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26 upbeat first dance songs

Get the party started in style with these happy first dance songs

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26 upbeat first dance songs
Don't just stand and sway. Image: Brighton Photo

Not a big fan of swaying on the spot? How about an upbeat first dance song to really get the party started?! These tunes will get your wedding guests clapping, singing and dancing along. Perfect for couples who don’t take themselves too seriously and want to avoid cheesy first dance moments on their wedding day. They also make brilliant recessional, walking out songs too!

1. You and Me Song – The Wannadies

2. Happy Together – The Turtles

3. Feel So Close – Calvin Harris

4. Happy – Pharrell Williams

5. Lovely Day – Bill Withers

6. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

7. Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

8. You Are The Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne

9. I Feel Good – James Brown

10. Love On Top – Beyoncé

11. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) – Stevie Wonder

FIRST DANCE INSPIRATION FROM THE MOVIES

12. Ain't No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross and The Supremes

13. Let Your Love Flow – The Bellamy Brothers

14. Boom Clap – Charli XCX

15. You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates

16. Crazy In Love – Beyoncé ft. Jay Z

17. You’ve Got The Love – Candi Stanton

18. For Once in My Life – Stevie Wonder

19. Gimme Some Lovin’ – The Spencer Davis Group

20. The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson

21. All Night Long – Lionel Richie

22. On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons

23. I'll Be There For You – The Rembrandts

24. You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate

25. Heroes – David Bowie

26. She's So Lovely – Scouting For Girls

27. I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness

Want some more ideas? Here's our 100 all time best first dance songs. You're welcome.

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