Wedding Songs 2023

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!

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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... 

Need Help Creating Your Wedding Dance Choreography?

If need help creating your Wedding Dance Choreography read or How-to article here.