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Participation & Line Dance


Participation & line dance songs, also known as group dance songs, are often played early on in the open dancing period of a wedding reception to get the entire group of family and friends on the dance floor. These songs can also invoke a conga line, a soul train, a game of limbo, rows of line dancing, a giant dance circle, and much more. While some songs are more simplistic—like the “Cha Cha Slide”—some line dances, especially of the country variety, can be quite complicated and take time to learn the appropriate steps.

Participation & Line Dance songs can also be perceived as cheesy and overplayed. It is up to each couple to decide if the group dance songs should be played at their wedding reception, or added to their Do Not Play list.

Participation & Line Dance Songs:

Alan Jackson – “Chattahoochee”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Alan Jackson – “Good Time”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Baauer – “Harlem Shake”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Big & Rich (feat. Gretchen Wilson) – “Fake I.D.”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Billy Ray Cyrus – “Achy Breaky Heart”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Brooks & Dunn – “Boot Scootin’ Boogie”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Cali Swag District – “Teach Me How To Dougie”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Chubby Checker – “Limbo Rock”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Cupid – “Cupid Shuffle”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

E.U. – “Da Butt”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Emeralds – “The Chicken Dance”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Grand Funk Railroad – “The Loco-Motion”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

GS Boyz – “Stanky Legg”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

The Isley Brothers – “Shout!”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

J. Dash – “Wop”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Little Eva – “The Locomotion”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Little Texas – “God Blessed Texas”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Los Del Rio – “The Macarena (Bayside Boys Remix)”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Luke Bryan – “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Marcia Griffiths – “The Electric Boogie (Electric Slide)”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Miami Sound Machine & Gloria Estefan – “Conga”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Mr. C (aka DJ Casper) – “The Cha Cha Slide”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

The O’Jays – “Love Train”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Psy – “Gangnam Style”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Quad City DJ’s – “C’Mon N’ Ride It (The Train)”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Ray Anthony – “The Bunny Hop”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Ray Anthony – “The Hokey Pokey”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Rednex – “Cotton Eye Joe”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Shania Twain – “Any Man of Mine”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Silento – “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Soulja Boy – “Crank That (Soulja Boy)”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Steve Earle – “Copperhead Road”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Stevie Wonder – “My Eyes Don’t Cry”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Sugarhill Gang – “Apache (Jump On It)”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Tracy Byrd – “Watermelon Crawl”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

DJ Unk – “Walk It Out”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Van McCoy – “The Hustle”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

V.I.C. – “Wobble”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

Village People – “Y.M.C.A”  |  Amazon MP3 · iTunes

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