57 Noughties Anthems for Weddings That Will Have All Your Mates on the Dancefloor

Warning: this article comes with a heavy dose of nostalgia and has been put together by a bona fide noughties indie kid

It’s pretty likely you’re going to have lots of your uni friends at your wedding, and if there’s one thing university pals know how to do, it’s party! Make sure you have the hottest hits from the noughties on your wedding party – the soundtrack from your uni years will guarantee the dance floor is full all night long.


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Fallin’ – Alicia Keys

This gospel-themed RnB song is perfect for later on in the night – when everyone’s had a few drinks they’ll think they have all the moves for Alicia Keys’ breakout song.

Just Dance – Lady Gaga

It was late on in the noughties but it is still a total anthem. Thanks, Gaga.

In Da Club – 50 Cent

If Fallin’ is too laidback for you, what about In Da Club by 50 Cent? As soon as everyone hears ‘Go shorty’ they’ll be rushing to the dance floor.

Gold Digger – Kanye West

Risky for a wedding – but we ain’t saying you’re a gold digger…

Over and Over – Hot Chip

We refuse to believe this song is over ten years old. Turns out, repetition is quite timeless.

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Ignition (Remix) – R Kelly

You’re going to have this absolute TUNE in your head all day now. If you can’t get down to this song in your wedding dress, you’re going to need a new wedding dress.

Where is the Love? – Black Eyed Peas

You’ll remember all your mates throwing their arms around each other at the end of the night in Oceana hollering this in each other’s faces. Recreate that at your wedding, add this to your playlist.

Yeah! – Usher

All your ushers will love the nod to their role if you add this Usher anthem to your wedding party playlist. YEAH!

Hey Ya! – Outkast

Add this as a party song, or seek out the slowed down solo version for a quirky first dance.

Goodies – Ciara

Get all the bridesmaids on the dance floor together for this one. No, none of you are too old to have come up with a dance routine…

I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness

If you’re a little bit more rock and roll, then you absolutely have to have this on the list. Air guitars at the ready.

American Idiot – Green Day

Don’t put down that air guitar just yet – add some more pop punk to your playlist with American Idiot from Green Day.

Sheila – Jamie T

All the cool indie kids of the noughties will seriously appreciate this edgy addition to your wedding playlist.

Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

Keep those indie kids happy by chucking this into the mix too – just don’t ask them if they heard it first.

In For the Kill – La Roux

Let’s face it, we all wanted to channel La Roux’s cool androgynous style at uni. Honour her by adding this to your track list.

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Do You Really Like It? – DJ Pied and the Masters of Ceremonies

It’s a good idea to have some kind of master of ceremonies at your wedding – your guests will really like it, guaranteed.

I Don’t Feel Like Dancing – Scissor Sisters

Joke’s on you as this song very much makes us feel like dancing actually.

Golden Touch – Razorlight

Oh, remember the days when Razorlight were cool? In fact, why not walk down the aisle to this song? Just an idea…

Golden Skans – Klaxons

What are skans? We don’t know, but they’re golden so we’re interested.

A-Punk – Vampire Weekend

Okay, so it’s late noughties but it still counts! Everyone will be jumping up and down to this indie anthem.

What You Waiting For? – Gwen Stefani

Everyone in the room will be singing along to the chorus of this iconic Gwen track.

Standing in the Way of Control – The Gossip

That aggressive intro, those power vocals…whatever happened to The Gossip? Bring them back by playing them at your wedding – neon face paint is optional.

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Rock DJ – Robbie Williams

No wedding party is complete without a blast of Robbie – your drunk aunt Jean will love it. And so will everyone else, even if they don’t want to admit it.

Get Busy – Sean Paul

Is it even a wedding party if you’re not shaking that thing to Sean Paul?

Crank That – Soulja Boy

See above but replace ‘shaking that thing’ with ‘cranking that’ and ‘Sean Paul’ with ‘Soulja Boy’.

All The Things She Said – Tatu

You’ll probably remember the controversy around the video more than the song, but it’s still a guaranteed floor filler.

1 Thing – Amerie

Who is Amerie you ask? You’ll remember as soon as you hear this absolute banger!

Push the Button – Sugababes

We don’t even know what Sugababes line up this is, and we don’t even care. This is noughties pop at its finest.

Sound of the Underground – Girls Aloud

Sugababes could only hope to produce a song as good as this one, though…

Pure Shores – All Saints

Let’s go girl band crazy here – what tipsy girl doesn’t have the perfect moves to this song? Complete with lip-synching and air grabs.

American Boy – Estelle ft. Kanye West

Oh, do you remember the days when Kanye West rapped about Ribena in a song that provided endless comedy fodder for Gavin & Stacey? We feel super nostalgic right now.

7 Days – Craig David

I mean, it’s a modern day love story really, isn’t it? In a way…

Don’t Cha – Pussycat Dolls

One for you and the bridesmaids – from a time when it was just the Pussycat Dolls, not Nicole Scherzinger and the Pussycat Dolls.

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Crazy – Gnarls Barkley

You’d be crazy not to hit the dancefloor when this anthem blasts out!

Dare – Gorillaz

This song will get an appreciative nod, but true fans are probably too cool to actually dance to it.

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One More Time – Daft Punk

If you want to end the night on a high – end it on this song!

Kids – MGMT

This is a BIG song and is perfect for making your entrance to, especially if you were both noughties indie kids.

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Call on Me – Eric Prydz

If you were prone to a rave or two whilst at uni, make sure you have this belter on your playlist.

That’s Not My Name – The Ting Tings

They call you loads of things but that’s not your name…

Dance Wiv Me –Dizzee Rascal ft. Calvin Harris

You’ll be surprised at the moves this song forces out of you – moves you forgot you even had.

Beautiful Day – U2

Everyone was annoyed at them for forcing their album into their iTunes, but this was before then so we’ll let it slide.

Dy-Na-Mi-Tee – Ms Dynamite

You learnt what attitude was from this song, and how to spell ‘dynamite’. Kind of.

Umbrella – Rihanna

You couldn’t go anywhere without hearing this in 2007. Before Rihanna went full on bad gal RiRi she was willing to let you share her umbrella. Now, we’re not so sure.

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Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon

A guaranteed wedding floor filler, but do you really want to see your in-laws dancing to ‘Sex on Fire’?

Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

It’s probably not first dance material but it definitely deserves a place on your wedding sound track.

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Valerie – Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse

We can’t believe this song is over a decade old – and nor will your guests.

I Predict a Riot – Kaiser Chiefs

What a time the noughties were – this lad anthem dates back to a time before it was acceptable to fancy Ricky Wilson.

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Get Ur Freak On – Missy Elliot

This song is irresistible – it will draw guests to the dance floor like a magnet.

Toxic – Britney Spears

Probably (definitely) the defining song of the noughties. Pass us a jagerbomb.

Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie

Another one for the pop princesses – and young guests will get the chance to experience the wonder that is this song.

Crazy in Love – Beyoncé

It isn’t a wedding until this song has been played and that is a fact. Don’t even try to argue, we’ll just ‘uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh oh no no’ you out of the room.

Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand

Did you forget about Franz Ferdinand? We’re happy to have been able to remind you.

Jerk it Out – Caesars

The edgy beat on this tune will have your dance floor awash with questionable moves. Enjoy.

Apply Some Pressure – Maximo Park

The lyrics are almost kind of romantic, but the beat is solid and that’s all your uni mates are going to care about.

Wedding entertainment ideas for all kinds of budget

I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys

Have this as your first dance song and we’ll respect you forever. Bonus points for synchronised robot dancing – you know the part.

One Day Like This – Elbow

This is a legit choice of first dance song, or an excellent choice for ceremony music.

 Mr Brightside – The Killers

Because what amazing night out didn’t end with a rendition of Mr Brightside? All together now… ‘She’s touching his chest now…’


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