The first dance is the most common tried-and-true tradition for all wedding receptions, and there can be as much pressure to pick the first song as there is to actually dance. The DJ for your wedding can help with selections for music at your wedding. Remember your mobile DJ choice and music selections say as much about you like every other detail of your wedding, so it is important to make sure you pick music that fits you and your couple style. As the first dance song is one of the most important of the wedding we decided to give you a post about some of the most classic first dance songs that represent different styles and relationships.
The Traditional Couple
For those of you who find meaning in the upholding of traditions, the first dance is no small matter. While not big risk-takers, elegance is the name of the game for your choice of first dance songs.
- “At Last” by Etta James
- “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra
- “It Had to be You” by Jones and Kahn
- “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley
- “From this Moment On” by Twain and Lange
The Hipster Couple
Always on the cutting edge of trends, a classic, standard wedding song and the first dance isn’t going to reflect your new-school, hip taste. Think about these less traditional ballads for your first dance song selections:
- “Ice Cream” by Sarah McLachlan
- “Wild Horses” by The Sundays
- “Crash” by Dave Matthews Band
- “You’re Just Too Good to be True” by Lauryn Hill
- “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer
Classy and timeless
These first dance songs will always be in style and in good taste. These are common songs that you hear ever so often but that everyone knows, and when you do hear the songs 10 or 20 years from now it will take you right back to that dance floor.
- “It Had to Be You” by Harry Connick Jr.
- “At Last” by Etta James
- “All the Things You Are” by Frank Sinatra
- “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole
- “The Way You Look Tonight” by Tony Bennett
- “When I Fall in Love (It Will Be Forever)” by Stevie Wonder
As a couple, you feel very strong about representing your sense of humor. With your “life of the party” attitude, your friends and family expect your celebration to be fun-filled and full of quirkiness. Your first dance song should be no exception.
- “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
- “I Think I Love You” by The Partridge Family
- “I Wanna Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler
- “We Go Together” from Grease
- “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher
- “You’re My Darling Angel” by Shaggy
If you’re having a contemporary wedding, you may want to choose from currently popular tunes.
- “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
- “One and Only” by Adele
- “Love on Top” by Beyonce
- “Everything” by Michael Buble
- “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
- “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones
And, of course, in today’s current standard’s we couldn’t leave out this year’s hit first dance song by John Legend song that’s taking every wedding by storm, “All of Me.”