A Short List of First Dance Wedding Songs – Toronto Wedding Band Blog

If you are about to get married and still trying to pick your first dance wedding songs then I hope our short list helps steer you in the right direction.

Of course, like most people I think of the bride walking down the aisle and how this day is usually geared towards her. Everyone is fixated on her dress and her emotion as she walks down the aisle to complete this very special union.  Assuming you agree that this night is basically centered around the lovely young lady, it would only be fitting that we focus our attention on the best possible music that relates to her. You know what I’m talking about. The first dance wedding songs. That first tune being played for the bride and groom while they have their very first dance as man and wife.

Which songs would be best for such a moment? Obviously, knowing women the way I do, they probably would like this song to be PERFECT just like they wish most things in life. So we must realize that this moment is one of the things she has been waiting for her whole life, and just like she felt she found the perfect man, now we must find her the perfect song.

For those of us who truly love music, we are of the understanding that when it comes to romantic first dance wedding songs, there’s such a wide range to choose from. We aren’t talking hundreds, we’re talking thousands. So of course, only a music encyclopedia could begin to give you ALL of the options available out there, but me being only one humble man can just give you an idea of my top 5 to choose from. Here are the best 5 songs I could think of to enjoy your first dance:


1. Can’t take my eyes off you – Frankie Valli and the four seasons.

Yes, I know I’ve mentioned this tune before. But does it get any more
romantic than this? This tune was really before its time, penned by Bob
Gaudio and Bob Crewe as the anthem of love songs and certainly Frankie
Valli’s signature stamp that he will be remembered for.

2. Wonderful tonight – Eric Clapton

Amazing thing how this iconic rock/blues guitarist can write such sweet
melodies. With a beautiful guitar riff at the beginning of the tune that
is one we all know and love, it’s a great tune to use with fitting lyrics
and a sweet melody.

3. I can’t help falling in love with you – Elvis Presley

This old Elvis tune says it best. With the words ‘take my hand, take
my whole life too’ we can safely say this will certainly put her heart
and sentiment in the right place at the right time. Add a little bit
of that booming voice from the king himself and we have a winner.

4. Heaven – Bryan Adams

Another one I kind of go on and on about. This was the first ever
#1 song in the U.S that was released by a Canadian artist, so it’s
obvious that when it came out how revolutionary it must have been
to make such an impact.

5. My Girl – The Temptations

Another popular one we all know and love. Sung and performed by one
of the greatest vocal groups of all time, these voices blended so well
together to make up this Motown classic that will never be forgotten
in the history of Motown music.

Well that’s the short list for the first dance wedding songs.  If you’re looking for a Toronto wedding band contact us.