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19 Last Dance Song Ideas

Wedding songs & playlists

Wedding songs & playlists

Make the most of the last few moments of your big day with an epic closing number. We've put together a list of the best last dance songs ever so you don't have to!

19 Last Dance Song Ideas

From slow dances to crowd-rousing singalongs, the last dance of your wedding night is something you'll always remember.

Whether you'd like a quiet romantic moment with your new spouse or a euphoric group number with all your closest friends and family around you, we've got something for you on this list! Listen to the Spotify playlist here.

Upbeat last dance songs

1 Mr Brightside – The Killers

The Killer's debut single is a singalong classic and a euphoric way to end the night. Ties around the forehead encouraged!

The Killer's debut single is a singalong classic and a euphoric way to end the night. Ties around the forehead encouraged!

2 New York, New York – Frank Sinatra

Originally released by Liza Minelli, Frank Sinatra's iconic 1979 version is joyous and infectious. Your guests will be dancing the kickline and singing along in no time.

Originally released by Liza Minelli, Frank Sinatra's iconic 1979 version is joyous and infectious. Your guests will be dancing the kickline and singing along in no time.

3 (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles – The Proclaimers

With enormous conga line potential and a catchy, singable chorus ("Da da da (da da da)") it's no surprise this 1988 Proclaimers hit is one of our most requested last dances.

With enormous conga line potential and a catchy, singable chorus ("Da da da (da da da)") it's no surprise this 1988 Proclaimers hit is one of our most requested last dances.

4 Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Played heavily at sporting events since its release in 1969, The Basher's most popular song is also a raucous, uplifting way to end your wedding.

Played heavily at sporting events since its release in 1969, The Basher's most popular song is also a raucous, uplifting way to end your wedding.

5 Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver

Released in 1971, Country Roads has been extensively covered (by Ray Charles, Olivia Newton John amongst others), so it's well-known across the generations.

Released in 1971, Country Roads has been extensively covered (by Ray Charles, Olivia Newton John amongst others), so it's well-known across the generations.

6 (I've Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

Featured in 'Dirty Dancing' in 1987 and winner of a Grammy, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. We recommend instruction from a trained professional for the big lift!

Featured in 'Dirty Dancing' in 1987 and winner of a Grammy, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. We recommend instruction from a trained professional for the big lift!

Slow last dance songs

7 Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

This modern classic from 2015 became the first single ever to spend a whole year in the UK top 40. A heart-warming slow dance everyone will love.

This modern classic from 2015 became the first single ever to spend a whole year in the UK top 40. A heart-warming slow dance everyone will love.

8 At Last – Etta James

Dreamy and romantic, At Last is a beautiful sentiment to end the night on. This is one the grandparents will know, and the waltz feel will appeal to everyone.

Dreamy and romantic, At Last is a beautiful sentiment to end the night on. This is one the grandparents will know, and the waltz feel will appeal to everyone.

9 All Of Me – John Legend

This modern love song was a huge hit on its release in 2013. We recommend booking a band with a keyboard player if you'd like this played live.

This modern love song was a huge hit on its release in 2013. We recommend booking a band with a keyboard player if you'd like this played live.

10 Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Clapton's 1977 hit is a beautiful and mellow love ballad written about Pattie Boyd. It remains a favourite slow dance at weddings around the world.

Clapton's 1977 hit is a beautiful and mellow love ballad written about Pattie Boyd. It remains a favourite slow dance at weddings around the world.

11 Angels – Robbie Williams

Released in 1997, this was Robbie's best-selling single. It's a modern, singalong power ballad that your guests will love joining in with.

Released in 1997, this was Robbie's best-selling single. It's a modern, singalong power ballad that your guests will love joining in with.

12 Stand By Me – Ben E. King

Classy and romantic, this 1961 hit was covered by John Lennon and Florence & The Machine. Harry and Meghan chose it for their wedding in 2018.

Classy and romantic, this 1961 hit was covered by John Lennon and Florence & The Machine. Harry and Meghan chose it for their wedding in 2018.

13 Let's Get It On – Marvin Gaye

This 1973 classic secured Gaye's sex symbol status in the 70s. Soulful and romantic, it's a great send-off for any newlyweds!

This 1973 classic secured Gaye's sex symbol status in the 70s. Soulful and romantic, it's a great send-off for any newlyweds!

Rock last dance songs

14 Don't Look Back in Anger – Oasis

This 1996 Oasis hit is a hugely popular last dance amongst rock and pop wedding bands and the perfect slow dance and a singalong in one!

This 1996 Oasis hit is a hugely popular last dance amongst rock and pop wedding bands and the perfect slow dance and a singalong in one!

15 Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon

KoL's first number 1 hit, this is a euphoric, modern rock head-banger. If you're in your 30s, you'll probably know the words. You may also feel inclined to crowd-surf!

KoL's first number 1 hit, this is a euphoric, modern rock head-banger. If you're in your 30s, you'll probably know the words. You may also feel inclined to crowd-surf!

16 Don't Stop Me Now – Queen

With its hedonist lyrics and racing tempo, Queen's 1978 hit is probably the greatest feel-good song of all time. The outro is the perfect wind-down for the night.

With its hedonist lyrics and racing tempo, Queen's 1978 hit is probably the greatest feel-good song of all time. The outro is the perfect wind-down for the night.

17 Don't Stop Believin' – Journey

Once described as "the perfect rock song" (AllMusic), this 80s hit was repopularized by the acapella version performed in the version first episode of 'Glee' in 2009.

Once described as "the perfect rock song" (AllMusic), this 80s hit was repopularized by the acapella version performed in the version first episode of 'Glee' in 2009.

18 Hey Jude – The Beatles

You might not know all the words to The Beatles' 1968 hit, but we'll bet you know the "na, na, na, na na na na's". A singalong classic!

You might not know all the words to The Beatles' 1968 hit, but we'll bet you know the "na, na, na, na na na na's". A singalong classic!

19 Livin' On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

The definitive 80s rock anthem. Get your air guitars out and hitch up your dress ready for a knee slide!

The definitive 80s rock anthem. Get your air guitars out and hitch up your dress ready for a knee slide!

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