Artists like John Legend, Ed Sheeran and Christina Perri have dominated wedding playlists for years. Songs such as ‘All of Me’ and ‘Perfect’ are still noteworthy first dance choices, but couples looking to expand their choices in 2020 can look to this list for inspiration.
1. Can’t Help Falling in Love by Kina Grannis
Grannis’ rendition of Elvis Presley’s classic love song was featured in 2018’s Crazy Rich Asians and has quickly become a favourite choice for couples wanting a new spin on the old classic.
2. You are the Reason by Calum Scott, featuring Leona Lewis
This popular song was reimagined when Scott brought Lewis’ amazing vocals in, making it the perfect ballad to fit a romantic moment.
3. Moon River by Frank Ocean
Another popular cover, Ocean’s version of the song originally made popular by Breakfast at Tiffany’s adds a layer of depth through his serene and enchanting vocals, making it perfect for a slow dance.
4. Speechless by Dan + Shay
A song that was written about the emotional moment of seeing their partners walk down the aisle, Dan + Shay’s stripped-down version of their popular song is perfectly suited for a first dance.
5. Hold My Girl by George Ezra
Ezra’s distinctive croon makes this a powerful ballad. Slow and easy to dance to, this song packs the perfect emotional punch.
6. I Don’t Care (Acoustic) by Ed Sheeran
Sheeran is the king of wedding songs, so it’s only fitting that his latest hit has found a place on this list. The acoustic version slows down the beat and transforms this fun tune into a fully-fledged love song.
7. Almost (Sweet Music) by Hozier
This track by Hozier is sure to put any listener in a good mood. A slightly more upbeat song, this song is popular amongst couples who want a more light-hearted tone for their first dance.
8. Beyond by Leon Bridges
Bridges’ ballad is full of soul and the smooth vocals and romantic lyrics have made it a popular option for the first dance.
9. Incredible by James TW
It almost seems like this song was written with the first dance in mind – TW sings about how the crowded room disappears as he dances with his love. Obviously, this has become a favourite amongst couples in 2019.
10. Sucker by Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers returned with an upbeat love song that is perfect for any couple wanting to do something a bit different for their first dance. Alternatively, Lewis Capaldi’s emotional cover can be used when you want something a bit slower.