Top 10 First Dance Wedding Songs
Are you the sort of couple that already has a favourite song?
If not, don't fret – UK-Disco has polled its 1,300 DJ members to
find out the most popular wedding songs - and the result? We've
got more than 230 suggestions for your first dance song.
Ageing rockers Aerosmith scooped the No.1 spot with their resounding
classic, 'Don't wanna miss a thing'. Taking second place was another
ageing rocker, Bryan Adams, with the Robin Hood track 'Everything
I do, I do it for you'. Bryan's obviously still 'doing it' for
Top 10 Wedding Songs
Is your favourite here? The final Top 10 went like this:
- Aerosmith - Don't Wanna Miss A Thing
- Bryan Adams - Everything I Do (I Do It For You)
- Lonestar - Amazed
- Shania Twain - You're Still The One
- Shania Twain - From This Moment
- Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately
- James Blunt - You're Beautiful
- Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply
- Robbie Williams - Angels
- Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Is old-fashioned best when it comes to your first
dance song? Only three of the top 10 wedding songs date from the
past few years: James Blunt's 'You're Beautiful', Robbie's 'Angels'
and Savage Garden's 'Truly, Madly, Deeply'.
Looking for something a little less predictable? Our complete
Popular Wedding Songs list contains a wide range of songs with
something to suit every taste. Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mariah
Carey and Elton John bring classic romance to the list, with tunes
that were simply made to be popular wedding songs .
But there are also plenty of unusual choices for your first dance
song. Cool couples are choosing Snow Patrol (Chasing Cars), Jack
Johnson (Better Together), or David Gray (Sail Away). And there's
the mother's choice – Ronan Keating, Westlife or Robbie have plenty
of tracks simply made to be first dance songs.
Father / Daughter Wedding Songs
Traditionally, the bride and groom will be alone on the dancefloor
for the first dance song. Sometimes the bride's father will cut
in and dance with the bride halfway through, but sometimes the
second dance is reserved for the bride and her father. Brides who
have more than one father figure may wish to dance with both during
the song. If the father of the bride wants to choose a song, you
might want to direct him to this page!
- Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings
- Bob Carlisle - Butterfly Kisses
- Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl
- Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father
- Nat 'King' Cole - Unforgettable
- Paul Simon - Father and Daughter
- Temptations - My Girl
Mother / Son Wedding Songs
Shortly after the bride and her father take to the floor, they
are traditionally followed by the groom and his mother. Finally,
the newlyweds dance with their in-laws, and bridesmaids and ushers
join the dancing.
- Boyz II Men - A Song For Mama
- Boyzone - No Matter What
- Commodores - Three Times a Lady
- Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It For The Boy
- Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
- Queen - You're My Best Friend
- Robbie Williams - She's The One
First Dance Tips
The very thought of their fiancé throwing his best moves
on the dancefloor is enough to give most brides palpitations. If
you or your beloved spouse are lacking in the disco department,
it may be a good idea to take a couple of dance lessons. Many dance
tutors and schools offer short wedding dance courses to couples
who want to pick up some moves - fast…
Visit UK-Jive to find your nearest modern
jive / LeRoc / Ceroc class.
Alterantively, how about live dance lessons – at the wedding?
"We hired a big band and a swing-style singer for our wedding reception,"
explains Anna Hollisey, who married last year in South Wales. "We
wanted to get everyone dancing but we didn't want to embarrass
ourselves! So we hired two dance tutors to come and provide an
hour's dance lesson at the start of the evening. I think we were
the slowest to learn, but it had everyone crying with laughter!"
Popular Wedding Songs : The Full List
View our compiled list of first
dance wedding songs.