70 First Dance Songs for Your Wedding That Are Unique & Fun

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Finding the perfect first dance song for your wedding can take some work! Especially if you are looking for that magic, nostalgia-inducing song that you and your partner can dance to together in the kitchen year after year when you celebrate your anniversary!

We’ve compiled a list of 70 different first dance songs and we’ve broken them out by category! You’ll find classic songs, romantic songs, rock songs, songs for high school sweethearts, songs for couples that met in college, and songs that you can create a choreographed performance too! And, since we love creating wedding day experiences, we also included break-out lyrics or parts of the chorus for each song. If you find yourself with one or two of these songs stuck in your head after scrolling through this list, we apologize in advance!

Classic Songs

You can never go wrong with choosing a classic love song for the first dance at your wedding. In fact, we’d be willing to guess that you’ve heard at least one of the ten songs on the list below at a wedding that you’ve attended.

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1) The Drifters – This Magic Moment

Chorus: “This magic moment
While you lips are close to mine
Will last forever
Forever, ’til the end of time”

2) Cat Power – Sea of Love

Opening Lyrics: Come with me my love
To the sea
The sea of love
I want to tell you
How much I love you

3) The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody

Opening Lyrics: Woah, my love, my darling
I’ve hungered for your touch
A long, lonely time

4) Etta James – At Last

Opening Lyrics: At last, my love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song

5) Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling in Love

Chorus: Take my hand
Take my whole life, too
For I can’t help falling in love with you

6) Sam Cooke – Wonderful World

First Chorus: But I do know that I love you
And I know that if you love me, too
What a wonderful world this would be

7) Percy Sledge – When a Man Loves a Woman

Opening Lyrics: When a man loves a woman
Can’t keep his mind on nothing else
He’d change the world
For the good thing he’s found

8) Ben E. King – Stand by Me

Opening Chorus: When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we’ll see
No, I won’t be afraid
Oh, I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

9) The Flamingos – I Only Have Eyes for You

Lyrics: Are the stars out tonight (sha bop sha bop)
I don’t know if it’s cloudy or bright (sha bop sha bop)
I only have eyes for you dear

10) Louis Armstrong – La vie en rose

Lyrics: When you press me to your heart
I’m in a world apart
A world where roses bloom

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Romantic Songs

Picturing your first dance as a moment that you stare lovingly into each other’s eyes while locked in a tight embrace? You must be a romantic at heart. Having that fairytale moment on the dance floor will take the work of an epically romantic love song. Here are 10 first dance songs for your wedding if you are ready to dance cheek to cheek!

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1) Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight

Opening Lyrics: Someday, when I’m awfully low
When the world is cold
I will feel a glow just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight

2) Dolly Parton or Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You

Outro Chorus: And I will always love you
I will always love you
I will always love you

3) Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love to You

Opening Lyrics: Close your eyes, make a wish
And blow out the candlelight
For tonight is just your night
We’re gonna celebrate

4) Lana Del Rey – Love Song

Lyrics: Oh, be my once in a lifetime
Lying on your chest, in my party dress

5) Celine Dion – The Power of Love

Opening Lyrics: The whispers in the morning
Of lovers sleeping tight
Are rolling by like thunder now
As I look in your eyes

6) Kelly Clarkson – A Moment Like This

Chorus: A moment like this, some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this
Some people search forever for that one special kiss
Oh, I can’t believe it’s happening to me
Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this

7) Adele – Love Song

Chorus: However far away
I will always love you
However long I stay
I will always love you
Whatever words I say
I will always love you

8) The Pretenders – I’ll Stand by You

Chorus: I’ll stand by you
I’ll stand by you
Won’t let nobody hurt you

9) John Legend – All of Me

Chorus: Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections

10) All-4-One – I Swear

Second Chorus: Like the shadow that’s by your side
I’ll be there
For better or worse
‘Til death do us part

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Rock Songs

So maybe your couple style has a bit more edge or a little funk to it. You might be thinking that a classic or romantic song for the first dance at your wedding really just isn’t you. There are plenty of amazing options in the alt-rock/rock genre to choose from! Here are 10 songs that we love!

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1) Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps

Chorus: Wait, they don’t love you like I love you
Wait, they don’t love you like I love you

2) Mazy Star – Fade Into You

Chorus: Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think it’s strange you never knew

3) Billy Idol – White Wedding

Lyrics: It’s a nice day to start again
It’s a nice day for a white wedding

4) The Kinks – You Really Got Me

Lyrics: See, don’t ever set me free
I always wanna be by your side
Girl, you really got me now
You got me so I can’t sleep at night

5) Aerosmith – I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing

Opening Lyrics: I could stay awake just to hear you breathing
Watch you smile while you are sleeping
While you’re far away and dreaming
I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
I could stay lost in this moment forever

6) Foo Fighters – Everlong

Lyrics: Breathe out
So I can breathe you in
Hold you in
And now
I know you’ve always been

7) Oasis – Wonderwall

Chorus: Because maybe
You’re gonna be the one that saves me
And after all
You’re my wonderwall

8) Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Opening Lyrics: This thing called love
I just can’t handle it
This thing called love
I must get ’round to it

9) No Doubt – New

Opening Lyrics: Don’t let it go away
This feeling has got to stay
Don’t let it go away
This feeling has got to stay
And I can’t believe I’ve had this chance now

10) The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love

Chorus: I believe in a thing called love
Just listen to the rhythm of my heart
There’s a chance we could make it now
We’ll be rocking ’til the sun goes down
I believe in a thing called love

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Upbeat Songs

Want your first dance to be to an upbeat song that you can have fun with on the dance floor? You might want to kick off your reception in party mode, and that might mean skipping right over the slow dance. These songs are for if you’re a fun-loving couple who are ready to hit the dance floor!

1) The Emotions – Best of my Love

Lyrics: The kind that come around each day
My life has a better meaning
Love has kissed me in a beautiful way

2) Aretha Franklin – Say a Little Prayer

Chorus: You’ll stay in my heart and I will love you
Forever, forever (and ever) and ever
We never will part, oh, how I love you
Together, together – (together) together
That’s how it must be to live without you

3) The Ronettes – By My Baby

Chorus: So won’t you, please, be my, be my baby
Be my little baby, my one and only baby
Say you’ll be my darlin’, be my, be my baby
Be my baby now, my one and only baby

4) Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours

Chorus: Here I am, baby, oh, oh
Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours
You got my future in your hands
Ah, here I am, baby, ah, ah
Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours

5) Hall & Oates – You Make my Dreams

Chorus: Well, well, well, you
You make my dreams come true

6) Yvonne Elliman – If I Can’t Have You

Chorus: If I can’t have you
I don’t want nobody baby

7) Blondie – Heart of Glass

Opening Lyrics: Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass

8) Captain & Tennille – Love Will Keep Us Together

Opening Lyrics: Love
Love will keep us together
Think of me babe, whenever

9) Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance with Somebody

Chorus: Oh, I wanna dance with somebody
I wanna feel the heat with somebody
Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me

10) Kool & The Gang – Celebration

Lyrics: There’s a party goin’ on right here
A celebration to last throughout the years
So bring your good times, and your laughter too
We gonna celebrate your party with you

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High School Sweethearts

A first dance song at the wedding o high school sweethearts had to be something special, don’t you agree? Did your love story start back in the good old days of High School? You remember the days when it felt like you just couldn’t get enough of each other, and now you are celebrating your moment as a newly married couple. If you want a unique song that will reflect your “we grew up together” status, we love these options!

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1) Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

Lyrics: You make me
Feel like I’m livin’ a teenage dream
The way you turn me on, I can’t sleep
Let’s run away and don’t ever look back, don’t ever look back

2) Ed Sheeran – Perfect

Lyrics: ‘Cause we were just kids when we fell in love
Not knowing what it was
I will not give you up this time
But darling, just kiss me slow

3) Rihanna – You Da One

Opening Lyrics: You da one that I dream about all day
You da one that I think about always
You are the one, so I make sure I’ll behave
My love is your love, your love is my love

4) Bruce Springsteen – I’m on Fire

Opening Lyrics: Hey little girl, is your daddy home?
Did he go and leave you all alone?

5) Madonna – Cherish

Chorus: Cherish the thought
Of always having you here by my side
Oh baby, I cherish the joy
You keep bringing it into my life

6) The Bangles – Eternal Flame

Lyrics: I believe it’s meant to be, darling
I watch you when you are sleeping
You belong with me
Do you feel the same? Am I only dreaming?
Or is this burning (burning) an eternal flame?

7) REO Speedwagon – Can’t Fight This Feeling

Lyrics: And I can’t fight this feeling anymore
I’ve forgotten what I started fighting for
It’s time to bring this ship into the shore
And throw away the oars, forever

8) Fleetwood Mac – Landslide

Lyrics: Well, I’ve been afraid of changin’
‘Cause I’ve built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older

9) Christina Perri – A Thousand Years

Chorus: One step closer
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

10) Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me

Chorus: If you could see that I’m the one
Who understands you
Been here all along

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Couples Who Met in College

Couples who meet in college have a unique bond over their shared life experience. If you are marrying your college sweetheart then they know what it’s like to live through the “ramen noodle” days together before moving on to your dream job, and building a home together. Reflecting on that special bond in your relationship during your first dance can be done with a great song choice. Here are 10 first dance songs for your wedding, if you met in college!

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1) Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are

Chorus: When I see your face
There’s not a thing that I would change
‘Cause you’re amazing
Just the way you are

2) Madonna – Crazy for You

Chorus: I’m crazy for you
Touch me once and you’ll know it’s true
I never wanted anyone like this

3) Rihanna – We Found Love

Opening Lyrics: Yellow diamonds in the light
Now we’re standing side by side
As your shadow crosses mine
What it takes to come alive

4) Lionel Ritchie – Hello

Lyrics: I can see it in your eyes, I can see it in your smile
You’re all I’ve ever wanted and my arms are open wide

5) U2 – With or Without You

Opening Lyrics: See the stone set in your eyes
See the thorn twist in your side
I’ll wait for you

6) Maroon 5 – She Will be Loved

Chorus: I don’t mind spending every day
Out on your corner in the pouring rain

7) Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply

Opening Lyrics: I’ll be your dream, I’ll be your wish, I’ll be your fantasy
I’ll be your hope, I’ll be your love, be everything that you need
I love you more with every breath truly, madly, deeply do

8) Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars

Chorus: If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

9) Bebe Rexha – I Got You

Opening Lyrics: I can see you hurting
I’ve been through the same thing
Baby, don’t you worry, I got you

10) Shaina Twain – You’re Still The One

Lyrics: Looks like we made it
Look how far we’ve come, my baby
We mighta took the long way
We knew we’d get there someday

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Choreographed Dance

You and your partner are going to be in the spotlight for the entire day of your wedding. So why not go big or go home with a fully choreographed dance that includes the members of your bridal party? It’ll be a fun bonding experience with your friend circle, that will provide you with plenty of laughs and memories. And the best part is that it’ll help you walk away from the stresses of wedding planning from time to time to have fun! Here are 10 fun songs that will have you rewatching the film of your wedding over and over again!

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1) Brian Setzer Orchestra – Jump Jive an’ Wail

Here is a professionally choreographed dance to the swing hit, complete with period-era costumes if you need inspiration on how to make it work for your wedding day!

2) Beyonce – Single Ladies

You might’ve already watched this viral video of a bride and her crew dancing to a mash-up of Beyonce songs, but it’s worth checking out again if you need some tips for re-creating their choreography!

3) OutKast – Hey Ya!

This time, the groomsmen organized a surprise performance involving this dance-inducing song, and they even managed to work in the bouquet toss!

4) Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – The Time of my Life

Want to pull off a Johnny lifts baby high up in the air moment on your wedding day? This couple executed it flawlessly and even included video clips from the movie in the background of their performance!

5) Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill

Ok, blame Stranger Things, but we are dying to see a choreographed wedding dance to this revitalized 80s song! And yes, it can totally be done. This dance studio in Kansas City already put together a template for one!

6) Pharrell Williams – Happy

This bride and groom, together with their parents had a little break-out surprise for their guests that will put a smile on your face when you watch it!

7) Lady Gaga – Applause

Need some inspo for bringing this high-vibe Lady Gaga song to the dance floor at your wedding? This choreography will blow your mind! We’re not expecting you to be a pro dancer, but there are plenty of moves mixed in that you can incorporate into your wedding dance!

8) Bruno Mars – Marry You

This couple and their bridal party pulled off the sweetest choreographed routine to the Bruno Mars hit. Click the link to watch the whole performance!

9) Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feelin

This adorable family had a blast performing a group dance to the pop hit from the Trolls movie soundtrack!

10) Mark Ronson (ft Bruno Mars) – Uptown Funk

These newlyweds segued their first dance into a flash mob with their bridal party to Uptown Funk and we are begging you to be inspired by their energy level on the dance floor!

Congrats! You made it to the end of our 70 first dance songs for your wedding that are unique and fun! If you’re still putting together the music for your wedding, check out our list of 50 amazing songs to walk down the aisle to on your wedding day!

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