First Dance Wedding Songs

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‘Don’t Know Much’ by Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt
‘I do I do I do I do I do’ by Abba ‘Waterloo’ by Abba
‘Make You Feel My Love’ by Adele
‘Don’t want to miss a thing’ by Aerosmith
‘You make it easy’ by Air
‘All Out of Love’ by Air Supply
‘Let’s stay together’ by Al Green
‘Loving You’ by Al Green
‘Head Over Feet’ by Alanis Morissette  Submitted by: Alison Bell. Alison says, “This is my first dance, the words mean a lot. Marry your best friend 🙂
‘If I ain’t got you’ by Alicia Keys
‘I Swear’ by All 4 One  Recommended by Stacey: The lyrics are perfect & this is what we had for our first dance. Everyone loved it as it’s not used often.
‘Perfect Day’ by Allstars
‘Can’t take my eyes off you’ by Andy Williams
‘Moon River’ by Andy Williams
‘Suddenly’ by Angry Anderson
‘Sweet Love’ by Anita Baker
‘From the Heart’ by Another Level
‘Strange and Beautiful (I’ll Put a Spell On You)’ by Aqualung
‘Always’ by Atlantic Starr

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‘Loving You Out Loud’ by Bad Company
‘Eternal Flame’ by The Bangles
‘I Finally Found Someone’ by Barbara Streisand & Bryan Adams
‘Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe’ by Barry White
‘Just the Way You Are’ by Barry White
‘Love’s Theme’ by Barry White
‘You’re the first, the last, my everything’ by Barry White
‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’ by Beach Boys
‘In My Life’ by The Beatles
‘Something’ by The Beatles
‘How Deep Is Your Love’ by Bee Gees
‘Immortality’ by The Bee Gees & Celine Dion
‘Night Fever’ by Bee Gees
‘Wedding Day’ by Bee Gees
‘Words’ by Bee Gees
‘Stand by me’ by Ben E. King
‘Take My Breath Away)’ by Berlin
‘The Rose’ by Bette Midler
‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ by Bette Midler
‘Baby, I Love Your Way’ by Big Mountain
‘(I’ve had) the time of my life’ by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (from Dirty Dancing)
‘Just the Two of Us’ by Bill Withers
‘Lovely Day’ by Bill Withers
‘Just the Way You Are’ by Billy Joel
‘She’s Always a Woman’ by Billy Joel
‘She’s Got a Way’ by Billy Joel
‘Suddenly’ by Billy Ocean
‘With You I’m Born Again’ by Billy Preston and Syreeta
‘I Gotta Feeling’ by Black Eyed Peas
‘Butterfly Kisses’ by Bob Carlisle
‘Is This Love’ by Bob Marley
‘Beyond the Sea’ by Bobby Darin 

‘All About Lovin’ You’ by Bon Jovi 
‘Always’ by Bon Jovi 
‘Bed of Roses’ by Bon Jovi 
‘Thank You for Loving Me’ by Bon Jovi 
‘You Had Me from Hello’ by Bon Jovi 
‘Total Eclipse of the Heart (Single Version)’ by Bonnie Tyler 
‘Waiting for a Star to Fall’ by Boy Meets Girl 
‘Baby Can I Hold You’ by Boyzone
‘I Love the Way You Love Me’ by Boyzone 
‘No Matter What’ by Boyzone 
‘Words’ by Boyzone 
‘All for Love’ by Bryan Adams
‘Everything I do’ by Bryan Adams
‘Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?’ by Bryan Adams
‘Heaven’ by Bryan Adams

‘I Finally Found Someone’ by Bryan Adams & Barbara Streisand
‘Just the Way You Are’ by Bruno Mars
‘Marry You’ by Bruno Mars
‘True Love Way’ by Buddy Holly 

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‘Nobody does it better’ by Carly Simon
‘(They Long to Be) Close to You’ by The Carpenters
‘We’ve Only Just Begun’ by The Carpenters
‘Because You Loved Me’ by Celine Dion
‘I Love You’ by Celine Dion
‘Immortality’ by Celine Dion & The Bee Gees
‘My heart will go on’ by Celine Dion
‘When I Fall In Love’ by Celine Dion
‘Ain’t Nobody’ by Chaka Khan & Rufus
 Recommended by Jolene: It’s the song I had for my first dance. The words are fab, it’s a classic that everyone loves and it gets everyone up on the dance floor. Total winner!
‘How ‘Bout Us’ by Champaign 
‘You’re the Inspiration’ by Chicago 

‘The Lady in Red’ by Chris de Burgh
‘Beautiful’ by Christina Aguilera
‘The Voyage – Voyage’ by Christy Moore
‘You never can tell’ Song from Pulp Fiction by Chuck Berry
‘Congratulations’ by Cliff Richard
‘True Love Ways (Live)’ by Cliff Richard
‘Fix You’ by Coldplay
‘The Scientist’ by Coldplay
‘Yellow’ by Coldplay
‘Three Times A Lady’ by Commodores
‘Dreams’ by The Cranberries
‘Fall at Your Feet’ by Crowded House  Suggested by Michaela
‘Please Stay’ by Crying Shames
‘Tre Colours’ by Cyndi Lauper 

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‘If You’re Not the One by Daniel Beddingfield
‘Never Gonna Leave Your Side’ by Daniel Bedingfield
‘The Wedding Song’ by Daniel O’Donnell
‘Be Mine’ by David Gray 

‘Sail Away’ by David Gray 
‘This Year’s Love’ by David Gray 
‘Sway – Dino’ by Dean Martin
‘That’s amore’ by Dean Martin 

‘La-La Means I Love You’ by Delfonics 
‘Somebody’ by Depeche Mode  Recommended by Andy: Great tempo, great lyrics.
‘All of My Life’ by Diana Ross 
‘Endless Love’ by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie 
‘When You Tell Me That You Love Me’ by Diana Ross 
‘You Are Everything’ by Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye 
‘Thank You’ by Dido 
‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Dire Straits  Recommended by Annie: Love this song as it’s quite appropriate when he sings about a love song made 🙂 Also the words are so romantic. I’m getting married next year and am thinking of having this song for my 1st dance x
‘Chapel of Love’ by Dixie Cups 
‘Heaven’ by DJ Sammy (candlelight mix) 
‘Islands In the Stream’ by Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers 
‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’ by Don Gibson 
‘Misty Blue’ by Dorothy More 
‘I Believe My Heart’ by Duncan James & Keedie 
‘Son of a Preacher Man’ by Dusty Springfield
‘The look of love’ by Dusty Springfield 

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‘One Day Like This’ by Elbow
‘Cheek to cheek’ by Ella Fitzgerald
‘Someone to Watch Over Me’ by Ella Fitzgerald
‘Your song’ by Ellie Goulding
‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ by Elton John
‘Your Song’ by Elton John
‘Always On My Mind’ by Elvis
‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ by Elvis
‘Love Me Tender’ by Elvis Presley
‘Stuck On You’ by Elvis Presley
‘Wonder of You’ by Elvis
‘She’ by Elvis Costello
‘Sometimes When We Touch’ by Engelbert Humperdink
‘Hero’ by Enrique Iglesias
‘Wonderful Tonight’ by Eric Clapton
‘Angel of Mine’ by Eternal
‘At Last’ by Etta James 

‘Over the Rainbow’ by Eva Cassidy 
‘Songbird’ by Eva Cassidy 
‘Time After Time’ by Eva Cassidy 
‘More Than Words’ by Extreme

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‘Perfect’ by Fairground Attraction
‘There You’ll Be’ by Faith Hill
‘Zoom’ by Fat Larry’s Band 

‘When I Look Into Your Eyes’ by Firehouse
‘Songbird’ by Fleetwood Mac
‘You’ve Got the Love’ by Florence & The Machine  
Recommended by Danielle: “It’s an unusual choice and this version of it is a really feel good and a happy song. It will get everyone wanting to dance, not just the bride and groom”
‘I Want to Know What Love Is’ by Foreigner
‘Waiting for a Girl Like You’ by Foreigner  
Recommended by Jill Kelleher: Was our first dance in 1983 and still sounds great.
‘All the Way’ by Frank Sinatra
‘Come Fly With Me’ by Frank Sinatra
‘Fly me to the moon’ by Frank Sinatra 

‘For Once In My Life’ by Frank Sinatra 
‘I Get a Kick Out of You’ by Frank Sinatra 
‘I’ve got you under my skin’ by Frank Sinatra 
‘Love and Marriage’ by Frank Sinatra 
‘Moon River’ by Frank Sinatra 
‘Someone to Watch Over Me’ by Frank Sinatra 
‘Something stupid’ by Frank & Nancy Sinatra 
‘The Best Is Yet to Come’ by Frank Sinatra 
‘The Way You Look Tonight’ by Frank Sinatra
‘Power Of Love’ by Frankie Goes to Hollywood 
‘The Way You Look Tonight’ by Fred Astaire 
‘Killing Me Softly With His Song’ by Fugees 

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‘Dreams’ by Gabrielle
‘Forever Love’ by Gary Barlow
‘In Your Eyes’ by George Benson
‘Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You’ by George Benson
‘The Greatest Love of All’ by George Benson
‘I Cross My Heart’ by George Strait
‘Follow You, Follow Me’ by Genesis
‘Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me’ by Gladys Night and the Pips
‘Can’t Stay Away from You’ by Gloria Estefan
‘We Go Together’ by Grease
‘You’re the one that I want’ from Grease 

‘Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) ’ by Green Day 

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‘Timeless to Me’ by from Hairspray (Nathan LaneVersion)
‘It had to be you’ by Harry Connick Jr
‘Always & Forever’ by Heatwave 

‘The Air That I Breathe’ by Hollies Recommended by Jenn Fulton: “It’s the ultimate song about love”
‘Finally Found’ by Honeyz 
‘The Power of Love’ by Huey Lewis & The News 
‘Irish Wedding Song’ by Hugo Duncan 
‘Together In Electric Dreams’ by Human League 

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‘Never Tear Us Apart’ by INXS 

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‘Better together’ by Jack Johnson 
‘(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher’ by Jackie Wilson 
‘You’re Beautiful’ by James Blunt
‘I Won’t Let You Go’ by James Morrison
 Suggested by Sharon: We both love this song, and wanted something different.
‘How sweet it is (to be loved by you)’ by James Taylor 
‘Everlasting Love’ by Jamie Cullum 
‘What a Difference a Day Made’ by Jamie Cullum 
‘Especially for You’ by Jason Donovan & Kylie Minogue 
‘Every Day (I Love You More)’ by Jason Donovan 
‘I’m yours’ by Jason Mraz 
‘On The Wings Of Love’ by Jeffrey Osbourne 
‘The Power of Love’ by Jennifer Rush 
‘Up Where We Belong’ by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes 
‘You Are So Beautiful’ by Joe Cocker 
‘Annie’s Song’ by John Denver 
‘Imagine’ by John Lennon 
‘Woman’ by John Lennon 
‘Love is in the air’ by John Paul Young 
‘Valentine Moon’ by Jools Holland and Sam Brown 
‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ by Journey 
‘Love Can Build a Bridge’ by The Judds 
‘The Wedding’ by Julie Rodgers 

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‘All My Life’ by K-Ci & JoJo 
‘The Closest Thing to Crazy’ by Katie Melua 
‘Somewhere Only We Know’ by Keane 
‘I Believe My Heart’ by Keedie & Duncan James 
‘Everything I Own’ by Ken Booth
‘You Had Me from Hello’ by Kenny Chesney
 Suggested by Carrie: Totally different song from Bon Jovi’s of the same name. Just perfect and if I ever wed it will be my first dance song
‘Islands In the Stream’ by Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton 
‘Use Somebody’ by Kings of Leon 
‘Celebration’ by Kool and the Gang 
‘Cherish’ by Kool and the Gang 
‘Especially for You’ by Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan 

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‘(Something Inside) So Strong’ by Labbi Sifri
‘But I Do Love You’ by LeAnn Rimes
‘How Do I Live’ by LeAnn Rimes
‘You Light Up My Life’ by LeAnn Rimes
‘I belong to you’ – Lenny Kravitz
‘A Moment Like This’ – Leona Lewis
Suggested by Clare: I used this song to walk down the aisle to, but also thought it would be a nice first dance song. The lyrics are fitting, “some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this.”
‘Don’t Know Much’ by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville
‘Endless Love’ by Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
‘Hello’ by Lionel Richie
‘My Destiny ’ by Lionel Richie
‘Say You, Say Me’ by Lionel Richie
‘Stuck On You’ by Lionel Richie
‘Three Times a Lady’ by Lionel Richie
‘Truly’ by Lionel Richie
‘In All the Right Places’ by Lisa Stansfield
‘Amazed’ by Lonestar 

‘Perfect Day’ by Lou Reed 
‘We have all the time in the world’ by Louis Armstrong 
‘What a Wonderful World’ by Louis Armstrong 
‘Light of My Life’ by Louise 
‘Everlasting Love’ by Love Affair 
‘Always and Forever’ by Luther Vandross 
‘Endless Love’ by Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey 
‘So Amazing’ by Luther Vandross 

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‘It Must Be Love’ by Madness
‘Cherish’ by Madonna
‘Crazy for You’ by Madonna
‘Show Me Heaven’ by Maria McKee
‘Dreamlover’ by Mariah Carey
‘Endless Love’ by Mariah Carey & Luther Vandross
‘Hero’ by Mariah Carey
‘We Belong Together’ by Mariah Carey
‘She Will Be Loved’ by Maroon 5
‘Third Finger, Left Hand’ by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
‘Perfect Moment’ by Martine McCutcheon
‘Sexual Healing’ by Marvin Gaye

‘You Are Everything’ by Marvin Gaye & Diana Ross
‘One’ by Mary J Blige & U2
‘Nothing Else Matters’ by Metallica
‘Crazy little thing called love’ by Michael Bublé 

‘Everything’ by Michael Bublé 
‘Home’ by Michael Bublé 
‘Moondance’ by Michael Bublé 
‘The Way You Look Tonight’ by Michael Bublé 
‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’ by Michael Jackson 
‘The Way You Make Me Feel – King of Pop’ by Michael Jackson 
‘You Are Not Alone’ by Michael Jackson 
‘Lovin’ You’ by Minnie Ripperton 
‘Lady (hear me tonight)’ by Modjo
‘I’m a Believer’ by The Monkees 
‘Nights In White Satin’ by Moody Blues 
The Muppet Show (Theme from the Muppet Show) 
‘Unintended’ by Muse 

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‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’ by Nat “King” Cole
’Let There Be Love’ by Nat King Cole
‘L-O-V-E’ by Nat King Cole
‘The Very Thought of You’ by Nat King Cole
‘Unforgettable’ by Nat King Cole
‘When I Fall In Love’ by Nat King Cole
‘Orange Coloured Sky by Natalie Cole
‘Hello Again’ by Neil Diamond
‘Laughter in the Rain’ by Neil Sedaka
‘Harvest Moon’ by Neil Young
‘This I Swear ’ by Nick Lachey
‘Without You’ by Nilsson
‘My baby just cares for me’ by Nina Simone
‘The Godfather Waltz’ by Nino Rota
‘Come away with me’ by Norah Jones 

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‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis
‘Get Here’ by Oleta Adams 

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‘You Do Something to Me’ by Paul Weller Recommended by Irene Miller: A great song that says it all.
‘Tonight, I Celebrate My Love’ by Peabo Bryson
‘When a Man Loves a Woman’ by Percy Sledge
‘Glory of Love’ by Peter Cetera
‘Groovy kind of Love’ by Phil Collins 

‘True Colours’ by Phil Collins 
‘You’ll Be In My Heart’ by Phil Collins 
‘Move Closer’ by Phyllis Nelson 
‘Only You’ by Platters 
‘Every Breath You Take’ by The Police
‘I’ll Stand By You’ by The Pretenders 
‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’ by Procol Harem 
‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ by The Proclaimers 
‘Let’s Get Married’ by The Proclaimers 
‘Sunshine On Leith’ by Proclaimers 

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‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ by Queen 
‘You’re My Best Friend’ by Queen 

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‘I Believe I Can Fly’ by R Kelly
‘Baby I Love You’ by The Ramones 

‘Bless the Broken Road’ by Rascal Flatts  Recommended by Robyn: This was my brother’s first dance song at his wedding. Now everytime I listen to it it makes me cry. I think everyone can relate to this song in some way 🙂
‘A Song For My Daughter’ by Ray Allaire 

‘Hallelujah I Love Her So’ by Ray Charles 
‘You to Me Are Everything’ by Real Thing 
‘I could die for you’ by Red Hot Chili Peppers 
‘I’ll be there for you’ by The Rembrants 
‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ by Rick Astley 
‘Right Here Waiting’ by Richard Marx 
‘Unchained Melody’ by The Righteous Brothers 
‘Angels’ by Robbie Williams 
‘She’s the one’ by Robbie Williams
‘First Time I Ever Saw Your Face’ by Roberta Flack 

‘Killing Me Softly with His Song’ by Roberta Flack 
‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ by Roberta Flack 
‘Tonight, I Celebrate My Love’ by Roberta Flack
‘Have I Told You Lately’ by Rod Stewart 
‘This Old Heart of Mine’ by Rod Stewart 
‘You’re In My Heart’ by Rod Stewart 
Beast of Burden’ by The Rolling Stones  Recommended by Kevin & Jeanette Coots: It is a heart felt song and it will be our wedding first dance song in 3 weeks 8/4/12
‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ by Ronan Keating 
‘This I Promise You’ by Ronan Keating 
‘When You Say Nothing At All’ by Ronan Keating 
It Must Have Been Love’ by Roxette 

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‘By Your Side’ by Sade
‘Your Love Is King’ by Sade
‘I Knew I Loved You’ by Savage Garden
‘To the Moon and Back’ by Savage Garden
‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ by Savage Garden
‘She Wears My Ring’ by Sean Fagan & Pacific Showband
‘Forever and For Always’ by Shania Twain
‘From This Moment On’ by Shania Twain
‘You’re still the one’ by Shania Twain
‘For Your Babies’ by Simply Red
‘Holding Back the Years’ by Simply Red
‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’ by Simply Red
‘The Air That I Breathe’ by Simply Red
‘You make me feel brand new’ by Simply Red
‘My Oh My’ by Slade
‘Chasing cars’ by Snow Patrol
‘Just Say Yes’ by Snow Patrol
‘She Wears My Ring’ by Solomon King
‘I Got You Babe’ by Sonny and Cher
‘Murder on the dance floor’ by Sophie Ellis Bextor

‘True’ by Spandau Ballet
‘2 Become 1’ by Spice Girls
‘Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)’ by Spiller
‘Music Sounds better with you’ by Stardust
‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now’ by Starship
‘Dakota’ by Stereophonics
‘As’ by Stevie Wonder 
‘For Once in My Life’ by Stevie Wonder 
‘I Just Called to Say I Love You’ by Stevie Wonder 
‘Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder
‘You are the sunshine of my life’ by Stevie Wonder 
‘Fields of Gold’ by Sting 
‘You’re the Best Thing’ by Style Council 
‘Too Lost In You’ by Sugababes 

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‘A Million Love Songs’ by Take That 
‘Back for Good’ by Take That 
‘Greatest Day’ by Take That 
‘How Deep Is Your Love’ by Take That 
‘Rule The World’ by Take That 
‘Heaven must be missing an angel’ by Tavares
‘Love Story’ by Taylor Swift
 Suggested by Hannah: It’s good because it’s romantic. It’s about a couple who can’t be together, but end up getting married. Great, right?!
‘My Girl’ by The Temptations 
‘I’m Yours’ by The Script 
‘(Simply) The Best’ by Tina Turner 
‘Better’ by Tom Baxter 
‘Sex bomb’ by Tom Jones
‘The Way You Look Tonight’ by Tony Bennett 
‘Dancing in the moonlight’ by Toploader 
‘Happy together’ by The Turtles 

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‘All I Want Is You’ by U2
‘One’ by U2 and Mary J Blige 
‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ by UB40 

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‘Brown Eyed Girl’ by Van Morrison
‘Have I Told You Lately?’ by Van Morrison
‘Into the Mystic’ by Van Morrison
‘Moondance’ by Van Morrison
‘Queen of the Slipstream’ by Van Morrison 

‘Save The Best For Last’ by Vanessa Williams 

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‘You & Me Song ’ by Wannadies Recommended by Helen Rawcilffe. Helen says, “This is a great song – it’s our first dance song.”
‘Flying Without Wings’ by Westlife
‘I Wanna Grow Old With You’ by Westlife
‘More Than Words’ by Westlife
‘Queen of My Heart’ by Westlife
‘The Rose’ by Westlife
‘Unbreakable’ by Westlife
‘You Make Me Feel’ by Westlife
‘You Raise Me Up’ by Westlife
‘Love Is All Around’ by Wet Wet Wet
‘Greatest Love of All’ by Whitney Houston
‘I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston
‘One Moment In Time’ by Whitney Houston
‘Saving All My Love for You’ by Whitney Houston
‘All Time Love’ by Will Young 

‘Evergreen’ by Will Young 

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