First dance song.

 Of all the wedding planning process, choosing your first dance song is the easy bit right? I mean, how hard can it be…it’s just a song!


This is a 3 minute moment where all eyes are on you, to be recorded on phones and cameras and remembered for eternity… no pressure then! 

Do you play it safe and choose a classic, romantic first dance track, slowly sway (hopefully not too awkwardly) and gaze into each other’s eyes? 

Or book in for a series of dance lessons so you can impress your (slightly worried looking) wedding crowd to a Dirty Dancing lift move?


Some couples choose a song with a special meaning, for others it’s a track that reminds them of an event. You could choose something that fits in with the theme of your wedding or simply choose a song from your fave artist or band (if you can both agree on that one!)

If you aren’t into the whole “first dance alone thing”, then you could choose a funky party starter and encourage everyone to join you.

It doesn’t have to be a slow waltz if you’re more into jitterbugging, line dancing or headbanging than shuffling, then do it, it’s your wedding!

If you are struggling to decide and need a little “A list”inspiration, scroll down to see what 15 celebrity couples chose for their first dance song:

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Kate Middleton and Prince William
“Your Song” by Elton John (performed by Ellie Goulding

David Beckham and Victoria Adams
“It Had To Be You” by The Starlight Orchestra

Giovanna Falcone and Tom Fletcher
“Easy” by The Commodores

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jnr
“Someone to Watch Over Me” by Gertrude Lawrence

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
“No One’s Gonna Love You” by Band of Horses

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan
“Last Night on Earth” by Green Day

Beyoncé and Jay-Z
“Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z

Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell
“My Valentine” by Paul McCartney

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
“Chandelier” by Sia

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
“Why Shouldn’t I” by Rosemary Clooney

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
“At Last” by Etta James, mashed with “These Arms of Mine” and “Tenderness” by Otis Redding

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
“A Song for You” by Donny Hathaway

President Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson
“You and I” by Stevie Wonder

Kate Moss and Jamie Hince
images (16)“If There Is Something” by Roxy Music

Michael Buble and Luisana Lopilato
“Everybody Loves Somebody” by Dean Martin