If you’re looking for wedding reception songs to get everyone dancing, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ve rounded up the most popular songs played at weddings, with plenty of classic anthems and unique tunes that will have all your guests singing along.
25 Perfect Wedding Reception Songs Guaranteed to Fill the Dancefloor
Music can make or break your reception, so we’ve teamed up with one of the UK’s best party DJs, DJ Platinum and wedding singer Dominic from Sweet Soulful Sound, to bring you this definitive list of love songs – stick to these top tunes and you’ll create the perfect party atmosphere.
5 of the best first dance songs
First dance songs are traditionally romantic and tend to say something about you as a couple. But remember, they don’t have to be slow like the five popular choices here.
If your wedding ceremony isn’t traditional, then why have a traditional first dance? Go for something faster, choreograph a professional dance – perhaps a tango – or just have a mass dance with your friends.
- At Last by Etta James
- A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
- Let’s Stay Together by Al Green
- Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls
- I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing by Aerosmith
5 of the best wedding reception floorfillers
The one thing a lot of wedding guests always comment on is the wedding entertainment. Keep them dancing all night, and give them great memories of your big day with these classic floor fillers!
Why not choose one of these songs to play after the first dance to encourage everyone onto the dancefloor?
- Dancing Queen by ABBA
- Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars
- Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen
- Sex On Fire by Kings of Leon
- Mr Brightside by The Killers
5 of the best wedding reception songs to end the night
We always suggest that a bride and groom make their exit before the lights come on at the end of the night. Who wants to see messy reception tables anyway?
Choose a song to be played at about 11.30pm, dance with all your guests and then make your final exit. We love running out of the venue under a tunnel of sparklers – the perfect photo opportunity!
- Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners
- Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
- Don’t Stop Believing Journey
- Ho Hey The Lumineers
- All You Need is Love The Beatles
5 of the best sing-a-long wedding reception songs
Your wedding video should capture all the special moments of the big day, and by that we don’t just mean the emotional, romantic bits. It should also capture those candid moments with you and your friends laughing and jumping around on the dancefloor, having the time of your lives. These songs will help you do just that…
- Valerie Amy Winehouse
- Celebration Kool & The Gang
- Can’t Help Myself The Four Tops
- Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel Tavares
- My Girl The Temptations
5 of the Best Father-Daughter Dance Songs
Not every bride has a dance with her father, but we think it’s a tradition that’s worth bringing back for 2014! Show your dad just how much he means to you (and that he’s still the number one man in your life) with a dance at the reception. The songs below all have a great sentiment behind them but Father and Daughter by Paul Simon is our favourite here at Wedding Ideas HQ…
- My Girl First The Temptations
- Father And Daughter Paul Simon
- Isn’t She Lovely Stevie Wonder
- When You Need Me Bruce Springsteen
- Ain’t That Love Ray Charles
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