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50+ Fun And Upbeat First Dance Songs!

Last Updated: 29th April 2022

Your first dance is one of the key moments of your wedding and it deserves an absolute banger of a song. If you’re reading this, it’s probably safe to assume you’re looking for an upbeat first dance song to kick off the dancing from the moment you hit the floor.

Upbeat first dance songs are a great choice if you don’t love the idea of slow dancing in front of your nearest and dearest as your guests won’t be able to resist joining in! Or if you love being in the limelight, an upbeat song lends itself perfectly to a choreographed dance routine.

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These fun and upbeat first dance songs are for those couples who’d prefer to jump around the dance floor and get the party started. Just because they aren’t slow doesn’t mean they aren’t romantic either! Within this list of 50 upbeat love songs there’s rock songs, Motown classics, dance tracks and everything in between – so take a look and find your dream song!

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Fun and Upbeat First Dance Songs

Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey

Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet

A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay

Accidentally In Love – Counting Crows

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Belter – Gerry Cinnamon

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

Champagne Kisses – Jessie Ware

Come and Get Your Love – Redbone

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police

Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac

Feel So Close – Calvin Harris

Fell in Love With a Girl – The White Stripes

For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder

Friday I’m In Love – The Cure

Happy – Pharrell

Here Comes Your Man – Pixies

Higher Love – Steve Winwood

I Get A Kick Out Of You – Frank Sinatra

I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – Four Tops

I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston

I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys

I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts

I’ll Always Love You – The Spinners

I’ll Never Not Love You – Michael Bublé

I’m A Believer – The Monkees

It Must Be Love – Madness

It Takes Two – Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston

Just Like Heaven – The Cure

L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole

Love Me Like You – Little Mix

Love On Top – Beyoncé

Marry You – Bruno Mars

My Type – Saint Motel

My Universe – Coldplay ft. BTS

Never Too Much – Luther Vandross

Only Wanna Be With You – Hootie and the Blowfish

Reach Out I’ll Be There – Four Tops

She Moves In Her Own Way – The Kooks

She’s So Lovely – Scouting For Girls

Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder

This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole

When You’re Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) – Louis Armstrong

Walking On Sunshine – Katrina and The Waves

We Found Love – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna

You And Me Song – The Wannadies

You Are (My Destiny) – Lionel Ritchie

You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates

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

You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman

You’ve Got the Love – Florence + the Machine

You To Me Are Everything – The Real Thing

Can A Wedding Band Play My Chosen Song?

Definitely! If you’re feeling inspired, why not check out the incredible selection of wedding bands at Entertainment Nation? If they don’t already know your chosen song, they’ll most likely learn it for you to give you a truly unforgettable moment and a night to remember. Check them out below!


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