Popular Last Dance Wedding Songs To End The Night

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While compiling your wedding playlist, it is important not to forget the last dance songs for the wedding. There are many aspects to a wedding, and the end is just as important as any other part. And so you will have to decide if you want to go out with a bang, thereby using an upbeat song, or you want something more romantic and mellow.

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There are some tunes that make great wedding-ending songs. So, if you are searching for the best last dance wedding songs, we have a number that might work for you. After a successful wedding day, it is only right that you end on a beautiful note. Whether with a romantic number, or fun music that everyone can enjoy. A popular choice for last dance wedding songs is a slow song that helps wind everything down. Whatever your preference might be, we have a variety to help you find the perfect list of wedding closing songs.

Best Last Dance Wedding Songs

If you’ve had a great playlist throughout your wedding day, you wouldn’t want the end to be any different. There are lots of different types of love songs that would be perfect to end your wedding day on a most beautiful note. Here are a few suggestions.

  1. (I’ve had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
    “Now I’ve had the time of my life
    No, I never felt like this before
    Yes I swear it’s the truth…”
    This number from Dirty Dancing might be quite the nostalgic number for your guests.
  2. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
    “I have died every day, waiting for you
    Darling, don’t be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years…”
    This dreamy and romantic ballad would be great for the last dance song, but also as a first dance song as well.
  3. Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
    Woah, livin’ on a prayer
    Take my hand, we’ll make it I swear…”
    This much-loved anthem will have your guests partying until the very last minute.


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Upbeat Last Dance Wedding Songs

Romantic songs don’t always have to be slow. If you are looking to end the night with upbeat last dance songs for a wedding reception, here are a few you could try.

  1. Come on Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
    “Come on, Eileen, oh I swear (what he means)
    At this moment, you mean everything
    You in that dress, my thoughts I confess…”
    Loved by young and old alike, this song is a crowd-pleaser that will have your guests up on their feet and on the dance floor for one last round.
  2. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
    “Don’t stop believin’
    Hold on to the feelin’
    Streetlights, people…”
    A power ballad with a beat that keeps you on your feet, this is an ideal upbeat song to end the night with.
  3. Never Forget – Take That
    “We’ve come a long way
    But we’re not too sure where we’ve been
    Tudutu…”
    This vibrant tune is another crowd-pleaser. One that your guests would be hard-pressed to forget.


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Fun Last Dance Wedding Songs

Choices for end-of-wedding songs range from R&B songs, to pop, jazz, or even rock. You might even want a sing-along that everyone can join in, for this you would need fun last dance wedding songs.

  1. One Love – Bob Marley
    “One love, one heart
    Let’s get together and feel alright…”
    A great song to wind down the night and have your family and friends feeling alright.
  2. Hey Jude – The Beatles
    “Hey Jude, don’t make it bad
    Take a sad song and make it better..”
    An interesting song and timeless classic that your guests are sure to love and even sing along to.
  3. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
    “I’m a shooting star, leaping through the sky
    Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity
    I’m a racing car, passing by like Lady Godiva…”
    You’re all sure to have a good time with this fun and upbeat classic. One of the best songs to end a party.


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Slow Last Dance Songs

Slow dance songs are great if you desire a reflective and calm end to your special day. Allow us to provide some suggestions on some of the best last songs for weddings that will leave your guests happy and content.

  1. All You Need is Love – The Beatles
    All you need is love, love…”
    A timeless classic that most of your guests will know the words to, and enjoy.
  2. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
    “And I…
    Will always
    Love you, oohh”
    Even though it sings of a breakup, there is no denying the romance in this powerful all-time ballad.
  3. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
    “I see trees of green, red roses too
    I see them bloom for me and you”
    An unforgettable sultry tune that will help you end the night in the best way ever, in love.


The type of energy built through the day can determine the type of last dance wedding songs you choose. Either way, it should be something all your guests can enjoy at the moment, and remember your special day for.

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