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So many of the details of your wedding day have been finalised, your ‘Wedding To Do List’ is feeling manageable and you’re beginning to get excited about your BIG day.  However there’s one decision that you haven’t been able to decide on; the track for your First Dance as man and wife.  Through the years, yours and your partner’s taste in music may have changed – or maybe you both have very different taste’s in music… so the thought of having to battle it out between yourselves may not be very enticing.

…the question is do you go for something personal to your relationship, reminding you both of when you first met, or maybe a memorable occasion.  But then there’s the here and now… looking to the charts to pinpoint the love song of the moment – the track that you’ll recall as being big the year you tied the knot.  Or do you go for a classic, a song that everyone knows, and one which has stood the test of time?

Let us help you out; here’s a roundup of tunes to inspire you, whether you’re looking for something modern, alternative or just plain romantic for your wedding, I think we’ve found something you’ll fall in love with!

1) At Last, Etta James

2) First Day Of My Life, Bright Eyes

3) It Had To Be You, Harry Connick Jr.

4) Iris, The Goo Goo Dolls

5) Marry You, Bruno Mars

6) Into My Arms, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

7) All You Need Is Love, The Beatles

8) Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Andy Williams

9) These Arms Of Mine, Otis Redding

10) Can’t Help Falling In Love, Elvis Presley


11) Make You Feel My Love, Adele

12) I’m Yours, Jason Mraz

13) Let’s Stay Together, Al Green

14) Greatest Day, Take That

15) Amazed, Lonestar

16) Unforgettable, Nat King Cole

17) Stand By Me, Ben E. King

18) Turn Your Lights Down Low, Bob Marley & The Wailers

19) The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Roberta Flack

20) You Got The Love, Candi Staton


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21) I’ll Be There, Jackson 5

22) You Make My Dreams, Hall & Oates

23) Such Great Heights, The Postal Service

24) Dog Days Are Over, Florence + The Machine

25) By Your Side, Sade

26) Heroes, David Bowie

27) I Will Wait, Mumford & Sons

28) For Once In My Life, Stevie Wonder

29) You Do Something To Me, Paul Weller

30) Closing Time, Semisonic

31) She’s So Lovely, Scouting For Girls

32) Crazy In Love, Beyoncé & Jay-Z

33) Something, The Beatles

34) Tiny Dancer, Elton John

35) Loving You, Paolo Nutini

36) Turn Me On, Norah Jones

37) I Say A Little Prayer, Aretha Franklin

38) Reet Petite, Jackie Wilson

39) My Baby Just Cares For Me, Nina Simone

40) I Believe In A Thing Called Love, The Darkness


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41) The Way You Look Tonight, Tony Bennett

42) Have I Told You Lately That I Love You, Van Morrison

43) You Are The Best Thing, Ray LaMontagne

44) My Lady’s House, Iron & Wine

45) Fidelity, Regina Spektor

46) I Only Have Eyes For You, The Flamingoes

47) Keep Your Heart, TV On The Radio

48) For Lovers, Wolfman & Pete Doherty

49) You Turn Me On I’m A Radio, Joni Mitchell

50) God Only Knows, The Beach Boys

51) Waterloo Sunset, The Kinks

52) I Was Made For You, She & Him

53) Dance Me To The End Of Love, Leonard Cohen

54) (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You, UB40

55) Accidentally In Love, Counting Crows

56) Straight To Love, Nick Cave

57) So Beautiful, Darren Hayes

58) Somebody Loved, The Weepies

59) You And Me Song, The Wannadies

60) What A Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

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61) All Of Me, John Legend

62) Your Song, Elton John

63) Why Shouldn’t I? Cole Porter

64) Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran

65) How Sweet it is (to be Loved by You), James Taylor

66) Only Love, Ben Howard

67) How Long Will I Love You, Ellie Goulding

68) Real Love, Tom Odell

69) I Won’t Give Up, Jason Mraz

70) Ho Hey, The Lumineers

71) Anyone Else But You, The Moldy Peaches

72) Everlong, Foo Fighters

73) XO, Beyoncé

74) Happy, Pharrell Williams

75) On Top of The World, Imagine Dragons

76) Bonfire Heart, James Blunt

77) Let’s Get It On, Marvin Gaye

78) Groovy Kind of Love, Phil Collins

79) Kissing You, Des’ree

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80) Colorblind, Counting Crows

81) Five Years Time, Noah and the Whale

82) Home, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

83) She’s the One, Robbie Williams

84) I Only Want To Be With You, Dusty Springfield

85) Moon River, Andy WIlliams

86) You’ve Got The Love, Florence + The Machine

87) Better Together, Jack Johnson

88) You’re My Best Friend, Queen

89) Just The Two Of Us, Bill Withers

88) One Day Like This, Elbow

89) Still Into You, Paramore

90) A Thousand Years, Christina Perri

91) Run, Leona Lewis

92) Truly, Madly, Deeply, Savage Garden

93) Love You Till The End, The Pogues

94) Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol

95) Just The Way You Are, Bruno Mars

96) Kiss Me, Ed Sheeran

97) The Blower’s Daughter, Damien Rice

98) Songbird, Eva Cassidy

99) It Must Be Love, Madness

100) You Are So Beautiful, Joe Cocker

Source: Plan Your Perfect Wedding, 26 October 2016

(Cover Image of our bride Claire, by Kayleigh Pope)