First Dance Songs

Popular First Dance Songs for Your Unique Hudson Valley Wedding from DJ Bri Swatek

As the owner of DJ Bri Swatek, Spinning with Style, I am often asked by my couples for First Dance song suggestions.  What are the best wedding songs and the most popular current wedding music choices?  While a special song should fit your unique style as a couple, looking at current trends in song choices can be a helpful place to start.

Hudson Valley Wedding First Dance at Twin Lakes Set to Music by DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of Owl's Eye Studios Photography

Reviewing requests from my couples, the following artists and titles have been popular choices for First Dances during recent weddings.

First Dance Songs

Adele – Make You Feel My Love
Adele – Remedy
Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You
Alicia Keys – No One
Alison Krauss – When You Say Nothing At All
Anberlin – Inevitable
Arctic Monkeys – Baby I’m Yours
B.B. King & Eric Clapton – Come Rain Or Come Shine
Babyface – Everytime I Close My Eyes
Beatles – Real Love
Ben E. King – Stand By Me
Ben Folds – The Luckiest
Ben Harper – Forever
Big & Rich – Lost In This Moment
Bill Withers – Lovely Day
Billie Holiday – All of Me
Blake Shelton – God Gave Me You
Bon Jovi – Thank You for Loving Me
Boys Like Girls f. Taylor Swift – Two Is Better than One
Brad Paisley – Then
Brad Paisley – She’s Everything
Brantley Gilbert – My Kind of Crazy
Brett Eldredge – Mean to Me
Brett Young – In Case You Didn’t Know
Bright Eyes – First Day Of My Life
Bruce Springsteen – If I Should Fall Behind
Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
Bryan Adams – Heaven
Chantal Kreviazuk – Feels Like Home
Chris Stapleton – Tennessee Whiskey
Chris Stapleton – Tennessee Whiskey
Chris Young – Who I Am with You
Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
Corinne Bailey Rae – Is this Love?
Dan + Shay – From the Ground Up
Dave Matthews Band – Steady As We Go
Dave Matthews Band – Where Are You Going
Dave Matthews Band – You And Me
David Gray – This Years Love
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Edwin McCain – I Could Not Ask for More
Edwin McCain – I’ll Be
Eli Young Band – Crazy Girl
Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You
Elton John – Your Song
Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love
Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
Etta James – A Sunday Kind of Love
Etta James – At Last
Faith Hill – Breathe
Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y.
Frank Sinatra – Fly Me to the Moon
Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight
Frankie Valli – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
George Strait – I Cross My Heart
Goo Goo Dolls – Come to Me
Haley Reinhart – Can’t Help Falling In Love
Harry Connick, Jr. – It Had To Be You
Hunter Hayes – Wanted
Jack Johnson – Better Together
Jack Johnson – Never Fade
Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat – Lucky
John Legend – All of Me
John Legend – You & I
Journey – Faithfully
Journey – Open Arms
K-Ci & Jojo – All My Life
Keith Urban – Making Memories Of Us
Keith Urban – Only You Can Love Me This Way
Kenny Chesney – Me and You
Kip Moore – Hey Pretty Girl
Kodaline – The One
Led Zeppelin – Thank You
Lee Brice – I Don’t Dance
Leon Bridges – Coming Home
Lifehouse – You And Me
Lonestar – Amazed
Louis Armstrong – La Vie en Rose
Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
Lumineers – Ho Hey

Hudson Valley Wedding DJ Bri Swatek First Dance Villa Borghese Majestic Studios 1000Manhattans – Shining Star
Mark Knopfler f. Willy DeVille – Storybook Love
Maroon 5 – The Way You Look Tonight
Michael Buble – Can’t Help Falling In Love
Michael Buble – Close Your Eyes
Michael Buble – Hold On
Michael Buble – Everything
Norah Jones – Come Away With Me
Otis Redding – That’s How Strong My Love Is
Paul McCartney – Maybe I’m Amazed
Paul McCartney – My Love
Penguins – Earth Angel
Peter Gabriel – The Book of Love
Phish – Waste
Pretenders – I’ll Stand by You
Queen – You’re My Best Friend
Rascal Flatts – Bless The Broken Road
Rascal Flatts – The Day Before You
Ray Lamontagne – Hold You In My Arms
Ray Lamontagne – Let It Be Me
Ray Lamontagne – You Are the Best Thing
Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody
Robin Thicke – Lost Without U
Rolling Stones – Wild Horses
Russell Dickerson – Yours
Sara Bareilles – I Choose You
Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply
Shania Twain – From this Moment
Sundays – Wild Horses
Thomas Rhett – Die a Happy Man
Thompson Square – Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?
Tim McGraw – My Best Friend
Tim McGraw with Faith Hill – It’s Your Love
Tim McMorris – Overwhelmed
Train – Marry Me
U2 – All I Want Is You
Uncle Kracker – Smile
Van Morrison – Crazy Love
Van Morrison – Into The Mystic
Van Morrison – Someone Like You
Zac Brown Band – Free
Zac Brown Band – Whatever It Is

Hudson Valley Wedding First Dance at the Grandview Set to Music by DJ Bri Swatek Courtesy of EID Photography

Looking at current wedding song trends may give you an idea of what you want (or don’t want!), but ultimately, finding that “perfect song” to reflect your feelings on your wedding day is always a personal choice that will express your unique style.




DJ Bri Swatek, Spinning with Style
Your DJ for Your Unique Style
in the Hudson Valley of New York

Phone:  845.235.0080

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