9 Wedding First dance songs from the ’80s

9 Wedding First dance songs from the ’80s

9 Wedding First dance songs from the '80s

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.

Wedding first dance songs from the ’80s

Many people turn to a specific era for inspiration, and if you thought the 80s were swinging then here are some of the best wedding first dance songs from those years gone by. 

Wedding first dance songs from the '80s

True – Spandau Ballet

“So true, funny how it seems. Always in time, but never in line for dreams. Head over heels when toe to toe, This is the sound of my soul”

When you think of the 80s you think of Spandau Ballet, and this is one of the best tunes and the perfect first dance song. It is slow-paced so ideal if you are a couple who don’t want to dance around too much. A great song choice that will suit many couples. 

Take on me – Aha 

“We’re talking away, I don’t know what I’m to say I’ll say it anyway. Today’s another day to find you. Shying away. I’ll be coming for your love, okay?”

Another 80s classic and Aha is just the pinnacle of what 80s tunes sounded like. Take On Me is one of the most well-known songs from the decade and it is the ideal choice if you are looking for an upbeat song. It isn’t too lovey-dovey if that isn’t your thing, and just represents a couple who wants to have fun. The ideal party wedding first dance song. 

Endless Love – Lionel Richie and Diana Ross 

“My love, there’s only you in my life, The only thing that’s right, My first love, You’re every breath that I take, You’re every step I make”

If you are a romantic couple then the ideal song for your first dance has to be this classic from Lionel Richie and Diana Ross. Endless Love is so well-known and is a popular choice for a first dance song. A slow-paced number but one full of meaning. A great choice if you want some romance. 

Wedding first dance songs from the '80s

I want to know what love is – Foreigner

“In my life, there’s been heartache and pain, I don’t know if I can face it again. Can’t stop now, I’ve travelled so far, to change this lonely life”

This is a great tune to consider when it comes to finding a love song. The ideal song if you want to add sentiment and romance to your first dance. It is a slow pace, perfect for swaying and gazing into each other’s eyes. A great choice and an 80s classic

Especially for you – Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan 

“Especially for you, I want to let you know what I was going through, All the time we were apart, I thought of you, You were in my heart. My love never changed, I still feel the same”

You can’t beat a bit of Jason and Kylie, especially if you were a fan of the soap opera Neighbours. This is a classic 80s love song and one that many people choose. A perfect duet with sentiment and meaning from both sides. You may find you burst into song or have the dancefloor crashed with this one. 

Eternal Flame – The Bangles 

“Close your eyes, give me your hand, darling, Do you feel my heart beating? Do you understand? Do you feel the same? Am I only dreaming? Is this burning an eternal flame?”

This happens to be one of those songs that you can’t help but sing along to. The ideal first dance song if you want to sway a little as it has a slow pace, but is perfect for any couple who wants to add a little romance to their first dance moment

Wedding first dance songs from the '80s

Take my breath away – Berlin 

“Watching, I keep waiting, still anticipating love, Never hesitating to become the fated ones, Turning and returning to some secret place to hide, Watching in slow motion as you turn to me and say”

Who can forget the iconic Top Gun film this song was such a huge hit for the film. It is the perfect first dance song as it discusses your love and feelings for one another. It is one of those songs that you can dance around to and also encourage your guests to fill the dancefloor. 

Crazy for you – Madonna 

“I’m crazy for you, Touch me once and you’ll know it’s true, I never wanted anyone like this, It’s all brand new, You’ll feel it in my kiss, I’m crazy for you”

Madonna was such an icon in this era and this song is a perfect choice for couples where the lyrics sort of describe your own love story. A little more upbeat than some of the other choices so that you can be sure to dance along to it. 

Nothing’s going to stop us now – Starship 

“And we can build this dream together, Standing strong forever, Nothing’s gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers, We’ll still have each other, Nothing’s gonna stop us”

This is a really upbeat song that so many couples will love for their first dance song. It is a great tune with romantic and sentimental lyrics. It is one that you can really enjoy dancing to and will probably fill the dancefloor. 

I hope this has given you plenty of inspiration if you are choosing your first dance song for your wedding day.