Picking a first dance can sometimes be a real challenge, and so this list is for couples who would like some ideas and suggestions. Remember that you can have any song in the world for your first dance regardless of whether or not it is on this list: if your song is in our repertoire we will perform it for you; if we don't know it then we can play your song on CD for you and begin right afterwards, which is an option that many couples opt for. Pick one you both love and you'll always have a musical memory of your special day!
Have I Told You Lately (That I Love You) by Van Morrison
"There's a love that's divine, and it's yours and it's mine like the sun..."
Emotionally, musically and spiritually this one says it all in my view.
Let's Stay Together by Al Green
"Let me say that since, since we've been together, loving you forever, is all that I need"
By the Reverend Al Green: a very soulful testament of love and commitment.
Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers
"Oh my love, my darling, ... I need your love, God speed your love..... to me"
A well known classic for young and old alike.
True Companion by Marc Cohn
"I've got this vision of a girl in white; made my decision that it's you all right"
I find this one an incredibly powerful and moving love song. Lovely piano as well.
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
"I see trees of green, red roses too, I watch them bloom, for me and you, and I say..."
A wonderful song; goes beyond romantic love to exalt life's greatness in general.
Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel
"I took the good times... I'll take the bad times... I take you just the way you are"
"I said I love you, and that's forever." Nice music and lyrics as always with Billy Joel.
At Last by Etta James
"At last my love has come along, my lonely days are over, and life is like a song."
"I found a dream that I could speak to..." Perfect; another favourite.
Drops of Jupiter by Train
"Tell me, did you sail across the sun, did you make it to the milky way"
A great song of more recent vintage that some couples have chosen.
The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra
"Yes you're lovely, never change, because I love you, just the way you look tonight"
A light and upbeat standard from Ol' Blue Eyes.
Something by The Beatles
"Something in the way she moves... attracts me like no other lover..."
A very lovely, heartfelt George Harrison song.
C'est La Vie by Chuck Berry and Bob Seger
"It was a teenage wedding... C'est la vie say the old folks, goes to show you never can tell"
A really fun upbeat rock and roll number about getting married.
Crash Into Me by the Dave Matthews Band
"Sweet like candy to my soul, sweet you rock and sweet you roll... I'm so lost for you"
A modern ode to passionate love.
You Are the Sunshine of My Life by Stevie Wonder
"It feels like this is the beginning, though I've loved you for a million years"
You can't go wrong with Stevie. A great song.
I Can't Help Falling in Love with You by Elvis Presley
"Like a river flows, surely to the sea, darling so it goes, some things were meant to be"
An Elvis classic that's also kind of fun, detailing our powerlessness in the face of love.
Try by Blue Rodeo
"You were never the same way twice; I'm falling in love, night after night"
Just about everybody has some memories associated with this Canadian classic.
It Had to Be You by Harry Connick Jr.
"For nobody else gave me a thrill, with all your faults I love you still, it had to be you..."
A mid-tempo big band swing number that's popular with both generations.
Can't Get Enough of Your Love Baby by Barry White
"My darling I... I can't get enough of your love babe; I don't know why I don't know why"
A fun, upbeat number that is a good option for couples preferring not to slow dance.
Your Song by Elton John
"How wonderful life is when you're in the world."
One of Elton's best known songs.
My One and Only Love by Sting
"The very thought of you makes my heart sing like an April breeze on the wings of spring"
This romantic jazz standard has also been recorded by John Coltrane among others.
Stand By Me by Ben E. King
"If the sky we look upon, should crumble and fall, and the mountains should tumble"
A well known classic; I won't cry just as long as you Stand by Me.
Could I Have This Dance by Anne Murray
"Could I have this dance, for the rest of my life; would you be my partner every night?"
A nice country waltz by Canada's songbird.
How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved By You) by Marvin Gaye and James Taylor
"I close my eyes at night, thinking where would I be without you in my life."
A very nice mid-tempo song that's not too fast and not too slow.
Look at Us by Vince Gill
"If they want to see, how true love can be, they'll just look at us"
A beautiful song about how much you'll still love each other when you're old and gray.
Stand By My Woman by Lenny Kravitz
"But baby now I'm here for you, because baby I am so in love with you."
In this song Lenny powerfully and soulfully pledges his devotion.
Baby I Love Your Way by Peter Frampton
"Ooo baby I love your way, every day; I wanna be with you night and day."
A seventies classic and a very lovely song, in my estimation.
In Your Eyes by Peter Gabrial
"In your eyes... the light, the heat... In your eyes... I am complete"
Well known eighties hit for Peter. A very musical selection.
Unforgettable by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
"Unforgettable in ever way... and forevermore, that's how you'll stay"
Beautiful classic that everyone will be familiar with.
Fooled Around and Fell in Love by Elvin Bishop
"Free, on my own, that's how I used to be; but since I've met you love's got a hold on me"
A fun song about a serial bachelor who can't resist the perfect woman.
Sea of Love by The Honeydrippers
"I want to tell you just how much I love you... come with me to the sea of love"
This old hit was repopularized by the Honeydrippers, featuring Robert Plant on vocals.
When a Man Loves a Woman by Percy Sledge
"He can't think of nothing else, he'd change the world for the good thing he's found."
A popular ode of love, with an accent on the man's love for the woman.
Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
"And the wonder of it all, is that you just don't realize how much I love you."
"My darling you look wonderful tonight." A romantic favorite.
My Girl by the Temptations
"I've got sunshine on a cloudy day, when it's cold outside, I've got the month of May."
No less an authority than Bob Dylan opined that this is the best love song ever written.
Crazy Love by Van Morrison and Brian McKnight
"I can hear her heatbeat from a thousand miles...She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love"
Another beautiful and gentle Van Morrison song.
You're in My Heart by Rod Stewart
"You are my lover you're my best friend, you're in my soul"
A very romantic song by Rod Stewart that everyone can sing along to.
Harvest Moon by Neil Young
"And I'm still in love with you, I want to see you dance again on this harvest moon"
A gentle love song with a country flavour.
If by David Gates and Bread
"If a man could be two places at one time I'd be with you, tomorrow and today"
A pretty ballad by perhaps the softest of seventies soft rock bands.
Maybe I'm Amazed by Paul McCartney
"Maybe I'm amazed by the way you love me all the time..."
Incredible Paul McCartney love song that was written for his wife Linda.
Beloved One by Ben Harper
"You were meant for me, I believe you were sent to me, from a dream straight into my heart"
Another great song by Ben Harper delivered with his particular intensity.
You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker
"You're everything I've hoped for, you're everything I need."
Just like the title says.
How Deep is Your Love by The Bee Gees
"How deep is your love, how deep is your love, I really want to learn"
A great song by the prolific Austrailian trio.
So in Love by Curtis Mayfield
"We're so in love... the key to our success is to see each other through"
Definitely one of the most soulful wedding songs ever. A band favourite.
Lost Together by Blue Rodeo
"And I want all the world to know, that your love's all I need... all that I need."
"If we're lost... then we are lost together." More first dance Canadian content.
Everything I Do (I Do It For You) by Bryan Adams
"I'd lie for you, walk the wild for you, I'd die for you.... you know it's true..."
Clearly Bryan will do anything for his lover! One of the biggest hits ever.
Something in the Way She Moves by James Taylor
"I feel fine anytime she's around me now, she's around me now almost all the time"
A beautiful song by James Taylor, not be confused with George Harrison's "Something."
The One by Elton John
"And all I ever needed was the one, like freedom fields where wild horses run"
A more recent number by Elton that some couples have chosen.
Ribbon in the Sky by Stevie Wonder
"For so long for this night I prayed, that a star would guide you my way..."
Not his most famous song, but an really compelling and romantic number.
Fly Me To the Moon by Frank Sinatra
"...let me play among the stars, let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars"
A medium tempo ballad. Frank does a beautiful job with this famous melody.
You Send Me by Sam Cooke
"At first I thought it was infatuation, but ooo it's lasted oh so long"
An old soul favourite.
She's Got a Way by Billy Joel
"She's got a way about her... I don't know what it is, but I know that I can't live without her"
Another beautiful piano and vocal song by Billy Joel.
Thank You by Led Zeppelin
"If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you, mountains crumble to the sea..."
Even Led Zeppelin has it's soft and tender side!
Ain't Talking 'Bout Love by Van Halen
"...my love is rotten to the core, ain't talking 'bout love, just like I told you before..."
Your wedding song can be anything you want; someone actually did ask for this one.
Your Favorite Song by choice of the bride and groom
"We know all the words of this song because it's our special song with romantic memories..."
If we don't know it, we can play your first dance on CD, so it can be any song in the world.