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Top 30 First Dance Songs - Guest blog from UK Mobile Discos

Top 30 First Dance Songs

The first dance is a key moment in any wedding, it marks the transition into the evening and despite the audience, it still gives the couple a moment of solitary time together in all the madness of the day. As a wedding photographer, the first dance is a fantastic opportunity to capture some beautiful romantic images but when it comes to helping you pick the best track we thought it would be best to ask the experts. So for this post UK Mobile Discos will help us by sharing the top 30 songs for a first dance; there should be something in this list for everyone. 


First dance captured by Capture this Moment Photography

First dance captured by Capture this Moment Photography

A first dance for you

Your wedding should be centred on you. It is your special day and every decision made should reflect you both as individuals, making the day uniquely yours. The song you choose for the first dance is a great opportunity to put your personal stamp on the day. As it is such a romantic moment the track should mean something to you as a couple, it could be that the words are fitting or the song itself brings back memories, whatever your motivation for the decision, it should certainly be a joint decision.

It doesn’t have to be a classic though, there are no rules; this is your moment and your song. Here is our list of the top 30 songs that make great first dance tunes if you need some inspiration. Whether you are a traditional, rock or contemporary couple, whether you want to stare in each other’s eyes or choreograph an entire routine, there should be at least one track here that you can picture starting your married life to. 

"At Last," Etta James

"Better Together," Jack Johnson

 “All of Me” John Legend  

 "Everything," Michael Bublé

"Fly Me to the Moon," Frank Sinatra

"How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You)," James Taylor

"If I Ain't Got You," Alicia Keys featuring Usher

"In My Life," The Beatles

"I Won't Give Up," Jason Mraz

"Just the Way You Are," Billy Joel

"Let's Stay Together," Al Green

 "Make You Feel My Love," Adele

“Cheerleader” OMI  

"Marry Me," Train

"Maybe I'm Amazed," Paul McCartney

“The Time of My Life” Bill Medley and Jenifer Warnes

“Thinking Out Loud “ Ed Sheeran

“Grow Old With Me” – Tom Odel

“Ho Hey The Lumineers 

"Wild Horses," The Rolling Stone

 "Wonderwall," Oasis 48. 

“Wouldn’t it be Nice” Beach Boys 

“Same Love” Macklemore

“Riptide” Vance Joy

“Everlong” Foo Fighters

“Hold Back the River”  James Bay

“How Long Will I Love You” Ellie Goulding

“Say You Won’t Let Go” James Arthur

“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – Aerosmith

“Iris” Goo Goo Dolls 


Here at UK Mobile Discos we are proud to provide a reliable, high quality and affordable DJ service. Work with us and you can rest assured that after the first dance, your dance floor will be full throughout the night.  To find out more, visit our website. You can also find us on social media - Facebook, Twitter,  Instagram and Google Plus. 


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