First Dance Songs

Find that memorable song that'll help you celebrate your first dance together as newlyweds - here are the

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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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!

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!

The Best First Dance Songs

Below you’ll find our playlist of all the best first dance songs, from modern classics like Ed Sheeran to tried-and-tested love songs from the likes of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole. There’s a few odder choices in their too (Slash, anyone?) but nothing matters as long as it means something to you as a couple.

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  1. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
  2. Amazed – Lonestar
  3. Wherever You Will Go – Charlene Soraia
  4. A Thousand Years (feat. Steve Kazee) [Part 2] – Christina Perri
  5. Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
  6. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  7. At Last – Etta James
  8. Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
  9. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  10. Run – Leona Lewis
  11. You Make It Real – James Morrison
  12. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
  13. Love You ‘Till the End – The Pogues
  14. You’re Still the One – Shania Twain
  15. Your Song – Ellie Goulding
  16. From This Moment On – Shania Twain & Bryan White
  17. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  18. Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler
  19. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  20. Make You Feel My Love – ADELE
  21. Songbird – Eva Cassidy
  22. Let There Be Love – Nat “King” Cole
  23. You Do Something to Me – Paul Weller
  24. Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World –
  25. Bella’s Lullaby – Carter Burwell, Dan Redfeld and Elizabeth Hedman
  26. Come What May – Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman
  27. Kiss Me – Ed Sheeran
  28. One Day Like This – Elbow
  29. Heaven – DJ Sammy & Yanou featuring Do
  30. Rule the World – Take That
  31. You’re the First, the Last, My Everything – Barry White
  32. A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
  33. Everlong (Acoustic Version) – Foo Fighters
  34. Keep On Loving You – REO Speedwagon
  35. (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  36. Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John
  37. Marry You – Bruno Mars
  38. Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
  39. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  40. Hero – Enrique Iglesias
  41. Nothing’s Going to Stop Us Now – Starship
  42. Endless Love – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
  43. It Must Be Love – Madness
  44. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  45. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
  46. The Wonder of You – Elvis Presley
  47. Kiss from a Rose – Seal
  48. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  49. You’ve Got the Love – Florence + the Machine
  50. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
  51. Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
  52. It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
  53. The Reason – Hoobastank
  54. Love Never Fails – Brandon Heath
  55. Truly, Madly, Deeply – Savage Garden
  56. Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
  57. Good Riddance – Green Day
  58. If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
  59. 2 Become 1 – Spice Girls
  60. All Of Me – John Legend
  61. I Get the Sweetest Feeling – Jackie Wilson
  62. Never Forget – Take That
  63. Then – Brad Paisley
  64. When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating
  65. I’m Kissing You – Des’ree
  66. Let’s Get It on – Marvin Gaye
  67. No One – Alicia Keys
  68. You and Me – Lifehouse
  69. Your Song – Elton John
  70. Halo (I AM…World Tour Live) – Beyoncé
  71. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  72. Feeling Good – Michael Bublé
  73. We Have All The Time In The World – Louis Armstrong
  74. Everything – Mary J. Blige
  75. Fly Me to the Moon (in Other Words) – Frank Sinatra
  76. Gravity – Embrace
  77. How Does It Feel – Westlife
  78. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  79. You’re All I Need to Get By – Aretha Franklin
  80. Angels – Robbie Williams
  81. Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor Doctor) – Robert Palmer
  82. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
  83. Islands In the Stream – Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
  84. Bed of Roses – Bon Jovi
  85. Gotten (feat. Adam Levine) – Slash
  86. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye
  87. I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
  88. Secret Smile – Semisonic
  89. Songbird – Oasis
  90. The One – Kodaline
  91. Us Against the World – Coldplay
  92. You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
  93. Halo – Beyoncé
  94. Moon River – Frank Sinatra
  95. More Than Words – Extreme
  96. She’s The One – Robbie Williams
  97. You Give Me Something – James Morrison
  98. Back at One – Brian McKnight
  99. Glasgow Love Theme – Craig Armstrong
  100. She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
  101. The Look of Love – Dusty Springfield
  102. Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
  103. Years From Now – Dr. Hook
  104. You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder
  105. Betcha By Golly Wow – The Stylistics
  106. Last Night On Earth – Green Day
  107. The Only Exception – Paramore
  108. The Power of Love – Jennifer Rush
  109. The Secret Wedding (From “Braveheart”) [feat. Kathleen Fisher] – David Arkenstone featuring Kathleen Fisher
  110. This Kind of Love – Sister Hazel
  111. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  112. (There Is) No Greater Love – Amy Winehouse
  113. Butterfly Waltz – Brian Crain
  114. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
  115. Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
  116. Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins
  117. Little Things – One Direction
  118. Respect – Otis Redding
  119. Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  120. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  121. I Love You – Celine Dion
  122. Just a Kiss – Lady Antebellum
  123. Like Teenage Gravity – Counting Crows
  124. My Best Friend – Tim McGraw
  125. Power of Love – Huey Lewis & The News
  126. Thank You – Led Zeppelin
  127. This I Promise You – Ronan Keating
  128. Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
  129. You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  130. You’re the Inspiration – Chicago
  131. Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
  132. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  133. By Your Side – Sade
  134. Everytime We Touch – Cascada
  135. I Need Your Love – Beth
  136. Next to Me – Emile Sande
  137. Purple Rain – Prince
  138. Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  139. Tangled Up In You – Staind
  140. The Luckiest – Ben Folds
  141. At My Most Beautiful – R.E.M.
  142. Be Mine – David Gray
  143. Better – Tom Baxter
  144. Have I Told You Lately? – Tony Bennett
  145. Hey Jude – The Beatles
  146. I Have Nothing – Whitney Houston
  147. January Wedding – The Avett Brothers
  148. Just Be – Paloma Faith
  149. L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
  150. She’s Got a Way – Billy Joel
  151. so amazing – luther van dross
  152. The Best of Me – Cliff Richard
  153. The Prince of Denmark’s March (Trumpet Voluntary In D Major) – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Christian Rainer
  154. Yes I Will – Backstreet Boys
  155. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  156. All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo
  157. Always – Bon Jovi
  158. Beneath Your Beautiful – Labrinth & Emeli Sandé
  159. Crazy For You – Madonna
  160. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
  161. Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) – Quindon Tarver
  162. Greatest Day – Take That
  163. I Believe In a Thing Called Love – Lemar
  164. Lego House – Ed Sheeran
  165. Lost in Space – Lighthouse Family
  166. Love You More – JLS
  167. My First My Last My Everything – Barry White
  168. My Heart Will Go On – Céline Dion
  169. Never Gonna Be Alone – Nickelback
  170. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  171. That Don’t Impress Me Much – Shania Twain
  172. When You Love a Woman – Journey
  173. Your Man – Josh Turner
  174. You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  175. Daydream Believer – The Monkees
  176. Drops Of Jupiter – Train
  177. Endless Love (From “The Endless Love” Soundtrack) – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
  178. Forever Love – Gary Barlow
  179. Gracefully – Vintage Trouble
  180. Let Me Love You – Mario
  181. Love Is In The Air – Tom Paul Jones
  182. Oblivion – Bastille
  183. Only Love – Ben Howard
  184. Please Release Me – Engelbert Humperdinck
  185. Signal Fire – Snow Patrol
  186. Summer Loving – Grease
  187. Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran
  188. The Book of Love – Peter Gabriel
  189. Wasn’t Expecting That – Jamie Lawson
  190. What If – Colbie Caillat
  191. You and I – Stevie Wonder
  192. Your Guardian Angel – Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  193. Yours – Ella Henderson
  194. A Million Love Songs – Take That
  195. Always And Forever [Clean] – Heatwave
  196. Breathless – SBI Audio Karaoke
  197. Brighter Than Sunshine – Aqualung
  198. Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
  199. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John
  200. Easy Lover – Phil Collins
  201. Every Day I Love You – Boyzone
  202. Falling In Love With You Again – Imelda May
  203. Glory of Love (Theme From “The Karate Kid, Pt. II”) – Peter Cetera
  204. I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
  205. I Wanna Grow Old with You – Westlife
  206. I Want to Wake Up With You – Boris Gardiner
  207. In the Chapel In the Moonlight – Dean Martin
  208. Let My Love Open the Door – Pete Townshend
  209. Millionaires – The Script
  210. Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
  211. Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You – Glenn Medeiros
  212. Sea of Love – Phil Phillips
  213. The Girl – City and Colour
  214. To Love Somebody – Michael Bublé
  215. True Love Ways – Buddy Holly
  216. What Are Words – Chris Medina
  217. Without You (feat. Usher) – David Guetta – Usher
  218. You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  219. A Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins
  220. Accidentally In Love – Counting Crows
  221. All These Things – Elvis Costello
  222. Be My Baby – The Ronettes
  223. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  224. Cant Help Falling in Love – UB40
  225. Could It Be Magic – Take That
  226. D.I.V.O.R.C.E – Tammy Wynette
  227. Dance With You – Live
  228. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me – Culture Club
  229. Don’t Marry Her – Beautiful South
  230. Easy To Love You – Theory Of A Deadman
  231. Everything – Michael Bublé
  232. Falling – Angry Anderson
  233. Feel Like Makin’ Love – Bad Company
  234. From the Heart – Another Level
  235. Greatest Day – Take That
  236. I Need You Love – Beth Nielsen Chapman
  237. I Wanna Be the Only One – Eternal
  238. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
  239. If I Ain’t Got You – Maroon 5
  240. I’ll Be There – Jackson 5
  241. I’m a Believer – Smash Mouth
  242. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
  243. It’s You – HENRY
  244. Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet
  245. Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
  246. Lucky Man (Happiness More Or Less) – The Verve
  247. On This Day – David Pomeranz
  248. Sh-Boom – The Chords
  249. She’s Always A Woman – Billy Joel
  250. Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) – Beyoncé
  251. Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from “the Godfather”) – Andy Williams
  252. Suddenly – Angry Anderson
  253. Thank You For Loving Me – Bon Jovi
  254. The Greatest Flame – Runrig
  255. Whole Again – Atomic Kitten
  256. You and Me Song – The Wannadies
  257. You’re the Best Thing – The Style Council
  258. A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
  259. Adore You – Miley Cyrus
  260. All About You – McFly
  261. All I Want Is You – Barry Louis Polisar
  262. Alone – Jessie Ware
  263. Angel – Jack Johnson
  264. Annie’s Song – John Denver
  265. Baby, I Love You – Ramones
  266. Broken Wings – Flyleaf
  267. Budapest – George Ezra
  268. Come To Me – The Goo Goo Dolls
  269. Earth Angel – The Penguins
  270. Everlasting Love – Love Affair
  271. Father Daughter Dance – Wayne Jacobs
  272. Forever and Ever, Amen – Randy Travis
  273. Grow Old With Me – Mary Chapin Carpenter
  274. Here Comes the Bride (Wedding Version) – Dannie Marie
  275. I Belong to You (Il ritmo della passione) – Eros Ramazzotti & Anastacia
  276. I Get to Love You – Ruelle
  277. I Know Him So Well (feat. Emma Bunton) – Melanie C
  278. I Love the Way You Love Me – John Michael Montgomery
  279. If You Were a Sailboat – Katie Melua
  280. Insatiable – Darren Hayes
  281. Inside Your Heaven – Carrie Underwood
  282. Is This Love – Whitesnake
  283. Just Like Heaven – The Cure
  284. Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer
  285. La vie en rose – Edith Piaf
  286. Lady – Kenny Rogers
  287. Let Her Go – Passenger
  288. Let’s Dance (Single Version) [2002 Remastered Version] – David Bowie
  289. Love – Lana Del Rey
  290. Love of My Life – Royal Philharmonica Orchestra
  291. My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
  292. Never Give up on You (7th Heaven Club Mix) – Lucie Jones
  293. Of the Night – Bastille
  294. Open Arms – Journey
  295. Over Again – Charlotte Campbell
  296. Over And Over Again – Nathan Sykes
  297. Sway – Dean Martin
  298. Tale as Old as Time – Beauty and the Beast
  299. The Best Is Yet To Come – Frank Sinatra & John Secada
  300. The Color of Love – Boyz II Men
  301. This I Promise You – *NSYNC
  302. Time of Our Lives – James Blunt
  303. To the End – Blur
  304. Visions – Maine
  305. We Both Know (feat. Gavin DeGraw) – Colbie Caillat
  306. What A Wonderful World / What A Wonderful Life – Barry Manilow and Louis Armstrong
  307. When You Came into My Life (Studio Edit) – Scorpions
  308. Why Do Fools Fall In Love – Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers
  309. You (Wedding Song) – Jason Cassidy
  310. You to Me Are Everything – The Real Thing
  311. Zoom – Fat Larry’s Band
  312. All Time Love – Will Young
  313. Endless Love (From “The Endless Love” Soundtrack) – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
  314. Halo – Beyonce
  315. If I Fall to Your Heart – Derwent Hannon
  316. Sweet Louise – Passenger
  317. This Guy’s In Love with You – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
  318. Two Hearts – Phil Collins