25 First Dance Songs

Our 25 favourite first dance songs for any type of wedding.

The ‘first dance’ of a married couple is a popular element of most weddings. There is no set style of dance, with some couples opting to rehearse before the big day and others just feeling the beat and going for it!

But picking the song can be a tricky process, do we choose a classic or something that is completely out there. Remember the first dance is about the married couple, as the guests of honour, opening the dancing.

Choose a song that means something to you or has lyrics that have a special meaning or connection. If you just want to have a good time and party the night away, then choose a song that will get your guests tapping their toes and are ready to dance the night away when invited to join the couple on the dancefloor.

Here are our favourite 25 first dance songs to give you a starting point!

  1. “Amazed,” Lonestar
    Lyrics You'll Love: "I don't know how you do what you do/I'm so in love with you/It just keeps getting better"

  2. "Better Together," Jack Johnson
    Lyrics you'll love: "It's not always easy and/Sometimes life can be deceiving/I'll tell you one thing, it's always better when we're together"

  3. "You Are the Best Thing," Ray LaMontagne
    Lyrics you'll love: "The way you move me, it's crazy/It's like you see right through me/And make it easier/Believe me, you don't even have to try"

  4. “The Power of Love,” Jennifer Rush
    Lyrics you’ll love: “I hold on to your body/'Cause I am your lady/And you are my man/'Cause I am always by your side”

  5. “Sparks,” Coldplay
    Lyrics you'll love: "But I promise you this/I'll always look out for you/That's what I'll do"

  6. "Marry Me," Train
    Lyrics you'll love: "Together can never be close enough for me/To feel like I am close enough to you/You wear white and I'll wear out the words, 'I love you' "

  7. "Make You Feel My Love," Adele
    Lyrics you'll love: "Nothing that I wouldn't do/Go to the ends of the Earth for you/To make you feel my love"

  8. "A Thousand Years," Christina Perri (from Twilight: Breaking Dawn)
    Lyrics you'll love: "Darling, don't be afraid/I have loved you/For a thousand years/I'll love you for a thousand more"

  9. “Lovely Day,” Bill Withers
    Lyrics you’ll love: “Then I look at you/And the world's alright with me/Just one look at you/And I know it's gonna be/A lovely day”

  10. "Can't Help Falling In Love," Elvis Presley
    Lyrics you'll love: "Like a river flows surely to the sea/Darling so it goes/some things are meant to be"

  11. "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," Frankie Valli or Lauryn Hill
    Lyrics you'll love: "I love you baby and if it it's quite all right/I need you baby to warm the lonely nights/I love you baby, trust in me when I say"

  12. “When a Man Loves a Woman.” Michael Bolton
    Lyrics you’ll love: ‘When a man loves a woman/Can't keep his mind on nothin' else”

  13. "At Last," Etta James
    Lyrics you'll love: "And here we are in heaven/for you are mine/at last"

  14. "The Best Is Yet to Come," Frank Sinatra
    Lyrics you'll love: "Come the day you're mine/I'm gonna teach you to fly/We've only tasted the wine/We're gonna drain the cup dry"

  15. "You're My Best Friend," Queen
    Lyrics you'll love: "You're the best friend that I ever had/I've been with you such a long time/You're my sunshine/And I want you to know"

  16. "We've Only Just Begun," The Carpenters
    Lyrics you'll love: "And when the evening comes we smile,/So much life ahead/We'll find a place where there's room to grow/And yes, we've just begun"

  17. "Let's Stay Together," Al Green
    Lyrics you'll love: "Let's stay together/Love you whether, whether/Times are good or bad, happy or sad"

  18. "It Had to Be You," Dooley Wilson (from Casablanca)
    Lyrics you'll love: "And it had to be you, it just had to be you/It had to be you"

  19. "If I Ain't Got You," Alicia Keys featuring Usher
    lyrics you'll love: "Some people want diamond rings/Some just want everything/But everything means nothing/If I ain't got you"

  20. "Fly Me to the Moon," Frank Sinatra
    Lyrics you'll love: "Fill my heart with song/Let me sing forever more/You are all I long for/All I worship and adore"

  21. "First Day of My Life," Bright Eyes
    Lyrics you'll love: "Yours is the first face that I saw/I think I was blind before I met you/Now I don't know where I am/ I don't know where I've been/But I know where I want to go"

  22. "Everything," Michael Bublé
    Lyrics you'll love: "And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times/It's you, it's you, you make me sing/You're every line, you're every word, you're everything"

  23. "As," Stevie Wonder
    Lyrics You'll Love: "As around the sun the earth knows she's revolving/And the rosebuds know to bloom in early May/Just as hate knows love's the cure/You can rest your mind assure/That I'll be loving you always"

  24. "The Luckiest," Ben Folds
    Lyrics you'll love: "And where was I before the day/That I first saw your lovely face?/Now I see it every day/And I know/That I am/I am/I am/The luckiest"

  25. "Wild Horses," The Rolling Stones
    Lyrics you'll love: "No sweeping exits or offstage lines/Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind/Wild horses couldn't drag me away"

Still stuck for a first dance song? Watch real wedding videos on Love Story TV for more inspiration.

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