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The Ultimate Wedding First Dance/Playlist Music

Updated: Jun 25, 2022

Many couples will find 'their song' throughout their courting days so choosing your first dance song should be a piece of cake, right? (Pardon the pun)

For a lot of people, this simple task actually proves to be a lot harder than people think. After all, it's not just the first dance, it's the song that plays as you walk down the aisle, it's the song that plays as you leave the alter, it's your first dance song and there are so many other moments where you may wish to play a meaningful song that resonates with everyone. How will you choose one song for each of them? Well, don't panic ladies, I've created a list of top wedding songs to help you decide.

The Ultimate Wedding Playlist

1. Christina Perri - A Thousand Years

2. Jack Johnson - Better Together

3. Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love With You

4. Michael Buble - Everything

5. Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight

6. Lonestar - Amazed

7. Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud

8. Phillip Phillips - Home

9. Nathan Sykes - Over and Over

10. Rascall Flatts - Bless The Broken Road

11. Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up

12. Jason Mraz - Im Yours

13. Lady Antebellum - I Run To You

14. Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are

15. Adele - Make You Feel My Love

16. Plain White T's - 1, 2, 3, 4

17. Coldplay - Sparks

18. Ben E King - Stand By Me

19. Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes - Up Where We Belong

20. Elton John - Your Song

21. Queen - You're My Best Friend

22. Lifehouse - You and Me

23. Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are

24. Bruno Mars - Marry You

25. train - Marry Me

26. Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

27. Kelly Clarkson - A Moment Like This

28. Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes - (I've Had) The Time of My Life (Dirty Dancing)

29. Westlife - I Do

30. Jessie James Decker - I Do

31. Zac Brown Band - Loving You Easy

32. Lee Brice - I Don't Dance

33. Brad Paisley - She's Everything

Have a listen to each of these songs and you're bound to find one that's right for you. Why not write your own list of possible first dance songs, whittle them down and once you've done that, ask your partner to write down a list also and add them to this playlist and see what songs take your fancy. After all, you may have something in mind that I haven't even thought of.

Some top tips for thinking up your own wedding play list:

1. Think back to special occasions - Your first date, your first dance, your engagement ... There's usually a song attached to one of these special moments.

2. Think back to a time where you bought a CD for each other. There’s a good chance that romance prompted you to buy it.

3. Think back to road trips, holidays away, romantic nights in where Barry White or Michael Buble may have been there to help set the ambiance.

4. Trawl through the decades of your lives (for me it was the 80’s and 90’s) and look at the top ten love songs for each of the decades.

5. Look back at films you've watched together whilst snuggled up on the sofa. Is there a favourite film? A romcom? Is there a song attached to any of them?

Good luck finding your perfect song. With my help, I'm sure you will.

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