6th November 2017

Choosing your ‘first dance’ song

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Choosing a first dance song can be a very different experience from couple to couple. Some people have that ‘oh this is our song’ and some don’t.

Me and my husband belong to the category that has ‘too many songs’. We are both massive music lovers and when we discussed which one to choose we couldn’t agree. So we decided on having two songs – one for walking down the aisle and one actual first dance song, and we also picked two new songs that we both love.

The plan was to walk down the ‘aisle’ on Brighton Bandstand to Freddie Scott’s ‘You Got What I Need’. But as it happened the weather didn’t allow the ceremony to take place outside. Our friends then formed a little tunnel for me to walk through on way in to the cafe underneath the bandstand and the song was played. I had no idea this was happening so it was a nice surprise!




Here is the current ‘Top 50 First Dance’ list according to Spotify for inspiration. Ed Sheeran seems to be a popular choice with three songs in the list. And one song has got two entries with two different artists, can you find it? 🙂


  1. Thinking Out Loud. Ed Sheeran.
  2. At Last – Single Version. Etta James.
  3. You Are the Best Thing. Ray LaMontagne.
  4. All of Me. John Legend.
  5. A Thousand Years. Christina Perri.
  6. Make You Feel My Love. Adele.
  7. I Won’t Give Up. Jason Mraz.
  8. Everything. Michael Bublé.
  9. Better Together. Jack Johnson.
  10. Amazed. Lonestar.
  11. Come Away With Me. Norah Jones.
  12. First Day of my Life. Bright Eyes.
  13. Let’s Stay Together. Al Green.
  14. Lucky. Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Callait.
  15. Can’t help falling in Love. Elvis Presley.
  16. Marry Me. Train.
  17. Wonderful Tonight. Eric Clapton.
  18. What a Wonderful World. Louis Armstrong.
  19. Crazy Love. Van Morrison.
  20. I’m Yours. Jason Mraz.
  21. The Luckiest. Ben Folds.
  22. How Long Will I Love You. Ellie Golding.
  23. Your Song. Elton John.
  24. Marry You. Bruno Mars.
  25. The Way You Look Tonight. Tony Bennett.
  26. Tenerife Sea. Ed Sheeran
  27. Then. Brad Paisley.
  28. Stand By Me. Ben E. King
  29. Unchained Melody. The Righteous Brothers.
  30. Ho Hey. The Lumineers.
  31. You Are So Beautiful. Joe Cocker.
  32. Iris. The Goo Goo Dolls.
  33. My Girl. The Tempations.
  34. L-O-V-E – 2000 Digital Remaster. Nat King Cole.
  35. Truly Madly Deeply. Savage Garden.
  36. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You. Bryan Adams.
  37. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing. Aerosmith.
  38. Kiss Me. Ed Sheeran.
  39. You and Me. Lighthouse.
  40. Chasing Cars. Snowpatrol.
  41. My Best Friend. Tim McGraw.
  42. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. Andy Williams.
  43. When A Man Loves A Woman. Percy Sledge.
  44. Your Song. Ellie Goulding.
  45. The Way You Look Tonight. Frank Sinatra.
  46. Baby I’m Yours. Arctic Monkeys.
  47. Stay With You. John Legend.
  48. I Loved Her First. Heartland.
  49. That’s How Strong My Love Is. Otis Redding.
  50. You & Me Song. The Wannadies.


For our ‘first dance’ we chose ‘So In Love With You’ by Leroy Hutson. We went to see him play at Union Chapel in the months leading up to the wedding which was amazing and made this song even more special. ♥




The first dance, as everything at your wedding, is about you and your partner being yourselves and having the time of your life so don’t get stuck on rules to follow. Choose something that represents you both and your love for each other.