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57 Perfect First Dance Songs For Every Style

October 10, 2022

Looking for a productive, but stress-free way to get a little wedding planning knocked off your list? Enter the wedding playlist. It’s basically a compilation of all of your favorite songs to listen to together, and the First Dance song is definitely the most memorable, right? BTW, choosing your first dance song makes the perfect date night activity during your engagement. So pour some wine, snuggle up, and relive everything from the classics to modern, romantic to upbeat, as you narrow down your favorites. Find our top picks for the first dance, below!

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Classic First Dance Songs

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” – Elvis Presley
“At Last” – Etta James
“L-O-V-E” – Nat King Cole
“You Are” – Lionel Richie
“Maybe I’m Amazed” – Paul McCartney
“Faithfully” – Journey

“Your Song,” – Elton John
“Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton
“You and I” – Stevie Wonder
“Fly Me to the Moon” – Frank Sinatra
“In My Life” – The Beatles
“Brown Eyed Girl” – Van Morrison
“Let’s Stay Together” – Al Green
“Unchained Melody” – The Righteous Brothers
“It’s Your Love” – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill 

Modern First Dance Songs

“All of Me” – John Legend
“XO” – Beyoncé
“Perfect Duet” – Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé

“The Bones” – Maren Morris
“Could I Love You Anymore” – Jason Mraz & Reneé Dominique
“How Long Will I Love You” – Ellie Goulding
“I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles
“I Am Yours” – Andy Grammar
“Make You Feel My Love” – Adele
“You Make It Easy” – Jason Aldean
“My House” – Kacey Musgraves
“I Found You” – Alabama Shakes
“So Easy” – Phillip Phillips
“Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding

Upbeat First Dance Songs

“Better Together” – Jack Johnson
“Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” – Sleeping at Last
“Just the Way You Are” – Bruno Mars
“You’re My Best Friend” – Queen
“Next to Me” – Emile Sandé
“Always Be My Baby” by Mariah Carey
“Isn’t She Lovely” – Stevie Wonder
“You Make My Dreams (Come True)” – Hall & Oates

“Happy” – Pharrell Williams
“Marry You” – Bruno Mars
“Love on Top” – Beyonce
“Everything” – Michael Bublé
“Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” – Lauryn Hill

Romantic First Dance Songs 

“Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran
“Marry Me” – Train
“XO” – John Mayer
“Ho Hey” – The Lumineers
“I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” – Aerosmith
“Heartbeats” – Jose Gonzalez
“Endless Love” – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross

“Coming Home” – Leon Bridges
“You Are The Best Thing” – Ray LaMontagne
“Falling Like the Stars” – James Arthur
“By Your Side” – Sade
“The Luckiest” – Ben Folds
“I’ll Be” – Edwin McCain
“All My Life” – K-Ci & JoJo
“Forever” – Ben Harper