29 First Dance Songs from Real 2015 Weddings

Does the giant 200+ "greatest first dance songs" playlist that you stumbled across on the internet leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused? While many first dance song lists mean well, they often forget to consider the most important aspect of the first dance song - whether or not you can actually dance to it!

Not every first dance song is created equal. The perfect first dance song has appropriate lyrics and some meaning for you as a couple, while also being danceable. The following list encompasses 29 songs that real 2015 couples and students of First Dance Charlotte danced to on their wedding day. The list runs the gamut from Motown to R&B, Top 40 Hits to Country, well-known to unknown, and everything in between. 

I hope this list inspires you and gets you excited for your first dance as a married couple!

1. "I Choose You" - Sara Bareilles

2. "Thinking Out Loud" - Ed Sheerhan

3. "L.O.V.E." - Michael Buble

4. "Refuge (When it's Cold Outside)" - John Legend

5. "You Send Me" - Sam Cooke

6.  "You Are" - Lionel Ritchie

7.  "She's Got a Way" - Billy Joel

8. "Last Love" - Matrimony

9. "Hold On, I'm Coming" - Sam & Dave

10. "Stolen Dance" - Milky Chance

11. "You & I (Nobody in the World)" - John Legend

12. "Lead Me" - Sanctus Real

13. "All of Me" - John Legend

14. "Cowboys and Angels" - Dustin Lynch

15. "Loving You Easy" - Zac Brown Band

16. "You Are the Best Thing" - Ray LaMontagne

17. "At Last" - Etta James/"Shut Up and Dance" - Walk the Moon (Medley)

18. "When a Man Loves a Woman" - Percy Sledge

19. "Danny's Song" - Loggins & Messina

20. "Trouble" - Ray LaMontage

21. "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" - Natalie Cole

22. "Everything" - Michael Buble

23. "Cruisin'" - Huey Lewis and Gwenyth Paltrow

24. "Latch" (Acoustic) - Sam Smith

25. "Feeling Good" - Michael Buble

26. "I've Just Seen a Face/Do You Want to Know a Secret" - The Beatles (Medley)

27. "A Thousand Years" - Christina Perri

28. "Mercy" - Duffy

29. "All of Me" - John Legend/"Love on Top" - Beyonce/"Signed, Sealed, Delivered" - Stevie Wonder (Medley)

Whether you have two months or 10 before your big day, it's never too early or too late to start preparing for your first dance. I am currently booking lessons for spring 2016 weddings. Fill out my Get Started form for a free first dance consultation. I look forward to working with you!

Featured image of Christina and JJ ("Refuge (When Its Cold Outside") by Leigh Webber Photography.