Group dance songs and line dance songs are played at wedding receptions to get people on the dance floor in a group dance. Group or line dance songs are also known as audience participation songs. Group songs played can invoke a conga line, a train line, rows of line dancing, circles of the Hokey Pokey, hand signaling Y.M.C.A. and much more. Bridal couples must decide the mood they want at their wedding reception. Some bridal couples may see group dance songs as cheezy or overplayed at wedding receptions.
There are many country songs music entertainers can play at weddings that the guests at wedding receptions would know as line dance songs. However, our most popular country line dance songs are Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus, Boot Scootin’ Boogie by Brooks & Dunn, Chattahoochee by Alan Jackson and Watermelon Crawl by Tracy Bird. Popular pop radio songs have created dance crazes also. These songs include Macarena by Los Del Rio, Cha Cha Slide by Mr C, Electric Slide by Marcia Griffiths and the The Twist by Chubby Checker.
Songs that will entice a group conga line or train line include C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train) by Quad City DJ’s, Conga by Miami Sound Machine, The Loco-motion by Grand Funk Railroad, and The Locomotion by Little Eva. Another activity at more casual or upbeat wedding receptions is the limbo. We added the most popular limbo song, Limbo Rock by Chubby Checker, below. However, if the bridal couple wants a lengthy limbo line at their wedding reception, be sure to check out our long list of best limbo songs.
Certain popular songs fill dance floors as they promote group activies. Example songs would be the Y.M.C.A. by the Village People – hand gesturing the letters YMCA, Shout by the Isley Brothers – shouting and raising hands, Willie & The Hand Jive by Johnny Otis – a routined hand jive. Lastly, we would recommend a group line with men on one side and women on the other. Then, each couple goes through the line under everone’s hands. This activity is done to the song The Stroll by The Diamonds.
A current popular thing to do at weddings is to have a choreographered dance with a group of people. For this you would select your own songs. However, we have seen routined dances to Forever by Chris Brown and Thriller by Michael Jackson on YouTube. Old-time kid songs are also very popular to fill the dance floor at wedding receptions. These songs include the Hokey Pokey, the Chicken Dance and the Bunny Hop.