Taking all this into consideration, it is crucial that you choose one which fits you and your partner like a glove.
To help you narrow down the wide selection of songs available, we have listed what we believe to be the most important requirements of a first dance song.
- It should be a song that both you and your partner love and that reminds you of each other. For example, many couples have a song that they view as ‘their song’. These are ideal because they feel unique to your relationship.
- Contemplate the lyrics of the song. Do they hold a meaning or truth which you believe to particularly apply to your relationship?
- Don’t forget one of the fundamental purposes of the song - it has to be song that you can actually dance to! It’s all well and good having beautifully romantic music, but if you can’t dance to it, this causes a problem. We suggest having a little practise dance to a few songs before deciding, just to test them out.
- One last thing to consider is that the song you choose will represent you and your partner’s relationship and will become a song that reminds friends and family of your special day. So it may be an idea to try choose a track that everyone can enjoy and that reflects you well. Saying this, it’s the one day where anything you say goes, so don’t let this restrict your choice.
Looking for some inspiration? Spotify has revealed the Top 50 First Dance Songs of 2017.
As you can see, Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud came out as the most popular first dance song. This doesn’t come as a surprise since it ticks all the boxes. Thinking Out Loud is a favourite amongst couples, contains beautiful lyrics, is crowd-pleaser and, last but not least, is highly danceable. The music video for the song even provides you with a dance routine, depending on how advanced you and your partner’s dancing skills are that is.
Have a flick through on the link provided and see if any of the songs trigger an idea for your own perfect first dance song to complete your memorable day.
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