In this article, we include a list of top wedding reception songs. In addition, we chose songs that have great rhythm, tempos and lyrics for weddings!  Also, we selected multi-generational all time favorite wedding reception songs. Furthermore, our playlist of wedding reception songs contains songs from the 1940’s to the latest popular dance tunes (see list below).

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Wedding Reception Songs & Music

On the wedding day, the ceremony is the highlight followed by the events planned for the evening.  Generally, the ceremony is followed by the reception with food, drink and dancing. Additionally, this is when the important special wedding dances take place including the first dance of the bride and groom followed by the father-daughter and mother-son wedding dances. Also, we include some some wedding music playlists for those other important dances at weddings.

Normally, the wedding party and guests at the wedding reception dance after these special dances to the music of a deejay or a band. Moreover, the styles of dancing vary from the classics like waltz or foxtrot, Latin rumbas, salsas or swing dancing to contemporary slow dancing like nightclub two step. A great variety of different types of music is the best solution to pleasing everyone at the wedding reception. Also, professional wedding deejays often start early in the evening with classic oldies, big band, swing, 50’s & 60’s music moving to contemporary tunes by the end of night. We chose dance songs for this collection that span from timeless classics to contemporary hip hop style dance music favorites.

25+ Wedding Reception Songs

Billy Jean by Michael Jackson

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Crazy by Gnarls Barkley

Crazy by Gnarls Barkley

Dance to The Music  by Sly And the Family Stone

Buy it on Amazon, Dance to The Music

Don’t Stop  by Fleetwood Mac

Buy it on Amazon, Don’t Stop

Don’t Stop the Music by Rihanna

Buy it on Amazon, Don’t Stop the Music

Forever  by Chris Brown

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Get Lucky  by Daft Punk

Buy it on Amazon, Get Lucky

Get the Party Started  by P!nk

Buy it on Amazon, Get the Party Started

I Got You  I Feel Good by James Brown

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I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas

Buy it on Amazon, I Gotta Feeling

I Love You Like A Love Song  by Selena Gomez

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I Saw Her Standing There  by Beatles

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Roxanne  by The Police

Buy it on Amazon, Roxanne

Shout  by The Isley Brothers

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Signed Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder

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Sing Sing Sing by Benny Goodman

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Suavemente by Elvis Crespo

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Thriller  by Michael Jackson

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Twist  And Shout by Beatles

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Twist  by Chubby Checker

Buy it on Amazon, Twist

Valerie by Amy Winehouse

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Wanna Be Startin Somethin by Michael Jackson

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We Found Love by Rihanna

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Yeah 3x  by Chris Brown

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You Dropped a Bomb on Me by The Gap Band

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Zoot Suit Riot by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

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Resources for Wedding Reception Songs