25 Of The Best First Dance Songs


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Wedding First Dance

Everyone wants to pick the perfect song to play for the first dance on their wedding day! Finding one that you agree on as a couple isn't always so easy though.

You want a song that you will listen to in years to come and it will remind you of that special moment. Some couples will already have a song that means something to them, that is personal to them. Others may struggle if they don't enjoy the same style music or both have a song each that they would love to use.


Traditionally a slow romantic song would be played and the couple would be surrounded by family and friends taking photos.

Now couples may take lessons to create a dance routine for their first dance, or surprise their guests with a dance routine involving the wedding party! Wedding Roles (prettyweddingday.com)


If you've booked a live band or a DJ for the evening, ask them if they have any ideas! Also let them know in advance so they'll definitely have your song choice, or a band may learn it for you.


Finally, don't pick a type of song that you think you should have! If you love rock or dance music, then go with it! Don't be worried, It's your wedding and everyone will love it anyway.


Here we have 25 amazing first dance songs to pick from!


1. If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys


2. Perfect - Ed Sheeran


3. You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker


4. The Way You Look Tonight - Rod Stewart


5. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran


6. How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding


7. Always Remember Us This Way - Lady Gaga


8. Make You Feel My Love - Adele


9. All Of Me - John Legend


10. A Thousand Years - Christina Perri


11. More Than Words - Extreme


12. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith


13. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol


14. One Day Like This - Elbow


15. Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden


16. At Last - Etta James


17. Better Together - Jack Johnson


18. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz


19. Little Things - One Direction


20. Stand By Me - Ben E. King


21 Let's Stay Together - Al Green


22. I Can't Help Falling In Love With You - UB40


23. Marry You - Bruno Mars


24. By Your Side - Sade


25. Your Song - Elton John / Ellie Goulding


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