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Ending your Wedding on a high note! Last song ideas with SouthWestBand

Updated: Nov 21, 2023

Are you planning your wedding and wondering what the perfect last dance song should be? As an a busy UK wedding band , we've seen our fair share of great last dances and here's a handy helpful list with ideas to finish your night on a high note.





Classics


  • Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey: This classic tune is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and the perfect way to end your wedding night with a bang. It's upbeat, fun, and will have everyone singing along at the top of their lungs.



  • "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond: This classic singalong is sure to get everyone on the dance floor and singing at the top of their lungs. It's a fun, upbeat tune that's perfect for ending your wedding night with a smile.



  • "New York, New York": This Sinatra classic is perfect for a glamorous wedding with a touch of vintage elegance. It's an iconic song that everyone knows and loves, and will leave your guests feeling uplifted and inspired.



  • "Hey Jude" by The Beatles is a timeless classic that never fails to bring people together. Its sing-along chorus and uplifting melody make it a perfect choice for a last dance at a wedding, where everyone can join in and sing their hearts out.



  • "Purple Rain" by Prince is a power ballad that is both emotional and uplifting. Its iconic guitar solo and Prince's powerful vocals make it an excellent choice for a final slow dance, leaving guests with a sense of nostalgia and romanticism.



  • "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green is a smooth, soulful love song that will have couples swaying together in each other's arms. Its romantic lyrics and mellow rhythm make it a perfect way to end the night with a sweet and intimate moment.




Indie


  • "Champagne Supernova"by Oasis: In fairness there a few Oasis songs we could have put in this list, 'Wonderwall' and 'Don't Look Back in Anger' just to name a couple but here we have gone with the classic 'Champagne Supernova'. Perfect for couples who love indie rock music and Britpop, the lyrics are romantic and the melodies are catchy, making it a perfect choice for a last dance that will leave your guests feeling nostalgic and uplifted.




  • "One Day Like This" by Elbow: This indie classic is a romantic ballad that's perfect for couples who want to end their wedding night on a romantic note. Its uplifting melody and heartfelt lyrics will leave everyone feeling emotional and inspired.



Pop

  • "Never Forget" by Take That: This pop classic is perfect for a wedding with a touch of nostalgia. Its upbeat tempo and catchy lyrics will have everyone singing and dancing along, creating a joyous and celebratory atmosphere.



  • "Still The One" by Shania Twain: This pop-country crossover classic is a perfect choice for a last dance that celebrates enduring love. Its romantic lyrics and catchy melody will leave your guests feeling uplifted and inspired.



  • "Love Story" by Taylor Swift is a romantic ballad that tells the story of a love that endures despite the odds. Its upbeat tempo and catchy chorus make it an ideal choice for a last dance, leaving everyone feeling happy and hopeful. It has become a big trend on social media and is one of our most requested last songs of 2023 currently.



  • Angels by Robbie Williams: A modern Day classic and a sure fire way to get a big old singalong going for your last song. A touch of nostalgia for all the millennials and superbly crafted timeless classic to sing and sway along to.




Rock/Alternative


  • "Livin' On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi: This high-energy rock anthem is a great way to get everyone up and dancing before the night comes to an end. It's the perfect song to finish the night on a high note and leave everyone feeling energized and ready to take on the world, just be careful of trying to sing along during that key change. Its eye wateringly high!



  • "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" by Aerosmith: Equally at home as a great first dance this power ballad is a fantastic way to end your night on a high note. It's romantic, powerful, and will leave everyone feeling emotional and uplifted.



  • "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" by Starship is an upbeat, feel-good anthem that encourages listeners to follow their dreams and never give up. Its positive message and infectious melody make it a great way to end the night on a high note, inspiring guests to go out and conquer the world.



  • "Everlong" by Foo Fighters: A rock ballad that is both emotional and powerful. Its soaring chorus and Dave Grohl's passionate vocals make it an excellent choice for a final sing-along, leaving guests feeling energized and uplifted. Perfect for couple looking to end on something a little bit different. On a side not there are also incredible acoustic versions of this song by Foo Fighters and Dave Grohl by himself if you were looking for a more intimate romantic feel.



  • "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" by Green Day: A sentimental and nostalgic ballad that speaks to the bittersweet feeling of endings and new beginnings. Its gentle acoustic guitar and poignant lyrics make it a perfect choice for a last dance, allowing guests to reflect on the night's memories and look forward to the future.




At SouthWestBand, we know that the last dance is one of the most important moments of your wedding night. It's the final memory you'll make with your guests, so make it a good one with one of these amazing songs. Whether you're looking for a romantic ballad or an upbeat anthem, we've got you covered. So put on your dancing shoes, grab your partner, and let's make some unforgettable memories together!

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