At some point during your planning journey, you and your partner will most likely have to choose from the plethora of first dance wedding songs out there. With over 80 million songs on Spotify alone, it's easy to feel overwhelmed with choices. That's where we - and the readers of Rock My Wedding - come in handy. We've compiled a list of fantastic and diverse first dance songs for you and your beau. Now, prepare yourselves - because we're about to get deep. Diverse music tastes possess a remarkable beauty. They mirror the vastness of human experiences and emotions, weaving together a vivid tapestry of musical expressions. Ok, take your goggles off - that's the deep stuff over with. What we're trying to say, is that whatever kind of music you like, and whatever you want to have your first dance accompanied by, it will reflect you, your relationship, and your beautiful love. And at the end of the day, that's all that matters. So, shall we dive in? (You might have to pop your goggles back on for that, actually).

290+ first dance wedding songs to choose from for your big day 


First up, we've got romantic songs. Shocker - a lot of people go for songs about love on their wedding day. I know, I know - the mind boggles. These songs are all about the lovey-dovey, wrapping the couple in a warm and fuzzy embrace. As they sway and twirl, it's like they're being whisked away to a world filled with dreams, promises, and everlasting devotion. It's like their own little fairytale come to life on the dance floor. Romantic first dance songs are also great when played by some kind of acoustic band or musician.

  • Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
  • Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
  • Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
  • Ed Sheeran - Perfect
  • Etta James - At Last
  • James Auther - Say You Won't Let Go
  • John Legend - All Of Me
  • Shania Twain - You're Still The One
  • The Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
  • Tom Baxter - Better
Infographic on romantic first dance wedding songs by Rock My Wedding


If you and your partner tend to go for more upbeat songs, then worry not. We haven't forgotten about you! Imagine: the happy couple hits the dance floor with a burst of energy, and the music starts pumping. The energy is infectious, and the vibes are fantastic. With each move, the couple radiates pure joy. Smiles light up the whole place. Uncles busting some questionable but ultimately hilarious moves. Sounds pretty good, right? Well, this dream can undoubtedly become reality, if you so wish. 

  • Beyonce - Love On Top
  • Jennifer Hudson - All Dressed In Love
  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
  • Mariah Carey - Alway Be My Baby
  • Michael Buble - Everything
  • Natalie Cole - This Will Be
  • Queen - You're My Best Friend
  • Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life
  • Take That - Greatest Day
  • The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice
Infographic of upbeat first dance wedding songs by Rock My Wedding


Are you after more of a Bridgerton-type vibe for your first dance? No bother - we've got you sorted on that front, too. Fancy yourself a waltz? Or a trip down memory lane? The classic first dance wedding songs are a good choice for you. Smooth, soulful, timeless and chic - what more could you want? The melodies are smooth, the lyrics are poetic, and there's a certain charm that fills the air. It's like stepping back in time, with the romance and grace of old-school love stories. These classic first dance songs create a magical ambience, making everyone feel like they're part of a timeless romance. So, get ready to foxtrot into the night!

  • Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  • Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love
  • Elton John - Your Song
  • Eva Cassidy - Songbird
  • Frankie Valli - Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
  • Lonestar - Amazed
  • Nat King Cole - L.O.V.E
  • Phil Collins - Groovy Kind Of Love
  • Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me
  • UB40 - Can't Help Falling In Love
Infographic of classic first dance wedding songs made by Rock My Wedding

Whether you're rocking 6-inch platform wedding heels or wedding flats, your first dance is going to be oh so memorable

Music sets the tone for your big day - so choosing a banger from the many first dance wedding songs is a must. Hopefully this article and our various Spotify playlists, including our indie wedding playlistpop wedding playlistdisco wedding playlistrock wedding playlisthip hop wedding playlist AND MORE (yes, I know, hard to believe - but true) will come in handy. Wondering at what stage your first dance actually takes place on your big day? Our article on the timeline of a wedding day will answer that question. 

Sasha Kirkham

Written by Sasha Kirkham

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