Family Dance Songs

What are the best songs for the family dance during the wedding reception?

The family dance songs we have listed are great choices to make the song selection for your reception easier. We have generously provided the best songs used for the family dance at numerous wedding receptions. This is a precious moment for the entire family to join together on the dance floor in elated celebration. The two families are now forever joined as one family. Show your guests how much this means to you, by choosing the perfect family dance song from the list below.

We have a large selection of both traditional (older) songs, along with some very new hip and modern songs. If you desire to play the best family dance song during your reception, select from the ones we have presented. You can easily play one or more of these songs at your reception for your family dance; the results will be grand. Some of the best songs for this purpose have been listed below. For your convenience, we have compiled the songs in a playlist, making it easy for you to listen to a sample or purchase a song. A detailed listing of the songs is provided below the playlist.

Best Family Dance Songs for the Wedding Reception

  • “Angels Among Us” by Alabama
  • “Anytime You Need a Friend” performed by Mariah Carey
  • “Because You Loved Me” performed by Celine Dion
  • “Blessed” performed by Elton John
  • “Come Some Rainy Day” performed by Wynonna Judd
  • “Don’t Know Much” performed by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville
  • “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” performed by Blues Brothers
  • “Fire and Rain” performed by James Taylor
  • “Footloose” performed by Kenny Loggins
  • “Forever in Love” performed by Kenny G
  • “Friends” performed by Elton John
  • “Have I Told You Lately” performed by Rod Stewart or Van Morrison
  • “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” performed by The Osmonds, Neil Diamond, Ronan Tynan, and more
  • “I Cross My Heart” performed by George Strait
  • “I Believe” performed by Diamond Rio
  • “I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock and Roll)” performed by Nick Lowe
  • “I Hope You Dance” performed by Lee Ann Womack
  • “I Will Remember You” by Sarah McLachlan
  • “In My Life” performed by The Beatles or Bette Midler
  • “In This Life” performed by Bette Midler
  • “I’ll Remember” performed by Madonna
  • “I’ll Stand By You” performed by Pretenders
  • “Just The Way You Are” performed by Billy Joel
  • “Kind and Generous” by Natalie Merchant
  • “Lean on Me” performed by Bill Withers
  • “Live Like You Were Dying” performed by Tim McGraw
  • “Love Can Build A Bridge” performed by The Judds
  • “Memories” performed by Elvis Presley
  • “My One True Friend” by Bette Midler
  • “Stand By Me” performed by Ben E. King
  • “Thank You” performed by Dido
  • “Thanks Again” performed by Ricky Skaggs
  • “Thank You For Loving Me” by Bon Jovi
  • “The Way You Look Tonight” performed by Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett
  • “There You’ll Be” performed by Faith Hill
  • “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” performed by Frank Sinatra
  • “Through the Years” performed by Kenny Rogers
  • “Times of Your Life” performed by Paul Anka or Clueless
  • “Unforgettable” performed by Nat King Cole or Nataline Cole
  • “We Are Family” performed by Sister Sledge
  • “What a Wonderful World” performed by Louis Armstrong
  • “Wind Beneath My Wings” performed by Bette Midler
  • “You’ve Got a Friend” performed by James Taylor



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