi - Hey Baby
• Don McLean - American Pie
• Donna Summer - Hot Stuff (12 Remix)
• Dr Alban - It's My Life
• Dr Alban - Sing Hallelujah
• Dr Victor - I Love To Truck
• Dr Victor - If You Wanna Be Happy For The Rest
• Duck Sauce - Barbara Streisand
• Duffy - Mercy (Radio Edit)
• Duke - So In Love With You
• Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
• Earth, Wind & Fire - September (Remix)
• Eddy Grant - Gimme Hope Jo'Anna
• Eddy Grant - I Don't Wanna Dance
• Edward Maya ft Alicia - Stereo Love
• Elvis - Jailhouse Rock
• Engelbert Humperdink - Radio Dancing
• Enrique - Can You Hear Me
• Enrique - Do You Know (The Ping Pong Song)
• Enrique - Escape
• Eric Prydz - Call On Me
• Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams Are Made of These
• Exile - Kiss You All Over
• Faithless - Insomnia
• Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop
• Frank Sinatra - New York New York
• Franki Valli & The 4 Seasons - December '63
• Gareth Gates - Spirit In The Sky
• Gipsy Kings - Volare
• Girls Aloud - Jump
• Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
• Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
• Gnarles Barkley - Crazy
• Golden Earring - Radar Love
• Goldfish - Get Busy Living
• Gwen Stefani - The Sweet Escape
• Hermes House Band - Country Roads
• Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
• In-Grid - You Promised Me
• Isley Brothers - Shout!
• Jack Radics - No Matter
• Jamelia - Superstar
• James - Laid
• James - Sit Down
• James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)
• Jay Kid - Blame It On The Boogie
• Jimmy Cliff - Reggae Nights
• Jive Bunny - Swing The Mood
• Joan Jett - I Love Rock n Roll
• John Paul - Love Is In The Air
• Justin Timberlake - Sexy Back
• Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
• Katey Perry - Firework
• Katey Perry - I Kissed a Girl
• Katey Perry - Hot n Cold
• Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
• Kesha - Tik Tok
• Kid Cudi - Day ‘n Night
• Kid Rock - All Summer Long
• Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire
• Kool & The Gang - Celebration
• Kylie - Can't Get You Outa My Head
• Kylie - Spinning Around
• Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
• Lady Gaga - Just Dance
• Lady Gaga - Pokerface
• Las Ketchup - Asereje (The Ketchup Song)
• Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
• Lipps Inc - Funky Town
• Los Lobos - La Bamba
• Lou Bega - Mambo # 5
• Lulu - Shout (You Make Me Wanna)
• Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
• Madonna - Hung Up
• Madonna vs Black Legend - Like A Prayer
• Mandoza - Nkalakatha
• Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy
• Maroon 5 ft. Rihanna - If I Ever See Your Face Again
• Medley - Beatles Medley 60's Mix
• Men Without Hats - Safety Dance
• Michael Buble - Everything
• Michael Buble - Sway
• Michael Gray - The Weekend
• Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
• Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
• Mika - Grace Kelly
• Mika - Love Today
• Mika - Relax (Take It Easy)
• N Trance - Do You Think I'm Sexy
• N Trance - Kung Fu Fighting (Dance Remix)
• N Trance - Staying Alive
• Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
• Nina - 99 Red Balloons
• Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me
• Olivia Newton John - Grease Mega Mix
• Opus - Life Is Life
• Outhere Brothers - Boom Boom Boom
• Pink - Get This Party Started (Remix)
• Pink - Raise Your Glass
• Pitbull - Calle Ocho (I Know You Want Me)
• Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
• Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
• Queen - I Want To Break Free
• Queen - We Will Rock You
• Rachel Stevens - Sweet Dreams My L.A Ex
• Ricky Martin - Living La Vida Loca
• Ricky Martin - She Bangs
• Right Said Fred - You're My Mate
• Rihanna - Disturbia
• Rihanna - Only Girl (In The World) (Radio Edit)
• Rihanna - Please Don’t Stop The Music
• Rihanna - Pon Di Replay
• Rihanna - S.O.S (Rescue Me)
• Robbie Williams & Nicole - Somethin' Stupid
• Robbie Williams - Rock Dj
• Rocky Horror - Time Warp
• Rolling Stones - I Can't Get No Satisfaction
• Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
• Roxette - Dangerous
• Roxette - How Do You Do
• Roxette - Joyride
• Roxette - She's Got The Look
• Roxette - The Big L
• Roxette - The Look
• Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman
• Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancing
• Shaft - (Mucho Mambo) Sway
• Shaggy - Angel
• Shakin Stevens - Green Door
• Shakin Stevens - This Ole House
• Shakira - Hips Don't Lie
• Shakira - Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)
• Shania Twain - Man! I Feel Like a Woman
• Shania Twain - That Don't Impress Me Much
• Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia
• Smokie - Living Next Door to Alice
• Smokie - Needles and Pins
• Smokie - Oh Carol
• Soft Cell - Tainted Love
• Stealer's Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
• Sugarbabes - Push The Button
• Taio Cruz - Dynamite
• The B52s - Love Shack
• The Beatles - Love Me Do
• The Commitments - Mustang Sally
• The Contours - Do You Love Me
• The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love
• The Divinyls - I Touch Myself
• The Everly Brothers - Wake Up Little Susie
• The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
• The Killers - Human
• The Monkees - I'm A Believer
• The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
• The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men
• Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now
• Timbaland ft Katy Perry - If We Ever Meet Again
• Timbaland ft Keri Hilson - The Way I Are
• Tina Turner - Simply The Best
• Tom Jones - Sexbomb
• Toni Basil - Mickey
• Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
• Train - Hey Soul Sister
• UB40 - Can't Help Falling In Love
• UB40 - I Got You Babe.
• UB40 - Red Red Wine
• Usher - Oh My Gosh
• Usher ft Pitbull - DJ Got Us Falling In Love
• V - Can You Feel It
• Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
• Vaya Con Dios vs Milk & Sugar - Hey (Nah Neh Nah)
• Village People - YMCA
• Violent Femmes - American Music
• Westlife - Uptown Girl
• Wham - Club Tropicana
• Wham - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
• Yolanda Be Cool & D-Cup - We No Speak Americano

For more ideas and excellent playlists from real wedding DJ's, have a look here.

6 Wedding Reception Dance Music Tips:

1. The best way to plan your wedding reception dance music, if you are not too knowledgeable about music and artists, is to take your time. Don't just sit down one night and decide to make the list. Take a notebook with you for at least a month before you need to make your final list. Listen to the radio as often as you can. Also listen to MTV Hits, MTV Classic as well as any other stations that play popular dance music. Make notes of any songs that get your feet tapping.

2. Then, when you have got a list of at least 10 - 20 songs, sit down with the list below and tick off the songs you know you and your guests will love to form your master list of wedding reception dance music. If there are new artists you are not familiar with, look them up on YouTube. Listen to the songs and decide for yourself if they should be included in your final wedding reception dance music playlist. The party section of a wedding reception normally lasts around 4 - 5 hours, so you will need between 50 and 60 songs, but also allow your DJ to use his or her discretion and expertise to fill in some gaps and to read the floor.

3. Another tip when planning your wedding reception dance music playlist is to ask your guests, when they send you their RSVP, to include 3 of their favorite songs. This way you can also include some of their most beloved songs in your wedding reception dance music list or even in your background list.

4. If you have booked a good DJ, he or she will be able to read the dance floor and will know what wedding reception dance music will get the people going, but it would help him or her a great deal to have a list of your and your guest's favorite tunes at least a week before the wedding. This will ensure that they have any music that might be requested, and that they will adhere to your and your guest's music tastes.

5. Also remember to give your DJ or band a list of songs and/or artists that you do NOT want to hear and include in your wedding dance music list. Often people think only of what they want to hear and include in their wedding reception dance music list, and then they are upset if the DJ plays something that they associate with a bad memory or they simply dislike.

6. If you have an uncle with a particular taste in music that you absolutely despise and would not want to hear at your wedding, then make use of the wedding reception dance music list above and be sure to let your DJ have a comprehensive list of songs to play for the evening and let him or her also announce that the two of you have chosen the songs for the night's entertainment and guests are welcome to make requests from that list.

Also read our party tips for more ideas and tips on planning the best party of your life!

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