Wedding Party Dance Songs Top New, Trending & Best Ever

Updated on June 12, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell (Editor of My Wedding Songs and wedding DJ)

After the wedding couple dances with their parents, and they may have the garter ceremony.

So what song will the wedding party dance to? And how will the song’s theme set the tone for the dancing portion of the evening?

The wedding party dance composition is up to you as the engaged couple.

Of course, talk to your wedding planner and DJ. You can skip it or keep it small.

The groomsmen and bridesmaids join the newlyweds who are already on the dance floor.

You can include parents and special guests, too. It all depends on how embarrassed you want to be watching the Snapchat videos later.

You will enjoy a list of the most popular and unique wedding party dance songs for your wedding day.

Every couple’s music tastes are different. Thus, I selected wedding party dance songs that include many different eras and music styles.

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New Wedding Party Dance Songs

  1. “2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)” by Lizzo (Pop – 2022)
  2. “Beer With My Friends” by Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion (Country – 2022)
  3. “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” by Elle King, Miranda Lambert (Alternative – 2021)
  4. “Friends” by Jesse McCartney (Pop – 2020)
  5. “The Git Up” by Blanco Brown (Country – 2019)
  6. “I Love You Always Forever” by Betty Who (Pop – 2016)

Trending Wedding Party Dance Songs

  1. “Shut Up And Dance” by Walk The Moon (Alternative – 2014)
  2. “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas  (Pop – 2009)
  3. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston (R&B – 1987)
  4. “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake (Pop – 2016)
  5. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars (Pop – 2015)
  6. “Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid (R&B – 2007)
  7. “Let’s Get It Started” by Black Eyed Peas (Hip Hop – 2004)
  8. “September” by Earth, Wind and Fire (R&B – 1978)
  9. “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC (Rock – 1990)
  10. “Cha Cha Slide” by DJ Casper (Latin – 2000)

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Fun Hip Hop Tracks

I Like It – Cardi B

Released in 2018, Genre: Hip Hop

The song is about celebrating life and success and ultimately making it to the big time.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Oh I need the dollars, cha-ching (I said I like it like that)
Beat it up like piñatas (I said I like it like)

May I Have This Dance – Francis and the Lights feat. Chance the Rapper

Released in 2017, Genre: Hip Hop

A song about how a relationship starts and progresses through life as a married couple and wanting to dance to keep a spark.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

May I have this dance?
To make it up to you
Can I say something crazy?
I love you

Turn Down for What – DJ Snake & Lil Jon

Released in 2013, Genre: Hip Hop

The song lets everyone know that it is time to have a good time and party.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Fire up that loud
Another round of shots
Turn down for what?

Harlem Shake – Baauer

Released in 2012, Genre: Hip Hop

A song that not only lets everyone know that it’s time to boogie it could also start a line dance.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Then do the Harlem Shake (Shake!)
Ey (Shake!), con los terroristas
Ey, (Shake!) ey (Shake!)

Teach Me How to Dougie – Cali Swag District

Released in 2010, Genre: Hip Hop

This song is not only for the cool and hip people but also could start a line dance. (See more songs to play for a line dance)
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Teach me how to dougie
T-teach me how to dougie

 

I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

Released in 2009, Genre: Hip Hop

This song is one of the quintessential party starters.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

‘Cause I gotta feeling, ooohoo
That tonight’s gonna be a good night

Wobble – V.I.C.

Released in 2008, Genre: Hip Hop

Shake your booty and wobble with your family and friends individually or as a line dance.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I got em’ shakin’ their boobies like congos
Man I’m shaking the city like quakes

Cupid Shuffle – Cupid

Released in 2007, Genre: Hip Hop

One of the greatest line dance songs of its era.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

To the right, to the right, to the right, to the right
To the left, to the left, to the left, to the left

Ms. New Booty – Bubba Sparxxx & Mr. Collipark & Ying Yang Twins

Released in 2005, Genre: Hip Hop

A song about a girl shaking her booty and getting down.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Get it together then bring it back to me
Hit the player’s club for ’bout a month or two
Put a tan on it then see what it do

Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas

Released in 2004, Genre: Hip Hop

A song to inspire everyone to come and get down on the dance floor.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Everybody, everybody
Let’s get into it, get stupid (come on)

 

Bring Em Out – T.I.

Released in 2004, Genre: Hip Hop

A song to get you pumped up because it’s about to go down.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Aye, all my hot girls yelling (Bring ’em out, bring ’em out)
Aye, all the Dope Boyz yelling (Bring ’em out, bring ’em out)

Tootsee Roll – 69 Boyz

Released in 1994, Genre: Hip Hop

A popular line dance song with instructions to get everyone on the dance floor.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Come one come all (Tootsee Rol)
Just make that Tootsee Roll (Tootsee Roll)

Jump Around – House Of Pain

Released in 1992, Genre: Hip Hop

A song that lets everyone know it’s time to party and jump around and act crazy!
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I came to get down, I came to get down
So get out your seat and jump around!

Now That We Found Love – Heavy D. & The Boyz

Released in 1991, Genre: Hip Hop

A song about finding love and having a good time on the dance floor with them.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Now that we found love what are we gonna do (What are we gonna do)
With it (With it)

Bust A Move – Young MC

Released in 1989, Genre: Hip Hop

A song reminding everyone that it is time to get off your butts and get out on the dance floor.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Says she wanna dance ’cause she likes the groove
So come on, fatso, and just bust a move

The formal dances start with the fest dance of the newlyweds. See a list of first dance wedding songs.

 

Upbeat Rock Hits

these are my friends – lovelytheband

Released in 2018, Genre: Rock

A song about being a better person and loving your family and friends and them loving you.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

These are my friends, these are my friends
I love them, I love them

Let’s Get Married – Bleachers

Released in 2017, Genre: Rock

A song about not wanting to be lonely anymore and wanting to get married.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Honey, let’s get married
Don’t wanna walk alone
So let’s get married

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Released in 2014, Genre: Rock

A song about a love relationship that will stand the test of time and enjoy the moments of being together.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m thinking out loud
Maybe we found love right where we are

Best Day Of My Life – American Authors

Released in 2013, Genre: Rock

A fun song signifying that your wedding day is the best day of your life.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Woah, never gonna give it up
No, please don’t wake me now
This is gonna be the best day of my life

On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons

Released in 2012, Genre: Rock

You did it. You are now married. Celebrate because you will feel like you are on top of the world.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Been dreaming of this since a child
I’m on top of the world

 

Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead

Released in 2009, Genre: Rock

A song that talks about living in a crazy world and not being sure of much but at least knowing you love your partner.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

But I know one thing that I love you (baby girl)
I love you, I love you, I love you

Smile – Uncle Kracker

Released in 2009, Genre: Rock

A song about how someone makes you feel good inside and you miss them when you are not together.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You make me smile like the sun
Fall out of bed, sing like a bird

Mr. Brightside – The Killers

Released in 2003, Genre: Rock

A song about a guy losing it because the one he loves is with another man and trying to be happy with it – it is a true party anthem though.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

But it’s just the price I pay, destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes, ’cause I’m Mr. Brightside

Love You Madly – Cake

Released in 2001, Genre: Rock

A song about a guy who wants to fall madly in love with his lady.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I want to love you madly
I want to love you now

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith

Released in 1998, Genre: Rock

A song about enjoying every moment of being with your lover and never wanting to part.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And I just want to stay with you
In this moment forever
Forever and ever

 

Secret Garden – Bruce Springsteen

Released in 1996, Genre: Rock

A song about a girl being very careful about who she falls in love with but she will love who she falls in love with forever without a doubt.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

She’ll lead you down a path
There will be tenderness in the air

Thunderstruck – AC/DC

Released in 1990, Genre: Rock

A song about having a good time and a great party anthem.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

The thunder of guns
Tore me apart
You’ve been
Thunderstruck

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers

Released in 1988, Genre: Rock

A song that describes how you would do anything to be with your lover.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And I would roll 500 more
Just to be the man who roles a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

Footloose – Kenny Loggins

Released in 1984, Genre: Rock

This is an upbeat dance song that talks about being too uptight and that you should just let loose and have a good time.

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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

So now I gotta cut loose
Footloose
Kick off the Sunday shoes

Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra

Released in 1977, Genre: Rock

A song about how your dark days are over and good things are coming your way.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

A celebration, Mr. Blue Sky’s up there waitin’
And today is the day we’ve waited for

 

You’re My Best Friend – Queen

Released in 1976, Genre: Rock

A special song that could represent a special relationship between family and friends and that you have a special love and friendship for each other.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m happy at home (happy at home)
You’re my best friend

Hooked On A Feeling – Blue Swede

Released in 1974, Genre: Rock

A song about a boy who is about to explode because he loves being in love with his girl.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m hooked on a feeling
I’m high on believing
That you’re in love with me

With A Little Help From My Friends – Joe Cocker

Released in 1969, Genre: Rock

A song about how no matter what happens with the love relationship your friends will stick by you.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Gonna get by with my friends
(Try high with a little help from my friends)

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Released in 1969, Genre: Rock

A song about a girl who takes all of a guy’s pain away – and a great sing-along song.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good

Twist and Shout – The Beatles

Released in 1961, Genre: Rock

A song about a boy asking a girl to dance – and a great dance tune too!
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Well, shake it up, baby, now
Twist and shout

 

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley

Released in 1961, Genre: Rock

A slow dance song about asking your lover to spend the rest of your life with you.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Take my hand
Take my whole life too
For I can”t help falling in love with you

The Twist – Chubby Checker

Released in 1960, Genre: Rock

A song about twisting your body while dancing doing the dance called the twist.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

We’re gonna a-twist, a-twist, a-twistin’
‘Til we tear the house down

Other popular formal dance songs include dances with your parents. See our lists of perfect dad and daughter dance songs and perfect mom and son dance songs.

Popular Pop Tunes

Friends – Jesse McCartney

Released in 2020, Genre: Pop

A song about friends who stand by you and are there no matter the time in between seeing each other.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Good times go wherever we are
Singin’ thank God I got my friends

Perfect – Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé

Released in 2017, Genre: Pop

Thi sis a romantic ballad about wanting to spend the rest of your life with your lover.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Darling, just hold my hand
Be my girl, I’ll be your man
I see my future in your eyes

24K Magic – Bruno Mars

Released in 2016, Genre: Pop

One of Mars’ best party songs that have become more popular than “Uptown Funk” because of it being overplayed.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Twenty four karat magic in the air
Head to toe so player
Uh, look out!

 

Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake

Released in 2016, Genre: Pop

A song about dancing and having a good time while not caring who was watching.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I can’t take my eyes up off it, moving so phenomenally
The room on lock the way we rock it, so don’t stop

Something Better – Audien feat. Lady Antebellum

Released in 2015, Genre: Pop

A song about searching for your lover and knowing that you were meant to be and to wait for you.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You and I were meant for something better
Better, oh
I swear I’ll find you

Sugar – Maroon 5

Released in 2014, Genre: Pop

A song about wanting a little lovin’ from your lover and how they make you happy when you’re down.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m so insecure
You are the one thing
One thing I’m living for

Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon

Released in 2014, Genre: Pop

A song about a girl getting a guy to the dance floor and he thinks that she is his destiny. A fun party and dancing song!
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

This woman is my destiny
She said oh oh oh
Shut up and dance with me

XO – Beyonce

Released in 2013, Genre: Pop

A song about a couple who want each other and want to end the night together.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Before they turn the lights out
Before our time has run out
Baby love me lights out

 

Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO

Released in 2011, Genre: Pop

Thi sis a party song that teaches you how to party and have a good time!
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Party rock is in the house tonight
Everybody just have a good time (I can feel it, babe)

Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO

Released in 2011, Genre: Pop

A song about a guy thinking that his shi* doesn’t stink and every girl should want him.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I pimp to the beat
Walking on the street in my new LaFreak, yeah

Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs

Released in 2011, Genre: Pop

A song about wanting to dance and have a good time all night with your lover.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I just want you to dance with me tonight
So come on, oh baby

Marry You – Bruno Mars

Released in 2011, Genre: Pop

This is an upbeat song about wanting to get married – just like your wedding day.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Is it the look in your eyes or is it this dancing juice?
Who cares, baby, I think I wanna marry you

Raise Your Glass – P!nk

Released in 2010, Genre: Pop

A song that is meant as a toast to the hellraisers and it’s time to party.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

So raise your glass if you are wrong
In all the right ways
All my underdogs
We will never be never be, anything but loud

 

Gravity – John Mayer

Released in 2006, Genre: Pop

A song about how having everything doesn’t make you happy and trying to be sensible.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Oh, I’ll never known what makes this man
With all the love that his heart can stand

Crazy In Love – Beyonce feat. Jay-Z

Released in 2003, Genre: Pop

The power couple of Queen Bey and Jay-Z have the biggest exclamation point to start a party and be in love!
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

How I’m feeling and my pride is the one to blame
‘Cause I know I don’t understand
Just how your love can do what no one else can

Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys

Released in 1997, Genre: Pop

A song about how the party has begun and you need to dance and have a good time.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Everybody
Rock your body
Everybody
Rock your body right
Backstreet’s back alright

Wannabe – Spice Girls

Released in 1996, Genre: Pop

A song about friendship never-ending and that if someone wants to get with you they also need to get the approval of your friends.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Make it last forever, friendship never ends
If you wanna be my lover, you have got to give

I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts

Released in 1995, Genre: Pop

A song about how your life as an adult is not what you expected but your friends are there to help you through.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’ll be there for you
(When the rain starts to pour)
I’ll be there for you
(Like I’ve been there before)

 

Love Shack – The B-52’s

Released in 1989, Genre: Pop

The song describes a place where everyone is dancing and having a good time – at the love shack – an 80s party anthem.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

The love shack is a little old place where
We can get together

I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston

Released in 1987, Genre: Pop

This is a girl party anthem about wanting to celebrate life with someone who loves you as much as you do them.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me

After the wedding party dance, the dancing begins. See a list of party songs to get everyone dancing.

Danceable R&B Favorites

A Good Night – John Legend x BloodPop®

Released in 2018, Genre: R&B

A song about going out partying with your friends but meeting the girl of your dreams and wanting to marry her.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

But everything’s gonna be alright
I think I just met my wife

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Released in 2013, Genre: R&B

A fun party song instructing listeners that it’s time to dance and be happy.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
(Because I’m happy)
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth

Yeah – Usher

Released in 2004, Genre: R&B

This is a party song anthem about having a good time on the dance floor so much so that it makes you want to shout out loud.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

She’s all up in my head now, got me thinking
That it might be a good idea to take her with me

 

Back At One – Brian McKnight

Released in 1999, Genre: R&B

A romantic slow dance song reminding your lover to trust you that you will be there loving her forever.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

One, you’re like a dream come true
Two, just wanna be with you
Three, girl, It’s plain to see
That you’re the only one for me

This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan

Released in 1994, Genre: R&B

This is a party anthem singing about an actual party.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m kinda buzzed and it’s all because
(This is how we do it)

Strokin’ – Clarence Carter

Released in 1986, Genre: R&B

Even though the song is about wanting to make love to your lover, it is a popular party dance song.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I stroke it to the east
And I stroke it to the west
And I stroke it to the woman that I love the best

September – Earth, Wind & Fire

Released in 1978, Genre: R&B

One of the greatest party songs of all time that has stood the test of time.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Found the love we shared in September
Only blue talk and love
Remember
True love we share today

Lean On Me – Bill Withers

Released in 1972, Genre: R&B

A song about family and friends being there through the ups and downs for support.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Lean on me
When you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend

 

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

Released in 1961, Genre: R&B

A song about how you can make it through all of the bumps in life’s road as long as your lover is by your side.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I won’t cry, I won’t cry
No, I won’t shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

When guests get tired from dancing, play a slow song. See a list of popular wedding slow dance songs.

Country Tunes for Your Entourage

Beer With My Friends – Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion

Released in 2022, Genre: Beer With My Friends

A song about leading a good life but sometimes you just need to let loose and have a drink with your friends.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Before it’s over I’ll know everybody in this bar
It’s been too long no matter how long it’s been
Right now I really need a beer with my friends

Kinfolks – Sam Hunt

Released in 2019, Genre: Country

A song about introducing your lover to your family and friends who made you who you are today.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I wanna introduce you to my kinfolks, to my old friends
To the house in the pines where the road ends

Speechless – Dan + Shay

Released in 2018, Genre: Country

A song about a guy who gets goosebumps every time he looks at his lover. A slow dance to get things started with a packed dance floor of couples.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

‘Cause watchin’ you is all that I can do
And I’m speechless

From The Ground Up – Dan + Shay

Released in 2016, Genre: Country

A song about a relationship that is built on love and trust and how they will make it through anything together.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Just take my hand
And I’ll be the man your dad hoped that I’d be
And we’ll build this love from the ground up

 

It Ain’t My Fault – Brothers Osborne

Released in 2016, Genre: Country

A party song about how things get out of hand for a guy who won’t take any responsibility.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Mighta had a little fun
Lotta wrong I’d done
But it ain’t my fault

It All Started With A Beer – Frankie Ballard

Released in 2016, Genre: Country

A song that is a toast to a lasting relationship that all started with a beer.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

There’s been some smiles then there’s been tears, been more good than bad years
Ain’t it crazy baby how we got here, Oh, it all started with a beer

Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton

Released in 2015, Genre: Country

A love song comparing his lover to all of the fine things he considers in life.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine

Drink In My Hand – Eric Church

Released in 2011, Genre: Country

This is about how the party has begun and time that everyone has a good time dancing and drinking.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Yea if you want to impress me, baby here’s my plan
All you got to do is put a drink in my hand

These Are My People – Rodney Atkins

Released in 2007, Genre: Country

This song is a tribute to all of the special people who made you the person you are today.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

But these are my people, this is where I come from
We’re givin’ this life everything we got and then some

 

Find Out Who Your Friends Are – Tracy Lawrence

Released in 2006, Genre: Country

A song about how when times are tough you find out who your friends are because they are there to help you.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Never stop to think ‘what’s in it for me?’ or ‘it’s way too far.’
They just show on up with their big old heart
You find out who you’re friends are

Me And My Gang – Rascal Flatts

Released in 2005, Genre: Country

A song about how you and your friends are always ready to have a good time and it’s up to you if you want to join in.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Me and my gang
Jump on that train
Grab hold of them reins
We’re gonna rock this thing

Your Everything – Keith Urban

Released in 1999, Genre: Country

A romantic slow song that talks about being there for your lover no matter what.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

All that you’ve been dreaming of and more, so much more
I want to be your everything

Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks

Released in 1996, Genre: Country

One of the best country party songs that remind us all that no matter where you are that makes you feel uncomfortable you can always return home to your homies.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

‘Cause I’ve got friends in low places
Where the whiskey drowns
And the beer chases my blues away
And I’ll be okay

You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman & Lyle Lovett

Released in 1996, Genre: Country

A song about how your friends will always be there for you and stick by you.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Our friendship will never die
You’re gonna see, it’s our destiny
You’ve got a friend in me

 

Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up) – Garth Brooks

Released in 1993, Genre: Country

This is a party anthem that reminds listeners that it ain’t gonna stop until morning.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Ain’t going down ’til the sun comes up
Ain’t givin’ in ’til they get enough

Boot Scootin’ Boogie – Brooks & Dunn

This is a dance party anthem that will have everyone line dancing.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Music and smoke
It’s where all the cowboy folk
Go to boot scootin’ boogie

All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight – Hank Williams Jr.

Released in 1984, Genre: Country

A song about you having a party and all of your family and friends are invited – and will have a great time.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

We cooked the pig in the ground, got some beer on ice
And all my rowdy friends are comin’ over tonight

Disco Bangers

Celebration – Kool & The Gang

Released in 1980, Genre: Disco

A party anthem about celebrating good times – like two lovers getting married.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Let’s all celebrate and have a good time
(celebration)
We’re gonna celebrate and have a good time

We Are Family – Sister Sledge

Released in 1979, Genre: Disco

A song about dancing and celebrating with all of your sisters and friends.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing

 

You Should Be Dancing – Bee Gees

Released in 1976, Genre: Disco

A song telling everyone to get on their feet and out on the dance floor and dance!
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

What you doin’ on your bed on your back? Ah
You should be dancing, yeah

Get Down Tonight – KC And The Sunshine Band

Released in 1975, Genre: Disco

A song about making love with your lover but is commonly interpreted as dancing and having a good time.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Oh, do a little dance
Make a little love
Get down tonight

Energetic Dance Music

Timber – Pitbull feat. Ke$Ha

Released in 2013, Genre: Dance

A song telling everyone that they better dance as there’s a party going on!
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Swing your partner round and round
End of the night, it’s going down

We Found Love – Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris

Released in 2011, Genre: Dance

A dance party anthem that puts everyone in the mood to dance and celebrate a couple finding each other.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

It’s the way I’m feeling I just can’t deny
But I’ve gotta let it go
We found love in a hopeless place

Yeah 3x – Chris Brown

Released in 2010, Genre: Dance

A song from a guy to a girl telling her to put her inhibitions aside as it’s time to dance and party.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Hold your glasses up
People everywhere
Now everybody put your hands in the air

 

Dynamite – Taio Cruz

Released in 2010, Genre: Dance

This is a party anthem trying to get everyone pumped up as it’s time to par-tay!
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Now I told you twice
We gon’ light it up
Like it’s dynamite!

Forever – Chris Brown

Released in 2008, Genre: Dance

A dance anthem that has a spotlight on a couple in love on the dance floor forever.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Double your pleasure
Double your fun
And dance forever ever ever

Just Dance – Lady Gaga

Released in 2008, Genre: Dance

This is a dance anthem about hearing a dance tune that makes you want to go crazy but you need to keep your cool and just dance to it.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

What’s goin’ on on the floor?
I love this record, baby, but I can’t see straight anymore

Cha Cha Slide – DJ Casper

Released in 2000, Genre: Dance

This is a line dance anthem that will pack the dance floor.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

To the left
Take it back now, y’all
One hop this time
Right foot, let’s stomp

Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ – Michael Jackson

Released in 1983, Genre: Dance

A song about how other people can try to bring you and your lover down but you know for a fact that you will make it through together.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I said you wanna be startin’ somethin’
You got to be startin’ somethin’

 

Latin Flavor

Limbo – Daddy Yankee

Released in 2012, Genre: Latin

If you want to have a limbo challenge for your dance, this is a perfect selection.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Vamos cógele, ritmo a cintura, rodillas al piso
Baja y pasa el limbo (limbo)

Danza Kuduro – Don Omar feat. Lucenzo

Released in 2010, Genre: Latin

A song about wanting to get wild on the dance floor and the music taking control over you.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Danza Kuduro
La Mano Arriba
Cintura Sola
Da Media Vuelta

Misc Genre Tracks

Family – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

Released in 2019, Genre: Folk

A song about how you don’t pick your family and that they all might not be sane but it is time to all dance together.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Family, take it a la carte
Family, all four seasons
Family, well bless your heart

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

Released in 2014, Genre: Funk

A song saying that there is a party going on and it’s time to have a good time.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

‘Cause Uptown Funk gon’ give it to you
Saturday night, and we in the spot
Don’t believe me, just watch, come on!

Everything – Michael Buble

Released in 2007, Genre: Jazz

This is a mid-tempo song that talks about how your lover is your whole world.
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Most Meaningful Lyrics:

It’s you, it’s you, you make me sing
You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything

Do you have a favorite wedding party dance song, not on our list?  Please share your song below so that we can add it!

 

FAQs

Who is part of the wedding party dance?

Being selected for a wedding couple’s wedding party is more than just celebrating at the wedding. The wedding couple entrusts you to do certain things. Check out our article: Wedding Party Roles – Each Member and Their Roles. And don’t worry about what to call them if your wedding is genderless. Having people stand up for you is all that matters, regardless of those roles.

Remember, this is your day to celebrate your love. Feel free to break from western tradition or adopt one that suits you best.

What kind of song is best for the wedding party dance?

Many couples allow the Best Person to choose this song. This is especially true if they dance to a coordinated routine to surprise the wedding couple. If this is the plan, be sure that the person conspires with the DJ and the wedding planner. It’s okay to surprise the couple, but not the DJ.

A more traditional wedding party dance song could be a slower one. We suggest “That’s What Friends Are For” by Dionne Warwick. But do you want people crying and ruining their makeup? Besides, there are better songs from the ’80s for your wedding party dance song.

If you are looking for more upbeat wedding party dance songs, we would suggest “Celebration” by Kool and The Gang.

Does it surprise you to see 69 Boyz, AC/DC, and Aerosmith in the top 10 of the bridal party dance songs? It doesn’t surprise us. Good songs that make you want to move are timeless.

Wedding party dance songs usually have a friend’s theme to celebrate everyone’s shared love for the bride and/or groom. Other great friend-themed songs include “These Are My People” by Rodney Atkins and the TV show theme song from Friends – Rembrandts’ “I’ll Be There For You.”

Keep in mind, this is usually the last of the formal dance songs; meaning open dancing begins after this song. So the tempo contributes to the reception’s energy.

 

Is the bridal party dance required?

No. The wedding party dance is not required. It’s your wedding and your reception. If you don’t have a large bridal party or things got weird when the groomsman and bridesmaid just broke up, you can skip it. They can always join in after the last of the formal dance songs.

A wedding party dance is not a required dance in the list of formal dance songs. However, it is a great way to get people in a partying mood and watch people dancing. The wedding party song can also be the start of asking all wedding guests to join in on the dance floor.

Depending on your desired wedding theme, you can choose songs with a “friend” theme, a “love” theme, or just plain – Let’s Get This Party Started! We have included many different music styles, tempos, and eras below. A great mixture to find the perfect wedding party dance song. If you are just looking to get the party started, also check out our list of Best Party Songs for weddings.

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Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder/editor of My Wedding Songs from his experience as a wedding DJ. He is the author of two wedding planners: ‘Wedding Songs Planner’ and ‘The Wedding Music Toolkit’. Matt is the host of the ‘Wedding Songs Podcast’. He shares music inspiration in his weekly newsletter the ‘Wedding MusicLetter’. His articles have been published on Rolling Stone, DJ Life Magazine, and DJ Times. Matt resides in the wedding capital of the world – Las Vegas.

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