These tried-and-true picks will turn your reception into an all-out dance party.

By Nashia Baker
Updated September 28, 2020
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The perfect lineup wedding reception songs can make any post-nuptial party come alive—and that's true no matter how small or big the event. Whether you are a music enthusiast or have a go-to genre, everything from new to classic hits will make it nearly impossible for you and your guests to stop dancing the night away. Though the first dance song might feel like the most important tune to decide on, the reception music sets the tone for the rest of your wedding weekend. Ahead, we share songs that will get every family member on their feet as soon as they hear the opening chords crank through the speakers. Add these carefully curated tracks to your reception playlist and you're well on your way to a memorable party!

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"September" by Earth, Wind & Fire

This song is bound to get everyone and their mother moving.

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"Hey Ya!" by Outkast

Watch (or join in!) as guests try to "shake it like a Polaroid picture."

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"Wannabe" by the Spice Girls

Calling all '90s kids—this number is bound to bring your bridal party screaming to the dance floor.

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"P.Y.T." by Michael Jackson

Expect lots of moonwalking attempts from every generation in attendance.

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"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

This tune is becoming a new classic with its timeless beat and power to get you grooving.

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"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" by Beyoncé

Watch the singles table go wild for Beyonce. Also, it's a great time to show off your new wedding band!

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"Don't Stop Believing" by Journey

Hold on to that just-married feeling with this classic tune.

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"I Wanna Dance with Somebody" by Whitney Houston

Grab your newly-minted spouse and dance and sing along to Whitney Houston's dance-inducing vocals. Everyone will follow suit.

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"Twist and Shout" by the Beatles

Have your Ferris Bueller moment surrounded by loved ones.

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"At Last" by Etta James

Every dance party needs to slow down at some point. Couples old and new can appreciate this celebration of love.

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"Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

All of your guests will be ready to dance to this hip hop-meets-country classic that's taken the music charts by storm.

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"Yeah!" by Usher ft. Lil Jon, Ludacris

This hit will have everyone hop to their feet.

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"Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake

You won't want to stop dancing to this track—and it's a family-friendly song that the kids will love.

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"Closer" by Chainsmokers ft. Halsey

Hold your partner closer as you sing-shout to the catchy lyrics to this hit.

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"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee

Dance the night away to this catchy tune.

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"Sugar" by Maroon 5

All you'll need is Maroon 5 to crash your big day to make the night complete.

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"Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon

You'll immediately stop chatting with guests and hit the dance floor when this song comes on.

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"Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran

These loving lyrics will make guests gently sway in the arms of their dates—especially the newlyweds.

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"In My Feelings" by Drake

Replace "Kiki" with your spouse's name in this song to hear them say "I do" all over again.

"Sucker" by Jonas Brothers

A love letter to their respective wives, the Jonas Brother's produced a smashing hit song that can be your new ode to everyone in attendance at your wedding.

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