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70+ BEST Last Dance Wedding Songs To End The Night (Complete List)

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Are you looking for inspiration on the perfect final wedding song?

As the UK’s number 1 website for wedding band hire, we have the song lists of thousands of the most popular wedding musicians to help us put together this list that includes over 70 of the best songs to end a wedding.

Whether you want the last dance song at your wedding reception to be a heartfelt ballad full of intimacy for the romantics, or a big party song to get everyone dancing – our list has them all!

Follow our best last dance wedding songs Spotify playlist below!

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Check out our YouTube playlist to watch all the best last dance songs for weddings!

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1. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

If you were going to pick one song to end the night, you may as well make it last.

All 6 minutes of this iconic track are truly unforgettable. When the song was initially released in 1975, the internet didn’t even exist. At the time of writing this, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has now hit over 1 billion views on YouTube and is still one of the most popular songs ever! You can’t go wrong picking this one for your final wedding song.

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2. Best Day Of My Life – American Authors

Last dance wedding songs often encapsulate a relationship or even the wedding day itself with their lyrics.

This feel good track by American Authors can sum up a perfect wedding day in 5 words! Consider picking this song to end your wedding night if you want your guests to leave with smiles on faces.

3. I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons

This is a great end of wedding song for anyone that is considering a festival wedding theme.

We’ve spoken before about the popularity of folk wedding bands for barn and rustic weddings in the UK. Acoustic guitars, huge double basses and festival favourite hits make it the perfect opportunity to ask your band to perform this amazing Mumford style hit at your wedding.

4. Don't Look Back In Anger – Oasis

It isn’t a wedding party if you don’t sing Oasis at the top of your lungs at the end of the night.

This is a really safe option to end your wedding night on. You can guarantee all of your guests will be singing along to this song and it is a great way to finish any wedding reception.

5. Hero – Enrique Iglesias

There aren’t many better songs for a romantic slow dance at the end of your wedding.

Enrique Iglesias was certainly the heartthrob of many in the early 2000s. Latin pop had a good showing during these years with artists like Shakira and Ricky Martin also performing number 1 hits. Slow dance with your partner with this romantic pop ballad at the end of the night!

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6. Reach – S Club 7

Cheesy songs are always a fun way to end any wedding party.

Hearing an S Club 7 song is sure to create good vibes among your guests! Last dance wedding songs don’t have to be slow and boring ballads all the time. Old school or nostalgic songs can be the ideal music to choose during these moments.

7. Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus

This is a great encore song for any wedding band.

‘Teenage Dirtbag’ is one of the most popular cover band songs for musicians to perform. Some of our best party and wedding bands will even get the bride and groom up on stage to perform the middle 8 together!

8. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley

Above all else, this is just an amazing opportunity for a live Rickrolling at your wedding.

If you’re a couple with a good sense of humour and want to end your wedding night on a funny note, this YouTube phenomenon can be one of the best songs to end a wedding with.

9. Buck Rogers – Feeder

‘Buck Rogers’ is one of those songs that everyone knows but isn’t a super obvious wedding song choice when thinking of potential tracks to have at your party. Indie songs and rock tracks can be a really cool and unique last dance idea for couples.

10. Wonderwall – Oasis

When putting this list together, there were a handful of last dance songs that were included straight away. This is one of them.

The best end of the night wedding songs are those that act as a neat little ribbon to tie the day perfectly. ‘Wonderwall’ serves that purpose and is easily one of the most popular last dance songs!

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11. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper

‘Time After Time’ is a 1980s defining romantic ballad with all the right ingredients for the last song at a wedding. Both lyrically and musically, this song hits all the right points that you would look for here! There are so many good 80s songs to choose from and this is one of our favourites.

12. Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers

When considering final wedding songs, it can be a good idea to search for tracks that say something about you as a couple. If you and your partner make a great team and it’s you guys against the world, this can be a really romantic song to end on!

13. Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi

Lewis Capaldi has already had a big impact on the wedding entertainment industry, much like the Ed Sheeran effect years ago!

This one might be a really cool idea for the modern couples out there that are looking for a contemporary way to tie things off.

14. You Really Got Me – The Kinks

From the contemporary to the classic, The Kinks have a plethora of songs to choose from for your wedding.

‘You Really Got Me’ is an awesome love song from one of the best British bands of all time and also fitting for a last dance wedding song.

15. Mr. Brightside – The Killers

One of the best wedding songs period, especially in the UK.

It’s hard to pinpoint the reason for the UK’s obsession with ‘Mr Brightside’. Maybe the mix of upbeat music and misery drenched lyrics appeals to the current British zeitgeist.

Or maybe it’s just a certified banger.

Either way, picking this as your final wedding song is always going to go down well.

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16. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

For the 90s kids! If there’s one rap song that everyone knows the words to, this one has to be up there. If you want to take a nostalgic trip at the end of your wedding with one the biggest 90s defining theme songs, The Fresh Prince is the way to go.

17. (I've Had) The Time of My Life – Dirty Dancing

It doesn’t get more last dance than this! Show off your moves with this theme song from Dirty Dancing during the finale of your wedding party.

18. Crazy In Love – Beyoncé (ft. Jay Z)

Beyoncé and Jay Z are one of Hollywood’s power couples.

Crazy In Love is an awesome summer song, as well as one of the most popular alternative wedding songs for couples to choose for their wedding night! We love hearing R&B and pop songs at wedding receptions and this one always goes down well.

19. I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts

Another TV tune here and this time it’s the classic theme tune from hit sitcom, ‘Friends’.

We noticed wedding singers and bands start to include this in their sets a while ago as the demand for nostalgic 90s tunes at weddings was huge! This track in particular is a favourite from couples and a great end of night wedding song.

20. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) – Green Day

One of the best and most requested final wedding songs, even though it’s actually a break-up song!

The true meaning of ‘Good Riddance’ hasn’t stopped this seminal Green Day track from being a mainstay in wedding playlists for ceremonies, first dances and last dance songs. The song is still beautiful and is definitely a suitable way to end any wedding!

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21. Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams

As soon as your guests hear ‘I got my first real six-string’ ring out in full volume, you know you’ve got them! ‘Summer of 69’ is an awesome rock track to finish any celebration and works amazingly as an upbeat song to end the night.

22. All The Small Things – Blink 182

There’s nothing with a little bit of well place pop-punk at any wedding reception. ‘All The Small Things’ is one of the most well-known pop-punk hits to hear at weddings and is really cool and fun choice for a last wedding song.

23. Killing In The Name Of – Rage Against The Machine

A lot of party bands for hire will include this song by request only due to it’s explicit and heavy nature!

This amazing Rage Against The Machine track is one for the rock couples who want a massive mosh ending to their wedding night.

24. We Found Love – Rihanna (ft. Calvin Harris)

A really fun pop song by superstar Rihanna for any wedding party. This is another great track for telling the story of your relationship and encompassing everything together for a memorable last dance.

25. Hey Jude – The Beatles

“Naa na na na na na na, na na na na, hey Jude”.

Everyone knows the words. How can you not? Incite a massive group sing along with this classic anthem by The Beatles to end your wedding night!

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26. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston

Grab your partners hand for this one and enjoy one of the best 80s songs as your last wedding dance.

27. Save Tonight – Eagle-Eye Cherry

‘Save Tonight’ is such a feel-good tune to have as your final wedding song! This is one of those songs that can work really well before a wedding DJ set late in the night.

28. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

An amazing 60s song by Louis Armstrong for the couples that want a slow and romantic tune as their last wedding dance song.

29. Stand By Me – Ben E. King

A sign of things to come with this song! Celebrate your marriage with a vow to stand by each other through thick and thin.

30. Angels – Robbie Williams

A classic euphoric anthem to end the night with a bang.

If you’re looking to create a massive sing along moment at the end of your wedding, this last dance song is one of the top choices for couples. It’s slow enough to dance romantically to, well-known enough to get everyone singing and has those big moments that any wedding song needs.

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31. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Melancholy, beauty, sadness, comfort… ‘Chasing Cars’ manages to evoke so much emotion in just under 4 minutes and it has the ideal tempo for a romantic and memorable last dance song.

32. Enter Sandman – Metallica

Any heavy metal couples in the house? ‘Enter Sandman’ by Metallica could be the perfect way for a true rock couple to end their wedding night.

33. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran and weddings go together like milk and cookies. If you attend any wedding (especially in the UK), you are almost certain to hear an Ed Sheeran track at some point! This one is great at any time during the wedding day but is also a nice option for a last dance song.

34. Africa – Toto

At the end of the night, ‘Africa’ by Toto is such an awesome wedding song choice. No one will expect it but this track always goes down well.

35. Don't Stop Believin’ – Journey

One of the greatest songs ever written? Really, the only bad thing about this song is that it ends!

Fantastic intro, great lyrics and it has everything a final wedding song needs to get guests singing along at the top of their lungs.

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36. You’ve Got The Love – Florence & The Machine

Florence & The Machine have a knack of writing such memorable tracks. ‘You’ve Got The Love’ is a song that everyone will know and it works so well as a last dance!

37. American Pie – Don McLean

Sometimes music is the closest thing to a time machine we will have. ‘American Pie’ came out in the early 70s and is still culturally significant today.

38. Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

This song never gets old. Everyone is guaranteed to sing along to the chorus and it can really bring guests together at the end of your wedding night!

39. Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader

Upbeat last dance songs for your wedding are hard to come by. Sometimes you end up finding songs that are a little too romantic or slow for a big finale, ultimately bringing the mood down. ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ is a great choice for those wanting a bit of fun at the end of the night.

40. Everlong – Foo Fighters

‘Everlong’ is a really popular song choice at weddings and we’ve heard it performed in so many different ways.

If you are choosing this song for your last dance and have an acoustic wedding singer on hand, having them sing the acoustic version of this amazing Foo Fighters track is an incredible way to finish the evening.

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41. Don't Stop Me Now – Queen

Don’t want the night to end? This song is the best expression of how much you you’re your wedding night could last forever!

42. Somebody Told Me – The Killers

If you want to have The Killers as your last dance song but don’t want to go with Mr. Brightside as it’s too obvious, this one is an awesome shout.

43. Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet

This track is so timeless and has so much energy for an upbeat last dance wedding song!

44. Fell In Love With A Girl – The White Stripes

The White Stripes have so many great songs and ‘Seven Nation Army’ is often performed at events by musicians for hire, but ‘Fell In Love With A Girl’ is definitely the right choice for a last dance.

45. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith

A legendary classic rock ballad. It’s no surprise to see it become so popular over the years for last wedding dances.

The whole energy of this song is exactly what you’re looking for in a finale. The lyrics are absolutely perfect for a wedding and it’s soaring chorus will have everybody fully engaged.

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46. Town Called Malice – The Jam

From a time when British bands like The Clash and The Jam created songs that represented a movement against government and class divide, this era is simply unforgettable for great music. The tune is incredibly upbeat despite its bittersweet nature and goes down great at weddings.

47. Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s

The early 2000’s really did come out with amazing songs when you look back. This one is a little bit of a one hit wonder but it has everything a romantic last dance wedding song needs!

48. Champagne Supernova – Oasis

There are so many great Oasis tracks that can be heard at weddings at different parts of the day. ‘Champagne Supernova’ is one to end the night with for sure.

49. Dakota – Stereophonics

One of the best songs by the Welsh rock outfit and a favourite at weddings in the UK for sure.

50. At Last – Etta James

We have seen ‘At Last’ performed as both a really popular last dance song, but also as an aisle walk song over the years.

No matter how many times you hear this song, it can still send a shiver down your spine! Easily one of the most beautiful last dance wedding songs you can choose.

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51. Teenage Kicks – The Undertones

The frustration of your teenage years personified in less than 3 minutes. A great upbeat song for your wedding finale.

52. My Girl – The Temptations

One of our favourite 60s songs on this list and romantic option for your final wedding song.

53. Hey, Soul Sister – Train

This bop never gets old! The rhythm, the lyrics and the upbeat music is sure to make your guests feel good at the end of your wedding night.

54. Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon

The volume has to go to 11 when this banger from Kings Of Leon comes on. The chorus is iconic to say the least and everyone is guaranteed to join in!

55. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

‘Sweet Caroline’ is a classic for crowd participation. You can’t not sing the “ba ba ba” part after the words “Sweet Caroline” in the chorus, even though in the original it’s actually done by horns!

If you want a rowdy end to your wedding night with as many people involved as possible, this song is a top choice.

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56. Ho Hey – The Lumineers

The authentic and rustic folk style vibe has grown at weddings massively when it comes to function bands for hire. A lot of bands have this song in their set now and it can be a good wind down at the end of a wedding reception.

57. Love Shack – The B-52’s

‘Love Shack’ is definitely a quirky selection. It’s one of those odd songs that you either love or just can’t stand! Either way, we think it’s a really cool one to have at the end.

58. It Must Be Love – Madness

Whether you choose the original version by Labi Siffre, or the more popular cover of the song by Madness, this is a wonderful last song at a wedding.

59. Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Get funky to end the night! Cover bands of all styles can pull this one off and it’s a really entertaining way to finish your wedding.

60. Valerie – Mark Ronson (ft. Amy Winehouse)

Mark Ronson has been making hits with huge names for years. This song really put Amy Winehouse on the map, as well as being a masterpiece in its own right!

Originally recorded by English rock band The Zutons, this cover is even more well known than the original and is a perfect wedding party closing track.

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61. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye

When Marvin Gaye released this song, little did he know that he would be the indirect father of thousands of kids. The opening tune might be the sexiest 3 seconds you can hear, and it can be a provocative way to end a wedding reception!

62. Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis

This one is pretty ‘laddy’ but it can be a great laugh at UK weddings if you want a mass group sing along at the end.

63. (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) – Beastie Boys

The Beastie Boys fought, and possibly died for your right to party. Don’t let it go to waste and do them proud at your celebration!

64. I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys

If you have an indie band at your wedding party, they will likely include this song somewhere in their set. Ending with it is a great way to keep the party going late into the night!

65. Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon

A modern song with such a timeless vibe.

This 80s inspired pop hit by Walk The Moon has become a wedding song standard over the years. It’s lyrics, energy and light-hearted vibes make it pretty much perfect for a last dance.

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66. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

If you partner has brown eyes, this fantastic song by Van Morrison has to be in consideration for your wedding party.

67. Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons

A lot of the top bands perform this nowadays at weddings, but if you’ve hired a folky boho band then this one can be a great set ender.

68. Are You Ready For Love – Elton John

Easily one of Elton John’s best songs. A classic track that you and your wedding guests will absolutely want to dance to!

69. We Are Family – Sister Sledge

Obviously you will want to have your last dance with your new husband or wife… but why not celebrate with the whole family?

70. I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness

If this came out in the 70s or 80s, no one would question it!

Whether they intended to or not, British glam rock outfit The Darkness created one of the most fun and catchy rock love songs back in 2003. If you are on the hunt for a fun last dance wedding song, this could well be it.

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71. 500 Miles – The Proclaimers

We love that ‘500 Miles’ is so popular at weddings. An unlikely love song from Scottish music duo The Proclaimers and a really upbeat end of wedding song!

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