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75 First Dance Songs For Your Wedding

75 First Dance Songs For Your Wedding

Categories: Wedding Advice For Women

All eyes are on you two, as you slowly walk to the middle of the dance floor, getting ready for the first dance of your married life. It might seem like nothing to some, but it truly symbolises the start of the journey you are about to share together, starting with something romantic, or in some cases comedic.

Whether you plan on spending the next 6 months learning some traditional ballroom dancing, a great routine or plan on making it up on the day, the song you choose is absolutely pivotal.



If you have setup a traditional themed wedding, then sometimes a classic song can fit the atmosphere the best. You really can’t go wrong with a classic song and here are the top 10 you could use:

  1. At last - Etta James
  2. Let’s stay together – Al Green
  3. I don’t want to miss a thing – Aerosmith
  4. I do it for you – Bryan Adams
  5. You do something to me – Paul Weller
  6. Let there be love – Nat King Cole
  7. The time of my life – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
  8. Kiss from a rose – Seal
  9. The wonder of you – Elvis Presley
  10. Here comes the sun – the Beatles
  11. Endless Love – Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross
  12. Somewhere over the rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  13. What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong
  14. She’s the one – Robbie Williams



There are some songs which will leave people smiling with a tear in their eyes, as they mention how they want something this beautiful at their wedding. These songs really do embody the feeling of love in the room:

  1. Truly madly deeply – Savage Garden
  2. Your song – Ellie Goulding
  3. Just the way your are – Bruno Mars
  4. Make you feel my love – Adele
  5. Grow old with you – Adam Sandler
  6. Songbird – Eva Cassidy
  7. Marry you – Bruno Mars
  8. Hero – Enrique Iglesias
  9. Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
  10. Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran
  11. Wonderful tonight – Eric Clapton
  12. When you say nothing at all – Ronan Keating
  13. 2 become 1 – Spice Girls
  14. Can’t take my eyes off you – either Andy Williams or Muse if you want it a bit more rock
  15. Amazed – Lonestar
  16. I’m yours – Jason Mraz
  17. You’re still the one – Shania Twain
  18. Loving you – Paolo Nutini
  19. (I can’t help) falling in love with you – UB40
  20. All of me – John Legend


Rock On

At my big sisters wedding, they decided to go against the stereotype songs and opted for something a bit more rock, to give a more upbeat mood. This perfectly resembled their attitude and personality, while it also allowed other people to join in a bit more.

  1. Good riddance – Green Day
  2. Nothing else matters – Metallica
  3. Chasing cars – Snow Patrol
  4. One day like this – Elbow
  5. Everlong – Foo Fighters
  6. I believe in a thing called love – the Darkness
  7. Still into you – Paramore
  8. It must be love – Madness
  9. Colorblind – Counting Crows
  10. You’re my best friend - Queen


Disney Wedding Songs

Over the past few years, there has been an increase in the amount of people using songs from animated movies, partly spiked by the Frozen movie, with their award winning music. Whether it’s Lion King or Aladdin, there are some great romantic songs you could consider.

  1. Can you feel the love tonight – Lion King
  2. Love is an open door – Frozen
  3. Let it go – Frozen (we played this at my friend Charlotte's London hen do)
  4. A whole new world – Aladdin
  5. Looking for romance – Bambi
  6. So this is love – Cinderella
  7. Kiss the girl – The Little Mermaid
  8. Tale as old as time – Beauty and the Beast
  9. Love is a song that never ends – Bambi
  10. Once upon a dream – Sleeping Beauty
  11. You’ve got a friend in me – Toy Story
  12. I’m wishing – Snow White
  13. When you wish upon a star - Pinocchio


My Personal Favourites

I can’t help but add in another section for some of my favourites which I think deserve a mention. Whether they are upbeat, soft and subtle or simply a classic song that hits a note for me, they all feel like great options for your first dance song.

  1. A thousand years – Christina Perri
  2. Run – Leona Lewis
  3. Love you till the end – the Pogues
  4. A moment like this – Kelly Clarkson
  5. Heaven – DJ Sammy
  6. Rule the world – Take That
  7. Kiss me – Ed Sheeran
  8. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  9. All you need is love – the Beatles
  10. These arms of mine – Otis Redding
  11. Heroes – David Bowie
  12. Closing time – Semisonic
  13. For once in my life – Stevie Wonder
  14. She’s so lovely – Scouting For Girls
  15. Tiny Dancer – Elton John
  16. God only knows – the Beach Boys
  17. XO – Beyonce
  18. Happy – Pharell Williams

If you found this list useful, you might also want to check out my list of the best songs to walk down the aisle to.

Tom Bourlet

Based in Brighton, Tom Has written for numerous publications over the years and is most well known for his travel blog

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