The ceremony and first dance are likely the two best parts of the wedding for the bride and groom. But for everyone else, it’s pretty hard to beat the part where they all hit the dance floor!
At the end of the day, weddings are celebrations, and celebrations are parties.
That’s why, when all the vows and speeches are over and the dishes swept away, it’s crucial to have the best wedding group dance songs for you and your guests to hit the dance floor hard.
Additionally, there are plenty of songs that are super fun to dance to while staying in line with the major theme of the day – love!
You can use these songs for the dance floor, which this article will mainly discuss, or for a fun, choreographed piece with your bridal party!
Here are our top picks for the best wedding group dance songs.
“A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay
Memorbale lyrics: “Cause you’re a sky / You’re a sky full of stars / I want to dive in your arms / Cause you get lighter the more it gets dark / I’m gonna give you my heart”
Everyone knows, appreciates, and loves Coldplay. This is a wonderful song to get the dance floor started with, especially with its crescendoing beginning. When the beat drops, everyone will go wild! Just make sure to throw in your earplugs when everyone tries to hit the high note at the end of “I think I see you.” You’re welcome in advance.
“All of Me (Tiesto’s Remix)” by John Legend
Memorable lyrics: “My head’s underwater but I’m breathing fine / You’re crazy, and I’m out of my mind / Cause all of me loves all of you”
The original version of John Legend’s “All of Me” is a wildly popular song, especially to use during a wedding. But here’s the thing – it’s slow. It’s a crowd-pleaser, but not a crowd jumper. So what did the famous D.J. Tiesto do? He sped it right on up and added his E.D.M. flair to the popular hit. Now, we can all get the best of both worlds – romantic, lyrical genius plus a super fun song to jump up and down to in celebration! Hooray!
“Raise Your Glass” by P!nk
Memorable lyrics: “Won’t you come on and come on and / Raise your glass / Just come on and come on and / Raise your glass”
What do you do to celebrate? You raise your glass, of course! This P!nk song is so much fun to get a little bit wild to. You can choose to play it to get the party started, or you can play it at the very end for one final hurrah.
“D.J. Got Us Fallin’ In Love” by Usher (Featuring Pitbull)
Memorable lyrics: “Ain’t I seen you before? / I think I remember those eyes, eyes, eyes”
A song that has both “D.J.” and “Love” in the title is an obvious choice for your wedding group dance playlist, but we’ll explain why anyway. One, it’s a hit – so many people will have a great time singing (read: shouting) the lyrics at the top of their lungs. Secondly, single people will love using this song as an excuse to shimmy near the person they have their eyes on.
“I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas
Memorable lyrics: “Let’s paint the town / And shut it down / Let’s burn the roof / And then we’ll do it again”
If you’re the type of couple who wants every single guest at your wedding to get on the dance floor, don’t leave it up to chance. And don’t leave it up to your pushy cousin who loves to physically drag people to the floor at every wedding. Just let this song do the trick.
“We Found Love” by Rihanna & Calvin Harris
Memorable lyrics: “Shine a light through an open door / Love and life I will divide”
The songs on this list that are both tried and true party songs and also completely about love are our favorites, and “We Found Love” is definitely one of them. Rihanna and Calvin Harris’s hit song has a subtle intro so that people who have never heard it before won’t really know what to expect. But the people who know it will immediately get giddy and run to the dancefloor.
“Give Me Everything” by Pitbull (Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer)
Memorable lyrics: “Put it on my life, baby / I make it feel right, baby / Can’t promise tomorrow, but I promise tonight”
This song has a similar trajectory to “We Found Love”. It starts with a relatively easy tempo, then picks up, and the song swiftly switches to a beat that even your grandpa won’t be able to resist! Some of the lyrics might be a little racy for some of your older or more conservative guests – but hey, it’s your day. Plus, they probably won’t be able to hear the words clearly over the sound of everyone screaming the wrong lyrics!
“Hello” by Martin Solveig & Dragonette
Memorable lyrics: “You’re alright, but I’m here, darling, to enjoy the party / Don’t get too excited ’cause that’s all you get for me”
Oh, how we love this song! Everything about it is just so pleasing – the memorable yet straightforward beat, the sweet yet impactful vocals, the flirty lyrics, and catchy clapping — all of it. If this one doesn’t get people up on their feet, we don’t know what will.
“Dynamite” by Taio Cruz
Memorable lyrics: “We gon’ go all night / We gon’ light it up / Like it’s dynamite”
Right at the start, this song is inviting people to get up and show the world (or at least the wedding guests) what they’re made of. It’s a lovely song to play at the beginning of the dancing portion because of its instructional messaging: “Go to the dance floor, put your hands up, live your life, rock this club…”.
“Just Dance” by Lady Gaga, (Featuring Colby O’Donis)
Memorable lyrics: “What’s going on on the floor / I love this record, baby, but I can’t see straight anymore”
This is one of those songs that can never really get old. It’s also another “instructional” song that tells people what to do without you or any of your guests having to prompt them. Just dance, everyone, Just Dance! We recommend playing this in between some of the jumpy E.D.M. songs. This will give your guests a break — or at least give their calves a break — while ensuring they still have great music to move to.
“Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 (Featuring Christina Aguilera)
Memorable lyrics: “Take me by the tongue, and I know you / Kiss me till you’re drunk, and I’ll show you all the moves, like Jagger”
There’s always a time in the night when people start to get weary, but they don’t necessarily want to leave the dance floor. When your Uncle Joe and your Maid of Honor Samantha are busy having a dance battle to prove who truly has the “Moves like Jagger”, the rest of the crowd can form a circle and cheer them on. While also (secretly) resting their weary bones. It’s a win-win! (Except, of course, for whoever loses the dance battle. Our vote is for the M.O.H.)
“The Time (Dirty Bit)” by Black Eyed Peas
Memorable lyrics: “I came up in here to rock / Light a fire, make it hot”
Everyone hates to admit this, but the Black Eyed Peas knew what they were doing when they created these earworms that we can’t get out of our heads. While they may annoy us, you have to give it to the BEP – their songs completely light up the dance floor! This one’s especially appealing since it samples a genuinely romantic, Academy-Award winning number, “The Time of My Life,” from the hit movie Dirty Dancing.
“Sugar” by Maroon 5
Memorable lyrics: “Cause I really don’t care where you are / I just want to be there where you are”
“Sugar” is a true crowd-pleaser. It’s not super heavy or hype, which might be more fitting for your particular crowd. Best of all, the lyrics are just as sweet as the title, which is perfect for a day celebrating love.
“Shut Up and Dance” by Walk The Moon
Memorable lyrics: “I said You’re holding back / She said Shut up and dance with me”
This catchy song with memorable, cheeky lyrics is a fun, bouncy tune that is as enjoyable to dance to as it is to listen to, which the non-dancers will appreciate. This is also a very flirty song, which the singles may appreciate. We love a good excuse to pull someone in that you’ve been eyeing all night long. The more love, the merrier!
“When Love Takes Over” by David Guetta (feat. Kelly Rowland)
Memorable lyrics: “Can’t you see me here on overload / And this time I blame you”
Another rave-worthy jam that’s as fun to dance to as it is romantic to fall in love to. Okay, well, maybe not that romantic, but the lyrics are very compelling. The tricky part will be listening to the song lyrics as your head bops all over the place. Good luck with that.
“So Many Times” by Gadjo
Memorable lyrics: “The world is full of magic, can’t you see / I’m your guardian angel, trust in me”
Electronic songs aren’t always about jumping up and down like a maniac. Although that’s wildly fun to do, some of your wedding guests might appreciate a song that combines several different genres to really groove too. This song has elements of electronica, pop, Caribbean, and disco. This unique hit will add some diversity to your playlist and allow the more creative types in your wedding group to shine.
“Higher Love” by Kygo & Whitney Houston
Memorable lyrics: “We walk the line and try to see / Falling behind in what could be / Bring me a higher love”
Anything with Whitney Houston’s vocals on it automatically gets our stamp of approval. Then add Kygo’s genius D.J. mixing into the mix (no pun intended), and you get true mastery! This is a fun, catchy, upbeat, and meaningful song — perfect for the wedding dance floor.
“Get Ready” by Pitbull (feat. Blake Shelton)
Memorable lyrics: “Woah get ready / Bam-a-lam / Get ready to ride”
Pitbull has a creative way of incorporating his Latin-electronic style into any style and proves that he can even do it with country music. If your wedding group has country lovers and you want to give them something fun to get down to, this could be an excellent option for your tracklist!
“Only Girl (In The World)” by Rihanna
Memorable lyrics: “Want you to take it / Like a thief in the night”
Now that the groom has made the bride the only girl in his world by becoming #official, this song is symbolic! It’s another one of those songs that has everyone looking at each other and collectively agreeing: “Let’s scream this instead of singing this, okay”?
“Dancing Queen” by ABBA
Memorable lyrics: “You can dance / You can jive / Having the time of your life”
Disco is still alive! And ABBA never disappoints. Everyone, regardless of age, will love it when this song comes on. It’s a classic, and it’s the last call to get up and dance before it’s too late!