Top 25 Wedding First Dance Songs

The first dance is the undisputable showpiece of any wedding reception, a magical piece de resistance where the newlywed couple can share a symbolic moment of love and affection in front of their nearest and dearest.

Champions Music & Entertainment know how important it is to make sure everything leading up to and including the first dance is as flawless as can be, so we have compiled a list of the top 25 first dance songs, including samples of lyrics and video clips for the lesser known tracks, to help you find the song that’s just right for you.

We recognise how people have diverse tastes, so we have divided the 25 tracks into five sections: contemporary romance, power ballads, classical masterpieces, soul sensations, and latin love.

Contemporary Romance

Celine Dion – A New Day Has Come

Through the darkness and good times
I knew I’d make it through
And the world thought I’d had it all
But I was waiting for you

Shania Twain – Forever and For Always

In your eyes
I can still see the look of the one who really loves me
The one who wouldn’t put anything else in the world above me
I can still see love for me in your eyes

Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight

It’s late in the evening; she’s wondering what clothes to wear
She puts on her make-up and brushes her long blonde hair
And then she asks me, “Do I look all right?”
And I say, “Yes, you look wonderful tonight.”

N’Sync – This I Promise You

I’ll be your strength
I’ll give you hope
Keeping your faith when it’s gone
The one you should call
Was standing here all along

Westlife – You Raise Me Up

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up… To more than I can be

Power Ballads

Bon Jovi – Thank You for Loving Me

Lock the doors
We’ll leave the world outside
All I’ve got to give to you
Are these five words tonight
Thank you for loving me

Bryan Adams – Everything I Do

Look into my eyes – you will see
What you mean to me
Search your heart, search your soul
And when you find me there you’ll search no more

Aerosmith – Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing

And then I’d kiss your eyes
And thank God were together
I just wanna stay with you
In this moment forever, forever and ever

Thunder – Love Walked In

Just about that moment
The timing was so right
You appeared like a vision
Sent down to my life
I thought I was dreaming
When I saw you that night

Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now

Let the world around us
Just fall apart
Baby, we can make it
If we’re heart to heart

Classical Masterpieces

Johann Strauss Jr – The Blue Danube Waltz

Maurice Ravel – Bolero

Andrea Bocelli & Hayley Westenra – Vivo Per Lei

Il Volo – Grande Amore

Il Divo – Hasta Mi Final

Soul Sensations

Percy Sledge – When a Man Loves a Woman

When a man loves a woman,
He’ll spend his very last dime
Tryin’ to hold on to what he needs.
He’d give up all his comforts
And sleep out in the rain,
If she said that’s the way
It ought to be.

Leona Lewis – Footprints In The Sand

I promise you
I’m always there
When your heart is filled with sorrow and despair
I’ll carry you
When you need a friend
You’ll find my footprints in the sand

K-Ci and Jojo – All My Life

And all my life I’ve prayed for someone like you
And I thank God that I that I finally found you
All my life I’ve prayed for someone like you
And I hope that you feel the same way too

Etta James – At Last

You smiled, you smiled
Oh and then the spell was cast
And here we are in heaven
For you are mine… At Last

Diana Ross – When You Tell Me That You Love Me

Everytime you touch me
I become a hero
I’ll make you safe
No matter where you are
And bring you
Everything you ask for
Nothing is above me
I’m shining like a candle in the dark
When you tell me that you love me

Latin Love

Ricky Martin and Meja – Private Emotion

Marc Anthony – I Need You

Girl your love to me feels just like magic
When you smile you have total control
You have power like nothing I’ve felt before
I’ve let all of my feelings show
Cause I want you to know that I need you

Romeo Santos & Usher – Promise

Enrique Iglesias & Whitney Houston – Could I Have This Kiss Forever

Could I hold you for a lifetime?
Could I look into your eyes?
Could I have this night to share this night together?
Could I hold you close beside me?
Could I hold you for all time?
Could I have this kiss forever?

Prince Royce – Darte Un Beso

If you are still looking for some wedding entertainment ideas, we have created a post containing some great ideas to kick-start your planning.

At Champions Music & Entertainment we have a wide range of talented wedding singers and bands that will make sure your first dance is the most beautiful moment of your life. Get in touch by completing the online form or by telephone on 0207 078 78 76.