Must-Have Songs for Your Wedding DJ Playlist

Planning your wedding reception and need some dance-worthy songs to keep the party going? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of top dance wedding songs that are sure to make your guests hit the dance floor. These songs are perfect additions to your wedding reception playlist and will create a lively and energetic atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. From classic hits like “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston to modern favorites like “24k Magic” by Bruno Mars, there’s something for everyone. So, get ready to bust a move and make unforgettable memories on the dance floor with these fantastic wedding reception dance songs! It’s important to include a mix of wedding reception songs that will keep everyone on the dance floor. From classic hits to country wedding songs that add a touch of rustic charm.

Similar to the way great films are underscored by great soundtracks, your wedding reception can be made more memorable with the right songs to ask your wedding DJ to play during the ceremony and reception. The choice of music is always up to the couple, but you can also leave it up to the DJ or wedding planner. A good approach is to include some musical preferences of both bride and groom along with DJ recommendations. Keeping in mind that weddings have two events: ceremony and reception, here are some ideas about songs to ask your wedding DJ to add on the wedding playlist. A good playlist of wedding songs will make wedding guests wanna dance even if they’re group dance songs.

At the Ceremony

If you are getting married at a church, you may not have a choice; in this case, the tradition calls for Mendelsohn’s Wedding March as well as Wagner’s Bridal Chorus. If the ceremony is being officiated at a venue where the DJ can set up the sound system, you can opt for the classics or choose music that reflects certain interests.

Couples who are Star Wars fans, for example, have chosen John Williams’ Throne Room scene to play after they kiss, preceded by Leia’s Theme when the bride walks down the aisle. At some chic weddings, planners suggest instrumental bossa nova standards such as Insensatez or The Girl from Ipanema, which sound pleasant and feminine.

At the Reception

You generally want everyone to dance and have a good time, but there is also the newlyweds dance to consider. Unless you have rehearsed a waltz, you may want to choose romantic ballads that are easy for slow dancing. Popular choices include:

  • Three Times a Lady by Lionel Richie
  • You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker

The rest of the playlist can include party hits to entice all guests to the dance floor. Here are some ideas, but remember that DJs are pretty good at reading their audiences and playing the right music:

  • Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
  • Single Ladies by Beyonce
  • Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
  • Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson
  • Wannabe by The Spice Girls
  • Give it to Me by Rick James
  • Can’t Feel my Face by The Weeknd
  • Something about us by Daft Punk
  • Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder
  • All of Me by John Legend
  • I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
  • Holy by Justin Bieber
  • I Gotta feeling by Black Eyed Peas
  • Keep It Comin’ Love by Sunshine Band
  • Dancing Queen by ABBA
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