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50 first dance songs you’ll love

First dances are arguably the most poignant part of the wedding day so here’s the best first dance songs to choose from! As the adrenaline of the wedding ceremony wears off, you and your new husband can finally relax and share an intimate moment as a married couple. It’s something you’ll remember forever and whenever […]


First dances are arguably the most poignant part of the wedding day so here’s the best first dance songs to choose from!

As the adrenaline of the wedding ceremony wears off, you and your new husband can finally relax and share an intimate moment as a married couple. It’s something you’ll remember forever and whenever you hear that special song you’ll be catapulted straight back to that moment, in each other’s arms as newlyweds.

The ballad has always been the genre of choice for first dances when it comes to capturing the romanticism of a wedding day. It’s slow and easy to dance to; swaying to Lonestar won’t require a huge amount of preparation.

But don’t feel tied down to this slow and soppy style of music. It’s your party and you can headbang, jive or Charleston if you want to. So take a look at our list of top 50 first dance songs that span the genres, from heavy metal to eighties’ ska and we’ve even thrown in the token Buble number to please your mum.

1. Ho, Hey  – The Lumineers

2. Marry You – Bruno Mars 

3. No-one’s Gonna Love You – Band of Horses

4. Sea of Love – Cat Power

5 .Everlong – Foo Fighters

6. It Must Be Love – Madness

7. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor

8. Your Song – Ellie Goulding version

9. Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls

10. Nothing Else Matters – Metallica

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj75Arhq5ho

11. Everything – Michael Bublé

12. Etta James – At Last

13. La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf

14. Better Together – Jack Johnson

15. You’ve Got The Love – Florence and the Machine

16. God Only Knows – the Beach Boys

17. Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk

18. Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John

19. Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis Presley

20. The Way You Look Tonight – Tony Bennett

21. Accidentally In Love – Counting Crows

22. 1, 2, 3, 4 – Feist

23. Greatest Day – Take That

24. Close to Me – The Cure

25. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

26. Yellow – Coldplay

27. Make You Feel My Love – Adele

28. Higher Love – James Vincent McMorrow

29. There is a light that never goes out – The Smiths

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-cD4oLk_D0

30. Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen

31. Is This Love – Bob Marley

32. Roslyn – Bon Iver and St Vincent

33. Woman – John Lennon

34. Your Everything – Keith Urban

35. At My Most Beautiful – REM

36. Sweet Darlin’ – She & Him

37. Forever and Ever Amen – The Drums

38. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

39. Baby, Now That I’ve Found You – Alison Krauss

40. Stand By Me – Ben E King

41. Sweethearts Together – The Rolling Stones

42. Wonderwall – Ryan Adams

43. We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters

44. Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra

45. The Luckiest – Ben Folds

46. The Ship Song – Nick Cave

47. Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

48. You Are the Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne

49. I’m The Man Who Loves You – Wilco

50. The First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes

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