The Ultimate Wedding Last Dance Song List

Last Dance Songs Wedding List Ideas

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With so many decisions to make about your wedding music, the last song of the evening can so often be overlooked. Your first dance and ceremony songs are usually very personal to you as a couple, but when it comes to the last song of the evening, there’s more room to be adventurous with your choice! Whether it’s an epic singalong, romantic oldie or a bouncing rocker to end with a bang, it will no doubt be a moment that you and your guests will never forget.

We enlisted the help of 50 wedding bands and DJs across the UK and asked them to send us their most popular last dance songs from the past 12 months. So, form a circle and get those arms in the air, it’s time to warm up those vocal cords…


Epic Singalongs


Last Dance Songs Wedding List Ideas

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Hey Jude – The Beatles | LISTEN

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen | LISTEN

One Day Like This – Elbow | LISTEN

Champagne Supernova – Oasis | LISTEN

You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones | LISTEN

American Pie – Don McLean | LISTEN

Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd | LISTEN

Anything for Love – Meatloaf | LISTEN



More Classic Singalong


Last Dance Songs Wedding List Ideas

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Never Forget – Take That | LISTEN

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond | LISTEN

My Way – Frank Sinatra | LISTEN

Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis | LISTEN

Daydream Believer – The Monkees | LISTEN

Lean on Me – Bill Withers | LISTEN

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles | LISTEN

Wonderwall – Oasis | LISTEN

Angels – Robbie Williams | LISTEN





Last Dance Songs Wedding List Ideas

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Marry You – Bruno Mars | LISTEN

Best Day Of My Life – American Authors | LISTEN

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson / Bruno Mars | LISTEN

You’ve got The Love – Florence + The Machine | LISTEN

Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran | LISTEN

Hold Back The River – James Bay | LISTEN

Marry Me – Train | LISTEN

Mr Brightside – The Killers | LISTEN

Ho Hey – The Lumineers | LISTEN

Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance) – Green Day | LISTEN

24k Magic – Bruno Mars | LISTEN

Hey, Soul Sister – Train | LISTEN

Make You Feel My Love – Adele | LISTEN

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri | LISTEN

Yellow – Coldplay | LISTEN


Rock Anthems


Last Dance Songs Wedding List Ideas

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Don’t Stop Believing – Journey | LISTEN

Always – Bonjovi | LISTEN

Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams | LISTEN

Baba O’Riley – The Who | LISTEN

Purple Rain – Prince | LISTEN

Livin’ on a Prayer – Bonjovi | LISTEN

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith | LISTEN

Sweet Child o’ Mine – Guns ‘n’ Roses | LISTEN

Rocking All Over the World – Status Quo | LISTEN




Last Dance Songs Wedding List Ideas

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John Legend – All Of Me | LISTEN

I Will Always love You – Whitney Houston | LISTEN

(I’ve had) The Time of my Life – Dirty Dancing | LISTEN

In My Life – The Beatles | LISTEN

Grow Old With You – Wedding Singer Soundtrack | LISTEN

You’re My Best Friend – Queen | LISTEN

Stand by Me – Ben E. King | LISTEN

Endless Love – Lionel Richie, Diana Ross | LISTEN

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton | LISTEN

Donna Summer – Last Dance | LISTEN

Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love | LISTEN

I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder | LISTEN

God Only Knows – The Beach Boys | LISTEN

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol | LISTEN


Upbeat Classics


Last Dance Songs Wedding List Ideas

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Jonny B Goode – Chuck Berry | LISTEN

Shout – The Isley Brothers | LISTEN

I’ll Be There For You -The Rembrandts | LISTEN

Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations | LISTEN

Sister Sledge – We Are Family | LISTEN

Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen | LISTEN

Happy – Pharrell Williams | LISTEN

Disco 2000 – Pulp | LISTEN


Humorous (or just a little bit silly!)


Last Dance Songs Wedding List Ideas

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(I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles – The Proclaimers | LISTEN

Come on Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners | LISTEN

Fresh Prince of Bel Air – Theme tune | LISTEN

Maniac – BOF Flashdance | LISTEN

Jump Around – House of Pain | LISTEN

Do The Conga – Black Lace | LISTEN

Boom Shake The Room – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince | LISTEN

Grease Megamix – John Travolta / Olivia Newton | LISTEN

King of the Swingers – Jungle Book | LISTEN

YMCA – Village People | LISTEN


Swing, Hollywood and Movie Soundtracks


Last Dance Songs Wedding List Ideas

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New York New York – Frank Sinatra | LISTEN

Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight | LISTEN

Fly me to the moon – Frank Sinatra | LISTEN

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong | LISTEN

Mack The Knife – Frank Sinatra | LISTEN

They Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra | LISTEN

Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra | LISTEN


Alternative Rockers


Last Dance Songs Wedding List Ideas

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Song 2 – Blur | LISTEN

Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana | LISTEN

Killing in the Name – Rage Against the Machine | LISTEN

Paranoid – Black Sabbath | LISTEN

Nothing else Matters – Metallica | LISTEN

All the Small Things – Blink 182 | LISTEN

Feeder – Buck Rodgers | LISTEN



This feature was written by Adam at Bands For Hire

Bands For Hire represent a broad and diverse range of wedding bands throughout the UK, from Swing, Rock ’n’ Roll and Soul to Indie, Pop and Rock, there’s something for the whole family. As well as bands for evening entertainment we also work with String Quartets, Harpists, Jazz Bands and Solo performers suitable for Ceremony and Drinks Reception background music.


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