50 First Dance Song Ideas

Choosing the First Dance song for your wedding reception can be a daunting task. It should be a song that either says something about you as a couple, is a song that means something to you or a combination of both. We could easily have filled up a list of two or three hundred songs, but that puts you right back to thinking of it as daunting.

This list is made up of some classics, current hits and some quirky songs that should – at the very least – give you some inspiration.

The songs are in no particular order so, for your convenience, you can click on the column header arrows to sort the list by song title, genre or by year.

Note: Click on the song title to watch the YouTube video.

Song TitleArtistGenre(s)Year
Thinking Out LoudEd SheeranPop2014
You Are the Best ThingRay LaMontagnePop2008
All of MeJohn LegendR&B2013
AmazedLonestarCountry1999
AsStevie WonderR&B1976
L-O-V-ENat "King" ColePop1965
A Thousand YearsChristina PerriPop2013
At LastEtta JamesPop1961
Better TogetherJack JohnsonPop2005
Can't Help Falling In LoveElvis PresleyPop1961
Crazy LoveVan MorrisonPop1970
EverythingMichael BubléPop2007
First Day of My LifeBright EyesPop2005
Fly Me to the MoonFrank SinatraSwing1964
Here and NowLuther VandrossR&B1989
How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You)James TaylorPop1975
I Belong to YouLauren O'Connell w/ Ryan LermanPop2012
(Everything I Do) I Do It For YouBryan AdamsPop1991
LuckyJason Mraz & Colbie CaillatPop2008
All I Want Is YouU2Pop1988
Only LoveBen HowardPop2011
I'm YoursThe ScriptPop2008
Better TogetherJack JohnsonPop2005
I'm Sticking With YouThe Velvet UndergroundPop1993
DancingElisaPop2001
Just BreathePearl JamRock2009
Thank You For Loving MeBon JoviRock2000
Big & RichBig & RichCountry2007
Little ThingsOne DirectionPop2012
Last of the LadiesThe CourteenersPop2010
Make You Feel My LoveAdelePop2008
I'm YoursJason MrazPop2008
Rhythm of LovePlain White T'sPop2010
I MeltRascal FlattsCountry2002
The Way I AmIngrid MichaelsonPop2006
I Won't Give UpJason MrazPop2012
Making Memories of UsKeith UrbanCountry2004
Always and ForeverHeatwaveR&B1976
Falling Into LoveDana GloverPop2002
From This Moment OnShania Twain & Bryan WhiteCountry1997
It's Your LoveTim McGraw & Faith HillCountry1997
Never StopSafetySuitPop2004
Because You Loved MeCeline DionPop1996
TodayJoshua RadinPop2006
ThenBrad PaisleyCountry2009
When I Said I DoClint Black & Lisa Hartman BlackCountry1999
Who I Am With YouChris YoungCountry2013
Simplest LoveEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosPop2009
FaithfullyJourneyPop1983
You and MeLifehousePop2005

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