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// WEDDING PLANNING // My Top 10 First Dance Songs

Need some First Dance inspiration? Let's see what we can do!

For some couples, they have always known exactly what there first dance would be from the moment they got together. For them, it was as clear as day, possibly because they got engaged whilst listening to it or maybe they have a favourite film that had a great soundtrack or a concert performance that resonated with them. For them it's easy!

For some, however, they either have too many songs to choose from or just haven't found the song yet that encapsulates everything about their relationship. The pressure to find the Perfect First Dance Song can take its toll!

The Perfect Song... For You As A Couple

One thing worth mentioning at this point is that you shouldn't choose a song simply because you think it would be nice for your guests to hear or because it fits the bill of the typical floaty and magical first dances that we see in films.

The perfect song to choose is, quite simply, the perfect song for the two of you as a couple.

I have seen so many first dances that were incredibly romantic, very touching and the songs they chose suited them perfectly. I have even seen fully choreographed first dances that wouldn't look out of place in Strictly Come Dancing and they were, quite simply, stunning first dances. But don't be scared to try something a little 'out there' if that's what you two are all about!


The box step and running man!

Kim and Andy Newberry, for example, were well and truly outside the box when it came to their first dance!!

They started their first dance with a really lovely Coldplay track with all of their guests ohh-ing and ahh-ing as they swayed nervously in the centre of the dance floor. Then, the music cut out, the guests looked around in dismay (believing the DJ to be a complete idiot!) then they burst into Michael Buble's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" complete with a choreographed dance routine of the box step and the running man! It was so much fun, totally unexpected and it worked brilliantly for them. It's still talked about to this day!


Not for all!

Whilst I don't believe that the following songs fit every couples' first dance requirements, they do, however, fit the personalities of the couples that chose them and they sum up their relationships quite perfectly: the feeling from the couple and the audience as they danced to these, slightly obscure, tracks was truly magical and will never be forgotten by those who were there that night.

After the success of JK's Wedding Dance and with literally hundreds of adventurous First Dance Videos on YouTube as a result, what reason do you have not to try something a little different should you feel the urge?


Show Off or Shy?

Consider whether or not you want to dance your entire first dance on your own or if you would like to bring everyone else onto the dance floor halfway through? If you are a couple that can show off then do so with aplomb however, if you are the shy types, you may want to involve everyone as quickly as possible!


Your First Dance performed LIVE!

Finally, depending on the arrangement of the song you have chosen, a truly great way to make your First Dance extra special is to have a Wedding Singer or Band perform it live for you. Live Music really adds something magical to the whole proceedings and will be something you and your guests will never forget.


Enjoy the process

So relax, don't put too much pressure on trying to find a Wedding Dance that sits well with your audience... find one that truly incapsulates the essence of who you both are as a couple.

My Top 10 Wedding First Dance Chart below will give you a few more ideas should you need them and please let us know what dance you choose in the end. We'd love to hear from you.



"And with this vow, forever has now begun."

In case you were wondering, our own First Dance was to "This I Promise You" by NSync: it fits our relationship perfectly.

Top 10 First Dance Suggestions:

  1. The Prayer - Celine Dion & Josh Groban
  2. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  3. Everything - Michael Buble (also great as a 2nd dance)
  4. Don't Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
  5. Amazed - Lonestar
  6. From This Moment On - Shania Twain
  7. Happy Together - The Turtles
  8. Stuck On You - Lionel Ritchie
  9. When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
  10. The Way You Look Tonight - Father Of The Bride Soundtrack
Also, "One Day Like This" by Elbow is a really great song for the last dance of the evening.


Adam Thomas, Our First Dance CD is available from the shop.

If you’re struggling to choose a Wedding Dance Song, "Our First Dance" by Swing & Soul Singer, Adam Thomas, will definitely give you some inspiration.


If you would like more information about Swing & Soul Singer Adam Thomas, please email or call, we look forward to helping to make your Wedding Day as Special as it should be.

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// NEWS // Editorial in Leicestershire Lifestyle Magazine, The Shires

Leicester's popular Swing & Soul Singer, Adam Thomas, is featured in this months The Shires Magazine as one of their Top Wedding Recommendations.


Lorraine Spicer, Editor, said that "whatever your preconceptions about wedding singers, you'll find that Adam Thomas really smashes the mould when it comes to live entertainment for your big day!"


"If you are a music lover and truly care about the 5 hours that your guests will spend with your choice of entertainment, you need Adam... and you need to book early as he already has bookings for 2012!"

Very kind words indeed.

Here is a reminder about how Adam Thomas can make your Wedding Day as Special as it should be.

With so many options to choose from, what is the secret to booking memorable wedding entertainment? Well, you're here and already on the right track!


The UK's Best Wedding SingerAdam Thomas, really is the wedding entertainment specialist and, whether you're looking for a solo performer, a wedding soul band or even a Big Band, your search stops here!

As a bride that's looking for live wedding entertainment, you're bound to be fussy about music and have high expectations... it is your special day after all! A recent survey found that 72% of guests remember wedding entertainment most after attending someone's big day... that's a huge amount of people to disappoint if you opt for something dull... but potentially a great chance to impress both your day and evening guests with something fantastic!

As the UK's best wedding singer, you really can trust Adam Thomas to wow your guests and exceed all expectations: The first live entertainment set consists of Michael Buble - style swing and Rat Pack songs: Save the Last Dance, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Haven't Met you Yet, Kick in the Head... these are real floorfillers and they give your older guests a chance to show-off their ballroom skills early on in the evening too!


Adam Thomas provides everything you could possibly need for your wedding day...


  • Your First Dance performed LIVE! by the UK's Best Wedding Singer
  • Micheal Buble to Dean MartinMy Girl to Brown Eyed GirlPaolo Nutini to The Killers... all musical tastes are catered for! Take a look at the Adam Thomas Set Lists.
  • LIVE Ceremony Performances
  • 5 hours of the Best Wedding Entertainment:

1.5 hours of Live Wedding Music by Adam Thomas 


2 hours with his 8 Piece Wedding Soul & Big Band


3.5 hours Disco!

  • Professional yet personal service with  direct contact available 7 days a week FREE on 0800 093 8554
  • Complete Stage Show with Full Effects Lighting, State of the Art Sound and Star Cloth Drape System: your wedding entertainment couldn't look or sound any better! (All of our packages are available nationwide and we travel extensively across the UK)
  • Jazz Quartet available for Pre-Reception Drinks or during the Wedding Breakfast


What Our Brides Say...

Please read our wedding testimonials, along with our post-wedding survey results as completed by our wonderful past brides, for further valued opinions.


Solo or Band?

Whether you opt for Adam as a solo singer or with his 8 piece wedding soul and big band, the second set is full of pop, soul, modern music and something for everyone. You'll be surprised to see the Blues Brothers and My Girl alongside the Killers and the Kings of Leon (this is always a huge selling point for the groom and, let’s face it, it is his day as well!) Lots of variety – and, believe us, Adam is amazing at all of them. They wouldn't call him the UK's best wedding singer if he wasn't!  


What Next?

You can check to see if your date is available on the Adam Thomas Calendar and then complete the Bespoke Wedding Quote form, check out the videos and photo gallery or sign up for the free Adam Thomas Newsletter.

If you have any questions or would like some free advice then please call 0800 093 8554

(btw, that's a FREEPHONE number!)


For more info visit



// SHOP // 15% DISCOUNT on 'Our First Dance' CD!!!!

This is a special bank holiday weekend treat for you, don't say we don't give you anything!

Go to the Adam Thomas Shop and enter Promo Code 'BANJO' (yes Banjo!!) at the checkout and you're done! You can order the physical CD and/or download the album straight to your computer too.  

Have a great weekend! :)

The most successful Adam Thomas release to date, "Our First Dance" is generally a love songs album and has received much acclaim from international media.

The idea of the album was recorded to inspire brides-to-be with a wide range of songs that would befit their first dance, however feedback has proven that the release is popular amongst a far wider audience than originally perceived.

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You And I 03:55








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