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53 Epic Wedding Party Songs To Fill Your Dancefloor

Wedding songs & playlists

Wedding songs & playlists

Dreaming of a dancefloor heaving with friends and loved ones again? Here are the party tunes to make that happen!

53 Epic Wedding Party Songs To Fill Your Dancefloor

We'll be honest - after 14 months of enforced solitude your guests probably won't need much encouragement to dance like lunatics again. But if, like many brides and grooms, you still fear a half-empty dance-floor at your reception, don't worry – help is on hand.

We've been trawling through our wedding bands' set lists for the biggest floor-fillers from all eras.

These songs are tried, tested, and recommended by our bands - so sprinkle your playlist liberally with them and you can't go wrong!

Apart from a killer wedding party playlist, our top tip is to get on the dancefloor yourself. Your guests are there to be with YOU, so they'll follow where you go.

Read on, jump to a decade, or check out our Spotify playlist.

2020s

1 Dynamite – BTS

South Korean boy band BTS have well and truly made their mark on the UK with this song - their first recorded entirely in English!

South Korean boy band BTS have well and truly made their mark on the UK with this song - their first recorded entirely in English!

2 Don't Start Now – Dua Lipa

A 2020 smash hit from the worldwide pop sensation, this is guaranteed to have the younger generations flooding onto the dancefloor.

A 2020 smash hit from the worldwide pop sensation, this is guaranteed to have the younger generations flooding onto the dancefloor.

3 Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles

Harry Styles 2.0 in full force with this summertime banger that almost certainly isn't about his love of actual fruit. Get those horns blaring to this musical sugar rush.

Harry Styles 2.0 in full force with this summertime banger that almost certainly isn't about his love of actual fruit. Get those horns blaring to this musical sugar rush.

4 Giants – Dermot Kennedy

The lift we all needed through lockdowns, this percussive song of resilience is the comeback anthem that every dancefloor needs in a post-pandemic world!

The lift we all needed through lockdowns, this percussive song of resilience is the comeback anthem that every dancefloor needs in a post-pandemic world!

5 Blinding Lights – The Weeknd

This global number 1 hit channels enough 80s energy to fill your dancefloor twice over. Turn those synths up and practice your Superbowl moves, it's the weekend after all!

This global number 1 hit channels enough 80s energy to fill your dancefloor twice over. Turn those synths up and practice your Superbowl moves, it's the weekend after all!

6 Yummy – Justin Bieber

Bringing some slow jams to the party, this irresistibly smooth R&B track provides the perfect balance of bop and banger. Pass another canapé.

Bringing some slow jams to the party, this irresistibly smooth R&B track provides the perfect balance of bop and banger. Pass another canapé.

7 Hallucinate – Dua Lipa

Undeniably the queen of lockdown bangers, its time to bring your isolation-perfected lip-sync game to the dance floor and strut your stuff to this trippy tune!

Undeniably the queen of lockdown bangers, its time to bring your isolation-perfected lip-sync game to the dance floor and strut your stuff to this trippy tune!

2010s

1 Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon

A modern anthem from 2014 that captured the world with its upbeat, catchy riffs and feel-good lyrics about dancing - what could be better?

A modern anthem from 2014 that captured the world with its upbeat, catchy riffs and feel-good lyrics about dancing - what could be better?

2 Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars

A mega-hit from Bruno Mars in 2016 that will not be topped in wedding party popularity, this one absolutely never, ever fails.

A mega-hit from Bruno Mars in 2016 that will not be topped in wedding party popularity, this one absolutely never, ever fails.

3 Can't Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake

After featuring in the movie 'Trolls' in 2016, this hit is will be especially popular with the children in the room, if you invited them, that is!

After featuring in the movie 'Trolls' in 2016, this hit is will be especially popular with the children in the room, if you invited them, that is!

4 Higher Love – Kygo, Whitney Houston

A winning collaboration featuring Houston's vocals from 1990, when her cover of the track appeared on her third studio album, 'I'm Your Baby Tonight'.

A winning collaboration featuring Houston's vocals from 1990, when her cover of the track appeared on her third studio album, 'I'm Your Baby Tonight'.

5 Dance Monkey – Tones And I

After its release in May 2019, this song, written by Australian female artist Tones And I, topped the charts in 30 countries!

After its release in May 2019, this song, written by Australian female artist Tones And I, topped the charts in 30 countries!

6 Juice – Lizzo

Lizzo has taken the world by storm with her bold attitude to body positivity and self-love, and with this track, it was love at first listen!

Lizzo has taken the world by storm with her bold attitude to body positivity and self-love, and with this track, it was love at first listen!

7 Happy – Pharrell Williams

This was featured on the soundtrack for 'Despicable Me 2' in 2014, hit number one three times and was the most downloaded song in the UK ever!

This was featured on the soundtrack for 'Despicable Me 2' in 2014, hit number one three times and was the most downloaded song in the UK ever!

2000s

1 Mr Brightside – The Killers

Possibly the most requested wedding party song ever, this will take all your mates back to their university days, knee sliding with their air guitars.

Possibly the most requested wedding party song ever, this will take all your mates back to their university days, knee sliding with their air guitars.

2 Valerie – Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse

A true classic party hit, this is known and loved by many generations, and its catchy beat can get anyone moving, whether they know it or not.

A true classic party hit, this is known and loved by many generations, and its catchy beat can get anyone moving, whether they know it or not.

3 Rewind – Craig David ft. Artful Dodger

A UK garage classic, this 2000 smash hit by Craig David featuring Artful Dodger never fails to get everyone involved on the dancefloor.

A UK garage classic, this 2000 smash hit by Craig David featuring Artful Dodger never fails to get everyone involved on the dancefloor.

4 Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon

A must-play for most wedding bands - if they try to leave it out, someone will ask for it! This euphoric track is always a hit on the dancefloor.

A must-play for most wedding bands - if they try to leave it out, someone will ask for it! This euphoric track is always a hit on the dancefloor.

5 Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis

The ultimate in chant-along songs for the lads - this will have every single usher moshing with his tie around his forehead. Enjoy...!

The ultimate in chant-along songs for the lads - this will have every single usher moshing with his tie around his forehead. Enjoy...!

6 I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys

A fast-paced, foot-stomping, head-banging beat combined with catchy, shouty lyrics from the early 2000s, what could be better?

A fast-paced, foot-stomping, head-banging beat combined with catchy, shouty lyrics from the early 2000s, what could be better?

7 Crazy In Love – Beyoncé ft. JAY Z

Bring out your sexy and sassy side with your Beyoncé shimmy (you know the one), plus the lyrics are love-themed, so it's a wedding winner!

Bring out your sexy and sassy side with your Beyoncé shimmy (you know the one), plus the lyrics are love-themed, so it's a wedding winner!

8 I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas

A huge hit in its day, this electronic pop party song always goes down well at weddings, and it's easy to sing along to with its simple and fun 'ooh, ooh' lyrics.

A huge hit in its day, this electronic pop party song always goes down well at weddings, and it's easy to sing along to with its simple and fun 'ooh, ooh' lyrics.

1990s

1 Show Me Love – Robin S

The synth riffs and screaming vocals on this 1993 dance hit are a guaranteed winner for party-goers of every generation. Rave face is important on this one.

The synth riffs and screaming vocals on this 1993 dance hit are a guaranteed winner for party-goers of every generation. Rave face is important on this one.

2 Wannabe – Spice Girls

The Spice Girls' first - and arguably most iconic - single from 1996. You know you'll be screaming this in your mates' faces and shocked that your uncle knows the words to rap.

The Spice Girls' first - and arguably most iconic - single from 1996. You know you'll be screaming this in your mates' faces and shocked that your uncle knows the words to rap.

3 Everybody – Backstreet Boys

The boy band that has never really been away are back! Watch your guests flood to the dancefloor when this one starts, you'll need this in your party playlist!

The boy band that has never really been away are back! Watch your guests flood to the dancefloor when this one starts, you'll need this in your party playlist!

4 Mmmbop – Hanson

You love to hate it - but you can't resist it! We have no idea what the lyrics are about but your guests will be bouncing along to the chorus in no time!

You love to hate it - but you can't resist it! We have no idea what the lyrics are about but your guests will be bouncing along to the chorus in no time!

5 U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer

Released in January 1990 to start the decade as we meant it to go on, this Grammy Award winning party classic will bring the inner dancing diva out of your shyest guests.

Released in January 1990 to start the decade as we meant it to go on, this Grammy Award winning party classic will bring the inner dancing diva out of your shyest guests.

6 Vogue – Madonna

Strike a pose! Guaranteed to have your guests "vogueing" right from the top, this is an essential inclusion in the 90s quota of your evening!

Strike a pose! Guaranteed to have your guests "vogueing" right from the top, this is an essential inclusion in the 90s quota of your evening!

1980s

1 Proud Mary – Tina Turner

Big wheels keep on turning! That slow build, pulsating chorus and big arm dance moves have been taking over dancefloors since 1988.

Big wheels keep on turning! That slow build, pulsating chorus and big arm dance moves have been taking over dancefloors since 1988.

2 Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams

This huge, air-guitar anthem from 1984 will draw your guests onto the dancefloor like a magnet. The best days of your life!

This huge, air-guitar anthem from 1984 will draw your guests onto the dancefloor like a magnet. The best days of your life!

3 Livin' On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

Based on stories of real life friends of the King of Soft Rock himself, this 1986 chart-topper is irresistible for a sing/scream-a-long with all your guests.

Based on stories of real life friends of the King of Soft Rock himself, this 1986 chart-topper is irresistible for a sing/scream-a-long with all your guests.

4 I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston

Feel good, hug a friend and strut your stuff to this slice of 1987 pop perfection. No sane person doesn't love letting their sassy side show to this chart classic!

Feel good, hug a friend and strut your stuff to this slice of 1987 pop perfection. No sane person doesn't love letting their sassy side show to this chart classic!

5 Don't Stop Believin' – Journey

Popular with young and old after its appearance in 'Glee', this will go down an absolute storm every single time - a solid choice!

Popular with young and old after its appearance in 'Glee', this will go down an absolute storm every single time - a solid choice!

6 All Night Long – Lionel Ritchie

Salsa with a grandma or shimmy with a niece, this party-loving 1983 soul tune will have them all grooving along from the first note to the last!

Salsa with a grandma or shimmy with a niece, this party-loving 1983 soul tune will have them all grooving along from the first note to the last!

7 Call Me Al – Paul Simon

Another 80s favourite with a huge resurgence in recent years, this track was the first single from Simon's Grammy-winning album 'Graceland'.

Another 80s favourite with a huge resurgence in recent years, this track was the first single from Simon's Grammy-winning album 'Graceland'.

8 Ain't Nobody – Chaka Khan

They don't come funkier than this 1983 head-bobbing, foot-stamping classic from Chaka. Warning: your guests will 'woah, woah, woaaah' too early for the chorus.

They don't come funkier than this 1983 head-bobbing, foot-stamping classic from Chaka. Warning: your guests will 'woah, woah, woaaah' too early for the chorus.

9 Sweet Child O' Mine – Guns N' Roses

A truly iconic rock smash from 1987 that will have your guests all pretending they can play that Slash guitar riff. A great end of night sing-a-long if there ever was one!

A truly iconic rock smash from 1987 that will have your guests all pretending they can play that Slash guitar riff. A great end of night sing-a-long if there ever was one!

10 Footloose – Kenny Loggins

A huge hit in 1984 after it soundtracked the film of the same name, this is the perfect moment for some nostalgia as your guests show off their quick feet and retro moves!

A huge hit in 1984 after it soundtracked the film of the same name, this is the perfect moment for some nostalgia as your guests show off their quick feet and retro moves!

1970s

1 Dancing Queen – ABBA

When the night is young but the music's hiiiiiigh, there's only one place to turn – this 1976 classic is a dose of pure, irresistible ABBA gold!

When the night is young but the music's hiiiiiigh, there's only one place to turn – this 1976 classic is a dose of pure, irresistible ABBA gold!

2 Don't Stop Me Now – Queen

It's a sing-a-long classic, it's a dream for the mime-dancers among us and it's been screamed on dancefloors at every wedding since 1978 (probably).

It's a sing-a-long classic, it's a dream for the mime-dancers among us and it's been screamed on dancefloors at every wedding since 1978 (probably).

3 Blame It On The Boogie – Michael Jackson 1978

There's no excuse not to get involved with this one! Everyone knows it, and even your grandma can manage the classic, simple dance moves.

There's no excuse not to get involved with this one! Everyone knows it, and even your grandma can manage the classic, simple dance moves.

4 We Are Family – Sister Sledge

This soul-fuelled, disco hit from 1978 is perfect for a little dance-off with relatives old and new (sisters particularly relevant).

This soul-fuelled, disco hit from 1978 is perfect for a little dance-off with relatives old and new (sisters particularly relevant).

5 September – Earth, Wind & Fire

Whatever month you get married in, this 1979 funk favourite is a wedding party go-to. A great opener to keep different generations on the dancefloor!

Whatever month you get married in, this 1979 funk favourite is a wedding party go-to. A great opener to keep different generations on the dancefloor!

1960s

1 Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Don't underestimate this feel-good, sing-a-long, hippie-ish winner from 1967 - those 'sha-la-la's aren't going to sing themselves!

Don't underestimate this feel-good, sing-a-long, hippie-ish winner from 1967 - those 'sha-la-la's aren't going to sing themselves!

2 I’m A Believer – The Monkees

This hip-twisting, shoulder-shimmying 1967 hit was actually written by Neil Diamond and enjoyed a resurgence after its use in 2001's 'Shrek'.

This hip-twisting, shoulder-shimmying 1967 hit was actually written by Neil Diamond and enjoyed a resurgence after its use in 2001's 'Shrek'.

3 Twist And Shout – The Beatles

A Beatles' classic from 1963 that demands dance moves but requires very little imagination to join in - perfect for enticing shyer guests into the action!

A Beatles' classic from 1963 that demands dance moves but requires very little imagination to join in - perfect for enticing shyer guests into the action!

4 Dancing In The Street – Martha & The Vandellas

Written by Marvin Gaye and performed flawlessly by Martha & The Vandellas, this is a truly global anthem and a feature at all great parties.

Written by Marvin Gaye and performed flawlessly by Martha & The Vandellas, this is a truly global anthem and a feature at all great parties.

5 RESPECT – Aretha Franklin

The heights of sass and soul, a wedding party isn't complete without the opportunity to strut your stuff to this anthem from 1967. Make sure you spell it right in the chorus...!

The heights of sass and soul, a wedding party isn't complete without the opportunity to strut your stuff to this anthem from 1967. Make sure you spell it right in the chorus...!

6 Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett

This is a slow, blues groove that gives every guest of every age the chance to show off their moves, whether they're winding those hips or grinding on the floor!

This is a slow, blues groove that gives every guest of every age the chance to show off their moves, whether they're winding those hips or grinding on the floor!

7 Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations

Reaching number 2 on its release and later featured in 'There's Something About Mary', this is a wedding party staple for every generation!

Reaching number 2 on its release and later featured in 'There's Something About Mary', this is a wedding party staple for every generation!

8 I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown

Get this one in the set list early to fast-track the party mood - nothing is more infectious than that James Brown funk! It absolutely WILL make you feel good in no time!

Get this one in the set list early to fast-track the party mood - nothing is more infectious than that James Brown funk! It absolutely WILL make you feel good in no time!

1950s

1 Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

This semi-autobiographical rock'n'roll masterclass from Berry has been shakin' up dancefloors since 1958. Pack some hair gel and oil up those hips!

This semi-autobiographical rock'n'roll masterclass from Berry has been shakin' up dancefloors since 1958. Pack some hair gel and oil up those hips!

2 Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis

Goodness gracious - this is a must for your party! It's raucous, it's raunchy – and it's a great chance for your keys player to show what he's made of!

Goodness gracious - this is a must for your party! It's raucous, it's raunchy – and it's a great chance for your keys player to show what he's made of!

3 All Shook Up – Elvis Presley

The King of Rock 'n' Roll can rarely be beaten for getting your guests' hips shaking and feet moving. For two minutes of pure dance fever, look no further!

The King of Rock 'n' Roll can rarely be beaten for getting your guests' hips shaking and feet moving. For two minutes of pure dance fever, look no further!

4 Tutti Frutti – Little Richard

A tune that captures the essence of 50s party-going in a hundred and twenty six seconds of pure joy. Perfect for a raucous crowd!

A tune that captures the essence of 50s party-going in a hundred and twenty six seconds of pure joy. Perfect for a raucous crowd!

5 Wake Up Little Susie – The Everly Brothers

An enduring favourite from 1957 that has an infectious plodding tempo and a sing-a-long hook that will have your guests singing and spinning along in no time!

An enduring favourite from 1957 that has an infectious plodding tempo and a sing-a-long hook that will have your guests singing and spinning along in no time!

6 Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson

The first chart hit for Wilson - its groove and chant-like chorus continue to resonate on countless dancefloors today. Get your mashed potato moves ready!

The first chart hit for Wilson - its groove and chant-like chorus continue to resonate on countless dancefloors today. Get your mashed potato moves ready!

7 Hound Dog – Elvis Presley

More peak Elvis from 1956 that is guaranteed to have every generation doing their best to wobble their legs and snarl their lips just like the King used to do!

More peak Elvis from 1956 that is guaranteed to have every generation doing their best to wobble their legs and snarl their lips just like the King used to do!

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