Perfect First Dance Songs Chosen By Wedding DJs and Bands

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Your first dance. This is a really special moment for couples for a few reasons. Firstly, all eyes are on you. Everyone will be watching this romantic moment as you lock eyes and dance together. Secondly, even though all eyes are on you, it’s a really intimate moment as husband and wife. And thirdly, it’s a wonderful way to open the dancefloor and get the party started. Sure, you’re probably going to pick a song that’s slower and more romantic (just check out the first dance songs below), but if you do this right, what follows will be an epic party.

Expert advice: get your guests to stand around the dancefloor during your first dance. Then, once your dance is complete, play an upbeat song that will get everyone onto the dancefloor (here are some great ideas!).

For now, let’s begin with the first part: your first dance. We’ve asked the experts – wedding DJs and bands – for their recommendations for the perfect first dance song. If you haven’t settled on a song yet, we’re sure you’ll find one that’s right for you in the list below…


Perfect First Dance Songs


All of Me – John Legend

– Natalia


Shallow – Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga

– Paudie Walsh


Your Song – Elton John

– Till Death Do Us Party


At Last – Etta James

– The Pearly Whites


Here Comes Your Man – The Pixies

– Redwood


Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

– The Rubix Band


Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

– Gossip Band


You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall and Oates

– Blacktye Wedding Band


I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

– Men in Black


In Case You Did Know – Brett Young

– Long Time Coming Wedding Band


Better – Tom Baxter

– The Soundmen


The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

– The Connor Mc Keon Band – Wedding Band of the Year


One Day Like This – Elbow

– The Mixtape


The One – Kodaline

Panic Animal


Moondance – Van Morrison

– The Looks Wedding Band


Make You Feel My Love – Adele

– Pumped Up Kicks


A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

– Midland DJs


Main image credit: The Connor Mc Keon Band