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25+ Retro Songs For Your Ultimate Wedding Playlist

Wedding playlists cater to a variety of guests based on their age groups. But one genre that gets everyone grooving is retro! Take a look at these retro songs for an ultimate wedding playlist.

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What is it about retro songs that gets all generations in a grooving mood? The allure of retro songs spreads far and wide, immersing all of us in it, including the new youngsters in the block—the Genz! Such is the lure of the legends—Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh, Asha Bhosle, Mohammad Rafi, and R.D. Burman, to name a few—that Bollywood music composers of this generation find themselves recreating the epics for movie title tracks and dance anthems. 

If you are currently planning a retro theme for your or your close one's wedding, we have the ultimate retro song playlist for wedding dance performances. Pick a sultry retro hairstyle, sport those bell-bottom jumpsuits, and set the floor on fire with evergreen Bollywood or English retro songs! Take a look at our carefully curated list of songs for every mood, and you won't be able to stop yourself from shaking a leg!

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Bollywood Retro Songs for Dance

The ultimate romantic hit, Chura liya ha tumne jo dil ke, deserves a top spot in your wedding playlist. Pick this retro Hindi song as a dedication to your partner on your cocktail night to make the best use of this track.

Shake it like Shammi Kapoor in one of these super peppy retro songs for dance from the '70s. This is a huge opportunity to showcase your dance prowess in retro style! Take dance tutorials from Helen and Shammi Kapoor and steal the show with your couple dance!

A remix of the original evergreen composition by Mohammad Rafi, Tareef karu kya uski, jisne tujhe banaya is at the top of our retro Bollywood songs list for all the right reasons. It's a perfect song to dedicate to the bride and can be picked by anyone close to her, like her sibling, cousins, partner (of course), and even relatives. 

Here's another perfect retro song for your first dance as a couple. Prepare a couple dance performance and wear a stunning bridal gown or mermaid lehenga to groove to the beats of this evergreen song.

Bachna Ae Haseeno, Hum Kisi Se Kam Naheen

Dear groom-to-be, here's a forever favorite from the 70s. Get the boys on the stage and throw your swag on to dance floor to this upbeat song. Be it a bachelor party or a Sangeet ceremony, this song can take the party by a whirl! 

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Of the many evergreen old retro songs that continue to be party favorites even today, 'ye jawani hai deewani' tops the list for an all-boys dance performance. To make this even more fun, ask your dad and all of your closest uncles in the family to prepare a Hindi song dance performance on this song and make it a memorable evening. 

Make that solo bride performance sassy by picking the most evergreen retro Bollywood song for dance, made graceful by Helen. You know you will set the bar too high and set the tone of the evening if you pick this song for your performance. 

This famous retro song deserves to be on your wedding dance playlist, especially if your parents are looking for that 'ultimate old Bolywood song' for their exclusive performance. Remember Amreesh Puri's surprise performance on this song in our all-time favorite Bollywood movie, DDLJ? Your father or father-in-law could recreate something special to make the night special. 

A romantic and peppy song, start your retro dance songs list with this forever favourite retro song and shake it up like Shammi! Retro outfits will only make this a performance to remember. It is one of the most-loved old Hindi songs for dancing out there.

A famous romantic retro song for your parents and the other elder couples in your family, Udein Jab Jab Zulfein Teri deserves to top the list because of it's peppy beats. Let the everlasting love of your parents, aunts, and uncles do the talking with this melodious Bollywood retro song. 

We couldn't help but add the remix of the famous retro song 'Keh du tumhe, ya chup rahu' originally sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle to our top favorite and best Hindi retro songs for dancing list. Couples in love—whether you are newly married or just about to tie the knot—this is a fun composition for you. 

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A Bollywood retro song list is incomplete without Jai Jai Shiva Shankar. Imagine planning a couple+friends performance on this retro song for your haldi ceremony. It couldn't get more filmy than this, right? Hire a top choreographer for your wedding and make your Bollywood dance dreams come true. 

In Ankhon Ki Masti Ke (Umrao Jaan)

Recreate the iconic performance by Rekha at your best friend or sister's Sangeet ceremony for an electric performance. Sport a white Anarkali suit with Passa jewellery and Haath phool for the perfect look.

Pyar Hua Ikrar Hua (Shree 420)

Who can forget this eternal romantic retro song by Raj Kapoor and Nargis? And if you're organising a retro theme, Sangeet, you must add this romantic Bollywood song to your playlist. Dress in a black and white saree, get your Sangeet stage decked up in retro style, and don't forget the black umbrella!

Gulaabi Ankhein (The Train)

Another gem from R.D. Burman's classics, you just can't stop your groove when you hear this retro song. Wear a short kurta with churidaar and just surrender to the jazzy music of this song. 

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Aao Twist Karen (Bhoot Bangla)

Thanks to Mehmood, who actually taught Bollywood to twist in style and made it look so cool! So when he says, "Aao twist karein,"  we say, Why not? Add this retro song to your sangeet ceremony playlist to plan a happy night. 

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English Retro Songs for Dance

Every decade has its own magic when it comes to music, but the retro era has its own charm. If you want to explore English retro songs to create epic ballroom moments at your sangeet ceremony, then search no more! We have an exhaustive list of English retro songs for you to groove to with your partner, family, and friends. 

Could there be another English song that is as romantic as 'Chances are' for your first dance? Slow dancing to the lyrics "Just because my composure sort of slips, the moment that your lips meet mine, chances are you think my heart's your Valentine," is the most iconic way to bring in your reception night. 

"Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey," bride and groom to be, add Rasputin to your cocktail night playlist and let loose with your friends. You know your after-party deserves this level of craziness!

"Could I have this dance for the rest of my life?" is the song you should be playing right after you exchange your engagement rings. This retro music and song was made for a couple dance. 

"Stars shinin' bright above you, night breezes seem to whisper, "I love you,"  birds singin' in the sycamore tree, Dream a little dream of me," are the magical words of this popular retro song. Add this to your wedding reception playlist, and twirl in a dreamy gown in the arms of your paramore. 

Your playlist must have the most amazing songs to match the joy and energy of a wedding. Staying Alive is one of those retro songs that can pull your guests out of their seats and onto the dance floor. 

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Earth, Wind & Fire, September (Official HD Video)

Here's a classic English retro song we are obsessed with! This track is fun and playful and can uplift the mood of the evening like no other!

The songs by Earth, Wind, and Fire have always been timeless, and how! Boogie Wonderland continues to top the charts as a dancing sensation in a retro song playlist. Add this to your wedding party song playlist to keep the retro theme alive! 

Orleans: Dance with me

If you are looking for a romantic retro song for your first dance or wedding reception playlist, then 'dance with me' by Orleans is a must-add. Let the lyrics of this beautiful composition fill your wedding venue with the sweet rhythm of romance. 

A retro hit song list is incomplete without MJ. This classic Michael Jackson hit can make everyone of your guests swing to its rhythm—even the elders of your family. 

Add retro songs for dance to your playlist, keeping the guests, event, and taste of the crowd in mind. Customize your wedding decoration as per your retro theme. Request that your guests wear appropriate outfits to go with the theme. And simply enjoy swaying and grooving to the golden musical eras!

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