50 Great First Dance Wedding Songs

A great first dance wedding song is hard to choose. With so many options, it’s hard to narrow it down to just one song that truly represents the type of imagery you want to project for your first dance together as a married couple.  Here are 50 of our favorites.

  1. After All – Peter Cetera & Cher
  2. All I Want Is You – U2
  3. All I Ask Of You – Michael Crawford (The Phantom Of The Opera)
  4. Always – Bon Jovi
  5. At Last – Etta James
  6. A Groovy Kind Of Love – Phil Collins
  7. Breathe – Faith Hill
  8. By Your Side – Sade
  9. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
  10. Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Frankie Valli
  11. Cheek To Cheek – Fred Astaire
  12. Crazy For You – Madonna
  13. Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
  14. Embraceable You – Nat King Cole
  15. Eternal Flame – The Bangles
  16. Everything I Do, I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
  17. Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk
  18. For My Wedding – Don Henley
  19. From This Moment On – Shania Twain
  20. Green Eyes – Coldplay
  21. If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
  22. I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders
  23. I Only Have Eyes For You – The Flamingos
  24. In My Life – The Beatles
  25. It Had To Be You – Harry Connick, Jr.
  26. Love Of My Life – Santana featuring Dave Matthews
  27. Our Love Is Here To Stay – Billie Holiday
  28. Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
  29. So Amazing – Beyonce and Stevie Wonder
  30. Somebody – Depeche Mode
  31. Still in Love (Kissing You) – Beyonce
  32. The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
  33. The One That You Love – Air Supply
  34. The Power Of Love – Celine Dion
  35. The Very Thought of You – Tony Bennet and Ella Fitzgerald
  36. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  37. This Year’s Love – David Gray
  38. Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You -Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson
  39. Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
  40. Unforgettable – Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole
  41. We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters
  42. When A Man Loves A Woman – Michael Bolton
  43. When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss
  44. With Arms Wide Open – Creed
  45. You Are So Beautiful To Me – Joe Cocker
  46. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
  47. You Had Me From Helly – Kenny Chesney
  48. You’re My Best Friend – Queen
  49. You’re The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White
  50. You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
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Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian who has been living in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. I'm an experienced businesswoman and have worked in many leadership positions in Asia. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. I started writing about my health journey in 2009 after being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. In 2014, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS, which came with other massive health issues. These diagnoses were the start of my journey as a health advocate and patient leader. Since then, My Several Worlds has been recognized worldwide as a top site for AS, fibromyalgia, and chronic illness by WEGO Health and Healthline.

8 thoughts on “50 Great First Dance Wedding Songs

    michelle G

    (December 9, 2008 - 3:18 am)

    ooh so hard to pick, all are great


    (December 9, 2008 - 8:17 am)

    Ah, I was thinking about opening dances last week while driving to work – that’s because “Into my arms” from Nick Cave was on, I love that song, might be my pick. But then again the opening dance is really personal to the couple, isn’t it? If I’d married my first boyfriend it would have been the song we first kissed on, Foo Fighters’ Everlong, not very danceable 🙂 My male best friend once mentioned Air’s “Playground Love” for his highschool sweetheart. And with my last ex it would have been “The Killing Moon” by Echo and the Bunnymen.
    -> you see I gave it a lot of thought, it’s a long drive to work 🙂

    I’d pick one that meant a lot to the both of you. Apart from that, I love the old classics (Sinatra, Presley, etc).


    (December 9, 2008 - 9:38 pm)

    It’s so hard to decide. I’ve heard many songs from this list. If I were you I would choose Frank Sinatra. Old classics have plenty of charm.

    Nomadic Matt

    (December 11, 2008 - 7:31 am)

    you missed the best two: not fire, not ice by ben harper and the luckiest by ben folds


    (January 2, 2009 - 10:51 am)

    It was hard to pick. There are so many great songs. We ended up dancing to “If Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys.


    (May 27, 2009 - 12:09 am)

    nothing else matters-metallica.(:


      (June 3, 2009 - 9:40 am)

      Oh yeah! Great choice!

    Father Daughter Wedding Songs

    (January 6, 2010 - 3:25 am)

    My Dad just got married – he and his bride danced to At Last by Etta James –
    Well, anyway….
    .-= Father Daughter Wedding Songs´s last blog ..About =-.

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