Top 20 Songs for Your Wedding Reception

With a good friend getting married in just a few short weeks (that we can’t wait to capture photo and video for!), we were asked recently to come up with a list of our top 20 songs for wedding receptions.

Nothing will kill the vibe of your wedding faster than a bad song selection, wether you have a DJ or a band … and so, for fun, we decided we’d share our favorites.

This is our list of the songs that we see get people out on the dance floor every time we capture a wedding. These are the songs that tempt us to put down our cameras and dance alongside you … the songs that have us busting a move on the sidelines as we capture your guests. These are the songs that we come home repeating in our head for the next 24 hours.


  1. “I wanna dance with somebody” – Whitney Houston
  2. “I love you always forever” – Betty Who
  3. “Funky Cold Medina” – Tone Loc
  4. “Wannabe” – Spice Girls
  5. “I’m gonna be” – The Proclaimers
  6. “Hey Ya!” – OutKast
  7. “Love Shack” – The B-52’s”
  8. “Jump Around” – House of Payne
  9. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” – Cyndi Lauper
  10. “It’s Tricky” – Run-DMC
  11. “Dancing Queen” – Abba
  12. “You Shook Me All Night Long” – AC/DC
  13. “Respect” – Aretha Franklin
  14. “Footloose” – Kenny Loggins
  15. “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” – Michael Jackson
  16. “Kiss” – Prince
  17. “Come On Eileen” – Dexys Midnight Runners
  18. “Crazy In Love” – Beyonce
  19. “The Sign” – Ace of Base
  20. “Let Me Clear My Throat” – DJ Kool


*Disclaimer: While David’s background is in music and we love good music, we do not claim to be professional DJ’s and highly recommend you defer to the band or DJ you hired for your wedding.