Top wedding songs for your first dance

You might now be officially husband and wife, but there are still so many things yet to come as newlyweds. Don’t worry; you won’t have to wait long to start experiencing them all. In fact, one of the first things you get to enjoy is your first dance. However, it can be hard to choose a fitting song for the occasion. So what are the top wedding songs for your first dance that could offer up some inspiration?

Choosing a song for your first dance

How do you even begin to choose a three-minute song to sum up your love and emotion towards your new partner? There are billions of tunes out there, and so many options that leave us feeling all turned around. Have no fear; we’re here to help. Many couples opt for songs with lyrics that mean something personally to them, pick one that has been played at a memorable moment such as their engagement, or kept it traditional with some oldies but goodies. Whatever it is you’re after, we have some top wedding songs for your first dance that should help with the decision.

The romantic couple

If you want a song that sums up your love for one another through the enchanting lyrics, then these artists have you covered. Just we warned, there might be a considerable number of tears from both partners and family members alike as you hit the dancefloor. It’s all about those sentimental words that you just can’t find to say yourself, but know you feel deep down inside.

  • All of Me – John Legend
  • Wherever You Will Go – Charlene Soraia
  • How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele

The classic couple

Maybe you’ve thought about all your song choices and realised you want something that will forever stand the test of time? After all, fun pop numbers are great now, but what about when they disappear from the world in a few years time? Precisely. These tunes have already lasted years thanks to their lyrics and popularity. Now it’s your turn to give them a go.

  • Can’t Take My Eyes off of You – Frankie Valli
  • When a Man Loves a Woman – Percy Sledge
  • Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
  • I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder

The upbeat couple

Slow dances aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. Plus, as if being on the dancefloor isn’t nerve wracking enough – do we really need everyone watching us fall over in slow motion? Or maybe you want to inject some fun into the first dance song and get everyone on their feet? This is a great way to get the party started. Thankfully, there are several excellent choices to add to the list.

  • I’ll Be There for You – The Rembrandts
  • Shut Up and Dance with Me – Walk the Moon
  • Rule the World – Take That
  • Marry You – Bruno Mars

The rock couple

Why does the first dance have to be slow and quiet? It doesn’t. And now you’re in the right section if you’re looking for something heavier to provide the backing for your first dance. The electric guitars, the unforgettable voices, and the beat of the music will all be enough to bring the room to life with these top rock wedding songs for your first dance.

  • I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
  • Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones
  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • Your Song – Elton John

There we have it, the top wedding songs for your first dance to suit every couple. With so many styles to choose from, it can be hard to narrow it down to just one. However, it’s all about picking a tune that means something to you and your partner. After all, it’s likely to transport you back to this moment whenever you hear it.

We’ve created a Spotify playlist of these songs, so have a listen below and see if you can imagine taking your first dance as a married couple to any of them:

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