Songs Most Used for First Dance at Weddings

The bride and groom have plenty of planning to do before the big day. These include deciding on the date, then the venue, invitations and seating plan. The theme of the reception is important as it is a vital part of ensuring the day are super special for the newlyweds and their guests. Then there is also the church, flowers, best man and all the rest to consider before they can actually get down to the finer details.

Wedding Reception


The wedding reception requires quite a bit of planning, especially if the couple decides to do it without the services of a wedding coordinator. There are the seating plan, food, drinks and the music to plan. This hardly leaves time to plan the honeymoon, yet it remains one of the most exciting and stressful times, all part of why the big day remains one that is special.

One of the most important parts of the whole planning list is the music since it multifunction’s as entertainment and keeping quest dancing the night away. The options are endless although most receptions now make use of professional DJ’s, which allows the couple to choose some of their favourite tracks, and often the DJ also plays specially requested tracks by the attendees.

The One & Only First Dance


One of the most important events during the reception is the first dance, this is the first time the bride and groom dances as Mr & Mrs, and it is a dance you can never repeat. Many couples go for lessons to make sure it is a dance they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. When it comes to selecting the first dance track, it is not only the rhythm that counts but also the words.
The top first dance wedding song used in 2018 around the world includes:

• Perfect – Ed Sheeran
• Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
• At Last – Etta James
• All of Me – John Legend
• Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
• A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
• You Are the Best Thing- Ray LaMontagne
• I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
• How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
• Perfect Duet – Beyoncé & Ed Sheeran

Songs part of the wedding playlist that features most in 2018, according to wedding DJ’s around the globe include the following tracks:

• You Make My Dreams – John Oates & Daryl Hall
• Marry Me – Train
• My Girl – The Temptations
• A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
• Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
• All of Me – John Legend
• Perfect – Ed Shereen
• Marry You – Bruno Mars
• Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran


The playlist requires a great blend of upbeat and slow tunes, sentimental tracks as well as popular tracks and then it is nice to add some wedding-related tracks. The all-time favourites part of most wedding playlists include these classical masterpieces:

Stand By You, Love Me Like You Do, Sam Smith’s Stay With Me, Best Day of My Life and the ever popular Hallelujah. Knowing which are the most popular wedding songs could ensure that your playlist feature both your own favourites as well as the most loved tracks of those attending your special day.