The 5 best first dance songs for weddings

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Hello fellow music lovers and newlyweds-to-be! If you don’t know me by now, I’m Melody, the owner of LiveBand Entertainment. Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to help countless couples create magical moments on their wedding day with the perfect first dance song. 

The first dance is a special and emotional moment that sets the tone for your entire reception. So choosing the right song, and the right live band to perform it, can make or break your big day. 

Some couples know straight away what song they want for their first dance. But if you’ve landed on this blog, you’re probably in need of a little inspiration. That’s okay too! 

So don’t worry. If you’re looking for some suggestions of the best first dance songs for weddings – and some fantastic live bands to perform them – you’re in the right place!  

Melody’s top 5 best first dance songs for weddings

LiveBand Entertainment owner Melody on her wedding day

1) “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green- The best romantic first dance song 

This timeless classic is a soulful and romantic choice for a first dance song. Al Green’s smooth vocals and the song’s heartfelt lyrics create a perfect romantic atmosphere for any wedding reception. 

2) “I Get to Love You” by Ruelle – The best unique first dance song 

If you’re looking for something unique and emotional, this indie-pop ballad is a beautiful choice. With its enchanting vocals and beautiful lyrics, “I Get to Love You” won’t leave a dry eye in the house.


3) “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran The best modern first dance song 

Aafter a modern first dance song that your friends and family can sing along to? This is the one for you! There’s a reason Ed Sheeran has become a popular choice for weddings, and his romantic ballad “Perfect” is no exception. Its sweet lyrics and melodic guitar make it a heartfelt choice for expressing your love and commitment on your special day.

4) “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie WonderThe best upbeat first dance song 

This joyful song by Stevie Wonder is a perfect choice for couples who want to dance their way into their new life together. Its catchy melody, toe-tapping rhythm and feel-good lyrics will have you and your guests dancing and smiling all night long.

5) “You Are My Destiny” by Lionel RichieThe best 90s first dance song

If you were born in the 90s, and want a classic, cheerful first dance song from the era, this one’s for you. Lionel Richie’s soulful voice and romantic lyrics make “You Are My Destiny” a beautiful choice for your first dance. Its upbeat rhythm and meaningful lyrics will create a memorable moment that you and your partner can cherish forever.

Hire a live wedding band or singer through LiveBand Entertainment

Whatever first dance song you choose, it will sound all the better performed by a talented live wedding band or singer. Here at LiveBand entertainment we have a fantastic selection of wedding bands and singers for hire. So whether you’re after a party-starting 10-piece, an elegant soloist, or a romantic acoustic set – we have something to suit you.   

Plus, if you’re looking for something truly unique, we can even work with you to write and perform your very own first dance song. 

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch now to discuss your requirements, and add a touch of live music magic to your big day.


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