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The 20 Best First Dance Songs

You’ve got the dress, the platinum wedding rings and the cake, so it’s time to choose the perfect song for your first dance as a married couple.The first dance as a married couple is a hugely important part of any wedding reception. Wouldn’t it be dreadful (but also hilarious) if Sisqo’s ‘Thong Song’ came on, Queen’s ‘Fat Bottom Girls’ was blaring or Puddle of Mudd’s ‘She Hates Me’ was cranked

The first dance as a married couple is a hugely important part of any wedding reception. Wouldn’t it be dreadful (but also hilarious) if Sisqo’s ‘Thong Song’ came on, Queen’s ‘Fat Bottom Girls’ was blaring or Puddle of Mudd’s ‘She Hates Me’ was cranked up.

It is important to choose what song you will have your first dance too well in advance to avoid these unfortunate occurrences. Here is our pick of the best 20 wedding songs:

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1.    Amazed by Lonestar

“I don’t know how you do what you do. I’m so in love with you, it just keeps getting better”

2.    A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

“Darling, don’t be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years. I’ll love you for a thousand more”

3.    At Last by Etta James

“And here we are in heaven, for you are mine, at last”

4.    Better Together by Jack Johnson

“It’s not always easy and sometimes life can be deceiving. I’ll tell you one thing, it’s always better when we’re together”

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

“Like a river flows surely to the sea/Darling so it goes/some things are meant to be”

6.    Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You by Frankie Valli

“I love you baby and if it it’s quite all right, I need you baby to warm the lonely nights. I love you baby, trust in me when I say”

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7.    Here and Now by Luther Vandross

“When I look in your eyes, there I’ll see, all that a love should really be. And I need you more and more each day”

8.    How Sweet it is (to be Loved by You) by James Taylor

“With sweet love and devotion, deeply touching my emotion, I want to stop and thank you baby”

9.    If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys

“Some people want diamond rings. Some just want everything. But everything means nothing, if I ain’t got you”

10.    Make You Feel My Love by Adele

“Nothing that I wouldn’t do. Go to the ends of the Earth for you, to make you feel my love”

11.    Marry You by Bruno Mars

“Is it the look in your eyes? Or is it this dancing shoes? Who cares baby, I think I wanna marry you.”

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12.    Wonderwall by Oasis

“I said maybe, you’re gona be the one that saves me. And after all, you’re my wonderwall”

13.    Your Song by Elton John

“I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words/How wonderful life is while you’re in the world”

14.    Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran

So kiss me like you wanna be loved. You wanna be loved. You wanna be loved. This feels like falling in love. Falling in love. We’re falling in love.”

15.    The Way You Look Tonight by Michael Bublé

“There is nothing for me but to love you, and the way you look tonight”

16.    I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston

“And I hope you have all you’ve dreamed of. And I wish you joy and happiness, but above all this I wish you love. And I will always love you.”

17.    Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden

“I’ll be your dream. I’ll be your wish. I’ll be your fantasy. I’ll be your hope. I’ll be your love. Be everything that you need. I’ll love you more with every breath. Truly, madly, deeply do. I will be strong I will be faithful ’cause I’m counting on a new beginning, a reason for living, a deeper meaning, yeah”

18.    You’re the First, My Last, My Everything by Barry White

“I know there’s only, only one like you. There’s no way they could have made two. You’re all I’m living for, your love I’ll keep forevermore. First, you’re the last, my everything.”

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19.    Is This Love? By Bob Marley

“I wanna love you and treat you right. I wanna love you every day and every night. We’ll be together with a roof right over our heads. We’ll share the shelter of my single bed. We’ll share the same room. Yeah! – for Jah provide the bread. Is this love – is this love – is this love – is this love that I’m feelin’?”

20.    L.O.V.E. by Nat King Cole

“Love is all that I can give to you. Love is more than just a game for two. Two in love can make it. Take my heart and please don’t break it. Love was made for me and you”

Will you be choosing one of these twenty great songs? Let us know which one you choose!

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