Dance Fever! Great Songs to Get Your Guests Dancing


A first dance with your new husband is a special and romantic time, but when you’re finished you want your guests to get out on the dance floor.  More importantly, you want them to stay on the dance floor. One bad song can send everyone to the bar, never to return again.  There are songs we all know you should never play at your wedding: The Chicken Dance, The Macarena, etc.  It’s also good to stay away from heavy metal, gangsta rap and, according to DJs, Dave Matthews. (You can’t really dance to it.) You’re looking for songs that appeal to everyone, from your college friends to your elderly Aunt June.  I have come up with 20 songs — both classic and modern — that will get everyone on the dance floor and keep them there.

  1. “Celebration,” by Kool & The Gang
  2. “Good Feeling,” by Flo Rida
  3. “I Gotta Feeling,” by The Black Eyed Peas
  4. “Brown Eyed Girl,” by Van Morrison
  5. “Dynamite,” by Taio Cruz
  6. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” by Queen
  7. “Zoot Suit Riot,” By Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
  8. “Let’s Groove,” by Earth, Wind & Fire
  9. “What Makes You Beautiful,” by One Direction
  10. “Freedom ’90,” by George Michael
  11. “ABC,” by The Jackson 5
  12. “Marry You,” by Bruno Mars
  13. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” by Whitney Houston
  14. “Bust A Move,” by Young MC
  15. “Love Shack,” by The B-52′s
  16. “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” by Beyonce
  17. “Pon De Replay,” by Rihanna
  18. “Dancing On The Ceiling,” by Lionel Richie
  19. “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La Da,” by The Beatles
  20. "Burning Love,” by Elvis Presley