Top 5 First Dance Wedding Songs Listed by Genre. The Complete First Dance List.

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Congratulations to all of the couples who were engaged on Valentines Day! Now the planning and research begins, including the search for a perfect song to share your first dance together as husband and wife. For some couples, this will be a no-brainer, as it will be the song when you shared your first kiss. For others, the decision will require careful consideration. In addition to considering the lyrics and tempo, you should also select a song that reflects your personal musical taste and that fits the mood of the event. To that end, we have listed 50 songs across ten musical genres.

Listed below is the name of a given musical genre in bold, followed by five key picks immediately below. Good luck in finding the perfect song for your special day!

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First Dance Songs Listed by Genre


  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • Marry Me – Train
  • The Way I Am – Ingrid Michaelson
  • 1,2,3,4 – Plain White T’s
  • Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars



  • Lost Without You – Robin Thicke
  • P.D.A. (We Don’t Care) – John Legend
  • Through the Fire – Chaka Khan
  • By Your Side – Sade
  • Always and Forever – Heatwave


Classic Rock

  • If I Should Fall Behind – Bruce Springsteen
  • Faithfully- Journey
  • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  • Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
  • In a Little While – U2


Alternative Rock

  • You are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  • Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop – Landon Pigg
  • Fade into You – Mazzy Star
  • Such Great Heights – Iron & Wine
  • Slave to Love – Bryan Ferry



  • The Drive – The Cars
  • Heaven – Bryan Adams
  • Nothing Compares to You – Sinead O’Connor
  • Take My Breath Away – Berlin
  • Crazy for You – Madonna



  • Colour My World – Chicago
  • I Just Fall in Love Again – Anne Murray
  • More Than a Woman – Bee Gees
  • How Deep is Your Love – Bee Gees
  • Rock Your Baby – McRae



  • Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not – Thompson Square
  • Amazed – Lonestar
  • Lost in This Moment – Big & Rich
  • Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
  • I Swear – John Michael Montgomery



  • Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
  • I Only Have Eyes for You – The Flamingoes
  • I Will – The Beatles
  • We Have All the Time in the World – Louis Armstrong
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra



  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face- Marcia Griffiths
  • Our Time Will Come (Reggae Version) – Amy Winehouse
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love (Cover) – UB40
  • Cupid – Johnny Nash
  • Baby I Need Your Lovin’ (Cover) – Delroy Wilson



  • Hero – Enrique Iglesias
  • Por Siempre Tu (I Turn to You) – Christina Aguilera
  • My Baby You – Marc Anthony
  • Mi Buen Amor – Gloria Estefan
  • You Sang to Me – Marc Anthony


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