11 Nov 2023 Admin

Discover the Perfect First Dance Song: A Comprehensive List by Wedding Theme

*Updated for 2023*

Are you in search of the ideal first dance song for your wedding reception? With countless options to choose from, the selection process can be overwhelming. As purveyors of some of the finest wedding bands in Scotland, including Glasgow and Edinburgh, we're here to guide you through the process. Whether your taste leans towards rock, vintage elegance, modern chart hits, or rustic country vibes, we have the ultimate list of the top 100 First Dance Songs categorized by wedding theme.



Alternative: Rock 'n' Roll

For rock enthusiasts, our curated list of 20 tunes guarantees to set the perfect tone for your first dance. From festival vibes to acoustic covers, these tracks will rock your wedding reception:

  1. Feels Like The First Time - Foreigner
  2. To The End - Blur
  3. Are you Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
  4. You’re All I Need - White Lion
  5. I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
  6. The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
  7. November Rain - Guns n Roses
  8. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
  9. Sweet Child of Mine - Guns n Roses
  10. You Make Lovin Fun - Fleetwood Mac
  11. Golden Brown - The Stranglers
  12. Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner
  13. Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
  14. Baby I Love You - Ramones
  15. Maybe I’m Amazed - Paul McCartney
  16. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
  17. Fell in Love With A Girl - The White Stripes
  18. House of Cards - Radiohead
  19. Let Me Put My Love Into You - AC/DC
  20. Everlong - Foo Fighters

Vintage: Elegant Classic

Embrace the timeless charm of vintage-inspired weddings with this playlist featuring nostalgic music for your first dance:

  1. Everything's Made for Love - Annette Hanshaw
  2. I Wanna Be Loved By You - Marilyn Monroe
  3. I'm Sitting On Top Of The World - Bobby Darin
  4. A Night Like This - Caro Emerald
  5. Hug Me Kiss Me Love Me - Helen Kane
  6. Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
  7. Let’s Misbehave - Irving Aaronson
  8. I Can’t Believe You’re in Love With Me - Billie Holiday
  9. For Me and My Gal - Guy Lombardo
  10. Pocketful of Dreams - Bing Crosby
  11. Hold Me - Peggy Lee
  12. Again - Doris Day
  13. My Love For You - Frank Sinatra
  14. Come Rain Or Come Shine - Maxine Sullivan
  15. How Deep Is The Ocean? - Dick Haymes
  16. Dedicated To You - Ella Fitzgerald
  17. Ev'ry Day I Love You (Just A Little Bit More) - Jo Stafford
  18. How Do You Do, Mr Right? - Frances Day
  19. You - Carroll Gibbons
  20. The Glory Of Love - Hildegarde

Modern: Chart Hits

Stay up-to-the-minute with chart-topping hits for your first dance. Explore the latest tracks that will add a contemporary touch to your wedding:

  1. Levitating - Dua Lipa
  2. Higher Power - Coldplay
  3. Our Song - Anne Marie / Niall Horan
  4. Little Bit More Love - Tom Grennan
  5. Let’s Go Home Together - Ella Henderson x Tom Grennan
  6. Your Love (9PM) - ATB x Topic x A7S
  7. Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
  8. Perfect - Ed Sheeran
  9. Addicted - Jorja Smith
  10. Believe Me - Navos
  11. Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
  12. Nirvana - A7s
  13. American Dream - Baby Queen, MAY-A
  14. By Your Side - Calvin Harris
  15. Unconditional - Dillon Francis & 220 KID
  16. Best Is Yet To Come - Gryffin ft. Kyle Reynolds
  17. For You - Jack In Water
  18. Feels - Jax Jones
  19. Nick Wilson - Yours To Take
  20. Bed - Joel Corry, Raye, David Guetta

Rustic: Country Music

Country music enthusiasts, explore the heartfelt lyrics and beautiful melodies that will create the perfect atmosphere for your first dance:

  1. Fearless - Taylor Swift
  2. You’re Still The One - Shania Twain
  3. God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton
  4. Bless The Broken Road - Rascal Flatts
  5. I Need You - Tim McGraw
  6. Die A Happy Man - Thomas Rhett
  7. I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton
  8. I’ll Still Be Loving You - Restless Heart
  9. Greatest Love Story - Lanco
  10. Butterflies - Kacey Musgraves
  11. Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
  12. I Do (Cherish You) - Mark Wills
  13. A Woman Like You - Lee Brice
  14. God Whispered Your Name - Keith Urban
  15. When I Said I Do - Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black
  16. Parallel Line - Keith Urban
  17. In Case You Didn't Know - Brett Young
  18. This Is It - Scotty McCreery
  19. Millionaire - Chris Stapleton
  20. Marry Me - Thomas Rhett

Timeless Classics

For those who prefer the classics, here are the top 20 most popular first dance songs of all time:

‘Amazed' - Lonestar

‘Angels' - Robbie Williams

‘Can't Help Falling In Love' - Elvis Presley

‘Eternal Flame' - The Bangles

‘Every Breath You Take' - The Police

‘Evergreen' - Will Young

‘Everything I Do' - Brian Adams

‘Fly Me To The Moon' - Frank Sinatra

‘Get Here' - Oleta Adams

‘Groovy Kind Of Love' - Phil Collins

‘Have I Told You Lately?' - Rod Stewart

‘Hero' - Enrique Iglesias

‘How Deep Is Your Love' - Take That

‘I Will Always Love You' - Whitney Houston

‘Love Is All Around' - Wet Wet Wet

‘Love Me Tender' - Elvis Presley

‘My Girl' - Temptations

‘She's The One' - Robbie Williams

‘Show Me Heaven' - Maria McKee

‘Islands in the Stream’ - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

Explore our list of wedding bands and sample songs for more inspiration. With extensive experience across genres, our live wedding bands are sure to have the perfect first dance song that suits your couple's style. View them online in HD video and when you’re ready to find out more, just give us a shout.

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