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Wedding First Dance Music [Songs + Playlists]

Last updated October 9, 2020

Ignite the dance floor with a sultry sashay or a romantic twirl with one of these first dance wedding songs. We’ve compiled a list of our personal favorites and widely popular tunes as well. Sift through to find your most perfect fit!

Our list spans many genres – from ‘90s classics, such as “Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden, to contemporary country, such as “Tenessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton.

Enter Song Name Enter Year Enter Artist Notes Decade Post URL YouTube URL iTunes URL Spotify URL Song Name Artist Year YouTube iTunes Spotify
A Thousand Years 2.011 Christina Perri https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtOvBOTyX00 https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/a-thousand-years/467980710?i=467980724&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/album/15yvc643iYfQtb6zh9NEJo A Thousand Years Christina Perri 2011 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Here Comes the Sun 1.965 The Beatles https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/60s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQetemT1sWc https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/1441164426?i=1441164589&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1O72F2ECjACsMPz8ZyjOmf Here Comes the Sun The Beatles 1965 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Can't Help Falling In Love 1.961 Elvis Presley https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/60s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXhKWWCCdk8 https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/cant-help-falling-in-love/217633715?i=217635636&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/album/5Lw5Jydp8yaWsKS0yXkZFs Can't Help Falling In Love Elvis Presley 1961 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Thinking Out Loud 2.014 Ed Sheeran https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp-EO5I60KA https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/thinking-out-loud/1050204616?i=1050204631&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/album/1xn54DMo2qIqBuMqHtUsFd?highlight=spotify:track:34gCuhDGsG4bRPIf9bb02f Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran 2014 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Amazed 1.999 Lonestar https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/90s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-skFgrV59A https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/amazed/298396488?i=298396538&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/album/4j5jpOVsUVrQs5BQqoVHUN Amazed Lonestar 1999 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Best Day of My Life 2.014 American Authors https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y66j_BUCBMY https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/best-day-of-my-life/1440851059?i=1440851075&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/album/4nrYXklg3p07sDPX8evRhT Best Day of My Life American Authors 2014 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Wonderful Tonight 1.977 Eric Clapton https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/70s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW6ai6S6sLo https://music.apple.com/us/album/wonderful-tonight/1440768271?i=1440768823 https://open.spotify.com/track/6zC0mpGYwbNTpk9SKwh08f Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton 1977 YouTube iTunes Spotify
The Rose 1.980 Bette Midler https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/80s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBpDk7hS_co https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-rose/740212452?i=740212490 https://open.spotify.com/track/562JrM9b7jiu8LgzV62x3o The Rose Bette Midler 1980 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Unchained Melody 1.965 Righteous Brothers https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/60s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te51eVrFWEc https://music.apple.com/us/album/unchained-melody/1440781744?i=1440782462 https://open.spotify.com/track/2qhASBzpbFhPRtrnZ5lLnz Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers 1965 YouTube iTunes Spotify
What a Wonderful World 1.967 Louis Armstrong https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/60s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFFM4dxC1kk https://music.apple.com/us/album/what-a-wonderful-world/1440787250?i=1440787254 https://open.spotify.com/track/29U7stRjqHU6rMiS8BfaI9 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 1967 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Everything I Do (I Do For You) 1.991 Bryan Adams https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/90s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0pdQU87dc8 https://music.apple.com/us/album/everything-i-do-i-do-it-for-you/1440756670?i=1440756952 https://open.spotify.com/track/6eBK3edMW7bEzecF1eCezc Everything I Do (I Do For You) Bryan Adams 1991 YouTube iTunes Spotify
I Choose You 2.013 Sara Bareilles https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjE5D9cHiOk https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/i-choose-you/1440504715?i=1440505355&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/album/7lpbyGc4fHsQkBTsfWVBhp?highlight=spotify:track:7jJH8F3PHlNvxfqEAAfFDl I Choose You Sara Bareilles 2013 YouTube iTunes Spotify
This Will Be 1.975 Natalie Cole https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/70s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbaoKL1Ei0c https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/this-will-be-an-everlasting-love/715770738?i=715770841&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/album/1eTNYVS06XwHjwMssf6Fsx?highlight=spotify:track:0PDCewmZCp0P5s00bptcdd This Will Be Natalie Cole 1975 YouTube iTunes Spotify
How Sweet It Is 1.975 James Taylor https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/70s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zls8DFx9UCw https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/how-sweet-it-is-to-be-loved-by-you/320083830?i=320084024&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/album/0x491s63vRDvG25x2Fzrny?highlight=spotify:track:75Nlnd9AJ4CYrLXgWGsuTF How Sweet It Is James Taylor 1975 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Just the Way You Are 2.010 Bruno Mars https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhCEhWiKXk https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/just-the-way-you-are/576654788?i=576655095&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/7BqBn9nzAq8spo5e7cZ0dJ Just the Way You Are Bruno Mars 2010 YouTube iTunes Spotify
You Are So Beautiful 1.974 Joe Cocker https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/70s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlDmslyGmGI https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/you-are-so-beautiful/1443911749?i=1443912614&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/1gJOqXpRjz9GeEEwQpcujK You Are So Beautiful Joe Cocker 1974 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Chapel of Love 1.964 Dixie Cups https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/60s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMfrLFirGWc https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/chapel-of-love/1471017021?i=1471017147&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/4JchWgAG3RZmCLHcEGf9DZ Chapel of Love Dixie Cups 1964 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You 1.967 Frankie Valli https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/60s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J36z7AnhvOM https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/cant-take-my-eyes-off-you/360749303?i=360749423&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/6ft9PAgNOjmZ2kFVP7LGqb Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You Frankie Valli 1967 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Signed, Sealed, Delivered 1.970 Stevie Wonder https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/70s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvRwR-hZDVY https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/signed-sealed-delivered-im-yours/1469582082?i=1469582277&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/album/54ootLtDyMZFr9obtWQvvO?autoplay=true Signed, Sealed, Delivered Stevie Wonder 1970 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Sweetest Thing 1.987 U2 https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/80s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WybiA263bw https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/sweetest-thing-the-single-mix/1440729856?i=1440729869&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/7ndGFo9nZ108KPgXtfYWCe Sweetest Thing U2 1987 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Make You Feel My Love 2.008 Adele https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0put0_a--Ng https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/make-you-feel-my-love/1399799906?i=1399800382&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/6P7tTFzn6oNa0GL8w8oazE Make You Feel My Love Adele 2008 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Ave Maria 1.994 Luciano Pavarotti https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/90s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpYGgtrMTYs https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/ave-maria-d-839/963381837?i=963382901&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/0djrYGep0ht6lAVCEliKil Ave Maria Luciano Pavarotti 1994 YouTube iTunes Spotify
The Book of Love 2.004 Peter Gabriel https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmnDXRJ7btE https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/the-book-of-love/989284837?i=989285747&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/4TGjfiGfhS8OKXHdghtMh0 The Book of Love Peter Gabriel 2004 YouTube iTunes Spotify
At Last 1.960 Etta James https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/60s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-cbOl96RFM https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/at-last/1440838775?i=1440839443&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/4Hhv2vrOTy89HFRcjU3QOx At Last Etta James 1960 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Making Memories of Us 2.004 Keith Urban https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSgL01PuAjc https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/making-memories-of-us/1440834416?i=1440834571&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/0Sg5kWoILCs2zBoIHIsDAa Making Memories of Us Keith Urban 2004 YouTube iTunes Spotify
God Gave Me You 2.010 Dave Barnes https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hQK6GIrpYU https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/god-gave-me-you/1442937849?i=1442938065&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/28lU91CRfUdWJEY7KbhZBL God Gave Me You Dave Barnes 2010 YouTube iTunes Spotify
I Can Only Imagine 1.999 MercyMe https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/90s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNDEyxEMNp0 https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/i-can-only-imagine/193656444?i=193657297&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/0lVYRIVjK77Z6uG2GgM8Kl I Can Only Imagine MercyMe 1999 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Let's Stay Together 1.972 Al Green https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/70s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COiIC3A0ROM https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/lets-stay-together/976362815?i=976362823&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/63xdwScd1Ai1GigAwQxE8y Let's Stay Together Al Green 1972 YouTube iTunes Spotify
It Had To Be You 1.989 Harry Connick Jr. https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/80s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UnQOfPwZfs https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/it-had-to-be-you-big-band-and-vocals/191447500?i=191447544&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/58Znl2X9CgsghGUZrkEUr4 It Had To Be You Harry Connick Jr. 1989 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Endless Love 1.981 Lionel Richie & Diana Ross https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/80s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM_R1R28kLM https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/endless-love/1443896313?i=1443896316&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/0FGxAEMIE5GhyFqFMHRWaO Endless Love Lionel Richie & Diana Ross 1981 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Crazy Little Thing Called Love 1.979 Queen https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/70s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO6D_BAuYCI https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/crazy-little-thing-called-love/1440650428?i=1440650739&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/35ItUJlMtjOQW3SSiTCrrw Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen 1979 YouTube iTunes Spotify
The Way I Am 2.013 Ingrid Michaelson https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owNv81KIvAQ https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/the-way-i-am/1510842023?i=1510842268&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/43ddJFnP8m3PzNJXiHuiyJ The Way I Am Ingrid Michaelson 2013 YouTube iTunes Spotify
I Will Wait 2.012 Mumford & Sons https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2010s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGKfrgqWcv0 https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/i-will-wait/1451531115?i=1451531639&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/0hm8rgOY17z7kQJlqGKbu7 I Will Wait Mumford & Sons 2012 YouTube iTunes Spotify
The Wedding 1.985 Micahel Card https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/80s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i25fREzaSxg https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/the-wedding/723505993?i=723506548&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/6XbdFtfkOkHwvw6Jx92IVB The Wedding Micahel Card 1985 YouTube iTunes Spotify
From This Moment 1.997 Shania Twain https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/90s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-Lp2uC_1lg https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/from-this-moment-on-pop-on-tour-version/1440903543?i=1440903792&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/0Q7Jp3aCwfYnSnbMDoXWyR From This Moment Shania Twain 1997 YouTube iTunes Spotify
I Could Not Ask For More 1.999 Edwin Mccain https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/90s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxUd76Q27LM https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/i-could-not-ask-for-more/376831768?i=376831806&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/14J3PO0VnhtcRa31r7Aj1L I Could Not Ask For More Edwin Mccain 1999 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Everything 2.007 Michael Buble https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPUJIbXN0WY https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/everything/668403779?i=668403788&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/4T6HLdP6OcAtqC6tGnQelG Everything Michael Buble 2007 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Better Together 2.005 Jack Johnson https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/2000s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfoqELZWcp8 https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/better-together/1440857781?i=1440857786&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/4VywXu6umkIQ2OS0m1I79y Better Together Jack Johnson 2005 YouTube iTunes Spotify
Wedding Song 1.971 Noel Paul Stookey https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/70s-wedding-music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR051uCNrAw https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/wedding-song-there-is-love/79029971?i=79029960&mt=1&app=music https://open.spotify.com/track/3bwgcbZwEVnRP0JMwKVYCa Wedding Song Noel Paul Stookey 1971 YouTube iTunes Spotify

Looking for More On the First Dance?

Common Questions About the First Dance

How long should your first dance song be?

Look, it’s your wedding – you decide how long you want your first dance to be. However, since you asked, we recommend you go for something that’s between 3 and 5 minutes long.

Should I go for a choreographed danced routine?

Ha – go for it! Have fun and be sure to practice. Performing and putting on a show sounds easier than it is to actually do, but if you’ve got it in you, we say – have fun!