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

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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


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)

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

(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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