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The 30 Best Wedding Songs That Will Get Your Guests on the Dance Floor

We've made a playlist that will have everyone from your grandma to your groomsmen getting their groove on.
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When planning a wedding, the dress, venue, flowers, and food are all important, but nothing makes or breaks a reception like the music. Whether you choose a band, DJ, or make a playlist yourself, with guests of all ages and preferences it can be hard to make sure everyone's enjoying themselves on the dance floor. Worrying about whether the music is good is the last thing anyone wants to do on their wedding day so we've selected the best songs for a wedding that will make sure everyone gets up out of their seat, hits the dance floor and has the time of their lives. 

1. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars

It's almost as if Bruno Mars wrote this song for a wedding dance floor– it's upbeat melody will get people moving while “I think I wanna marry you” is more than apropos for the newly-wedded-bliss and giddiness.

2. “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith

A romantic power ballad is a great opportunity to let guests catch their breath and bring it in with a slow dance.

3. “My Girl” by The Temptations 

This classic tune is something wedding guests young and old will be excited to dance to.

4. “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz

You want songs that are filled with love on your wedding day, Jason Mraz's “I'm Yours” is sweet without being overly corny.

5. “You’re the One that I Want” from Grease

Prepare to witness some Sandy and Zuko-like moves– nothing inspires great dancing like Grease.

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6. “One Kiss” by Dua Lipa 

Pick up the tempo on the dance floor with some current tunes.“One Kiss” was the song of the summer and people are still loving it!

7. “Marry Me” by Train

A lot of people use this song as their first dance, but even if you've already chosen something else it's a great way to incorporate a ballad into the mix.

8. “Havana” by Camila Cabello 

As one of the hottest songs of 2017, you're guests are sure to get out of their seats for this one!

9. “You and Me” by Dave Mathews Band 

Dave Mathews is universally liked by all ages and his song “You and Me” is perfect score for a slow dance on your big day.

10. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston

There's nothing quite like an 80's dance floor hit — and no one did those better than the late-great Whitney Houston.

11. “Best Day of my Life” by American Authors 

It is the best day of your life and you deserve to belt it out to the “Best Day of my Life”.

12. “Shallow” from A Star is Born 

ince A Star is Born'October release the world has not stopped harmonizing to Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's duet and we don't see that stopping any time soon.

13. “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love” by The Spinners

No one will want to leave the dance floor when this soulful classic comes on.

14. “Bennie and the Jets” by Elton John

Does anyone really know the words to this classic tune? No. But everyone always has an amazing time singing their best guesses.

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15. “You Make My Dreams” by Hall and Oates

There's no better time to serenade your significant other with ”you make my dreams come true” than on a wedding dance floor.

16. “Still Falling For You” by Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding delivers a romantic dance song that's full of slow moments and anticipated build ups– the perfect song to give people a break without having the dance floor lose steam.

17. “Love Me Now” by John Legend

Sorry Sinatra– John Legend is the new voice of romance and the perfect addition to any wedding.

18. “Come on Eileen” by Dexy's Midnight Runners

An oldie, but goodie. “Come on Eileen” is known by every age group and will have everyone from your grandmother to your niece singing in unison.

19. “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers 

No reasonable millennial can sit still when “Mr Brightside” comes on– the song by The Killers has been called this generation's version of “Stairway to Heaven”.

20. “Drew Barrymore” by Bryce Vine

This tune is quickly becoming one of the hottest of the year, and for good reason. You won't be able to resist moving your feet.

21. “Body Moves” by DNCE

Appropriately titled, with it's upbeat rhythm and Joe Jonas on vocals, this song makes it impossible to stay still.

22. ”The Cure” by Lady Gaga

Pop anthems like Lady Gaga's "The Cure"will ensure that no one wants to miss a minute of boogying.

23. "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has released some of the most romantic ballads and love songs of this generation, but his dancehall-inspired "Shape of You" is the best for cutting a rug.

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24. "Dancing in the Moonlight" by Toplander

Don't forget to keep everyone dancing by mixing in some upbeat oldies.

25. "CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!" by Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake has been churning out catchy songs to the world since his days in N'Sync, but "CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!" proves he's got the uptempo wedding jam down pat.

26. "Wake Me Up" by Avicii

Whether you're on the dance floor or not, "Wake Me Up" will have you singing along.

27. "I Feel It Coming" by The Weekend (feat. Daft Punk)

As one of the biggest songs of 2018, your guests are guaranteed to like it.

28. "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars

"24K Magic" is one of those tunes that never gets old. Put your pinky finger to the moon.

29. "Stay" by Zedd & Aleissa Cara

A great song to get everyone moving—and the lyrics are PG for the younger set.

30. “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

It's never a bad idea to slow it down and remind everyone of your endless love at the end of the night.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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