The 25 Most Popular First Dance Songs Chosen At Weddings

The 25 Most Popular First Dance Songs Chosen At Weddings

To help you create the ultimate first dance experience at your wedding, we want to share with you 25 of the most popular picks. These songs are chosen frequently - for good reason! They're romantic, sweet, sincere, perfectly encapsulating all the emotions you're going to feel as you dance the night away with your forever partner. Which ones stand out the most to you?

1. "Thinking Out Loud" – Ed Sheeran

With its sweet and heartfelt lyrics combined with its gentle melody, "Thinking Out Loud" remains a popular choice for those wanting a song that captures a timeless love. Ed Sheeran's soft vocals make the romantic lyrics sound even better, making it a memorable first dance option to consider.

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2. "You Are The Best Thing" – Ray Montagne

For a more upbeat, funky option, Ray Montagne's soulful voice perfectly matches the song's uplifting lyrics about love and companionship. It's become a favourite for many couples, especially for those looking for a joyful and heartfelt start to their marriage.

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3. "At Last" – Etta James

If you want something more classic, you can't go wrong with "At Last" by Etta James, a timeless classic. Beloved for its soulful delivery and romantic lyrics, it's a staple song choice for many first dances.

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4. "All of Me" – John Legend

John Legend's powerful ballad has remained a top contender as a first dance song thanks to its celebration of unconditional love. It's easy for lots of couples to resonate deeply with this song, thanks to its beautiful melody and sincere lyrics.

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5. "A Thousand Years" – Christina Perri

Christina Perri's soft and gentle voice is the cherry on top for this incredibly romantic song. With such emotional depth and beautiful lyrics that embody the feeling of eternal love, this song has gained popularity over the years as an excellent first dance choice.

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6. "Can't Help Falling in Love" – Elvis Presley

This timeless classic by Elvis Presley has a remained a favourite - and for good reason. Its simple, yet profound message of falling in love is the perfect number to dance to, with its gentle melody guiding couples across the dance floor.

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7. "Perfect" – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran makes an appearance again! This time with his hit, "Perfect," it's a modern classic that has the sweetest melody and lyrics. It's a top pick for any couple seeking something a bit more contemporary.

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8. "The Way You Look Tonight" – Frank Sinatra

Is there any voice more smooth than Frank Sinatra's? For a jazzy song choice, "The Way You Look Tonight" is the perfect mix of fun and romance. The lyrics are elegant and sweet, making it an endearing choice for any new wedded couple.

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9. "Wonderful Tonight" – Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton's soft rock ballad, with its serene melody and loving lyrics, captures the beauty of a moment shared between two people, making it a popular choice for first dances.

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10. "Love on Top" – Beyoncé

You can never pass on Queen B, and thanks to her upbeat and joyous song, "Love on Top," Beyoncé can be included in your wedding too. If you're searching for something with a lively tempo all about celebrating love, this is an energetic and memorable choice to go for.

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11. "Unchained Melody" – The Righteous Brothers

This classic hit is known for its haunting melody and passionate lyrics. It's a favorite among couples for its deep emotional resonance and timeless appeal.

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12. "You Are the Reason" – Calum Scott

Calum Scott gives us a powerful ballad with his soft yet mighty voice singing about love and devotion. The lyrics are meaningful and can echo deeply in the soul, making it an emotional song pick for any couple's first dance together.

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13. "First Day of My Life" – Bright Eyes

Prefer indie music? Don't worry, there's a track here for you! "First Day of my Life" has the best sweet melody and lyrics that capture the joy of finding true love. It's just the thing you're looking for if you want something unique, but just as heartfelt.

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14. "Die a Happy Man" – Thomas Rhett

Country lovers rejoice! Thomas Rhett's got some options for you if you want a country song for your first dance. With its loving lyrics that express a deep appreciation for a loved one, it's the ultimate romantic country ballad to be whisked away in.

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15. "Adore You" – Harry Styles

If you want something modern and fresh, Harry Styles' "Adore You" has an upbeat melody and lyrics that are full of admiration and love. It's a unique but exciting option for a first dance!

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16. "Ho Hey" – The Lumineers

This indie folk song is popular for its catchy chorus and charming lyrics. It's an excellent choice for couples seeking a light-hearted and upbeat first dance song.

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17. "I Will Follow You into the Dark" – Death Cab for Cutie

With its lovely acoustic melody and thoughtful lyrics, this song offers something touching and sentimental for couples to dance to. It's soft and slow, perfect for couples wanting something along those lines.

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18. "Bless the Broken Road" – Rascal Flatts

This beloved country song is known for its uplifting lyrics about finding true love after a long journey through life. It's certainly a hopeful and heartwarming choice that will light up any first dance.

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19. "Let's Stay Together" – Al Green

Soulful, funky, and easily danceable, Al Green's classic tune is just the song for those who want something a bit more jazzy. Not only does it have romantic lyrics and a timeless melody, the song just oozes celebration and love.

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20. "Endless Love" – Lionel Richie and Diana Ross

This duet is a forever favourite thanks to its beautiful harmonies and emotional lyrics that evoke an undying love. There's a sort of majestic feel to it, making it a romantic pick you won't regret.

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21. "Make You Feel My Love" – Adele

Adele's rendition of this Bob Dylan classic is a powerful ballad that has become a wedding favorite. Its soul-stirring melody and deeply emotional lyrics about unwavering love and support make it the ultimate first dance song.

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22. "Lover" – Taylor Swift

For all the Swifties out there, here's the perfect Taylor Swift song to play during your first dance. "Lover" is beloved for its romantic and nostalgic feel, making it the perfect modern love song with just the right classic touch. 

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23. "Come Away with Me" – Norah Jones

Norah Jones' invitation to escape into love, "Come Away with Me," is a gentle and romantic song that offers a dreamy backdrop for a couple's first dance. Its soothing melody and tender lyrics create a beautiful sense of intimacy and connection.

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24. "Baby I'm Yours" – Arctic Monkeys

Providing you with a fresh indie rock twist, this cover by Arctic Monkeys is a unique song pick that'll make your first dance super memorable. If you want something with a bit of edge to liven up the dance floor, look no further!

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25. "Your Song" – Elton John

You can never go wrong with some Elton John. His classic hit, "Your Song," is the perfect way to declare your love for one another on the dance floor. It's got a timeless melody and fitting lyrics that have made it a continued popular choice.

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