Most popular wedding first dance songs

Most popular wedding first dance songs

Most popular wedding first dance songs

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by Lesley Savage

CBS News

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 6:36 AM

(CBS) -- The first dance at your wedding may be the most important dance of your life—or at least the most meaningful. So picking just the right song to accompany your first married moves is of the utmost importance.

Though as much as a bride and groom may try to be original in the song that they choose, there are many go-to songs that hit just the perfect notes to mark couples’ nuptials.

Below are the songs that experts say are the most sought after when it comes to celebrating your big day as husband and wife. According to Elizabeth Graves, editor in chief of Martha Stewart Weddings, the most classic, go-to song will always be Etta James’ “At Last,” but see her full list of the most popular songs, compiled from the couples featured in her magazine, below:

Etta James “At Last”

Otis Redding’s “That’s How Strong My Love Is”

Otis Redding’s “These Arms of Mine”

Band of Horses’ “No One’s Gonna Love You” (“The first dance song for Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman,” noted Graves.)

Ray Lamontagne’s “You Are The Best Thing”

Etta James’ “Sunday Kinda Love” (“Has been a popular for anyone marrying on a Sunday,” says Graves.)

Graves also pointed out that Van Morrison’s “Into the Mystic” is a nice father-daughter dance song.
 

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