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 '90s
Wedding first dance songs from the ’90s
Many people turn to a specific era for inspiration, and if you thought the 90s were swinging then here are some of the best first dance song options from those years gone by.
Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
“I’ll be your dream, I’ll be your wish, I’ll be your fantasy, I’ll be your hope, I’ll be your love, be everything that you need, I love you more with every breath truly, madly, deeply do”
This was a classic song from the 90s and a perfect choice if you are wanting the romance side of things and a chance to enjoy a slower first dance song. It is such a well-known song that many people will know the words to, so it is definitely an ideal option to choose.
Kiss me – Sixpence none the richer
“Oh, kiss me, beneath the milky twilight. Lead me out on the moonlit floor, Lift your open hand, Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance, Silver moon’s sparkling, So kiss me”
Another classic from the 90s and perhaps isn’t your usual choice when it comes to first dance songs, but many people prefer a quirky number. It is a little more upbeat and one that many people will enjoy. It is a well-known song and a great option if you are looking for a more unique touch.
(Everything I do) I do it for you – Bryan Adams
“Don’t tell me it’s not worth tryin’ for, You can’t tell me it’s not worth dyin’ for, You know it’s true
Everything I do, I do it for you”
I feel like this song is just the 90s all over. A classic song from the film Robin Hood and one that I think many people will know. It is a slow song and one that you can certainly sway to. You will find that this song is also a bit of a crowd-pleaser. A great choice when looking for a popular first dance song.
Kiss from a Rose – Seal
“Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey, Ooh, the more I get of you, the stranger it feels, yeah And now that your rose is in bloom, A light hits the gloom on the grey”
This might not be your usual conventional choice when it comes to first dance songs, but it can certainly be a great choice if you want a song with hidden depth and meaning. A slow-paced song and one that you won’t feel too self-conscious swaying to. An easy choice.
Always be my baby – Mariah Carey
“No, you’ll always be a part of me, I’m part of you indefinitely, Boy don’t you know you can’t escape me, Oh darlin’ ’cause you’ll always be my baby”
A bit of Mariah on your wedding day has to be, don’t you think? This song makes the perfect wedding first dance choice. It is a little more upbeat, but you can still move from side to side if that is all you are comfortable with. Many people know this song, so you likely won’t be on the dancefloor for too long on your own if you don’t want to be.
2 become 1 – Spice Girls
“I need some love like I’ve never needed love before (wanna make love to ya’, baby) I had a little love, now I’m back for more (wanna make love to ya’, baby)”
The Spice Girls were a force to be reckoned with back in the 90s and this song is one of their most iconic hits. The perfect love song and ideal for a first dance if you want something slow, romantic and mellow.
The power of love – Celine Dion
“’Cause I’m your lady, And you are my man, Whenever you reach for me, I’ll do all that I can”
A classic Celine Dion track and one that many couples would pick. It has romance and is upbeat enough for you to feel like your first dance is a celebration of your love together. Many people also know this song, so you will find that many people will enjoy this moment with you.
All my life – K-ci and JoJo
“All my life, I prayed for someone like you, And I thank God, That I, That I finally found you”
This is a more R&B option that is a great choice. It is a little more upbeat and one that you can dance along to, but is also a great option if you still just want to sway together and enjoy the moment. The lyrics are full of sentiment and romance making it a great first dance choice.
I’ll be there for you – The Rembrandts
“I’ll be there for you (When the rain starts to pour) I’ll be there for you (Like I’ve been there before) I’ll be there for you (‘Cause you’re there for me too)”
Friends was an iconic hit TV show in the 90s and the theme tune is so well-known. But while it is known for Friends, it also has the perfect lyrics that describe a relationship. There will be ups and downs but you will always be there for each other. An upbeat song that will have everyone on the dance floor.
I hope this has given you plenty of inspiration if you are choosing your first dance song for your wedding day.