80 First Dance Songs You Haven’t Thought Of Yet

October 20, 2016 | nicole

first-dance-songsphoto by Hannah Costello

Wedding planning can feel like decision after decision, but one of those selections is unanimously more fun than the rest: choosing your first dance song! Whether you’ve had a favorite song since you first got together or you’re determining a theme song for your relationship, your first dance song will hold a special place in your heart (and ears) for the rest of your life. There are plenty of lists of first dance songs to consider, but we’ve narrowed down a few from each genre that we bet you haven’t thought of yet. Will you dance beneath the stars to a contemporary folk song or spin under a spotlight to an old school tune?

Old School Romance

You’re All I Need to Get By – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

When You’re Smiling – Louis Armstrong

The Very Thought Of You – Nat King Cole

Someone to Watch Over Me – Frank Sinatra

You Send Me – Sam Cooke

You and Me – Penny & The Quarters

Crazy Love – Van Morrison

They Can’t Take That Away From Me – Ella Fitzgerald

My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone

You Belong To Me – Patsy Cline


Mess Is Mine – Vance Joy

The Wedding Song – Angus & Julia Stone

No One’s Gonna Love You – Band of Horses

Ends of the Earth – Lord Huron

I’m So In Love With You – Jill Andrews (feat. Seth Avett)

Whole Wide World – Bahamas

All The Pretty Girls – Kaleo

Dancing Shoes – Green River Ordinance

I Love You, Honeybear – Father John Misty

Like Real People Do – Hozier

bohemian-iowa-wedding-at-the-rustic-rose-barn-amanda-basteen-45photo by Amanda Basteen Photography


XO – John Mayer

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Ingrid Michaelson

Higher Love – James Vincent McMorrow

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

You Are My Sunshine – Morgane and Chris Stapleton

At Last – Beyoncé

Your Song – Ellie Goulding

I Believe in a Thing Called Love – Branches

Stand By Me – Florence + The Machine

Crazy In Love – Oh Wonder


Teenage Dream – Katy Perry

Adore You – Miley Cyrus

Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran

Stickwitu – The Pussycat Dolls

Halo – Beyoncé

Latch (Acoustic) – Sam Smith

Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey

This I Promise You – *NSYNC

I Turn To You – Christina Aguilera

romantic-austin-tx-garden-wedding-allan-house-29-600x900photo by Stephanie Rogers Photography


Fade Into You – Mazzy Star

You & Me – Dave Matthews Band

Something About Your Love – Mason Jennings

Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap

Brighter Than Sunshine – Aqualung

Somewhere Only We Know – Keane

The Only Exception – Paramore

I Will Follow You Into The Dark – Death Cab for Cutie

Stolen – Dashboard Confessional

Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs


Your Man – Josh Turner

Late To The Party – Kacey Musgraves

When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss

Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton

Yours –  Russell Dickerson

Feet Don’t Touch the Ground – Stoney LaRue

Who I Am – Wade Bowen

One Woman – Randy Rogers Band

Constantly – Cross Canadian Ragweed

Here Tonight – Sam Burchfield

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A Couple of Forevers – Chrisette Michele

If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys

Like a Star – Corinne Bailey Rae

Coming Home – Leon Bridges

Love On Top – Beyoncé

Back At One – Brian McKnight

Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey

Really Love – D’Angelo

Love Like This – Faith Evans

By Your Side – Sade


I Got You – Jack Johnson

Hold You In My Arms – Ray Lamontagne

Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell

Us – Regina Spektor

It’s Good To Have You – Josh Rouse

You and I – Ingrid Michaelson

Be Be Your Love – Rachel Yamagata

We Found Each Other In The Dark – City and Colour

The Luckiest – Ben Folds

Build a Home – Jeffrey Martin

Which first dance song will you lace up your dancing shoes to? Save the Spotify playlist to keep all of these songs in one place! Have a first dance song picked out, but not a destination? Find out which wedding destination is your perfect fit!


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  1. Such a great list! i am definitely sharing this with my brides! Thanks!

  2. great list! Very good selection.

  3. You can’t really go wrong with Jack Johnson! :) if we can reduce the amount of John Legend “All of Me” as first dance, i’ll be alright lol!

  4. I wish you’d included a Spotify playlist so we could easily listen to these songs.

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