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Top 20 wedding songs for your first dance

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The first dance is one of the most poignant moments of a wedding reception that the couple and their guests will treasure for years to come. Alongside the father of the bride's speech, the cutting of the cake, and the father-daughter dance, the newlyweds' first twirl around the dancefloor is something that everyone will remember and have their cameras at the ready for.

But to complete that picture-perfect moment, which is the best song to play? This is a dilemma that many couples face in the planning stages of their wedding – finding a tune that is meaningful to both of them and easy to dance to.

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Music experts at have shared their greatest playlist with HELLO! Online and revealed which songs have been the most popular choice for couples in recent years.

It may come as no surprise that Ed Sheeran's Thinking out Loud, which even includes a wedding dance in its video, was top of the list for last year. John Legend's utterly romantic All of Me, which the crooner wrote specifically for his love Chrissy Teigen, also scored high in people's preferences.

The most popular songs that feature on first dance playlists include:

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

John Legend – All Of Me

Lonestar - Amazed

Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You

Take That – Rule The World

Take That – Greatest Day

Christina Perri – A Thousand Years

Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do

Harry Connick Jr. – It Had To Be You

Aerosmith – I Don't Want To Miss A Thing

Lionel Richie and Diana Ross – Endless Love

Shania Twain – From This Moment On

Van Morrison or Rod Stewart – Have I Told You Lately

Jack Johnson – Better Together

Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply

Robbie Williams – Angels

Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight

Michael Bublé – Everything

Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars

Al Green – Let's Stay Together

Have you already got married? What was your first dance to? Are you about to get married? What song have you chosen? Leave your comments below.

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