100+ Songs to Include on Your Reception Playlist

A DJ at a wedding reception with people on the dance floor.

After the delicious dinner has been served and a few toasts are complete, it’s time to let your hair down and party! While the pomp and circumstance of a traditional wedding is appreciated by many, the majority of wedding guests look forward to the reception portion of the day the most—and for good reason. Everyone loves to dance, or at least listen, to some amazing music whether it’s old wedding standards or the latest tunes. So when it comes to creating your reception playlist, keep a good mix of oldies but goodies as well as what’s trending now. You also want to balance the slow ballads with the some rousing anthems, too. Sound complicated? No sweat. We rounded up the best songs, from the first dance to the last dance of the night, that you have to include on your reception playlist.

  1. Love on the Brain – Rihanna
  2. Dancing Queen – ABBA
  3. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  4. Marry Me – Train
  5. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  6. Marry You – Bruno Mars
  7. You’re Still the One – Shania Twain
  8. Lucky – Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
  9. Despacito – Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee
  10. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  11. You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  12. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
  13. Havana – Camila Cabello
  14. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  15. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  16. Everything I Do (I Do it For You) – Bryan Adams
  17. I Like Me Better – Lauv
  18. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  19. I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
  20. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  21. Mr. Brightside – The Killers
  22. Waiting for Tonight – Jennifer Lopez
  23. Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
  24. It’s Gonna Be Me – NSYNC
  25. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  26. Crazy in Love – Beyoncé and Jay-Z
  27. Get Lucky – Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers
  28. That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
  29. Baby – Justin Bieber
  30. Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
  31. Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
  32. Can’t Stop the Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
  33. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
  34. Take On Me – A-Ha
  35. Love Story – Taylor Swift
  36. Backstreet’s Back – Backstreet Boys
  37. Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
  38. Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  39. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
  40. Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
  41. I Want You Back – The Jackson 5
  42. Your Body Is a Wonderland – John Mayer
  43. Sugar – Maroon 5
  44. Happy! – Pharrell Williams
  45. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
  46. Africa – Toto
  47. Meant to Be – Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line
  48. U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
  49. Boot Scootin’ Boogie – Brooks & Dunn
  50. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  51. Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex
  52. Save the Last Dance – The Drifters
  53. Copperhead Road – Steve Earle
  54. Roar – Katy Perry
  55. Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
  56. Jumpin’ Jumpin’ – Destiny’s Child
  57. I Cross My Heart – George Strait
  58. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  59. Honey Bee – Blake Shelton
  60. None of Your Business – Salt-N-Pepa
  61. Give Me Everything – Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
  62. We Found Love – Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
  63. Hey Ya! – Outkast
  64. Dear Mama – 2Pac
  65. Ho Hey – Lumineers
  66. Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
  67. At Last – Etta James
  68. Come Away With Me – by Norah Jones
  69. Conga – Gloria Estefan
  70. Everything – Michael Bublé
  71. Bad Reputation – Joan Jett
  72. The Keeper of the Stars – Tracy Byrd
  73. Because You Loved Me – Céline Dion
  74. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  75. You Had Me From Hello – Kenny Chesney
  76. Southbound – Carrie Underwood
  77. Man! I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain
  78. Amazed – Lonestar
  79. Wannabe – Spice Girls
  80. Senorita – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
  81. The Git Up – Blanco Brown
  82. Forever Young – Bob Dylan
  83. Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
  84. XO – Beyoncé
  85. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
  86. Superfly – Curtis Mayfield
  87. Starships – Nicki Minaj
  88. Lover – Taylor Swift
  89. I’m Kissing You – Des’ree
  90. Choose You – Sara Bareilles
  91. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
  92. Father and Daughter – Paul Simon
  93. God Only Knows – Beach Boys
  94. You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me – John Mayer
  95. Thank You Mom – Good Charlotte
  96. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
  97. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
  98. All of Me – John Legend
  99. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  100. Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin
  101. My Girl – The Temptations
  102. Party in the U.S.A – Miley Cyrus
  103. September – Earth, Wind & Fire
  104. Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake
  105. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole

With these songs, you’re sure to get everyone to their feet and make some lasting memories.

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