14 of the most romantic celebrity first dance songs

Michelle and Barack Obama on their wedding day.
Michelle and Barack Obama on their wedding day.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 

The royal couple chose to dance to Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody for their first dance as husband and wife, choosing a rather upbeat song rather than a slow, acoustic version of a track for their first song. 

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake 

The pair were married in Italy in October 2012 and decided to have their first dance to A Song For You by Donny Hathaway.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

In honour of their first wedding anniversary in 2015, Kris Jenner posted a video of the couple dancing to All Of Me performed live by John Legend. 

Michelle and Barack Obama

The former president and former First Lady have always had a love for Stevie Wonder which Barack confirmed when he presented Stevie with an award in 2009. So it made sense that they would dance to his You and I.

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

Yes they’ve unfortunately broken up since, but the two actors had a very special serenade from Sia when she sang her hit, Chandelier at their wedding. 

Amal and George Clooney

These two chose to dance to Cole Porter’s Why Shouldn’t I which was sung by Nora Sagal, the daughter of their friends. Also, as an added bonus, George’s aunt Rosemary Clooney also sang a version of this song.

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg 

The Facebook bigshot and his wife had a beautiful wedding in May 2012 which included a special live performance of Green Day’s Last Night on Earth by the band’s frontman Billi Joe Armstrong. 

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

Can you believe these two have been married for 10 years already? After their intimate wedding in 2008, Ellen and her bride danced to Stevie Wonder’s Ribbon in the Sky.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William

Ellie Goulding wasn’t yet a household name when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge asked her to sing a cover of Elton John’s Your Song at their reception in 2011. 

Beyoncé and Jay Z

Not much is known about the couple’s wedding as it was kept under serious wraps. But we do know that they danced to their own song Crazy In Love.

Victoria and David Beckham

The British power couple got married back in 1999 and while they sadly didn’t dance to a Spice Girls song at their wedding, they did have their first dance to It Had To Be You by the Starlight Orchestra

Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict

The actors chose Kenny Latimore’s For You for their first song at their 2008 wedding. And he serenaded the couple while they had their first dance too. 

Tamera Mowry and Adam Housley

Tia’s sister and her husband danced to Journey’s Faithfully. 

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Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello

The pair got married in a beautiful ceremony in Palm Beach, Florida in 2015 and chose Frank Sinatra’s The Way You Look Tonight as their first dance. 

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