20 October, 2020

How to Choose the Best Wedding First Dance Song

When choosing your song, the first place to look is within. The best first dance songs are the ones that both you and your partner adore. Take a moment to think of your favorite memories together. Is there a song that you played over and over again on an amazing vacation? Was there a tune that was stuck in your head on your first date? Live music has an amazing ability to create intimate and sincere moments. With Sound Society, we can learn any special requests that will make your day magical.

If you’re having trouble choosing a song, have no fear! We are always happy to help and have put together a list of some of our favorites. You will find some of the most popular first dance songs—romantic classics that you absolutely cannot go wrong with—as well as some more obscure gems for those who prefer something all their own. Get your champagne ready and have a listen!

Couple kissing during first dance.
Photo by Alex Warshauer

Best First Dance Songs for Weddings

  • “All Of Me” John Legend
  • “At Last” Etta James
  • “Baby I’m Yours” Arctic Monkeys
  • “Because You Loved Me” Céline Dion
  • “Better Together” Jack Johnson
  • “Best Part” Daniel Ceaser feat H.E.R
  • “Can’t Help Falling In Love” Elvis Presley
  • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” Frank Valli
  • “Can’t Stop the Feeling” Justin Timberlake
  • “Come Away With Me” Norah Jones
  • “Crazy in Love” Beyoncé
  • “Dream a Little Dream” The Mamas and the Papa’s
  • “Heart It Races” Dr. Dog “Home” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  • “If I Ain’t Got You” Alicia Keys
  • “In My Life” The Beatles
  • “It Had to Be You” Ray Charles
  • “Kiss” Prince
  • “Love” Lana Del Rey
  • “L-O-V-E” Nat King Cole
  • “Love On Top” Beyoncé
  • “Lover” Taylor Swift
  • “Make You Feel My Love” Adele
  • “My Girl” The Temptations
  • “No One” Alicia Keys
  • “Real Love Baby” Father John Misty
  • “Riptide” Vance Joy
  • “Say You Won’t Let Go” James Arthur
  • “Speechless” Dan + Shay
  • “Stand By Me” Ben E. King
  • “Sunday Morning” Maroon 5
  • “Tennessee Whiskey” Chris Stapleton
  • “The Only Exception” Paramore
  • “The Way You Look Tonight” Frank Sinatra
  • “The Way You Make Me Feel” Michael Jackson
  • “Thinking Out Loud” Ed Sheeran
  • “Unchained Melody” The Righteous Brothers
  • “Wonderful Tonight” Eric Clapton
  • “You Are the Best Thing” Ray LaMontagne
  • “You Send Me” Sam Cooke

Looking for even more inspiration? Check out this Spotify playlist we made that includes all these and more!

Your perfect moment awaits! Happy dancing!