Wedding Music for When You Need to Get Doooown

In case of emergency, break glass (for a full dance party playlist)

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Guys, wedding playlist real talk moment right here: There is a ton of potential wedding music out there. On APW alone we’ve got playlists that cover a wide swath of wedding music you can pull from—and we’re nowhere near finished. We’ve covered your ceremony songs, first dance wedding songs that’ll have you FEELING, the best country wedding songs for your first dance, and this whopper of a playlist that includes 350 of the best wedding songs, period.

Today, however, we’re diving deep with wedding music you want to have around when it’s time to break it down, to shake a leg, to cut a rug, to get your swerve on. Here are fifty songs you can pull out of your pocket in case of a wedding disaster (example: your sister’s friend left her iPod, aka your entire wedding reception playlist, in her dorm room five hours away), or in case you have a need for a fierce dance party. In fact, you can listen to them one by one or stream the whole playlist and groove. Either way, enjoy:

Jackson Five: “I Want You Back”

Natalie Cole: “This Will Be (an Everlasting Love)”

The Temptations: “My Girl”

The Isley Brothers: “Shout”

Jackie Wilson: “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher”

Sam Cooke: “Wonderful World”

The Beatles: “Twist and Shout”

The Four Tops: “I’ll Be There”

The Romantics: “What I Like About You”

The Four Seasons: “Oh, What a Night”

Kool & the Gang: “Get Down On It”

Earth, Wind & Fire: “September”

The Cars: “Just What I Needed”

The Cure: “Close to Me”

Queen: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

The B-52s: “Love Shack”

Kool & the Gang: “Celebration”

New Order: “Love Vigilantes”

New Order: “Age of Consent”

Bruce Springsteen: “Dancing in the Dark”

Dexy’s Midnight Runners: “Come on Eileen”

The Four Tops: “Can’t Help Myself”

David Bowie: “Modern Love”

Talking Heads: “Psycho Killer”

The Smiths: “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out”

The Clash: “Rock the Casbah”

Stevie Wonder: “Superstition”

Hall & Oates: “Private Eyes”

Big Country: “In a Big Country”

Blondie: “Heart of Glass”

Prince: “I Would Die 4 U”

Prince: “Kiss”

Journey: “Don’t Stop Believin'”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: “American Girl”

The Clash: “Train in Vain (Stand by Me)”

The Buggles: “Video Killed the Radio Star”

Corey Hart: “Sunglasses at Night”

Whitney Houston: “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”

Daft Punk: “Get Lucky”

Fat Joe: “What’s Luv?”

Ghost Town DJs: “My Boo”

MSTRKRFT: “Heartbreaker”

Rob Base: “It Takes Two”

Hall & Oates: “You Make My Dreams”

Talking Heads: “Burning Down the House”

Queen and David Bowie: “Under Pressure”

Beyoncé: “Countdown”

Rihanna: “We Found Love”

Taio Cruz: “Dynamite”

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