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Top 10 Wedding Dance Songs of All Time

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There has been so much great music released over so many decades.

It can be a daunting task to even begin selecting some of the must play songs for your wedding.

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 only 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! Make sure that you rotate counter clockwise!


9.) Lil Jon – Get Low

From the window to the wall!

This is one of the less family friendly songs on this list. Ddepending 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. The Infectious Rhythm. Not to mention the A List cameos! What is not to like about this song? These elements 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 the most popular song on this list (except for the line dance songs). At 105 beats per minute, this song is fast paced for its 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 in its entirety. 


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 the songs on this list, this song has the most catchy vocals. 

How can you not sing along to this tune? 

At 128 Beats Per Minute, this is 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.


Each verse brings different instructions than the last. This keeps 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 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 the greatest modern group dance song.

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 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!

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 a great Dancefloor Reaction!


The dance for this song is very unique. Because t requires different moves for your hands (which roll), and your hips (which sway). Don’t know how to Wobble? Check out this guide!


 Honorable Mentions

  • 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 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. Or cause them to start singing and dancing the iconic dance in unison. 

There’s something about this catchy, soulful, and Jovial disco track. Is is 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. It is 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!

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