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Some couples have a song they call their own as it reminds them of a happy memory or describes them perfectly. But if you’re stuck for ideas and need a little inspiration, take your pick from these top first dance songs for your wedding day.

40 Best first dance songs for your wedding

Whether the lyrics ring true or you simply love the melody, there’s the perfect song for every couple and every wedding day.


Heartfelt and meaningful wedding songs

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Elbow – “One Day Like This”

Etta James – “At Last”

Ed Sheeran – “Kiss Me”

Norah Jones – “Come Away With Me”

Tracy Chapman – “Baby Can I Hold You”

Savage Garden – “Truly Madly Deeply”

Bryan Adams “Everything I Do”

Eric Clapton – “Wonderful Tonight”


Fun and upbeat songs

Jack Johnson – “Better Together”

Fleetwood Mac – “You Make Loving Fun”

Mumford & Sons “I Will Wait”

Elvis Presley – “A Little Less Conversation”

Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”

Stevie Wonder – “Isn’t She Lovely”


Top cover songs

Ellie Goulding – “Your Song”

Michael Bublé – “Save The Last Dance For Me”

Jeff Buckley – “Hallelujah”

Toploader – “Dancing in the Moonlight”

Eva Cassidy – “Song Bird”

Adele – “Make You Feel My Love”

Tina Turner “The Best”


Witty and ironic songs

Bob Marley “No Woman No Cry”

Spice Girls “2 Become 1”

ABBA – “Take a Chance on Me”

Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”

Alice Cooper – “Poison”

The Pussycat Dolls – “Don’t Cha”

Queen – “I Want To Break Free”


Celebrities’ first dance songs

Beyoncé & Jay-Z – Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love”

President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama – Stevie Wonder’s “You and I”

David and Victoria Beckham – Starlight Orchestra’s “It Had To Be You”


Iconic film soundtracks

Whitney Houston, “I Will Always Love You” – The Bodyguard

The Righteous Brothers, “Unchained Melody” – Ghost

Des’ree, “Kissing You” – Romeo & Juliet

The Beatles, “All You Need Is Love” – Love Actually

The Monkees, “I’m a believer” – Shrek

Van Morrison, “Someone Like You” – Bridget Jones’s Diary

Ronan Keating, “When You Say Nothing At All” ­– Notting Hill

Patrick Swayze, “She’s Like The Wind” – Dirty Dancing

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