Often one of the most unexpectedly contentious issues for a bridal couple, the song for the first dance might not be a deal breaker, but it is fairly important on the big day. The song has to hit all the right notes – romantic, but not too sickeningly sweet; slow but with a bit of a beat; and lyrics that refer to eternal love rather than just a fleeting moment in time. To help you narrow down the selection, here is a list of some of the top 10 wedding songs for 2019.
10 Weddings Songs of 2019
10: “I Got Away with You” by Luke Combs
This is a slow tempo country song that hasn’t quite hit all the wedding dance floors just yet. It’s a great choice for a groom who’s not too keen on dancing but is willing to give it a go for his significant other. It’s also not necessary to play the entire song – the first chorus will suffice for those wanting a quick dance.
9: “Little Moon” by Mackenzie Bourg
Keeping it a bit lighter, Little Moon is a beautiful acoustic song which is elevated by the fun lyrics accompanied by a funky tune. Rather than having your guests in tears, this first dance song will leave everyone smiling and ready to hit the dance floor.
8: “Amazed” by Lonestar
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, this classic Lonestar song continues to dominate the wedding scene. It features the required romantic lyrics, accompanied by a steady country rock beat that makes it easy to dance to. Bring a taste of the 90s into your wedding!
7: “This Town” by Niall Horan
Flying off for a solo act after years with boy band, One Direction, Niall Horan has managed to release a number of hit singles, ‘This Town’ among them. The Irish singer/songwriter has put together a really lovely wedding song, complete with sweet lyrics about wanting to ‘be there with you’ and ‘dance with you’.
6: “All of Me” by John Legend
The king of romantics, John Legend has done it again with this seriously appealing song, dedicated to his beautiful wife, Chrissy Teigen. It is tad more upbeat which will set the pace for the rest of the reception.
5: “Rewrite the Stars” by Zac Efron and Zendaya
The biggest blockbusters are often accompanied by a killer soundtrack – particularly when they’re musicals. And this year’s biggest Oscar contenders had some really exceptional musical additions. The on-screen romance between Zac Efron and Zendaya, with the incredible aerial dance scene, brought Rewrite the Stars to life – a great first dance song.
4: “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
The drama, romance and stunning people of the award-winning film, A Star is Born, brought the hauntingly beautiful ‘Shallow’ to our homes and hearts. While it’s probably not the most original song to be played on the wedding dance floors this year, it’s certainly going to be a crowd favourite.
3: “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
It might have been released in 2017, but this upbeat song – coupled with Sheeran’s recent South African tour – has seen this remain extremely popular at weddings. The duet versions – with Beyonce and Andrea Bocelli – also seem to dominating for first dances.
2: “Us”by James Bay
James Bay just oozes romance and this stunning song that talks about getting through life’s difficulties together, with the crescendo ‘I believe in us’, is the perfect way to start a life together.
1: “A Million Dreams”by Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams
It has made such an impact that The Greatest Showman features twice on this list, this time, with the memorable song between the leading couple. With lyrics that focus on the dreams of a pair in love, this is a great choice for any wedding.