Digital music service Spotify revealed the result earlier this year after analysing thousands of playlists named ‘First Dance’ and ‘Wedding Reception’ to identify the most popular first dance tracks at weddings, from which they compiled this top 10:
- Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
- At Last – Single Version – Etta James
- You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
- All of Me – John Legend
- A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
- Make You Feel My Love – Adele
- I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
- Everything – Michael Bublé
- Better Together – Jack Johnson
- Amazed – Lonestar
When it comes to selecting your very own “first dance” song, follow these tips:
Identify songs that are meaningful to you as a couple.
You may already have “your song”, otherwise think of a band or music act you’ve seen together you’ve both liked or what music was playing during significant moments together, such as your first kiss.
Ask your parents (or grandparents) what songs they danced to at their weddings.
Playing the song for your first dance can be a way to celebrate your family members’ commitment as well as your own.
Look for songs that fit your wedding theme.
If your theme is “Old Hollywood Glamour” then a jazz standard would be appropriate.
Decide what type of dance you will do.
Whether you choose a waltz, rumba or just slow dance, the pace of the dance type you choose will dictate the tempo of your first dance song.