Last Dance & Exit Songs For Weddings

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In need of Last Dance & Exit Songs for your wedding to add to your wedding songs list?

After what is sure to have been the best day of your life, you will want to end in style! The last song of the reception is one of the most important wedding music decisions to make.

image reads "last dance and exit songs" and shows a married couple happily exiting the dance floor at their wedding.

It rounds off the day’s events and lets your guests know it’s time to leave! Your exit song is the last memory of the day, so pick something meaningful that reflects the joy you are feeling.

Exit Songs For Your Wedding

There are two directions you can go with your last song..


The majority of couples tend to pick something fun and upbeat for their exit music. It should be something which is celebratory and gets everybody dancing. You may want to include something with memorable lyrics or a dance routine to get everyone joining in.

Here are some of our top picks:

1. Dirty Dancing Theme- (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes- The lyrics make sense for the last song, and everyone knows the words.

2. Happy- Pharrell- One of the ultimate feel-good pop songs!

3. Don’t Stop Me Now- Queen- Always a crowd-pleaser

4. Forever- Chris Brown- Made popular for weddings by the sitcom ‘The Office’

5. Love On Top- Beyonce- Anything by Beyonce works well if you are looking for a party vibe

6. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston- Guaranteed to get everybody up on the dancefloor

7. Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake- This song always works well to uplift the atmosphere 

8. Sugar – Maroon 5- Maroon 5’s video for their hit Sugar showed them surprising couples on their wedding day, so no wonder it is such a popular choice!

List of Last Dance Songs For Wedding

  1. “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake
  2. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
  3. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston
  4. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
  5. “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon
  6. “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey
  7. “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond
  8. “Dancing Queen” by ABBA
  9. “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas
  10. “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire

  1. “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins
  2. “Shout” by The Isley Brothers
  3. “Yeah!” by Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris
  4. “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
  5. “All of Me” by John Legend
  6. “Love Shack” by The B-52’s
  7. “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith
  8. “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang
  9. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
  10. “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi

  1. “Stayin’ Alive” by Bee Gees
  2. “Crazy in Love” by Beyonce feat. Jay-Z
  3. “Electric Boogie” by Marcia Griffiths
  4. “The Twist” by Chubby Checker
  5. “YMCA” by The Village People
  6. “Wannabe” by Spice Girls
  7. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
  8. “Cake by the Ocean” by DNCE
  9. “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred
  10. “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers

  1. “Party in the U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus
  2. “Hot in Herre” by Nelly
  3. “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” by Will Smith
  4. “SexyBack” by Justin Timberlake
  5. “Let’s Get It Started” by Black Eyed Peas
  6. “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles
  7. “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham!
  8. “Macarena” by Los Del Rio
  9. “Time of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  10. “Hey Ya!” by Outkast

  1. “Love on Top” by Beyonce
  2. “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
  3. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley
  4. “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson
  5. “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
  6. “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC
  7. “Jump” by Van Halen
  8. “Don’t Stop the Music” by Rihanna
  9. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
  10. “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.


Some couples prefer to have more of an intimate, low-key last dance, although this is completely down to personal preference. If this is your choice, pick something slower and more romantic. 

You may even wish to have your last dance on your wedding day as a private affair. Let your DJ know in advance so he can instruct the guests to vacate the dancefloor at the right time.

Here are some of our top picks:

1. What A Wonderful World- Louis Armstrong – A popular choice for both first & last dances at weddings

2. Angels- Robbie Williams – Be prepared for some terrible attempts at hitting those high notes!

3. I Will Always Love You- Whitney Houston – The ultimate romantic power ballad

4. Just The Two Of Us – Ideal for a laidback end to your wedding

5. A Thousand Miles- Christina Perri – Made even more popular by the Twilight movies, this song is now a wedding classic.

6. Can’t Help Falling In Love- Elvis – A perfect love song if you are looking for something sentimental

7. I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing- Aerosmith – An alternative romantic song should the couple prefer rock music to classic 

Romantic Exit Songs For Your Wedding

  1. “At Last” by Etta James
  2. “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers
  3. “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne
  4. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley
  5. “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
  6. “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith
  7. “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge
  8. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
  9. “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton
  10. “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green

  1. “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
  2. “When You Say Nothing at All” by Alison Krauss
  3. “When I Fall in Love” by Nat King Cole
  4. “All of Me” by John Legend
  5. “The Power of Love” by Celine Dion
  6. “Amazed” by Lonestar
  7. “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones
  8. “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts
  9. “Everything” by Michael Bublé
  10. “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

  1. “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain
  2. “Have I Told You Lately” by Van Morrison
  3. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
  4. “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz
  5. “Something” by The Beatles
  6. “Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley
  7. “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
  8. “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole
  9. “Marry Me” by Train
  10. “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran.

As you prepare for your wedding day, don’t forget to think about the music that will accompany your last dance or exit!

Whether you want a romantic slow dance or a high-energy party song, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Get ready to dance the night away and make your wedding day truly unforgettable with these perfect last dance or exit song options!

Sara, a seasoned expert in wedding planning and date ideas, brings a wealth of experience to our couples blog. With a background in the television industry and hands-on involvement in a dozen weddings, including working as a wedding assistant on "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera," Sara has an innate understanding of the magic that makes weddings truly special. Growing up with four sisters has given her unique insights into the dating world, making her a go-to source for practical and heartfelt dating advice. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make her the perfect guide for couples seeking to infuse their relationships with creativity and love.

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