Weddings in 2020 mean different things to different people based upon your location’s social distancing laws.  Some states do not allow weddings at all.  Some allow guests of 50 people or less.  Some states require receptions without dancing and seating only.  No matter your scenario, we assembled a list of songs that are in the mid to up-tempo range to keep the mood up but not to the point that they would encourage dancing.

Our list of up-tempo wedding reception songs for social distancing is to incorporate current hits while including classic wedding hits.  You should not have guests falling asleep during your reception!  You want to keep the mood up and happy.  However, we did not include dance hits as some states do not allow dancing.  Plus, we included many different genres and eras!

Up-tempo songs to play for a social distancing wedding reception

Up-tempo Wedding Reception Songs for Social Distancing

Current Christian Songs

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TOGETHER – for KING & COUNTRY, Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin
2020

Still Rolling Stones – Lauren Daigle
2019

Nobody – Casting Crowns feat. Matthew West
2018

Grace Got You – MercyMe
2017

Thank You Lord – Chris Tomlin feat. Thomas Rhett & Florida Georgia Line
2020

Current Country Songs

Happy Anywhere – Blake Shelton feat. Gwen Stefani
2020

Head Over Boots – Jon Pardi
2016

Chasin’ You – Morgan Wallen
2018

Done – Chris Janson
2019

Big, Big Plans – Chris Lane
2019

Classic Country Songs

Forever and Ever, Amen – Randy Travis
1987

I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
1956

Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You – Brooks & Dunn
2001

She’s in Love with the Boy – Trisha Yearwood
1991

Somebody Like You – by Keith Urban
2002

Current Dance Songs

Magic – Kylie Minogue
2020

Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
2017

Higher Love – Kygo & Whitney Houston
2019

ily (i love you baby) – Surf Mesa feat. Emilee
2019

Head & Heart – Joel Corry feat. MNEK
2020

Current Hip Hop Songs

Circles – Post Malone
2019

Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat) – Jawsh 685 x Jason Derulo
2020

Sunflower – Post Malone & Swae Lee
2018

Go Crazy – Chris Brown & Young Thug
2020

I Like It – Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
2018

Classic Hip Hop Songs

California Love – 2Pac feat. Roger Troutman & Dr. Dre
1996

Hypnotize – The Notorious B.I.G.
1997

It Was A Good Day – Ice Cube
1992

The Next Episode – Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg
2000

Rapper’s Delight – Sugarhill Gang
1980

Current Pop Songs

Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
2019

Smile – Katy Perry
2020

Dynamite – BTS
2020

Intentions – Justin Bieber feat. Quavo
2020

Sucker – Jonas Brothers
2019

Classic Pop Songs

You Make My Dreams (Come True) – Daryl Hall & John Oates
1980

Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
1987

Africa – Toto
1982

Smooth – Santana Feat. Rob Thomas
1999

Wannabe – Spice Girls
1996

Current R&B Songs

Say So – Doja Cat
2019

Better – Khalid
2018

In Your Eyes – The Weeknd
2020

Mixer – Amber Mark
2019

One I Got – Charlie Wilson
2020

Classic R&B Songs

Lovely Day – Bill Withers
1977

Because Of You – Ne-Yo
2007

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
1967

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
1979

Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You ((I Love You Baby)) – Lauryn Hill
1998

Current Rock Songs

broken – lovelytheband
2017

Viva La Vida – Coldplay
2008

Our Love – Incubus
2020

Me & You Together Song – The 1975

Just You and I – Tom Walker

Classic Rock Songs

Stuck in the Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
1972

Come and Get Your Love – Redbone
1974

Moondance – Van Morrison
1970

You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
1986

Dancing in the Moonlight – King Harvest
1973

Do you have a favorite up-tempo song, not on our list that would fit perfectly into a social distancing wedding reception? Please share your song below so that we can add it!

Other song lists to read:

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  • Wedding Dinner Music & Cocktail Hour Songs
  • The Please-All Playlist For The Rehearsal Dinner

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