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50 Unforgettable First Dance Songs for 2024 Weddings: Featuring Bristol Wedding Band Missing Cat Trio

Step into 2024 with style on your special day! Planning the perfect wedding involves countless details, but few moments are as cherished as the first dance. To make this moment truly unforgettable, we've curated a must-have first dance playlist for 2024. These 50 First Dance songs, carefully selected with input from the renowned Bristol wedding band, Missing Cat Trio, will ensure your first dance is a memory that lasts a lifetime. Among the highlights are Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect,” encapsulating the essence of modern love; Etta James’ soul-stirring “At Last,” promising a timeless classic appeal; and Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years,” echoing the depth of eternal devotion.

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Importance of Choosing the Right First Dance Song

The first dance is a symbolic and emotional highlight of any wedding day, representing the couple's unique story and love for each other. The chosen song sets the tone for your life together and remains a cherished memory that will bring you back to one of the happiest days of your life every time you hear it.

Selection Criteria

When selecting a first dance song, consider the following factors:

  • Lyrical Relevance: The lyrics should resonate with your relationship and the journey you've embarked on together.

  • Rhythm and Tempo: Depending on your dancing abilities or preferences, choose a song that complements your style—be it slow and romantic or something a bit more upbeat.

  • Personal Significance: Often, the best choice is a song that holds personal significance to you as a couple, whether it's tied to a special moment you shared or an artist you both love.

Bristol Wedding Band Missing Cat Trio's - Top 50 First Dance Songs for 2024

In curating this list of unforgettable first dance songs for 2024 weddings, we've included a blend of contemporary hits, classic ballads, and hidden gems to cater to diverse musical tastes:

  1. "Mirror" by Madison Ryann Ward

2 - "Golden Hours" by Joshua Radin

3 - "The Best Part" by Daniel Caesar & H.E.R.

4 - "Conversations in the Dark" by John Legend

5 - "Beyond" by Leon Bridges

6 - "Lover" by Taylor Swift

7 - "Lifetime" by Justin Bieber

8 - "Say You Won't Let Go" by James Arthur

9 - "Speechless" by Dan + Shay

10 - "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran

11 - "You Are the Reason" by Calum Scott

12 - "All of Me" by John Legend

13 - "I Found You" by Alabama Shakes

14 - "At Last" by Etta James

15 - "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran

16 - "From the Ground Up" by Dan + Shay

17 - "Adore You" by Harry Styles

18 - "Yours" by Russell Dickerson

19 - "Better Together" by Luke Combs

20 - "Make You Feel My Love" by Adele

21 - "You and Me" by Lifehouse

22 - "I Choose You" by Sara Bareilles

23 - "Love On Top" by Beyoncé

24 - "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley

25 - "La Vie en Rose" by Édith Piaf/Louis Armstrong

26 - "Your Song" by Elton John

27 - "Amazed" by Lonestar

28 - "Marry Me" by Train

29 - "The Luckiest" by Ben Folds

30 - "Grow Old with Me" by Tom Odell

31 - "Ho Hey" by The Lumineers

32 - "By Your Side" by Sade

33 - "L-O-V-E" by Nat King Cole

34 - "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri

35 - "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers

36 - "Come Away With Me" by Norah Jones

37 - "Everything" by Michael Bublé

38 - "How Long Will I Love You" by Ellie Goulding

39 - "XO" by John Mayer (Beyoncé Cover)

40 - "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King

41 - "Die A Happy Man" by Thomas Rhett

42 - "True Companion" by Marc Cohn

43 - "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars

44 - "Falling Like The Stars" by James Arthur

45 - "Love Someone" by Lukas Graham

46 - "10,000 Hours" by Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber

47 - "Heaven" by Bryan Adams

48 - "Forever" by Ben Harper

49 -"You Make It Easy" by Jason Aldean

50 - "I Won’t Give Up" by Jason Mraz


The first dance is an iconic moment, the first time as a married couple you take the stage, the first time it’s just you and your beloved, surrounded by the love and support of your friends and family. This moment symbolises the start of your life’s journey together, and the song you choose holds the power to encapsulate the depth of your emotions, the story of your love, and the promise of your future. Our carefully curated first dance playlist, crafted with the expertise of renowned musicians, the Missing Cat Trio, aims to enhance the magic of this significant moment, ensuring that every note resonates with your unique love story. So, contact Missing Cat Trio today and elevate your wedding playlist with us, making your first dance a memory that will be cherished for a lifetime.


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