The Best First Dance Songs Of All Time


The first dance is one of the most memorable moments you'll share with your partner as a married couple.

So, the song that you select should be one you both love and reflect on personally as a couple. You can start by looking for an old classic that is ideal for a romantic slow dance or if you're planning a choreographed routine you might want a more contemporary up tempo track.

To help your selection process, we’ve put together a list of what we consider to be the top fifteen first dance songs of all time, from the classic’s sang by old crooner’s like Tony Bennett and Andy Williams to RnB favourites by Beyonce.

We hope that you enjoy reading through and discovering your favourites as much as we did putting the list together.


#1 The Way You Look Tonight by Tony Bennett





This is probably thee most popular first dance song of all time, you really can’t go wrong with this one.


#2 Wherever You Will Go by Charlene Soraia





This song originally by rock band The Calling, has been covered beautifully by Charlene Soraia. Her sensational vocals take the song to new heights.


#3 Iris by The GooGoo Dolls





If you are looking for something a bit more ‘rock’, this 90’s classic from The Goo Goo doll’s ticks all the boxes.

#4 Best Of My Love by The Emotions





This Motown classic is uptempo, fun and perfect for couples who love this golden era of music.


#5 Songbird by Eva Cassidy





A truly beautiful song guaranteed to have everyone in the room pulling out their hankies.


#6 Can You Feel The Love Tonight by Elton John





Elton wrote and recorded this for Disney’s iconic hit, The Lion King. Whether your a Disney fan or not you can’t help but love this perfect first dance song.


#7 Kiss From A Rose by Seal





This 90’s hit was the soundtrack to Batman Forever and made Seal a household name. It’s a timeless song whose intoxicating sound and lyric’s, perfectly capture the intensity of falling in love.


#8 You’ve Got The Love by Florence & The Machine





You’ve Got the Love has a really cinematic feel to it, it’s guaranteed to raise the energy in the room and perfect if you are planning on doing a choreographed dance.


#9 How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding





You won’t find a sweeter love song than this tender hit by Ellie Goulding, her melodic voice and the powerful lyrics really pull at the heartstrings.


#10 Crazy In Love by Beyonce





This isn’t an obvious choice for a first dance but if you and your partner are planning a choreographed dance and can dance well enough to keep up, it’s a showstopper.


#11 A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton





Vanessa Carlton’s hit is a sweet ode to love and the lengths you would go to be with the one you love. Perfect.


#12 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli



A classic love song whose lyric’s say it all. “You’re just too good to be true, I can’t take my eyes off you, You’d be like heaven to touch”.


#13 Moon River by Andy Williams





This simple, dreamy song has been covered by countless artists and provided the soundtrack to Breakfast At Tiffany’s and many a first dance over the decades.


#14 I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing by Aerosmith





Aerosmith’s smash hit has become one of the most requested first dance songs of all time, it comes with a huge dose of cheese but who cares, it’s a great love song!


#15 Amazed by Lonestar





With lyric’s including “I’m so in love with you, It just keeps getting better, I want to spend the rest of my life with you by my side”. It’s no wonder this timeless country classic is one of the most popular first dance songs in the UK.

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