Inspire Your Guests To Feel The Beat Of The Rhythm Of The Night
Shaking your groove thang – isn’t it the most fun part of any wedding you’ve ever been to? Conversely, haven’t weddings with less-than-amazing playlists annoyed you? If you are in the trenches of nuptial planning, give your burgeoning playlist a boost with these 25 dance-worthy songs. They’ll make even the non-dancers on your guest list want to shake it like no one’s watching!
For our purposes, “modern” dance songs are those from 1995 onward. Have fun, kittens!
Bruno and Mark’s head-bobbing turns in the ‘Uptown Funk’ video are hard to not to imitate. With fun and creative lyrics such as ‘I’m too hot (hot damn)/ Called a police and a fireman/ I’m too hot (hot damn)/ Make a dragon wanna retire man/ I’m too hot (hot damn)’, it’s hard not to smile, laugh, and bop-bop-bop the night away.
The first collaboration between Bey and Jay, this song is alllll about shaking thy booty. It’s also about being crazy in love. How’s that for a wedding day song to make everyone cheer and do the aforementioned shaking?
A little Backstreet Boys never hurt anybody, and if you and your friends grew up listening to these five heartthrobs, ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)’ is a must. This is extra important if you also grew up imitating the dance moves from the song’s famous monster-inspired video.
‘This woman is my destiny’ is one of the many dance-worthy lines in this 2015 hit from Walk The Moon. It’s all about shutting up and dancing the night away with your partner for life…as the song says, ‘We were bound to get together!’
Chris Brown’s iconic 2007 VMAs performance of ‘Wall To Wall’ was outstanding for a variety of reasons, including the insane jumping. While you don’t need to add trampolines to your wedding supply list, you can put this hit on your Spotify for a sweat-inducing good time.
You and your guests may not ‘brush your teeth both bottles of Jack’ like Ke$ha (the dental bills alone would be staggering), but that’s no reason not to add it to your wedding playlist. If you plan to party till you ‘see the sunlight,’ this hit is a necessity.
LMFAO just wants everyone to have a good time–and do to some serious party rocking. Bonus points if you learn the dance from the oh-so-cool video with your bridesmaids/groomsmen and impress the snarf out of everyone at your wedding.
11. Despacito, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
‘Cuz everytime we touch, I get this feeling, and everytime we kiss I reach for the sky/Can’t you feel my heart beat fast, I want this to last/Need you by my side’ is pretty darn wedding-appropriate. One of Cascade’s super-danceable hits, you’ll be running to the ze floor when this song comes on.
We’ve mentioned Chris Brown. We’ve mentioned Pitbull. Now we’re mentioning them together in this 2011 hit all about finding love (or at least lust) all around the globe. Will it make you dance? You betcha.
This song misses the 1995 cutoff by two years, but its status as a 90s classic makes it a worthy exception. Don’t be surprised if everyone on the dance floor shouts ‘Swing batta batta batta batta batta SWING!’
This Caribbean-inspired hit by Omi is another light and refreshing song that makes a welcome addition to any wedding playlist, especially with lyrics such as ‘Oh I think that I found myself a cheerleader/She is always right there when I need her’. Nice, right?
Are you inspired yet? Dancing around your living room to one or more of these songs? We sure hope so.