Our Predictions for New First Dance Songs in 2018

Find out what the new "All of Me" or "Thinking Out Loud" could be.

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Photo by Annette Navarro; Planning & Design by Viva Bella Events

For some people, the choice of the first dance song is obvious before the couple even gets engaged. If you were lucky enough to share a romantic moment to a love song, you and your future spouse will have the sentimental attachment to the tune that makes for a perfect first dance. Others are satisfied staying with the tried and true classics – such as the wonderful “At Last” by Etta James

However, there are plenty of sweethearts who are on the hunt for the perfect song to describe their love when after months of searching, they hear something new. Finally, a melody that describes how they feel! Modern hits such as “All of Me” by John Legend or “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran exploded in popularity at weddings these past few years, but now some brides or grooms may feel those tracks are overplayed. So what’s next?

Below are our predictions of what new (released in the last two years) tunes will have newlyweds swaying on the dance floor. 

“Perfect” - Ed Sheeran, the original or the version featuring Beyoncé

“Say You Won’t Let Go” – James Arthur

“Malibu” - Miley Cyrus

“Love Me Now” – John Legend

“Speak to a Girl” – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

“This Town” – Niall Horan

“Sweetest Devotion” – Adele

“LOVE.” – Kendrick Lamar featuring Zacari

“Best Part” – Daniel Caesar featuring H.E.R.

“How Does a Moment Last Forever” – Celine Dion

For more inspiration, listen to the most-requested songs for wedding receptions and what you should play to open up the dance floor

Authored by: Emily Lasnier

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