modern first dance songs

Bridal couples can select classic love songs like Etta James’ At Last for their first dance as a married couple.  However, not everyone is usually aware of great current songs that can be played as first dance songs.  Even we don’t like to list EVERY song in our list of first dance songs.

modern first dance songs

Below we list 21 modern first dance songs.  Fast tempo does not stop a song from being on our list.  A love song is a love song no matter the speed of the beat.

Other great first dance song lists:

Modern First Dance Songs

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So in Love With You – Jonny Houlihan
2020, Country

I wanna grow old with you
I wanna breathe life into everything that we do
‘Cause baby, I’m so in love with you


17 – Pink Sweat$
2020, R&B

Just promise you’ll never change
And I’ll always be the same
We’ll be dancing the same groove
When we’re ninety-two, the same as seventeen


One Of A Kind – Ronan Keating & Emeli Sande
2020, Pop

Our love will always live on
Will you dance with me as the choir sings?
Your love is one of a kind


Collide – Tiana Major9 & EARTHGANG
2019, R&B

Without you, I’m just a fraction
Closing in on my demise
And I love you religiously
With everything inside of me


Just You and I – Tom Walker
2019, Indie

‘Cause my darling, you and I
Could take over the world
One step at a time
Just you and I


The Only One – Temmora feat. Karma
2019, R&B

You give me that real thing I can hold on to


Forever From Now – Sheffield
2019, Folk

I won’t give you up, you know I…
Will love you forever from now
And I will hold you like no one’s around
Forever from now


I Found You – Samantha Durnan
2019, Indie

Cause I finally found you
Finally found the one know is mine


Find Someone Like You – Snoh Aalegra
2019, R&B

I’ve been waitin’ my whole life, to find someone like you
Find someone like you, yeah, yeah, yeah


Could I Love You Any More – Reneé Dominique feat. Jason Mraz
2019, Pop

Love today can be so difficult
But what we have I know is different
‘Cause when I’m with you the world stops turning


All Because of You – O.A.R.
2019, Rock

I made a promise in the morning breezes
You can have all the space you need, and
You know me better than you’ll ever need to prove
All because of you


Love Me Anyway – P!nk feat. Chris Stapleton
2019, Pop
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Even if I scandalize you
Cut you down and criticize you
Tell a million lies about you
What would you say?


10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
2019, Country

I’d spend ten thousand hours and ten thousand more
Oh, if that’s what it takes to learn that sweet heart of yours
And I might never get there, but I’m gonna try
If it’s ten thousand hours or the rest of my life

See our favorite Justin Bieber songs

I Am Yours – Andy Grammer
2019, Pop
See our favorite Andy Grammer songs.

I been lost, I been found
But I know I am now, I am yours


Nobody But You – Blake Shelton Duet with Gwen Stefani
2019, Country
See our favorite Blake Shelton songs.

I don’t wanna live without you
I don’t wanna even breathe
I don’t wanna dream about you
Wanna wake up with you next to me


I Chose You – Caleb Edens
2019, Folk

I Chose You
Cause love’s your religion girl
I Chose You
Cause I love the way you dance & twirl


Perfect – Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant
2019, R&B

But girl I’m telling you you’re perfect
Your skin, your curves, your smile
That’s on everything


Prayed For You – Matt Stell
2019, Country

‘Cause every single day, before I knew your name
I couldn’t see your face, but I prayed for you


Love Someone – Lukas Graham
2018, Pop

When you say
You love the way I make you feel
Everything becomes so real
Don’t be scared, no, don’t be scared
‘Cause you’re all I need


Beyond – Leon Bridges
2018, R&B

I’m scared to death that she might be it
That the love is real, that the shoe might fit
She might just be my everything and beyond

See our favorite Leon Bridges songs

Speechless – Dan + Shay
2018, Country
See our favorite Dan + Shay songs.

It’s always on a night like tonight
I thank God you can read my mind
‘Cause when you look at me with those eyes
I’m speechless


Listen to our modern first dance songs playlist on Spotify.


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