Top 10 First Dance Songs For Your Wedding
Whether your wedding plans are well under way or you’ve just begun to scheme (good job getting a jump on things!), organising your dream wedding is guaranteed to be a mammoth task consisting of hours of planning, organising, re-planning, and remembering things last minute.
While it may not be number one on your wedding to-do list (cake samples are hard to beat!), picking the song for your first dance early can make things a bunch easier down the line – especially when it comes to dance lessons, updating the DJ, and generally trying to cure those two left feet.
Grab your dance partner and check out our top 10 wedding songs, including a list of romantic tunes for your first dance as husband and wife.
- “Marry me” – Train
Together can never be close enough for me / To feel like I am close enough to you / You wear white and I’ll wear out the words, ‘I love you’
When it’s all in the name, it’s hard to beat. Sway to the soft acoustic notes in Train’s popular wedding hit.
- “Just the way you are” – Bruno Mars
When I see your face / There’s not a thing that I would change / Cause you’re amazing / Just the way you are.
Bruno Mars’ first hit is a common pick for modern weddings. Don’t be surprised if guests take a moment to sniff into a tissue.
- “Can’t help falling in love” – Elvis Presley
Wise men say / Only fools rush in / But I can’t help falling in love with you
The sultry tones of Elvis Presley don’t get much more romantic than during this soulful song. A classic, intimate tune for couples who love a throwback.
- “You’re my best friend” – Queen
You’re my sunshine and I want you to know / That my feelings are true / I really love you / Oh you’re my best friend
Rock gods Queen take a softer, upbeat approach in this 1976 number. Good for couples who want to throw a few quick dance moves into the mix.
- “Thinking out loud” – Ed Sheeran
And I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways / Maybe just the touch of a hand / Oh me I fall in love with you every single day / And I just wanna tell you I am
Currently ruling the roost of romantic modern-day artists, Ed Sheeran’s single reached triple platinum for a reason. Not too quick and not too slow, this is the perfect number for couples who dread ‘the sway’ but don’t want to get too fancy.
- Make You Feel My Love – Adele
When the evening shadows /And the stars appear /And there is no one there /To dry your tears/ I could hold you/ For a million years/ To make you feel my love
Although most are familiar with Adele as the go-to artist when you’re sobbing into a two litre tub of ice cream, the heartfelt lyrics and passionate vocals of ‘Make You Feel My Love’ will wash away any thoughts of dairy-based comfort as you twirl with your new boo.
- The Way You Look Tonight – Tony Bennett
Someday, when I’m awfully low/ When the world is cold/ I will feel a glow just thinking of you / And the way you look tonight
The deep tones of Tony Bennett singing the Frank Sinatra classic will add a little touch of 1940s jazz to first dance, and a little dash of elegance – unless the bride trips over her dress.
- All of Me – John Legend
‘Cause all of me / Loves all of you / Love your curves and all your edges / All your perfect imperfections
‘All of Me’, with the powerful voice of John Legend backed by upbeat piano, is a ballad describing the complete acceptance of your partner. Even when they don’t listen. Or leave their towel on the bathroom floor.
- 1 + 1 – Beyonce
Baby we ain’t nothing but love / And darling you got enough for the both of us / Make love to me when my days look low / Pull me in close and don’t let me go
Everyone knows that Queen B always delivers the goods – break up ballads, girl power anthems, dance tracks, and of course, the classic love song. The slow and steady tune will bring a tear to everyone’s eyes – even that hard uncle who never cries.
- At Last – Etta James
At last my love has come along / My lonely days are over and life is like a song, oh yeah / At last the skies above are blue
As two souls become one, what better way to celebrate than with a soulful ballad? Etta James’s ‘At Last’ is filled with heartfelt vocals with simple tunes, making it easy to dance at the speed that’s right for you.
Wedding First Dance Songs
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