First Dance Songs

102 First Dance Songs for Every Wedding Style and Theme

Hey there, lovebirds! Are you all set to tie the knot and groove to your first dance? Well, we’ve got your back with our ultimate list of 102 first dance songs for every wedding style and theme.

No matter if you’re going for a rustic barn wedding, a chic city soirée, or a boho beach ceremony, we’ve got something that’ll make your hearts skip a beat.

From timeless classics to modern hits, our curated collection will have you feeling all the feels and ready to take the dance floor by storm. So get ready to swoon, sway, and step into your happily ever after with these sweet melodies.

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Classic/Traditional:

Classic First Dance Song

Ready to make your hearts flutter? Here we go with our carefully curated collection of classic and traditional first dance songs for every wedding theme! We’ve handpicked these timeless tunes that will instantly transport you into an atmosphere filled with elegance, romance, and joy. So grab your partner’s hands as the sweet sounds of the past fill up the air — it’s time to twirl away on a magical journey together!

Lyrics we love: “Oh, my love, my darling, I’ve hungered for your touch, a long lonely time”

Lyrics we love: “Take my hand, take my whole life too, for I can’t help falling in love with you”

Lyrics we love: “And here we are in heaven, for you are mine at last”

Lyrics we love: “With each word your tenderness grows, tearin’ my fear apart, and that laugh wrinkles your nose, touches my foolish heart.”

Lyrics we love: “For nobody else gave me a thrill, with all your faults, I love you still”

Lyrics we love: “I’ve got you under my skin, I’d sacrifice anything come what might, for the sake of having you near”

Lyrics we love: “Two drifters off to see the world, there’s such a lot of world to see”

Lyrics we love: “I see trees of green, red roses too, I see them bloom for me and you”

Lyrics we love: “When a man loves a woman, he can’t keep his mind on nothin’ else, he’d trade the world for the good thing he’s found”

Lyrics we love: “Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars, let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars”

Pop:

Get ready to explore the amazing Pop section! If you’re seeking an unforgettable first dance song that you and your partner will sing along with, look no further – we’ve got it all. From tender ballads to dynamic party songs, this selection includes some of today’s most acclaimed musicians.

Lyrics we love: “Baby it’s you, you’re the one I love, you’re the one I need, you’re the only one I see”

Lyrics we love: “Take me into your loving arms, kiss me under the light of a thousand stars”

Lyrics we love: “Let’s go, don’t wait, this night’s almost over. Honest, let’s make this night last forever.”

Lyrics we love: “Love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections”

Lyrics we love: “Forever can never be long enough for me, feel like I’ve had long enough with you”

Lyrics we love: “We’ve come a long way, baby. You know, I hope and I pray that you believe me. When I say this love will never fade away”

Lyrics we love: “I have died every day waiting for you, darling don’t be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years”

Lyrics we love: “I met you in the dark, you lit me up, you made me feel as though I was enough”

Lyrics we love: “Well I found a woman, stronger than anyone I know, she shares my dreams, I hope that someday I’ll share her home”

Lyrics we love: “I don’t want to close my eyes, I don’t want to fall asleep, ’cause I’d miss you, baby, and I don’t want to miss a thing”

Lyrics we love: “Baby, you’re all that I want, when you’re lying here in my arms. I’m finding it hard to believe we’re in heaven.”

Lyrics we love: “My whole heart will be yours forever, this is a beautiful start to a lifelong love letter”

Lyrics we love: “With a single word, and a gentle touch, you turned a moment into forever”

Rock:

Rock First Dance Song

Time to get rocking! Our list of ‘Rock’ section songs is perfect for any wedding style and theme, allowing you and your partner to channel your wild side. From classic rock anthems with edgy guitar riffs to alternative tunes with powerful vocals – there’s something here that will make everyone want to dance all night long! So let the music move you as you headbang along in true celebration.

Lyrics we love: “I feel wonderful because I see the love light in your eyes. And the wonder of it all is that you just don’t realize how much I love you.”

Lyrics we love: “Ooh, you make me live, whatever this world can give to me”

Lyrics we love: “Something in the way she moves, attracts me like no other lover”

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Lyrics we love: “She’s got eyes of the bluest skies, as if they thought of rain. I hate to look into those eyes and see an ounce of pain.”

Lyrics we love: “Don’t stop believin’, hold on to that feeling, streetlights, people.”

Lyrics we love: “I don’t want the world to see me, ’cause I don’t think that they’d understand. When everything’s made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am.”

Lyrics we love: “And I can’t stop lovin’ you, no matter what I say or do, you know my heart is true.”

Lyrics we love: “Can I sail through the changing ocean tides? Can I handle the seasons of my life?”

Lyrics we love: “This thing called love, I just can’t handle it, this thing called love, I must get round to it.”

Lyrics we love: “Fill my heart with gladness, take away all my sadness. Ease my troubles, that’s what you do.”

Lyrics we love: “I finally found the love of a lifetime. A love to last my whole life through.”

Lyrics we love: “We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fishbowl, year after year, running over the same old ground.”

Lyrics we love: “Make a bad one good, make a wrong one right. Power of love that keeps you home at night.”

R&B/Soul:

If you’re looking to create a romantic atmosphere for your wedding reception, look no further than the genre of R&B. Whether it’s an iconic classic or a current hit, these soulful tunes are guaranteed to set a romantic mood and have you holding your significant other even closer as you sway together on the dancefloor.

Lyrics we love: “Loving you whether times are good or bad, happy or sad.”

Lyrics we love: “Building castles in the sky, just the two of us, you and I.”

Lyrics we love: “Always and forever, each moment with you is just like a dream to me that somehow came true.”

Lyrics we love: “My love, there’s only you in my life, the only thing that’s right.”

Lyrics we love: “The first time ever I saw your face, I thought the sun rose in your eyes.”

Lyrics we love: “What I want, you’ve got, and it might be hard to handle. Like the flame that burns the candle, the candle feeds the flame.”

Lyrics we love: “I can hear her heart beat for a thousand miles. And the heaven’s open every time she smiles.”

Lyrics we love: “You take me away from the pain and you bring me paradise, and then on a cloudy day, you brought sunshine into my life”

Lyrics we love: “Ridin’ the waves of your love, enchanted with your touch. And it seems to me, we could sail together in and out of mystery.”

Lyrics we love: “Now that i have you, and you don’t have to cry no more; you are now part of my story that i’ve been waiting for.”

Lyrics we love: “I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day. When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May.”

Country:

Country First Dance Song

Yeehaw! If you’re planning a wedding with a country vibe, we’ve got the perfect section for you. Whether you’re dancing in cowboy boots or twirling in a flowy dress, these country first dance songs will have you feeling all the feels. From classic crooners to modern hits, we’ve rounded up the best of the best to help you find the perfect tune for your big day.

Lyrics we love: “I cross my heart and promise to, give all I’ve got to give to make all your dreams come true.”

Lyrics we love: “The smile on your face lets me know that you need me.”

Lyrics we love: “I don’t dance, but here I am, spinning you round and round in circles.”

Lyrics we love: “If I never get to see the northern lights or if I never get to see the Eiffel Tower at night, oh if all I got is your hand in my hand, baby I could die a happy man.”

Lyrics we love: “Well, come on baby what you say we do? I feel like growing old with you”

Lyrics we love: “I don’t know how you do what you do. I’m so in love with you, it just keeps getting better.”

Lyrics we love: “God gave me you for the ups and downs, God gave me you for the days of doubt”

Lyrics we love: “I wanna stand out in a crowd for you, a man among men, I wanna make your world better than it’s ever been”

Lyrics we love: “I wanna make you feel wanted and I wanna call you mine, wanna hold your hand forever and never let you forget it”

Lyrics we love: “From this moment, life has begun, from this moment, you are the one, right beside you is where I belong, from this moment on”

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Lyrics we love: “I could not ask for more than the love you give me, ’cause it’s all I’ve waited for”

Lyrics we love: “Every long lost dream led me to where you are, others who broke my heart they were like northern stars, pointing me on my way into your loving arms”

Indie/Folk:

Gather your beloveds and get ready to waltz through the night with some enchanting indie/folk tunes! These First Dance Songs are crafted with passionate lyrics, soulful melodies, and dreamy vibes so you can have an intimate yet joyous experience on your special day. From romantic acoustic ballads to spirited folk items – these blissful gems will transport you into a world of pure romance and love.

Lyrics we love: “I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart”

Lyrics we love: “Home, let me come home, home is wherever I’m with you”

Lyrics we love: “Yours is the first face that I saw, I think I was blind before I met you”

Lyrics we love: “Though the sea will be strong, I know we’ll carry on. Cos if there’s somebody calling me on, she’s the one”

Lyrics we love: “Grow old with me, let us share what we see, and oh the best it could be, just you and I”

Lyrics we love: “Can I take you to a moment, where the fields are painted gold? And the trees are filled with memories, of the feelings never told?”

Lyrics we love: “Hearts were made to beat, hands were made to hold, now with you in front of me, I know that it was meant be”

Lyrics we love: “You make my heart feel like it’s summer, when the rain is pouring down”

Lyrics we love: “Our dreams are made out of real things, like a shoebox of photographs, with sepia-toned loving”

Lyrics we love: “Have I found you, flightless bird, jealous, weeping or lost you, American mouth”

Jazz/Swing:

Get ready to move your feet and snap those fingers! Our collection of jazzy tunes and swingin’ beats will have you two-stepping, shuffling, and swaying all night long. From slow jams to upbeat numbers – whatever flavor tickles your fancy – we’ve got something that’ll make sure this first dance is a memorable one.

Lyrics we love: “It’s very clear, our love is here to stay, not for a year, but ever and a day”

Lyrics we love: “Heaven, I’m in heaven, and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak”

Lyrics we love: “It’s not the pale moon that excites me, that thrills and delights me, oh no, it’s just the nearness of you”

Lyrics we love: “The way you wear your hat, the way you sip your tea, the memory of all that, no, no they can’t take that away from me”

Lyrics we love: “You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh. The fundamental things apply, as time goes by.”

Lyrics we love: “I can only give you love that lasts forever, and a promise to be near each time you call. And the only heart I own for you and you alone, that’s all.”

Lyrics we love: “Just the sound of your voice, the light in your eyes, you’re so far away from yesterday, together, with a wink and a smile”

Lyrics we love: “I’m gonna love you like nobody’s loved you, come rain or come shine. Happy together, unhappy together, and won’t it be fine?”

Lyrics we love: “It don’t mean a thing, all you got to do is sing. It makes no difference if it’s sweet or hot, just give that rhythm everything you’ve got.”

Lyrics we love: “Blue skies, smiling at me, nothing but blue skies do I see. Bluebirds singing a song, nothing but bluebirds all day long.”

Hip-Hop/R&B:

Get ready to show off your moves and bring the house down with Hip-Hop/R&B! From smooth R&B melodies to up-tempo hip hop anthems, we’ve got everything you need for that sultry first dance. These tunes are guaranteed to get you and your partner in sync as soon as they start playing, so let’s dive into our selection of songs and find something unforgettable for your special moment together.

Lyrics we love: “If I minimize my net worth, would you still love me? Keep it a hundred, I’d rather you trust me than to love me.”

Lyrics we love: “You’re the coffee that I need in the morning, you’re my sunshine in the rain when it’s pouring. Won’t you give yourself to me, give it all?”

Lyrics we love: “These lips, can’t wait to taste your skin. Baby, no, no, and don’t you cry, we’re gonna celebrate tonight.”

Lyrics we love: “All my life, I prayed for someone like you. And I thank God that I, that I finally found you.”

Lyrics we love: “I will go where you lead, always there in time of need, and when I lose my will, you’ll be there to push me up the hill.”

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Lyrics we love: “It feels so good and there’s no doubt, I will stay with you as each morning brings the sunrise, and the flowers bloom in springtime.”

Lyrics we love: “And I need you more, make sure you’re sure, that you’ll love me all the way”

Lyrics we love: “You don’t have to be rich to be my girl, you don’t have to be cool to rule my world. Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with, I just want your extra time and your kiss.”

Latin:

Latin First Dance Songs

Are you looking to add some caliente vibes to your first dance? Look no further than the Latin songs! Whether you want to sway to a romantic ballad or heat up the dance floor with some spicy salsa, we’ve got you covered with a variety of styles and rhythms from Latin music. Get ready to shake your hips and feel the passion with these unforgettable first dance songs.

Lyrics we love: “Bésame, bésame mucho, como si fuera esta noche la ultima vez.”

Translation: Kiss me now, kiss me with passion, kiss me as if this were to be our very last night.

Lyrics we love: “Tanto tiempo disfrutamos de este amor Nuestras almas se acercaron tanto asi”

Translation: For so long we have delighted in this love Our souls were drawn together, oh so close.

Lyrics we love: “Qu’il me parle tout bas, Je vois la vie en rose.”

Translation: When he takes me in his arms and speaks to me softly, I see life in pink.

Lyrics we love: “Querida, cada momento de mi vida, Yo pienso en ti más cada día”

Translation: Dear, each moment of my life, I think of you more every day.

Lyrics we love: “Y contigo aprendí, que yo nací el día en que te conocí.”

Translation: And with you I’ve learned That I was born the day I’ve met you.

Lyrics we love: “no sé explicarme qué pasó, pero de ti me enamoré”

Translation: I can’t figure out what went on, but I fell in love with you.

Lyrics we love: “Siempre que te pregunto, que cuándo, cómo y dónde, tú siempre me respondes, quizás, quizás, quizás.”

Translation: Everytime I ask, what, when, how, and where, you always reply, perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

Lyrics we love: “Te quiero amor mío, bailamos, gonna live this night forever”

Lyrics we love: “When marimba rhythms start to play, dance with me, make me sway.”

Alternative/Indie:

Are you two looking for something unconventional and unique? Then it’s time to slip on those indie boots and get ready to move! Here you’ll discover the perfect tunes for your offbeat wedding theme. From romantic ballads to catchy pop anthems, each song will add a touch of personality that highlights your love story.

Lyrics we love: “I don’t get many things right the first time, in fact, I am told that a lot, now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls, brought me here.”

Lyrics we love: “The dawn is breaking, a light shining through, you’re barely waking, and I’m tangled up in you.”

Lyrics we love: “If there’s no one beside you when your soul embarks, then I’ll follow you into the dark.”

Lyrics we love: “What day is it, and in what month? This clock never seemed so alive.”

Lyrics we love: “You sit there in your heartache, waiting on some beautiful boy to save you from your old ways.”

Lyrics we love: “Raise my hands, paint my spirit gold, and bow my head, keep my heart slow.”

Final Thoughts

Well, there you have it – 102 first dance songs for every wedding style and theme! We hope this list has inspired you to find the perfect tune to share with your partner on your special day. Remember, the first dance is a magical moment that you will cherish forever, so it’s essential to choose a song that truly speaks to your hearts and reflects your unique relationship.

Whether you’re a fan of classic ballads, upbeat pop hits, or soulful R&B tracks, there is a first dance song out there for every couple. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and choose a song that’s a little unconventional – after all, it’s your wedding, and it should be a reflection of your personality and tastes.

Above all, remember that the first dance is just the beginning of your journey together as a married couple. So let the music transport you to a place of love, joy, and togetherness, and savor every moment of this special day. Congratulations, and happy dancing!

Rosie Liliy