You’ve waited your whole life to find your other half. And now, the moment has arrived. As the first notes of “your” song fill the room, you take each other’s hand and walk to the center of the dance floor. Your eyes meet and slowly you begin to dance.
We’ve assembled these top 10 wedding first dance songs to give you a little inspiration for finding that perfect tune for your first dance.
- “At Last”, Etta James.
At last, your love has come along. Your lonely days are over and life is like a song. If Etta’s immortal ode to endless love describes your union, this classic hit may be the song for your first dance.
- “Amazed”, Lonestar.
With its innocent country styling and beautiful lyrics, so evocative of the wonders of falling in love, you may find what you’re looking for in this contemporary favorite.
- “It Had to be You”, Frank Sinatra.
From one of the most iconic crooners of all time, this timeless tune speaks to the inevitability of meeting “the One”. Delight your friends and family with the old-fashioned swag of Hollywood’s Rat Pack, with this satin smooth groove.
- “In My Life”, the Beatles.
This is the first of two on our top 10 wedding first dance songs from the Beatles. There won’t be a dry eye in the house, as you and your love celebrate your future together with this achingly beautiful song.
- “Lucky”, Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat.
If you and your new spouse are as lighthearted and sweet as this contemporary first dance favorite, you may have found the perfect song for your inaugural wedded turn on the dance floor.
- “You are the Sunshine of my Life”, Stevie Wonder.
With the eternal sunshine of wedded bliss before you, what could be more perfect than dancing into your future to this universally beloved melody from one of the great songwriters of the 20th Century?
- “Come Rain or Come Shine”, Ray Charles.
Promising to love each other “for better or for worse, in sickness and in health” is the biggest commitment you’ll ever make. Celebrate your promises to stand side-by-side through all adversity with Ray Charles.
- “How Sweet it is (to be Loved by You)”, James Taylor.
The sweetness of love is realized in the tradition of marriage. Taylor’s classic tune epitomizes that sentiment, speaking of comfort and being present to one another through time.
- “Unforgettable”, Nat King Cole.
You’ve been joined in marriage because you find each other unforgettable. In fact, it hasn’t crossed either of your minds to forget each other since the day you met. Nat King Cole’s elegant lyrics and velvety voice could be just the ticket.
- “Something”, the Beatles.
You’re attracted to your love like you’ve never been to another. This Beatles classic reminds us that love is an undefinable “something” – never the same for any two couples.
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