Digital music service Spotify revealed the result earlier this month after analysing over 12,000 single-track playlists named ‘First Dance’ to identify the most popular first dances at weddings, from which they compiled this top 10:
- At Last by Etta James
- I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz
- You Are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne
- All of Me by John Legend
- Better Together by Jack Johnson
- A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
- Everything by Michael Bublé
- First Day Of My Life by Bright Eyes
- Then by Brad Paisley
- Make You Feel My Love by Adele
When it comes to selecting your 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.