Top 40 Song Ideas for Your Wedding “First Dance”

The First Song is the centrepiece of your Wedding reception and enables you to share the story of your love through music and dance. It may be that special tune that played during your first date or when he/she first proposed; or one that reflects your fun personalities and views about love and life.

If you’re on the quest for the most meaningful and/or fun songs for your First Dance, take a listen to danceScape’s Top 40 First Dance Songs, as shared (and danced) by some of our Wedding students:

First Dance Foxtrot Songs
It Had to Be You (Harry Connick Jr.)
Mango Tree (Zac Brown Band, featuring Sara Bareilles)
Such Great Heights (Iron & Wine)
The Rose (Westlife)
What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)

First Dance Rumba Songs
All of Me (John Legend & Lindsey Stirling)
Dance With Me (Johnny Reid)
Rest of My Life (Bruno Mars)
The Book of Love (Peter Gabriel)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)

First Dance Slow Waltz Songs
Amore E Musica (Russell Watson)
Cherie, I Love You (Nat King Cole)
Come Away with Me (Norah Jones)
I Will Love You (Richard Chamberlain)
Kissing You from Romeo & Juliet (Des’ree)

First Dance Fast/Viennese Waltz Songs
A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
Earned It (The Weeknd)
Iris (Goo Goo Dolls)
Right Next to the Right One (Celline Dion)
What a Wonderful World (Michael Buble)

First Dance Tango Songs
Assassination Tango (John Powell)
And She Was (Talking Heads)
Libertango (Tango Jointz)
Royals (Lorde)
Tango Tres (Medialuna Tango Project)

First Dance Cha Cha Songs
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Nobody (Wonder Girls)
Save the Last Dance for Me (Michael Buble)
Sway (Michael Buble)

First Dance Swing/Jive Songs
All I Do is Dream of You (Michael Buble)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Michael Buble)
I Wonder (Bobby Brazini)
Lucky (Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat)
Stand By Me (Ben E. King)

First Dance Salsa Songs
Ain’t Your Mama (Jennifer Lopez)
Do You Only Wanna Dance (Julio Daviel Big Band)
No (Meghan Trainor)
Vivir Mi Vida (Marc Anthony)
Say Hey/I Love You (Michael Franti & Spearhead)

Not only can the songs be danced as a single Dance style, but those seeking to showcase their fun personalities can also use multiple songs in a “Mash-Up” of dance styles that will surprise and delight family and friends.

If you have a favourite song and want to identify the dance style, check out our Podcasts on www.dancescape.TV. Check out our full Music Playlist library at

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