What are some great first dance songs?

Would love some suggestions on first dance songs specifically. Something that will be great filmed for our wedding video. Thank you!


Question Asked: 27/07/2022 Wedding Date: 23/03/2024

Most Helpful Response

Ben and Vee

NSW State Wide

(8) Posted: 1/08/2022

These are the first dance songs that we recommend on our song recommendation document :)

1. Perfect- Ed Sheeran

2. Your Song- Elton John

3. At Last- Etta James

4. All Of Me- John Legend 

5. Make You Feel My Love- Adele 

6. Everything- Michael Buble

7. Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran

8. A Thousand Years- Christina Perri

9. Feels Like Home- Chantal Kreviazuk

10. I Get To Love You- Ruelle

Lawrence Gratton

Brisbane and Gold Coast

(12) Posted: 28/07/2022

As an instrumentalist my list might vary from singing performers, however some favourites include:

  • You are my sunshine
  • Can't help falling in love with you
  • Love me like you do
  • A thousand years
  • I see the light (from Tangled)
  • Stand by me
  • Thinking out loud
  • Your Song
  • Love Story

Of course this choice is completely up to you! If you have a song which is meaningful to you as a couple then that would also be a great choice.

(2) Posted: 28/07/2022


As a DJ, each wedding I do, couples select their own song, there are not too many double ups.

Some of the ones that have been requested are:

Feels Like Home - Chantal Kreviazuk

This I promise you - Ronan Keating

Unforgettable - Nat "King" Cole

Holding You - Stan Walker & Ginny Blackmore

Perfect - Ed Sheeran (also a version with Beyonce)

I Won't Give up - Jason Mraz

Angels - Robbie Williams

Shallow - Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

I would recommend a song that has some special meaning for you both and conveys the message you want for each other.


David (Southern Vibes DJ)

(29) Posted: 28/07/2022

Always  very personal choice but here are a few we loved performing:

To build a home - Cinematic Orchestra

Saviing all my love for you - Whitney Houston

So into you - Tamia

She moved through the fair - Irish traditional

(63) Posted: 28/07/2022

Here's some suggestions that are a bit left of centre rather than stock standard

  • Beyond - Leon Bridges
  • Two of Us - Birds of Toyko
  • Wild Love - James Bay (Acoustic)
  • Consider Me - Allen Stone
  • How Would you Feel (Paean) - Ed Sheeran
  • More Than Words - Extreme


Melbourne & Surroundings / VIC State Wide

(7) Posted: 28/07/2022

Hi! I'd suggest you check out our "First dance playlist" and some others at: https://www.novadjs.com.au/playlist-for-dj-hire

Gavin Libotte Guitar

Sydney, Australia and NSW

(8) Posted: 28/07/2022

There are some classic choices that we have found to be very popular such as Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud , At Last (Etta James), La Vie en Rose, and All of Me. That said sometimes adapting an atypical song is even more crowd-pleasing. We have done our own versions of 80's electro pop, Kate Bush, tangos, you name it. Ultimately the song should be special to you and not too fast, we'll do the rest to adapt it perfectly for this setting. That's the beauty of live music for your first dance :)

Spinning Disc Entertainment

Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, Geelong, Central & Regional VIC.

(11) Posted: 28/07/2022

The first dance is a beautiful and very personal moment between the couple. We always suggest picking a song to suit your tastes. To give you some examples, these are the songs the couples from our four weddings this week have chosen.

Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
Skylar Grey – Stand By Me
Lior – This Old Love
James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go

Platinum DJs

Adelaide & Regional South Australia

(89) Posted: 28/07/2022

All My Life – KC & JoJo

Amazed – Lonestar

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley

Everything I Do – Bryan Adams

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

That’s Amore – Dean Martin

Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers

What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

You’re the Inspiration – Chicago

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