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Top Ten Contemporary First Dance Songs

For your first dance together as husband and wife, choose a song which holds special meaning for you both and one with which you are comfortable. Here are some ideas:

‘So High’ – John Legend (Get Lifted, 2004)

The Cloud 9 Remix of ‘So High’, featuring Lauren Hill, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2005.

‘You Raise Me Up’ – Josh Grobin (2005)

In 2007, Josh Grobin was the number one best-selling artist in the United States. ‘You Raise Me Up’ was originally written by Secret Garden’s Rolf Lovland as an instrumental piece, and is based on a traditional Irish tune. While the song has been covered 125 times, Grobin’s version is now the most well-known and most popular.

‘Better Together’ – Jack Johnson (Between Dreams, 2005)

Jack Johnson is an Hawaiian singer-songwriter. ‘Better Together’s’ beautiful lyrics lend themselves perfectly to a First Dance.

‘Fix you’ – Coldplay (X&Y, 2005)

It has been said that lead singer Chris Martin wrote this song for his wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, following the death of her father. It was nominated for several awards.

‘Need You Now’ – Lady Antebellum (Need You Now, 2010)

Lady Antebellum is a Tennessee-based country music band. This number one hit catapulted the band into the pop music scene, and has rapidly become a firm party favourite.

‘Hey Soul Sister’ – Train (Save Me, San Francisco, 2009)

Train is an American alternative rock band. ‘Hey Soul Sister’ reached number one in sixteen countries around the world.

‘I’m Yours’ – Jason Mraz (We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things, 2008)

‘I’m Yours’ holds the record for the most weeks spent on the US Hot 100 Billboard chart and is the sixth best-selling digital song of all-time in the US.

‘I’ll Be Waiting’ – Lenny Kravitz (It is Time for a Love Revolution, 2006)

The song is described as a ‘power ballad’, in which the singer is waiting for the apple of his eye to realize that he loves her.

‘Two Hearts’ – Kylie Minogue

Kylie has become something of a pop icon…what better way to kick off a great wedding party than with this light-hearted, upbeat love song?

And for a quirky tongue-and-cheek twist, we dare you to play…

‘Bad Romance’ – Lady Gaga (The Fame Monster, 2009)

Says Gaga, the inspiration for this song is the ‘love monster’. It’s a chart-topper in several countries around the world, and has recently been covered by Courtney Love…

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