Top First Dance Songs for your Wedding

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Your First Dance at your wedding is a special dance as Husband and Wife.  It usually starts off the reception, and gets the party going.  Some couples have  a song dedicated as “our song”, in their relationship, so you can always pick that as your first dance song…  But if you’ve decided to use your special song while walking down the isle, during the ceremony, or some other time, you might not want to re-use it again.  Maybe your song just isn’t really a good “first dance song”, so you are searching for the perfect First Dance Song to use for your important dance at your wedding.

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We’ve asked over 200 brides what their First Dance Song was, and put together a list of the top songs for you to go through.  From the top trendy songs, to the classics…perfect movie songs and lots of country.

We added songs to “Trending” when it was listed 5 or more times.

All links are clickable for easy listening.  We hope you find the perfect song for your perfect day!


From the Ground Up – Dan & Shay

Speechless – Dan + Shay

You Make It Easy – Jason Aldean

Perfect– Ed Sheeran

Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur

Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice

Thinking out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Marry Me – Train

I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

Then – Brad Paisley

Never Stop – Safetysuit

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

Crazy Girl – Eli Young Band


I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder

At Last – Etta James

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Stand By Me – Ben E King

L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole

Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra

It Had To Be You – Frank Sinatra

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole

Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney

Happy Together – Turtles

We Belong Together – Ritchie Valens

You’re All I Need to Get By-Marvin Gaye

Come Rain or Come Shine-Ray Charles

Suddenly – Billy Ocean

LOVE SONGS OF THE 80’s-90’s:

I Do Cherish You – Mark Wills

You’re Still the One – Shania Twain

At Last– sang by Cyndi Lauper

Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

Everything I Do – Bryan Adams

Hero – Enrique Iglesias

Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden

Everything I do – Bryan Adams

You’re the Inspiration – Chicago

It’s Your Love -Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Faithfully – Journey

Amazed – Lonestar

Heaven – Bryan Adams

I Swear – John Michael Montgomery

When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss version

Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer

Endless Love – Mariah Carey and Luther Vandross


My Best Friend – Tim McGraw

Yours – Russell Dickerson

Unanswered Prayers – Garth Brooks

Rest of our Life – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

When You Got A Good Thing – Lady Antebellum

More of You – Chris Stapleton

Grow Old – Florida Georgia Line

In Case You Didn’t Know – Brett Young

Wanted – Hunter Hayes

Love your Love The Most – Eric Church

I Wanna Be Your Everything – Keith Urban

Home – Lady Antebellum

This Is It – Scotty McCreary

Still Fallin’ – Hunter Hayes

Diamonds or Twine – Ryan Hurd

Bless the Broken Road -Rascal Flatts

Heaven – Kane Brown

I Cross My Heart – George Straight

Rockin Years – Dolly Parton

Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton

H.O.L.Y. – Florida Georgia Line

Crazy As Me – Granger Smith

Thank God I Got Her – Johnny Diaz

She’s Everything – Brad Paisley

Dance With Me – Phillip Phillips

Tangled Up In You– Staind

Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett

Tie You Down– Taylor Ray Holbrook

Together – Josh Ward

Fall Into Me – Brantley Gilbert

Promise To Love Her – Blane Howard

I Hope You Dance – LeeAnn Womack

Heartbeat – Carrie Underwood

Greatest Love Story – Lanco

Another Day In Paradise – Phil Vassar

God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton

Deeper Than the Hollar – Randy Travis

Keeper of the Stars – Tracy Byrd

I Do – Morgan Evans

Lost In This Moment – Big & Rich

Today Was A Fairytale – Taylor Swift

Love I’ve Found In You – Lady Antebellum

Love In A Bar – Ryan Hurd

With You I Am– Cody Johnson

Who I Am– Wade Bowen

Best Shot– Jimmie Allen

If I Didn’t Have You-Thompson Square

I Cross My Heart – George Strait

To The Moon and Back– Luke Bryan

My Kind of Crazy – Brantley Gilbert

Millionaire – Chris Stapleton

When I Said I Do – Clint Back

What’s Mine Is Yours – Kane Brown

Born To Be Your Woman -Joey and Rory

Diamond In My Pocket – Cody Johnson Band

Johnny and June– Heidi Newfield

More of You -Chris Stapleton

Next to Heaven-Aaron Watson

When You Say Nothing At All-Keith Whitley

Hold My Hand– Hootie & the Blowfish

Makin’ Me Look Good Again -Drake White

One Woman-Randy Rogers Band

She’s Like Texas– Josh Abbott Band

Let Me Go– Christian Kane

Give It All We Got Tonight-George Strait

Like Theres No Yesterday– Mark Wills

Love of My Life – Sammy Kershaw

It’s Your World – Jason Allen

Fall– Clay Walker

Like Red on a Rose – Alan Jackson

Parallel Line – Keith Urban

Make it Easy – Sierra Black

Better Today – Coffey Anderson

I Could Not Ask For More – Sara Evans and Edwin McCain


Beauty And The Beast Waltz – Beauty and the Beast

La Vie en Rose – Louis Armstrong – The Notebook

These Arms of Mine – Otis Redding – Dirty Dancing

Forever – The Beach Boys/Jesse and the Rippers version- Full House

All I Ask Of You – Phantom of the Opera

All I Ask of You – Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson – Phantom of the Opera

Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John – The Lion King

So Close – Jon Mcaughlin – Enchanted

Fallen – Lauren Wood – Pretty Woman

Storybook Love – Mark Knopfler- Princess Bride

Fooled Around and Fell in Love – 5. Elvin Bishop – Guardians of the Galaxy

Grow Old With You – OrtoPilot Version – The Wedding Singer

Stars – Skillet – The Shack

With You I Am – Cody Johnson

Never Enough from The Greatest Showman

The Wonder of You– Conor O’Brien – Big Little Lies

As the World Falls Down – David Bowie-Labyrinth

ROCK (Alternative, Pop Rock, Grunge, etc.):

Yellow – Coldplay

Sad Song – We The Kings

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Thank You – Chris Cornell

The Edge of Tonight – All Time Low

I’ll Follow You – Shinedown

Thank You For Loving Me– Bon Jovi

Love Exists – Amy Lee

Stand By Me – Florence + The Machine

Can’t Help Falling in Love– TwentyOne Pilots

Just Breathe – Pearl Jam

Tonight – Def Leppard

Here I Am – Bryan Adams

Your Guardian Angel – Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

I’ll Be – Edwin McCain

Everlong – Foo Fighters

Long As I Can See The Light – Creedence Clearwater Revival

No Matter What – Papa Roach

Nothing Else Matters-Lissie cover of Metallica

Ocean – Martin Harris ft Khalid

Bloom – The Paper Kites

Fire and the Flood – Vance Joy

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – Sleeping At Last

Your Guardian Angel– Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

No One’s Gonna Love You – the Band of Horses


Get You– Daniel Ceasar

Loved by You – Kirby

Adorn – Miguel

You & I – John Legend

Why I love You – Major

Exceptional – Babyface

All Of Me – John Legend

Someone Like You – Cupid

Adore – Prince

You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

Crazy Love – Van Morrison


Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran

Latch – Sam Smith

I’m Yours – Ron Pope

Lucky – Jason Mraz

Mess is Mine – Vance Joy

You Are the Reason – Calum Scott

Yours – Calum Scott

Something Just Like This – Chainsmokers & Coldplay

I Get To Love You – Ruelle

How Would You Feel – Ed Sheeran

Forever Starts Today (acoustic) – Tim Halperin

Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey

Better Together – Jack Johnson

I Choose You – Sara Bareilles

True Love Ways – Buddy Holly

That’s When I’ll Stop Loving You -*NSYNC

Champagne Kisses – Jessie Ware

I Get To Love You – Ruelle

Valentine – Martina McBride

Sweetest Devotion – Adele

Close Your Eyes – Michael Buble

Some Kind of Wonderful – Joss Stone

This I Promise You – NSYNC

Infinity– Niykee Heaton

Hold– Vera Blue

Perfectly Perfect – Simple Plan

Little Moon– MacKenzie Bourg

Reader Recommendations:

Ring On Every Finger – Locash

Your turn! Let us know below what your First Dance Song was!


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Sara, a seasoned expert in wedding planning and date ideas, brings a wealth of experience to our couples blog. With a background in the television industry and hands-on involvement in a dozen weddings, including working as a wedding assistant on "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera," Sara has an innate understanding of the magic that makes weddings truly special. Growing up with four sisters has given her unique insights into the dating world, making her a go-to source for practical and heartfelt dating advice. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make her the perfect guide for couples seeking to infuse their relationships with creativity and love.

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2 thoughts on “Top First Dance Songs for your Wedding”

  1. It’s a little faster and more upbeat but I think the country song “Ring on Every Finger” by Locash would just be a perfect first dance song!

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