After you’ve had your first dance, the wedding cake has been cut, the bouquet has been tossed, and all the other wedding reception festivities have had their moment, it’s time for the last dance. As much as you don’t want your wedding to end, you do want to give your guests a happy, lasting memory of that final spin around the dance floor. And when it comes to what song to play for that moment, you have many options to choose from.

Towards the end of the night the DJ will be building the dancefloor up to a big finale to remind everyone of how much fun the guests have been having all night. Depending on the brief from the client for this part of the evening, the DJ will be playing a bracket of songs that unify people by singing along loudly and creating a fun and inclusive atmosphere that everyone can feel a part of.  Even though, this has happened several times during a few hours of dancing, the finale is a memorable part of the night as well.

Last dance songs are songs to end the night. There are several ways to end the night. One is with a bang with upbeat party songs like “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas or “ Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris or “ Love Generation “ by Bob Sinclar as well “ One More Time” by Daft Punk.

It’s pretty hard to top the song “ I’ve Had the Time of My Life” by Bill medley and Jennifer Warnes from the Dirty Dancing Movie as couples or friends try to recreate the famous scene in the movie, which usually ends nothing like it, but it’s a lot of fun trying. There’s been a close contender for this honour with “You Make My Dreams Come True” by Hall & Oates making a quirky love song from the 80s a special song for another group of loved up guests.

The all in, sing as loud as you can “500 Miles “ by The Proclaimers or “ Mr Brightside” by The Killers  as well as “ You’re The Voice” by John Farnham and “Khe Sahn” by Cold Chisel is always a special moment to behold.  Enduring rock classics for all generations.

The sentimental favourites such as “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra and “December 1963 (Oh what a night)” by Franki Valli and the enduring power of “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles is always sure to bring everyone together one last time.  And no one can resist the disco vibe of “Blame It on the Boogie” by Michael Jackson.

A little bit sentimental and a whole lot of fun, these last dance song ideas are guaranteed to get you thinking about how to create the perfect musical end to your wedding.  What songs would you choose?

Our top 20 “final dancefloor songs” for your wedding

  1. (I’ve had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  2. 500 Miles – The Proclaimers.
  3. Marry You – Bruno Mars.
  4. The Horses – Daryl Braithwaite.
  5. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas.
  6. Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus.
  7. You’re The Voice – John Farnham.
  8. All Night Long – Lionel Richie.
  9. Oh What a Night (December 1963) – Franki Valli
  10. Mr Brightside – The Killers.
  11. You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates.
  12. Blame it on the Boogie – Michael Jackson.
  13. Twist and Shout – The Beatles.
  14. New York, New York – Frank Sinatra.
  15. You’ve Got The Love – Florence and the Machine.
  16. Angels – Robbie Williams.
  17. Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader.
  18. Khe Sahn – Cold Chisel
  19. Love Generation – Bob Sinclar
  20. Feel So Close – Calvin Harris