127 of the Most Fun Wedding Songs for 2020

127 of the Most Fun Wedding Songs for 2020

If you’re having a wedding with dancing, the thought of a mostly empty dance floor is a common worry. But there’s no need to fret. If you create a playlist of fun dance songs with your guests in mind — you can rest assured they’ll be out there cutting a rug and maybe even kicking off their shoes. 

Read on for the names of fun wedding songs for 2020, and their artists. Some are up-to-the-minute pop hits (Lizzo, anyone?), and some are retro favorites (think “My Sharona” and “YMCA”).

Fun wedding songs for 2020: Reception dance songs they’ll love

1. Dance Monkey – Tones and I 

2. Umbrella – Rihanna

3. Señorita – Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabella

4. Girls Like You – Maroon 5

5. Raspberry Beret – Prince

6. Despacito –  Luis Fonsi

7. Mustang Sally – Wilson Picket

8. Respect – Aretha Franklin

9. Wannabe – Spice Girls

10. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran 

11. 1, 2 Step – Ciara

12. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen 

13. Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley 

14. Sucker – Jonas Brothers

15. Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang

16. I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston  

17. Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake  

18. 7 Rings – Ariana Grande  

19. Cheap Thrills – Sia

20. Get Down Tonight – K.C. & The Sunshine Band

21. Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) – Beyoncé 

22. Welcome to New York – Taylor Swift 

23. Scrubs – TLC

24. I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas  

25. Rapper’s Delight – The Sugar Hill Gang

26. Twist and Shout – The Beatles 

27. We Found Love – Rihanna 

28. Crazy in Love – Beyoncé 

29. You Make My Dreams – Hall and Oates 

30. Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations

31. Love Shack – The B-52's 

32. I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher 

33. Lovely Day – Bill Withers 

34. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

35. September – Earth, Wind & Fire 

36. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey 

37. Sugar, Sugar – The Archies

38. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson, featuring Bruno Mars 

39. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson 

40. Take A Chance On Me – ABBA 

41. Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani

42. Some Kind Of Wonderful – Grand Funk Railroad

43. Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder 

44. Good As Hell - Lizzo  

45. Everybody – Backstreet Boys

46. Hey Ya! – Outkast

47. Marry You – Bruno Mars 

48. I Will Wait – Mumford and Sons  

49. California Girls – Katy Perry, featuring Snoop Dog 

50. Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot 

51. I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys

52. Happy – Pharrell Williams 

53. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

54. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke 

55. Raise Your Glass – Pink  

56. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – The Beatles

57. Yeah – Usher 

58. Push It – Salt-N-Pepa

59. Twist and Shout – The Isley Brothers  

60. All You Need is Love – The Beatles  

62. Party in the U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus 

63. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

Fun wedding songs to walk down the aisle to

There are many traditional options to play as you walk down the aisle. Classic choices include Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March,” Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus” (aka “Here Comes the Bride”), or a member of the choir singing “Ave Maria.” 

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But today, more brides are skipping Pachelbel’s Canon for their wedding ceremony walk in favor of something a bit livelier. We’ve gathered some of the best upbeat wedding processional songs for you to choose from.

67. Best Day of My Life – American Authors 

68. Better Together – Jack Johnson 

69. Love – Matt White  

70. Marry Me – Train

71. Marry You – Bruno Mars 

72. Chapel of Love – The Dixie Cups 

73. Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles 

74. Halo – Beyoncé 

75. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves 

76. Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Fun songs to walk out to during the reception

If you want to set a festive party mood from the beginning, choose a fun and upbeat song to play as you make your grand entrance to the reception. Chances are you’ll be dancing instead of walking.

77. Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder 

78. The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson 

79. Raise Your Glass – Pink 

80. Dancing on the Ceiling – Lionel Richie 

81. You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates 

82. You’re the One That I Want – John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John 

83. Footloose – Kenny Loggins 

84. You Make Loving Fun – Fleetwood Mac 

85. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gay and Tammi Terrell 

86. What I Like About You – The Romantics 

Fun first dance songs

This is your first spin as a married couple. A romantic, slow song — along the lines of these most popular first dance picks, according to Spotify — is the classic choice. But there’s no rule against picking up the pace with a fun, uptempo, or funky song. It’s also a great way to set a spirited mood for the evening ahead.   

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87. My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder 

88. Only Wanna Be With You – Hootie and the Blowfish

89. Stay With You – John Legend 

90. 1999 – Prince

91. First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes  

92. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green 

93. Better Together – Jack Johnson 

94. I Say a Little Prayer – Dionne Warwick

95. This Kiss – Faith Hill

96. By Your Side – Sade 

97. Everything – Michael Bublé 

Fun disco wedding songs

Disco has a fun, throwback vibe and the genre’s popularity spans the generations. Your Gen Z niece will love dancing to Earth, Wind & Fire, Donna Summer, and Gloria Gaynor; your Boomer aunt will recreate some of her club moves from back in the day.  

98. Celebration – Kool & The Gang 

99. Y.M.C.A. – Village People 

100. Boogie Shoes – K.C. & the Sunshine Band 

101. Dance to the Music – Sly and the Family Stone 

102. Love To Love You Baby – Donna Summer 

103. Flashdance – Irene Cara 

104. Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees 

105. Dancing Queen – Abba 

106. Born to be Alive – Patrick Hernandez 

107. Heart of Glass – Blondie 

108. Brick House – The Commodores

Fun rock wedding songs

Rock music ranges from oldies to alternative to punk (“White Wedding” by Billy Idol comes to mind). Here are the top 10 wedding dance songs that are sure to please guests from your ring bearer to your maid of honor.

109. Wild Thing – Troggs 

110. I Love Rock and Roll – Joan Jett

111. Jump – Van Halen 

112. Old Time Rock and Roll – Bob Seger 

113. Livin’ On a Prayer – Bon Jovi 

114. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard 

115. You Shook Me All Night Long – ACDC 

116. Sweetest Thing – U2 

117. Wildflowers – Tom Petty 

118. Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf

Fun country wedding dance songs

Classic country western, bluegrass, rockabilly, honky-tonk, cajun, or southern rock. Choose songs from any of these genres and you’ll inspire a boot-stomping good time. 

119. Little Bit of Everything – Keith Urban 

120. My Wish – Rascal Flatts 

121. Fearless – Taylor Swift 

122. Loving You Easy – Zac Brown Band 

123. All My Rowdy Friends are Coming Over Tonight  – Hank Williams Jr. 

124. Need You Now – Lady Antebellum 

125. I Like It I Love It  – Tim McGraw

126. Here for the Party – Gretchen Wilson 

127. This Is How We Roll – Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan

Now, about that wedding playlist …

If there are any songs on the list above that you don’t know, go online and give them a listen. Do they get you bopping along in the car on your drive to work? Do they turn your kitchen into a hip-hop club when you’re cooking dinner? Those are keepers. 

Now that you’ve got some awesome songs in mind, you can start building a playlist you and your guests will enjoy. Here are tips to make that happen.

Think about your guest preferences. Who is coming to your wedding and what will get them out of their seats? Choose a selection of fun dance songs for all ages and tastes. The songs you pick out for your friends from college aren’t going to be the same as the fun dance songs your grandmother enjoys.

Be realistic about the ideal music for a wedding. Did you two meet in the mosh pit of a metal concert? Unfortunately, you may not be able to recreate that scene during a banquet wedding with your great aunt Trudy in attendance. 

Mix up the wedding song styles. When you dance around the house, is it all hip hop, techno, disco, or dubstep? Are you into country music or world music exclusively? Think about adding a variety of songs that appeal to all guests, ages, and backgrounds. 

Fold in a few of your favorites. Even if your preferred music is alternative (folk, hardcore punk, grunge, or new wave) and doesn’t have a mainstream following—include your favorite music in the wedding playlist. Perhaps it won’t dominate, but you want to honor the music that makes you happy.  

Include special songs for key reception moments. Besides your entrance and first dance, you can select fun songs to play during the cocktail hour, as an introduction to the toasts, before the cake cutting, and as the final song of the festivities. 

Pay attention to the volume. Overly loud music makes it difficult for your guests to hear each other. Request a reasonable volume, especially during the cocktail hour and dinner. 

Create a ‘do not playlist.’ Let your DJ or band know if there are certain songs or styles of music you really don’t want played. Perhaps you want to avoid explicit lyrics altogether, or you’d prefer skipping The Cha-Cha Slide. That’s okay, just clarify your preferences. 

The best reception playlists live on long after the big day evoking lovely memories and inspiring impromptu dances. Choose thoughtfully. You’ll be glad you did. 

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