30 Best Wedding Songs To Get Guests Dancing
And here it is folks!! In no particular order, 30 of the very best songs that will have you reaching for the flip flops and flats in no time.
1. Paradise – George Ezra
This guy can do nothing wrong it seems and this song is no exception. An absolute floor filler and your guests even get to sing along at the breakdown 🙂
2. Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Since its release, this song has been an instant hit on the dancefloor. It shows no sign of letting up. We get requested to play this anthem at least five times a night!
3. Freed From Desire – Gala
90s dance revival is all the rage. Also, this song got a reboot with the Irish soccer team – remember… “Shane Long’s on fire!” haha
4. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
A modern day classic – you can’t help but dance to this song – it’s just so funky and groovy. Also, if you’re able to dance like Bruno himself you’re on to a winner!
5. Blister In The Sun – Violent Femmes
TUNE! Guests love bopping along to this retro indie tune and there’s a great breakdown which erupts at the very end – excellent 🙂
6. Pencil Full Of Lead – Paolo Nutini
Let’s face it – Paolo is a total ledge… he’s Scottish/Italian for a start and he can write a banger like this. Sounds like something from another era but a with a modern fresh twist, this one will definitely have the floor packed!
7. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
Who doesn’t? Everyone, and we mean absolutely everyone knows and loves this song. A total classic from the 80s – we’re positive you even know all the words and ad libs hehe
8. Stayin’ Alive – The Bee Gees
We all succumb to a bit of Saturday night fever every now and again. Even if you’re a really bad dancer you know how to get your John Travolta on.
9. Rock The Boat – Hues Corporation
Is it cheesy? Yes! Is it kitsch? Yes! Is it great craic? Of course! Honestly, we’ve witnessed even the burliest, toughest, stocky bearded guys (and gals) letting their hair down to this anthem. Plus, you get to sit down for a bit… on the floor – what’s not to love?
10. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore
If you’re feet aren’t stomping and hands aren’t clapping within 3 seconds of this one coming on then you’re possibly asleep… plus it’s fun watching all the lads getting their Macklemore on and trying to keep up with his face paced rapping style – it’s really NOT easy!!!
11. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
They think it’s all over and then we hit them with this CLASSIC tune. Freddie and the boys always knew how to produce outstanding songs and this one is absolutely amazeballs 🙂
12. Call Me Al – Paul Simon
Air brass anyone? From his outrageously brilliant album Graceland released in the 80s, this Paul Simon mega hit with a hilarious music video that featured Chevy Chase is a guaranteed floor filler.
13. Macarena – Los Del Rio
Why does EVERYBODY know the dance to this? It still boggles our minds! The Bayside Boys mix of this summer stomper is one of the catchiest things you’ll ever hear even if you want it out of your head the minute you hear it 🙂
14. 5ive Megamix – 5ive
What’s better than one indulgent song by UK boyband Five? How about a whole lot of them mixed together with catchy chorus after catchy chorus after catchy chorus? If you’ve got the feelin’ jump up to the ceiling ahh we’re gettin’ down tonight!
15. Thunderstruck – ACDC
Socks, ties, groomsmen – need we say anymore? This song has almost become a rite of passage amongst wedding parties. Classic rock anthems don’t come much more rocky or anthemy than this. Thunder! Na na na na na na na na…
16. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Or indeed anything by Michael Jackson. MJ songs come with a warning though. Expect mucho finger pointing, ‘crotch grabbing’ and screams of ‘Shamone!’ from all and sundry.
17. Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
American college rock at its finest. This is a TUNE and a half. Everyone sings this one and some moshing can be expected when the chorus drops. If the girl you have your eye on doesn’t dance to this one.. well… she doesn’t know what she’s missing!
18. Insomnia – Faithless
Can’t get no sleep? And why would you? It would be impossible with this awesome dance tune blaring out at full tilt. This one will bring out the inner raver in you… even if you didn’t know you had one!
19. Maniac 2000 – Mark McCabe
Ireland’s answer to David Guetta (and in truth, around a long time before him) – Mark McCabe’s ‘unique’ spin on this 80s classic hit is the ultimate Irish wedding dancefloor anthem. Probably a tad overdone at this stage but a staple part of the DJ set nonetheless.
20. Never Forget – Take That
Nostalgia at its very finest. The memories of Take That’s swan song of the time fused with a glass of your favourite imbibement (or three) will have you swinging from the rafters when the chorus lifts!
21. Let’s Do The Twist – Chubby Checker
Where it all began! The birthplace of rock and roll. Kids, parents, grannies and grandads will be up for this one – you can’t help swing your hips to this all time classic rock and roll tune.
22. Las Vegas In The Hills Of Donegal – Goats Don’t Shave
Could you even imagine such a thing? Well, the guys who wrote this song did… it’s a surrealist whimsical crazy sort of a ditty with a bit of diddley-iddley thrown in at the end for good measure. You will be on the floor for this one… guaranteed.
23. Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
The Ronseal song – it does exactly what it says on the tin. If you’ve had enough chit chat with your second cousin about Aunty Mary’s impending divorce – pray for this song to come on. It’s the best excuse you can get 🙂
24. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
If you were ever stuck for an appropriate title for a total banger of a tune then this is it – trust us – you’ll be shuffling by the time this song is finished!!!
25. I’ve Got A Feelin’ – Black Eyed Peas
Put this song at the beginning, middle or end of a wedding celebration – either way you know that it’s gonna be a good night 🙂 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Saturday to Sunday – I’ve got a feeling this song will be played at weddings for an awfully long time to come.
26. Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen
You can’t start a fire without a spark… or have a party without a bit of Bruce. He is The Boss after all. Remember Courtney Cox from the music video? She ended up marrying one of the guys from Snow Patrol. With this song anything is possible!
27. Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Remember the guy from Snow Patrol that Courtney Cox married? (see above) He co-writes all these amazing songs with Mr. Sheeran – a match made in heaven you might say? I’m sure they both agree when the royalty cheques pile in. Contemporary pop perfection!
28. Despacito – Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee
I just wanna hear you screaming, “¡Ay, Bendito!” Are you a Belieber? You will be by the end of this tune. Sexy, raunchy, and apparently absolutely filthy when you translate all the lyrics into English. Bring it on!!
29. Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
Top top top top 80s tune. You won’t be able to get enough of this 3 minute electro pop masterpiece. That intro – pure class!
30. Rhythm Is A Dancer – SNAP!
A guaranteed hit with all of your guests. This IS the 90s. Dance music at its very finest. You have to dance to this one – you can’t help yourself. Besides, what other tune gets away with the lyric “I’m serious as cancer when I say rhythm is a dancer” ?? Crazy!