The Top 10 Last Dance Songs For 2021 – No. 2 Is A Must See! | Seventh Second (2022)

Welcome to my last top 10 list of the year! I’m ending a bizarre 2020 with my guide to the top 10 last dance songs for 2021! I can’t think of a better way to end the year than by talking about all the fantastic songs you could end your 2021 wedding with. Go out with a bang, bring on the romance or just have an epic and memorable end to your perfect day. Any of the songs in my top 10 list will deliver the perfect ending to your wedding so settle in, enjoy and find your ideal last dance song!

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Do you need to pick a last dance song?

Nope, you don’t need to pick a last dance song as experienced live wedding bands likeoursknow a thing or two about which ones to play or perform during any wedding they are lucky enough to be invited too. We’ve been choosing the perfect last dance songs for or with wedding couples for years and can always design the perfect end to your wedding, just ask! So, you’re thinking, why read my guide then?

What if you want to choose your last dance song?

Well, you might want a certain ending to your wedding and this is where my guide orour experience comes in handy. Maybe you want a romantic finale with your other half, maybe you dream of that big group sing-along, perhaps you just want to have a load of fun with friends and family or create those perfect memories for you and your guests? Well, there’s a last dance song in my list to suit any requirement and if you use my handy scoring system listed with each of my top 10 songs, you will be easily able to shortlist or even pick the last dance for you.

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All the fun information in my 2021 top 10 last dance song guide!

As I mentioned, I include a handy little scoring system for each song in my top 10 list and that includes a score out of 10 for how fun, memorable, epic and romantic a song is. My scoring system is simple, if a song scores 10 in each category, it’s as fun, memorable, epic and romantic as a last dance song can be! Here’s what else I’ll include for each song so you get real bang for your buck, sort of…

  • Each songs popularity over the years
  • What our wedding bands think about performing each song at weddings
  • A fun fact or bit of trivia on each song for all you music nerds out there
  • A memorable score out of 10
  • A romance score out of 10
  • A fun score out of 10
  • An epic score out of 10

How did I choose these amazing top 10 last dance songs then?

How on earth do you choose the best last dance songs for 2021 let alone the top 10?! Well, you take our years of experience here at Seventh Second performing and playing last dances and then sweat over huge lists of amazing last dance songs, that’s how! I always work hard to bring you the best top 10 lists and with this being my last top 10 list of the year I made sure I went out with a bang! Below is how I go about choosing my top 10 lists.

  • I looked over all the last dance requests we’ve had over the years but most importantly during 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • Everyone at Seventh Second picked the last dance songs they thought would be popular in 2021
  • I looked at all the good YouTube, iTunes and Spotify playlists
  • I made sure I scoured social media for all the latest wedding song trends

The top 10 last dance songs for 2021!

Let’s get to the list yes? In no particular order, here are my top 10 last dance songs for 2021. If you like your lists in infographic form, scroll to the bottom of the guide for one of those.

  1. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
  2. One Day Like This – Elbow
  3. Never Forget – Take That
  4. Africa – TOTO
  5. Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  6. New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
  7. Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  8. Today Was A Fairytale – Taylor Swift
  9. Winter Winds – Mumford And Sons
  10. Wonderwall – Oasis

All the songs, all the fun facts

Want to learn all about my top 10 last dance songs? Read on…

1. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers

What a song to start my top 10 last dance song list off with! A song loved by everyone, 500 miles as it’s generally known is a fantastic way to end your wedding if you want a riotous dance and sing-along fest! Our act The Usual Suspects perform this song at almost every show they do because it’s oodles of fun and everyone loves it. It’s as simple as that really! Did you know that this song reached No.1 in Australia? It was The Proclaimers only No.1 hit!

Memorable score

8 out of 10

Romance score

6 out of 10

Fun score

10 out of 10

Epic score

8 out of 10

2. One Day Like This – Elbow

Elbows biggest hit by some way, One Day Like This is so often overlooked by people but when they hear it, they instantly love it again. It’s an epic sing-along song that seems to go on forever so if you don’t want your wedding to end, this song has got to be on your last dance shortlist. It’s quite an emotional song too and all the members ofFrom the Topget singing for this one at the end of a wedding. It’s one for the masses and did you know that the song was written about one of the members falling in love with his author girlfriend, Emma Jane Unsworth? You can’t pick a more perfect sentiment for a last dance song!

Memorable score

9 out of 10

Romance score

9 out of 10

Fun score

7 out of 10

Epic score

10 out of 10

3. Never Forget – Take That

Never forget has featured in my top 10 lists before because it’s simply perfect for weddings, especially as a last dance. Whenever one of our acts puts this song on you hear gasps and cheers from the crowd and everyone gets together for one last dance. How else would you want to end your wedding?! You can’t go wrong with this tune and did you know that Never Forget was No.1 in 5 countries including Latvia? Who would have thought?

Memorable score

8 out of 10

Romance score

8 out of 10

Fun score

8 out of 10

Epic score

10 out of 10

4. Africa – TOTO

Another song that has graced my top 10 lists is Africa by TOTO. All the musicians at Seventh Second have been in love with this song for many years but it was a pretty big surprise when it literally exploded onto the wedding scene a few years back. It’s still loved by wedding crowds everywhere and really stands out as a fantastic way to end your wedding. I have fond memories of a huge London wedding in 2019 bursting into life when this song came on at the end of the night. One for the dancers, Africa is loved and performed regularly by our alternative wedding act Stan Darsh and who knew that Africa was initially snubbed by TOTO’s record label? Thankfully for us, they saw its potential eventually!

Memorable score

8 out of 10

Romance score

6 out of 10

Fun score

9 out of 10

Epic score

7 out of 10

5. Stand By Me – Ben E. King

Do you want a classic, romantic end to your wedding? Well, Stand By Me could be for you, I mean, it doesn’t get much more romantic, intimate or classic than this song! Our acoustic wedding duoCadenceperform this song an awful lot at the end of a wedding party and it just never fails to deliver the smoochy, romantic goods. One for the romantics, did you know that Stand By Me was a massive hit twice and with two totally different generations? That’s a timeless classic for sure.

Memorable score

7 out of 10

Romance score

10 out of 10

Fun score

6 out of 10

Epic score

6 out of 10

6. New York, New York – Frank Sinatra

Why not continue with the wedding music royalty and more specifically one of the biggest last dance songs out there, New York, New York!Night and Daybash out a pretty stellar version of this song with it being one of their all-time faves and with the number of beaming smiles seen at weddings year on year when its performed, it’s still a firm last dance favourite with everyone else too! You simply can’t go wrong with this classic tune. Without this tune, Frank Sinatra may have disappeared from the limelight but New York, New York brought him so much success that he was right back up there with the greats!

Memorable score

8 out of 10

Romance score

7 out of 10

Fun score

9 out of 10

Epic score

10 out of 10

7. Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

Let’s get back up to date with a fun-filled, happy go lucky song by Justin Timberlake. He’s never featured in my top 10 lists before but Can’t Stop The Feeling is a lovely tune that will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. Perfect for that last dance with your partner or friends and family,Good Fellas adore performing this tune and it may come as a surprise to know that this song’s main inspiration was the Trolls movie. Who’d have thought it!

Memorable score

7 out of 10

Romance score

7 out of 10

Fun score

9 out of 10

Epic score

7 out of 10

8. Today Was A Fairytale – Taylor Swift

So many wedding couples love a bit of Taylor Swift at their wedding but they usually choose her more upbeat pop and disco tunes. However, Today Was A Fairytale is last dance perfection, I mean, the title says it all! Hire our award-winning wedding bandParty Republicfor your wedding and they will perform this song with all the raw emotion it deserves. Today Was A Fairytale was only the second ever song to debut at No.1 on Canadian hot 100 and you can see why! It’s just so romantic and catchy.

Memorable score

8 out of 10

Romance score

9 out of 10

Fun score

6 out of 10

Epic score

6 out of 10

9. Winter Winds – Mumford And Sons

Love your folk? Love a good old knees up, foot-stomping, festival wedding vibe? Well then, get your Mumford on! Winter Winds is a top song to end your wedding with and why not get our folk wedding band masters Paper Boats blasting it out for you? Winter Winds is a bit different when it comes to last dance songs so put it on that shortlist if that’s what you’re after. Did you know that this was Mumford & Sons second ever single, what a tune!

Memorable score

9 out of 10

Romance score

7 out of 10

Fun score

9 out of 10

Epic score

7 out of 10

10. Wonderwall – Oasis

I thought it fitting to end my top 10 last dance song list with one of the most popular modern classics of a last dance, Wonderwall! Oasis aren’t for everyone but Wonderwall is the go-to last dance song if you want your whole wedding party united in a big circle enjoying one last dance and sing along. The song is based on Beatles legend George Harrisons Wonderwall Music album and kind of explains its universal appeal and if you ask any of our wedding bands (especiallyPlayback) if they can perform this song as a last dance, they will jump at the chance. It’s fun, it’s memorable and it’s a great way to end your night.

Memorable score

9 out of 10

Romance score

6 out of 10

Fun score

10 out of 10

Epic score

8 out of 10

If none of my top 10 songs ticked your last dance box!

Don’t panic, there were a whole host of songs that didn’t quite make my top 10 list and here they are.

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

Angels – Robbie Williams

Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns n’ Roses

Hey Jude – The Beatles

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Hotel California – The Eagles

Let It Be – The Beatles

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

Just Be – Paloma Faith

Celebration – Kool And The Gang

(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley/Jennifer Warnes

Thank You For The Music – Abba

Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Glad All Over – The Dave Clark Five

At Last – Etta James

Last Dance – Donna Summer

Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

I’m sure you’ll find a last dance song to end your wedding after all that but if you are still struggling why not check out some of my other guides that you can see below? There’s some fantastic wedding song inspiration in all of them!

The 30 best last dance songs for your wedding

The top 10 last dance songs for 2020

The top 10 wedding songs for 2021

A 2021 last dance song Infographic

Whether you scrolled straight down to look at it or had a good read through my whole top 10 guide, here’s my infographic as promised.

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Here’s to 2021!

Few! That’s me done with my top 10 lists… well for a while at least. I’m now going to start preparing for what will be a busy wedding year for all our wedding bands here at Seventh Second. I personally cannot wait to get back on that stage performing at amazing weddings like yours. They truly are the best celebrations ever!

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It’s so much fun creating these lists for you all and I always love to hear your comments and answer your questions regarding those all-important wedding songs so don’t hesitate to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with your last dance.

From all of us here at Seventh Second, we wish you a fantastic new year, the wedding of your dreams and a last dance that creates those memories to last a lifetime! Oh and if you enjoyed what you read today or know someone who needs some last dance help asap, please consider sharing my guide.

Thank you so much for reading my guide.

Oana

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