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First Dance Song Ideas

Updated: Oct 10, 2020

All eyes on you as you take front and centre as a newly wed couple. We're all waiting to hear which song you've picked to express your love to each other (no pressure) but sometimes it's a harder choice than you think. I for one have never had 'a song' with a partner so this choice blows my mind, and that is the exact reason I decided to do the research and list some cheesy classics, and modern romantics to help you choose the perfect tune.

My one and only love, Jamie Cullum

'The very thought of you makes my heart sing,

Like an April breeze on the wings of spring'

This song has had countless people cover it but Jamie Cullum's voice just melts through you. The slow melody is perfect for a loving sway to the music if dancing just isn't your thing.

What a difference a day made, Jamie Cullum

'What a difference a day made, 24 little hours Bought the sun and the flowers, where there used to be rain'

Slightly more of quicker beat you can sway together or throw in a few twirls to impress your guests. A slightly jazzy feel creates a warm ambiance in the room.

The luckiest, Ben Folds

'And I know

That I am, I am, I am, the luckiest

I love you more then have Ever found the way to say To you'

Another soft melody with a quicker beat, choreograph a routine or pretend your dancing around your kitchen. Either way you'll be lost in each other while dancing to these beautiful lyrics.

Your still the one, Shania Twain

'You're still the one I run to The one that I belong to You're still the one I want for life'

If you've been with your partner for FOREVER then is there any other song to pick?

Falling like the stars, James Arthur

'And I'm not scared to say those words with you, I'm safe We're fallin' like the stars, we're fallin' in love'

A slightly more modern song you may have your guests singing along with you for this one. Another song that welcomes gorgeous twirls and loving embraces. Bonus to a modern song; every time you hear it on the radio it'll take you back to your special day.

Can't help falling in love, Elvis Presley

'Take my hand, take my whole life too For I can't help falling in love with you'

I classic romantic song by the king himself. Of course this song has been covered by the world and his wife so be sure to check out other artists and find the one for you.

Yours, Russell Dickerson

'I came to life when I first kissed you The best me has his arms around you'

I don't know about you but theres nothing more romantic than the story a country song tells. Just imagine spinning around around when that chorus hits. This would also make a beautiful backdrop to your wedding video.

Blessed, Thomas Rhett

'And I'm not sure where Heaven is But every night, I get a glimpse'

A slow beat to sway to while the rest of the world just melts away.

Perfect, Ed Sheeran

'When I saw you in that dress, looking so beautiful I don't deserve this, darling, you look perfect tonight'

We know this song is going to be popular, and why not? We all love Ed so let him sing you away with this 'perfect' song. (see what I did there)

All of me, John Legend

'Give your all to me I'll give my all to you You're my end and my beginning Even when I lose I'm winning'

Something with a slightly deeper, more intense feel. Again very popular and every time you hear it, you'll be transported back to this moment.

Just you and I, Tom Walker

'Cause my darling, you and I could take over the world And one step at a time, just you and I'

Okay, if you don't believe this is the most romantic song EVER then go and watch the music video right now. It will have you smiling from ear to ear.

I belong to you, Jacob Lee

'Tomorrow I'll open my eyes,

I'll whisper to my wife,

I belong to you'

I mean. This song makes you wanna get married, even if you're not engaged... or in a relationship.

Finally // Beautiful Stranger, Halsey

'And I hope, beautiful stranger, here you are in my arms

But I think it's finally, finally, finally, finally, finally safe

For me to fall'

A brand new entry that just has to be added. This song was literally released today so if you want something others haven't had before, this is probably a good choice. Another soft sway to her gorgeous raspy voice.

Well they are our top picks, whatever song you choose will go on to be super special to you no matter what you choose.

Already picked yours? Tell us what you went for in the comments below, we'd love to listen!


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