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Top 5 Wedding First Dance Songs

Wedding Reception Band – Top 5 First Dance Songs

Hi there and welcome to another installment of the Pure Genius blog. This time we’ve had a look back at our past wedding reception band gigs and have assembled a shortlist of the most popular first dance songs for weddings. Sometimes the first dance is a classic love song, but also quite often the choice will be quite unusual. So let’s have a look at our top first dance songs;

5. Bryan Adams – Heaven

OK, well love him or hate him, our favourite Canadian pizza-faced crooner has a habit of churning out romantic ditties more frequently than B&Q has had a sale on. The original version is really quite heavy and a slightly off-the-wall choice, but always seems to go well at weddings. We’ve had this one requested a couple of times and have been glad to oblige, so into the list it goes.

4. Shania Twain – You’re Still the One

‘More Canadians!’ I hear you cry. Well here you go – this pseudo-country songstress knocked out one of the most sentimental tunes of all time with ‘You’re Still the One’ in 1997. Personally I’d rather listen to the sound of Art Garfunkel gnawing my toes off but hey, each to their own! Due to a lack of female talent in Pure Genius, we’ve had to resort to the CD player for this one.

3. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get it On

Some might consider this proposition a little forward for a wedding reception band to play, but why waste time I say! Cooler than a penguin wearing shades and smoother than a baby’s rear end, our Marvin produced this classic in 1973 and has been the soundtrack to many a hanky-panky session since.

2. Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight

Old ‘Slow Hand’ slips his digits deep into the soul of many a wedding couple. This drawn out effort that has had many a guitar teacher tearing his hair out over the years. An instantly recognisable riff eventually beats the listener into submission and in the end the question ‘Do you feel alright’? feels like it should be met with this response. ‘If I make it to the end of this song I’m going to start going to church’. Call me cynical, I don’t care!

1. Al Green – Let’s Stay Together

We’ve been asked for this one way more than any other wedding reception band song. It’s cool and groovy and we have come to know this one inside out. The one and only undisputed king of first dances, the good Reverend. Top of the list of top first dance songs.

Pure Genius - Wedding Reception Band