*100 First Dance Songs That Got Soul*

Posted in: Music, Pearls of Wedding Wisdom On: June 16, 2015

We are talking first dances today and have some song inspiration lined up for you. 

I am a huge fan of songs that got soul and there is nothing I would rather listen to than the sultry and smoky tones of soul legends like Etta James or Otis Redding. If you are a soul-loving couple, why not consider one of these soulful classics as your first dance?! The music is magical and the voices are simply mesmerising! Not all of the songs are strictly soul but each song is infused with the beauty of a soulful voice. There’s plenty of choice – something upbeat for a fast-paced routine, something fun to let loose with or something much slower for a more romantic feel…

1. ‘A Sunday Kind Of Love’ – Etta James

2. ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

3. ‘Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing’ – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

4. ‘All Night Long’ – Lionel Richie

5. ‘At Last’ – Etta James

6. ‘Baby I Love You’ – Aretha Franklin

7. ‘Baby I Love You’ – The Ronettes

8. ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’ – The Four Tops

9. ‘Be My Baby’ – The Ronettes

10. ‘Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy’ – The Tams

11. ‘Best Of My Love’ – The Emotions

12. ‘Bright Side Of The Road’ – Van Morrison

13. ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ – Van Morrison

14. ‘Burning Love’ – Elvis Presley

15. ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ – The Supremes and The Temptations

16. ‘Celebrate’ – Kool & The Gang

17. ‘Chapel of Love’ – The Dixie Cups

18. ‘Crazy Love’ – Van Morrison

19. ‘Dancing In The Street’ – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

20. ‘Days Like This’ – Van Morrison

21. ‘Do You Like Good Music’ – Wilson Pickett

22. ‘Everlasting Love’ – The Love Affair

23. ‘Express Yourself’ – Charles Wright & The Watts

24. ‘For Once In My Life’ – Stevie Wonder

25. ‘Give Me Just A Little More Time’ – Chairmen Of The Board

26. ‘Got My Mind Set On You’ – George Harrison

27. ‘Gotta Hold On To This Feeling’ – Junior Walker

28. ‘Have I Told You Lately’ – Van Morrison

29. ‘Heatwave’ – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

30. ‘Hold On I’m Coming’ – Sam and Dave

31. ‘How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You’ – Junior Walker

32. ‘Higher and Higher’ – Jackie Wilson

33. ‘I’ll Take You There’ – The Staple Singers

34. ‘I Can’t Help Myself’ – The Four Tops

35. ‘I Can’t Stop’ – Wilson Pickett

36. ‘I Feel Good’ – James Brown

37. ‘I Was Made To Love Her’ – Stevie Wonder

38. ‘I Say A Little Prayer For You’ – Aretha Franklin

39. ‘In The Midnight Hour’ – Wilson Pickett

40. ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ – Stevie Wonder

41. ‘It Takes Two’ – Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston

42. ‘It’s In His Kiss’ – Betty Everett

43. ‘Jump (For My Love)’ – The Pointer Sisters

44. ‘Just The Two Of Us’ – Al Green

45. ‘Just The Way You Are’ – Billy Joel

46. ‘Let’s Get It On’ – Marvin Gaye

47. ‘Let’s Stay Together’ – Al Green

48. ‘Let There Be Love’ – Nat King Cole

49. ‘LOVE’ – Nat King Cole

50. ‘Love Is A Beautiful Thing’ – Al Green

51. ‘Love Train’ – The O’Jays

52. ‘Lovely Day’ – Bill Withers

53. ‘Lovin’ Machine’ – Wynonie Harris

54. ‘Loving You’ – Minnie Ripperton

55. ‘Me & Mrs Jones’ – Billy Paul

56. ‘Move On Up’ – Curtis Meyfield

57. ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’ – Nina Simone

58. ‘My Girl’ – The Temptations

59. ‘My Guy’ – Mary Wells

60. ‘Oh Pretty Woman’ – Roy Orbison

61. ‘One Fine Day’ – The Shirelles

62. ‘Put A Little Love In Your Heart’ – The Isley Brothers

63. ‘Reach Out, I’ll Be There’ – The Four Tops

64. ‘Reet Petite’ – Jackie Wilson

65. ‘Rescue Me’ – Fontella Bass

66. ‘Respect’ – Aretha Franklin

67. ‘Right Back Where We Started From’ – Maxine Nightingale

68. ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’ – Ben E. King

69. ‘September’ – Earth, Wind & Fire

70. ‘Shake’ – Otis Redding

71. ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ – Stevie Wonder

72. ‘Some Kind Of Wonderful’ – The Drifters

73. ‘Someone Like You’ – Van Morrison

74. ‘Something’s Got A Hold On Me’ – Etta James

75. ‘Soul Man’ – Sam and Dave

76. ‘Stand By Me’ – Ben. E. King

77. ‘Stay’ – Maurice Williams

78. ‘That’s How Strong My Love Is’ – Otis Redding 

79. ‘The Boy I’m Going To Marry’ – Darlene Love

80. ‘The Sweetest Feeling’ – Jackie Wilson

81. ‘The Way You Do The Things You Do’ – The Temptations

82. ‘This Old Heart Of Mine’ – The Isley Brothers

83. ‘This Will Be An Everlasting Love’ – Natalie Cole

84. ‘Twist & Shout’ – The Isley Brothers

85. ‘Twisting The Night Away’ – Sam Cooke

86. ‘Unchained Melody’ – The Righteous Brothers

87. ‘Under The Boardwalk’ – The Drifters

88. ‘Uptight (Everything’s Alright)’ – Stevie Wonder

89. ‘We Have All The Time In The World’ – Louis Armstrong

90. What A Difference A Day Made – Dinah Washington

91. ‘What A Wonderful World’ – Louis Armstrong

92. ‘When A Man Loves A Woman’ – Percy Sledge

93. ‘Wonderful World’ – Sam Cooke

94. ‘You’re All I Need To Get By’ – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell 

95. ‘You’re The First, My Last, My Everything’ – Barry White

96. You’ve Got What It Takes – Brook Benton & Dinah Washington

97. ‘You Are The Sunshine Of My Life’ – Stevie Wonder

98. ‘You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman’ – Aretha Franklin

99. ‘You Really Got A Hold On Me’ – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

100. ‘You Send Me’ – Sam Cooke

More First Dance Inspiration | Coming Soon

Sparkles,

Klee x

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