The first dance is a vital part of any wedding. It gives the happy couple a chance to take to the floor for the first time as husband and wife to entertain their guests.
Songs are usually chosen for the feelings they arouse and the memories they evoke, but whether you’re leaning towards something traditional or a song with a more modern vibe, you should choose the song that holds the right sentiment for you. If you’re looking for some inspiration, we’ve listed five of the most popular first dance songs of 2017 to help you perfect your dance floor debut.
Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Released in 2015, the song spent a whole year in the UK top 40. With its ballroom dancing moves, the official video conjures up first dance images. Moreover, the song’s ballad-like melody has the perfect tempo. The romance of the lyrics will have your guests caught up in the emotion of the occasion!
All of Me by John Legend
The video for John Legend’s hit was shot just a few days before his own wedding to Chrissy Teigen in 2013. Therefore, it really couldn’t be more appropriate! We love its soulful feel and the lyrics that talk of a couple giving their all to each other. A truly beautiful choice.
Make You Feel My Love by Adele
Adele is known for her heartfelt songs, and her cover of the 1997 Bob Dylan track was released in 2008. Her haunting voice, the beautiful piano backing track and inspiring lyrics tell of the singer’s undying love for someone. It’s a poignant choice for a first dance song.
Stay with Me by Sam Smith
The gospel-inspired Stay with Me was released in 2014. It is a popular first dance song. The lyrics include the line, “Won’t you stay with me, cause you’re all I need”. Therefore, it’s the ideal choice for a couple who have just committed to spending the rest of their lives together.
At Last by Etta James
A truly classic choice, this 1941 song was famously covered by blues singer, Etta James, in 1960. The lyrics tell of how the singer has finally found her true love. It’s partly the tempo of the song that makes it a popular choice. It has a waltz-style beat, but the words also serve as a poignant reminder of the time it takes to find the perfect partner.
Every bride wants a first dance to remember… But it’s not just the wedding that needs plenty of careful planning!
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