What Song Will Meghan & Harry Pick For Their First Dance?

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Look, picking the song for a first dance is difficult. So we're not here to judge what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will pick for their first dance on May 19. We're just here to speculate about it, and hope that they don't pick a song by Ed Sheeran.
That said, they might pick a song by Ed Sheeran.
First things first, know that, like us mere mortals, the Royals do have a first dance. Kate Middleton and Prince Harry danced to "Your Song" by Elton John. (Elton was not present at the ceremony. Instead, Ellie Goulding performed it.) Other royals have opted for songs like Frank Sinatra's "I've Got You Under My Skin" and Ben E. King's "Stand by Me."
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Prince Harry and Markle have revealed which musicians will be playing at the ceremony (the Choir of St George's Chapel and 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason), but they haven't revealed who will play at their receptions. Rumors swirled that they might invite Sheeran, a UK artist, to perform at their wedding. A source told Us Weekly that Harry specifically wanted Sheeran at the wedding. (Harry!)
In addition, Geri Horner reportedly wants the Spice Girls to perform at the wedding. Not to mention, Mel B accidentally let slip on Instagram that the Girls may be getting back together, but only for something brief.
With that in mind, let us peruse the best possible songs for the upcoming royal wedding. Bear in mind: Picking a wedding song is challenging. Do you go with saccharine pop? Or do you go with a smarmy classic? Or, do you ditch the romance entirely and go with something cheeky? Ahead, our picks for the Royal First Dance.
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Ed Sheeran, "Perfect," the Beyoncé version

Would Beyoncé attend the royal wedding to perform the song? Because that would be appropriate. That is the only way this could be appropriate.
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Ray Charles, "Come Live With Me"

A classic. And you know who could sing it? Liam Payne, who already sang for Markle and Prince Harry at the Queen's birthday.
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Norah Jones, "Come Away With Me"

A light sprinkling of piano. The guttural sounds of one Norah Jones. A perfect first dance.
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John Legend, "All Of Me"

Imagine! Just imagine! If John Legend attended the Royal wedding. This would mean that Chrissy Teigen would also attend. Likely, she wouldn't be able to bring her phone. But just imagine all the juicy tidbits she'd share on social media days after.
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Adele, "Make You Feel My Love"

Adele, a British artist, is an ideal fit for the Royal wedding. This song is also an ideal fit for nearly all occasions, although it is a little slow for a dance song. It's more of a hug-your-partner and sway song, not a dance-around-the-ballroom song.
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Mandy Moore, "I Wanna Be With You"

In honor of the cult classic Center Stage — none of us know Markle, but I feel she'd be a fan — the couple could opt for the movie's central love song.
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Elton John, "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?"

Because what's more romantic than The Lion King? It's also kind of about royalty.
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Justin Timberlake, "Don't Act Like It's A Bad Thing"

Timberlake's cheesy R&B-pop hybrid is an anodyne type of first dance song. Slightly upbeat and with generic lyrics, it can easily fade into groovier hits for the reception. It's not exactly going to bring to your knees, but it will get you to dance.
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Etta James, "Sunday Kind Of Love"

In all seriousness, James' classic tune about a love that extends into the mundanity of domestic life is a great wedding song. You'll love it, your parents will love it, and, as for Markle and Harry, Dua Lipa can probably do a mean cover.
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The Spice Girls, "Wannabe"

The Spice Girls are British pop royalty. So, why not give their most famous tune a spin? Got to keep this occasion light.
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Zayn Malik, "Pillow Talk"

Makes you wonder: What's Royal pillow talk like?
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"Getting Married Today" from the musical Company

Picture this: Markle, ever the performer, takes the opportunity to sing a song from Sondheim's musical Company. Harry is unaware of the song choice. (He's expecting "Perfect.") The song is a tour de force confessional about how the singer — in the video, a frantic Katie Finneran — can't marry Paul.

"Don't tell Paul, but I'm not getting married."

Now, imagine that, but it's Markle singing about her impending royal nuptials. Then, Markle uses this as a way to tell Harry that she can't get married, and thus, the most epic Royal First Dance smashes down on Earth.
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