Most Popular First Dance Songs

jeanish
82
Comments

You've said ‘I do' and all your guests are waiting for the sweet and tender moment when the newlyweds share their first dance.  The song should fit the mood perfectly and must reflect your feelings for one another.  But there are thousands of great first dance songs - do you want a popular classic tune?  Do your future husband's two left feet require something simple and easy to dance to?

first dance
Photo by Viera Photographics

Most Popular Classics
If you're not sure what to choose, consider choosing one of the most popular first dance songs - these classics have been favorites with new couples for decades so you can't go wrong!

The Top 10 Classic First Dance Songs:

  • Unforgettable by Nat King Cole
  • The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra
  • What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
  • Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley
  • At Last by Etta James
  • It had to be You by Harry Connick Jr.
  • A Kiss is Just a Kiss by Michael Feinstein
  • Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers
  • A Whole New World by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle
  • Endless Love by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

Modern Favorites
You may want to stick with a popular song for your first dance, but prefer something a little more modern.  A few choices include: 

  • All my Life by K-Ci and JoJo
  • Could not Ask for More by Edwin McCain
  • It's Your Love by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
  • I Swear by All 4 One (also by John Montgomery)
  • This I Swear by Nick Lachey

Less Played First Dance Songs
Maybe you're looking for something a little different for your first dance?  Love songs are everywhere - movies, musicals, or the radio are great sources of inspiration!  Or consider these less played, but still popular options:

  • Songbird by Fleetwood Mac
  • Beautiful by Gordon Lightfoot
  • So This is Love by James Ingram
  • Nothing's Gonna Change my Love for You by Glenn Medeiros
  • Romeo & Juliet Love Theme composed by Tchaikovsky

Something Different, Something New
Not every couple fits the traditional, classic bride and groom mold.  There's nothing wrong with straying from the norm and being a bit original in the selection of your first dance song!  I would suggest any of these contemporary and often overlooked, tunes:

  • Too Good to be True by Lauryn Hill - a soulful remake of a Frankie Valli classic.
  • Luna by The Smashing Pumpkins
  • I Will Always Love You by The Cure
  • Forever in my Life by Prince

The first dance the two of you share as husband and wife is a very special moment and quite endearing to your guests as well.  Take the time to really think about the song you will use before the wedding and talk about it with your fiancé.  Whether you choose something different or decide to stick with tradition and sway to a popular first dance song, be sure to practice before the rehearsal or even squeeze in a few dance lessons!

 

2
Last Updated: September 9, 2014 at 12:53 pm
82
Comments
Log in or Sign up to post a comment
1414453900 small thumb img 6458
1375009684 small thumb 1ab1caa6cd252be5e75e3dc73f682a37
1375011059 small thumb ab0664264efccb0350c665b3781ed86d
1375011025 small thumb bcfcce75ed0e9d05c527ab101a669597
Missing profile
1375009671 small thumb 8c9604e3b55bf8727388825c722a4f1c
Missing profile
Missing profile
1375009674 small thumb 1844bcda2b95312365ba757ed1eb1fad
1375010852 small thumb 70d6661f0412867789eda9c43f34cbbc
Other ideas in My Project Wedding Board by jeanish
No image idea 1375591305 thumb 681ead36c85a963f172dda8ab02b92ac 1401393886 thumb 3d9aa42a3fe0762570d2706137198622 1375593490 thumb 3545de74f16429f01182ba31a006a800 1375591366 thumb e286dfee7e5650d52f4d2de14aced572 m 1375584113 thumb 7a2a1715d71a9725b462c69f227f0be9

Find Your Wedding Vendors

Featured Vendors Near You

You Might Also Like These Photos...
Chat About It