Can I Have This Dance?

With all eyes on the newly-married
couple, the lights dim, the spotlight comes on and the music begins for your
first dance. Nerves kick in, palpitations begin and suddenly you realise you
have two left feet! This is why more and more couples are looking to
choreograph their first dance routine these days and it’s become such a
personal and important ritual of the wedding day. It can be fun, fast, slow –
there are no rules. It’s all about choosing the song that reflects your
and being confident when you’re up on the dance floor. There are
lots of dance companies and teachers who will help you create a routine as easy
or as complex as you desire, depending on your dancing capabilities. But even
the most two left-footed amongst us can all be taught a simple routine so you
can perform with confidence leaving the nerves behind and above all else, enjoy
the moment!

Here’s the current Top 10 First
Dance songs according to Spotify playlists: (source:

1. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

2. At Last – Etta James

3. Can’t Help Falling in Love –
Elvis Presley

4. Marry Me – Train

5. Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran

6. You Are the Best Thing – Ray

7. First Day of My Life – Bright

8. Make You Feel My Love – Adele

9. Everything – Michael Buble

10. Lucky – Jason Mraz, Colbie

According to, here are
some of the hottest new first dance songs of 2015: (source:

1. Love You Like That – Canaan

2. Only One – Kanye West

3. I Want You to Know – Zedd and
Selena Gomez

4. Sugar – Maroon 5

5. Shut Up and Dance -Walk the Moon

6. Lay Me Down – Sam Smith

7. Run, Run, Run – Kelly Clarkson
(featuring John Legend)

8. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
(featuring Bruno Mars)

9. A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay

10. Coming Home – Leon Bridges

We asked our own Little White
Books’ bride-to-be’s at our recent wedding fairs and on Facebook what their
first dance song would be, and the most popular songs were:

Mraz –  I won’t give up

Whitesnake – Is this love

Lonestar –  Amazed

Patrol –  Chasing Cars

MOON –  Shut Up
and Dance

Twain –  You’re Still the One

Legend –  All of Me

Sheeran –  Thinking out Loud

Adele –  Make you
feel my love

Christina Perri –  A Thousand Years

And finally, we stumbled across
this list of first dance suggestions from a collection of singers, DJs,
producers and presenters who were asked to reveal their first dance songs. You
might be surprised at the responses! (source:

Sigur Rós – Starálfur, Álafoss

Phil Collins – A Groovy Kind of

Rolling Stones – Wild Horses

Kool & The Gang – Get Down On

The Cinematic Orchestra – To Build
A Home

Counting Crows – Colorblind

Blondie – (I’m Always Touched By
Your) Presence, Dear

Damien Rice – The Blowers Daughter

Images Used by Kind Permission Amanda Morgan Photographer

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