59 first dance songs shared by brides and grooms

17 Jul 2019

Struggling to settle on your first dance song? Take a look at these picks from real couples

Your first dance song should be a reflection of you as a couple. Whether you opt for an upbeat track or a romantic ballad, the song should feel like an expression of your love and relationship. 

When choosing your first dance song, think about the lyrics and what they mean to you. If the words transport you to a warm and happy place, the song could be the perfect choice. 

Once decided, think about who will play the song. You could use the original soundtrack or you could request that your evening reception band play it for you. Also think about choreography and whether you want a well-rehearsed routine or a simple slow dance. 

Come the big moment, remind yourself to relax as you take to the floor and gaze into your partner's eyes. You should feel like the only two people in the room. 

To get you started in finding your perfect first dance song, take a look at this list of songs chosen by couples for their own wedding days. 

Hideaway by Kieza

L.O.V.E by Nat King Cole

Love Someone by Lukas Graham

’74-’75 by The Connells

Yours by Ella Henderson

Perfect by Ed Sheeran

Still the One by Shania Twain

Let's Get Married by Jagged Edge

You Never Can Tell by Chuck Berry

You and I by John Legend

Adorn by Miguel

Rewrite the Stars from The Greatest Showman

Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You by Andy Williams

Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur

Love is Easy by McFly

Three Little Birds by Bob Marley

Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader

Day 1 by HONNE

Oh Me, Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby) by Aretha Franklin

Came Here For Love by Ella Eyre (acoustic)

At Last by Etta James

Roses Are Red by Mac Band featuring The McCampbell Brothers

Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran

Please Forgive Me by David Gray

Never Gonna Be Alone by Nickelback

Come Away With Me by Norah Jones

Sweet Love by M Beat & Nazlyn

Stand By Me by Florence & The Machine

It's All About You by McFly

I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden

You Are The Reason by Calum Scott and Leona Lewis

Love Is A Verb by John Mayer

If This Isn't Love by Jennifer Hudson

All Of Me by John Legend

A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

We Have All The Time In The World by Louis Armstrong

Everlong by The Foo Fighters

(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am by Nancy Wilson

Slide Away by Oasis

How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding

Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

Is This Love by Bob Marley

Firestone by Kygo

Inseperable by Natalie Cole

Close Your Eyes by Michael Bublé

Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra

Lego House by Ed Sheeran

Hey Ho by The Lumineers

The One by Kodaline

Only You by Yazoo

The Way I Tend To Be by Frank Turner

Latch by Sam Smith (acoustic)

Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison

The Story I Heard by Blind Pilot

Use Somebody by Laura Jansen

Let’s Stay Together by Al Green

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding 

Time After Time by Baz Luhrman (Stricly Ballroom version)

Runaway by The Corrs

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