Your Wedding First Dance song can either jump at you as being the obvious choice - it's "your song", it was playing in the background at your first date or when you first kissed - or it can be as elusive as Waldo.
If you are in the first category, you are lucky! If you are in the second category you are in the right place.
We have compiled a list of 60 songs to help you find inspiration. Some of them you will have heard 100 times but others are less known.
But before you have a look at this list, keep in mind that this is an important choice, don't pick any song for the sake of it!
Another thing worth remembering is that you will dance on that song so make sure you are comfortable with the tempo and the rhythm of the music.
Very slow music is difficult to dance on. You will feel exposed, like sitting ducks on the dance floor and nowhere to hide.
Fast music can make your dance look more hectic than romantic!
So before you settle on a song, it's a good idea to try to dance it and see how it feels. If you are not sure how to go about that try this.
60 of the Best Song for a Wedding Dance.
The list below is not in any particular order. I hope it will help you find your song!
1- Make You Feel My Love – Adele
2- All of Me – John Legend
3- This Is How You Fall In Love - Jeremy Zucker, Chelsea Cutler
4- Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
5- L.O.V.E – Nat King Cole
6- Close to Me – The Cure
7- The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
8- Baby I Love You – The Ramones
9- First Times - Ed Sheeran
10- What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
11- I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
12- You’re My Best Friend – Queen
13- The Voyage – Christy Moore
14- Marry You – Bruno Mars
15- At Last – Etta James
16- Ho Hey – The Lumineers
17- Everything – Michael Bublé
18- Never Seen Anything Quite Like You Tonight – The Script
19- Stand by Me – Ben E. King
20- Crazy Love – Van Morrison
21- How Sweet It is (To Be Loved by You) – James Taylor
22- God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
23- Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
24- A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
25- Diamonds – Rihanna
26- Please Keep Loving Me - James TW
27- Kiss Me – Ed Sheeran
28- Sugar, Honey, Honey – The Archies
29- Higher Love – James Vincent McMorrow
30- Better – Tom Baxter
31- You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
32- It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jnr
33- Leave The Door Open - Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak, Sonic Silk
34- You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller
35- Perfect Day – Lou Reed
36- Wild Horses – Rolling Stones
37- Happy Together – The Turtles
38- One Day Like This – Elbow
39- You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
40- This Must Be The Place – Talking Heads
41- Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis PresleyWonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
42- Wonderwall – Oasis
43- You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates
44- Book of Love – Peter Gabriel
45- I Do - Aloe Blacc and LeAnn Rimes
46- Better Together – Jack Johnson
47- Come To Me – Goo Goo Dolls
48- The One – Kodaline
49- Let’s Stay Together – Al Greene
50- Love Story (Taylor's Version) - Taylor Swift
51- Your Song – Elton John/Ellie Goulding
52- Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
53- Greatest Day – Take That
54- Death Do Us Part - Nick Jonas
55- Heaven – Bryan Adams
56- Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
57- Fall Into Me - Forest Blakk
58- Fade Into You – Mazzy Star
59- When You're Home - Tyler Shaw
60- Amazed - Lonestar
Can You Dance on Your Song?
If you are not sure how "danceable" your song is, try this exercise:
- Download a free metronome app on your phone (I use Metronome Beats but they are all the same)
- In that app, set the to the BPM. You will find the BPM here.
- Set your metronome to the correct BPM.
- Press play and listen to the bip bip for a few seconds then start stepping (see video for step) on that beat. Once you have done that for a few minutes, play the song and do same...