- 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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