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21 Popular Last Dance Songs For Weddings & Parties

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The last song of the night not only shows you which guests have the stamina to dance all night but is also the song that your guests sing in the taxi. You can request your DJ to play your choice of finale songs and our band allows you to pick your last two songs and you can pick any two songs as long as we can get the sheet music. It can be a personal choice, such a song you danced to when you first met, a song played in a bar on your first date, or can be an epic ballad that you always dance and lose your voice to. We have picked an epic selection of 20 tracks and accompanied them with live performances (where available).

Picture of party people at music festival
Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing

The recording of this song was a grand production and featured a 52 piece orchestra.

Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes – The Time Of My Life

Whilst some guests might venture to try the Dirty Dancing lift, it’s a classic song to end your night of entertainment that pretty much everyone knows the words to. An acoustic version is a great alternative to help guests wind down.

Billy Joel – Piano Man

According to Billy Joel, all the characters depicted in the song are based on real people. Joel also plays this as an encore in his concerts.

Frank Sinatra – My Way

The lyrics where written by Paul Anka after visiting France and hearing “Comme D’Habitude” written by composers Jacques Revaux and Gilles Thibault.

Mika – Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly was written after Mika felt frustrated with the record label wanting him to change his sound to fit a common pop mold. He said he can pretend to be anyone he wants to win approval and pointed out the actress Grace Kelly.

Journey – Don’t Stop Believing

Steve Perry wrote this during a series of gigs in Detroit staring out of the window in his hotel unable to sleep.

Meatloaf – I’d Do Anything For Love

With over 106 million views on YouTube this classic was released at 3 lengths, 5mins, 7mins and 12mins.

Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline

It was inspired by John F. Kennedy’s daughter Caroline, after seeing her on a magazine cover on a horse with her parents and has even been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation.

Oasis – Wonderwall

Originally titled Wishing Stone, Noel Gallagher had planned to sing it himself but gave it to Liam due to the producer Owen Morris describing his vocals as “rasping blues…”.

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

The original song took 3 weeks to record, In part due to 180 separate overdubs in sections of the track. The YouTube video has had over 1.1 billion views.

Robbie Williams – Angels

Written in less than 25 minutes, Robbie Williams told his biographer that this song is about his fascination with the paranormal.

Rusted Root – Send Me On My Way

Written by lead Michael Glabicki and the rest of the 6 band members contributed the track. As well as featuring in numerous movies, it was also used by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as the rover’s wake up music.

The Killers – Mr. Brightside

A popular end of night song guests love to sing along to. In fact, the music was composed before the lyrics.

The Beatles – Hey Jude

Originally titled ‘Hey Jules’ to comfort Lennon’s son, McCartney tested the track on anyone and even performed the song at a pub in Harrold, Bedfordshire after recording another track

Toto – Africa

David Paich was playing around with a new keyboard and found a brassy sound that became the opening riff and wrote the melody and lyrics in about 10 minutes.

The Beatles – All You Need Is Love

Recorded in 33 takes it was first performed on the “Our World TV show” simulcasting live and worldwide for the first time.

Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine

Written by Kimberley Rew it was meant to be a ballad but Katrina Leskanich decided to sing it as a more upbeat song.

Bob Marley – One Love

A great wind-down song at the end of the night to have everyone singing along to, an early version of this song was released by The Wailers in 1965. We struggled to find a live video featuring Bob Marley but we do have a live video of his son performing at EXIT festival.

Solomon Burke – Everybody Needs Somebody to Love

A great and alternative ending fast pace song that should get everyone off their feet and singing along. There is also the slightly more upbeat version by The Blues Brothers.

Jeff Beck – Hi Ho Silver Lining

Starting with the chorus and no verse, Scott English wrote “the most unusable, stupid lyric he could think up…” as he wanted to record a version of the song himself.

Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song

Ironically written when the band were hanging around the studio and not feeling like working, this is a great calm song to end the night with.

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