20 first dance songs for your wedding that won’t make you cringe. Promise.

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    Choosing your perfect first dance song is not an easy task. This is a track, a three minute moment where all of your friends and family have to watch you swaying (hopefully not too awkwardly) on the dancefloor, could well be one of the defining moments of your big day. No pressure, right?

    So who better than Sarah-Jane Crawford, BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ, RedCarpetGreenDiet blogger and all-round cool girl, to help give us some wedding song ideas that are oh so lovely, but not totally cringe?

    Plus, if that wasn’t enough, we’ve got the details on what 10 celebrity couples chose to dance to on their big day.

    Sarah-Jane Crawford’s First Dance Song Suggestions…

    Jon B, They Don’t Know
    Luther Vandross, So Amazing
    Sade, By Your Side
    Maxwell, Ascension 
    David Bowie, Heroes
    Alina Baraz & Galimatias, Show Me
    Adele, Make You Feel My Love
    Lauryn Hill ft D’Angelo, Nothing Even Matters
    Sleeping At Last, Chasing Cars
    James Bay, Running

    The first dance songs that celebrity couples chose…

    Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux: Sia, Chandelier

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: Etta James, At Last, mixed with These Arms of Mine and Try a Little Tenderness by Otis Redding

    Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel: Donny Hathaway, A Song For You 

    The Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge: Ellie Goulding, Your Song 

    Kate Moss and Jamie Hince: Roxy Music, If There Is Something

    Beyoncé and Jay-Z: Their very own, Crazy in Love 

    Barack and Michelle Obama: Stevie Wonder, You And I 

    Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan: Green Day, Last Night On Earth

    Fergie and Josh Duhamel: The Rolling Stones, Sweethearts Together

    David and Victoria Beckham: The Starlight Orchestra, It Had To Be You

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