There’s a time for the slow, romantic tunes at your wedding reception, and there’s also a time for more upbeat party songs. The following playlist mixes classics with trendy hip-hop tunes to get your guests out of their chairs and onto the dance floor:


1. “Good Feeling” by Flo Rida
I’m guessing the title of this particular song accurately describes the overall mood of your big day. Everyone there has good feelings, especially you and your new spouse. Sing along to the words of Flo Rida saying “I get a feeling that I never, never, never, never had before” because this is likely how you’ll feel after saying ‘I do!’

2. “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO
This is the ultimate party song, and one that’s easy for all your guests to sing along to. The catchy beat will no doubt attract even the most hesitant of dancers to the floor.

3. “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz
“I came to dance, dance, dance, dance,” is a lyric in this song, and definitely a thought in almost every one of your guests’ heads.

4. “Suit and Tie” by Justin Timberlake
There isn’t a JT song your DJ could play that your guests would disapprove of. This particular tune is perfect for the groom and his groomsmen (great for wedding entrances!).

5. “Glamorous” by Fergie
The groomsmen have a song, now this one is for the bridesmaids, who no doubt look glamorous.

6. “Low” by Flo Rida
Flo Rida made our list twice because he really knows how to create a party song. This tune is another one that will really boost the energy on the dance floor.

7. “The Way You Move” by Outkast
This song may have been released in 2003, but it’s still a classic in my eyes. It offers a more mellow beat than a few of the other songs on our list, and it’s the perfect way to start off the night.

8. “Empire State of Mind” by Jay Z feat. Alicia Keys
You don’t have to tie the knot in Brooklyn in order to blast this song on the dance floor. Jay Z and Alicia Keys are an unstoppable duo that know how to share their love of the Empire State.

9. “Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is the master of catchy beats. I may not be able to rap as fast or as flawlessly as her, but I do have that chorus down pat.

10. “Hey Ya!” by Outkast
It only takes a few notes for you and your guests to recognize this legendary tune. After all, it didn’t win a Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for nothing.

Will you be putting any of these fun hip-hop songs on your “must play” list? Share your thoughts with me!


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