The Most Popular Songs for the First Dance

Popular Songs for the First Dance

If there’s one thing you’ll remember from your wedding reception, it’s your first dance. You want to dance to a memorable song that also resonates with you and your fiancé. You may both have different ideas of what the first dance might look like, but it’s a great chance to work on your compromising skills as a couple.

Stop and ask one another, do you want a classic song, trendy song, or something completely original? What types of personalities do you both have? Do you want a romantic, slow song that will give you time to spend three minutes with just the two of you before the hustle and bustle of the reception begins? Or do you want to put on a show, with a choreographed showcase of the dance skills you and your partner possess?

No matter your style or desires, use the most popular first dance songs below for a little inspiration. They can either make your decision easy or provide inspiration as you choose the song that means the most to the both of you as you start your journey as husband and wife.

Popular First Dance Songs

Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers

At Last by Etta James

All of Me by John Legend

The Way you Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra

I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith

I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz

Come Away With Me by Norah Jones

Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley

Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton

Marry Me by Train

Mirrors by Justin Timberlake

Lovesong by Adele

God Gave me You by Blake Shelton

Your Song by Elton John

Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden

My Best Friend by Tim McGraw

Amazed by Lonestar

Choose a Song by Genre

Together, you and your fiancé can narrow down your choices by choosing a genre. Do you want oldies but goodies? Maybe you are an old soul and have a love for Frank Sinatra or the Righteous Brothers. It’s only fitting that you dance to one of their songs as your first dance as husband and wife.

If oldie songs aren’t your thing, what about country or pop songs – do they make you happy? Do you love traditional singers, like Elton John or Eric Clapton? Do you want to shake things up with some rock and roll by Aerosmith? Make sure you choose songs that you love and that resonate with you and your fiancé.

Choose the Song That Makes you Happy

If you don’t know what first song to choose, talk to your DJ. An accommodating DJ will have ideas and ask the right questions. He probably won’t tell you what song to choose – that’s a personal decision, but he’ll help point you in the right direction. Planning a wedding means that you will make a lot of decisions with your fiancé and sometimes it can feel overwhelming. Asking for a little help to get your ideas flowing isn’t a bad way to plan your wedding – it’s the smart way to make sure you choose the best first song for your wedding.