Dance Floor Anthems That’ll Make Your Wedding Party Legendary

Bringing the Dance Floor to Life

The vows have been spoken, the toasts have been raised, and the cake has been cut. Now, as the lights dim and the music amplifies, the wedding day takes on a new vibe as the dance floor comes alive. It’s a space where friends and family come together to revel in the joy and celebrate the love that surrounds the newlyweds.

Jackets come off, high heels are traded for flip flops and ties become makeshift limbo sticks. Amidst the familiar beats, someone plays air guitar to Journey, Grandma learns to Dougie, and then, as if destiny is calling, old friends and new family unite in the chorus of “Mr. Brightside.”

Reluctant partners are dragged onto the floor to “shut up and dance.” Single ladies shake it like a Polaroid picture and dancing queens never stop believin. The dance floor becomes a space where everyone, regardless of age or background, comes together to share in pure joy.

bride dances with friends and family during wedding reception

Magical Moments happen on the Dance Floor

While they are certainly not the most important photos of a wedding day, these unfiltered moments freeze the love and energy in the room and capture the essence of this joy and celebration, preserving them for years to come. Whether it’s the infectious smiles, tight embraces, or tears of joy, these photos become a visual heartbeat of your wedding day.

In the years to come, these pictures will serve as a source of joy and nostalgia, a visual representation of the love shared by all. They symbolize the beginning of a new chapter filled with love, laughter, and togetherness—a magical fusion frozen in time.

DJs offer up their top five dance hits to get the party going

Seeking inspiration for your wedding playlist to keep the dance floor buzzing all night? I tapped into the knowledge of some DJ friends for their top 5 song recommendations to ensure the party kicks off in style. Here’s what they graciously shared.

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

This song has always been a jam, but after Guardians of the Galaxy included it on the movie soundtrack it’s had a resurgence.  It works for everyone of all ages!

Levels – Avicii

The epitome of EDM dance music, this song launched dance music into the main stream just over 10 years ago and rocks the dance floor for then younger crowd.

All The Small Things – Blink 182

There are other distinct hits in the early 00’s punk/pop genre and this is one of the staples that always gets a great reaction and singing along.

Crank Dat – Soulja Boy

This one immediately brings everyone back to school dances and is just fun.  It comes with it own dance moves, but not in a cheesy way like YMCA.

I Love It – Icona Pop

Who doesn’t love screaming “I Don’t Care!” At the top of their lungs?  Nobody, that’s who!

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Mr Brightside – The Killers

Simply put, Mr. Brightside is the Millennial’s version of Don’t Stop Believin’. It always pulls them on the floor and is a good peak dance floor track, and this song builds until everyone is screaming it.

In Da Club – 50 Cent

Go shawdy… it’s your birthday! When those words ring out, its on! Definitely a classic that will stand the test of time.

I Wanna Dance With Somebody -Whitney Houston

This is the girl’s song that takes over the show, and when they start singing the works, you don’t have to have the track on and you will hear them belt it out. Whitney hit a home run with this song.

Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson

It’s over 40 years old, and its still a great wedding track to get people on the floor. When those bass notes start and that scream from Michael kicks that track off you know what’s up.

Dance The Night – Dua Lipa

The hottest song in 2023 was definitely Dua Lipa’s track for the Barbie movie. Just a fun song right out the gate and even better when the dance floor is filled with Pink lighting!

Touch of Class

Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars

Boogie Shoes – KC and the Sunshine Band

I will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

This is How we Do It – Montell Jordan

Celebration – Kool and the Gang