50 First Dance Songs: The Classics & Right Now!

 

Going through first dance songs to find the right one for your wedding sounds pretty easy. What is funny is that your pre-planned first dance song probably won’t be the one that really ends up feeling like your song for your wedding.

 

HOW TO PICK FIRST DANCE SONGS

 

When picking a first dance song it’s important to think about the vibe you want: upbeat, sappy, classic? How do you want to start this party? But it’s also important to consider a few other things, namely, length of the song, tempo, and of course the verbiage. Beyond that, think about what style of dance you’ll feel comfortable doing in front of a crowd, and what kind of song will lend itself to that.

 

 

So while we’re partial to a good classic for first dance songs, if you want to go beyond the greats, there are tons of good options. But narrowing down a selection from the seemingly endless options of first dance songs does take some time--but don’t worry, we got you covered!

 

  1. Andra Day: “Forever Mine”

  2. James Vincent McMorrow: “Higher Love”

  3. Beyoncé: “XO”

  4. Midland: “Make a Little”

  5. Des’ree: “I’m Kissing You”

  6. Diana Ross (& Lionel Richie): “Endless Love”

  7. Rihanna: “Love on the Brain”

  8. Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers: “Islands in the Stream”

  9. Aqualung: “Brighter Than Sunshine”

  10. Whitney Houston: “My Love Is Your Love”

  11. Ryan Adams: “When the Stars Go Blue”

  12. Cyndi Lauper: “Time After Time”

  13. Sade: “By Your Side”

  14. Chris Stapleton: “Tennessee Whiskey”

  15. Luther Vandross: “Here and Now”

  16. Joe Cocker: “You Are So Beautiful”

  17. Christina Perri: “A Thousand Years”

  18. Brian McKnight: “Back at One”

  19. Sarah Bareilles: “I Choose You”

  20. Eric Clapton: “Wonderful Tonight”

  21. John Legend: “All of Me”

  22. The Righteous Brothers: “Unchained Melody”

  23. Alanis Morissette: “Head Over Feet”

  24. Elton John: “Your Song”

  25. Keane: “Somewhere Only We Know”

  26. Michael Bublé: “Everything”

  27. Ingrid Michaelson: “Can’t Help Falling in Love”

  28. Ray LaMontagne: “You Are the Best Thing”

  29. Coldplay: “Green Eyes”

  30. Landon Pigg: “Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop”

  31. Rilo Kiley: “I Never”

  32. Beyoncé: “Halo”

  33. Van Morrison: “Into the Mystic”

  34. U2: “All I Want Is You”

  35. Band of Horses: “No One’s Gonna Love You”

  36. David Gray: “This Year’s Love”

  37. The Zombies: “This Will Be Our Year”

  38. The Beatles: “When I’m Sixty-Four”

  39. Stevie Wonder: “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”

  40. Old Crow Medicine Show: “Wagon Wheel”

  41. Ray Charles: “Hallelujah (I Just Love Her So)”

  42. James Brown: “I Got You (I Feel Good)”

  43. Lauryn Hill: “I Can’t Take My Eyes off of You”

  44. Marvin Gaye: “Let’s Get It On”

  45. Al Green: “Let’s Stay Together”

  46. Nina Simone: “Feeling Good”

  47. Nat King Cole: “Let’s Face the Music and Dance”

  48. The Wombats: “Let’s Dance to Joy Division”

  49. Chantal Kreviazuk: “Feels Like Home”

  50. Patty Griffin: “Heavenly Day”




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