Don’t Miss 30 Of The Best Last Dance Songs For Your 2021 Wedding!

August 2020 | Matt Oats

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Our handpicked 30 last dance songs for your 2021 wedding!

 

Dreaming of the best last dance song to end the most special of days? Is your mind spinning with song ideas or is it just a blank? We can’t wait for 2021 weddings – celebrating together again properly, COVID free! In anticipation, we’ve handpicked the best 30 last dance songs for 2021. We hope you find your perfect last dance song here.

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How do you want to end your wedding?

Some couples want an epic end to their wedding. Some want a romantic end or for the last dance song to be fast and fun. Your last dance can be whatever you want it to be and in our experience of entertaining at weddings week in week out, we’ve performed all sorts of last dances and they’ve pretty much all been brilliant! Our 30 last dance songs cover all sorts of wedding endings and more!

You don’t mind what the last dance song is?

We also have loads of couples who don’t mind what song they have and leave it up to us wedding bands to choose. If we aren’t performing the last song, we use huge playlists choosing the best last dance song for each weddings individual theme and needs. If you don’t mind what song you have or can’t decide, our top 30 last dance songs might hold just the inspiration you need!

 

We put in the extra effort so you don’t have to

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You’re rushed off your feet sorting everything for your wedding but right now, put your feet up and relax. Just like our guides on the top 10 wedding songs for 2020 and our 25 handpicked first dance songs for 2021, we put in the extra effort so you don’t have to. Our list of last dance songs is pretty thoroughly researched so you can sit back and relax knowing we have the best choice for you. 

Here’s what we took into consideration when choosing the 30 best last dance songs for your 2021 wedding.

 

  • All past a future last dance song requests our wedding couples have made
  • Our 15 years’ experience performing last dance songs
  • Good quality Spotify, YouTube and iTunes playlists
  • Good quality blog posts and guides

 

After all this research, we can safely say that whatever kind of last dance song you want, we’ve got it covered here.

 

All the info to make your last dance song choice

Wedding couples have really enjoyed all the extra info we’ve included in the two guides mentioned so we thought we’d do it again. You’ll be left in no doubt as to the last dance song you want for your wedding! This is what we’ll talk about.

 

  • Each songs popularity with couples and their guests
  • Our point of view on performing each song
  • A fun score out of 10
  • An epicness score out of 10
  • A memorable score out of 10
  • A romance score out of 10

 

Our fun score is about the sheer enjoyment you’ll have with a song and the epicness score shows how massive the song sounds live. The memorable and romance scores show you how unforgettable and romantic a song is. Our scoring system is simple, 1 is very low and 10 very high.

 

30 of the best last dance songs for your 2021 wedding!

In no particular order, here are the 30 best last dance songs for your 2021 wedding

 

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

Angels – Robbie Williams

Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis

Africa – TOTO

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns n’ Roses

Hey Jude – The Beatles

Wonderwall – Oasis

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

New York, New York – Frank Sinatra

Hotel California – The Eagles

Let It Be – The Beatles

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

Never Forget – Take That

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

Just Be – Paloma Faith

Celebration – Kool And The Gang

Stand by Me – Ben. E. King

Winter Winds – Mumford and Sons

(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley/Jennifer Warnes

Thank You For The Music – Abba

Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Glad All Over – The Dave Clark Five

At Last – Etta James

I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) – The Proclaimers

Last Dance – Donna Summer

Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

 

A wedding musicians insight

Maybe you’d like to know a bit more about the last dance song you are thinking of having at your wedding? Well, read on…

 

1. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody has to be one of the finest and most popular last dance songs out there! It can be tricky for a band to perform live but having the original song pumping out of the speakers is about as epic as it gets. Memorable, fun and truly epic, your wedding will end with a bang if you pick this song.

Fun score

8 out of 10

Epic score

10 out of 10

Memorable score

9 out of 10

Romance score

5 out of 10

 

2. Angels – Robbie Williams

Another end of night classic, Robbie’s Angels never fails to get a whole wedding party together for one last sing-along and dance. Easy to dance to and very romantic, we always enjoy performing this relaxed, romantic epic.

Fun score

5 out of 10

Epic score

8 out of 10

Memorable score

7 out of 10

Romance score

9 out of 10

 

3. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

Don’t Stop Believin’ has become super popular at weddings over the last 4 years or so and if you want a classically epic and fun ending to your wedding with your guests dancing all around you, this song is a great choice. Flair love to perform this classic, especially if they have a keyboardist to play the famous keyboard hook.

Fun score

8 out of 10

Epic score

10 out of 10

Memorable score

8 out of 10

Romance score

5 out of 10

 

4. Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis

Oasis are always popular at weddings so if you and your guests love the Manchester brothers, Don’t Look Back In Anger is a great choice. When League of Gentlemen perform this as the last song of the night it always goes down well and is a fitting end to a great day.

Fun score

6 out of 10

Epic score

8 out of 10

Memorable score

7 out of 10

Romance score

6 out of 10

 

5. Africa – TOTO

Like Don’t Stop Believin’, Africa has exploded onto the wedding music circuit and never fails to impress. Get those dancing shoes ready for a fantastic last dance with friends and family. It’s usually best to play the original version of the song for true authenticity but plenty of our acts including the vocal quartet Captain Obvious perform a memorable version.

Fun score

8 out of 10

Epic score

8 out of 10

Memorable score

9 out of 10

Romance score

4 out of 10

 

6. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith

Smoochy, ‘90s romance more your kind of thing? We’ve performed this song many times at the end of a stunning wedding causing it to bubble over with romance and intimacy. One for you and all the other couples at your wedding.

Fun score

5 out of 10

Epic score

7 out of 10

Memorable score

7 out of 10

Romance score

9 out of 10

 

7. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

The ultimate singalong classic? Maybe. We can’t count the number of times The Usual Suspects have performed or DJ’ed this song for buzzing wedding parties. It’s just so much fun to sing along to and is a fantastic way to end a fun-filled wedding.

Fun score

10 out of 10

Epic score

7 out of 10

Memorable score

8 out of 10

Romance score

5 out of 10

 

8. Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns N’ Roses

Are ties on heads and air guitar solos on your wedding checklist? Sweet Child O’ Mine will deliver! Every wedding band we have will perform this song at least once a month during the wedding season so you’ll be popular with your guests if you request this as your last dance song.

Fun score

7 out of 10

Epic score

8 out of 10

Memorable score

7 out of 10

Romance score

5 out of 10

 

9. Hey Jude – The Beatles

A fantastic singalong song, Hey Jude can go on all night if you all enjoy singing. A really fun song to perform, From the Top have looked on in wonder as wedding parties have sung the end of this song for 10 minutes or more. You’ll all be hugging and singing away with this Beatles classic.

Fun score

9 out of 10

Epic score

10 out of 10

Memorable score

9 out of 10

Romance score

5 out of 10

 

10. Wonderwall – Oasis

Oasis are back with one of their most popular tunes! With The Avengers performing this for you, your guests will be locking arms and forming a huge dancing circle around you and celebrating a fantastic day. A last dance song that’s fun and pretty memorable.

Fun score

8 out of 10

Epic score

6 out of 10

Memorable score

8 out of 10

Romance score

5 out of 10

 

11. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Romantic and memorable are two words to describe this less common last dance song. It’s perfect for all the couples at the end of the night who want to dance away and savour the moment. Slow and sultry, it’s a lovely song to perform live.

Fun score

6 out of 10

Epic score

5 out of 10

Memorable score

7 out of 10

Romance score

8 out of 10

 

12. New York, New York – Frank Sinatra

One of the most epic songs you can pick as your last song of the night. A fantastic sing-along and truly memorable for you and your guests New York, New York is best left to Sinatra with the master giving it all he can over your wedding bands PA.

Fun score

8 out of 10

Epic score

10 out of 10

Memorable score

9 out of 10

Romance score

7 out of 10

 

13. Hotel California – The Eagles

If you don’t want your wedding to end and love some country and western-style guitar solos Hotel California is a popular choice. Our act Playback have performed this a tonne and people always love singing along and enjoying around 5 minutes of stunning guitar solos.

Fun score

6 out of 10

Epic score

7 out of 10

Memorable score

7 out of 10

Romance score

6 out of 10

 

14. Let It Be – The Beatles

The Beatles are back and it’s no surprise. This scouser songwriting powerhouses Let It Be is a great all-round end of night song to pick. Night and Day have performed this many times over the years and not only does it never get old, it never fails to be a great last dance song for everyone.

Fun score

8 out of 10

Epic score

6 out of 10

Memorable score

7 out of 10

Romance score

8 out of 10

 

15. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

Frank is back with a slow smoochy number. One of the best songs for a couple’s slow dance, you can end your night with pure romance and intimacy. You can’t go wrong with Frank ending your wedding the way it started – with your other half in a world of romance.

Fun score

6 out of 10

Epic score

5 out of 10

Memorable score

7 out of 10

Romance score

9 out of 10

 

16. Never Forget – Take That

A surprise favourite with weddings year after year, Never Forget is a modern epic with our bands performing it regularly at weddings where our couples don’t mind what song we finish with. It’s pretty much guaranteed to get everyone up on their feet at the end of a stunning wedding and whenever we play it, our couples love it.

Fun score

7 out of 10

Epic score

10 out of 10

Memorable score

9 out of 10

Romance score

5 out of 10

 

17. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

No surprise that the Beatles are back. What more can you say about arguably the biggest band ever?! Our wedding band Blue Eclectic enjoy performing this song during any part of a wedding with the romance and singalong potential always being huge!

Fun score

9 out of 10

Epic score

9 out of 10

Memorable score

8 out of 10

Romance score

8 out of 10

 

18. Just Be – Paloma Faith

Slow and romantic, Paloma’s Just Be is one for the intimate romantic out there. It’s quite a unique song to pick for the end of your wedding also. Southside Sparkle have a stunning rendition of this modern tune, especially in their smaller line ups.

Fun score

5 out of 10

Epic score

5 out of 10

Memorable score

8 out of 10

Romance score

8 out of 10

 

19. Celebration – Kool and the Gang

A monster song from the golden age of popular music, Celebration needs no other justification. End your wedding buzzing with energy and excitement by requesting this song. Every live wedding band here at Seventh Second will gladly perform this amazing song for you too!

Fun score

10 out of 10

Epic score

6 out of 10

Memorable score

8 out of 10

Romance score

5 out of 10

 

20. Stand by Me – Ben. E. King

A wedding staple, every wedding band at Seventh Second performs this regularly and it’s best used as the last song of the night. Couples gather together on the dancefloor and enjoy a true romantic classic. It sounds stunning performed live too.

Fun score

5 out of 10

Epic score

5 out of 10

Memorable score

7 out of 10

Romance score

10 out of 10

 

21. Winter Winds – Mumford and Sons

Love your foot-stomping folk? Mumford and Sons should be the ones to end your fantastic wedding then! Acoustic Captain bash out a particularly fantastic version of this song and if you dream of a big group dance along to end your wedding, this could be the song for you.

Fun score

8 out of 10

Epic score

7 out of 10

Memorable score

7 out of 10

Romance score

6 out of 10

 

22. (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley/Jennifer Warnes

A real classic from the ‘80s, Bill and Jennifer really nailed the fun, happy go lucky, romantic epic. This song gets all sorts of people up on the dancefloor for a bit of nostalgia and will end your wedding with a feeling of romantic epicness! It would be rude to not mention how well our ‘80s themed wedding band Knight Riders perform this fun tune.

Fun score

8 out of 10

Epic score

9 out of 10

Memorable score

8 out of 10

Romance score

8 out of 10

 

23. Thank You For The Music – Abba

Who doesn’t like a bit of Abba now and then? Get those dancing shoes on because Abba are going to get you all dancing one last time! A fun and slightly different way to end a wedding I’m sure most of you would agree.

Fun score

9 out of 10

Epic score

6 out of 10

Memorable score

7 out of 10

Romance score

5 out of 10

 

24. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Don’t Stop Me Now is one of the most entertaining last dance songs you could choose. Performed many times by us, it never gets old, it never gets boring and it always gets everyone and I mean everyone bouncing about like idiots singing at the top of their voices even if it is past everyones bedtime.

Fun score

10 out of 10

Epic score

7 out of 10

Memorable score

8 out of 10

Romance score

7 out of 10

 

25. Glad All Over – The Dave Clark Five

You may recognise this tune if you pop to football matches on the weekend as it’s a popular song for getting the crowd excited pre-match. It’s a vintage happy-go-lucky tune and can be a great way to end a wedding. It sounds cool performed live or over the PA sound system so the choice is yours!

Fun score

8 out of 10

Epic score

6 out of 10

Memorable score

7 out of 10

Romance score

6 out of 10

 

26. At Last – Etta James

One of the most popular and classic wedding songs ever, At Last can be a fantastic romantic epic to end your day. Yes, it’s performed a lot by wedding bands including our very own Encore but that’s because it’s so utterly brilliant. If you don’t pick it for your first dance, it could be a great last dance.

Fun score

4 out of 10

Epic score

8 out of 10

Memorable score

7 out of 10

Romance score

8 out of 10

 

27. I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) – The Proclaimers

Another fun-filled singalong wedding classic on show here. 500 miles is performed around the country every week to happy wedding crowds and is a really fun way to end your wedding. We’ve seen some fantastic dancing whilst performing this song at the end of the night!

Fun score

10 out of 10

Epic score

5 out of 10

Memorable score

8 out of 10

Romance score

5 out of 10

 

28. Last Dance – Donna Summer

Our most suitably titled last dance song, Donna Summers vintage disco hit is a pretty unique way to end any wedding and whether your guests know the song or not, dancing will ensue once this song gests going! Unless you have a female-fronted wedding band like Flowers booked this one is best left played over the PA speakers.

Fun score

7 out of 10

Epic score

6 out of 10

Memorable score

8 out of 10

Romance score

7 out of 10

 

29. Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

An absolute ‘80s classic, Livin’ On A Prayer is a fantastic choice if you want some hairsprayed, cheesy pop-rock at the end of your wedding. All our wedding bands love performing this tune regularly plus wedding crowds love it so it will never be a bad choice!

Fun score

8 out of 10

Epic score

7 out of 10

Memorable score

6 out of 10

Romance score

5 out of 10

 

30. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

We end our list with a song you may not have considered but definitely should. Louis was a Jazz master and fantastic vocalist and he brings out the romance and tears with this stunning song. A favourite of Party Republics to perform you won’t regret picking this Louis classic.

Fun score

5 out of 10

Epic score

6 out of 10

Memorable score

8 out of 10

Romance score

8 out of 10

 

A few more last dance songs for you

Although they didn’t quite make our top 30, we couldn’t help but mention these songs too. All fantastic choices which we’ve performed many times.

 

Save The Last Dance For Me – Michael Bublé

Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) – Green Day

American Pie – Don Mclean

You Shook Me All Night – ACDC

Every Breath You Take – Sting

 

Our last dance song categories

There’s a lot of choice for you here so we’ve put all the songs into distinct categories. That way if you know you want a smoochy romantic song over a fun epic you can start to narrow down your choices here. Have fun!

 

Epic last dance songs

Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns n’ Roses

Hey Jude – The Beatles

Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis

New York, New York – Frank Sinatra

Never Forget – Take That

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley/Jennifer Warnes

Romantic last dance songs

At Last – Etta James

Stand by Me – Ben. E. King

Just Be – Paloma Faith

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

Let It Be – The Beatles

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith

Angels – Robbie Williams

 

Fun last dance songs

Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) – The Proclaimers

Glad All Over – The Dave Clark Five

Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Thank You For The Music – Abba

Winter Winds – Mumford and Sons

Celebration – Kool And The Gang

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

 

Memorable last dance songs

What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Last Dance – Donna Summer

Hotel California – The Eagles

Wonderwall – Oasis

Africa – TOTO

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

30 of the best last dance songs for your 2021 wedding infographic

Maybe you love an infographic? If you do, here’s one!

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The perfect ending to the perfect wedding

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Here’s hoping you’ve found your perfect last dance song today. Picking a last dance song isn’t crucial but why not take a look?? It will become part of all the memories you carry with you forever with your partner in crime. Picking a great last dance can be the cherry on the top of the wedding cake leaving everyone with a big happy feeling inside as they leave your wedding. If you have any questions, comments or queries contact us and if you are wondering what kind of wedding band you want to perform your last dance song why not start your search here?

We’d love to hear what last dance song you chose for your wedding and if we aren’t performing it for you, we all wish you a fantastically epic, romantic, intimate, fun and memorable last dance!

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Thanks,

Matt and the Seventh Second Family



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