Ross Harvey

100 Of The Best First Dance Songs Of All Time

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!

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.

Lucy Davenport

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

36. 'Time After Time' by Cindi Lauper

Alex Dimos

Modern First Dance Songs

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

38. 'All of Me' by John Legend

39. 'Sweetest Devotion' by Adele

40. 'Thinking Out Loud' by Ed Sheeran

41. 'Marry You' by Bruno Mars

42. 'A Thousand Years' by Christina Perri

43. 'Heartbeats' by Jose Gonzalez

44. 'Better Together' by Jack Johnson

45. 'Wonderwall' by Oasis

46. 'You've Got The Love' by Florence + The Machine

47. 'Make You Feel My Love' by Adele

48. 'The Luckiest' by Ben Folds

49. 'No One' by Alicia Keys

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

51. 'Latch' by Sam Smith (acoustic)

52. 'Perfect Duet' by Sam Smith and Beyonce

53. 'Sexy Love' by Ne-Yo

54. 'Bleeding Love' by Leona Lewis

55. 'Without You' by Mariah Carey

56. 'Photograph' by Ed Sheeran

57. 'Say You Won't Let Go' by James Arthur

58. 'Almost Is Never Enough' by Ariana Grande ft. Nathan Sykes

59. 'City Of Stars' by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling from the La La Land Sountrack

60. 'You Are The Reason' by Calum Scott and Leona Lewis

61. 'Chasing Cars' by Snow Patrol

62. 'I'm Yours' by Jason Mraz

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Upbeat First Dance Songs

63. 'As' by Stevie Wonder

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

65. 'I Want To Dance With Somebody' by Whitney Houston

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

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

68. 'Best Of My Love' by Emotions

69. 'You Are The Sunshine Of My Life' by Stevie Wonder

70. 'Love Fool' by The Cardigans

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

72. 'Love Story' by Taylor Swift

73. 'Love On Top' by Beyonce

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

75. 'Everlasting Love' by Jamie Cullum

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

77. 'Accidentally In Love' by the Counting Crows

78. 'Crazy in Love' Beyonce

79. 'Controlla' by Drake

80. 'A Thousand Miles' by Vanessa Carlton

81. 'Happy' by Pharrell

82. 'Can't Keep My Hands To Myself' by Selena Gomez

83. 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' by Queen

84. 'Dancing In The Moonlight' by Toploader

Theresa Furey

Alternative First Dance Songs

85. 'Nothing Else Matters' by Metallica

86. 'Sparks' by Coldplay

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

88. 'Something About Us' by Daft Punk

89. 'Wild Horses' by The Rolling stones

90. 'Closer' by Tegan and Sara

91. 'Maps' by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

92. 'Lazy Eye' by Silversun Pickups

93. 'You Only Live Once' by The Strokes

94. 'Baby I'm Yours' by The Arctic Monkeys

95. 'We Could Be Heroes' by David Bowie

96. 'Video Games' by Lana Del Rey

97. 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' by The Smiths

98. 'I Believe In A Thing Called Love' by The Darkness

99. 'Yellow' by Coldplay

100. 'Skinny Love' by Bon Iver