Picking the Perfect Song For Your First Dance

An Irish Wedding is guaranteed to be a spectacular day featuring delicious food, close family and friends, plenty of drinks, and great music from one of the best wedding bands in Ireland. 

The first dance between bride and groom can be quite daunting, and so you may need to spare some time to prepare for your first dance, however, an important part of the first dance is choosing the right song. 

Most Popular First Dance Songs in Ireland 

There are thousands of songs to choose from; however, recently Spotify released the most popular first dance songs in Ireland. If you want to stick to your Irish roots, Kodaline is a good choice that most top wedding bands in Ireland will have in their repertoire. Or you can take it back to the 70’s with some rock and roll with Elvis Presley, or the legendary soul hit by Al Green. Or you can choose something more recent from Ed Sheeran to John Legend. 

Featuring in the top spots for the favourite first dance songs in Ireland include: 

Kodaline – The One 
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud 
John Legend – All of Me 
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together 
Elbow – One Day Like This 
Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight 
Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love 

All you need now is a good Irish band to provide great wedding entertainment. Lucky for you, all of these most popular Irish first dance songs feature on the set list for A Few Good Men and so we can provide you with the best and most diverse range of wedding music in Dublin, Ireland. 

Contemporary First Dance Songs 

You may be planning a contemporary wedding, and so you may want to choose a more recent and popular song for your wedding band to play. Here are a few recommendations that many of the top wedding bands in Ireland will have on their set list: 

Florence & The Machine - You Got The Love 
Bruno Mars – Marry You 
Adele – Love Song 
Elbow – One Day Like This 

Classic and Timeless First Dance Songs 

For your perfect first dance song you may want to go for a song that will be loved by many. You can't go wrong with one of these romantic, foolproof first-dance songs: 

The Goo Goo Dolls – Iris 
Stevie Wonder – For Once In My Life 
The Beatles – All You Need Is Love 
Nat King Cole – Let There Be Love 

Fun and Upbeat First Dance Songs 

If you are the type of couple that would rather have something more fun and upbeat that will convey your sense of humour and bubbly nature, here are some suggestions below. Choreography is optional. 

Train – Hey Soul Sister 
Phil Collins – Can’t Hurry Love 
Paolo Nutini - Pencil Full of Lead 
Michael Jackson – The Way You Make Me Feel 

As a unique and popular wedding band in Ireland, A Few Good Men are dedicated to making your wedding day as special as possible, and we can perform all of the songs above, and more. Read our reviews from previous happy couples here.

If you would like to book A Few Good Men wedding band in Dublin, please contact our wedding coordinator Glen on 0879741683. You can also email us at glen@afewgoodmenband.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your booking.