Top 20 dance songs to rock your reception

The latest trend in wedding music? Blast-from-the-past club anthems and classic dance music, says top DJ Matt Maurice

The masters of spin from Matt Maurice Event Music, photographed by Eddie Judd Photography

The trend: “Uplifting house and club anthems from the past 25 years with a preference to vocal tracks that guests can sing along to,” says DJ Matt Maurice, who’s had more and more couples asking for classic club sets to up the cool-factor at their wedding receptions.


Best for: “Grown-up clubbers who want to pay tribute to their late teens and early twenties – and share those musical memories with old friends at their wedding.”

Where it works: “Anywhere from marquees to hotels, barns to boats. For the full experience, complement the soundtrack with a lighting system that brings the dancefloor alive with vibrant colour washes and effects as well as club-styled lounge furniture.”

Top 20 tracks:
1. Do You Want It Right Now, Degrees Of Motion
2. Finally, Kings Of Tomorrow
3. Dove (I’ll Be Loving You), Moony
4. At Night, Shakedown
5. That’s The Way Love Is, Ten City
6. You Got The Love, The Source featuring Candi Staton
7. Take Me Away, True Faith
8. Let Me Be Your Fantasy, Baby D
9. Praise You, Fatboy Slim
10. Dreamer, Living Joy
11. Digital Love, Daft Punk
12. Music Sounds Better With You, Stardust
13. Let Me Love You for Tonight, Kariya
14. Never Gonna Let You Go, Tina Moore
15. Closer Than Close, Rosie Gaines
16. Promised Land, Joe Smooth
17. Horny, Mousse T
18. Where Love Lives, Alison Limerick
19. Relight My Fire, Dan Hartman
20. Going Back to My Roots, Richie Havens


For more on Matt Maurice Event Music, visit mattmaurice.co.uk