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30 First Dance Songs That Are Considered the Classics!

 

If you’re not sure what kind of song you should dance to for your first dance, you simply can't go wrong with one of these romantic, foolproof songs. From tried and true oldies to more modern hits, this list is the perfect starting point for your first-dance song search.

1. "Amazed" by Lonestar

Lyrics that make it special: "I don't know how you do what you do/I'm so in love with you/It just keeps getting better"

2. "As," Stevie Wonder

Lyrics that make it special: "As around the sun the earth knows she's revolving/And the rosebuds know to bloom in early May/Just as hate knows love's the cure/You can rest your mind assure/That I'll be loving you always"

3. "As Time Goes By," Dooley Wilson (from Casablanca)

Lyrics that make it special: "And when two lovers woo/They still say, 'I love you.'/On that you can rely/No matter what the future brings/As time goes by."

4. "A Thousand Years," Christina Perri (from Twilight: Breaking Dawn)

Lyrics that make it special: "Darling, don't be afraid/I have loved you/For a thousand years/I'll love you for a thousand more"

5. "At Last," Etta James

Lyrics that make it special: "And here we are in heaven/for you are mine/at last"

6. "Better Together," Jack Johnson

Lyrics that make it special: "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"

7. "By Your Side," Sade

Lyrics that make it special: "When you're on the outside baby and you can't get in/I will show you you're so much better than you know"

8. "Can't Help Falling In Love," Elvis Presley

Lyrics that make it special: "Like a river flows surely to the sea/Darling so it goes/some things are meant to be"

9. "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," Frankie Valli or Lauryn Hill

Lyrics that make it special: "I love you baby and if it it's quite all right/I need you baby to warm the lonely nights/I love you baby, trust in me when I say"

10. "Come Rain or Come Shine," Ray Charles

Lyrics that make it special: "I'm gonna love you, like nobody's loved you/Come rain or come shine"

11. "I Only Have Eyes for You," The Flamingos

Lyrics that make it special: "Are the stars out tonight?/I don't know if it's cloudy or bright/I only have eyes for you, dear"

12. "It Had to Be You," Dooley Wilson (from Casablanca)

Lyrics that make it special: "And it had to be you, it just had to be you/It had to be you"

13. "I Will," The Beatles

Lyrics that make it special: "Love you forever and forever/Love you with all my heart/Love you whenever we're together/Love you when we're apart"

14. "I Won't Give Up," Jason Mraz

Lyrics that make it special: "I won't give up on us/Even if the skies get rough/I'm giving you all my love/I'm still looking up"

15. "Just the Way You Are," Billy Joel

Lyrics that make it special: "I said I love you and that's forever/And this I promise from my heart/I couldn't love you any better/I love you just the way you are"

16. "La Vie en Rose," Edith Piaf (French), Louis Armstrong (English)

Lyrics that make it special: "And when you speak angels sing from above/Everyday words seem/To turn into love songs"

17. "Let's Stay Together," Al Green

Lyrics that make it special: "Let's stay together/Love you whether, whether/Times are good or bad, happy or sad/"

18. "L-O-V-E," Nat King Cole

Lyrics that make it special: "Love is all that I can give to you/Love is more than just a game for two/Two in love can make it"

19. "Lucky," Colbie Caillat and Jason Mraz

Lyrics that make it special: "Lucky I'm in love with my best friend/Lucky to have been where I have been/Lucky to be coming home again"

20. "Make You Feel My Love," Adele

Lyrics that make it special: "Nothing that I wouldn't do/Go to the ends of the Earth for you/To make you feel my love"

21. "Marry Me," Train

Lyrics that make it special: "Together can never be close enough for me/To feel like I am close enough to you/You wear white and I'll wear out the words, 'I love you' "

 

22. "Steady As We Go," Dave Matthews Band

Lyrics that make it special: "In the darkest times/You shine on me/You set me free/And keep me steady as we go"

23. "Such Great Heights," The Postal Service or Iron and Wine

Lyrics that make it special: "And I have to speculate/That God himself did make us/Into corresponding shapes/Like puzzle pieces from the clay"

24. "That's How Strong My Love Is," Otis Redding

Lyrics that make it special: "I'll be the rainbow after the tears are gone/Wrap you in my colors and keep you warm/That's how strong my love is"

25. "That's Where It's At," Sam Cooke

Lyrics that make it special: "Lights turned way down low/Music soft and slow/With someone you love so/That's where it's at, yeah"

26. "The Best Is Yet to Come," Frank Sinatra

Lyrics that make it special: "Come the day you're mine/I'm gonna teach you to fly/We've only tasted the wine/We're gonna drain the cup dry"

27. "The Luckiest," Ben Folds

Lyrics that make it special: "And where was I before the day/That I first saw your lovely face?/Now I see it every day/And I know/That I am/I am/I am/The luckiest"

28. "Then," Brad Paisley

Lyrics that make it special: "Now you're my whole life/Now you're my whole world/I just can't believe/The way I feel about you girl/Like a river meets the sea/Stronger than it's ever been"

29. "Unforgettable," Nat King Cole

Lyrics that make it special: "That's why, darling, it's incredible/That someone so unforgettable/Thinks that I am/unforgettable too"

30. "Up Where We Belong," Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

Lyrics that make it special: "Love lifts us up where we belong/Where the eagles cry on a mountain high"

 

 

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