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16 Songs Guaranteed to Get All Your Guests on the Dance Floor

These tried-and-true picks will turn your reception into an all-out dance party.

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When these songs are cranked through the speakers, it is nearly impossible to resist at least start tapping your toe. If you want to get every family member on his or her feet and onto the dance floor, add these songs to your reception playlist and get your party started!

“September” by Earth, Wind & Fire

This song is bound to get everyone and his mother moving. 

“Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
Shake off the last of that wedding stress and enjoy the party!

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“Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond

Because everyone loves to shout out “bah, bah, bah!”

“Hey Ya!” by Outkast

Laugh at your hubby as he tries to “shake it like a Polaroid picture.” 

“Wannabe” by the Spice Girls
This is the perfect song for getting down with your bridal party. #girlpower


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“Shout” by the Isley Brothers
Let your dad relive his Animal House days.

“P.Y.T.” by Michael Jackson
Expect lots of bad moonwalking attempts.


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“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson
This song is quickly becoming a new classic with its timeless beat and power to get you grooving.

“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyoncé
Watch the singles table go wild for this song. Also, it’s a great time to show off your new wedding band!

“Come on Eileen” by Dexys Midnight Runners
The varying tempos in this hit allow for great, creative dance moves.

“Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey
Two words: air guitar.

“I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston
Grab your new spouse to dance and sing along with you. Everyone will most likely follow suit.

“Twist and Shout” by the Beatles
Have your Ferris Bueller moment. 

“You Make My Dreams Come True” by Hall & Oates
Bonus points if you can re-create the flash mob scene from 500 Days of Summer.

“Happy” by Pharrell
There is a reason this song sparked a worldwide dance movement. Just clap along and celebrate!

“At Last” by Etta James
Every dance party needs to slow down at some point. Couples old and new can appreciate this celebration of love.

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About the Author

Shelby Wax

After Shelby’s first wedding, she decided she absolutely loved them. Not because she was excited by the décor or performing flower girl duties, rather because her grandpa pulled out her front tooth before the ceremony and she had loads of guests to show off her new smile to. Fifteen years later, she is now writing about all the other important parts of a wedding.


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