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…

The Current Top 10 First Dance Songs

Last updated January 2022

  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:

  • Theme from “The Muppet Show By Jim Henson and Sam Pottle (feat. Roy Wiegand & Tim Messina) – Dominik Hauser
    The couple just wanted a really fun dance
  • Murder On the Dance Floor – Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  • Sexbomb (feat. Mousse T.) – Tom Jones
  • Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
  • You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
    The couple wanted a similar routine to Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Mrs Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman).
  • Coronation Street – The London Theatre Orchestra
    The couple met while working on the set of the programme.
  • Lady (Hear Me Tonight) – Modjo
  • Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
    As the groom’s father married the couple

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.

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 contact us.

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

Other Great First Dance Songs

‘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 Couples‘The 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

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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