Wedding First Dance Songs

You’re probably wondering why is a wedding photographer and wedding videographer writing a list of first dance songs? Well, i have shot many weddings and captured more first dances than you can think of, therefore heard more than your fair share of songs, some obvious, some unique and some you wouldn’t even think of.

So if you haven’t decided on your first dance song yet, take a look at this list and you never know, your perfect song might be here.

From experience, let’s start with the most popular ones.


‘Thinking out loud’ Ed Sheeran

‘Perfect’ Ed Sheeran

‘Amazed’ Lonestar

‘From This Moment’ Shania Twain

‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ James Arthur

'All of Me' John Legend

'Marry You' by Bruno Mars

'A Thousand Years' Christina Perri

‘Dancing On My Own’ Calum Scott

‘Iris’ Goo Goo Dolls


Modern Wedding First Dance Songs

'Almost Is Never Enough' Ariana Grande ft. Nathan Sykes

‘By Your Side’ by Sade

'You Are The Reason' Calum Scott

Chasing Cars' Snow Patrol

'I'm Yours' Jason Mraz

'Heartbeats' Jose Gonzalez

'Better Together' Jack Johnson

'Wonderwall' Oasis

'You've Got The Love' Florence + The Machine

'Make You Feel My Love' Adele

'The Luckiest' Ben Folds

'No One' Alicia Keys

'How Long Will I Love You' Ellie Goulding

'Latch' Sam Smith (acoustic)

'Perfect Duet' Sam Smith and Beyonce

'Sexy Love' Ne-Yo

'Bleeding Love' Leona Lewis

'Without You' Mariah Carey

'Photograph' Ed Sheeran

‘Colorblind’ Counting Crows

'Accidentally In Love' by the Counting Crows

'Crazy in Love' Beyonce

'Controlla' by Drake

'A Thousand Miles' by Vanessa Carlton

'Happy' by Pharrell

'Can't Keep My Hands To Myself' by Selena Gomez

'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' by Queen

'Dancing In The Moonlight' by Toploader

'Nothing Else Matters' by Metallica

'Sparks' by Coldplay

‘Fix You’ Coldplay

'Yellow' by Coldplay

'Skinny Love' by Bon Iver

Classic Wedding First Dance Songs

'Have I Told You Lately That I Love You' Van Morrison

'Your Song' Elton John

'At Last' Etta James

'Can't Help Falling In Love' Elvis

'What A Wonderful World' Louis Armstrong

'It Had To Be You' Frank Sinatra

'La Vie En Rose' Edith Piaf

'Let's Stay Together' Al Green

The Way You Look Tonight' Tony Bennett

'Wonderful Tonight' by Eric Clapton

'Truly Madly Deeply' by Savage Garden

Come Away With Me' by Nora Jones

'Song Bird' by Eva Cassidy

'Kissing You' by Des'ree

'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' by Elton John

'Endless love' by Lionel Richie & Diana Ross

'Kiss From A Rose' by Seal

'Over The Rainbow' by Harry Nilsson