24 Best First Dance Songs for your wedding

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24 Best First Dance Songs for your wedding

24 Best First Dance Songs for your wedding

Choosing a first dance song for your wedding can be as tricky as finding the right venue. It’s going to be something you remember forever, and you’re going to want a good answer to the inevitable “Ooh, what was your first dance?” questions.

Naturally, you want to pick a song that reflects you guys as a couple – that one’s a no-brainer – but there are lots of other things to consider too. Do you like the idea of a sweet, romantic number to sway alosng the dance floor with your partner? Or does the thought of being centre stage for something like that make you experience unprecedented levels of cringe?

How to Choose your First Dance Song

We’re all different, which is why picking a first dance song for your wedding (or booking a venue like The Hall Barns) is such a personal choice. Here at The Hall Barns, we’ve seen it all, from couples who’ve taken to our dance floor for a classic slow dance to those who’ve encouraged guests to pile on and join in. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are our 24 best first dance songs for your wedding, whatever your couple style…

Credit: Kelly Hiscox Photography

The Classics

Shout out to all the true romantics. These dreamy first dance songs will give you all the feels as you sway your way around The Hall Barns’ dance floor.

All of Me – John Legend

Fave lyric: “You’re my end and my beginning / Even when I lose I’m winning”

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Fave lyric: “But darling, just kiss me slow/ Your heart is all I own / And in your eyes, you’re holding mine”

At Last – Etta James

Fave lyric: “At last, my love has come along / My lonely days are over / And life is like a song”

God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

Fave lyric: “But long as there are stars above me / You never need to doubt it / I’ll make you so sure about it / God only knows what I’d be without you”

Here, There and Everywhere – The Beatles

Fave lyric: “Making each day of the year / Changing my life with the wave of her hand/ Nobody can deny that there’s something there”

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

Fave lyric: “Cause you make me feel so brand new / And I want to spend my life with you”

Rule the World – Take That

Fave lyric: “You light the skies up above me / A star so bright you blind me, yeah, yeah”

One Day Like This – Elbow

Fave lyric: “Oh, kiss me like a final meal / Yeah, kiss me like we die tonight”

The floor-fillers

Looking for an upbeat first dance song to get everyone on their feet? Here at The Hall Barns, we think these funky numbers are a fun way to kick off married life.

Love on Top – Beyoncé

Fave lyric: “You’re the one that gives your all / You’re the one I can always call / When I need to make everything stop / Finally, you put my love on top”

Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) – Frank Wilson

Fave lyric: “The very thing that I want most / Is just to have and hold you close”

Finally – CeCe Peniston

Fave lyric: “Finally you’ve come along / The way I feel about you, it just can’t be wrong / If you only knew the way I feel about you / I just can’t describe it”

Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac

Fave lyric: “Can you hear me calling / Out your name? / You know that I’m falling / And I don’t know what to say”

Got My Mind Set On You – George Harrison

Fave lyric: “I got my mind set on you / And this time I know it’s for real / The feelings that I feel”

I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys

Fave lyric: “Stop making the eyes at me / I’ll stop making the eyes at you / What it is that surprises me / Is that I don’t really want you to”

I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston

Fave lyric: “Oh, I wanna dance with somebody / I wanna feel the heat with somebody / Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody / With somebody who loves me”

Adore You Harry Styles

Fave lyric: “Oh, honey / I’d walk through fire for you / Just let me adore you”

First Dance Song
Credit: Venus Photographic Studio

Too Cool For School


We love quirky at The Hall Barns, so these original first dance song choices are right up our street.

You and Me Song – The Wannadies

Fave lyric: “And it’s always / You and me – always – and forever / You and me – always – and forever”

Baby, I love you – Ramones

“Oh, I’m so glad I found you / I want my arms around you / I love to hear you call my name / Oh, tell me that you feel the same.”

Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye

Fave lyric: “I’ve been really tryin’ baby / Tryin’ to hold back this feeling for so long / And if you feel like I feel, baby / Then c’mon, oh c’mon, whoa / Let’s get it on.”

A Case of You – Joni Mitchell

Fave lyric: “Oh, I could drink a case of you, darling / And I would still be on my feet / Oh, I would still be on my feet”

Everlong – The Foo Fighters

Fave lyric: “If everything could ever be this real forever / If anything could ever be this good again / The only thing I’ll ever ask of you / You’ve got to promise not to stop when I say when / She sang”

There is a Light That Never Goes Out – The Smith

Fave lyric: “And if a double-decker bus / Crashes into us /To die by your side / Is such a heavenly way to die”

Something Changed – Pulp

Fave lyric: “When we woke up that morning, we had no way of knowing / That in a matter of hours we’d change the way we were going / Where would I be now, where would I be now if we’d never met?”

Strange and Beautiful – Aqualung

Fave lyric: “To me, you’re strange and your beautiful / You’d be so perfect with me”

Credit: Chris Terry Photography

Your wedding and first dance song at The Hall Barns

Additionally, now you’ve got the first dance song for your wedding sorted. You need a dance floor to make it happen. At The Hall Barns, Leicestershire, we can host your wedding ceremony and reception in our super-cool, rustic 19th-century barn. If you’d like to learn more about what we offer, just have a look here – and if you’d like to get in touch to arrange a viewing (and chat first dance songs), just click here.

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