When it comes to first dance songs, there's a lot of pressure to make it a good one. If you and your significant other have the same taste in music, then deciding on a first dance song should (hopefully) be easy. If you're favourite music genres are miles apart (what's wrong with the Spice Girls!?), then finding the perfect song might be a bit of a challenge. But don't worry, we're here to help!

Ross Harvey

To make things easy, it's always advisable to choose a classic first dance song. These tunes are timeless and you're most likely to remember them fondly over the latest cheesy one hit wonder.  

Also, if slow dance songs aren't really your jam, don't be afraid to increase the tempo a little bit with a faster number. A upbeat first dance song will not only bring a smile to everyone's faces, but it'll also mean your friends and family will want to join you on the dance floor sooner rather than later. 

Classic First Dance Songs 

1. 'The Way You Look Tonight' by Tony Bennett

2. 'Have I Told You Lately That I Love You' by Van Morrison

3. 'Your Song' by Elton John

4. 'At Last' by Etta James

5. 'Can't Help Failling In Love' by Elvis

6. 'What A Wonderful World' by Louis Armstrong

7. 'It Had To Be You' by Frank Sinatra

8. 'La Vie En Rose' by Edith Piaf

9. 'Let's Stay Together' by Al Green

10. 'As Time Goes By' by Dooley Wilson

11. 'Maybe I'm Amazed' by Paul McCartney

12. 'Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You' by Frankie Valli

13. 'God Only Knows' by The Beach Boys

14. 'My Girl' by The Temptations

15. 'Something' by The Beatles

16. 'Moonriver' by Andy Williams

17. 'Feeling Good' by Nina Simone

18. 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing' by Aerosmith

19. '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You' by Bryan Adams

20. 'Wonderful Tonight' by Eric Claption

21. 'Truly Madly Deeply' by Savage Garden

22. 'Amazed' by Lonestar

23. 'From This moment On' by Shania Twain & Bryan White

24. 'Come Away With Me' by Nora Jones

25. 'Song Bird' by Eva Cassidy

26. 'Kissing You' by Des'ree

27. 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' by Elton John

28. 'Endless love' by Lionel Richie & Diana Ross

29. 'Kiss From A Rose' by Seal

30. 'Over The Rainbow' by Harry Nilsson

31. 'Up Where We Belong' by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warns

32. 'Iris' by the Goo Goo Dolls

33. 'When You Say Nothing At All' by Ronan Keating

34. 'Every Breath You Take' by The Police

35. 'How Do I Live' by LeAnn Rimes

Modern First Dance Songs

36. 'One Day I'll Fly Away' by Vaults

37. 'All of Me' by John Legend

38. 'Sweetest Devotion' by Adele

39. 'Thinking Out Loud' by Ed Sheeran

40. 'Marry You' by Bruno Mars

41. 'A Thousand Years' by Christina Perri

42. 'Heartbeats' by Jose Gonzalez

43. 'Better Together' by Jack Johnson

44. 'Wonderwall' by Oasis

45. 'You've Got The Love' by Florence + the Machine

46. 'Make You Feel My Love' by Adele

47. 'The Luckiest' by Ben Folds

48. 'No One' by Alicia Keys

49. 'How Long Will I Love You' by Ellie Goulding

50. 'Latch' by Sam Smith (acoustic)

51. 'Perfect Duet' by Sam Smith and Beyonce

52. 'Sexy Love' by Ne-Yo

53. 'Bleeding Love' by Leona Lewis

54. 'Without You' by Mariah Carey

55. 'Photograph' by Ed Sheeran

Upbeat First Dance Songs

56. 'As' by Stevie Wonder

57. 'Fly Me To The Moon' by Frank Sinatra

58. 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gay

59. 'This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)' by Natalie Cole

60. 'Love Fool' by The Cardigans

61. 'You're My Best Friend' by Queen

62. 'Love Story' by Taylor Swift

63. 'Love On Top' by Beyonce

64. 'For Once In My Life' by Stevie Wonder

65. 'Everlasting Love' by Jamie Cullum

66. 'Ain't That A Kick In The Head' by Dean Martin

67. 'Accidently In Love' by the Counting Crows

68. 'Crazy in Love' Beyonce

69. 'Controlla' by Drake

70. 'A Thousand Miles' by Vanessa Carlton

Alternative First Dance Songs

71. 'Grown Old With You' by Adam Sandler (from the Wedding Singer)

72. 'Nothing Else Matters' by Metallica

73. 'Sparks' by Coldplay

74. 'Something About Us' by Daft Punk

75. 'Wild Horses' by The Rolling stones

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