Some say the last dance of your wedding sets the tone for the rest of your lives. In reality, the last dance is a fun opportunity to let everyone see one last bit of romance before the night is done.
Selecting the right songs for your wedding can sometimes feel like a difficult task. To make sure that the last dance of your special day is full of romance, we’ve gathered a list of 40 romantic last dance wedding songs.
“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
“I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do / They’re really saying I love you”
A wonderful theme for your last dance could be togetherness and love through “What a Wonderful World”. The Louis Armstrong version of the song transcends many generations and is instantly recognizable as a feel-good tune. Send your party off with beautiful wishes.
“(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
“I’ve been waiting for so long / Now I’ve finally found someone to stand by me”
Nothing ends a dance session like the ultimate dance number from the movie Dirty Dancing. Every line of this song is about being unable to get enough of someone. Earn bonus points for successful completion of the lift from the film.
“Save the Last Dance for Me” by Michael Bublé
“And don’t forget who’s takin’ you home / And in whose arms you’re gonna be / So darling, save the last dance for me”
There is nothing more perfect than your last dance song having “Save the Last Dance for Me” as the title. Bublé sings that no matter what two people go through in life, the last dance will always be between them.
“Today Was a Fairytale (Taylor’s Version)” by Taylor Swift
“Fell in love when I saw you standing there / It must have been the way / Today was a fairytale”
Turn a modern take on a classic love story into the last dance at your wedding. If your theme is a fairytale wedding, then including Swift’s version of a “Today Was a Fairytale” brings your wedding theme full circle.
“This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole
“You’ve given me the thrill of a lifetime / And made me believe you’ve got more thrills to spare, oh!”
Cheerful, hopeful, and optimistic, “This Will Be” is a celebration of the joy a person in love can feel. If your partner makes you dance in celebration, help your guests do the same with this upbeat tune full of iconic horns.
“All Night Long (All Night)” by Lionel Richie
“Everybody sing, everybody dance / Lose yourself in wild romance”
Using Lionel Richie to get everyone up for one last dance on the floor is a great way to close out a wedding. It is hard to resist the rhythm of this beat, especially as Richie calls out “Fiesta, Forever!”
“Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac
“All I want is to see you smile / If it takes just a little while”
A great way to part ways at the end of the evening is to remind everyone not to stop thinking about tomorrow using “Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac. The tune is great for all generations and has a beat that gets you moving but still allows for partners.
“All You Need is Love” by The Beatles
“All you need is love, love / Love is all you need”
An instantly recognizable classic, let The Beatles convince you that love, love, love is all you need. Dance sweetly with your love and finish off your night appreciating the moment.
“Love On Top” by Beyonce
“When I need to make everything stop / Finally you put my love on top”
Let Beyonce climb the notes in this cheerful celebration of love as you and your guests enjoy one last round on the dance floor. The seemingly endless climb of Beyonce through keys in the song creates an excellent dancefloor build and lots of opportunities to show off bouncy moves.
“My Girl” by The Temptations
“What can make me feel this way / My girl”
Sweet enough to slow dance to but quick enough for stepping, “My Girl” is a great way to close off your wedding dance session. Let the smooth sounds of The Temptations help you move gently into the end of your evening.
“I Say A Little Prayer” by Aretha Franklin
“My darling, believe me / For me there is no one but you / Please love me too”
Popular among several decades of listeners, your guests will find it hard not to move to the late and great Aretha Franklin. Her love songs have given plenty of couples a memorable moment, so help them remember by having the DJ spin this tune.
“I Got You Babe” by Sonny & Cher
“Then put your little hand in mine / There ain’t no hill or mountain we can’t climb”
The mellow but optimistic classic is a positive way to end off the evening. This duet includes lyrics that trade compliments that get phrased like they are the couples’ favorite things about each other.
“December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)” by Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons
“Oh, I, got a funny feeling when she walked in the room / oh my, as I recall it ended much too soon”
The groove of “December, 1963” is instantly recognizable and hard to ignore, making it an excellent sendoff for your celebration. Even people who have been holding out on dancing can feel confident giving the dance floor a spin.
“You Sexy Thing” by Hot Chocolate
“Did you know you’re everything I prayed for? / Did you know every night and day for”
If you’d like to end your reception with an introduction to your wedding night, make your last dance “You Sexy Thing” by Hot Chocolate. The lyrics of this fun song will let your partner know exactly how you’d like the night to end and maybe your family to begin.
“You’re The First, The Last, My Everything” by Barry White
“You’re my sun, my moon, my guiding star / My kind of wonderful, that’s what you are”
Leave everyone feeling warm vibes with Barry White’s rich voice. Lyrics that make people feel like there was nothing in this world before the other one came along will keep your guests enjoying their night.
“Chapel of Love” by The Dixie Cups
“Bells will ring, the sun will shine, whoa-oh-oh / I’ll be his and he’ll be mine”
If your last dance is getting a traditional send-off right after, this song is an excellent transition to an iconic “Just Married” drive-away. Celebrate your love with words that are the perfect selection for a wedding.
“For Once in My Life” by Stevie Wonder
“I can touch what my heart used to dream of / Long before I knew / Oh, someone warm like you”
With iconic grooves, “For Once in My Life” is a great song to capture the feeling of the day. If your partner makes you like anything is possible with them by your side, let Stevie Wonder sing it for you in song.
“It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones
“It happens every day / No matter what you say”
Tom Jones is always a fun last dance if you’re looking for a playful-toned sendoff. Jones sings of the range of feelings that come from loving someone else and remembering that you cannot control what love does.
“Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
“When I see your smile / The whole world stops and stares for a while”
For a peppy tune about love, “Just the Way You Are” is excellent at reminding everyone that love isn’t about trying to change people. If you love your partner just the way they are, then end your evening with this song.
“Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” by Taylor Swift
“It’s a love story, baby, just say, ‘Yes’”
Taylor Swift uses Shakespeare’s version of a fairytale to paint a modern version of star-crossed lovers. If you are looking for a chance to imagine yourselves is the point in the tale where two people choose each other above all else, this song will be your style.
“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
“Oh me I fall in love with you every single day / And I just wanna tell you I am”
Ed Sheeran has a talent for turning simple phrases into love songs that set a romantic mood for guests. Sheeran’s song “Thinking Out Loud” has been used by many as a wedding song and it’s a great slow dance to end your night.
“How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding
“How long will I love you / As long as stars are above you / And longer if I may”
Goulding’s uniquely breathy vocals and gentle lyrics make “How Long Will I Love You” a great last dance. The title alone feels like a fitting last song, but the emotions from the tune might leave you feeling romantic.
“How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor
“But you brighten up for me all of my days / With a love so sweet in so many ways”
A groove that feels sweet and peppy but still mellow and tender, James Taylor’s “How Sweet It Is” is a great song to end the evening.
“Crazy Love” by Michael Bublé
“Takes away all of my heartache, in the night like a thief”
If a slow song is more your jam, “Crazy Love” is an excellent song to choose for the last dance. There is a reason that this song has been in countless romantic comedies-it gives the perfect soundtrack to feeling the love.
“Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen
“If you wanna have a good time / Just give me a call”
No song can get booties moving like “Don’t Stop Me Now” – the tune begs for fun moves and a lot of shoulder action. Take this tune as your last song if you want to feel like the night will never end.
“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
“If you ever need a helping hand / I’ll be there on the double just as fast as I can”
There is no sentiment quite as sweet as almost every line of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” The duet is beautifully balanced and spirited, and the song’s lyrics speak to always being there for each other and being able to surmount any obstacle no matter how hard.
“I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers
“I’m gonna Dream about the time when I’m with you”
“I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” is a great last dance tune because even people who aren’t traditionally good dancers can sort of jump or bob in place to this catchy song. If you want to get everyone up off their seats and moving, let the Proclaimers help.
“Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond
“Look at the night and it don’t seem so lonely / We filled it up with only two”
Be prepared for crowd participation and sing-alongs if you use “Sweet Caroline” as your final dance of the evening. This iconic karaoke song is great to get your guests involved, even from their seats.
“Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey
“Don’t stop believin’ / Hold on to that feelin’”
“Don’t Stop Believin’” is an excellent opportunity to send people off on a hopeful note and also one they can still sing along to at any level of sobriety. The lyrics speak to those who might be down at the moment and encourage them to have hope.
“Daydream Believer” by The Monkees
“Our good times start and end / Without dollar one to spend / But how much baby, do we really need”
A cheerful tune with bouncy sounds, “Daydream Believer” will be a fun sendoff with a hopeful message. This song reminds lovers that it doesn’t take a lot of money to have love and good times.
“Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves
“I used to think maybe you loved me, now I know that it’s true”
Nothing says celebration like “Walking on Sunshine.” If you’d like to make your guests wiggle or wake them up with joy, blast this song and watch people start to move.
“God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys
“So what good would living do me / God only knows what I’d be without you”
“God Only Knows” embodies devotion and love, making it a timeless selection for the last dance. This tune from the Beach Boys has been a part of many romantic movie moments; use it to make your own with your last dance.
“A Groovy Kind of Love” by Phil Collins
“When I’m feeling blue / All I have to do / Is take a look at you / Then I’m not so blue”
Closing out the evening with a slow dance from Phil Collins can leave everyone feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Get good vibes with “A Groovy Kind of Love.”
“Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
“No touch can do half as much to make me feel better / So let’s stay together”
Let the last dance for your wedding be about real love by enjoying “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Let your partner know that they are the real thing by taking them for one last spin on the dance floor with this timeless tune.
“Beneath Your Beautiful” by Labrinth (feat. Emeli Sandé)
“Would you let me see beneath your beautiful / Would you let me see beneath your perfect”
Send a message of deep love and intimacy with this tune from Labrinth and Emlie Sandé.
“Two Hearts” by Phil Collins
“But if you don’t put faith in what you believe in, It’s getting you nowhere”
If you’re feeling like two hearts that make a whole, Phil Collins has a song for that. Love requires faith in someone else, and this song touches on that subject.
“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli
“You’re just too good to be true / Can’t take my eyes off of you”
Remind yourself of what love, at first sight, feels like with this Frankie Valli hit. If your bliss feels too good to be true, end the evening with a song that tells your partner just that.
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” by Stevie Wonder
“Ooh baby, here I am / Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours”
Stevie Wonder is always a great opportunity to express appreciation for others with a good groove. If you feel like ending the evening with a tune that lets your partner know how happily devoted you are, this may be the song.
“It Takes Two” by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston
“One can wish upon a star / Two can make a wish come true, yeah”
An exciting last dance with a great beat is “It Takes Two”. Nothing says two people working to make dreams come true like the lyrics of this classic hit.
“You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” by Stevie Wonder
“And I know that this must be heaven / How could so much love be inside of you?”
Nothing expresses how someone lights up your life like comparing them to sunshine. The lyrics of “You Are The Sunshine of My Life” are about finding love in someone else and being impressed at the love they give.