The 150 Best First Dance Songs of All Time

Find that memorable song that'll help you celebrate your first dance together as newlyweds - here are the best 150 first dance songs of all time, with something for every kind of couple

First dance songs

The first dance is a moment you’ll never forget. Among those cherished occasions in your life that’ll you’ll look back on, your first time dancing together as a married couple will be one of the most important.

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All these first dance songs are utterly romantic, but the right song will be the one with personal meaning for the two of you that speaks to the heart of your relationship. While you’ll find lots of brilliant choices among our best wedding songs, we’ve handpicked here the songs that we think are perfect first dance songs.

Weddings are undeniably hectic and you have so many people to greet and talk to. But the first dance is an intimate, romantic moment between you and your new spouse where you can just enjoy each other’s company. Admittedly, it’ll be surrounded by all your friends and family, and caught on camera, but don’t let that pressure stop you from enjoying the moment!

Below you’ll find our playlist of all the best first dance songs, from modern classics like Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé to tried-and-tested love songs from the likes of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole. Honestly, it doesn’t matter who sings it; nothing matters as long as it means something to you as a couple.

How to Choose Your First Dance Song

Choosing your first dance song is a tricky one. If you have “your song” or your music tastes are completely the same, then it’s easy. But if your favourite genres are miles apart, you have different ideas about whether it should be slow or up-tempo, or one of you is adamant about having the same song as your parents, it can be a minefield.

Among all your wedding songs, the first dance will define the tone of your day. For some couple that means a tender, romantic moment; for others, it’s a slick, choreographed routine your guests won’t be expecting.

Whatever you decide, it’s best to rehearse well beforehand and throw yourself into it. You’ll be kicking off the partying for the reception so get that dance floor going!

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The Best First Dance Songs

  1. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  2. At Last – Etta James
  3. All Of Me – John Legend
  4. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  5. Amazed – Lonestar
  6. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
  7. Your Song – Elton John
  8. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  9. Something – The Beatles
  10. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  11. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
  12. The Luckiest – Ben Folds
  13. Wherever You Will Go – Charlene Soraia
  14. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  15. Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  16. Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
  17. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  18. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  19. Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
  20. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
  21. I’m Kissing You – Des’ree
  22. Run – Leona Lewis
  23. You Make It Real – James Morrison
  24. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
  25. Love You ‘Till the End – The Pogues
  26. You’re Still the One – Shania Twain
  27. From This Moment On – Shania Twain & Bryan White
  28. Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler
  29. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  30. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  31. Falling In Love With You Again – Imelda May
  32. Songbird – Eva Cassidy
  33. Let There Be Love – Nat “King” Cole
  34. You Do Something to Me – Paul Weller
  35. Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
  36. Come What May – Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman
  37. You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  38. One Day Like This – Elbow
  39. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
  40. You’re the First, the Last, My Everything – Barry White
  41. A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
  42. Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
  43. Marry You – Bruno Mars
  44. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  45. Hero – Enrique Iglesias
  46. Nothing’s Going to Stop Us Now – Starship
  47. Endless Love – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
  48. It Must Be Love – Madness
  49. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
  50. The Wonder of You – Elvis Presley
  51. Kiss From A Rose – Seal
  52. You’ve Got the Love – Florence + the Machine
  53. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
  54. Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
  55. The Reason – Hoobastank
  56. Love Never Fails – Brandon Heath
  57. If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
  58. I Get the Sweetest Feeling – Jackie Wilson
  59. When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating
  60. No One – Alicia Keys
  61. Halo – Beyoncé
  62. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  63. I Found You – Alabama Shakes
  64. Everything – Michael Bublé
  65. We Have All The Time In The World – Louis Armstrong
  66. Everything – Mary J. Blige
  67. Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
  68. You’re All I Need to Get By – Aretha Franklin
  69. Angels – Robbie Williams
  70. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
  71. Romeo and Juliet – The Killers
  72. Islands In the Stream – Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
  73. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye
  74. Songbird – Oasis
  75. The One – Kodaline
  76. Us Against the World – Coldplay
  77. You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
  78. Moon River – Frank Sinatra
  79. She’s The One – Robbie Williams
  80. You Give Me Something – James Morrison
  81. The Look of Love – Dusty Springfield
  82. Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
  83. The Power of Love – Jennifer Rush
  84. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder
  85. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  86. (There Is) No Greater Love – Amy Winehouse
  87. Little Things – One Direction
  88. Respect – Otis Redding
  89. I Love You – Celine Dion
  90. One Great Mystery – Lady Antebellum
  91. Like Teenage Gravity – Counting Crows
  92. Thank You – Led Zeppelin
  93. Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
  94. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  95. Next to Me – Emile Sandé
  96. Purple Rain – Prince
  97. At My Most Beautiful – R.E.M.
  98. Better – Tom Baxter
  99. Hey Jude – The Beatles
  100. I Have Nothing – Whitney Houston
  101. L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
  102. She’s Got a Way – Billy Joel
  103. Always – Bon Jovi
  104. Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) – Quindon Tarver
  105. Greatest Day – Take That
  106. I Believe In a Thing Called Love – Lemar
  107. Love You More – JLS
  108. My Heart Will Go On – Céline Dion
  109. Daydream Believer – The Monkees
  110. Drops Of Jupiter – Train
  111. Let Me Love You – Mario
  112. Only Love – Ben Howard
  113. Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran
  114. The Book of Love – Peter Gabriel
  115. What If – Colbie Caillat
  116. You and I – Stevie Wonder
  117. Yours – Ella Henderson
  118. A Million Love Songs – Take That
  119. I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
  120. I Wanna Grow Old With You – Westlife
  121. Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
  122. Last Night On Earth – Green Day
  123. Accidentally In Love – Counting Crows
  124. All These Things – Elvis Costello
  125. Be My Baby – The Ronettes
  126. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
  127. I’ll Be There – Jackson 5
  128. I’m a Believer – Smash Mouth
  129. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
  130. Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet
  131. Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
  132. She’s Always A Woman – Billy Joel
  133. Thank You For Loving Me – Bon Jovi
  134. A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
  135. All About You – McFly
  136. Alone – Jessie Ware
  137. Annie’s Song – John Denver
  138. Budapest – George Ezra
  139. I Belong to You (Il Ritmo Della Passione) – Eros Ramazzotti & Anastacia
  140. Inside Your Heaven – Carrie Underwood
  141. Just Like Heaven – The Cure
  142. Mystery of Love – Sufjan Stevens
  143. Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer
  144. La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf
  145. Lady – Kenny Rogers
  146. Love – Lana Del Rey
  147. Over And Over Again – Nathan Sykes
  148. You to Me Are Everything – The Real Thing
  149. Two Hearts – Phil Collins
  150. Loving You Easy – Zac Brown Band