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Thought about having wedding dance lessons?Popular First Dance Songs

Some couples have difficulty choosing a track for their first dance. We have taught couples to such a wide variety of songs. Firstly, here are the current most popular song choices...

If we're missing a great song, please suggest a wedding first dance song

Note: Click on the track to listen to it or download it on iTunes.

The Current Top 10 First Dance Songs

Last updated January 2014

  1. Everything’ by Michael Bublé
  2. Let’s stay together’ by Al Green
  3. At Last’ by Etta James
  4. Amazed’ by Lonestar
  5. Make You Feel My Love’ by Adele
  6. Greatest Day’ by Take That
  7. (I've had) the time of my life’ by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (from Dirty Dancing)
  8. One Day Like This’ by Elbow
  9. Better together’ by Jack Johnson
  10. You're the first, the last, my everything’ by Barry White

Unusual Songs

And here are some unusual First Dance songs we've created routines for:

Note: All of the tracks on this page are examples of what previous couples have danced to. We will happily create a routine to whatever track you choose. It doesn't have to be one that's listed here by any means.

HRH Will & Kate danced to the Royal Wedding First Dance Song

If we're missing a great song, please suggest a wedding first dance song

Bespoke Songs

Would you like to edit a song, or mix one or more songs together for your first dance? If so, to find out more please go to our
bespoke first dance songs page.

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Other Great First Dance Songs

See our Most Extensive List Here:
Alphabetically Sorted by Artist | Song Title

Note: Click on the track name to listen to, or download it from iTunes.

How to choose your wedding first dance songCan't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Let There Be Love - Nat "King" Cole
Fly Me to the Moon (feat. Count Basie and His Orchestra) - Frank Sinatra
Rule the World - Take That
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Your Song - Ellie Goulding
It Had to Be You (Big Band and Vocals) - Harry Connick, Jr.
(I've had) the time of my life’ by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (from Dirty Dancing) (I've Had) The Time of My Life - Dirty Dancing (Original Soundtrack from the Vestron Motion Picture)
'Stand by me' by Ben E. King Stand by Me - Ben E. King: Anthology
'Love is in the air' by John Paul Young Love Is In the Air (Ballroom Mix) - Strictly Ballroom (Soundtrack)
Happy together’ by The Turtles Happy Together - Happy Together
'Baby I Love You' by The Ramones Baby, I Love You - For My Dad
You’re still the one’ by Shania Twain You're Still the One - Come On Over
How sweet it is (to be loved by you)’ by James Taylor How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor: Greatest Hits
'Be Mine' by David Gray Be Mine - A New Day At Midnight
I'll be there for you’ by The Rembrants I'll Be There for You (Theme from Friends) - The Rembrandts: Greatest HitsPopular Wedding First Dance Songs
Crazy little thing called love’ by Michael Bublé Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Michael Bublé
I do I do I do I do I do’ by Abba I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do - More ABBA Gold
Dancing in the moonlight’ by Toploader Dancing In the Moonlight - Dancing In the Moonlight - The Best of Toploader
As’ by Stevie Wonder As - Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection
Heaven must be missing an angel’ by Tavares Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel - Tavares: Greatest Hits
The look of love’ by Dusty Springfield The Look of Love - Going Back - The Very Best of Dusty Springfield (1962-1994)
She's the one’ by Robbie Williams She's the One - In and Out of Consciousness - Greatest Hits 1990-2010 (Bonus Track Version)
Dreams’ by The Cranberries Dreams - The Best of the Cranberries 1992-2002
Nobody does it better’ by Carly Simon Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon: Greatest Hits Live
That’s amore’ by Dean Martin That's Amore - Dino - The Essential Dean Martin
'You never can tell' Song from Pulp Fiction by Chuck Berry You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry: The Anthology
My heart will go on’ by Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On - All the Way...A Decade of Song
Moondance’ by Michael Bublé Moondance - Michael Bublé
We have all the time in the world’ by Louis Armstrong We Have All the Time In the World (From On Her Majesty's Secret Service) - The Best of Louis Armstrong (Featuring The Duke Ellington Orchestra)
Come away with me’ by Norah Jones Come Away With Me - Come Away With Me
Something stupid’ by Frank & Nancy Sinatra Somethin' Stupid - Nothing But the Best (The Frank Sinatra Collection)
'Heaven' by DJ Sammy (candlelight mix) Heaven (Yanou's Candlelight Remix) - Sunlight - EP
'I belong to you' – Lenny Kravitz I Belong To You - Lenny Kravitz: Greatest Hits
'Fly me to the moon' by Frank Sinatra Fly Me To The Moon - Fly Me To The Moon
'Queen of the Slipstream' by Van Morrison Queen of the Slipstream - At the Movies - Soundtrack Hits
'I've got you under my skin' by Frank Sinatra I've Got You Under My Skin - Love...Frank Sinatra: The Very Best of Frank Sinatra
'She' by Elvis Costello She - Always a Woman
'You are the sunshine of my life' by Stevie Wonder You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection
'Laughter in the Rain' by Neil Sedaka Laughter In the Rain - The Definitive Collection
'Unintended' by Muse Unintended - Showbiz
'Beyond the Sea' by Bobby Darin Beyond the Sea - The Ultimate Bobby Darin
'How sweet it is (to be loved by you)' by James Taylor How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor: Greatest Hits
'Cheek to cheek' by Ella Fitzgerald Cheek to Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald: Gold
'Let There Be Love' by Nat King Cole Let There Be Love - The World of Nat King Cole
'Music Sounds better with you' by Stardust Music Sounds Better With You - Anthems II 1991-2009
'(They Long to Be) Close to You' by The Carpenters (They Long to Be) Close to You - Carpenters: Gold - Greatest Hits
'(Simply) The Best' by Tina Turner The Best - Tina Turner: Simply the Best
'Always & Forever' by Heatwave Always and Forever (Single Version) - 80s Groove
'Valentine Moon' by Jools Holland and Sam Brown Valentine Moon - Jools Holland - Best of Friends
'If I ain’t got you' by Alicia Keys If I Ain't Got You - If I Ain't Got You - EP
'Wonder of You' by Elvis The Wonder of You - Elvis: 30 #1 Hits
'Let's Face the Music and Dance' by Nat "King" ColeLet's Face the Music and Dance - The World of Nat King Cole
'First Time I Ever Saw Your Face' by Roberta FlackThe First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - First Take
'Wouldn't It Be Nice' by Beach Boys Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Very Best of the Beach Boys
'You make it easy' by Air You Make It Easy - Moon Safari
'Truly, Madly, Deeply' by Savage Garden Truly Madly Deeply - Truly Madly Completely - The Best of Savage Garden
'Baby I Love You' by The Ramones Baby, I Love You - For My Dad
'You're the one that I want' from Grease You're the One That I Want - Grease (The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)
‘Your Song’ by Elton John Your Song - Rocket Man - The Definitive Hits (Deluxe Album)
'Something' by The Beatles Something - Abbey Road
'Hallelujah I Love Her So' by Ray Charles Hallelujah, I Love Her So - The Essential Ray Charles
'Don't want to miss a thing' by Aerosmith I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits
'Everything I do' by Bryan Adams (Everything I Do) I Do It for You - Bryan Adams: The Best of Me
'Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)' by Spiller Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) [Radio Edit] - 101 Running Songs
'You make me feel brand new' by Simply Red You Make Me Feel Brand New - 25 - The Greatest Hits
The Godfather Waltz’ by Nino Rota The Godfather Waltz - The Godfather (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
'Waterloo' by Abba Waterloo - Waterloo (Remastered)
'I could die for you' by Red Hot Chili Peppers I Could Die for You - By the Way
'Groovy kind of Love' by Phil Collins A Groovy Kind of Love - Phil Collins: Hits
'My baby just cares for me' by Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares for Me - The Essential Nina Simone

If we're missing a great song, please suggest a wedding first dance song

Songs you should probably avoid

These songs have lyrics that are just not suitable… unless you're intentionally wanting to cause a stir or raise a smile!

'Nothing Compares 2 U' by Sinéad O'Connor Nothing Compares 2 U - Me to You With Love
'Tragedy' by Bee Gees Tragedy - The Ultimate Bee Gees
Recommended by Jess: Because its funny. The Steps version music video is based at a wedding outside a church