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First dance songs

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The first dance is a moment of true beauty as the bride and groom take the dance floor and share their first dance together as man and wife. This is often a song that will stay with them forever – be played on their wedding video montage, get turned up to the highest volume in the car when it comes on, and the song that whenever they hear it the bride and groom turn to each other and share a smile as if they have a secret only the two of them know. So choosing the right song is important. Very important. It needs to represent the both of you individually, together, and the love and life you share together. For some couples they have had one song that has meant something to them for years so their choice is simple. For others they try and search for that perfect tune to sum up everything about them. So what are some of the most popular, most special, and most unique songs I have seen couples dance to over the years? Well here is the list.

The classics:
  • Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
  • If I Should Fall Behind – Bruce Springsteen
  • At Last – Etta James
  • You’re My Best Friend – Queen
  • Someone Like You – Van Morrison
  • A Sunday Kinda Love – Etta James
  • Crazy Love – Van Morrison
  • Stand By Me – Ben E King
  • For Sentimental Reasons – Sam Cooke

The contemporaries:

  • Baby I’m Amazed – Lonestar
  • At Last – Beyonce
  • All My Life – K-Ci and JoJo
  • Love You to the End – The Pogues
  • Sail Away – David Gray
  • I Love You – Nine Days
  • Songbird – Eva Cassidy
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John
  • From This Moment – Shania Twain
  • All I Want is You – U2
  • Lucky – Jason Mraz and Colbie Colait
  • My Best Friend – Tim McGraw
  • You and Me – Dave Matthews Band
  • Forever – Ben Harper

But my favorite of all… And the song *I* secretly smile to every time I hear it…

  • The Luckiest – Ben Folds

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