We asked one of our favorite DJ’s to dish his picks for the 5 Best First Dance Songs. And Mike from C Squared Events did not disappoint. The first dance is such a special moment for every couple and the song you choose should reflect that feeling.
The landscape is crowded with songs that couples can choose to play while they share their first dance. It is also the hardest to recommend. The first dance should be part of your story, but for some looking through the many, many options is daunting. Never fear we’ve got you covered. Here are 5 songs you should consider listening to as you decide on the melody to play as you share that first dance as a married couple.Mike- C Squared Events
At Last – Etta James.
Sometimes you have to look to the past to get the song to start your future. “At Last” is a classic that has been used before, and for very good reason. It is extremely romantic, the easy tempo makes it easy to dance to and it holds up. Especially if this wedding is “Years in the Making”
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra.
OK, there are almost as many versions of “The Way You Look Tonight” as there are first dance songs to pick from. However, Old Blue Eyes version sticks out for the slightly upbeat tempo. In ballroom dance parlance, it is a foxtrot, but the beat still allows for a little free form and isn’t overly structured. If moving hug isn’t your scene, “The Way”, could give you just enough to stand out but not so much that it requires some sort of complex choreography.
Lover – Taylor Swift.
I know putting this song on the list will be somewhat controversial… but, take a moment, pull it up on Spotify and have a listen. Go ahead we’ll wait…
See, this song speaks to a love that is at the start of a long journey. Three summers together as a couple now it’s time to start their forever. A quick scan of the lyrics and you will quickly find that TSwift doesn’t just do breakup songs.
Amazed – Lonestar.
Country music just seems to have the market covered on classic love songs and there certainly wasn’t a shortage of options. Millionaire, Tennesee Whiskey, From the Ground Up all could have taken this slot. Why “Amazed”? Well, very few songs about… shall we say the wedding night… can stand to the spotlight of being the first dance quite like “Amazed”. Your hair all around me, baby you surround me… yup, get a room you two. Yet take a listen to some others “Crash into me” for instance. Yup you can feel comfortable with grandma watching on as you and your forever enjoy dancing to the Lonestar hit.
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran.
Just like how you can’t imagine “Single Ladies” existing outside a bouquet toss… “Thinking Out Loud”, it seems, was written especially for couples to enjoy their moment on the dance floor. Just as “The Way You Look Tonight” gets recognized for being a bit more upbeat, “Thinking Out Loud” is upbeat enough to give you something to move to. Allowing for a jump into the shallow end… You’re still taking a plunge just not letting the water get above your head.
I know how could we limit ourselves. We had to, otherwise we could be here forever. Fret not, if this list didn’t solve your problems check back, there is a good chance that we will be back with “Another 5 first dance songs.Mike- C Squared Events
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