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12 Most Popular First Dance Songs

Get your dancing shoes on and get ready to see what the most popular first dance songs are this 2022!

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Your first dance song is meaningful, it’s romantic and unforgettable; you will always remember your first dance song which means it’s a very important decision to make. It can be daunting to find the perfect song, but in reality there isn’t a perfect song, your first dance song only needs to be perfect for you and your partner. In this article we round up 12 of the most popular first dance songs in 2022, there are some real classics in this list.


1. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

This wonderful Ed Sheeran song made the cut, however it is a bit of a more laid back first dance song choice, but the lyrics are still just as meaningful and heartfelt. “And darling I will be loving you ’til we’re 70.” Such an idyllic thought, don’t you agree?


2. Perfect by Ed Sheeran

This is such a heartfelt song, the lyrics of “I found a love for me | Oh darling, just dive right in and follow my lead” exudes romance, it’s the perfect speed for a slow dance and the beautiful lyrics make anyone want to melt.


3. All Of Me by John Legend

This one’s a classic, everybody loves a bit of John Legend. Not only is this a great song to belt in your kitchen while you’re cooking but it’s a great song to show your partner how much they mean to you “'Cause all of me | Loves all of you.” So cute!


4. Marry You by Bruno Mars


This catchy song is perfect to dance to at your wedding, it’s no wonder why it’s so popular, with the very obviously fitting song title, it also sends a lovely message across that the couple shouldn’t worry about anything else but getting married; “Who cares baby, I think I wanna marry you.”


5. Everything by Michael Bublé

A bit more of a fast-paced song, this one is a fun and lighthearted first dance choice, but also contains some really romantic lyrics— “It's you, it's you, you make me sing | You're every line, you're every word, you're everything.”


6. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Andy Williams



This is one of those well-loved song with those well-known words “You’re just too good to be true | Can’t take my eyes off you.” Make your partner feel special with this song, who doesn’t want to feel like their partner can’t take their eyes off of them on their big day.


7. Let’s Stay Together by Al Green

Let’s Stay Together is one of jazzier choices for a first dance song, the newly married couple will have a dance, enjoy themselves and show eachother how much they love them through the song choice’s lyrics; “I'm, I'm so in love with you | Whatever you want to do | Is all right with me.”


8. Stand By Me by Ben E.King

It’s not hard to see how this song made the top 12 first dance songs list, it’s a classic! Not only is this a beautifully nostalgic tune, the message is equally as beautiful “So darlin’, darlin’ stand by me | Oh-oh stand by me.” It promotes the message that the couple will always stand by eachother.


9. Ho Hey by The Lumineers

Ho Hey by The Lumineers is such a good song especially for an indie couple. It has a bit of a slow start, and develops into a faster paced chorus. These factors combined with the loving message portrayed by the lyrics “I belong with you, you belong with me | You're my sweetheart” make it a wonderful first dance song.


10. L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole

This is a no brainer, and clearly a very popular first dance song choice, “L is for the way you look at me..” A song all about love, what could be more fitting for a first dance song?


11. You & Me Song by The Wannadies


This brilliant first dance song, with a slow start, leading into the well-known chorus “You and me - always - and forever” not only is it fun and catchy, the lyrics are perfect for the occasion, and everyone can join in at the end!



12. Say You Won't Let Go by James Arthur


The 2016 hit became couples around the globes “song” and so it’s not hard to imagine why it has made this list of most popular first dance songs. With the lyrics

“I wanna stay with you until we're grey and old” making everyone everywhere swoon over this gorgeous ballad.



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