The Best Songs to Play for Your Reception's Anniversary Dance

The anniversary dance adds a nice touch of tradition to a wedding reception, some people may choose to leave it out but when you have a lot of married couples attending the reception, it is best to include it so that they can relive their own special day.

Choosing the perfect songs will make all the difference. It is important that you choose songs that the majority will enjoy dancing to. At the same time, they need to be songs that will fill the atmosphere with romance. When you go in for all time favorites, you usually will get it right. But you need to pay attention to the lyrics as well.

While you may want a song people can dance to as a couple, you also need to have one that speaks to either both or one of them. Songs that speak of love, eternity and happiness are among those that make up the playlists for anniversary dances.

Here is a short list of some of the best you can choose.


Still Crazy After all These Years- Paul Simon

This is a classic from 1975 and the title says it all, it is just the perfect song to start off the dance especially if you have a number of people who are from that generation when this was a hit. This song was also redone by Ray Charles so if you are a fan of the blues, you may choose to play that version instead.

This Will Be- Natalie Cole

For a love song with more opportunity to dance and laugh, this song is just right. It can be the second song you play to pick up the temple for the dance and the lyrics can remind the couples about the way they felt about each other on their own wedding day but also the bride and groom get the chance to promise each other that their love will be everlasting. This song is sometimes called “Everlasting Love.”

Still the One- Shania Twain

This is likely to be a crowd favorite of all the songs, it is quite easy to sing along and so many people know the lyrics. The lyrics speak volumes to a couple that has stayed together through thick and thin and they challenge others to try and get to that point where they will still be able to say to their mate, “You’re still the one I love”

Can't Help Falling in Love- Elvis Presley

This ballad from the King is sure to set a mood that will give lovers in the room those butterflies they felt when they first fell in love. It is a song for a slow dance and the lyrics are perfect but if you would like to set a different temple you can have the DJ play the version by UB40 just to spice it up a bit.

Do you Remember The Time- Michael Jackson

For a more upbeat dance, you can choose the king of pop, there has to be something wrong with you if you do not like this song and the lyrics are majorly appropriate for anniversary dances. It may be hard for some people to dance to it, but even just stamping feet and clapping will be just as much fun.

The choice of song or songs will really depend on the couples you will have at the wedding so it is important to review the list of guest and then make a choice from the best.