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!

Jessica

Question Asked: 27/07/2022

Wedding Date: 23/03/2024

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Michelle Francis Cook - Soprano Ceremony Vocalist

(2) · Melbourne and surrounding areas

Posted: 11/09/2023

The most important concept in choosing a song for the first dance is making the choice to suit yourselves a priority. Your wedding dance should reflect your own experience of love, be a song which is dear to your hearts, and reflects your style as a couple. 

Another question to ask is: Is the song easy to dance to?

Here a few romantic ballad songs which are commonly used for first dances:

  • Ed Sheeran songs such as Perfect and Thinking Out Loud
  • At Last - Etta James
  • First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Leona Lewis or original Roberta Flack versions
  • When A Man Loves A Woman - Michael Bolton
  • All Of Me - John Legend
  • Shallow - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
  • Halo - Beyonce

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Inferno Duet

(2) · Melbourne and surrounds

Posted: 28/03/2023

We have a variety of songs we perform, however we always ask the Bride & Groom what song they would like performed & if we dont have it in our repertoire we will learmn it. Here are a few songs we have performed recently.

All Of Me, More Than Words, Angels bought us here, You'll never find another love like mine, Stumblin In.

Prestige Wedding Entertainment

(6) · NSW State Wide

Posted: 10/01/2023

Perfect by Ed Sherran just stands out

Vanessa Krumma Music

(24) · Gold Coast | Brisbane | Tweed Coast | Sunshine Coast and Surrounds

Posted: 22/11/2022

Some of our favourites we have had - 

I'm with you - Vance Joy 

Perfect - Ed Sheeran 

Someone Like you - Van Morrison 

You give me Somthing - James Morrison 

Senorita - Shawn Mendez

Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden 

Umbrella - Landon Austin 

Simply the best (acoustic) - Tina turner / Noah Reid

Ben and Vee

(14) · NSW State Wide

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

(19) · Brisbane and Gold Coast

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.

Southern Vibes DJ & MC Service

(3) · Perth

Posted: 28/07/2022

Hi,

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.

Regards

David (Southern Vibes DJ)

The Night Creatures

(30) · Melbourne

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

Nick Read

(110) · NSW

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
NOVA DJs

(7) · Melbourne

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

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