The Top 50 First Dance Songs For Your Wedding Day

Sometimes you know exactly what song you want as your first dance, but sometimes you just need a little bit of inspiration. That’s what this first dance songs blog post is all for, giving you the little bit of inspiration and the push you need to decide on your first dance song. You just need to find a song special to you and your partner to make the day absolutely beautiful.


Spotify has curated its most popular first dance songs. We have added our top songs below featuring some classics but also a few indie tunes too!


  1. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  2. You Are The Best Thing – Ray Montagne
  3. At Last – Etta James
  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 Buble
  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, Colbie Caillat
  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 Goulding
  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 Temptations
  34. L-O-V-E – 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 – Lifehouse
  40. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  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




1) Everlong (Acoustic Version) – Foo Fighters


We are starting it off with a total throwback for me as this was my first dance! This indie staple has to be mentioned because of the beautiful lyrics and the meaning behind them.


2) Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley


This beautiful song by the king of Rock and Roll has poetic lyrics so beautiful they almost make you want to shed a tear. And who better to cry with than your partner?



3) I Wanna Be Yours – Arctic Monkeys


This is an iconic recreation of the poem by John Cooper Clarke, and has proved itself to be a romantic sing-along that most people will know, so why not have this as your first dance?


4) Marry You – Bruno Mars


This fantastic song always serves and there’s no better time to listen to this earworm than on the dance floor with your partner.


5) Iris – Goo Goo Dolls


This 1990’s classic love song will never get old, this beautiful song is perfect for a first dance with its pitch-perfect instrumentation and outstanding lyrics from John Rzesnik.



6) I Will Always Love You – Dolly Parton


We all know the Whitney Houston version of this song but here at Magpie Wedding we love the Dolly Parton version as she was the original writer! And Dolly is an icon!


7) Lovesong – The Cure


We feel that Lovesong is the perfect alternative for “Friday I’m In Love”  – soooo beautiful!


8) Stand By Me – Ben E King


And last but not least we have this classic  song by Ben E King; this beautiful song with meaningful lyrics makes it a perfect first dance song for all you music (and film) lovers as well as anyone wanting Motown songs for wedding reception.








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