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Yorkshire's Favorite First Dance Songs of the last year: A Roundup by SouthWestBand

Introduction: Choosing the perfect first dance song is a pivotal moment for any couple planning their Yorkshire wedding. As the heartbeat of your reception, the song sets the tone for the evening and encapsulates your story together as a couple. We, SouthWestBand have compiled a list of our most requested first dance songs of the past year, to give you some inspiration on choosing the right song for your big day.


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  • Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran's heartfelt ballads continue to reign supreme as first dance favorites. Hits like "Perfect," "Thinking Out Loud," and the lesser-known gem "Tenerife Sea" capture the essence of romance, making them ideal choices for couples in Yorkshire.

  • Queen Adding a new classic to the lineup, Queen's "You're My Best Friend" emerges as a top choice for first dances, bringing its upbeat rhythm and heartfelt lyrics to Yorkshire wedding receptions.


  • Elvis Presley Yorkshire witnessed an Elvis revival with "Can't Help Falling in Love" topping the charts as one of the most beloved wedding songs of last year. The King's timeless charm adds a touch of nostalgia and romance to any celebration.

  • Coldplay Coldplay's anthem "A Sky Full of Stars" resonates with millennial couples, offering a blend of beauty and energy that transitions seamlessly from intimate slow dances to lively celebrations with friends.



  • Tom Walker Scottish beanie-rocking sensation Tom Walker captured the hearts of wedding couples with his songs "Better Half of Me, and "Just You and I" last year. Both tunes proving mega popular as first dance choices at Yorkshire weddings SouthWestBand performed at.

  • Frankie Valli With his timeless hit "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," Frankie Valli adds a touch of old-school charm to Yorkshire weddings, reminding us that classic romance never goes out of style.



  • Luke Combs Bringing a bit of country charm to Yorkshire weddings, Luke comb's "Forever After All" and "Better Together" continue to serenade couples with their heartfelt lyrics and soul-stirring melodies.


  • Arctic Monkeys Nostalgic millennials embrace the Arctic Monkeys' rendition of "Baby I'm Yours," infusing their receptions with retro flair inspired by the 60s.




  • Fleetwood Mac Yorkshire couples embrace the retro vibes of Fleetwood Mac's "Everywhere," drawn to its timeless appeal and memorable chorus.


Conclusion: As you plan your Yorkshire wedding, let these beloved first dance songs inspire you and set the stage for a celebration filled with love, joy, and unforgettable moments. Whether you opt for the classics or embrace newer favorites, SouthWestBand is here to help you create the perfect soundtrack for your special day. Let's make your first dance a moment to remember!



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