Best & Most Popular Urban Songs For The Dance Reception

For most couples the classic wedding dance songs have what it takes to get the majority of their crowd on the dance floor; however, there is the odd wedding that calls for a deeper library to fill the floor. Sometimes that is determined in advance while other times the DJ will feel things out and naturally reach the particular genre that will bring out everybody's best moves.

Its always best keep your guests in mind before making the bold choice of going with a predominately urban wedding playlist. You should be confident that the majority of your friends and family share similar tastes in music. It may be best to start the night with some classics until your young and older crowds leave. This genre of music tends to contain explicit content and language (which we only play the clean versions unless otherwise told) and the last thing you want is your guests leaving early because they are offended.

We've compiled over 3 hours of some of the best choices for urban / R&B song choices whether you want your playlist littered with this genre or just want some suggestions to include a few. 

  • 1, 2 Step - Ciara
  • 2 On - Tinashe
  • 711 - Beyonce
  • Act A Fool - Ludacris
  • All Gold Everything - Trinidad James
  • Always On Time - Ashanti
  • American Boy - Estelle
  • Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot
  • Bad Boy For Life - P Diddy
  • Bang Bang - Nicki Minaj, Arianna Grande, Jessie J
  • Black And Yellow - Wiz Khalifia
  • Bust-A-Move - Young MC
  • California Love - Tupac, Dr Dre
  • Closer - Neo
  • Come Get Her - Rae Sremmurd
  • Crazy In Love - Beyonce
  • Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg
  • Dynamite - Tao Cruz
  • Empire State Of Mind - Jay Z Ft. Alicia Keys
  • Fancy - Iggy Izalea Ft. Charlie XCX
  • Gangsta Lovin - Eve
  • Gettin Jiggy With It - Will Smith
  • Glamorous - Fergie
  • Gold Digger - Kanye West
  • Hey Ya! - Outkast
  • Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty By Nature
  • Hit Em High - Method Man
  • Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani 
  • Hot In Here - Nelly 
  • Hotline Bling - Drake
  • I Gotta Feelin' - Black Eyed Peas
  • Ignition - R Kelly
  • In Da Club - 50 Cent
  • It Takes Two - DJ EZ Rock And Rob Base
  • Jump - Kriss Kross
  • Lean Back - Terror Squad Ft. Fat Joe
  • Let Me Clear My Throat - DJ Kool
  • Let Me Love You - Mario
  • Let's Get Married - Jagged Edge Ft. Reverend Run
  • Low - Flo Rida Ft. T-Pain
  • Me And You Remix - Cassie Ft. Ray J
  • Me, Myself, And I - G-Eazy 
  • Might Not - The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar
  • Mo Money, Mo Problems - Notorious B.I.G.
  • No Diggity - Blackstreet
  • Now That We Found Love  - Heavy D And The Boys
  • Only You - Ashanti
  • Poison - Bel Div Deveau

  • Pour It Up - Rihanna
  • Push It - Salt And Pepper
  • Rappers Delight - Sugar Hill Gang
  • Right Thurr - Chingy
  • Shots - LMFAO Ft. Lil Jon
  • Somebody - Natalie La Rose Ft. Jerimih
  • Stronger - Kanye West 
  • Suga Suga - Baby Bash Ft, Frankie J
  • Swimming Pools - Kendrick Lamar
  • The Humpty Dance - Digital Underground
  • The Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco
  • The Way I Are - Timbaland
  • This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
  • Thong Song - Sisqo
  • Thrift Shop - Macklemore And Ryan Lewis
  • Tipsy - J Kwon
  • Trap Queen - Fetty Wrap
  • Turn Down For What - Lil Jon And DJ Snake
  • Want To Want Me - Jason Derulo
  • Watch Me - Silento
  • Wild Thing - Ton Loc
  • Work It - Missy Elliot
  • Work, Work, Work - Drake Ft. Rihanna
  • Yeah - Usher Ft. Lil Jon, Ludacris
  • You Can Do It - Ice Cube

For a detailed and categorized list of songs to cover the rest of your playlist needs, checkout our wedding song guide here.