200 Best Wedding Reception Dance Songs Ever (2023)

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We reached out to over 350 wedding DJs, married couples, and wedding guests to ask them about wedding reception music.  We asked them to give us about 10 of their must-have wedding songs.

They gave us their opinion on the best wedding reception dance songs ever.

There were some clear winners and many surprises as well. See all of the results below.

Here is what we will cover:

wedding guests dancing to the best wedding reception dance songs on the dance floor.
All photos on this page were taken by Thomas Beaman Photography

We are constantly adding to this list so check back often. You can listen to samples of this entire playlist at the bottom of this post.

A girl flipping her hair over her head as she dances to the best wedding reception dance songs

What are the newest dance songs to play at your wedding reception?

These are songs that have come out in the last 5 years. We will be adding more songs to this list every month

Favorite wedding songs from the 80s and 90s

The 1980s and 1990s were a wonderful time for dance music (and big bangs). Here are some of the most requested songs to dance to:

If you love songs from the 80s and 90s, check out these two articles:

A groom being lifted above the crowd as the guests dance to the best wedding reception songs

Hip Hop and Rap Dance Songs

Once the cake has been cut and the older crowd has left the dance floor, the DJ will typically take it up a notch. Here are some of the most requested hip-hop and rap songs for the reception dance floor:

Rock and Roll Songs to Play at your Wedding Reception

No wedding reception would be complete without a few rock anthems to lip-sync to. Here are the most requested rock and roll songs to play at your wedding reception:

If you love rock music, check out these articles:

A live band performing the best wedding reception dance songs as the crowd dances and gets crazy

R&B, Soul, Disco & Funk

It’s time to break out your best dance moves (maybe a moonwalk?). Here are the most requested r&b, funk, and disco songs for wedding receptions:

Best Group Dancing Songs For A Wedding

Wedding group dance songs are a must at pretty much every wedding reception.

Not only are they super fun, but they also get people out on the dance floor.

Group dance songs are the DJ’s secret wedding when too many guests leave for the bar.

Everybody knows that as soon as Cha Cha Slide starts playing, it’s time to drop whatever you’re doing and get your feet on the dance floor.

Here are the most popular group dancing songs for 2023:

Check out this article for 100 awesome line dance songs and group dance songs.

A girl wearing sunglasses as she dances on the dance floor at a fun wedding

Wedding Slow Dance Songs

It’s time to share the dance floor with the one you love. Here are the most requested wedding slow dance songs of 2023:

If you are looking for more slow dance songs, check out these two articles:

Classic Wedding Songs (Oldies But Goodies)

When the DJ opens the dance floor, it’s typically with a few songs from this list. Get grandpa out there and make sure your photographer captures those amazing moments!

Country Songs That Guests Love To Dance To

Not every crowd will appreciate these songs, but you know who you are! If you want even more ideas, check out this article: 470 Best Country Songs To Use At Your Wedding.

A groom at a wedding jumping over another wedding guest as he dances to the best wedding reception dance songs.

Last Song of the Night Dance Songs

It’s time to send the couple off on their honeymoon! But before we do, let’s end the night with one more song. Here are the most requested “last song of the night” songs for 2023:

For more ideas, check out this article:

Our favorite final dance songs for your wedding reception

After the last song of the night, check out these 49 amazing send-off ideas (sparklers are awesome, but check out these other options too)

What is the Most Requested, #1 Wedding Song?

PA Unveiled polled over 350 wedding DJs, married couples, and wedding guests to find out the number 1 must-have song to play at a wedding reception.

And the winner is…

Don’t Stop Believin’ ” by Journey was the number 1 requested wedding song.

What are the Top 10 Wedding Songs of All Time?

We asked the DJs what their 10 most requested songs were. We also asked couples what 10 songs were a must-have at a wedding.

Here are the results from our top 10 wedding reception songs poll:

  1. Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey
  2. I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston
  3. Shout” by Otis Day & The Knights
  4. I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas
  5. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyoncé
  6. Footloose” by Kenny Loggins
  7. Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake
  8. Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver
  9. Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers
  10. Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot

Additional Wedding Music Ideas & Wedding Planning Resources

Wedding Reception Dance Song Playlists:

Popular pop songs to dance to:

Country wedding songs:

 

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