A List Of Songs For Your Last Dance!


Sure. Everyone puts all kinds of thought into the first dance song for their wedding, but no one really talks about the last song… too often leaving the party ending on a, “Whoops, I guess we’re out of time, let’s shut this down,” kind of note. It’s the same thing people say about parenting—everyone looks for the firsts, and forgets to think about the lasts—and I can already tell you that it’s the lasts that have the real bittersweetness to them. It was our last dance at our wedding that has my heart. It’s the lasts that you long for, and remember. We’ve put together a collection of last dance songs for your wedding. They range from the classic anthems (“Livin’ on a Prayer”), to the more symbolic numbers (“In My Life”), to the romantic tunes (“At Last”), to the… drunken sing along songs? (“Piano Man”), to the literal (“Last Dance”). We’ve packed the playlist full of play-at-your-desk-on-your-headphones-while-pretending-to-work jams… and some sweet ditties to get you to the happy place.


  1. “In My Life” by The Beatles

  2. “Do You Love Me” by The Contours

  3. “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers

  4. “Anything Could Happen” by Ellie Goulding

  5. “Last Dance” by Donna Summer

  6. “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

  7. “Makin’ Plans” by Miranda Lambert

  8. “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks

  9. “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen

  10. “Kiss” by Prince

  11. “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond

  12. “The Night Time is the Right Time” by Ray Charles

  13. “At Last” by Etta James

  14. “The Nearness of You” by Frank Sinatra

  15. “Heavenly Day” by Patty Griffin

  16. “Leaving on a Jet Plane” by Peter, Paul and Mary

  17. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

  18. “That’s How Strong My Love Is” by Otis Redding

  19. “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey

  20. “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi


Bonus Tracks

  1. “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds

  2. “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers

  3. “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

  4. “Hey Ya” by Outkast

  5. “One More Time” by Daft Punk

  6. “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz

  7. “Refuge” by John Legend

  8. “Piano Man” by Billy Joel

  9. “Islands in the Stream” by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

  10. “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” by The Clash

  11. “Catherdals” by Jump, Little Children

  12. “The Weight” by The Band

  13. “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King

  14. “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones

  15. “Heartbeats” by The Knife as covered by José González

  16. “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton

  17. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

  18. “Faithfully” by Journey

  19. “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers

  20. “For Those About To Rock” by AC/DC


Whichever route you go, choose a song that makes a statement that not only has meaning but also fits your style. It’s going to be the last thing you hear on one of the most memorable nights of your life!


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