Choosing Your First Dance Wedding Song

You agonize over it for months before your big day.

It has to be something special. Something that defines you as a couple. Something that all your guests will watch, with tears in their eyes, and admire the true love reflected in what they see. Or perhaps you want it to be something unique that reflects the fun-loving nature you have as a couple. Either way, it has to be good.

The first dance…

It’s the one tradition from your wedding that you will carry with you for the rest of your life. Your first dance wedding song becomes “your song” as a couple. And long after you’re married, you’ll always remember the first dance wedding song you danced to your first time as a married couple.

Because of the longevity of the first dance wedding song, most couples typically choose classic tunes or the popular romantic song for that year. Other couples try to choose a song with lyrics that are meaningful to them, that accurately represent their life, or let’s face it, that are easy to dance to!

For me, it was Kelly Moneymaker, “Can’t Live Without Your Love”. It’s not a popular song by any means, but the lyrics rang true and will always hold a special place in my heart.

But if you don’t already have a special song, choosing one for your wedding day can be a stressful process. So if you’re in need for some ideas, here are our top 25 favorite first dance wedding songs:

#25 – Love of a Lifetime – Firehouse

#24 – When You Look Me in the Eyes – Jonas Brothers

#23 – You’re the Reason I Come Home – Ron Pope

#22 – Then – Brad Paisley

#21 – It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

#20 – Whatever It Is – Zac Brown Band

#19 – Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk

#18 – For Once in My Life – Frank Sinatra

#17 – Make You Feel My Love – Adele

#16 – I’ll Back You Up – Dave Matthews Band

#15 – You Had me From Hello – Kenny Chesney

#14 – Every Time I Close My Eyes – Babyface & Mariah Carey

#13 – At Last – Etta James

#12 – My Best Friend – Tim McGraw

#11 – Always and Forever – Heatwave

#10 – God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton

#9 – Love of my Life – Brian McKnight

#8 – When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss

#7 – Come Rain or Come Shine – Ray Charles

#6 – A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson

#5 – Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts

#4 – Hold On – Michael Buble

#3 – I Love You This Big – Scotty McCreery

#2 – Stay With You – John Legend

#1 – ….we don’t want to ruin it for you. Check out the video to see our top choice! (Music Mashup)


Let us know what your first dance wedding song will be!

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