Top 10 Wedding Dance Songs of All Time
With so much great music over so many decades, it can be a daunting task to even begin selecting some of the must play songs for your wedding. However, a select group of songs stands above the rest and have proven themselves to be the all-time best wedding dance songs. Keep in mind that these songs will pack the dance floor at any event, not just weddings!
10.) Los Del Rio – Macarena
Released in 1993, this line dance song is and will always be a crowd favorite.
It is simple, fun to sing, and quite fun to dance to. The dance for this song never gets old! Just make sure that you rotate counter clockwise!
9.) Lil Jon – Get Low
From the window to the wall!
Certainly one of the less family friendly options (depending on your family of course), this 2002 Crunk hit still sets any dance floor on fire.
At around 100 beats per minute , this song is perfect to mix with either the previous or next song on this list!
Make sure you save this one for the late night crowd!
8.) Usher – Yeah
Peace Up. A Town Down
Who else remembers listening to this track on the radio in 2004?
The body moving beat, the charming vocals, and the A List cameos all combine to make this one of the most memorable tracks released in the last 20 years.
This song ALWAYS gets a crowd reaction.
This is probably the most popular song on this list (with the exception of the line dance songs). At 105 beats per minute, this song is incredibly fast paced for its relatively slow beats per minute.
7.) Shakira – Hips Don’t Lie
Ooh baby when you talk like that, You make a woman go mad!
This is such a classic 2000’s song.
Released in 2005, this dance floor killer is always a favorite among the ladies.
This is also the perfect song to start mixing in some Latin flavor on the dancefloor.
This chart topping pop song has a drum pattern of Reggaeton. It’s around 100 beats per minute, so it’s perfect for mixing in with the last few tracks on this list!
6.) Sir Mix Alot – Baby Got Back
Red beans and rice didn’t miss her!
Released in 1992, this is the most aggressive song on the entire list.
Perfect for peak time on the dance floor. This is one song on the list that is best played out entirely.
5.) Flo Rida ft T-pain – Low
Boots with the Fur (WITH THE FURR)
Released in 2007, this song is sure to get your entire dancefloor singing along!
Out of all of the songs on this list, this song probably has the most catchy vocals.
How can you not sing along to this tune?
At 128 Beats Per Minute, this is certainly one of the faster songs on this list. It is perfect for mixing into the faster tracks on this list!
4.) DJ Casper – Cha Cha slide
Everybody clap your hands! Clap clap clap clap your hands!
Another Classic group dance song. This is a personal favorite.
This line dance song has less musical elements than the others, yet its groove, beat, and funky vocal instructions make it a top contender among the line dance songs.
At 122 Beats Per Minute, this classic line Dance song is perfect for mixing into faster songs as the night picks up.
One unique aspect of this song is that the instructions change consistently throughout the entire song.
Each verse brings different instructions than the last, keeping the dancefloor on its toes!
3.) Cupid – The Cupid Shuffle
To the left to the left to the left to the left!
To the right to the right to the right to the right!
Released in 2007, the Cupid shuffle is another crowd favorite.
Queue up this song and watch your crowd start shuffling from left to right, kicking, spinning, swirling, grooving, and singing along to the infectious beat and melody.
This is probably one of the cheesier line dance songs but it is still a great choice as everyone knows it! This song is the epitome of family friendly line dance songs. It’s a safe choice for any crowd!
2.) V.I.C – Wobble
All The Big Girls. Back It Up! Just Back it up!
Ah yes, The wobble!
This song is easily the greatest modern group dance song.
The Wobble is especially fun because there is such a variety of dance moves that you can incorporate during this line dance.
Out of all the group dance or line dance songs, the wobble is probably the most fun to dance to.
Make sure that there is someone on the dance floor to lead the group in a direction, so the entire dance floor is always facing the same direction.
Seeing the entire crowd move in unison to this song is awe inspiring!
Because this song is around 100 beats per minute, it is perfect for mixing into other classic hip hop songs, or even other line dance songs for maximum Dancefloor Reaction!
The dance for this song is very unique since it requires different moves for your hands (which roll), and your hips (which sway). Don’t know how to Wobble? Check out this guide!
- Vanessa Carlton – A Thousand Miles
- Spice Girls – Wannabe
- Kanye West – Gold Digger
- Don Omar – Danza Kudoro
- Run DMC – It’s Tricky
- House of Pain – Jump Around
- Too Short – Blow the Whistle
1.) The Village People – Y.M.C.A.
Young Man! I Said Young Man!
Ah yes, the YMCA.
The King of all Wedding Open Dance Songs.
Released in October of 1978, this song is easily the most played, and the most well-known wedding song of all time.
All crowds love this song, as well as every age, gender, and demographic.
Why is this song the number one on our list?
Play it for any crowd and you will see why.
No other song has the power to pull crowds onto the dance floor in waves and cause them to start singing and dancing the iconic dance in unison.
There’s just something about this catchy, soulful, and Jovial disco track that makes it easily the best wedding song of all time, and one of the top songs of all time in general.
Add a low pass filter during the chorus and hear your crowd scream YMCA!
The song is around 127 beats per minute, and the perfect choice for the last song of the evening, to end things on a high note, or for later in the evening as the beats per minute of each song increase.
In conclusion, there are many great choices for open dance time at your wedding, or special event. These songs have withstood the test of time, and are sure to pack your dance floor!
However, playing theses songs isn’t enough. Make sure that they are played on a quality sound system. Check out our sound system Here.
If you are looking for a list of the best songs for your First Dance, check out this article on Brides.com
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