Most of the time, wedding reception songs center around cross-generational tunes and special moments, like the first dance and the father-daughter dance. That limits the amount of time for more contemporary songs, which is why an after-party is so great: You can play all those night-out dance tunes you and your friends love. If you're unfamiliar with the concept, a wedding after-party is a post-reception gathering for the newlyweds and their guests that's usually held at a nearby bar, the hotel where guests are staying, or another location close to the venue. It's an opportunity to keep the celebration going and really let loose, and the best way to do that is through a killer playlist.
You can play jams like Zedd and Selena Gomez's "I Want You to Know" and Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance" or older hits like Flo Rida's "Club Can't Handle Me" or DJ Snake's "Turn Down For What." We also love incorporating classic favorites like Daft Punk's "One More Time," Salt-N-Pepa's "Push It," and Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back." With eminently danceable beats and lyrics everyone knows, these songs pretty much guarantee an after-party people will rave about for years to come.
Here are our 75 go-to wedding after-party songs.