Harlequin Band’s Most Popular First Songs!

Harlequin Band – What are the most popular first songs?


Choosing a first dance song is either easy for some or a nightmare for others. Some couples have a song that they love (a song that brings them back to that very first date or lyrics that just make them think of their partner). Others are inspired by a romantic song that’s popular at the time of their planning. For others, it’s not quite that simple. They’ve songs they like a lot but when it comes down to it; they can’t quite pinpoint one they want for a moment like this.


Timeless classics are a good place to start if you’re stumped, as there are lots of them that are perfect first dance material – from the lyrics and the melody to the nice relaxed tempo; they’re made for this romantic style of dance. The likes of Al Green, Etta James and Elvis are all great contenders or if you’re after something a little more modern, Ed Sheeran, Kodaline and Ellie Goulding have some brilliant hits. But the first dance doesn’t have to be a slow affair, more and more couples are opting for upbeat numbers to really show off their moves and have some fun from Jason Mraz and Bruno Mars to Rihanna. Whatever style of song you’re after, you’ll find inspiration here. From oldies to summer hits and up tempo tunes to slower numbers, we’ve rounded up 50 popular first dance songs. See if one might work for your wedding!


1. Make You Feel My Love – Adele

2. Better – Tom Baxter

3. All of Me – John Legend

4. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

5. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

6. Diamonds  Rihanna

7. Kiss Me – Ed Sheeran

8. Sugar, Honey, Honey – The Archies

9. Higher Love – James Vincent McMorrow

10. Let’s Stay Together – Al Greene

11. Your Song – Elton John/Ellie Goulding

12. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley

13. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction

14. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

15. You’re My Best Friend – Queen

16. The Voyage – Christy Moore

17. Marry You – Bruno Mars

18. At Last – Etta James

19. Ho Hey – The Lumineers

20. Happy Together – The Turtles

21. One Day Like This – Elbow

22. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

23. Wonderwall – Oasis

24. You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall& Oates

25. Book of Love – Peter Gabriel

26. Better Together – Jack Johnson

27. Come To Me – Goo Goo Dolls

28. The One – Kodaline

29. Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

30. Greatest Day – Take That

31. Heaven – Bryan Adams

32. L.O.V.E – Nat King Cole

33. Close to Me – The Cure

34. Everything – Michael Bublé

35. Never Seen Anything Quite Like You Tonight – The Script

36. Stand by Me – Ben E. King

37. Crazy Love – Van Morrison

38. It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jnr

39.You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller

40. Perfect Day – Lou Reed

41. How Sweet It is (To Be Loved by You) – James Taylor

42. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

43. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

44. Wild Horses – Rolling Stones

45. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

46. Baby I Love You – The Ramones

47. You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker

48. This Must Be The Place – Talking Heads

49. Nothing Else Matters – Metallica

50. Fade Into You – Mazzy Star


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