Popular First Dance Songs

Some couples have difficulty choosing a track for their first dance. We have taught couples to such a wide variety of songs. Firstly, here are the current most popular song choices…

If we’re missing a great song, please suggest a wedding first dance song

Note: Click on the track to listen to it or download it on iTunes.

The Current Top 10 First Dance Songs

Last updated February 2019

  1. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  2. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  3. Everything – Michael Bublé
  4. All Of Me – John Legend
  5. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  6. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
  7. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  8. Stand By Me – Ben E.King
  9. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  10. L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole

How to choose your First Dance Song

Unusual Songs

And here are some unusual First Dance songs we’ve created routines for:

Note: All of the tracks on this page are examples of what previous couples have danced to. We will happily create a routine to whatever track you choose. It doesn’t have to be one that’s listed here by any means.

HRH Will & Kate danced to the Royal Wedding First Dance Song

If we’re missing a great song, please suggest a wedding first dance song

Bespoke Songs

Would you like to edit a song, or mix one or more songs together for your first dance? If so, to find out more please go to our
bespoke first dance songs page.

Image of one of First Dance UK’s couples courtesy of Ali Imaging Photographer © Copyright 2010, All rights reserved

Other Great First Dance Songs

See our Most Extensive List Here:
Alphabetically Sorted by Artist | Song Title

Note: Click on the track name to listen to, or download it from iTunes.

Amazed’ by Lonestar
Angel – Jack Johnson
Diamonds – Josef Salvat
Dream a little dream of me – Mamas and Papas
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Make You Feel My Love’ by Adele
Greatest Day’ by Take That
(I’ve had) the time of my life’ by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (from Dirty Dancing)
One Day Like This’ by Elbow 
Better together’ by Jack Johnson
You’re the first, the last, my everything’ by Barry White
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Let There Be Love – Nat “King” Cole
Fly Me to the Moon (feat. Count Basie and His Orchestra) – Frank Sinatra
Rule the World – Take That
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Your Song – Ellie Goulding
It Had to Be You (Big Band and Vocals) – Harry Connick, Jr.
Stand by me‘ by Ben E. King
Love is in the air‘ by John Paul Young
Happy together’ by The Turtles
Baby I Love You‘ by The Ramones
You’re still the one’ by Shania Twain
How sweet it is (to be loved by you)’ by James Taylor
Be Mine‘ by David Gray
I’ll be there for you’ by The Rembrandts
Crazy little thing called love’ by Michael Bublé
I do I do I do I do I do’ by Abba
Dancing in the moonlight’ by Toploader
As’ by Stevie Wonder
Heaven must be missing an angel’ by Tavares
Wedding Dance CouplesThe look of love’ by Dusty Springfield
She’s the one’ by Robbie Williams
Dreams’ by The Cranberries
Nobody does it better’ by Carly Simon
That’s amore’ by Dean Martin
You never can tell‘ Song from Pulp Fiction by Chuck Berry
My heart will go on’ by Celine Dion
Moondance’ by Michael Bublé
We have all the time in the world’ by Louis Armstrong
Come away with me’ by Norah Jones
Something stupid’ by Frank & Nancy Sinatra
Heaven‘ by DJ Sammy (candlelight mix)
I belong to you‘ – Lenny Kravitz
Fly me to the moon‘ by Frank Sinatra
Queen of the Slipstream‘ by Van Morrison
I’ve got you under my skin‘ by Frank Sinatra
She‘ by Elvis Costello
You are the sunshine of my life‘ by Stevie Wonder
Laughter in the Rain‘ by Neil Sedaka
Unintended‘ by Muse
Beyond the Sea‘ by Bobby Darin
How sweet it is (to be loved by you)‘ by James Taylor
Cheek to cheek‘ by Ella Fitzgerald
Let There Be Love‘ by Nat King Cole
Music Sounds better with you‘ by Stardust
(They Long to Be) Close to You‘ by The Carpenters
(Simply) The Best‘ by Tina Turner
Always & Forever‘ by Heatwave
Valentine Moon‘ by Jools Holland and Sam Brown
If I ain’t got you‘ by Alicia Keys
Wonder of You‘ by Elvis
Let’s Face the Music and Dance‘ by Nat “King” Cole
First Time I Ever Saw Your Face‘ by Roberta Flack
Wouldn’t It Be Nice‘ by Beach Boys
You make it easy‘ by Air
Truly, Madly, Deeply‘ by Savage Garden
Baby I Love You‘ by The Ramones
You’re the one that I want‘ from Grease
‘Your Song’ by Elton John
‘Something’ by The Beatles
Hallelujah I Love Her So‘ by Ray Charles
Don’t want to miss a thing‘ by Aerosmith
Everything I do‘ by Bryan Adams
Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)‘ by Spiller
You make me feel brand new‘ by Simply Red
The Godfather Waltz’ by Nino Rota
Waterloo‘ by Abba
I could die for you‘ by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Groovy kind of Love‘ by Phil Collins
My baby just cares for me‘ by Nina Simone

If we’re missing a great song, please suggest a wedding first dance song

Songs you should probably avoid

These songs have lyrics that are just not suitable… unless you’re intentionally wanting to cause a stir or raise a smile!

Nothing Compares 2 U‘ by Sinéad O’Connor
Tragedy‘ by Bee Gees
 Recommended by Jess: Because its funny. The Steps version music video is based at a wedding outside a church
‘Take me to the Church’ by Hozier

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