Adding line dances to your wedding's playlist can help you get every guest out of their seat and on the dance floor. Playing one or more fun wedding dance songs during your wedding can make your dance floor the hot place to be and your reception a memorable time.
Modern Line Dance Songs for Weddings
If you're looking for new classic line dance songs for groups at your wedding, there's no shortage of options. Many of the most popular new line dance songs for groups were made famous by viral videos, so there are tons of videos featuring the moves making it easy for you to learn the dances. You can use these songs in unique ways like for a surprise first dance number or as a grand entrance song.
Con Calma by Daddy Yankee & Snow
While the hip hop line dance song is mostly in Spanish, anyone can memorize the chorus with fun lyrics like "Move that poom, poom girl." that give guests an opportunity to shake their hips. The original video for Con Calmafeatures a group of dancers who can show you the moves for the chorus. When the song starts, form a pyramid shape on the dance floor with the bride and groom at the point. YouTube reports Con Calma is their top global music video making it one of the most popular dance songs of 2019.
Old Town Road by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
The top music video in the U.S. on YouTube in 2019 was Old Town Road. The popular song mixes country and hip hop genres creating a catchy tune and easy lyrics that will get anyone out of the dance floor. The classic line dance moves like side-stepping are paired with easy moves that mimic riding a horse making it easy for anyone to learn on the spot. The dance is performed best in rows, but you could also do it in concentric circles.
The Wobble by V.I.C.
The Wobble is listed at number 13 on Billboard's Top Line Dances of All Time. While the song was released in 2008, it didn't reach mainstream popularity until 2011 and 2012. This upbeat hip hop song features modern line dance moves and a whole lot of rump shakin'. While the lyrics might seem explicit in some places, it's a great song for adults-only weddings. Whether you do the actual dance moves or not, everyone can wiggle and wobble to The Wobble. Many people today even call it The Wedding Wobble because it's so popular at weddings.
Watch Me by Silentó
Released in 2015 Watch Me, also knowns as Whip/Nae Nae, features two main dance moves, The Whip and The Nae Nae. Billboard named Watch Me one of the Songs That Defined the Decade because everyone, everywhere was singing "Watch me, watch me!" In the official music video for the song you can watch real people, including kids, easily pick up the simple dance moves. The song features other popular hip hop dance moves like the Stanky Leg, breaking your legs, and the Bop. In between specific dance moves, guests can show off their own moves.
Classic Line Dance Songs and Moves
Due to their upbeat music or lyrics, several line dances are suitable for a wedding. Most wedding DJ's or bands will have the music to these songs but, if not, they can easily be downloaded from iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Soundcloud, Rhapsody, and other sites. Keep in mind not all line dances have to be country wedding songs.
Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex
Although usually associated with the South, Cotton Eye Joe is suitable for a wedding located anywhere throughout the nation. Its popularity throughout the nation and easy dance moves make it suitable for any wedding. Robert Royston's Howcast video demonstrates that the dance's moves are simple, beginning with a stomp or touch, kick, and triple step performed in a circle. The dance can be performed in rows, with a partner, or individually.
Cha-Cha Slide by DJ Casper
The lyrics for this the Cha-Cha Slide tell readers exactly what to do to dance to the song, and it topped the Wedj.com's list of Top 100 Popular Wedding Party Songs. Additionally, the music's beat allows dancers to show off their personal moves now and then. This makes it easy for any wedding guest to follow along and strut their individual dance style, making it perfect to play at your wedding.
Cupid Shuffle by Cupid
Boot Scootin' Boogie by Brooks & Dunn
This country music line dance contains music and lyrics that are so upbeat and fun that wedding guests throughout the nation won't be able to hold back when the song starts playing. Boot Scootin' Boogie hit number one on Billboard's Hot Country Songs List in 1992. Additionally, the dance moves are a little more complex, allowing advanced dancers and lovers of line dancing to show off their skills. The moves for the dance consist of toe touches, steps to the left and right, and turns to the side.
Electric Slide by Marcia Griffiths
One reason the Electric Slide so popular is that it is set to the disco music Electric Boogie by Marcia Griffiths, and disco is a type of music that gets most people dancing. Additionally, it is popular due to its longevity: the choreography was first released in the 1970s! This means that most of your guests will be familiar with the song and dance moves. However, for those who aren't the moves are quite simple, consisting of four steps to the right and left, a step kick with a snap and a twist. These moves repeat until the end of the song.
We Are Family by Sister Sledge
The theme of this song makes it perfect for a family wedding. Murphy Linedancing demonstrates the line dance moves for We Are Family, which are made in a circle. The dance consists of corresponding hand and foot moves in the form of kicks and walking forwards and backwards.
C'mon 'N Ride It (The Train) by Quad City DJ's
As demonstrated by 4HFairfield members, this dance's moves to this line dance start with taping your right foot in front and back twice followed by a simultaneous kick and turn, and ending with a box dance step. The fact that many people recognize the music to the song C'mon 'N Ride It, along with the song's upbeat nature and the fact that the dance moves are a little more intricate but still easy to follow, make it a great line dance for a wedding.
It's almost certain that every guest will be familiar with this dance. In particular, children will get a kick out of dancing along with everyone else to this silly song. The Chicken Dance includes very few moves and, as guests from a wedding show, mainly includes arm movements that mimic a chicken.
Choosing Your Line Dances
Because of their relative simplicity, don't worry about whether a line dance is well known. Instead, select the line dance with the music or moves you like the most.