My Top First Dance Tunes

Sonys-New-Cassette-Tape-Holds-64750000-SongsDo you have an ‘our song’ or are you panicking that you don’t? Are you a stickler for tradition or would you like to shake things up a little at your wedding? Maybe your beloved didn’t make you a mix tape (Google ‘cassette tape’ young folk). Not every couple has a special song and not everyone wants to sway along to a Celine Dion power ballad for their first dance, and do you know what….that’s ok. Whatever tune you choose, you want it to be memorable, whether it’s for the heartfelt lyrics or for being the track that got everyone up and dancing.

But before you go off creating some John Legend / Elvis / One Direction mash-up, here’s my top twenty first dance tunes (in no particular order) featuring indie classics, soul greats, dance, rock ballads and the odd hipster one too:

Lets Stay Together – Al Green

Heroes – David Bowie

Bonnie & Clyde – Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot

Thank You – Led Zeppelin

Sea of Love – Cat Power

One Step Beyond – Madness

First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes

You Got the Love – Candi Stanton

For Once in My Life – Stevie Wonder

Something – The Beatles

You and Me Song – The Wannadies

We Found Love – Rihanna

Tender – Blur

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Come Rain or Come Shine – Ray Charles

In my Life – The Beatles

Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones

Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel

Light and Day – Polyphonic Spree

Shiny Happy People – REM

I’ve tried to cover most bases, but I’m sure this is just the tip of the iceberg and narrowing it down to twenty tunes was very difficult. So whatever song you choose, get on the dance floor and cut some rug as only two new married types can. You can thank me later!

Faye x


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