The Best Upbeat Wedding Songs


As much as you paid for those table linens, you don’t want people staring at them all night. If you want to get your guests dancing to something other than the Macarena, give these underplayed gems a spin.

Fitz and the Tantrums: MoneyGrabber
It could have been born in the Motown-era, but Fitz and the Tantrum’s “MoneyGrabber” was recorded in 2010, not 1960. With its soulful swing and up-tempo beat, this retro-sounding tune will get even your grandma movin’.

Martin Solveig & Dragonette: Hello
Rest assured this song exists for one reason and one reason only….so people can dance. If you play this at your wedding and “Joe” doesn’t get up to groove, you might just want to cut ties right then and there, because let’s face it- he isn’t much fun.

Passion Pit: Little Secrets
It’s hard to figure out what’s going on in this song. Is it pop? Is it indie-techno-pop? Who cares. The point is, people are going to start tapping their toes and creeping towards the dance floor the closer the song gets to its sing-along chorus.

Robi Rob: Make that Money (Roxbury Remix)
Does this song sound familiar? Think Night at the Roxbury. No, we’re not plugging for a sequel, but this song is the best part of the film. It’s infectious. Turn it on and get ready to shake it. It’s about time you put those in-front-of-the-mirror moves to work!

Vampire Weekend: A-Punk
This song is so energetic we need an inhaler to listen.  No, but seriously- give this one a try. It’s definitely off the beaten path, but it has a hyperactive melody that begs to be appreciated by your dancing shoes.

By: Kelly Hamilton

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