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1st Wedding Dance Songs: Decades of Love

Updated: Feb 22

As a dancer, we don't see genre's or decades as much as we feel and experience the energy of music. Telling the story of your love through your first dance can be further explored through your song selection. Whether you are doing a mash-up of songs o show your journey of love or selecting one song which encompasses all that your love represents a trip down musical memory lane can only help.


Your first dance as a married couple is a moment you’ll cherish forever, and what better way to make it unforgettable than by dancing through the decades? “Decades of Love” is a specially curated song list that brings you the most iconic love songs from the 1950s to the 1990s, ensuring that your first dance reflects the timeless romance of each era. You will need to figure out in which direction you want to go. Will you be authentic to yourselves, will you describe your love, do you want something that will connect with your guests or something that will stand the test of time? In the end, this is your day, your dance, and your song.


This decade is marked by romantic lyrics and soothing melodies like Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love.” The 1950s marked the birth of Rock’n’Roll, with catchy tunes and energetic rhythms that got everyone dancing.

Heartfelt classics and soulful ballads like Etta James’ “At Last.” The 1960s brought the British Invasion, psychedelic rock, and the Woodstock era, defined by peace, love, and revolutionary sounds.


During the 70's we went all over the place between poetic lyrics like Elton John’s “Your Song” and the smooth soulful track “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green that exudes love and commitment. Disco, funk, and classic rock dominated the 1970s, providing a diverse musical landscape for dancing and self-expression.


The 80's were filled with emotional powerhouse songs like Whitney Houston singing “I Will Always Love You” and the enduring love songs symbolized by “Endless Love” sung by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross. Synthesizers, power ballads, and pop icons like Michael Jackson defined the 1980s music scene, creating an era of memorable melodies.

As we entered the 90's it brought us timeless classics like Bryand Adams’ “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” which captures the depth of love and devotion and Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me.” The 1990s saw the rise of grunge, hip-hop, and boy bands, offering a blend of alternative and pop music that shaped this decade’s sound.

These songs represent just a glimpse of the wonderful first dance options from the 1950s to the 1990s. The right song for your first dance is the one that resonates most with your love story. Choose the song{s} that speaks to your heart and creates a beautiful memory for your wedding day. Be authentic to yourselves as a couple.



Are you envisioning a first dance that transcends time, weaving through the decades of music that have shaped your love story? Our first dance private lessons offer the perfect opportunity to celebrate your journey together with a dance that pays homage to the iconic tunes of each era. Click the button below to embark on a dance journey through the decades and make your first dance a truly timeless affair. Let's dance through the ages and create memories that will last a lifetime!



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