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Top 10 First Dance Wedding Songs.

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Top 10 First Dance Wedding Songs.
Author : Wedding Photography Select
Article Date : 30 Jan 2015


It's one of the most important moments of any wedding, so no wonder couples spend quite a lot of time agonising over which tune to play for their first dance as husband and wife. If you're worrying about striking that balance between cute and cringe-worthy, fear not. Here's a guide to the top 10 wedding first dance tracks:

1. Everything by Michael Bublé

This Grammy Award-nominated track from the Canadian crooner was the lead single from Bublé's third big-label studio album, Call Me Irresponsible. With a grown-up, modern sound, and some pop and rock elements, it's less big band than some of his other songs, with the main melody carried by an acoustic guitar and piano. It topped the overall singles chart in summer 2008.

2. Let's Stay Together by Al Green

From the 1972 album of the same name, Let's Stay Together was ranked Rolling Stone's 60th greatest song of all time. Widely covered, it was chosen as a 2010 addition to the National Recording Registry in the US, an indication of its importance.

3. At Last by Etta James

Originally written in 1941 and, again widely covered, this number became a signature song for Etta James, for whom it became a number 2 hit in 1961. Still regularly played on the radio, it is known for its sweeping orchestration and passionate vocals.

4. Amazed by Lonestar

Released in March 1999 from this American country music group's album of the same year, Lonely Grill, it was the band's biggest hit. Its popularity was heightened with a remix for pop radio.

5. Make You Feel My Love by Adele

ALTTEXT With its haunting, heartfelt lyrics, Make You Feel My Love was written by Bob Dylan for his 1997 album Time Out of Mind, but first recorded and released by Billy Joel. Adele released it in October 2008 on her debut studio album 19.

6. Greatest Day by Take That

Released by the national pop treasures in November 2008, and written as the opening song for an arena tour, it showcases a typically impressive vocal sound from Gary Barlow.

7. I've Had The Time of My Life by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes Recorded by this duo in 1987 and of course the grand finale song for Dirty Dancing, this worldwide hit and Academy Award winning song remains a radio staple that everyone will know and sing along to. Recreate the goose bump movement of 'The Lift' if you're brave enough, and bring all the memories of the movie flooding back!

8. One Day Like This by Elbow</h3> Released in June 2009 and the winner of an Ivor Novello award, this song was played in the London 2012 summer closing ceremony. With its choral chanting and orchestral extravagance, this makes another excellently inspired choice of first wedding dance song.

9. Better Together by Jack Johnson

The first track on Johnson's 2005 album In Between Dreams; Better Together was released in February of the same year. A gorgeous acoustic number, with its simple guitar scales, combines with smooth vocals from Johnson and delicate piano touches for a very chilled first dance sound.

10. You're the First, the Last, My Everything by Barry White

A genuine classic, this song topped the charts in December 1974 and is on White's album of that year, Can't Get Enough. Originally written as a country song, White recorded it as a disco number, and it still sounds good now as it did 40 years ago. If it suits you better as a couple, consider choosing a first dance wedding song that's fun rather than romantic! If you're looking for something completely different, how about Sex Bomb by Tom Jones, Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing or You Never Can Tell, featured in Pulp Fiction and by Chuck Berry? Or think of something quirky and truly personal to you like Son of a Preacher Man if the groom's father is a vicar, for example!