Choosing your perfect first dance song


Choosing a first dance song can be tricky unless you already know ‘your song’. Luckily, there are plenty of tunes out there from romantic to traditional songs. There are also some fun alternatives for couple who are looking for something a little bit different.

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Classic love songs

If you’ve always imagined dancing with your husband for the first time to ‘Can you feel the love tonight’ by Elton John or ‘Endless love’, by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, or, then that is the kind of song you should go with. Other classic love songs include ‘The best is yet to come‘ or ‘Moon River‘ by Frank Sinatra, ‘We’ve only just begun‘ or ‘Close to you‘ by The Carpenters ‘When I fall in love‘ by Nat King Cole, or ‘Can’t take my eyes off you‘ by Andy Williams. Don’t think about whether guests will see your choice of song as cheesy or soppy; classic love songs will always be a lovely choice for the first dance.

Rocking first dance songs

If the two of you prefer rock music to fluffy love tunes, try to find a slow ballad for your first dance as newlyweds. How about ‘Head over feet’ by Alanis Morissette, or ‘I don’t want to miss a thing‘ by Aerosmith? Alternatively you could choose ‘Wild horses‘ by The Rolling Stones, ‘Rock’n’roll with me‘ by David Bowie, or ‘May this be love‘ by Jimi Hendrix.

Silly songs

If you feel that a soppy love song will get you and your husband in tears of laughter by the second verse, it might be a good idea to pick something that’s meant to be silly. Some ideas for fun first dance songs could include ‘I think I love you‘ by The Partridge Family, ‘Ain’t that a kick in the head‘ by Dean Martin, ‘Oh what a night‘ by The Four Seasons or ‘Sometimes when we touch‘ by Dan Hill. Find something so overly soppy that it’s clearly meant to be silly, or pick something tongue-in-cheek that your guests will find amusing.

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Contemporary songs

Modern tunes can showcase your personalities and add uniqueness to your first dance as a couple, and simply choosing a song that you love from the albums you listen to at home, is a fantastic way to choose your first dance song. Modern first dance songs include ‘Kiss me‘ by Sixpence None the Richer, ‘Night and day‘ or ‘All I want is you‘ by U2, ‘You’re just too good to be true‘ by Lauryn Hill or ‘Like someone in love‘, by Bjork. Perhaps you could select a song that was played on your first date, or one from the first CD album your partner purchased for you.

A little bit country

Finally, if you’re a big fan of country music, allow that influence the selection for your first dance. ‘If tomorrow never comes‘ by Garth Brooks, or ‘I love the way you love me‘ by John Michael Montgomery are good choices. You could also choose ‘Pledging my love‘ by Emmylou Harris. ‘The vows go unbroken‘ or ‘I’ll be there for you‘ are fantastic first dance songs by Kenny Rogers. Cowboy hats and boots might not be the perfect match with your wedding dress, but you can still add a country feel to your special day with these first dance songs.


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