Celebrities First Dance Songs

For those of you who have a sycophantic interest in the lives of celebrities you may be very surprised to discover they like the same wedding first dance songs as many of you out there! 🙂

Enjoy browsing the list of over 20 of the leading celebrity couples and please, share with your friends!

As Celebrity is as far from my comfort zone as humanly possible, if you think I have missed a couple climbing the greasy pole or they have the stature to be featured, then please use the suggest a wedding song form and we will be sure to credit you with the suggestion. Please make it clear this is for the celebrity page!


Sarah Dancer


1 Jay-Z & Beyonce’s Wedding First Dance Song

Crazy in Love –  Beyonce

The couple’s first collaboration together

Featured in the Movies: Bridget Jones, The Edge of Reason, White Chicks, Taxi & Good Luck Chuck


2. Kris Humphries & Kim Kardashian Wedding First Dance Song

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

Went to number 1 in the US charts

Covered by Tina Turner, Boyz II Men, Isaac Hayes, Michael Bolton, Donny Osmond and many others


3. Prince William & Kate Middleton Wedding First Dance Song

Your Song – Performed by Ellie Goulding

Original by Elton John

Covered by Boyzone, The Streets, Rod Stewart, Ewan McGregor and many others


4. Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston Wedding First Dance Song

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

“The Way You Look Tonight” originally performed by Fred Astaire in the film Swing Time

Covered by Westlife, Frank Sinatra, Maroon 5, bin Crosby and many others


5. Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Wedding First Dance Song

Songbird – Fleetwood Mac

Covered by Eva Cassidy, Willie Nelson, John Frusciante & Ronan Parke

Featured in Love Actually, Skins Alias & Glee


6. Britney Spears & Kevin Federline Wedding First Dance Song

Lights (City by the Bay ) –  by Journey

First Journey song featuring lead singer Steve Perry

Featured on the album infinity released in 1978


7. Avril Lavigne & Deryck Whibley Wedding First Dance Song

Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls

Number 1 in Italy, Canada & Australia

Covered by Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne, Ronan Keating

This song is right up the and is constantly in the Top 50 of all time on this website : Iris First Dance Song


8. Christina Aguilera & Jordan Bratman Wedding First Dance Song

In a Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington

Composed and recorded in 1935

Featured in the Cosby show, Me and Orson Welles, Love Jones and The Pocketeer


9. Justin Timberlake  & Jessica Biel Wedding First Dance Song

A Song for You – Doony Hathaway

Originally written and released by Leon Russell in 1970

Covered and sampled by over 80 artists


10. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Wedding First Dance Song

Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel iz Kamakawiwoʻole

Sold over 3 Million in the US

Was written for the 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz” and sung by Judy Garland


11. Barack Obama & Michelle Obama Wedding First Dance Song

You and I – Stevie Wonder

Track from the 1972 album “Talking Book”

Covered by Barbra Streisand, Michael Buble, Mariah Carey, George Michael, and Many others


12 Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore Wedding First Dance Song

At Last – Etta James

At Last is a 1941 song written By Mack Gordon and Harry Warren for the film “Orchestra Wives”

Covered by over 50 different artists and of course featuring highly in the Classic Wedding First Dance Songs.


13. David Beckham & Victoria Beckman Wedding First Dance Song

It Had To Be You – The Starlite Orchestra

First Published in 1924

Has been performed by Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Billie Holiday, Doris Day and many others over the years.


14. Charlie Sheen & Denise Richards Wedding First Dance Song

Open Arms – Journey

Reached number 2 in the US charts

Covered by Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Barry Manilow and Celine Dion


15. Jesse James & Sandra Bullock Wedding First Dance Song

The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me – Gladys Knight

Written by Jim Weatherly

Covered by Gladys Knight, Ray Price and Dean Martin


16. Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert Wedding First Dance Song

No Doubt About It – Neal McCoy

Number 1 in the US Country charts

Released in 1994 for his third studio album also titled “No Doubt About It”


17. Lamar Odom & Khloe Kardashian Wedding First Dance Song

Angel – Anita Baker

Reached number 5 in the US charts

Baker has won 8 Grammy Awards, has four platinum albums and two gold albums


18. Paul McCartney & Nancy Shevell Wedding First Dance Song

My Valentine – Paul McCartney

Features Eric Clapton on Guitar

First song released from his 2012 album “Kisses on the bottom”


19. Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Wedding First Dance Song

At Last – Etta James

At Last is a 1941 song written By Mack Gordon and Harry Warren for the film “Orchestra Wives”

Covered by over 50 different artists and featuring our in the Classic Wedding First Dance Songs.


20. Tony Parker & Eva Longoria Wedding First Dance Song

Book of Love – Peter Gabriel

Originally by The Magnetic Fields

The Peter Gabriel version was for the movie soundtrack “Shall We Dance?”


21. Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan

Last Night on Earth – Green Day

On the 2009 Album 21st Century Breakdown

21st Century Breakdown sold over 1 Million copies in the US


22.  Josh Duhamel & Fergie

Sweethearts Together – The Rolling Stones

Appears on the Album “Acoustic Motherf**kers”

The Rolling Stones have sold more than 200 million albums wordwide


23. Michael Buble & Luisana Lopilato

Everybody Loves Somebody – Dean Martin

Written in 1947 by Same Coslow, Irving Taylor and Ken Lane

Had previously been recorded by Fran Sinatra and several other artists


24. Jim Toth & Reese Witherspoon

Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan

Appeared on Bob Dylan’s 1997 album

Covered by Billy Joel, Adele, Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson and many others


25. Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman

No One’s Gonna Love You – Band of Horses

Reached Number 22 in the Danish Charts

Appeared in the TV shows Chuck, One Tree Hill, Numb3rs and the movie Zombieland


26. Jamie Hince & Kate Moss

If there Is Something Wrong – Roxy Music

Appeared on their self-titled album released in 1972

Featured in the 2008 film “Flashbacks of a Fool” starring Daniel Craig


27. Katherine Heigl & Josh Kelly

Heavenly Day – Patty Griffin

Has been covered by Kelly Clarkson

First song released on her 2007 “Children Running Through”


28. Pete Wentz & Ashlee Simpson

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Biggest-Selling single of 1968 in the UK

Covered by The Flaming Lips, Joey Ramone, Katie Melua and many others


29. David Arquette & Courteney Cox

Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney

Not originally released by Paul McCartney, later released by Wings and became a top 10 hit in the US.

Covered by Rod Stewart, Dave Grohl and many others


30. Chad Michael Murray & Sophia Bush

That’s All – Frank Sinatra

Written by Alan Brandt & Bob Haymes in 1952

Has been covered by Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Rod Stewart and many others



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