Wedding guests dancing

Last dance songs are the ones that end your wedding reception on a high. Grandparents might have sloped off to bed early, but for the majority of your wedding guests, this is their final chance to shake their stuff on the dance floor, celebrate the best day ever with you and give the newlyweds a perfect send-off.

Always get your DJ (or band, or whoever’s running your playlist) to announce that it’s the last song so everyone gets to the dance floor.

How to Choose Your Last Dance Song

There are two main choices for last dance wedding songs. 1) An upbeat party song that everyone will sing along to and dance like a loon – Mr Brightside is the perfect example. 2) A romantic slow dance to end your wedding on a tender note, e.g. Etta James’ At Last. Both are equally great; go with the vibe that the rest of your day has had.

If you want a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that all your guests will know the words to, pick a 70s/80s/90s tune like something from ABBA, Journey or Queen. If you want to go modern, make sure it’s not too obscure. Adele or Ed Sheeran are great, but Calvin Harris’s latest summer anthem might have passed your parents, aunties and uncles by.

The 45 Best Last Dance Wedding Songs

Here, we’ve got a playlist of some of the best last dance wedding songs and the full list of songs. The entire things makes a great party playlist, just saying!

  1. (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  2. Never Forget – Take That
  3. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
  4. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
  5. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye
  6. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
  7. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross & The Supremes
  8. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  9. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  10. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  11. Daydream Believer – The Monkees
  12. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  13. Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
  14. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  15. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  16. This Kind of Love – Sister Hazel
  17. At Last – Etta James
  18. Champagne Supernova – Oasis
  19. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
  20. Hey Jude – The Beatles
  21. History – One Direction
  22. Good Riddance – Green Day
  23. Just Be – Paloma Faith
  24. She’s Always A Woman – Billy Joel
  25. Thank You for the Music – ABBA
  26. Under Heaven’s Skies – Collective Soul
  27. A Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins
  28. Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  29. Beneath Your Beautiful – Labrinth & Emeli Sandé
  30. Every Day I Love You – Boyzone
  31. The Edge of Glory – Lady GaGa
  32. All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo
  33. Angels – Robbie Williams
  34. Celebration – Kool & the Gang
  35. Night Time Is The Right Time – Ray Charles
  36. Two Hearts – Phil Collins
  37. Winter Winds – Mumford & Sons
  38. Here Comes the Bride (Wedding Version) – Dannie Marie
  39. Lucky Man (Happiness More Or Less) – The Verve
  40. Piano Man – Billy Joel
  41. Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  42. Sweet Louise – Passenger
  43. This Guy’s In Love With You – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
  44. Waiting for Tonight – Jennifer Lopez
  45. What Are Words – Chris Medina