first dance and wedding songs

Song choices can be overwhelming leading up to your wedding but it’s best to leave the setlist to your wedding band as they will know how to cater to the majority of musical tastes in the room. So that means you can now breathe a sigh of relief and relax!. That still leaves three of the most important songs to choose. Obviously the most important for the bride and groom will be the first dance. Then if you wish we can do a father daughter dance and a mother son dance. 

Picture Perfect can offer you examples of songs that have worked very well at our previous weddings and also give you a list of songs to choose from to suit your taste. Just get in touch here for great song ideas. Need some ideas to get you started? just click here. We know for many couples the first dance can be a little nerve wracking, but not to worry we know how to put the spotlight on all your guests while keeping you the centre of attention. Our priority is to make sure your dancefloor is full and your guests are having a ball. Before we even begin the first dance we make sure all your guests are out of their seats and involved in the wedding celebrations. From the word go we have the floor full and we keep it full. 

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Sample setlist

First dance

Take my hand – Picture This 
Where ever you will go – The Calling
The one – Kodaline
Perfect – Ed Sheeran 

80s hits

Call me Al – Paul Simon 
Dancing in the dark – Bruce Springsteen 
Mind set on you – George Harrison 
Footloose – Kenny Loggins 
You make my dreams – Hall & Oats
Don’t stop believing – Journey


Crazy little thing called love – Queen 
Twist again – Chubby Checker 
Galway Girl – Mundy
Good looking woman – Joe Dolan 
Joyce country ceili band – The Saw Doctors 
Twist and shout – The Beatles 
Hound dog – Elvis 
Jailhouse rock – Elvis 
Shout – Lu Lu 
Pencil full of lead – Paulo Nutini


Friends in low places – Garth Brooks 
Wagon Wheel – Nathan carter 
Folsem Prison – Johnny Cash 
Ring of fire – Johnny Cash 
Dont Rock the Juke box – Alan Jackson 
Lay down sally – Eric Clapton
Hello Mary Lou – Ricky Nelson
I loved her first – Heartland 


Thats Amore – Dean Martin 
Wild rover – The Dubliners 
Red rose cafe – The Dubliners 
Delilah – Tom Jones 


Living on a prayer – Bon Jovi
You give love a bad name – Bon Jovi 
Sweet child ‘o’ mine – Guns n Roses
Thunderstruck – AC DC 

Crowd pleasers

Im a believer – The monkeys 
La Bamba – Los Lobos 
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
500 miles – The proclaimers 
Proud Mary – Tina Turner 
Simply the best – Tina Turner 


Dance monkey – Tones & I
SOB – Nathaniel Rateliff and The Nightsweats 
Paradise – George Ezra 
Dance with me tonight – Olly Murs 
When your looking like that – Westlife 
Hello my love – Westlife 
Nice to meet ya – Niall Horan
Let me entertain you – Robbie Williams 
Mr Brightside – the Killers 
Uptown funk – Bruno Mars 
Dont look back in anger – Oasis 
Crazy world – Aslan 
Shut up & Dance – Walk the moon 
Valerie – Amy Winehouse 
Sex on fire – The Kings of Leon

first dance suggestions

Wedding couple having their first dance


We have loads of great first dance ideas. So if you are stuck or not sure which songs to look at we are here to help. Just get in touch and we will give you a list of great first dance songs for weddings. We are sure you will find something your like!.

Father daughter and mother son dance

Father and daughter posing for wedding photo before father daughter dance


Many of our bride and grooms like to have a father daughter dance and a mother son dance. This can be a lovely touch to any wedding and great for photo opportunities. Just like the first dance it can be difficult to know what songs to choose for this special event. Get in touch and we will send you list of great songs.