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Top 10 First Dance Wedding Songs

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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.

Classic crooners

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 you!

Top 10 Wedding Songs

Is your favourite here? The final Top 10 went like this:

  1. Aerosmith - Don't Wanna Miss A Thing
  2. Bryan Adams - Everything I Do (I Do It For You)
  3. Lonestar - Amazed
  4. Shania Twain - You're Still The One
  5. Shania Twain - From This Moment
  6. Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately
  7. James Blunt - You're Beautiful
  8. Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply
  9. Robbie Williams - Angels
  10. 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'.

Unusual Choices

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.


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