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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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.
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!
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
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!
11. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
12. Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers
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.
16. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
17. (I've Had) The Time of My Life – Dirty Dancing
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
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!
21. Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
22. All The Small Things – Blink 182
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)
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!
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
28. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
29. Stand By Me – Ben E. King
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.
31. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
32. Enter Sandman – Metallica
33. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
34. Africa – Toto
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.
36. You’ve Got The Love – Florence & The Machine
37. American Pie – Don McLean
38. Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
39. Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
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.
41. Don't Stop Me Now – Queen
42. Somebody Told Me – The Killers
43. Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
44. Fell In Love With A Girl – The White Stripes
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.
46. Town Called Malice – The Jam
47. Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
48. Champagne Supernova – Oasis
49. Dakota – Stereophonics
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.
51. Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
52. My Girl – The Temptations
53. Hey, Soul Sister – Train
54. Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
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.
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
58. It Must Be Love – Madness
59. Superstition – Stevie Wonder
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.
61. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
62. Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
63. (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) – Beastie Boys
64. I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
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.
66. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
67. Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
68. Are You Ready For Love – Elton John
69. We Are Family – Sister Sledge
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.