*** Yes, dancing will be back again someday soon, and when it does these songs are still perfect!
As the legendary James Brown once famously said, "The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing". There is a magic that happens when your reception opens up the dance floor and everyone celebrates together in full brilliant human expression. The magic ingredient is in choosing the songs that will get everyone excited! And often the best way to figure out what song will work is by taking lots of song requests. Your dance reception is a great way to tell your story with music, letting your friends and family shape it with the songs that they love and remind them of your good times together. While you don't have to choose every single song, even a list of 5-10 songs can help direct the music energy in your direction and help create a wedding dance that is uniquely and memorably yours! SO Where should you start? In performing at hundreds of weddings and events over the years, we have developed a good sense of what songs should work a good percentage of the time. While every party is different and every group of people unique in what they respond to, we have compiled a list of our favourite songs below that have been incredible on countless dance floors before. The below selections are all super fun and work just about everywhere.
2010s HITS One of the surest ways to get everyone on the dance floor is with songs they know all the lyrics to. Starting your party with songs your guests will sing along with at the top of their lungs.
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran Get Lucky - Daft Punk Shake It Off - Taylor Swift Home - Edward Sharpe Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon Raise Your Glass - Pink We Found Love - Rihanna Feel So Close - Calvin Harris Wake Me Up - Avicii Happy - Pharrell Finesse - Bruno Mars Sorry - Justin Bieber Hotline Bling - Drake Thrift Shop - Macklemore Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande
ROCK CLASSICS There are few ways to unite generations on the dance floor the way that classic rock does. It has a happy brilliant energy that will excited grandparents and children equally, packing your dance floor in a joyous way that leads to smiles and great memories.
Twist And Shout - The Beatles Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison Old Time Rock And Roll - Bob Seger Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond Crocodile Rock - Elton John Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams Dancing With Myself - Billy Idol Rock The Casbah - The Clash Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes
Sweet Child O Mine - Guns n Roses 500 Miles - The Proclaimers Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi Don't Stop Believing - Journey SLOW BALLADS These are some of the most magical moments of the night as there are so few chances in life for lovely dances with the ones you love, give your guests a gift they will remember for the rest of their lives.
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran Lover - Taylor Swift My Girl - The Temptations Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton Into The Mystic - Van Morrison Landslide - Fleetwood Mac Harvest Moon - Neil Young Lean On Me - Bill Withers Wonder Let's Stay Together - Al Green You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters Just My Imagination - The Temptations Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong All Of Me - John Legend