20 Modern-day First Dance Songs

First dance songs for your wedding with a modern twist

Your first dance as a married couple will be a moment to remember. But if you’re not in the mood for classics from Elvis, Van Morrison or Percy Sledge, then why not choose a modern day track to kick-start your evening entertainment. In order to help you choose the perfect first dance tune, we’ve come up with 20 modern day first dance suggestions to think about as you plan the evening entertainment at your wedding venue.

  • “Better Together” by Jack Johnson
  • “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
  • “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele
  • “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding
  • “Crazy Love” by Michael Buble
  • “All of Me” by John Legend
  • “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
  • “Hold My Hand” by Jess Glynne
  • “Wings” by Birdy
  • “Rule the World” by Take That 
  • “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith
  • “Somewhere Only We Know” by Lily Allen
  • “I Won’t Let You Go’ by James Morrison
  • “I’m Yours” by The Script
  • “Everything Has Changed” by Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran
  • “Gotta Be You” by One Direction
  • “Grown Old With Me” by Tom Odell
  • “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
  • “A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay
  • “And I Love Her” by Passenger

Will you be choosing a modern day classic for your first dance or are do you prefer something a little more traditional?