Dance All Night Long to 90 of the Best Wedding After-Party Songs

Keep the celebration going with these hot hits.
chapelle johnson the knot associate editor
Chapelle Johnson
chapelle johnson the knot associate editor
Chapelle Johnson
Associate Editor
  • Chapelle writes articles for The Knot Worldwide. She covers all things wedding-related and has a personal interest in covering celebrity engagements and fashion.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Chapelle was an editorial intern for Subvrt Magazine.
  • Chapelle has a degree in English writing from Loyola University New Orleans.
Updated Jan 18, 2023

Keep the good times flowing by hosting a fun post-reception celebration and playing some of the top wedding after-party songs. This event allows you to truly unwind and let loose with your loved ones. However, a solid after-party song list is key to keeping everyone out on the dance floor. Be sure to fill your after-party playlist with popular dance tracks. These can include everything from '80s classics to more modern bops. Next, after you've finalized your after-party playlist, be sure to forward the request(s) to your wedding band or DJ—or whichever one of your friends is in charge of the tunes that night—so they can add your song preferences into their lineup.

So, whether you prefer nostalgia-inducing hits from OutKast or more contemporary favorites like Ariana Grande, we've got you covered. Keep reading for 90 must-have songs for your wedding after-party.

In this article:

The Best Partying Songs

Creating the ultimate wedding after-party song list doesn't have to be a difficult task. To help get you on the right track, we gathered the top party songs to put on your playlist.

1. "After Party," by Don Toliver

    Lyrics you'll love: "Okay, I pull up, hop out at the after party / You and all your friends, yeah, they love to get naughty"

    2. "Hey Ya!," by OutKast

      Lyrics you'll love: "My baby don't mess around / Because she loves me so, and this I know for sure (Uh) / But does she really wanna / But can't stand to see me walk out the door? (Ah)"

      3. "Shut Up and Dance," by WALK THE MOON

        Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, don't you dare look back / Just keep your eyes on me / I said, 'You're holding back'/ She said, 'Shut up and dance with me"

        4. "Can't Feel My Face," by The Weeknd

          Lyrics you'll love: "I can't feel my face when I'm with you / But I love it, but I love it, oh"

          5. "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)," by Backstreet Boys

            Lyrics you'll love: "Everybody, yeah / Rock your body right / Backstreet's back, alright!"

            6. "Drunk In Love," by Beyoncé & Jay-Z

              Lyrics you'll love: "Drunk in love / We be all night / Last thing I remember is our beautiful bodies grindin' up in that club"

              7. "Get Lucky," by Daft Punk & Pharrell

                Lyrics you'll love: "We've come too far / To give up who we are / So let's raise the bar / And out cups to the stars"

                8. "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)," by Whitney Houston

                  Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, I wanna dance with somebody / I wanna feel the heat with somebody / Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody / With somebody who loves me"

                  9. "Dancing Queen," by ABBA

                    Lyrics you'll love: "You are the dancing queen / Young and sweet, only seventeen / Dancing queen / Feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah"

                    10. "Stayin' Alive," by Bee Gees

                      Lyrics you'll love: "Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother / You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive / Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin'"

                      Country Wedding After-Party Songs

                      Time to put on your cowboy boots and get on the dance floor with these fun country songs. And don't worry, we've added George Strait classic to the list.

                      11. All My Exes Live In Texas," by George Strait

                        Lyrics you'll love: "All my exes live in Texas / And Texas is the place I'd dearly love to be / But all my exes live in Texas / And that's why I hang my hat in Tennessee"

                        12. "Down to the Honkytonk," by Jake Owens

                          Lyrics you'll love: "Nobody gonna name their babies after me / I might not go down in history / But I'll go down to the honky-tonk"

                          13. "House Party," by Sam Hunt

                            Lyrics you'll love: "We'll have a house party, we don't need nobody / Turn your TV off, break that boombox out"

                            14. "Wine, Beer, Whiskey," by Little Big Town

                              Lyrics you'll love: "The wine, the beer, the whiskey / Are the only things that fix me / I'm not sayin' it's a problem, I can stop it if I wanna"

                              15. "Fancy Like (Remix)," by Walker Hayes & Kesha

                                Lyrics you'll love: "Yeah, we fancy like Applebee's on a date night / Got that Bourbon Street steak with the Oreo shake"

                                16. "Old Town Road (Remix)," by Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus

                                  Lyrics you'll love: "Yeah, I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road / I'm gonna ride 'til I can't no more"

                                  17. "Wagon Wheel," by Darius Rucker

                                    Lyrics you'll love: "So rock me, mama, like a wagon wheel / Rock me, mama, anyway you feel / Hey, mama, rock me"

                                    18. "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)," by Elle King & Miranda Lambert

                                      Lyrics you'll love: "I got some money in my pocket, got some trouble on my tail / I can hear the dives a-knocking, guess I'm heading off the rails"

                                      19. "Friend in Low Places," by Garth Brooks

                                        Lyrics you'll love: "'Cause I've got friends in low places / Where the whiskey drowns and the beer chases / My blues away / And I'll be okay"

                                        20. "Life Is a Highway," by Rascal Flatts

                                          Lyrics you'll love: "Life is a highway / I wanna ride it all night long / If you're goin' my way / I wanna drive it all night long"

                                          EDM Wedding After-Party Songs

                                          Electric dance music is the perfect genre to play at your post-wedding celebration. Everything from The Chainsmokers to Calvin Harris, we've listed every wedding party song you need.

                                          21. "Let Me Love You," by DJ Snake & Justin Bieber

                                            Lyrics you'll love: "Don't you give up, nah-nah-nah / I won't give up, nah-nah-nah / Let me love you"

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                                              Lyrics you'll love: "Can you guys help me pick a filter? I don't know if I should go with XX Pro or Valencia"

                                              23. "One Kiss," by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa

                                                Lyrics you'll love: "One kiss is all it takes / Fallin' in love with me / Possibilities / I look like all you need"

                                                24. "Safe and Sound," by Capital Cities

                                                  Lyrics you'll love: "I could lift you up / I could show you what you wanna see and take you where you wanna be / You could be my luck / Even if the sky is falling down, I know that we'll be safe and sound"

                                                  25. "I'm Good (Blue)," by David Guetta & Bebe Rexha

                                                    Lyrics you'll love: "You know I'm down for whatever tonight / I don't need the finer things in life / No matter where I go, it's a good time, yeah"

                                                    26. "BREAK MY SOUL," by Beyoncé

                                                      Lyrics you'll love: "I'm lookin' for motivation / I'm lookin' for a new foundation, yeah / And I'm on that new vibration"

                                                      27. "I Love It," by Icona Pop & Charli XCX

                                                        Lyrics you'll love: "You're on a different road, I'm in the Milky Way / You want me down on Earth, but I am up in space"

                                                        28. "2 Die 4," by Tove Lo

                                                          Lyrics you'll love: "Look alive and come with me / You're to die for every day / Drag you out at midnight to dance in headlights"

                                                          29. "Mi Gente," by J Balvin & Willy William

                                                            Lyrics you'll love: "Toda mi gente se mueve / Mira el ritmo cómo los tiene / Hago música que entretiene / El mundo nos quiere, nos quiere / Me quiere a mí"

                                                            [English Translation: "All of my people are moving / Look at the rhythm they have / I make music that entertains / The world wants us, wants us / And it wants me"]

                                                            30. "Cheap Thrills," by Sia & Sean Paul

                                                              Lyrics you'll love: "'Til I hit the dance floor (Bada bang) / Hit the dance floor (Bada bang) / I got all I need"

                                                              Hip-Hop Wedding After-Party Songs

                                                              Hip-hop is one of the best genres for inspiring people to get down on the dance floor. Below is a mix of new and throwback songs that you and your guests will love.

                                                              31. "Yeah!," by Usher, Lil Jon & Ludacris

                                                                Lyrics you'll love: "But what I do know is the way she dance / Make shorty alright with me / The way she get low"

                                                                32. "This Is How We Do It," by Montell Jordan

                                                                  Lyrics you'll love: "I'm kinda buzzed and it's all because (This is how we do it) / South Central does it like nobody does (This is how we do it)"

                                                                  33. "Wobble," by V.I.C.

                                                                    Lyrics you'll love: "All the shawties in the club (Let me see you just) / Back it up, drop it down (Let me see you just) / Get low and scrub the ground (Let me see you just)"

                                                                    34. "I Like You (A Happier Song)," by Post Malone & Doja Cat

                                                                      Lyrics you'll love: "Ooh, girl, I like you, I do (I do) / I wanna be your friend, go shoppin' in a Benz (Woo)"

                                                                      35. "In da Club," by 50 Cent

                                                                        Lyrics you'll love: "Go, shawty, it's your birthday / We gon' party like it's your birthday / And we gon' sip Barcardi like it's your birthday"

                                                                        36. "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It," by Will Smith

                                                                          Lyrics you'll love: "On your mark ready set let's go, dance floor pro / I know you know I go psycho (Woo) / When my new joint hit, just can't sit / Gotta get jiggy wit it, ooh, that's it"

                                                                          37. "Let's Get Married," by Jagged Edge

                                                                            Lyrics you'll love: "Meet me at the altar in your white dress / We ain't gettin' no younger, we might as well do it (We ain't gettin' no younger, girl)"

                                                                            38. "All the Stars," by Kendrick Lamar & SZA

                                                                              Lyrics you'll love: "This may be the night that my dreams might let me know / All the stars are closer"

                                                                              39. "Savage (Remix)," by Megan Thee Stallion & Beyoncé

                                                                                Lyrics you'll love: "I'm a savage, yeah (Okay) / Classy, bougie, ratchet, yeah (Okay) / Sassy, moody, nasty, yeah (Hey, hey, nasty)"

                                                                                40. "Now That We've Found Love," by Heavy D & The Boyz

                                                                                  Lyrics you'll love: "Now that we found love / What are we gonna do with it"

                                                                                  Line Dance Wedding After-Party Songs

                                                                                  Keep the energy high at your after-party with line dance songs everybody knows. We've listed eight oldies-but-goodies perfect for any playlist.

                                                                                  41. "Boot Scootin' Boogie," by Brooks & Dunn

                                                                                    Lyrics you'll love: "Yeah, heel, toe, do-si-do come on baby let's go boot scootin' / Oh Cadillac blackjack, baby meet me outback we're gonna boogie"

                                                                                    42. "Cha Cha Slide," by DJ Casper

                                                                                      Lyrics you'll love: And this time we're gonna get funky (Funky) / Everybody clap your hands (Hands) / Clap, clap, clap, clap your hands"

                                                                                      43. "Macarena," by Los Del Río

                                                                                        Lyrics you'll love: "Dale a tu cuerpo alegría, Macarena / Que tu cuerpo es pa' darle alegría y cosa buena / Eh, Macarena, ¡Ay!"

                                                                                        [English translation: "Give your body some happiness, Macarena / 'Cause your body is for giving happiness and good thing / Eh, Macarena, Ay"]

                                                                                        44. "Cupid Shuffle," by Cupid

                                                                                          Lyrics you'll love: "Down, down, do your dance, do your dance (Do the Cupid dance)"

                                                                                          45. "Y.M.C.A.," by The Village People

                                                                                            Lyrics you'll love: "Young man, there's no need to feel down, I said / Young man, pick yourself off the ground, I said"

                                                                                            46. "Any Man of Mine," by Shania Twain

                                                                                              Lyrics you'll love: "Any man of mine better walk the line / Better show me a teasin', squeezin', pleasin', kinda time"

                                                                                              47. "Achy Breaky Heart," by Billy Ray Cyrus

                                                                                                Lyrics you'll love: "But don't tell my heart, my achy breaky heart / I just don't think he'd understand"

                                                                                                48. "Electric Boogie," by Marcia Griffiths

                                                                                                  Lyrics you'll love: "You can't see it / It's electric! / You gotta feel it / It's electric! / Ooooh, it's shocking / It's electric!"

                                                                                                  Pop Wedding After-Party Songs

                                                                                                  Put your dancing shoes on and get ready to dance all night long. Ask your DJ to play these pop hits from the '80s and today at your wedding after-party.

                                                                                                  49. "Girls Just Want To Have Fun," by Cyndi Lauper

                                                                                                    Lyrics you'll love: "Some boys take a beautiful girl / And hide her away from the rest of the world / I wanna be the one to walk in the sun / Oh, girls, they wanna have fun"

                                                                                                    50. "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," by Wham!

                                                                                                      Lyrics you'll love: "You put the boom boom into my heart / You send my soul sky high when your lovin' starts"

                                                                                                      51. "Thriller," by Michael Jackson

                                                                                                        Lyrics you'll love: "'Cause this is thriller, thriller night / And no one's gonna save you / From the beast about to strike"

                                                                                                        52. "You Make My Dreams," by Hall & Oates

                                                                                                          Lyrics you'll love: "What I want, you've got and it might be hard to handle / But like a flame that burns the candle, the candle feeds the flame"

                                                                                                          53. "Take On Me," by A-ha

                                                                                                            Lyrics you'll love: "Today's another day to find you / Shying away / I'll be coming for your love, okay?"

                                                                                                            54. "Call Me Maybe," by Carly Rae Jepsen

                                                                                                              Lyrics you'll love: "Hey, I just met you and this is crazy / But here's my number, so call me, maybe"

                                                                                                              55. "Gangnam Style," by PSY

                                                                                                                Lyrics you'll love: "Oppa Gangnam Style / Gangnam style / Op, op, op, op, oppa Gangnam Style"

                                                                                                                56. "Made You Look," by Meghan Trainor

                                                                                                                  Lyrics you'll love: "I could have my Gucci on / I could wear my Louis Vuitton / But even with nothin' on / Bet I made you look (I made you look)"

                                                                                                                  57. "Toxic," by Britney Spears

                                                                                                                    Lyrics you'll love: "With a taste of your lips, I'm on a ride / You're toxic, I'm slippin' under / With a taste of poison paradise"

                                                                                                                    58. "Firework," by Katy Perry

                                                                                                                      Lyrics you'll love: "'Cause baby, you're a firework / Come on show 'em what you're worth"

                                                                                                                      59. "Shake It Off," by Taylor Swift

                                                                                                                        Lyrics you'll love: "But I keep cruisin' / Can't stop, won't stop movin' / It's like I got this music in my mind / Sayin', 'It's gonna be alright'"

                                                                                                                        60. "Rain On Me," by Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande

                                                                                                                          Lyrics you'll love: "Livin' in a world where no one's innocent / Oh, but at least we try, mm / Gotta live my truth, not keep it bottled in / So I don't lose my mind, baby, yeah"

                                                                                                                          R&B Wedding After-Party Songs

                                                                                                                          Put everyone in a romantic mood and add some R&B tunes to your wedding after-party playlist. We listed all the best partying songs you'll love.

                                                                                                                          61. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)," by Stevie Wonder

                                                                                                                            Lyrics you'll love: "Here I am, baby, oh, oh / (Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours) / You got my future in your hands / Ah, here I am, baby, ah, ah"

                                                                                                                            62. "Skate," by Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, & Silk Sonic

                                                                                                                              Lyrics you'll love: "Got your hair in the wind and your skin glistenin' / I can smell your sweet perfume / Mmm, you smell better than a barbecue"

                                                                                                                              63. "Blinding Lights," by The Weeknd

                                                                                                                                Lyrics you'll love: "I said, ooh, I'm blinded by the lights / No, I can't sleep until I feel your touch"

                                                                                                                                64. "Boo'd Up," by Ella Mai

                                                                                                                                  Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, how many ways can I say that I need you? Baby, it's true / I think I might die without you"

                                                                                                                                  65. "2 On," by Tinashe & ScHoolboy Q

                                                                                                                                    Lyrics you'll love: "We can keep it lit, let's roll / I love to get 2 on / Let-let…let's roll"

                                                                                                                                    66. "Do It," by Chloe x Halle

                                                                                                                                      Lyrics you'll love: "No complaints / Left the heels at home, I'm on my sneaker game (Sneaker game)"

                                                                                                                                      67. "Fantasy," by Mariah Carey

                                                                                                                                        Lyrics you'll love: "But it's just a sweet, sweet fantasy, baby / When I close my eyes, you come and take me"

                                                                                                                                        68. "Poison," by Bell Biv DeVoe

                                                                                                                                          Lyrics you'll love: "It's drivin' me out of my mind! / That's why it's hard for me to find / Can't get it out of my head! / Miss her, kiss her, love her"

                                                                                                                                          69. "Say My Name," by Destiny's Child

                                                                                                                                            Lyrics you'll love: "Say my name, say my name (Say my name) if no one is around you / Say, 'Baby, I love you,' if you ain't runnin' game"

                                                                                                                                            70. "You're Makin' Me High," by Toni Braxton

                                                                                                                                              Lyrics you'll love: "Ooh, I get so high / When I'm around you / Baby, I can touch the sky / You make my temperature rise (Ooh, baby)"

                                                                                                                                              Rock Wedding After-Party Songs

                                                                                                                                              Get your classic rock fix by putting some rock love songs in your mix. These hits from artists like blink 182 and Eurythmics will guarantee people will sing along (and maybe even inspire a karaoke moment).

                                                                                                                                              71. "Under Pressure," by Queen & David Bowie

                                                                                                                                                Lyrics you'll love: "This our last dance / This is ourselves under pressure / Under pressure"

                                                                                                                                                72. "Buddy Holly," by Weezer

                                                                                                                                                  Lyrics you'll love: "Woo-hoo, and you know I'm yours / Woo-hoo, and I know you're mine / Woo-hoo, and that's for all of time"

                                                                                                                                                  73. "Any Way You Want It," by Journey

                                                                                                                                                    Lyrics you'll love: "I was alone / I never knew / What good love could do / Ooh, then we touched / Then we sang / About the loving things"

                                                                                                                                                    74. "Seven Nation Army," by The White Stripes

                                                                                                                                                      Lyrics you'll love: "I'm gonna fight 'em off / A seven nation army couldn't hold me back"

                                                                                                                                                      75. "Are You Gonna Go My Way?," by Lenny Kravitz

                                                                                                                                                        Lyrics you'll love: "But what I really want to know is / Are you going to go my way? / And I got to, got to know"

                                                                                                                                                        76. "All the Small Things," by blink 182

                                                                                                                                                          Lyrics you'll love: "Just say it ain't so, I will not go / Turn the lights off, carry me home"

                                                                                                                                                          77. "Jump," by Van Halen

                                                                                                                                                            Lyrics you'll love: "Ah, might as well jump (Jump!) / Go ahead and jump"

                                                                                                                                                            78. "Pour Some Sugar On Me," by Def Leppard

                                                                                                                                                              Lyrics you'll love: "Pour some sugar on me / Ooh, in the name of love"

                                                                                                                                                              79. "Walk This Way," by Aerosmith & Run-D.M.C.

                                                                                                                                                                Lyrics you'll love: "Walk this way, talk this way / Walk this way, talk this way (She told me to)"

                                                                                                                                                                80. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," by Eurythmics

                                                                                                                                                                  Lyrics you'll love: "Sweet dreams are made of this / Who am I to disagree? / I've traveled the world and the seven seas / Everybody's lookin' for something"

                                                                                                                                                                  Unique Wedding After-Party Songs

                                                                                                                                                                  As you're finalizing your wedding after-party song list, don't forget to add some alternative or unique jams. Try this upbeat party music on your special day.

                                                                                                                                                                  81. "Closing Time," by Semisonic

                                                                                                                                                                    Lyrics you'll love: "I hope you have found a friend / Closing time / Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end, yeah"

                                                                                                                                                                    82. "Last Dance," by Donna Summer

                                                                                                                                                                      Lyrics you'll love: "Last dance / Last chance for love / Yes, it's my last chance / For romance tonight"

                                                                                                                                                                      83. "CHA CHA," by DRAM

                                                                                                                                                                        Lyrics you'll love: "I really would like to taste the Spanish cuisine you prepared / And your beautiful hair / That just moves anywhere"

                                                                                                                                                                        84. "After Party," by Koffee Brown

                                                                                                                                                                          Lyrics you'll love: "Girl, it's our chemistry / Like icing on a cake / I hope you stay (After the party, baby) / So we can do our thing after the party"

                                                                                                                                                                          85. "Vivrant Thing," by Q-Tip

                                                                                                                                                                            Lyrics you'll love: "Special girl, real good girl / Biggest thing in my itty bitty world"

                                                                                                                                                                            86. "Fergalicious," by Fergie &

                                                                                                                                                                              Lyrics you'll love: "I'm Fergalicious (So delicious) / My body stay vicious / I be up in the gym, just working on my fitness"

                                                                                                                                                                              87. "Ready for the Weekend," by Icona Pop

                                                                                                                                                                                Lyrics you'll love: "Grab somebody, go live it up / Yeah, baby come on / Get ready, ready, ready for the weekend"

                                                                                                                                                                                88. "90s Music (M-Phazes Remix)," by Kimbra

                                                                                                                                                                                  Lyrics you'll love: "I've been missing what you love like, love like / I remember what you love like, love like"

                                                                                                                                                                                  89. "Bang Bang," by Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj

                                                                                                                                                                                    Lyrics you'll love: "See, anybody could be good to you / You need a bad girl to blow your mind, your mind (Okay)"

                                                                                                                                                                                    90. "Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)," by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

                                                                                                                                                                                      Lyrics you'll love: "Off, off with your head / Dance, dance 'til you're dead (dead) / Heads will roll"

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