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Ed Sheeran First Dance


November 30th, 2015

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There are many traditions and components that are included in a wedding celebration – exchanging of the rings, the perfect photographer, cutting of the cake – and choosing the perfect first dance song for that important moment when you take to the dance floor for the first time with your brand new spouse!

That special song is never chosen on a whim. It means something to you. Perhaps it’s ‘your song’, the track that you first danced to, the song you both jumped around to at that gig when you were first dating; or even a recent choice that happens to have the perfect lyrics. However you came to love it, it’s an integral part of your day and needs to be perfect.

It’s no surprise that some songs perfectly lend themselves to becoming popular first dance choices – their melodies are addictive, their lyrics are ideal, and the artists performing them sound immense.

Let’s take a look at the top ten most popular songs that our busiest bands have been asked to perform this year – some of them will be no surprise but there are some gems that might inspire you!


1. All Of Me – John Legend

This haunting song was written in 2013 for his wife! It featured on his fourth studio album ‘Love In The Future’ and has been loved by millions eversince.

2. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

This iconic song was first released in the US on his second studio album in 2014. In June 2015 it became the first ever single to spend a whole year in the UK Top 40!

3. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Franki Valli

This well-loved tune was first released in 1967 and has since had hundreds of cover versions appear all over the world from artists wanting to pay tribute to this catchy ditty!

4. Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk

Originally by Randy Newman but made famous when it was released as a single from the 1999 soundtrack ‘Songs From Dawson’s Creek’ by Chantel Kreviazuk.

5. A Thousand Years – Christina Perry

Taken from the soundtrack of the cult classic ‘Twilight’ – this songs was destined to be huge!

6. You’re My Best Friend – Queen

Written by bass guitarist John Deacon, this feel-good song was released in 1975 and when played live, Freddie Mercury would have a grand piano brought on stage to do the song justice.

7. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

Originally written by Scottish and Irish rockband ‘The Waterboys’, then later covered by the beautiful Ellie Goulding.

8. At Last – Etta James

Was the title song in her debut album in 1960. She then went on to be a hugely popular artist.

9. Lucky – Jason Mraz and Colbie

Jason Mraz called Colbie Caillat after hearing her music on ‘Myspace’ to see if she wanted to sing a song with him and this is what they came up with.

10. Better Together – Jack Johnson

The title of this track speaks for itself as to why it would be chosen as a first dance. Released in 2005, making it to no.24 in the charts – but look how well it’s done now!

We hope you enjoyed our rundown of 2015’s most popular first dances. Get in touch with us today to hire a wedding band to deliver a special performance of “your” song.

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