30 Absolutely Perfect First Dance Wedding Songs

Wedding receptions are so much fun! There are so many highlights to look forward to. Introductions, cake (yum!), and of course, first dances. Part of having a fun reception is taking the time to choose songs carefully, and today I have some first dance wedding songs for the bride and groom. Whether you are looking for modern first dance songs or something more classic, check out these 30 recommendations. So fun!

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Finding Perfect First Dance Songs

It’s important to choose something meaningful to you as a couple, so anything goes, including unexpected first dance songs. Country and upbeat first dance songs are appropriate, too. Pick something that reflects the style of both you and your groom, and don’t be afraid to consider offbeat, unique first dance songs.

My favorite? Well, I’m really into Queen right now, so I’d have to say Love of my Life – it’s the sweetest tribute by Freddie Mercury to his lifelong friend, Mary. I hope you have fun choosing your first dance music! Here are thirty favorites with the classic first dance songs title first and the artist beside it.

30 First Dance Wedding Songs

Always Be Your Man – Farewell Milwaukee
At Last – Etta James
Baby I’m Yours – The Arctic Monkeys
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis
Come Away with Me – Norah Jones
Count on Me – Bruno Marz
Crazy for You – Madonna
Crazy Love – Van Morrison
Faithfully – Journey
God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
How Deep Is Your Love – The Bee Gees
I Want to Know What Love Is – Foreigner
I Will – The Beatles
I’ll Stand by You – The Pretenders
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
It Had to Be You – Harry Connick Jr.
Last Night on Earth – Green Day
Lost in Love – Air Supply
Love Never Fails – Brandon Heath
Love of my Life – Queen
Lovesong – The Cure
Marry Me – Train
Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan
One in a Million You – Larry Graham
True Companion – Marc Cohn
Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
You and I – Stevie Wonder
Your Song – Elton John

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First dance songs or classic wedding songs? It’s your choice! Photo by Ch & Sh Photography.

Looking for wedding inspiration?

How about checking out this lovely, retro bridal shower here? There are so many unique ideas, and if you love music (you did just pop in to read an article on wedding songs), the theme of the shower is records – too cute!


  • Elayna -

    Your Song by Elton John—always!! This list has some great picks though. Thanks for sharing!

  • Clarice -

    This is a wonderful list and happy to know that our song made it to your list too. Come Away With Me is my favorite. 🙂 Currently, checking out the other songs you mentioned in Spotify.

  • Lauryn Hock -

    I wish this list had been around when I got married! It’s so useful

  • Stephanie -

    So many sweet song ideas! My husband and I danced to the song that was playing when we had our first kiss and when he proposed: Like I’m Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor and John Legend. And I cried like a baby haha

  • Kileen -

    All of these songs are so great to dance to! I listen to them quite often!!

    cute & little

  • Nataly -

    All of these are wonderful choices! I wish I had this when I got married, but I loved our song that we chose.

  • Ashley R -

    You should add Luke Combs- Better together. We danced to it at our wedding and it is so special. I love the list.

  • Azanique Rawl -

    Anything by Bruno Mars is a top choice for me! Thanks for creating this list. 🙂

  • Whitney -

    Such a great song list!! This totally would have come in handy for when I met with our DJ!

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