20 First Dance Ideas for your BIG DAY

Here at The Swing Kings we absolutely love a good First Dance.

We just love the idea of getting to share the music you love with everyone. If you don’t already have a special song chosen then it’s the perfect excuse to look for ideas, immerse yourself in lots of lovely music and find a new song that will mean the world to you both for years to come. These are some of our very favourite love songs which could be perfect for a first dance (or any point during your wedding really!) whether you want to jump around together or do the old cling-and-sway…. from Indie to a bit of smoochy pop, absolute classics to lesser-known tracks.

We’ve created a Spotify playlist including all these songs too – you’re welcome! We'd love to know your first dance choices in the comments.


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Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
“Oh I, I want to be with you everywhere”

Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole
'Let there be oyster under the sea"

Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
"Your soul will never grow old, it's evergreen"

You’re My Best Friend – Queen
“You’re my sunshine and I want you to know that my feelings are true… I really love you”

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths
“And if a double-decker bus crashes into us, To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die”

Perfect Day – Lou Reed
“Oh such a perfect day, You just keep me hanging on”

All of me - John Legend
"Cards on the table, we're both showing hearts, Risking it all, though it's hard"

Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
"You feel like heaven to touch, i want to hold you so much"

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
"I have died everyday waiting for you"

Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
"You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be, And I don't want to go home right now"

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Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
But I wanna stay with you until we're grey and old"

The One - Kodaline
"The first day that I met you, I was never gonna let you, Let you slip away"

Amazed - Lonestar
"I've never been this close to anyone or anything, I can hear your thoughts, I can see your dreams"

Then (piano mix) - Brad Paisley
"What i can't see is how I'm ever love you more"

Hold On - Michael Buble
So hold on to me tight., Hold on, I promise it will be alright"

Better Together  - Jack Johnson
"Our dreams are made out of real things"

Last Request - Paolo Nutini
"Remember its just you and me"

Greatest Day - Take That
"Today this could be the greatest day of our lives"

Stand By Me -Ben E.King
"Whenever you're in trouble stand by me"

Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
"I feel wonderful because I see The love light in your eyes"