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Classic First Dance Songs You’ll Love

Last Updated: 24th August 2022

Whether you can’t wait for it or are feeling apprehensive, your first dance is a reflection of your personality as a couple and the song you choose is an excellent way of expressing your feelings for each other. This intimate moment deserves a quality song – one that has stood the test of time don’t you think? A classic first dance song is always a great choice if you want this special part of your big day to be timeless.

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We’ve put together a list of our favourite 50 classic first dance songs. They are songs that have stood the test of time, are endlessly romantic and therefore make the perfect first dance. They’re classics for a reason!

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Classic First Dance Songs

A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

At Last – Etta James

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams

Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Crazy Love – Van Morrison

Endless Love – Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police

From This Moment On – Shania Twain & Bryan White

For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder

Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison

Heaven – Bryan Adams

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith

I Get A Kick Out Of You – Frank Sinatra

I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder

I’ll Be There – Jackson 5

I’m Kissing You – Des’ree

It Had To Be You – Frank Sinatra

It Takes Two – Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston

I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston

I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole

Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley

Moon River – Andy Williams

More Than Words – Extreme

My Girl – The Temptations

Only Wanna Be With You – Hootie and the Blowfish

Save The Best For Last – Vanessa Williams

She – Elvis Costello

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack

The Lady In Red – Chris De Burgh

The Power Of Love – Huey Lewis and The News

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers

Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes

We Have All The Time In The World – Louis Armstrong

When a Man Loves a Woman – Percy Sledge

Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

You Are My Sunshine – Johnny Cash

You Do Something to Me – Paul Weller

You’re My Best Friend – Queen

You’re All I Need to Get By – Aretha Franklin

You’re The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White

Your Song – Elton John

Can My First Dance be Performed Live?

Yes – and it would sound amazing! If you’d like your classic first dance to be performed live, check out our amazing selection of wedding bands below. They’ll all learn whichever song you choose and make this part of your big day even more personalised!


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