150 Best Last Dance Wedding Songs (End Of The Night 2022)

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What are the best last dance wedding songs to play at the end of the night?

This depends on your personality and how you picture the final moments of your wedding reception.

Here is what we will cover in this article:

A bride and groom dancing the last dance of the wedding. This is for the article called best last dance wedding songs.
During the last dance of the wedding reception, make sure that you and your partner share one last dance together before the reception ends.

What is the best last dance song for a wedding?
What is the most popular last dance song for a wedding?
(Top 10 final songs for your reception)

The best last dance song for a wedding is one that is sure to get all of your friends and family onto the dance floor one last time before your grand exit.

According to Adam Gingrich (a wedding DJ with Mixed-Up Productions), the most popular song to use for your last dance is Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey. Two other songs that are almost as popular are Last Dance by Donna Summer and Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver.

We reached out to 25 different wedding DJs and 50 married couples to find out what wedding songs were the most popular to use for the final song of the night.

Here are the most popular last dance songs for a wedding reception:

What song is played at the end of a wedding if I don’t want to use one from the top 10 list?

Should the last song at a wedding be fast or slow?

Let’s take a look at a few different options:

  • Do you see yourself on the dancefloor with all of your friends and family dancing to something fun and upbeat?
  • Maybe you and your partner are in the middle of the dance floor while all of your guests are around you in a big circle.
  • Or maybe it’s more like a rock concert with everybody singing at the top of their lungs (“Livin’ On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi or “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey are popular last song choices if this is how you see your wedding reception ending)

There are no right or wrong answers. Think of how you want your wedding reception to end, and pick a song that fits that vision.

Don’t worry, we have a lot of ideas below to help you out no matter what direction you want to go.

A bride and groom doing a last dance at a wedding reception.
Choose a fun upbeat wedding song for your last dance if you want to end the reception in party mode.

Fun and Upbeat Last Dance Wedding Songs

These fun and upbeat songs are perfect for the last dance of your wedding reception. In this playlist, you will find a good mix of pop, rap, hip-hop, rock, r&b, and dance music. Choose one that reflects your personality and get in the middle of the dance floor!

A bride and groom slow dancing to their favorite song for the last dance of their wedding reception.
Choose a slow last dance song if you want the reception to end with all of the couples dancing on the dance floor.

Slow Last Dance Wedding Songs

If you want the night to end with a slow dance, here are a few of our favorite choices for the last dance of the night:

Wedding guests giving the couple a farewell toast during the last dance of the night. This is for the article called last dance wedding songs.
All of the wedding guests giving a toast to the couple during the last dance of the night.

Country Songs To Use For Your Last Dance

If you are a country music fan, you should consider choosing one of these awesome country songs for your last dance of the reception:

For even more country music songs, check out this article: Best county songs to use throughout your wedding day.

Rock Songs For The Last Dance Of The Night

If you and your friends love rock music, you should definitely consider one of these party songs to end the night:

A bride and groom dancing in the middle of a big circle of wedding guests for the last dance song of the night.
Check out the songs below that are perfect for getting the guests to form a big circle with the couple in the middle.

Farewell Wedding Songs (Guests In A Circle With The Couple In Middle of Dancefloor)

Have your DJ or MC invite all of the guests to the dance floor. The DJ will ask your friends and family to form a big circle around the dance floor. The couple gets in the middle and dances one last dance. This always results in great photos!

Here are our favorite songs for the big circle farewell dance:

Closing Wedding Songs That Are Great For A Group Sing-A-Long

There are certain songs that naturally get people singing. Those types of songs can be perfect for your last dance of the night.

Here are a few of our favorite sing-along songs:

Two brides kissing during the last dance at their wedding reception
The happy couple doing their last dance of the night.

Unique Last Dance Songs

A few fun and unique last dance songs that we have seen couples use (but only once or twice):

A bride and groom doing a private last dance at their wedding reception. They used a smoke machine so there is fog rising up from the dance floor.
A bride and groom doing a private last dance to end their wedding reception. This was just before they headed outside for their sparkler exit.

What is a private last dance at a wedding (or a secret last dance)?

A private last dance at a wedding is where the DJ plays one final song for the couple to dance to as the guests leave the reception room and get lined up for the grand exit. This private last dance is the perfect time to reflect on the wedding day, enjoy a few quiet moments together, and get a few more amazing photos.

Doing a private last dance at a wedding for your final dance is gaining more popularity with couples.

Let’s look at a few reasons why you might want to consider doing a private last dance (secret last dance)

  • Doing a private last dance is a great way to get a few more amazing photos and video before the reception ends.
  • It gives the couple a few minutes alone to remember the amazing day that just happened.
  • It gives the venue a chance to get your guests lined up for the sparkler exit (or whatever kind of send-off you are doing).
  • Did we mention the amazing photos?!
A bride and groom doing a private last dance to end their wedding day.
Ask your DJ to use a fog machine for your private last dance (also works great for your first dance)

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