The Best First Dance Songs Of All Time

By Ben


The first dance is one of the first and most memorable moments you will share with your partner as a married couple. The song should be one you both love and reflect your personality as a couple. You may be looking for an old classic that you can romantically slow dance along to or if your planning a choreographed routine you might want a more contemporary uptempo track. We’ve put together a list of the top fifteen first dance songs of all time, from classic’s sang by old crooner’s like Tony Bennett and Andy Williams to RnB favourites by Beyonce, there is a song for every couple in our list.


#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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