Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and it is usually a day that lasts for hours. Not only do you have the wedding ceremony itself to enjoy, but there is usually a reception afterwards for you, your family, and friends. During the reception it is normal to serve some food, whether it be a sit down meal or a buffet, and then have some speeches usually from the best man and other guests, and then it’s time to turn on the music so that everyone can dance and have fun. But what is the best type of music to play at a reception? Below you will find a list of our top 10 best wedding dance songs for you and your guests to enjoy.
10. ‘I gotta Feeling’
‘I gotta Feeling’ is a single from the Black Eyed Peas that was released on May 21st, 2009. The song was written by member of the Black Eyed Peas and produced by David Guetta a French DJ. The 4.5 minute song is part of the dance-pop, house genre and has a catchy beat, which is just one of the reasons it’s one of the best dance songs around.
9. ‘Don’t Stop Believin’
‘Don’t Stop Believin’ is a popular song by American rock band Journey and was released on October 6th, 1981. It was the first single released from their album ‘Escape’. The song was written by Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon, and Steve perry, and was produced by Kevin Elson and Mike Stone. This song is approximately 4.11 minutes long and is considered part of the rock genre, but features piano riffs and a slow dance melody.
8. ‘Cha-Cha Slide’
This is one of the best wedding dance songs because it’s a line dance type of song that everyone will enjoy. This song was written by DJ Casper, otherwise known as Willie Perry or Mr. C the Slide man. It was produced by M Thompson and released on September 19th, 2000. The ‘Cha-Cha Slide’ is a line dance with instructions called out by DJ Casper, it is considered to be part of the Dance, electronica genre and is a little over 3.30 minutes long.
7. ‘Cupid Shuffle’
The ‘Cupid Shuffle’ is a dance, hiphop song released by Cupid in 2007. This song is also a line dance and is often compared to the ‘cha-cha slide’. This song has been officially remixed two times, with a rap remix that features DJ Unk and Babo of D4L, and a latin remix that features Pitbull and Baby Bash.
6. ‘The Electric Slide’
Otherwise known as ‘The Electric Boogie’ this song is another line dance that is set to the song ‘Electric Boogie’ by Marcia Griffiths. The song was released on Marcia’s 1990 album called ‘Carousel’. The dance, known as ‘The Electric Slide’ was created by choreographer Richard Sliver, and is a popular hit at almost any party, meaning that the song is definitely one of the best dance songs for your wedding party!
5 ‘Just Dance’
One of the latest dance songs released, ‘Just Dance’ is the debut single by Lady Gaga, an American recording artist. The song was written by Lady Gaga, Akon, and RedOne, and produced by RedOne. It was released on April 8th, 2008 and features the popular male singer Colby O’Donis. It is said that Lady Gaga wrote this song in about 10 minutes as a ‘happy record’. It is considered part of the dance-pop, electropop genre, but also has R&B influences.
The ‘YMCA’ is a song that many people will let out an audible groan when they hear, but then they will smile, and get up and dance. Most people cannot sit still during this popular 1970s disco tune, which is why it is an ideal choice for the best wedding dance songs. Almost all of your guests will have a fantastic time dancing along to this tune by American disco band ‘The Village People’.
3. ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’
One of Australian rock band AC/DC’s most popular songs from their most successful album, ‘Back in Black’. ‘You Shook Me All Night Long,’ was released on August 19th, 1980 and was produced by Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange, one of the most famous producers of the 80’s. The song is one of the best wedding reception dance songs for rock n’ roll or alternative weddings and is considered part of the hard rock genre. It’s almost guaranteed to get your guests feet tapping.
2. ‘Love Shack’
A popular late 80s single by the alternative rock band The B-52s, ‘Love Shack’ was released in September 1989 and became their biggest hit ever. The song was inspired by a cabin near Athens, Georgia where the band wrote another of their songs ‘Rock Lobster’. ‘Love Shack’ is a very popular dance party song and is very suitable for a wedding reception.
The ‘Macarena’ is a very popular dance song by the band Los Del Rio. It is a dance song with moves similar to those you would find in a line dance. This song was written by Romero Monge and Rafael Ruiz, and was released under the dance-pop, latin pop genres in 1996. Although there has been a lot of controversy surrounding this song, it is still a very popular party song, and no wedding reception would be complete without it which is why it tops the top ten best wedding dance songs list!