By Rachel Butler
Every detail of your wedding day has to be perfect and your first dance is no exception. Your first dance as a married couple symbolises so much for both of you. Dancing in front of your friends and family will be something that you will remember forever and every time you hear this song it will remind you of your wedding day and will become a sweet memory for the both of you. When it comes to picking the song for your first dance, you have to pick something that you both love and that perfectly represents who you are as a couple and symbolises your love for one another. It doesn’t have to be a slow and traditional song, it could be fun, quirky and unexpected as well. Here are some ideas for your first dance song.
1.“Dangerously in Love” by the queen herself Beyonce.
Everyone knows that Beyonce is the pop diva of our generation and you can’t help but bop to her many dancefloor worthy tunes, but this song is that and so much more. You can truly see the depth of her emotional range in this song and would remind you of your significant other with lyrics like “you are my life. My happiest moments weren’t complete if you weren’t by my side.”
2.“Adore You” by Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus just recently came out as gender fluid and pansexual and has been an activist for gay rights and equality ever since. She has worked with companies such as Marc Jacobs and Facebook to promote this message. This song is prefect to represent you both on your wedding day. “When you say I love you, know that I love you more.”
3.“I can’t give you anything but Love” by Judy Garland
Judy has been well loved by the gay community ever since she shot to fame in the famous movie “The Wizard of Oz.” Phrases such as friends of Dorothy came from her and some even suspect that the gay flag comes from her song “Over the Rainbow.” This is a beautiful song, with lyrics like “I can’t give you anything but love, that’s the only thing I’ve got plenty of baby.”
4.“There is no Greater Love” by Amy Winehouse
If you have a vintage, old school theme to your wedding then look no further than this song by Amy Winehouse. Although Amy was not gay herself, she wasn’t afraid to go outside of societal expectations and outside of the norm. She was amazingly talented, and her iconic voice speaks for itself in this song. “you are the sweetest thing that I have ever known and to think that you are mine alone.”
5.“Something about the way you look Tonight” by Elton John
Elton John has been a gay icon and activist for decades, and his been with his husband since 1995. He didn’t care who he clashed with to stand up for what he believed in. This song is ideal for any wedding. “You light up every second of the day.”
6.“What a Beautiful day” by Brett Every
This one is a bit different as it is about a gay wedding itself, with lyrics such as “and the Prime Minister said, by this beautiful law, whatever beliefs we believe in love more.” This song even comes with its own video which you could have on a projector behind you as you both dance as a lovely visual.
7.“At Last” By Etta James
Etta has a gorgeous earthy toned voice that is easily recognisable, and this song is a romantic classic. “and here we are at heaven. For you are mine at last.”
8.“I wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston
This song is upbeat, fun and iconic. If you don’t use it as your song for the first dance then it has to have a privileged spot on the wedding playlist. Although Whitney died suddenly from a drug overdose and never got to confirm nor deny the rumours that she was in love with her assistant Robyn, it is very possible that she was part of the LGBTQ community. “I wanna dance with somebody. Somebody who loves me!”
9.“It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls
Do I really need to explain myself with my reasons for putting this on the list? This is an absolutely hilarious and iconic song that would make for a first dance with your husband that your guests would never forget.
10.“You’re still the One” by Shania Twain
Shania is the queen of romance and love songs so this one had to be included. “You’re still the one I want for life.”
I hope this helps you decide on picking the song for your first dance!