Top 23 Wedding 1st Dance Songs

Top 23 Wedding 1st Dance Songs


Your First Dance Wedding Song


As a reputable Nigerian wedding DJ I often get asked for on advice on choosing a suitable song or songs for a couples 1st wedding dance. What usually sounds like an easy enough task, is actually not when you come to think of it, everyone couple has their tastes in music, be it melody, lyrics or even both. What I try to do when asked is to give my advice based on my very own short list of songs from general and widely accepted list liked most.


It is fair to say that I actually like a wide range of music, and also have a vast collection to choose from so I decided to draw up this shortlist based on the weddings I have done for couples in both Lagos, and London with much success. These 23 songs would be the batch of songs I would be giving to my clients. Hopefully giving them the inspiration to being planning that very important dance routine on the big day.


Once the song or songs have been chosen I often do a mix if required to allow the couple practice their routine in advance of the big day. This allows couples get comfortable with the songs, and the dance itself ensuring that part of the reception runs smoothly and is as much fun as it should be.

Check out the videos below of my top 23 first dance wedding songs in no specific order.



01. Timi Dakolo – Iyawo Mi (2014)



02. Jon.B – They Don’t Know (1997)



03. Sade – By Your Side (2000)



04. Maxwell – Ascension (1996)



05, Banky W – Made For You (2016)



06. Lauryn Hill ft D’Angelo – Nothing Even Matters (1998)



07. Luther Vandross – So Amazing (1986)



08. Al Green – Let’s Stay Together (1972)



09. Banky W – Till My Dying Day (2008)



10. Etta James – At Last (1960)



11. Nat King Cole – Unforgettable (1952)



12. Ben E. King – Stand By Me (1962)



13. Tosin Martins – Olo Mi (2006)



14. Lauryn Hill – Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You (1998)



15. Luther Vandross – Here and Now (1989)



16. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor (1975)



17. Sunny Neji – Oruka (2003)



18. Alicia Keys feat. Usher – if i ain’t got you (2004)



19. Billy Joel – Just the Way You Are (1977)



20. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (2014)



21. Iyanya – Applaudise (2015)



22. John Legend – All of Me (2013)



23. Timi Dakolo – The Vow (2016)




Hope you enjoy my list, theses are some really great songs, covering different decades and invoking different sentimates, so if your looking for that perfect song for your 1st dance I hope I have helped. I will be doing a continous mix consisting of all these songs so watch this space.

Looking for a relaible Nigerian, afrobeat Wedding DJ in London or in Lagos? I am djWeymo a 9ija wedding dj offering my unique dj services in London and Lagos, I play music to your requirements incukding playing some of the very best in 9ija, Ghanaian, and Afrobeat sounds.






October 27th, 2016

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