2018 Top Wedding Dance Songs

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Popular music is funny in that there are some songs that top the charts particularly in wedding music lists for a year or so before people get sick of them, and others that go on to be forever-classics.

Whether you are looking for first dance music, slow jams, acoustic singer-songwriters, or something fresh and funky, this list of twenty-five wedding songs 2018 is what you are looking for.

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One of the signs of an amazing reception is a packed dance floor—and knowing the top 2018 wedding songs will ensure that your guests have an absolute blast dancing all night with us. Whether you’re looking for a first dance song that will bring tears to your guests’ eyes or the hot chart-topper that will get everyone out of their chairs, there are lots of weddings songs for 2018 that are perfect for your big day.

We asked experts to share their picks for the top 2018 wedding songs you’ll definitely want to hear on your big day.

“Perfect” by Ed Sheeran https://youtu.be/2Vv-BfVoq4g

Expect this to be one of the top wedding songs of 2018, particularly when it comes to first dances. According to Jon Smithfield of District DJ in Washington, DC, Ed Sheeran will remain one of the most-played artists for slow dance songs in 2018. We love this song’s utterly romantic feel—particularly ideal for couples who met as children.

Havana” by Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug)
Looking for a song that will draw all of your guests onto the dance floor? This new tune has a Latin beat that’s both sexy and smooth. “Fun, catchy and melodic – this song would be the perfect complement to your dance floor set,” says Nick Spinelli of SCE Event Group in West Long Branch, New Jersey.

Good Old Days” by Macklemore (feat. Kesha)
While you may be focusing on the music for your ceremony and reception, don’t forget about your cocktail hour! There are many 2018 wedding songs that are best suited for the pre-reception festivities—tunes that aren’t necessarily the easiest to dance to but are catchy and celebratory just the same. “The content and meaning of the song are just as amazing as it’s catchy melody, which makes for the perfect complement to your cocktail hour,” says Nick.

“I’ll Name the Dogs” by Blake Shelton
Country music fans, this is the among the must-play wedding songs for 2018! It’s an obvious choice for a first-dance song (just watch the wedding-themed music video!), and with lyrics like “I’m talkin’ you and me with the same street name, same last name, same everything,” it’s perfect for couples ready to spend the rest of their lives together.

“Tip Toe” by Jason Derulo (feat. French Montana)
If you want your wedding reception to have a club-like feel, this 2018 wedding song is a must. “Boasting a catchy dance-hall vibe, this super fun track will be guaranteed to energize your dance floor,” says Nick.

“How Would You Feel? (Paean)” by Ed Sheeran
While “Perfect” is the more expected choice for an Ed Sheeran first dance song, this tune is an equally romantic and special choice. “This song will give you all the feels,” says Nick. “A little less known love song off of his newest album, it’s a touching and meaningful ballad that would be an amazing choice for your first dance.”

“What Lovers Do” by Maroon 5 (feat. SZA)
We love the unique vibe of this new song. According to Nick, this funky hit is slated to be one of the biggest 2018 wedding songs.

“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” by Shawn Mendes
This upbeat song will have all of your guests groovin’—we love it as a fun entrance song, a tune to bring guests back onto the dance floor after dinner, or even during the after-party. Definitely one of our favorite 2018 wedding songs!

That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars
According to Jon, Bruno Mars songs are surefire favorites at weddings. This tune is among his newest, so expect it to be one of the top 2018 wedding songs. Here’s hoping that Mars will come out with more new music in 2018 to give us more wedding dance hits!

“Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by Backstreet Boys
Yes, we know this song is not particularly new, but hear us out: Many of the couples who will be marrying in the coming year grew up in the ‘90s and will likely want to add a little nostalgia to their reception, according to Phil.

Expect to hear this tune on the dance floor along with other ‘90s classics like “Wannabe” by Spice Girls,Mo Money, Mo Problems” by Notorious B.I.G., “No Scrubs” by TLC, “This is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan and more.

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An awesome reception photo of the bridal party dancing to Gangnam Style at the wedding reception.

Best Bridal Party Dance Songs 2018

The Bridal Party Dance is the dance with all of the bridal party on the dance floor. This can be as small as the bride, groom, groomsmen, and bridesmaids or as big as the bride, groom, groomsmen, bridesmaids, parents and special guests or everyone.

A more traditional Bridal Party Dance Songs suggestion would be That’s What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick. If you are looking for a more upbeat Bridal Party Dance Songs, we would suggest Celebration by Kool and The Gang.

Best wedding Bridal Party Songs

Keep in mind, this is usually the last of the formal dance songs; meaning open dancing begins after this song. Bridal Party Dance Songs usually have a friends theme to celebrate everyone’s shared love for the bride and groom. Other great friend themed songs include These Are My People by Rodney Atkins and the TV show theme song from Friends – Rembrandts’ I’ll Be There For You.

A bridal party dance is not a required dance on the list of formal dance songs. However, it is a great way to get people in the partying mood and watching people dancing. The bridal party song can also be the start of asking all wedding guests to join in on the dance floor.

Depending on your desired wedding theme, you can choose songs with a “friends” theme, a “love” theme or just plain – Let’s Get This Party Started! We have included many different music styles, tempos, and eras below. A great mixture to find the perfect bridal party dance song.


  1. Die With You – Beyoncé
  2. If Your Prayers Don’t Get to Heaven – Brian Fallon
  3. Perfect Duet – Ed Sheeran & Beyoncé
  4. You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me – John Mayer
  5. Sweet Creature – Harry Styles
  6. Chained to the Rhythm – Katy Perry
  7. There Are Many Ways to Say I Love You – Sylvan Esso
  8. Rewrite the Stars – Zac Efron, Zendaya
  9. So Good – Zara Larsson
  10. Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man
  11. Havana (remix) – Camila Cabello
  12. Unforgettable – French Montana
  13. I’m the One – DJ Khaled, Justin Beiber
  14. Despacito (remix) – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee
  15. Anywhere – Rita Ora
  16. Him & I (with Halsey) – G-Easy
  17. Wild Thoughts – DJ Khaled, Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
  18. All Night – The Vamps, Matoma
  19. What Lovers Do (feat. SZA) – Maroon 5
  20. Feels Great – Cheat Codes, Fetty Wap, CVBS
  21. Wolves – Selena Gomez
  22. Belong – Cash Cash, Dashboard Confessional
  23. Let’s Get Married – Bleachers
  24. The Sky Is a Neighborhood – Foo Fighters
  25. I Feel It Coming – The Weekend, Daft Punk
  26. Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
  27. The Greatest – Sia
  28. Fresh Eyes – Andy Grammer
  29. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
  30. HandClap – Fitz and The Tantrums


Photo by Jody with Double You Photography


100 Top Bridal Party Dance Songs

69 Boyz – Tootsie Roll
1994, Hip Hop

Adele – Make You Feel My Love
2008, Pop

Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
1998, Rock

Alesso & OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself
2013, Pop

American Authors – Best Day Of My Life
2013, Rock

Avicii – Levels
2011, Dance

Andrew Gold – Thank You For Being A Friend
1978, Rock

Baauer – Harlem Shake
2012, Hip Hop

Backstreet Boys Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
1997, Pop

Ben E. King – Stand By Me
1961, Soul

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Big & Rich – Lost In This Moment
2007, Country

Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life
1987, Rock

Bill Withers – Lean On Me
1972, Soul

Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
2009, Hip Hop

Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get It Started
2004, Hip Hop

Blake Shelton – God Gave Me You
2011, Country

Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
2016, Disco

Bruno Mars – Marry You
2011, Pop

Cali Swag District – Teach Me How to Dougie
2010, Hip Hop

Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
2011, Pop

Chris Brown – Forever
2008, Dance

Chris Brown – Yeah 3x
2010, Dance

Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
2011, Pop

Chubby Checker – The Twist
1960, Rock

Cupid – Cupid Shuffle
2007, Hip Hop

Dave Matthews Band – You & Me
2009, Rock

Dido – Thank You
2000, Pop

Dionne Warwick – That’s What Friends Are For
1985, Soul

Earth, Wind & Fire – September
1978, R&B

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
2014, Rock

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Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love
1961, Pop

Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
1977, Pop

Etta James – At Last
1960, Blues

Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan – This Is How We Roll
2014, Country

Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight
1964, Jazz

Garth Brooks – Friends In Low Places
19960, Country

Hank Williams Jr. – All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight
1984, Country

Heavy D. & The Boy – Now That We Found Love
1991, Dance

House Of Pain – Jump Around
1992, Hip Hop

Hunter Hayes – Wanted
2012, Country

Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX – Fancy
2014, Hip Hop

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Somewhere Over The Rainbow
1990, World

Jack Johnson – Better Together
2006, Rock

James Taylor – Shower The People
1976, Rock

James Taylor – You’ve Got A Friend
1971, Rock

Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up
2012, Rock

Jason Mraz – Song For A Friend
2005, Rock

Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull – On The Floor
2011, Dance

Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends
1969, Rock

Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
1981, Rock

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Journey – Faithfully
1983, Rock

Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling!
2016, Pop

Kenny Loggins – Footloose
1984, Rock

Kool & The Gang – Celebration
1980, Disco

Lady Gaga – Just Dance
2008, Dance

Lee Brice – I Don’t Dance
2014, Rock

Lifehouse – You and Me
2005, Rock

LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
2011, Pop

LMFAO – Sexy And I Know It
2011, Pop

Lonestar – Amazed
1999, Country

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Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
1967, Pop

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
2014, Funk

Mccoys – Hang On Sloopy
1965, Rock

Michael Buble – Everything
2007, Jazz

Michael Franti & Spearhead – Say Hey (I Love You)
2009, Rock

Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
1983, Dance

Michael W. Smith – Friends
1983, Christian

Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
1994, R&B

Mr. C – Cha Cha Slide
2000, Dance

‘N Sync – This I Promise You
2000, Pop

Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
1969, Rock

Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
2011, Pop

Pharrell Williams – Happy
2013, Soul

P!NK – Raise Your Glass
2010, Pop

Pitbull featuring Ke$Ha – Timber
2013, Dance

Queen – You’re My Best Friend
1976, Pop

Randy Newman & Lyle Lovett – You’ve Got A Friend In Me
1996, Country

Rascal Flatts – Me And My Gang
2005, Country

Rascal Flatts – My Wish
2006, Country

Ray Lamontagne – You Are The Best Thing
2008, Folk

Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You
1995, Pop

Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast – Time Warp
1975, Broadway

Rodney Atkins – These Are My People
2007, Country

Sister Sledge – We Are Family
1979, Disco

Spice Girls – Wannabe
1996, Pop

Steve Earle – Copperhead Road
1988, Country

Taio Cruz – Dynamite
2010, Dance

The Beatles – Twist and Shout
1961, Rock

The Eagles – Love Will Keep Us Alive
1994, Rock

Thompson Square – Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not
2010, Country

Tim McGraw – My Best Friend
1999, Country

Tim McGraw – When The Stars Go Blue
2001, Country

Trace Adkins – Swing
2006, Country

Tracy Lawrence – Find Out Who Your Friends Are
2006, Country

Uncle Kracker – Smile
2009, Country Rock

Usher – Yeah
2004, R&B

V.I.C. – Wobble
2008, Hip Hop

Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
2014, Pop

Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
1987, Pop

Young MC – Bust A Move
1989, Hip Hop


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