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  • Ronan McQuillan (musician - The Enemies)

28 Songs You Need to Consider for your First Dance

The first dance at your wedding is one of the most significant moments of a bride and groom’s big day. Alongside the walk up the aisle and the kiss at the end of the ceremony, it’s one of the only parts of the day where guests are invited to stop and stare; all eyes will be on you.

First dances are as varied as the couples themselves; some choose to have their first dance under the stars outside while fireworks go off, others like to have their family surround them, dancing. Others put effort into a dance routine, while some, who prefer not to have the spotlight upon them, forego the slow romantic waltz and choose an upbeat song, with everyone invited to the floor from the get go.

Some people know from the minute they book their wedding what their first dance will be, while others haven’t a clue. Some go for a well-known classic while others choose something more modern, a recent chart hit. Occasionally, a quirky little song that means the world to a couple will pop up. Sometimes a couple may not even have a first dance and just start with the band set at normal.

Choosing a first dance can be a bit of an ordeal for some and our advice as a working wedding band is; don’t overthink it. Whatever song is important to you is just as important to us. We always make a great effort to learn and perform the first dance live. It’s amazing for us to be part of creating and capturing that magic moment, just right.

To give an idea of the wide variety of first dances we’ve performed live over the last 18 months, we’ve created this list along with a Spotify playlist so you can listen and share on the go. Lots of great Irish artists included too. Enjoy.

The One - Kodaline

Rocky Took a Lover - BellX1

Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

Galileo - Declan O'Rourke

Rainy Night in Soho - The Pogues

Never Change - Picture This

Star Star - The Frames

One Day Like This - Elbow

Drops of Jupiter - Train

Something Just Like This - Chainsmokers / Coldplay

Friday I'm in love - The Cure

If I Should Fall Behind - Bruce Springsteen

You Make my Dreams Come True - Hall & Oats

Love Really Hurts Without You - Billy Ocean

Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson

XO - Beyoncé / John Mayer

Marry You - Bruno Mars

Ho Hey _ Lumineers

A Thousand Years - Christina Perry

You Are the Best Thing - Ray La Montagne

Let’s Stay Together - Al Green

Better Man - Paulo Nutini

In My Life - The Beatles

Baby I Love You - The Ramones

I’m Yours - Jason Mraz

It Must Be Love - Madness

Book of Love – Peter Gabriel / Gavin James

Heaven – Bryan Adams

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