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30 Perfect First Dance Wedding Songs

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Picture this: you and your partner are planning songs for your wedding. You know you want to whip out some Prince and/or Beyonce to get people out on the dance floor, but when it comes to your first dance, how do you choose? Your cousin Sarah played Ellie Goulding (or was it Alicia Keys?) at her wedding, what about that? A country first dance song? Oh right, your partner doesn’t like country music...scratch that idea. Back to the drawing board: do you want to go with a modern first dance song or something more classic, like Ella Fitzgerald?

Whether you have a DJ or a wedding band (although, of course, your wedding bands are taken care of thanks to Holden), picking out your wedding’s first dance song can be stressful. In order to make the decision process (and your wedding planning) easier, we’ve created a list of popular first dance songs suggested by real Holden couples. Maybe one of these love songs will be the perfect fit for your wedding day.


1. Stand by Me by Florence and the Machine

2. Sleep on the Floor by The Lumineers

3. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

4. Sara Smile by Hall and Oates

5. Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton

6. Next to You by Little Big Town

7. Alone by Trampled by Turtles

8. Harvest Moon by Lord Huron

9. Baby by Donnie & Joe Emerson

10. Wildfire by John Mayer

11. Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers

12. Somewhere Only We Know by Keane

13. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) by Stevie Wonder

14. Conversations in the Dark by John Legend

15. Time after Time by Sam Smith

16. Simply The Best by Noah Reid

17. Into the Mystic by Van Morrison

18. Sweetest Devotion by Adele

19. You Make it Easy by Jason Aldean

20. Fall on Me by Andrea and Mateo Bocelli

21. Born to be Yours by Daniel Robinson

22. Wonderwall by Oasis

23. Poetry by Wrabel

24. Alma Mia by Natalia Lafourcade

25. For Once in my Life by Stevie Wonder

26. Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley

27. First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes

28. I've Got You Under my Skin by Frank Sinatra

29. At Last by Etta James

30. To Love Somebody by Bee Gees

So there you have it! 30 songs that could be the perfect fit for your first dance.


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