February 9, 2024

Top 50 First Dance Songs for the Wedding Couple

Choosing your first dance song can seem like one of the most important decisions when you’re planning your wedding. It’s one of your first big moments as a married couple, and everyone will be watching you. If you’re not sure what to pick, take a look at the options below

1. At Last – Etta James

This classic jazz song is one of the most popular options for the couple’s first dance. With Etta’s smooth voice, you and your partner will be waltzing into a bright future together ~at last~.

2. All of Me – John Legend

As a modern classic, All of Me quickly became a favorite for weddings everywhere. John Legend’s smooth voice proclaiming that he would give all of himself is a perfect way to proclaim your own love to your own lover. Why not tell your partner that you’re willing to give them all of you through your special dance.

3. Your Song – Elton John

This one is sure to be a crowd pleasure thanks to the new Elton John biopic. This song will quite literally tell your loved one that life is wonderful while they’ve become your whole world.

4. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

For an upbeat song that will put a smile on everyone’s face, pick The Beach Boys. The song is light with it’s soft beat which will help with keeping your dance light on your toes. 

5. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

This sweet song is a good choice for a slower dance with some touching lyrics. It’s quite literally a declaration of your partner and your timeless love for each other.

6. First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes

Anyone who was a teenager in the 90s is sure to remember this song. This song is definitely one that’s sure to make people feel nostalgic. 

7. One Day Like This – Elbow

Choose this track for a lovely song that has some energy to it, and great lyrics. The song itself isn’t as heavy as most songs with percussions are, however, the voice leads the tune which would work perfectly for leading a dance.

8. Cherry Wine – Hozier

Slow things down with this number from Irish artist Hozier for a more modern song choice. It takes you on a mellow and sweet journey of love.

9. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley

This Elvis song is a classic for a reason, and will always be popular. It’s the perfect song to show your family and friends how you and your newly wedded love bound to be together.

10. Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra

For another classic option, choose Ol’ Blue Eyes. Frank Sinatra’s iconic voice will command everyone’s attention to your special dance. 

11. You’re My Best Friend – Queen

Go for a fun, upbeat song and an unforgettable first dance with some Queen. If your lover doubles up as your best friend, this song might be the one for you!

12. Must Be Love – Madness

Romantic, joyful, and recognizable – this Madness song has everything going for it.

13. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has become hugely popular for wedding music in the past few years. Not only will the crowd know the lyrics, but your dance is sure to be one that everyone remembers.

14. Marry Me – Train

Why not have a song about getting married at your wedding? It makes sense!

15. Make You Feel My Love – Adele

This Bob Dylan cover is by now possibly better known than the original. Whether you chose to dance to Adele or Bob Dylan, this song is a great option or your special dance. 

16. Everything – Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé and romance practically go hand in hand, so remember to consider his music. His voice and lyrics are perfect for your first dance, as well as letting everyone know how much you love your partner!

17. Come Away with Me – Norah Jones

The perfect tune to sway too, this song from Norah Jones is unforgettable.

18. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

At least one person is bound to look wonderful on your wedding night, so why not dance to that! Commemorate your wedding night with a song that’s equally as wonderful.

19. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Everyone knows this song, and some soulful crooning from Satchmo is a great way to kick off the evening. This song literally portrays how a world with your loved one is wonderful. 

20. I’m Yours- Jason Mraz

Neither the newest or oldest song on this list, I’m Yours is an upbeat love letter that everyone can sing along to. The tune is a sweet song that evokes happiness.


21. Cover Me Up – Morgan Wallen

Morgan Wallen’s version of this Jason Isbell song is a perfect choice for those looking for a country flair to their first dance.

22. Consider Me – Allen Stone

Allen Stone’s powerful and soulful voice on this emotional song is bound to leave an impression on your guests and loved ones alike.

23. Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur

This hit by James Arthur has quickly become a favorite for first dances at weddings, with its touching lyrics and heartfelt vocals.

24. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

For those who want to add some classic rock n’ roll to their wedding day, this Aerosmith hit will have everyone singing along and swaying together.

25. Until I Found You – Stephen Sanchez

This trending emotional ballad is perfect for those who want to show their partner how much they mean to them and how lost they were until they found each other.

26. Conversations in the Dark – John Legend

Another breathtaking hit from John Legend, this romantic and moving ballad is perfect for a slow dance together as a newly married couple.

27. When a Man Loves a Woman – Michael Bolton

This timeless classic is a perfect choice for a first dance, with its soulful and passionate vocals that reflect the depth of love between two people.

28. Lover – Taylor Swift

The queen of love songs, Taylor Swift’s hit track is a popular choice for couples who want to embrace the romantic atmosphere and dance together to the bride’s favorite artist.

29. Speechless – Dan + Shay

This emotional duet from country stars Dan + Shay captures the feeling of being completely overwhelmed and in love with your partner on your wedding day.

30. You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

Ray LaMontagne’s gravelly voice and heartfelt lyrics make this song a favorite for couples who want to express their love through music on their wedding day.

31. Greatest Love Story – LANCO

This sweet and nostalgic song tells the story of a couple’s journey to finding each other and falling in love, making it the perfect choice for newlyweds.

32. 1, 2, 3, 4 – Plain White T’s

With its catchy tune and simple message of love, this song is a fun addition to any wedding playlist and perfect for a carefree and sweet first dance.

33. Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran’s most popular love song is a staple for weddings, with its heartfelt lyrics and sweet melody that will have you swaying together on the dance floor.

34. Lovebug – Jonas Brothers

This catchy and upbeat song is a fun choice for couples who want to dance to something more modern, with lyrics that reflect the magic of finding love.

35 Best Part – Daniel Caesar, H.E.R.

This soulful duet is a popular slow dance song for couples who appreciate R&B and Daniel Caesar.

36. Better Together – Jack Johnson

This laid-back and romantic song is perfect for couples who love a good ukulele tune and want to embrace the feeling of being better together.

37. Ho Hey – The Lumineers

For couples who want to add a little bit of folk rock to their first dance, this upbeat and romantic song from The Lumineers is a great choice.

38. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

This emotional and heartfelt song expresses the idea of never giving up on love, making it a fitting choice for a first dance.

39. Wanted – Hunter Hayes

This uplifting and romantic country song is perfect for couples who want to dance together and celebrate their love on their wedding day.

40. I Choose You – Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles’ angelic voice and sweet lyrics make this upbeat yet emotional song a popular choice for first dances at weddings.

41. Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer

This classic love song with its playful and upbeat tune is a fun way to start the night—and get a few kisses from your new spouse!

42. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

With its dreamy and romantic melody, this song is perfect for couples who want to feel like they’re in their own little bubble.

43. Talking to the Moon – Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars’ unique voice and heartfelt lyrics make this song a favorite for first dances, with its message of longing and love.

44. You Make it Easy – Jason Aldean

Another romantic country ballad, this classic Jason Aldean song has a slow and steady rhythm that will have you swaying together all night.

45. Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett

This sweet and tender love song is a popular choice that tells the story of a priceless love that’s worth everything.

46. Yellow – Coldplay

For couples who love a good anthem, this Coldplay hit is perfect with its dreamy lyrics and heartfelt vocals.

47. Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You – Frankie Valli

This timeless classic is a fun and upbeat first dance song for couples who want to embrace the old-school charm and romance of this iconic track. There are also beautiful modern covers of this tune.

48. Sunday Morning – Maroon 5

For a faster and more upbeat song, this Maroon 5 hit is perfect for couples who want to dance together while still keeping the party going.

49. With or Without You – U2

This timeless and emotional song is perfect for couples who have been through it all and want to dance together while knowing that they will always choose each other.

50. My Girl – The Temptations

Last but not least, this iconic Motown hit is a classic choice for a first dance that’s all about the love and magic of finding your girl. So don’t be afraid to put on your dancing shoes and groove to the beat of this all-time favorite!

Once you’ve picked the song, all you need is the dance floor. Get in touch with Marinaj Banquets & Events to have the perfect place to put on your dancing shoes.