34 Funny Last Dance Wedding Songs

Send your guests home smiling -- try wrapping up your wedding reception with a laugh.
by The Knot

As American writer and humorist Josh Billings once said, "Pyrotechnically considered, laughing is the fireworks of the soul." We've collected a list of songs from DJs and bandleaders across the land that, when played at evening's end, will most likely have your guests in stitches (or at least spark a smile.) Knot Note: Many of these pieces have been performed by other artists. We've chosen our favorite versions.


1. "As Time Goes By" (Ingrid Bergman/Dooley Wilson)

2. "Hokey Pokey" (Ray Anthony)

3. "Last Waltz" (Englebert Humperdinck)

4. "Making Whoopee" (Eddie Cantor)

5. "New York, New York" (Frank Sinatra)

6. "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" (Ann-Margret or Louis Armstrong)

7. "See You Later Alligator" (Bill Hailey & His Comets)

8. "Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye" (Dean Martin or Tony Bennett)

9. "When I'm Sixty-Four" (The Beatles)

Classic R&B/Soul

10. "Don't Leave Me This Way" (Thelma Houston or Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes)

11. "Hit the Road Jack" (Buster Poindexter or Ray Charles)

12. "Let's Get It On" (Marvin Gaye)

13. "We Are Family" (Sister Sledge)

Classic Pop/Rock

14. "Copacabana" (Barry Manilow)

15. "Da Doo Ron Ron" (Frank Alamo or Shaun Cassidy)

16. "I've Had The Time Of My Life" (Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes)

17. "Star-Spangled Banner" (Jimi Hendrix)

18. "Stuck In The Middle With You" (Stealer's Wheel)

19. "The End" (The Doors)

20. "Trashy Women" (Confederate Railroad)

21. "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" (The Animals)

22. "You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful And You're Mine)" (Ringo Starr)


23. "Bye Bye Bye" ('N Sync)

24. "Closing Time" (Semisonic)

25. "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" (Green Day)

26. "Goodbye" (The Spice Girls)

27. "Happiness In Slavery" (Nine Inch Nails)

28. "Happy Trails" (Van Halen or Roy Rogers and Dale Evans)

29. "Send Me On My Way" (Rusted Root)

30. "The Distance" (Cake)

31. "Who Let the Dogs Out" (Baha Men)


32. "Friends In Low Places" (Garth Brooks)

33. "Rocky Mountain High" (John Denver)

34. "Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw" (Jimmy Buffet)

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