Top 20 First Dance Songs for the Wedding Couple

By ryan | October 8, 2019 | Weddings,

Choosing your first dance song can seem like one of the most important decisions when you’re planning your wedding. It’s one of your first big moments as a married couple, and everyone will be watching you. If you’re not sure what to pick, take a look at the options below

1. At Last – Etta James

This classic jazz song is one of the most popular options for the couple’s first dance. With Etta’s smooth voice, you and your partner will be waltzing into a bright future together ~at last~.

2. All of Me – John Legend

As a modern classic, All of Me quickly became a favorite for weddings everywhere. John Legend’s smooth voice proclaiming that he would give all of himself is a perfect way to proclaim your own love to your own lover. Why not tell your partner that you’re willing to give them all of you through your special dance.

3. Your Song – Elton John

This one is sure to be a crowd pleasure thanks to the new Elton John biopic. This song will quite literally tell your loved one that life is wonderful while they’ve become your whole world.

4. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

For an upbeat song that will put a smile on everyone’s face, pick The Beach Boys. The song is light with it’s soft beat which will help with keeping your dance light on your toes. 

5. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

This sweet song is a good choice for a slower dance with some touching lyrics. It’s quite literally a declaration of your partner and your timeless love for each other.

6. First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes

Anyone who was a teenager in the 90s is sure to remember this song. This song is definitely one that’s sure to make people feel nostalgic. 

7. One Day Like This – Elbow

Choose this track for a lovely song that has some energy to it, and great lyrics. The song itself isn’t as heavy as most songs with percussions are, however, the voice leads the tune which would work perfectly for leading a dance.

8. Cherry Wine – Hozier

Slow things down with this number from Irish artist Hozier for a more modern song choice. It takes you on a mellow and sweet journey of love.

9. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley

This Elvis song is a classic for a reason, and will always be popular. It’s the perfect song to show your family and friends how you and your newly wedded love bound to be together.

10. Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra

For another classic option, choose Ol’ Blue Eyes. Frank Sinatra’s iconic voice will command everyone’s attention to your special dance. 

11. You’re My Best Friend – Queen

Go for a fun, upbeat song and an unforgettable first dance with some Queen. If your lover doubles up as your best friend, this song might be the one for you!

12. Must Be Love – Madness

Romantic, joyful, and recognizable – this Madness song has everything going for it.

13. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has become hugely popular for wedding music in the past few years. Not only will the crowd know the lyrics, but your dance is sure to be one that everyone remembers.

14. Marry Me – Train

Why not have a song about getting married at your wedding? It makes sense!

15. Make You Feel My Love – Adele

This Bob Dylan cover is by now possibly better known than the original. Whether you chose to dance to Adele or Bob Dylan, this song is a great option or your special dance. 

16. Everything – Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé and romance practically go hand in hand, so remember to consider his music. His voice and lyrics are perfect for your first dance, as well as letting everyone know how much you love your partner!

17. Come Away with Me – Norah Jones

The perfect tune to sway too, this song from Norah Jones is unforgettable.

18. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

At least one person is bound to look wonderful on your wedding night, so why not dance to that! Commemorate your wedding night with a song that’s equally as wonderful.

19. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Everyone knows this song, and some soulful crooning from Satchmo is a great way to kick off the evening. This song literally portrays how a world with your loved one is wonderful. 

20. I’m Yours- Jason Mraz

Neither the newest or oldest song on this list, I’m Yours is an upbeat love letter that everyone can sing along to. The tune is a sweet song that evokes happiness.

Once you’ve picked the song, all you need is the dance floor. Get in touch with Marinaj Banquets & Events to have the perfect place to put on your dancing shoes.