50 Amazing First Dance Songs

Choosing a song that will forever be “your song” can feel a little daunting and overwhelming. However, it doesn’t need to be! Grab a glass of wine, a set of speakers, and your fiancé and host a two-person listening party in search of a song that simply sounds like you. We’ve compiled this list to get you started: from classic to quirky, here are 50 potential first dance songs to sway to on the big day.

Jazz

  • Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight 
  • Michael Bublé – You and I
  • Etta James – At Last 
  • Ella Fitzgerald – Heart and Soul 
  • Louis Armstrong – A Kiss To Build A Dream On 
  • Jamie Cullum – I Think, I Love

Pop

  • Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up
  • Beyoncé – Halo
  • Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You 
  • Adele – Make You Feel My Love
  • John Legend – All Of Me 
  • Train – Marry Me 
  • Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Country 

  • Faith Hill & Tim McGraw – I Need You
  • Keith Urban – Making Memories Of Us 
  • Lee Brice – I Don’t Dance
  • Hunter Hayes – Wanted 
  • Blake Shelton – God Gave Me You
  • Dixie Chicks – Cowboy Take Me Away 

Rock

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Simple Man
  • Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing 
  • Queen – You’re My Best Friend
  • Bruce Springsteen – When You Need Me 
  • Foo Fighters – Everlong
  • The Beatles – All You Need Is Love

Oldies

  • Van Morrison – Crazy Love
  • Ben E King – Stand By Me
  • The Zombies – This Will Be Our Year
  • Elvis – Can’t Help Falling In Love 

Indie & Alternative

  • Bright Eyes – First Day of My Life 
  • Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes – Home
  • City and Colour – The Girl 
  • Cat Power – Sea Of Love 
  • Ingrid Michaelson – Can’t Help Falling In Love 
  • Band of Horses – No One’s Gonna Love You 
  • Death Cab For Cutie – I’ll Follow You Into The Dark 

Folk

  • Vance Joy – Mess Is Mine
  • Ray LaMontagne – Shelter
  • Noah And The Whale – 5 Years Time
  • Ben Howard – Only Love 

90s 

  • Edwin McCain – I’ll Be 
  • Savage Garden – Truly, Madly Deeply
  • Sixpence None The Richer – Kiss Me
  • K-Ci & JoJo – All My Life
  • Bryan Adams – Everything I Do, I Do It For You

Soul & Motown

  • Freddie Scott – You Got What I Need
  • Sam Cooke – Nothing Can Change This Love
  • Stevie Wonder – You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
  • Ray Charles – Hallelujah (I Just Love Her So) 
  • Lauryn Hill – I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
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