All the best wedding parties end with a packed out dancefloor full of smiling guests strutting their funky stuff late into the night. Classic pop hits are the perfect crowd pleasers to get your guests of all ages moving, especially after a few drinks of prosecco!

Here at The Wedding Secret we can’t think of a more magnificent sight than all those guests moving as one in complete unity, acting out the dance-moves to a particular pop-song.

If you want to recreate this glorious phenomenon on your big day, we’ve compiled a list of our Top 10 Songs With Dance Routines. Add some or all of these numbers to your reception playlist, and spontaneous moments of synchronised beauty will be guaranteed, you will feel like you are in your own flash mob!

Macarena – Los Del Rio

Created in 1993, working out the lyrics might be difficult but the signature repetitive dance-moves are so well-known that even Great Aunt Ethel will be moving her hips in time! This song was actually about a woman who cheats on a her boyfriend whilst he was in the army – so, on reflection, perhaps this isn’t the most romantic monogamous song to perform at a wedding but the catchy lyrics and the moves overlook this!

Oops Upside Your Head – The Gap Band

A bizarre dance-routine that involves revellers sitting in lines on the floor and pretending to row a boat. It might have nothing to do with the song but it is a lot of fun.

Saturday Night – Whigfield

This ‘90s classic spent 4 weeks at No 1 after mercifully dethroning Wet Wet Wet’s “Love Is All Around.” The dance-moves are easy but might take a bit of re-learning!

Time Warp – The Rocky Horror Show

You can’t fail to get this one right – the moves are called out during the chorus. Be careful, though, when performing a pelvic thrust unattended!

YMCA – Village People

You’d think this would be easy, but we’ve lost count of the number of backward ‘C’s we’ve witnessed.

Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker

A real old favourite, your Mum and Auntie will love reliving their youth whilst jiving along to Chubby Checker.


Cha-Cha Slide – DJ Casper

Another where the dance-moves form the lyrics of the songs. However, it’s not safe to assume everybody will know how to ‘Criss-Cross’ and we’ve yet to see a convincing ‘Cha-Cha’.

Jump Around – House Of Pain

Even your Dad will get this one. “Jump, Jump, Jump, Jump…”

The Locomotion – Kylie Minogue

Revived by Kylie for her first international hit, Little Eva’s 1960’s classic is still well-known today. “Come on baby, do the locomotion…”


The Hokey Cokey – Traditional

A children’s party favourite, everybody learnt the moves to the Hokey Cokey at nursery school – a bit of nostalgia that will go down well towards the end of the night!

These are merely our favourite songs with dance-routines that would be an appropriate part of your wedding music. We are sure you will have many alternative suggestions – please leave them in the space below!

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    1. Maybe not at the ceremony but Rock music can often play a big part during the reception or the evening celebration.

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