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101 First Dance Songs for Your Wedding Day


You’ve planned your centerpieces, you’ve sent out your invitations, you’ve purchased your dress and now it’s finally time to get into the nitty gritty details of the wedding.  It’s time to plan what the first song will be that you and your new spouse will dance to.  The song that describes to your guests your relationship and what you are feeling at that moment. 

For some this is an easy decision there is a song that already has special meaning to you.  You might also chose your song based on a certain dance style if you are taking dance lessons before the big day. To others this becomes an arduous task that can take days of searching and debating.  Not to mention the time it takes to look up all the lyrics to make sure what the song says has the right meaning for your first dance.  I’m not saying I did that, ok you caught me I did! And in the end I was very happy with the song we chose.  Oh now you’re interested to know what song it was… ok ok It was I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith.

To make it all easier for you I have a list of 100 songs to peruse with links so you can hear them and read the lyrics; because, I know you really want to make sure the song works for you!

10. Make you Feel My Love- Adele with Lyrics

9. Then- Brad Paisley with Lyrics

8. First Day of My Life- Bright Eyes with Lyrics

7. Everything- Michael Bublé with Lyrics

6. A Thousand Years- Christina Perri with Lyrics

5. Better Together – Jack Johnson with Lyrics

4. All of Me- John Legend with Lyrics

3. You are the Best Thing- Ray LaMontagne with Lyrics

2. I Won’t Give Up- Jason Mraz with Lyrics

1. At Last- Etta James with Lyrics

1. Marry Me- Train with Lyrics

2. Lucky- Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat with Lyrics

3. Wanted- Hunter Hayes with Lyrics

4. Love Song- 311 with Lyrics

5. Thank You- Chris Cornell with Lyrics

6. You and Me- Dave Mathews Band with Lyrics

7. Your Smiling Face- James Taylor with Lyrics

8. Slow Dance- John Legend with Lyrics

9. Fly Me to the Moon- Frank Sinatra with Lyrics

10. Can’t Take my Eye’s Off of You- Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons 

1. Angel- Robbie Williams with Lyrics

2. Differences- Ginuwine with Lyrics

3. Eternal Flame- The Bangles with Lyrics

4. Is this Love- Bob Marley with Lyrics

5. Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol with Lyrics

6. Head Over Feet – Alanis Morissette with Lyrics

7. How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You – James Taylor with Lyrics

8. Baby I’m Yours- Arctic Monkeys with Lyrics

9. Birds of a Feather- The Civil Wars with Lyrics

10. I Will Wait- Mumford & Sons with Lyrics

1. Amazed – Lonestar with Lyrics

2. All I Need To Know – Kenny Chesney with Lyrics 

3. Mine Would Be You- Blake Shelton with Lyrics

4. When you Say Nothing at All- Allison Krauss with Lyrics

5. Making Memories of Us- Keith Urban with Lyrics

6. We Danced- Brad Paisley with Lyrics

7. Bless the Broken Road- Rascal Flatts with Lyrics

8. I Love You- Martina Mcbride with Lyrics

9. My Best Friend- Tim McGraw with Lyrics

10. I Love You This Big- Scotty McCreery with Lyrics

1. The Sweetest Thing- Lauryn Hill with Lyrics

2. PrimeTime- Janelle Monae featuring Miguel with Lyrics 

3. Angel of Mine- Monica with Lyrics

4. All My Life- K-CI & JoJo with Lyrics

5. Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You- Lauren Hill with Lyrics

6. Spend my Life with You- Eric Benet featuring Tamia with Lyrics

7. Breathe Again- Toni Braxton with Lyrics

8. Have You Ever- Brandy with Lyrics

9. 21 Questions- 50 Cent Featuring Nate Dogg 

10. Because of You- Ne-Yo with Lyrics

1. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis with Lyrics 

2. Always- Irving Berlin with Lyrics

3.  You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker with Lyrics

4. As Time Goes By – from Casablanca with Lyrics

5. Embraceable You – Nat King Cole with Lyrics

6. Come Rain Or Come Shine – Frank Sinatra with Lyrics

7. L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole with Lyrics

8. S Wonderful – Ella Fitzgerald with Lyrics

9. Our Love Is Here To Stay – Nat King Cole with Lyrics 

10. My First My Last My Everything – Barry White with Lyrics

11. I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra with Lyrics

12. When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole with Lyrics

13. You Do Something To Me – Frank Sinatra with Lyrics

14. Some Enchanted Evening – from South Pacific with Lyrics

15. Someone To Watch Over Me – Frank Sinatra with Lyrics

16. Somewhere – from West Side Story with Lyrics

17. Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers with Lyrics

18. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole with Lyrics

19. Dream A Little Dream – Mamas & the Papas with Lyrics

20. Let It Be Me – Everly Brothers with Lyrics

20 Modern Classic First Dance Songs

1. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones with Lyrics

2. It Had To Be You – Harry Connick, Jr. with Lyrics

3. “L-O-V-E” by Michael Buble with Lyrics

4. Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John with Lyrics

5. From This Moment – Shania Twain with Lyrics

6. I Finally Found Someone – Brian Adams & Barbara Streissand with Lyrics

7. Here And Now – Luther Vandross with Lyrics

8. Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel with Lyrics

9. Love Will Keep Us Alive – The Eagles with Lyrics

10. Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie with Lyrics

11. Open Arms – Journey with Lyrics

12. She’s Got A Way – Billy Joel with Lyrics

13.  Sweet Thing – Van Morrison with Lyrics

14. Truly, Madly, Deeply – Savage Garden with Lyrics

15. Because Of You – Tony Bennett with Lyrics

16. We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters with Lyrics

17. When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge with Lyrics

18. May This Be Love – Jimi Hendrix with Lyrics

19. Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney & Wings with Lyrics

20. You’re The Inspiration – Chicago with Lyrics

21. Because You Loved Me- Celine Dion with Lyrics

22. Close To You- The Carpenters with Lyrics

23. One Moment In Time- Whitney Houston with Lyrics

24. Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton with Lyrics

25. Just the Way you are- Bruno Marz with Lyrics

26. Ho Hey- Lumaneers with Lyrics

27. Everything – Michael Buble with Lyrics

28. Beautiful – Gordon Lightfoot with Lyrics

29. Everything I Do (I Do It For You) – Bryan Adams with Lyrics

30. A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson with Lyrics

 ******* FIRST DANCE TIP*******

Check the length of the song when you pick it.  If you’re not comfortable dancing in front of all of your guests for 4-5 minutes make sure you let your DJ know to either ask your guests to join you around minute 2 or ask them to cut the song short.


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