11 New Songs That Are Perfect for Your Last Dance

These new songs from 2015 will end your reception on a high note.

Associate Editor
Photography by: DONNA NEWMAN

After picking songs for your ceremony and first, father-daughter, and mother-son dances, you're probably ready to put the music conversation on mute, but don't tune us out just yet! How you close the dance floor is just as important as how you open it. With these top hits—all released this year—you'll have no trouble ending the reception on a high note, or better, getting guests ready for the after party!

"Can't Feel My Face," The Weeknd

No one can get this addictive hit out of their brain anyhow (and with good reason), so you might as well indulge the obsession. It's the perfect way to get guests amped for the after party.

"We've Got Love," by Babyface

If you want to end the party with a soulful hit that's more retro than radio, then we've got your number. This song has sweet lyrics and is destined for a rom-com soundtrack.

"10,000 Emerald Pools," by BØRNS

With lines like, "You're the treasure," and "All I need is you," this slow jam hits the right sentiment, and its beat is reminiscent of '90s alternative rock, if top hits aren't your thing.

"I Want You to Know," Zedd ft. Selena Gomez

A little bit techno, and a little bit pop, this song will get everyone on their feet, no matter their music tastes.

"21," by Hunter Hayes

If your guest list is full of country-music lovers and CMT devotees, then here's just the hit to get loved ones kicking up their boots, throwing off their hats, and taking a spin on the dance floor, just like they're 21.

"Hold My Hand," by Jess Glynne

Lip-synching ( … or actual singing) is next to impossible when this song sounds, as are hands in the air and synchronized jumping. While the song seems fit for an all-girls dance party, guys won't be able to resist joining in once they hear the spirited bridge. Trust us.

"Downtown," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

This song would make an even better band cover, trust us.

"Here For You," by Kygo, featuring Ella Henderson

If you booked a DJ and you're looking for a nontraditional finish, press play on this techno track. If you're throwing a band-led reception, save this beat for the after party; a cover just won't cut it!

"Easy Love," by Sigala

Here's your modern-day Motown option. Sigala remixes Jackson 5's "ABC" for—if it's possible—an even funkier, more joyful track. Even your oldest attendees can hit the floor to this one.

"Loving You Easy," by Zac Brown Band

The lyrics (and Zac Brown's honey vocals) will make you melt. Don't write this off as just as any old country ballad.

"Watch Me," Silentó

After a night of busting out fresh moves, guests will welcome a chance to dance to a choreographed tune—and whip and nae nae themselves to the after party.

About the Author

Becky Mickel

When it comes to wedding planning, associate editor Becky Mickel's favorite topic is undoubtedly wedding cake. Her favorite flavor and filling? It changes daily, of course. For a taste of her doings, you can find her on Instagram @becky.mickel or in MSW’s edit row, typing away.


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