200 Best First Dance Songs For Wedding (Popular For 2023)


You’ve compiled an extensive list of first dance songs that span various genres and decades, catering to different preferences and atmospheres. Here’s a summary of the categories and some highlighted song choices:

A bride and groom doing their first dance at the wedding reception. They are dancing to their favorite song

Classic Wedding Songs for the First Dance (Oldies But Goodies):

  • “At Last” by Etta James
  • “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
  • “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley
  • “Unforgettable” by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole
  • “It Had To Be You” by Frank Sinatra
  • “Always On My Mind” by Elvis Presley
  • “Your Song” by Elton John
  • “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor
  • “Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra

80s First Dance Songs:

  • “Heaven” by Bryan Adams
  • “The Promise” by When in Rome
  • “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin
  • “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie
  • “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper
  • “Right Here Waiting” by Richard Marx
  • “Faithfully” by Journey
  • “Crazy For You” by Madonna
  • “You’re The Inspiration” by Chicago
  • “Open Arms” by Journey

90s First Dance Songs:

  • “Always Be My Baby” by Mariah Carey
  • “Kiss From A Rose” by Seal
  • “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain
  • “Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden
  • “All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo
  • “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams
  • “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
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Top Country First Dance Songs:

  • “Amazed” by Lonestar
  • “From The Ground Up” by Dan + Shay
  • “My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw
  • “Speechless” by Dan + Shay
  • “Another” by Adam Doleac
  • “Islands In The Stream” by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
  • “Yours” by Russell Dickerson
  • “Better Together” by Luke Combs
  • “I Don’t Dance” by Lee Brice
  • “That’s What Love Is” by Alexandra Kay

Rock and Roll Music Choices (Including Alternative and Classic Rock):

  • “I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith
  • “Just The Way You Are” by Billy Joel
  • “Love Of A Lifetime” by Firehouse
  • “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon
  • “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles
  • “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen
  • “Forever” by KISS
  • “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” by The Darkness
  • “I’ll Be There For You” by Bon Jovi

R&B First Dance Songs (Including Motown and Old School Hits):

  • “Conversations In The Dark” by John Legend
  • “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by Marvin Gaye
  • “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys
  • “Overjoyed” by Stevie Wonder
  • “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King
  • “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” by Stevie Wonder
  • “This I Promise You” by *NSYNC
  • “How Deep Is Your Love” by The Bee Gees

Best Acoustic First Dance Songs:

  • “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by Music Travel Love
  • “Better Together” by Us the Duo
  • “More Than Words” by Extreme
  • “You’re The One That I Want” by Julia Stone and Angus
  • “A Thousand Years” by Jasmine Thompson
  • “Forever and Ever, Amen” by Brent Morgan
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New (Modern) Hits:

  • “Biblical” by Calum Scott
  • “Perfect Duet” by Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé
  • “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” by Meghan Trainor and John Legend
  • “Just Married” by Steven Lee Olsen
  • “Kiss Me” by Ed Sheeran
  • “You Are The Reason” by Calum Scott
  • “Rewrite The Stars” by Zac Efron and Zendaya

Funny and Non-Traditional First Dance Ideas:

  • “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler
  • “Jaja Ding Dong” by Will Ferrell, My Marianne, and Rachel McAdams

Most Romantic Love Songs:

  • “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by Sleeping At Last
  • “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers
  • “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole
  • “Endless Love” by Lionel Ritchie & Shania Twain
  • “Marry Me” by Train

This comprehensive list offers a wide array of options, ensuring that every couple can find a perfect first dance song that resonates with their unique style and preferences.

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