Your first dance as a married couple is a moment you’ll always remember. That’s why it’s important to choose a song that perfectly encapsulates your relationship. If you’re looking for some inspiration, look no further! Here are the top 10 most popular first dance songs for 2023. Deciding on the perfect first dance song can be a daunting task for any couple, but don’t worry, we’re here to help! 

 We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 songs that we predict will be big hits for couples who are looking to make their first dance extra special. 

1. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri

2. “All of Me” by John Legend >

3. “Better Together” by Jack Johnson

4. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley >

5. “Forever” by Chris Brown

6. “Everlong” (acoustic) by Foo Fighters >

7. “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles

8. “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz

9. “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran > 

10. “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne > 

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So what if you want to have a song that isn’t as commonly chosen? Showbott Entertainment are on hand to help? We’ve curated a list of 10 alternative first dance song options that aren’t as commonly chosen, but we think make a superb choice for your first dance as a married couple.

1. “Only Love” by Ben Howard >

2. “Don’t Delete The Kisses” by Wolf Alice > 

3. “Toothpaste Kisses” by The Maccabees > 

4. “Love Love Love” by Of Monsters And Men > 

5. “Fell In Love With A Girl” by White Stripes > 

6. “Angels” by The XX > 

7. “Burning Love” by Elvis Presley > 

8. “I Wanna Be Yours” by Arctic Monkeys > 

9. “Tonight The Streets Are Ours” by Richard Hawley > 

10. Get a custom song, just for you! Why not get a musician to write and record your first dance for you – or even perform it live! Nothing is more unique than that! The lyrics can be more relatable to you and tell your own story… That’s exactly what I did when I got married to my wife back in 2017; wrote and recorded a song called ‘Your Perfect Heart’; that she heard for the first time on our wedding day. Take a listen here:



So there you have it! Our top 10 picks for popular first dance songs of 2023, along with 10 alternatives that we think will make your day extra special. We hope this list helps you narrow down your choices and pick the perfect song for your special day and has given you some inspiration for your own wedding day playlist. Remember, the most important thing is that you choose a song that is meaningful to you and your spouse-to-be!