Searching for the best first dance wedding song? Can’t seem to find one that’s just right? Look no further than this list of our favorites — with a twist. You know, just because your first dance song is popular doesn’t mean it has to be exactly the same as everyone else’s! These cover songs are the perfect mix of familiar and original (and a little surprising, too, which is always a good thing!).
L.O.V.E., Joss Stone (original by Nat King Cole)
The simple, sweet lyrics coupled with Joss Stone’s airy voice make this song a great pick for someone looking for a no-fuss first dance.
I Melt With You, Nouvelle Vague (original by Modern English)
The lyrics are all about how time stops when you’re in love — we think that’s pretty spot-on for first dances, too.
No Ordinary Love, Deftones (original by Sade)
Your wedding is no ordinary day, Deftones rendition is no ordinary first dance song.
The Way You Look Tonight, Harry Connick Jr. (original by Fred Astaire)
This ballad made such waves that it won an Oscar for Best Original Song the same year the movie debuted. An Oscar winner for your first dance? Not too bad.
Is This Love, Corinne Bailey Rae (original by Bob Marley)
The beautiful, soulful singing captures the love-filled vibe perfectly.
The Best Is Yet To Come, Tony Bennett (original by Frank Sinatra)
Lyrics about love, hope and celebration make this song perfect for your first dance as a married couple.
At Last, Beyonce (original by Etta James)
“At Last” captures all the feelings and emotions that go into a weddings — and at last, you’re together in love!
Wild Horses, The Sundays (original by The Rolling Stones)
The melodic singing and soft guitar were made for a rustic wedding.
To Love Somebody, Damien Rice and Ray LaMontagne (original by the Bee Gees)
This version brings a ton of soul to the already passionate lyrics: “I live and breathe for you/But what good does it do/If I ain’t got you.”
Heaven, DJ Sammy (original by Bryan Adams)
The techno remix by DJ Sammy is just as heartfelt, though (and definitely more upbeat).
Crazy In Love, Snow Patrol (original by Beyonce)
The mellow tunes feel less club, more wedding appropriate.
Across the Universe, Rufus Wainwright (original by The Beatles)
As though you needed any more convincing that this is a one-of-a-kind first dance pick!
That’s How Strong My Love Is, The Rolling Stones (original by Otis Redding)
If you’re looking for a rock-inspired first dance song, look no further than The Rolling Stones’ rendition.
Here Comes the Sun, Nina Simone (original by George Harrison)
The simple, heartfelt lyrics are definitely worth a listen — and possibly, a dance as well.
Crazy Love, Michael Buble (original by Van Morrison)
Michael Buble is known for his emotion-filled, romantic singing — this rendition is no different. His version is definitely a wedding-worthy love song.
Grow Old With Me, The Postal Service (original by John Lennon)
The lyrics (“grow old with me/two branches of one tree/face the setting sun/when it day is done”) are absolutely wedding-worthy.
Can’t Help Falling In Love, UB40 (original by Elvis Presley)
With its relaxed tempo and reggae feel, the updated version would fit at any reception, whether at the beach or in a backyard.
Endless Love, Glee Cast (original by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie)
“Endless Love” the absolute best duet of all time.
Your Song, Ewan McGregor (original by Elton John)
Filled with heart, Ewan McGregor’s rendition captures the innocent, poignant tone that was intended by John when he initially recorded it.
Make You Feel My Love, Adele (original by Bob Dylan)
Adele’s rich vocals add something special to the already sentimental song, making for a first dance classic that’s absolutely timeless.
We love announcing and watching a couple dancing to their first song as a married couple. It’s a moment everyone watches and appreciates on that very important and love-filled day.
Mystical Entertainment Group has been celebrating couples at their weddings for over 10 years, so we think it’s safe to say we know how important the first dance is. We love helping clients choose their music! Contact us today, and let’s make your day the best it can be, together!