The 30 Upbeat Wedding Songs That Will Get the Party Started

The ceremony is over, the cocktail hour just ended, and guests are itching to get on the dancefloor. The last thing you want your wedding to be known for is the terrible song lineup.

Luckily, there are a number of tried and true songs that are sure to please any crowd. Whether it’s the end of the night or your loved ones are just getting started, the following songs will keep everyone on their feet all night long.

  1. Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake – This tune is so upbeat that even the grumpiest guest would have a hard time not dancing along.
  2. Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles – Harry’s solo career is full of hits. Feel free to be generous with Styles songs on your playlist.
  3. Believe – Cher – This song is more than just a karaoke favorite; it’s also an amazing song to dance along to.
  4. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra – parents, kids, teens. No matter your age, this ELO hit is a classic crowd-pleaser.
  5. Shake it Off – Taylor Swift – This TSwift bop is not only universally known and appropriate for all ages, but it’s also nearly impossible to not get up and dance as soon as you hear the DJ spin this tune.
  6. Forever – Chris Brown – Skyrocketing to viral fame after a famous walk down the aisle, this Chris Brown hit is still played regularly at receptions.
  7. Love on Top – Beyonce – This classic Beyonce top-charter is fun to dance to, and is very on-point with the party’s theme.
  8. Mambo No. 5 – Lou Bega – 10 points to whoever can name every girl that he mentions in this song.
  9. I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston – No wedding playlist is complete without this Houston smash hit.
  10. Money – Cardi B – It’s no secret that Cardi B is the breakout star of the 2010’s. And no wedding is complete without throwing in one (or a dozen) of her catchy songs to your wedding playlist.
  11. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepson – This 2000’s one-hit-wonder truly never gets old.
  12. Dancing Queen – ABBA – Or honestly, any ABBA tune for that matter. They’re all catchy, and they all make you wanna dance.
  13. I Only Wanna be With You – Hootie and the Blowfish – The 90’s are chock-full of amazingly catchy songs, and this one is no exception. I dare you not to sing along to every word.
  14. I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness – This sweet, yet goofy song that doesn’t take itself too seriously is a fun way to express your love for one another.
  15. thank u, next – Ariana Grande – Get all the single folks on the dancefloor for this one, and have them sing their hearts out.
  16. Cake by the Ocean – DNCE – You’d be hard-pressed to find a wedding playlist that doesn’t have this song on it in this day and age.
  17. We Found Love – Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – This song is the perfect blend of upbeat music, and love-centered lyrics.
  18. My House – Flo Rida – This is a chart-topping hit that never gets old, and will suede any guest to get up and dance.
  19. Yeah – Usher – This song needs no introduction. Mainly because I’m sure nearly everyone in your party has heard it before and agrees that it’s an absolute banger.
  20. Hey Ya! – OutKast – Every guest that grew up in the early 2000s will report to the dance floor immediately after this comes on.
  21. My Girl – The Temptations – This age-old classic is a crowd-pleaser. Not to mention, its popularity makes it easy to sing along to.
  22. Shut Up and Dance – WALK THE MOON – Do as the song says – shut up and dance along!
  23. U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer – Steer clear from the others on the dancefloor when this song drops; you might see a lot of Hammer time attempts.
  24. Get Lucky – Daft Punk – Daft Punk’s got the hits that get the crowd going.
  25. ABC – The Jackson Five – Gettin’ down to this funky song is as easy as “123.”
  26. Africa – TOTO – Love it or hate it, this guilty pleasure is sure to please the crowd.
  27. Truth Hurts – Lizzo – Any Lizzo song that is thrown into the mix will amplify your playlist immediately.
  28. Crazy in Love – Beyonce feat. Jay-Z – It’s the theme of the night after all. We might as well dance to it!
  29. Cha Cha Slide – Mr. C the Slide Man – It’s an easy dance to learn, and suitable for anyone. Get the crowd moving with an easy warm up.
  30. Jump Around – House of Pain – Another easy song to dance to. All you have to do is…jump around.