We’ve Done It: Check out These 150+ First Dance Song Ideas by Genre 🤩

14 August 2019
First Dance Song Ideas

First Dance Song Ideas

One of the hardest song choices you’ll make during wedding planning will be choosing your First Dance song. After all, it’s a song that will forever represent the two of you and will always bring back fond memories of your wedding day. If you haven’t already, be sure to read our post on “How to Choose Your First Dance Song.” It lays out some strategies you can use to get in a productive mindset for choosing the perfect song!

In the meantime, we’ve been working hard to bring you what comes next: more than 150 first dance song ideas listed by genre! AND, because we love you, we made each song playable via Spotify (which is a great wedding song research tool, and we definitely recommend you snag either a free account or a free trial of a premium account). If you sign into Spotify, you’ll be able to listen to the entire song, add it to your wedding playlist and share it! If you don’t have Spotify (or aren’t signed in), you’ll still be able to listen to a preview of each track. These are in no particular order. Are we missing any must-have songs here? What are you choosing for your First Dance? Hit us up in the comments and let us know!

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Pop/Rock


Lover – Taylor Swift

Never Stop (Wedding Version) – SafetySuit

How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

I Won’t Give Up On Us – Jason Mraz

Better Together – Jack Johnson

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

The Luckiest – Ben Folds

I Do – Ashlee + Evan

Better Together – Jack Johnson

Lucky – Jason Mraz

You & Me – Dave Matthews Band

Now Comes the Night – Rob Thomas

I’ll Be – Edwin McCain

You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

Heaven – Boyce Avenue, Megan Nicole

XO – John Mayer

Sweet Pea – Amos Lee

Bright – Echosmith

Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur

Like i’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainor, John Legend

Home – Michael Bublé

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

You and Me – Lifehouse


 

RnB


greatestlove – Musiq Soulchild

Blessed – Daniel Casesar

Share My Life – Kem

Versace on the Floor – Bruno Mars

All of Me – John Legend

Let’s Get Married – Jagged Edge

I Found Love (Cindy’s Song) – Bebe & Cece Winans

All My Life – K-Ci & Jojo

If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys

You Are – Charlie Wilson

Always and Forever – Luther Vandross

Latch – Acoustic – Sam Smith

Like You’ll Never See Me Again – Alicia Keys

Your Precious Love – D’Angelo, Erykah Badu

You & I – Avant, Keke Wyatt

Spend My Life with You – Eric Benét, Tamia, Kevin “K.D.” Davis

I’m In Love – Ginuwine

Love – Musiq Soulchild

Stay With You – John Legend

Back at One – Brian McKnight

XO – Beyoncé

Lady – D’Angelo

Fortunate – Maxwell

Never – Jaheim

My First Love – Avant Keke Wyatt

Real Love – Eric Benét

The Sweetest Love – Robin Thicke

The Point of It All – Anthony Hamilton

Angel of Mine – Monica

Made to Love Ya – Gerald Levert

Giving Myself – Jennifer Hudson

More Than You’ll Ever Know – Boyz II Men feat. Charlie Wilson


 

Old School/Timeless


Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

Nothing Can Change This Love – Sam Cooke

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley

That’s How Strong My Love Is – Otis Redding

Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

When a Man Loves a Woman – Percy Sledge

Endless Love – Lionel Richie, Diana Ross

Bring it On Home to Me – Sam Cooke

Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John

These Arms of Mine – Otis Redding

My Girl – The Temptations

La Vie en Rose – Louis Armstrong

Come Rain or Shine – Ray Charles

That’s Where It’s At – Sam Cooke

You’re the Inspiration – Chicago

Faithfully – Journey

At Last – Etta James

You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker

Lean on Me – Bill Withers


 

Country


Speechless – Dan + Shay

Free – Zac Brown Band

Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett

I Cross My Heart – George Strait

Tennessee Whiskey – Christ Stapleton

You Make It Easy – Jason Aldean

In Case You Didn’t Know – Brett Young

Yours – Wedding Edition – Russell Dickerson

Soulmate – Josh Turner

Wanted – Hunter Hayes

From the Ground Up – Dan + Shay

I Got Away With You – Luke Combs

Then – Brad Paisley

Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts

Amazed – Lonestar

It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw with Faith Hill

When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss

Come Kiss Me – Tyron

God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton

From This Moment On – Shania Twain

I Just Want to Dance With You – George Strait

Today Was a Fairytale – Taylor Swift

Valentine – Martina McBride, Jim Brickman


 

Jazz


At Last – Etta James

La Vie en Rose – Louis Armstrong

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

Come Away With Me – Norah Jones

Beyond the Sea – Bobby Darin

I Only Have Eyes For You – Harry Connick, Jr.

L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole

Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) – Frank Sinatra, Count Basie

A Sunday Kind of Love – Etta James

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

As Time Goes By – Dooley Wilson

Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra

Cheek to Cheek – Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong

A Kiss to Build a Dream On – Louis Armstrong

When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole

You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me – Peggy Lee

Unforgettable – Natalie Cole, Nat King Cole


 

Indie/Indie-ish


First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes

The Girl – City and Colour

Fade Into You – Mazzy Star

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – Sleeping At Last

Flightless Bird, American Mouth – Iron & Wine

Overwhelmed – Tim McMorris

Perfect for Me – Ron Pope

Oh, It Is Love – Hellogoodbye

Forever Like That – Ben Rector

Green Eyes – Coldplay

Sweetest Thing – Allman Brown

Keep Me Crazy – Acoustic – Sheppard

By My Side – David Choi

Arms of a Woman – Amos Lee

Take the World – Johnnyswim

Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop – Landon Pigg

Love – Matt White

Hey Jude – Imaginary Future


 

Off the Beaten Path


While We’re Young (Clean Version) – Jhene Aiko

By Your Side – The 1975

I Wanna Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler OR ortoPilot

We Are Young – The Mayries

Can’t Help Falling in Love – Ingrid Michaelson OR Haley Reinhart OR Kina Grannis

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – Sleeping At Last

Unchained Melody – Norah Jones

May I Have This Dance (Remix) – Francis and the Lights, Chance the Rapper

Only Thing Missing Was You – Michael Franti & Spearhead


 

Ed Sheeran

(because, yeah, almost every Ed Sheeran song was basically written for a first dance lol)


Thinking Out Loud

Perfect Symphony (with Andrea Bocelli)

Perfect

I Was Made for Loving You (with Tori Kelly)

Tenerift Sea

Perfect Duet (with Beyoncé)


 

Bonus: Pop Punk

Check out the Pop Punk playlist here!

What song are you choosing for your First Dance song? What are we missing? Hit us up in the comments below!

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