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When it comes to your wedding day there can often be a lot of elements that you find tricky, and choosing your first dance song can be one of them. After all, it is an important part of the wedding reception so you want to make sure that you get it right. You also need to consider your taste in music so often the usual suspects you hear as first dance songs are just not going to cut it.
Many people turn to a specific era for inspiration, and if you thought the 50s were rocking then here are some of the best first dance song options from those years gone by.
- Wedding first dance songs from the '50s
Wedding first dance songs from the ’50s
Love me tender – Elvis Presley
“Love me tender, love me sweet, Never let me go. You have made my life complete, And I love you so”
This is such a classic song and you simply can’t go wrong with Elvis Presley, can you? He was an icon back in the day. Love me tender is one of his slower-paced numbers. Perfect if you want to rock side to side in each other’s arms.
Dream a little dream of me – Doris Day
“Stars shining bright above you. Night breezes seem to whisper “I love you” Birds singing in the sycamore tree, Dream a little dream of me”
Another perfect classic love song is this iconic tune sung by Dorris Day. Again this one is a little more slower-paced but is a lovely song to dance along to. Many people know the words to this song, and you may find yourself singing along. An ideal song for couples who want to enjoy lingering looks into each other’s eyes while swaying away.
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
“Unforgettable, That’s what you are. Unforgettable, Though near or far. Like a song of love that clings to me How the thought of you does things to me. Never before has someone been more”
This is a particularly short song so it is perfect for couples who want their moment but don’t like being the centre of attention for too long. It is very slow-paced, so one that you will likely sway about rather than have a choreographed routine. A great choice for your special day.
That’s Amore – Dean Martin
“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, That’s Amore. When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine, That’s Amore”
The perfect song if you are a couple that has a fun element to you. This is one of those songs that everyone will sing along to. Dean Martin was another icon from this era and this song is a little more upbeat so idea if you want to move about a bit.
All shook up – Elvis Presley
“Well, my hands are shaky and my knees are weak. I can’t seem to stand on my own two feet. Who do you think of when you have such luck? I’m in love, I’m all shook up.”
Another Elvis Presley banger and one that is more upbeat than some of the previous suggestions. All Shook Up is a great song that is perfect if you love doing the twist. Again it is a classic that many people know and love so perfect if you want everyone to invade the dancefloor after you have had your moment.
Come fly with me – Frank Sinatra
“Once I get you up there, Where the air is rarefied. We’ll just glide, Starry-eyed. Once I get you up there, I’ll be holding you so near, You may hear, Angels cheer, ’cause we’re together”
Frank Sinatra was the king of swing, and this song is one of his ultimate classics. Come Fly With Me is a little more up-tempo so it is perfect if you want to move around the dance floor a little. It is a great option and a well-known option.
Beyond the sea – Frank Sinatra
“Somewhere beyond the sea, somewhere waiting for me, my lover stands on golden sands and watches the ships that go sailing”
Another Frank Sintra Classic this one is a little slower but a perfect song if you are a couple that just wants to sway and enjoy your moment together as man and wife.
Dream Lover – Bobby Darin
“Every night I hope and pray, A dream lover will come my way, A girl to hold in my arms
And know the magic of her charms”
This is a perfect up-tempo number for a first dance and is a little more unique than some of the other suggestions. This is a classic 1950s song and surprisingly many people know it.
I only have eyes for you – The Flamingos
“Maybe millions of people (sha bop sha bop) go by. But they all disappear from view, And I only have eyes for you”
Finally, a slower-paced song but one that is full of meaning. This is a great 50’s sing and perfect for a slower first dance. It is also quite short so is perfect if you don’t like the attention.
I hope this has given you plenty of inspiration if you are choosing your first dance song for your wedding day.
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