The world’s favourite first dance songs

13 Aug 2020

The team at have looked at user-created playlists on Spotify to find out which songs are the most popular choices for the first dance. We reveal the results 

The first dance song is important to any wedding. For some couples it is an easy choice, they already have ‘their song’ from an important date or milestone in their relationship, others need more inspiration. Whether you choose a slow jam or an upbeat classic make sure it is right for you. 


The World’s Favourite First Dance Songs 

  1. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri  

  1. Amazed – Lonestar  

  1. All of Me – John Legend  

  1. Marry Me – Train 

  1. At Last – Etta James 

  1. Make You Feel My Love – Adele 

  1. Perfect – Ed Sheeran 

  1. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley 

  1. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran 

  1. You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne 

  1. First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes 

  1. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz 

  1. Better Together – Jack Johnson 

  1. Everything – Michael Bublé  


If you’re looking for something a bit different – The Top Five Alternative First Dance Hits are: 

  1. Nothing Else Matters – Matallica 

  1. You’re in Love with a Psycho – Kasabian 

  1. YMCA – Village People 

  1. Who Do You Think You Are? - Spice Girls 

  1. Fix Up, Look Sharp – Dizzee Rascal 



Nathan Amery, Head of Digital Marketing at jewellerybox commented: 
Unfortunately at the moment, weddings, and celebrations in general, are very different, with many couples having to wait until 2021 to tie the knot. While many are opting for a low-key, smaller gathering because of the pandemic, those who are waiting until 2021 have the benefit of extra planning time and hopefully a safer and more secure wedding next year. 
“The first dance song is one of the most important parts of wedding planning. It may not be a key part of the structure such as transport or dresses, but your first dance song can define the first moments of marriage and will be a trigger for the rest of your married lives. Be sure to stay true to you and your partner and your past together, but most of all don't forget to have fun and show your personalities. You will recall your first dance for the rest of your lives so make your song choice a memorable one.” 


See the full research here

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