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Looking for the best songs for the Last Dance at your wedding reception? The following is a curated playlist of Last Dance song ideas that will fill your dance floor with smiling guests of all ages!

In order to pick the best Last Dance song, ask yourself two questions: Do I want to end the night with a slow song that everyone can dance to? Or do I want to end the night on a high note, with an uptempo song? Once you have answered those two questions, finding the right Last Dance song for your reception will be much easier.

For this music guide, I have compiled a list of Last Dance songs selected by my couples, as well as songs that I think would work well for ending the night. For the sake of variety, some of these picks are upbeat, while others are more suited for slow dancing. And some are perfect for a group sing-a-long.

Enjoy the Last Dance songs below, and as always, a Spotify playlist is included at the end for your listening enjoyment!

Last Updated: Winter 2020

Last Dance Songs:

a-ha – “Take On Me”

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AC/DC – “For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)”

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AC/DC – “Thunderstruck”

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AC/DC – “You Shook Me All Night Long”

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Aerosmith – “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing”

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Alanis Morissette – “Thank You”

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Alphaville – “Forever Young”

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American Authors – “Best Day Of My Life”

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Amos Lee – “Sweet Pea”

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Anne Murray – “Could I Have This Dance”

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The B 52’s – “Love Shack”

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Backstreet Boys – “I Want It That Way”

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The Beach Boys – “God Only Knows”

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The Beach Boys – “Kokomo”

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The Beach Boys  – “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”

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Beastie Boys – “Sabotage”

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The Beatles – “In My Life”

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The Beatles – “All You Need Is Love”

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The Beatles – “Hello, Goodbye”

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The Beatles – “Happy Just To Dance With You”

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The Beatles – “She Loves You”

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The Beatles – “With A Little Help From My Friends”

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Ben E. King – “Stand By Me”

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Ben Folds – “The Luckiest”

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Ben Webster – “There Is No Greater Love”

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Better Who – “Somebody Loves You”

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Beyoncé, JAY Z  – “Crazy In Love”

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Beyoncé – “Love On Top”

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Beyoncé – “XO”

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Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes – “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”

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Grover Washington, Jr., Bill Withers – “Just The Two Of Us”

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Billy Joel – “Piano Man”

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The Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”

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The Black Eyed Peas – “The Time (Dirty Bit)”

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blink-182 – “All The Small Things”

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Blue Swede – “Hooked On A Feeling”

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The Blues Brothers – “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love”

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Bob Marley & The Wailers – “One Love / People Get Ready”

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Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer”

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Brad Paisley – “Then”

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Brad Paisley – “Today”

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Brett Young – “In Case You Didn’t Know”

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Britney Spears – “…Baby One More Time”

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Britney Spears – “Toxic”

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Bruce Springstien – “Glory Days”

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Bruno Mars – “24k Magic”

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Bruno Mars – “Just The Way You Are”

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Bruno Mars – “Marry You”

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The Cardigans – “Lovefool”

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The Cars – “Just What I Needed”

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Cascada – “Evacuate The Dancefloor”

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The Chainsmokers – “Closer”

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Charlie Spivak – “For Sentimental Reasons”

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Chicago –  “Color My World”

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Chris Brown – “Forever”

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Chris Stapleton – “Tennessee Whiskey”

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The Clash – “Should I Stay Or Should I Go”

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Coldplay – “A Sky Full Of Stars”

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Cole Porter – “Let’s Do It, Fall In Love”

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Daft Punk – “One More Time”

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Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams – “Get Lucky”

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Dan + Shay – “From The Ground Up”

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Darius Rucker – “Wagon Wheel”

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Don McLean – “American Pie”

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Donna Summer – “Last Dance”

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Drake White – “The Best Is Yet To Come”

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Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

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Eddie Money – “Take Me Home Tonight”

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Elvis Presley – “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

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Eric Church – “Like Wrecking Ball”

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Etta James – “At Last”

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Faith Hill – “This Kiss”

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Firehouse – “Love Of A Lifetime”

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Fleetwood Mac – “Don’t Stop”

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Florence + The Machine – “Dog Days Are Over”

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Frank Sinatra – “Come Fly With Me”

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Frank Sinatra – “Let’s Get Lost”

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Frank Sinatra – “The Nearness Of You”

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Garth Brooks – “Friends In Low Places”

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Garth Brooks – “The Dance”

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George Strait – “I Cross My Heart”

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Green Day – “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)”

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Guns N’ Roses – “Sweet Child O’ Mine”

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Hot Chocolate – “You Sexy Thing”

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Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”

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The Jackson 5 – “ABC”

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Jason Mraz – “I Won’t Give Up”

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John Denver – “Take Me Home, Country Roads”

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John Legend – “All Of Me”

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John Mayer – “XO”

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Journey – “Don’t Stop Believin'”

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Katy Perry – “Teenage Dream”

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Kodaline – “High Hopes”

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Lee Brice – “I Don’t Dance”

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Luke Brian – “I Don’t Want This Night To End”

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Luke Combs – “Beautiful Crazy”

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Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Free Bird”

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Michael Buble – “Save The Last Dance For Me”

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Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”

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Neil Diamond – “Sweet Caroline”

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NSYNC – “Bye Bye Bye”

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OutKast – “Hey Ya”

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Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

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Ray Charles – “Hit The Road Jack”

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Rusted Boot – “Send Me On My Way”

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Semitonic – “Closing Time”

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Simple Minds – “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”

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Sister Sledge – “We Are Family”

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Taylor Swift – “Love Story”

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Thomas Rhett – “Die A Happy Man”

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Toto – “Africa”

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The Wanted – “Glad You Came”

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