101 best first dance songs as married couple

125 Best First Dance Songs For Wedding Couples

 

 
When there are so many varieties of wedding ceremonies and reception styles, how do you define what is traditional for you? Should you choose to have the first dance as a newlywed couple, there are quite a few options. The best advice is to do something meaningful for you as a couple.

When Should You Choose Your First Dance Song?

Pick out your first dance song well in advance so you can practice that specific tune. The most important thing is to choose something memorable from the catalog of wedding songs. First dance songs are a symbol of your love and commitment, so take your time in choosing.

Also, if you use the recorded version of the song, then practice to that version. If the band or musician will play it live, try to get a recording of their version ahead of time. This is important for practice. Again, talk about this with your wedding planner.

101 best first dance songs as married couple

 

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Top 125 First Dance Songs: The List

We cannot name all the great first dance songs. This is why we have listed the most popular and unique wedding first dance songs around the United States.

First dance song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: May 29, 2021

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SongAmazon Link
A Great Big World
You
2018, Pop
Adam Doleac
Another (Wedding Version)
2021, Country
Adele
Lovesong
2011, Pop
Alana Springsteen
Always Gonna Love You (First Dance Version)
2020, Country
Alex Harris
Falling for You
2020, R&B
Alicia Keys
No One
2007, R&B
Aly & AJ
Slow Dancing
2020, Indie
Amy Shark, Keith Urban
Love Songs Ain't for Us
2021, Pop
Andy Grammer
I Am Yours
2019, Pop
Anthony Hamilton
Best of Me
2011, R&B
Anthony Nix
Because of You
2020, Country
Ben Folds
The Luckiest
2001, Rock
Ben Rector
Forever Like That
2013, Pop
Blake Shelton Duet with Gwen Stefani
Nobody But You
2019, Country
Blake Shelton
God Gave Me You
2011, Country
Blane Howard
Promise to Love Her
2017, Country
Brett Young
In Case You Didn't Know
2017, Country
Caleb Edens
I Chose You
2019, Folk
Calum Scott & Leona Lewis
You Are The Reason
2018, Pop
CHIKA
CINDERELLA, Pt. 2
2021, Hip Hop
Chris Lane
Big, Big Plans
2019, Country
Chris Stapleton
Joy of My Life
2020, Country
Chris Stapleton
Millionaire
2017, Country
Chris Young
Who I Am With You
2014, Country
Christina Perri
A Thousand Years
2011, Pop
Conor Maynard
Crowded Room
2021, Indie
Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
10,000 Hours
2019, Country
Dan + Shay
Speechless
2018, Country
Derran Day
My Word
2018, R&B
Dionne Carole
I Love You More
2021, R&B
Donovan Woods
Clean Slate
2019, Country
Drew Angus
Made to Love You
2021, Indie
Drew Baldridge
That's You
2021, Country
Drew Holcomb & Ellie Holcomb
Electricity
2019, Pop
Eboni
Once Upon a Love
2021, R&B
Echosmith feat. Mat Kearney
Tell Her You Love Her
2021, Pop
Ed Sheeran feat. YEBBA
Best Part Of Me
2019, Pop
Ed Sheeran
Perfect
2017, Rock
Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud
2014, Rock
Ellie Goulding
How Long Will I Love You
2013, Pop
Eric Benet & Tamia
Spend My Life With You
2000, R&B
Forest Blakk
If You Love Her
2020, Pop
Fortunate Ones
Before You
2018, Folk
Frank Ocean
Moon River
2018, Pop
H.E.R. feat. Daniel Caesar
Best Part
2017, R&B
Haley Reinhart
Can't Help Falling in Love With You
2015, Pop
Hollow Coves
Evermore
2020, Indie
Imaginary Future & Kina Grannis
I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You
2017, Folk
Jack Johnson
Better Together
2005, Rock
James Arthur
Falling like the Stars
2019, Pop
James Arthur
Say You Won't Let Go
2016, Pop
James TW
Incredible
2019, Pop
Jasmine Rae
When I Found You
2018, Country
Jason Aldean
Got What I Got
2019, Country
Jason Mraz
I'm Yours
2008, Pop
Jax Hollow
Drift Together
2021, Rock
Jay Sean
Incomplete
2021, R&B
Jeremy Zucker & Chelsea Cutler
this is how you fall in love
2021, Pop
Jimmie Allen
Best Shot
2018, Country
John Adams
Amen
2021, Indie
John Legend
All Of Me
2013, R&B
Johnny Gill feat. Ralph Tresvant
Perfect
2019, R&B
Johnnyswim
Touching Heaven
2016, Folk
Jonny Houlihan, Briana Tyson
Couldn't Love You More
2019, Country
Jonny Houlihan
So in Love With You
2020, Country
Joy Williams
No Place Like You
2019, Folk
Justin Bieber
Lifetime
2021, Pop
Kacey Musgraves
Butterflies
2018, Country
Kane Brown
Good As You
2019, Country
Kane Brown
Heaven
2017, Country
Kelsey Hart
Crazy 'bout You
2021, Country
Kem, Toni Braxton
Live Out Your Love
2020, R&B
Kodaline
The One
2015, Indie
LANY
nobody else
2020, Rock
Leah Nobel
Beginning Middle End
2021, Indie
Ledisi & PJ Morton
Anything For You (The Duet)
2020, R&B
Lee Brice
I Don't Dance
2014, Country
Leon Bridges
Beyond
2018, R&B
Luca Fogale
You're the One (Acoustic)
2021, Folk
Lukas Graham
Love Someone
2018, Pop
Luke Combs
Beautiful Crazy
2018, Country
Luke Combs
Better Together
2019, Country
MAJOR.
Why I Love You
2016, R&B
Matt Stell
Prayed For You
2019, Country
Mazzy Star
Fade Into You
1994, Rock
Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend
Like I'm Gonna Lose You
2015, Soul
Michael Buble
Everything
2007, Jazz
Michelle Featherstone
We Are Man And Wife
2007, Folk
Morgan Wallen
Cover Me Up
2020, Country
NewSong
When God Made You
2004, Christian
Niall Horan
Black And White (Stripped)
2020, Pop
O.A.R.
All Because of You
2019, Rock
Old Dominion
One Man Band
2019, Country
Otis Kane
Without You
2021, R&B
Paper Planes
The Best Thing
2021, Folk
Phil Socci
For the Rest of My Life
2021, Indie
Phillip Phillips
Dance With Me
2017, Pop
Phora feat. Jhené Aiko
Stars In The Sky
2020, R&B
Picture This
If Ever However Whenever Forever
2021, Pop
Pink Sweat$
17
2020, R&B
Rahsaan Patterson
Sent From Heaven
2019, R&B
Rascal Flatts
Bless The Broken Road
2004, Country
Ray Lamontagne
You Are The Best Thing
2008, Folk
Reneé Dominique feat. Jason Mraz
Could I Love You Any More
2019, Pop
Ron Pope
Our Song (Acoustic)
2021, Indie
Ronan Keating
Forever Aint Enough
2020, Pop
Russell Dickerson
Yours
2016, Country
Ryann Darling feat. Cory Ard
For a Lifetime
2018, Pop
SafetySuit
Never Stop (Wedding Version)
2012, Pop Rock
Samantha Durnan
I Found You
2019, Indie
Sara Bareilles
I Choose You
2014, Pop
Scotty McCreery
This Is It
2018, Country
Sheffield
Forever From Now
2019, Folk
Snoh Aalegra
Find Someone Like You
2019, R&B
Spencer Crandall
My Person (Wedding Version)
2021, Country
Tamia
Today I Do
2018, R&B
Taylor Swift
Lover (First Dance Remix)
2019, Pop
Temmora feat. Karma
The Only One
2019, R&B
Thomas Rhett
Die A Happy Man
2015, Country
Tiana Major9 & EARTHGANG
Collide
2019, R&B
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
The Rest Of Our Life
2017, Country
Tom Walker
Just You and I
2019, Indie
Train
Marry Me
2010, Rock
Vance Joy
I'm With You
2018, Indie
Wade Bowen
Who I Am
2020, Country

 

Classic & Modern First Dance Song Lyrics

A Great Big World – You

I spent my whole life running / Then one day all of a sudden / There was you

Adam Doleac – Another

Yeah, from the second that we f?ll into each other / Knew I was never gonna ever wanna / Never ever gonna want another

Adele – Lovesong

Whatever words I say / I will always love you

Alana Springsteen – Always Gonna Love You

I will always be in love with who you are / Right here, right now, with me tonight

Alex Harris – Falling for You

Crazy bout the things you do / Every day I keep falling / Can’t resist / I’m falling for you

Alicia Keys – No One

You and me together / Through the days and nights / I don’t worry ’cause / Everything’s gonna be alright

Aly & AJ – Slow Dancing

Hell’s bending keeping me captive / Heaven’s here it’s right where you’re standing / Slow dancing

Amours – All The Time

Every time I leave / I’m waiting for the next time you’re next to me / It’s so unusual for me / but this is where I want to be

Amy Shark, Keith Urban – Love Songs Ain’t for Us

Perfect nights, it’s open doors / It’s feeling safe, it’s being sure / It’s a deep cut, crazy rush / To feel like us

Andy Grammer – I Am Yours

You take my breath away every night / Still can’t believe it when you say your mine and / I am yours

 

Anthony Hamilton – Best of Me

Having you close to me / Amazing, outrageous / Give your best to me

Anthony Nix – Because of You

Because of You / I have finally found a place where I can hang my hat / No need to keep looking around

Ben Folds – The Luckiest

I am / The luckiest / I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you

Ben Rector – Forever Like That

I wanna spend all of my days with you / Carry your burden and be the wind at your back / Well, I wanna spend my forever

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani – Nobody But You

Wanna wake up with you next to me / I don’t wanna go down any other road now / I don’t wanna love nobody but you

Blake Shelton – God Gave Me You

And for when I think I lost my way / There are no words here left to say, it’s true / God gave me you

Blane Howard – Promise to Love Her

I promise to love her / With all that I have / I’ll put nothing above her / And I won’t turn my back

Brad Paisley – Then

There were people around, but I didn’t care / I got down on one knee right there and once again / I thought I loved you then

Brett Young – In Case You Didn’t Know

I don’t tell you all the time / You had my heart a long, long time ago / In case you didn’t know

Caleb Edens – I Chose You

Romanticize life in 60 years / Singing we’ll grow young together, die in love together

 

Calum Scott & Leona Lewis – You Are The Reason

I’d climb every mountain / And swim every ocean / Just to be with you

CHIKA – CINDERELLA, Pt. 2

Cinderella, you sound like me / I remember you from my dreams / When I’m with you, you make time freeze

Chris Lane – Big, Big Plans

Asked her mama for permission and her daddy for her hand / I got some big, big plans

Chris Stapleton – Joy of My Life

She takes me by the hand / I am the luckiest man alive / Did I tell you, baby / You are the joy of my life

Chris Stapleton – Millionaire

Down deep as a diamond mine / She’s my treasure so very rare / She’s made me a millionaire

Chris Young – Who I Am With You

And when I’m holdin’ you / it feels like I’ve got the world in my hands / Yeah, a better man is who I am with you

Christina Perri – A Thousand Years

I have loved you for a thousand years / I’ll love you for a thousand more

Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber – 10,000 Hours

If it’s ten thousand hours or the rest of my life / I’m gonna love you

Dan + Shay – Speechless

I thank God you can read my mind / ‘Cause when you look at me with those eyes / I’m speechless

Derran Day – My Word

We’ll never grow apart / I won’t let it happen / You have my word

 

Donovan Woods – Clean Slate

I wanna give you my heart, unburdened by all the uncertainty we face / I wanna love you with a clean slate

Drew Baldridge – That’s You

My sweetest sin, my do me in, my heaven-sent Hail Mary prayer / Yeah, my one I’d rather be down deep six feet than have to lose, that’s you

Drew Holcomb & Ellie Holcomb – Electricity

You’re my electricity / You’re the one I always wanted / The only one I need

Echosmith feat. Mat Kearney – Tell Her You Love Her

Tell her she’s lovely / Always tell her the truth / When she says she loves you / Tell her you love her too

Ed Sheeran feat. YEBBA – Best Part Of Me

Yeah, he loves me, he loves me / And I bet he never lets me go / And shows me how to love myself

Ed Sheeran – Perfect

Darling, just hold my hand / Be my girl, I’ll be your man / I see my future in your eyes

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Place your head on my beating heart / I’m thinking out loud / That maybe we found love right where we are

Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You

How long will I love you? / As long as stars are above you / And longer if I may

Eric Benet & Tamia – Spend My Life With You

Can’t you just feel how much I love you / With one touch of my hand / Can I just spend my life with you

Fantasia – Enough

You can give me your time / And I’ll always ask for more / ‘Cause forever just ain’t long enough

 

Florida Georgia Line – Second Guessing

‘Cause I’ve turned days into nights / And spent all of my life askin’ questions / Now I don’t spend one second guessin’

Forest Blakk – If You Love Her

Stand side by side / And you’ll make it / She’s the best thing that you’ll ever have / She’ll love you If you love her like that

Fortunate Ones – Before You

And you can doubt every word I’ve ever said / Most of them are true / Like I can’t remember my life before you

Frank Ocean – Moon River

My dream maker / Heartbreaker / Wherever you’re going I’m going the same

Greta Van Fleet – You’re the One

You’re the one I want / You’re the one I need / You’re the one I had / So come on back to me

H.E.R. feat. Daniel Caesar – Best Part

Where you go I follow / No matter how far / If life is a movie / Oh you’re the best part

Hollow Coves – Evermore

That day I came to find / That you are all / I was hoping for / It’s you I’ll call / My evermore

Imaginary Future & Kina Grannis – I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You

Oh believe me / I’ve been counting my stars / Cause I will spend my whole life / Loving you

Jack Johnson – Better Together

It’s not always easy and / Sometimes life can be deceiving / I’ll tell you one thing / it’s always better when we’re together

James Arthur – Falling like the Stars

And I need you to know that we’re / Fallin’ so fast, we’re fallin’ like the stars / fallin’ in love

 

James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go

I know I needed you / But I never showed / But I wanna stay with you until we’re grey and old

James TW – Incredible

In your embrace, this crowded room doesn’t matter / But dancing like it’s our own stage / My love, I just wanna say that you look incredible tonight

Jasmine Rae – When I Found You

We’ll dance for the first time / As husband and wife / And my heart will keep dancing / For the rest of my life

Jason Aldean – Got What I Got

I said, “You know and I know / You’re perfect for me / Everything I’ll ever need”

Jason Aldean – You Make It Easy

My better half, my savin’ grace / You make me who I wanna be / You make it easy

Jason Mraz – I’m Yours

But I won’t hesitate no more / No more it cannot wait, I’m yours

Jax Hollow – Drift Together

Welcome to my life / I’ve been waiting on you, waiting waiting for a long time

Jay Sean – Incomplete

Never know when it could be different / If there was no you, I’d be, I’d be incomplete

Jeremy Zucker & Chelsea Cutler – this is how you fall in love

Wherever we go, what glitters is gold / You’ll be my best friend until we grow old

Jimmie Allen – Best Shot

But I’ll love you with everything I’ve got / Girl, I’ll give you my best shot

 

John Legend – All Of Me

‘Cause all of me / Loves all of you

John Mayer – XO

Your face is all that I see / I’ll give you everything / Baby, love me lights out

Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant – Perfect

Ooh, girl I’m telling you you’re perfect / Girl, you’re so damn perfect / You’re perfect for me

Johnnyswim – Touching Heaven

You’ve been my glimpse of Kingdom right from the start / And you got me touching heaven

Jonny Houlihan – So in Love With You

Make me a happy man / By wear my ring on your hand

Joy Williams – No Place Like You

There ain’t nothing I can do / ‘Cause there’s no place / No place like you

Justin Bieber – Lifetime

Some peopl? come in your life for a reason / Others they come in your life for a season / But baby, you are a lifetime

Kacey Musgraves – Butterflies

I was hiding in doubt ’til you brought me out of my chrysalis / And I came out new / All because of you

Kane Brown – Good As You

So when it comes to lovin’ you, baby / No, it will never get old

Kane Brown – Heaven

‘Cause, I don’t know how, I don’t know how heaven, heaven / Could be better than this

 

Kem, Toni Braxton – Live Out Your Love

I’m in love again / I’ll do whatever you want me to do / I’m in love again / With you

Kodaline – The One

You make my whole world feel so right when it’s wrong / That’s how I know you are the one

LANY – nobody else

And if heaven doesn’t want us / Would you go with me to hell? / Hope you know I don’t want nobody else

Leah Nobel – Beginning Middle End

Will you be my beginning, my middle, my end? / Will you be mine?

Ledisi & PJ Morton – Anything For You (The Duet)

You are my life (my life), one means us two / (I’ll do) anything, anything for you

Lee Brice – I Don’t Dance

It ain’t my style, but I don’t care / But I’d do anything with you anywhere

Leon Bridges – Beyond

Will she have my kids? Will she be my wife? / She might just be my everything and beyond

Lifehouse – You And Me

And it’s you and me and all of the people / And I don’t know why / I can’t keep my eyes off of you and me

Lukas Graham – Love Someone

I thought it’d be hard to find / The one ’til I found you / And I find it bittersweet / ‘Cause you gave me something to lose

Luke Combs – Beautiful Crazy

Yeah, she’s crazy / But her crazy’s beautiful to me

 

Luke Combs – Better Together

It’s a match made up in heaven, like good ol’ boys and beer / And me, as long as you’re right here

MAJOR. – Why I Love You

Every moment that you smile chases all of the pain away / Forever and a while in my heart is where you’ll stay

Matt Stell – Prayed For You

It’s hard to imagine, bigger than I could fathom / I didn’t know you from Adam, but I prayed for you

Meghan Trainor, John Legend – Like I’m Gonna Lose You

I won’t take you for granted / ‘Cause we’ll never know when, when we’ll run out of time / So I’m gonna love you like I’m gonna lose you

Michael Buble – Everything

It’s you, it’s you, you make me sing / You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything

Michelle Featherstone – We Are Man And Wife

There is no doubt that / You are the one for me / Cause you are the love of my life

Morgan Wallen – Cover Me Up

So cover me up and know you’re enough / To use me for good

NewSong – When God Made You

I wonder if He knew everythin I would need / Because He made all my dreams come true / When God made you

Niall Horan – Black And White (Stripped)

Swear in front of all our friends / There’ll never be another / I promise that I’ll love you for the rest of my life

O.A.R. – All Because of You

I’ll be here forever / We’re so good when we’re together / Let me hold you ’til we’re older

 

Old Dominion – One Man Band

Baby, take my hand / I don’t wanna be a one man band

Otis Kane – Without You

I don’t want to spend a day / Without you

Phillip Phillips – Dance With Me

So will you dance with me? / I will lead you / Give every moment that I have / Just to be near you

Phora feat. Jhené Aiko – Stars In The Sky

You know I love you / I see a halo above you / Planets align when I touch you

Pink Sweat$ – 17

I wanna love you as strong / When we’re ninety-two, the same as seventeen

Rahsaan Patterson – Sent From Heaven

A beautiful expression / An expression of love so glorious / Yeah, yeah, you are / Sent from heaven

Rascal Flatts – Bless The Broken Road

This much I know is true / That God blessed the broken road / That led me straight to you

Ray Lamontagne – You Are The Best Thing

You please me, you don’t even have to try / Oh, because / You are the best thing

Reneé Dominique feat. Jason Mraz – Could I Love You Any More

But what we have I know is different / ‘Cause when I’m with you the world stops turning / Could I love you any more?

Ron Pope – Our Song (Acoustic)

So won’t you take my hand / Take my heart / Promise to never stop dancing once we start / ‘Cause this is our song

 

Ronan Keating & Emeli Sande – One Of A Kind

Your love is one of a kind / Even long after we’re gone / Our love will always live on

Ronan Keating – Forever Aint Enough

I see a future in your eyes / The second I saw it, I knew / Forever ain’t enough with you

Russell Dickerson – Yours

You make me better than I was before / Thank God I’m yours

Ryann Darling feat. Cory Ard – For a Lifetime

Two hearts, one beat / You whisper to me / Be mine for a lifetime

SafetySuit – Never Stop (Wedding Version)

And with this love song to you / It’s not a momentary phase / You are my life, I don’t deserve you

Sara Bareilles – I Choose You

I will become yours and you will become mine / I choose you

Scotty McCreery – This Is It

Take my hand, just take it in / This is a moment we won’t forget / On top of the world here together

Sheffield – Forever From Now

I will love you forever from now / And I will hold you like no one’s around / Forever from now

Snoh Aalegra – Find Someone Like You

And even when it’s bad, I love you / I’ve been waitin’ my whole life, to find someone like you

Tamia – Today I Do

So here I stand, baby this isn’t pretend / Oh, today I do / Today I’m saying I do to you

 

Taylor Swift – Lover (First Dance Remix)

Forever and ever / Take me out, and take me home / You’re my, my, my, my lover

Temmora feat. Karma – The Only One

Baby you’re the only one / Got exactly what I want

Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man

Oh, if all I got is your hand in my hand / Baby, I could die a happy man

Tiana Major9 & EARTHGANG – Collide

And I love you religiously / With everything inside of me / As long as I’m / As long as I’m alive

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill – The Rest Of Our Life

So I take your hand and ask you / Have you made plans for the rest of your life?

Tom Odell – Grow Old with Me

Let us share what we see / And oh the best it could be / Just you and I

Tom Walker – Just You and I

‘Cause you’re the only one / Who brings light just like the sun / One step at a time / Just you and I

Train – Marry Me

Marry me / Today and every day / Marry me

Vance Joy – I’m With You

Only been here for a moment, but I know I want you / Darling, I do / I’m with you

Wade Bowen – Who I Am

I love that I’m your man / Now that you’re in my life, baby, I know / Exactly who I am

Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You

But above all this, I wish you love / And I will always love you

 

What is the Best First Dance Wedding Song?

The best first dance song as a couple is a subjective choice. BUT, if I had to choose just one song, it would be I Can’t Help Falling In Love. The original is by Elvis but many covers of this song are great like Kina Grannis, Haley Reinhart, and Music Travel Love. Many brides and grooms prepare for months for their first dance by attending dance lessons. You may want to learn a magnificent waltz, spicy tango, or a glamorous dance routine you saw on Dancing with the Stars.

It is a wonderful surprise for the guests if they are entertained by the couple’s dance number. If you plan on doing a special, professional dance for your first dance, contact a local dance studio and get lessons.

When is the first dance at my wedding?

The wedding first dance is the first dance between newlyweds as a married couple. This can be the first dance at the wedding reception.  The first dance can also start the formal dances following the meal.  This dance is commonly followed by the father-daughter dance and mother-son dance. The end of the ceremonial dances is marked by the entire wedding party dancing. The bridal party invites others to join.

It’s your wedding party. The timing of the bride and groom’s dance at the reception is based on your preferences. The first dance can be done immediately following the grand entrance. You can be surrounded by your wedding party if you wish. If being watched makes you uncomfortable, that’s okay, too.

Talk to your wedding planner, coordinate with the DJ, and earn more by reading our suggestion on how to format your wedding reception.

The progression of the evening is up to you: the wedding couple. The most important thing is to have the couple agree on a song that is special to them. To inspire you, we’ve curated the best 125 first dance songs out of thousands to choose from.

 

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How Do You Make Your First Dance Special?

Making your first dance special is as simple as choosing a song that has meaning to you both — as a couple. Wedding first dance songs are remembered by the wedding couple for the rest of your lives. So, it’s important to pick a song that is significant to you. Some couples choose a funny song or an instrumental song. Those can be just as memorable as a touching ballad.

When the couple chooses the first song for a reason, it’s more special. Don’t be tricked into choosing a song because it was popular or traditional. Also, remember that though people are watching you, this dance is for you. Make eye contact. Chat with each other. Caress your partner. Enjoy the moment — it’s for you.

Does a First Dance Have to be Slow?

No. The first dance at your wedding reception does not have to be slow.  However, it does set the mood for the entire reception. If you don’t have a song, we suggest selecting a song where the lyrics mean something to you.

Why do you think that Sarah McLachlan’s song “Ice Cream” is on many first dance song lists? It’s because it has cool words like “your love is better than chocolate, better than anything else that I’ve tried.” Corny? Maybe. But who cares what everyone else thinks? Maybe you met at an ice cream parlor. Then, the song would be awesome as a first dance song.

It’s okay to be creative. You don’t have to be like everyone else and dance to the overplayed Celine Dion love songs (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

Not only does the song not have to be slow, but it doesn’t have to adhere to any musical genre. Many wedding couples take dancing lessons to a jazz song, classical, or a rock ballad. That way, bridal couples don’t look goofy dancing in a circle through the whole song (like we did).

Couples who take dance lessons have a deeper connection to the song. It will have significant meaning to them for the rest of their lives since they spent so long practicing it. They will also have the memories of getting the lessons together — a great break from the stress of planning the wedding.

 

What Should You Choose for Your First Dance Song?

Being music enthusiasts, this was an easy choice for both my wife and me. We dedicated a song to each other during our courting stage.

Wedding couples should choose a song that means something to them. It doesn’t even necessarily have to be a slow song. This will be the first song as a married couple you will dance to — in public! All eyes are on you.


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  1. Devon Halsell says:

    I was so excited to see Leon Bridges on this list! We plan on dancing to his song Coming Home for our first dance.

  2. Michael Taylor says:

    where can I find Once In A Lifetime by Robert J Walsh?

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Michael. Thanks for your suggestion. Your suggestion is a very romantic love song. One that the generation of its time will cherish.

  3. Anonincanada says:

    Two I would add to this list would include Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville’s duet ‘All My Life’ (it’s best known as the wedding song from ‘Baywatch’ but was a popular first dance song in the 90s) and Anne Murray’s classic ‘Could I have This Dance’ from the movie ‘Urban Cowboy’.

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Thank you for the suggestions. Yes, the 2 songs you mentioned are great first dance songs. However, their popularity as first dance songs has diminished over time. We do have the songs mentioned on other playlists on the site.

  4. Christe says:

    Kygo Firestone

  5. Victoria Brown says:

    This is an incredible list. Thank you so much. I will say though, my dream song since I was about 16 has been The Book of Love by Peter Gabriel.

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Thank you, Victoria. I still see it on wedding lists. However, his most popular wedding song remains as “In Your Eyes” from the movie Say Anything.

  6. David says:

    While there’s thousands of good possibilities, another one that is worth mentioning is “You needed me” by Anne Murray.

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi David. Thanks for your suggestion. Anne Murray is an all-time Country legend and this song would make for the perfect first dance song.

  7. Juliet says:

    I’d add two songs
    1. Jessie Ware-Say you love me
    2. Kaliber-Call me out
    I’m so in love with them! ??

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Thanks Juliet. Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me is a great song with a ton of emotion and even includes Ed Sheeran. However, the story of the song don’t make it perfect for a first dance song (in our opinion).

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