75 Perfect First Dance Wedding Songs

Choosing a first dance wedding song can be a bit of a minefield. If you’re one of those couples who just don’t have ‘a song’, help is at hand! Check out our bumper list of perfect first dance wedding songs.

Choosing a first dance song can be a completely different experience for couples. For some, it’s an easy breezy affair as ‘our song’ perfectly fits the bill. For others, somehow Gangnam Style┬ájust isn’t going to cut it. Plus, you love Westlife and he’s more of a Jay-Z man, so how exactly do you land at the perfect choice?

Over the last years I’ve photographed hundreds of wedding so to lend a helping hand, I’ve put together a list of 75 perfect first dance wedding songs my couples have used, with something for every taste, style and genre.

So take half an hour together and listen to our top picks, with (hopefully) at least one of them meeting your demands for your first dance wedding song.

Baby, I Love You, Ramones


You’ve Got The Love, Florence & The Machine


Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran


Better, Tom Baxter


Tenerife Sea, Ed Sheeran


Better Man, Paola Nutini


Wonderwall, Ryan Adams


I Won’t Give Up, Jason Mraz


Just The Way You Are, Bruno Mars


Just Say Yes, Snow Patrol


Marry You, Bruno Mars


I’ll Always Be Right There, Bryan Adams


Real Love, The Beatles


How Long Will I love You, Ellie Goulding


A Thousand Years, Christina Perri


Us Against The World, Westlife

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) | Sleeping At Last The Proclaimers (cover)

Hey Ho, The Lumineers


The Way You Look Tonight, Frank Sinatra


All of Me, John Legend


I Won’t Let You Go, James Morrison


I’m Yours, Jason Mraz


Iris, Goo Goo Dolls


Is This Love, Bob Marley


When The Stars Go Blue, Ryan Adams


With Or Without You, U2


Kiss Me, Ed Sheeran


Little Things, One Direction


Sail Away, David Gray


Heavenly Day, Patty Griffin


One Day Like This, Elbow


Greatest Day, Take That


The Voyage, Christy Moore


Mess Is Mine, Vance Joy


Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol


I’m Still In Love With You, Al Green


Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, Amy Winehouse


Caledonia, Dougie Maclean


Rule The World, Take That


Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton


Amazed, Lonestar


Blue Bayou, Linda Ronstadt


Somewhere Only We Know, Lily Allen


Days Like This, Van Morrison


I’ll Be, Edwin McCain


Your Song, Elton John


You Make It Real, James Morrison


Beautiful Day, U2


Heartbeats, Jose Gonzalez


Dream Catch Me, Newton Faulkner


Candy, Paola Nutini


Better, Boyzone


Dream Lover, Bobby Darin


I Promise You, Michael Bolton


Annie’s Song, John Denver


Hold You In My Arms, Ray Lamontagne


All I Want Is You, U2


Sweet Disposition, The Temper Trap


Bless The Broken Road, Rascal Flatts


Love Me Tender, Elvis Presley


When I Got A Good Thing, Lady Antebellum


Have I Told You Lately, Rod Stewart


Up Where We Belong, Joe Cocker


Toothpaste Kisses, The Maccabees


The One, Kodaline


At Last, Etta James


Elvis Presley, Can’t Help Falling In Love


Into The Mystic, Van Morrison


Pure And Simple, Dolly Parton


Reet Petite, Jackie Wilson

You Are the Best Thing, Ray LaMontagne

Make You Feel My Love, Adele

Better Together, Jack Johnston

Wherever You Will Go, Charlene Soraia

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing, Aerosmith



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