Best First Dance Songs

Your first dance on your wedding day is one of the most special moments between you and your spouse celebrating the next phase of your life together. After entering the reception as newlyweds, you’ll need the perfect tune to mark this special occasion on the dance floor and set the tone for the rest of the night. We’ve compiled a fun list of various first dance songs to kick off your wedding reception along with our favorite lines in each of them!

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John Myers Photography


-Etta James: At Last
Lyrics we love: “At last/My love has come along/And life is like a song”


-Elton John: Your Song

Lyrics we love: “I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind/That I put down in words/How wonderful life is/While you’re in the world”


-Toploader: Dancing in the Moonlight

Lyrics we love: “Dancing in the moonlight/Everybody’s feelin’ warm and bright/It’s such a fine and natural sight”


-Christina Perri: A Thousand Years

Lyrics we love: “I have loved you for a thousand years/I’ll love you for a thousand more”


-Elvis Presley: Can’t Help Falling in Love

Lyrics we love: “Take my hand/Take my whole life, too/For I can’t help falling in love with you”


-Jason Mraz: I’m Yours

Lyrics we love: “This is our fate, I’m yours/It cannot wait, I’m sure”


-Coldplay: Yellow

Lyrics we love: “Look at the stars/Look how they shine for you/You know I love you so”


-The Temptations: My Girl

Lyrics we love: “I’ve got sunshine, on a cloudy day/When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May/What can make me feel this way?/My girl, my girl, my girl”

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Rebecca Renee Photography


-Chris Stapleton: Joy of My Life

Lyrics we love: “Must be the luckiest man alive/Did I tell you, baby/ You are the joy of my life”


-Ed Sheeran: Perfect

Lyrics we love: “I found a love, for me/Well, I found a girl, beautiful and sweet/Darling, you look perfect tonight”


-John Legend: All of Me

Lyrics we love: “Give your all to me/I’ll give my all to you”


-Zach Bryan: Sun to Me

Lyrics we love: “Sweetest of the sunflowers, how you’re the sun to me”


-Thomas Rhett: Die a Happy Man

Lyrics we love: “Oh, if all I got is your hand in my hand/Baby, I could die a happy man”


-Dan + Shay: Speechless

Lyrics we love: “I’m speechless/Starin’ at you, standin’ there, in that dress/Every time you walk into the room”


-Adele: Make You Feel My Love

Lyrics we love: “No, there’s nothing that I wouldn’t do/To make you feel my love”


-Alicia Keys: If I Ain’t Got You

Lyrics we love: “Some people want it all/But I don’t want nothing at all/If I ain’t got you, baby”

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Lara Howell Photography


-Bruno Mars: Marry You

Lyrics we love: “Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you”


-Mariah Carey: Always Be My Baby

Lyrics we love: “You’ll always be apart of me/I’m part of you indefinitely/No way you’re never gonna shake me/Oh darlin’ cause you’ll always be my baby”


-Beyoncé: Love On Top

Lyrics we love: “Baby, it’s you/You’re the one I love/You’re the one I need/You’re the only one I see/You put my love on top”


-Maroon 5: Love Somebody

Lyrics we love: “I really wanna love somebody/I really wanna dance the night away”


-Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne: Rather Be

Lyrics we love: “But as long as you are with me/There’s not place I’d rather be”


-Paramore: Still Into You

Lyrics we love: “Baby, not a day goes by/That I’m not into you”

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Meric Moments Photography

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