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Best 1st Wedding Dance Songs - From Every Genre

Updated: Feb 22


Wedding song selections are a big topic in the studio with Wedding Couples. When we start to discuss options many times they are shocked with the connection they have to the song although it may be a genre they or the guest may not usually connect with. The beauty of music, dance & art in general is the capability it has to create an escape and take us on a journey.


Your first dance as a married couple is a moment to cherish forever. Choosing a song can be challenging. This article if full of the best 1st Wedding Dance Songs from every genre for your 1st dance.


The sultry saxophone and soulful sounds of people like Nat King Cole singing “Unforgettable” are what Jazz is about.

  1. You and I - Michael Buble

  2. The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra

  3. You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me - Frank Sinatra

  4. You’ll Always Be the One I Love - Dean Martin

  5. Our Love is Here to Stay - Ella Fitzgerald

  6. The Sunshine of Love - Louis Armstrong

  7. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

  8. Love You Madly - Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald

  9. I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me - Billie Holiday

  10. You’re My Everything - Nat King Cole

  11. Unforgettable - Nat King Cole

  12. Cheek to Cheek - Fred Astaire

  13. Till There Was You - Etta Jones

  14. Misty - Sarah Vaughan

  15. I’m Glad There is You - Sarah Vaughan

  16. I Only Have Eyes for You - Carmen McRae

  17. Because of You - Tony Bennett

  18. I’ll Be Seeing You - Jimmy Durante

  19. Our Love is Here to Stay - Dinah Washington

  20. The Very Thought of You - Michael Buble

  21. Love at First Sight - Michael Buble

  22. Come Away With Me - Norah Jones

  23. (There Is) No Greater Love - Amy Winehouse

  24. Dance Me to the End of Love - Madeleine Peyroux

  25. The Look of Love - Diana Krall

  26. Never Quit Loving You - Jill Barber

  27. Everything - Michael Buble


R&B leads the way with a romantic sway and melodies that express your love. One such soul-stirring option is “At Last” by Etta James.

  1. Falling - Alicia keys

  2. Angel - Aretha Franklin

  3. Tell it like it is - Aaron Neville

  4. I’m on your side - Angela Bofill

  5. One in a million - Aaliyah

  6. These arms - All 4 One

  7. Make me whole - Amel Larrieux

  8. Beautiful as U - All 4 one

  9. If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys

  10. All of Me - John Legend

  11. I have Nothing - Whitney Houston

  12. I Do (Cherish You) - 98 Degrees

  13. By Your Side - Sade

  14. My Girl - The Temptations

  15. Dangerously in Love - Beyonce

  16. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

  17. Halo - Beyonce

  18. No One - Alicia Keys

  19. If I Ain't got you - Alicia Keys

  20. Vision of Love - Mariah Caray

  21. Slow Jam - Usher and Monica

  22. Heaven Sent - Keyshia Cole

  23. Here and Now - Luther Vandross

  24. A Good Night - John Legend

  25. Just the Two of Us - Bill Withers

  26. Three Times a Lady - Commodores

  27. Nothing Even Matters - Lauren Hill and D’Angelo

  28. I want be your lover - Prince

  29. All My Life - K-Ci and JoJo



Pop has an infectious melody that will make everyone smile. “All of Me” by John Legend exemplifies this.

  1. Perfect – Ed Sheeran

  2. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheehan

  3. Love Story - Taylor Swift

  4. I Won’t Give Up - Jason Mraz

  5. All of Me – John Legend

  6. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

  7. Give Me All Your Love – Brighton

  8. I Am Yours – Andy Grammer

  9. Falling Like The Stars - James Arthur

  10. I Choose You - Forest Blakk

  11. A Moment Like This - Kelly Clarkson

  12. Crazy In Love - Beyonce

  13. Hey Ho - The Lumineers

  14. Mirrors – Justin Timberlake

  15. Starry Eyed – Ellie Goulding

  16. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

  17. You Got the Love – Florence + The Machine

  18. Mary You - Bruno Mars

  19. You are the best Thing - Ray LaMontagne

  20. I wanna dance with somebody (who loves me) - Whitney Houston

  21. Lucky - Jason Marz

  22. Make You Feel my Love - Adele

  23. Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon

  24. I’m Yours - Jason Mraz

  25. Let’s Stay Together - Al Green

  26. I Got a Feeling - Black Eyed Peas

  27. We Found Love - Rihana

  28. Love on Top - Beyonce

  29. Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran

  30. Fireflies - Owl City

  31. Diamonds - Rihana

  32. Like I’m going to lose you - Megan Trainor

  33. You Send me - Sam Cooke

  34. Adorn - Miguel

  35. Always and Forever - Heatwave

  36. This Will Be (Everlasting Love) - Natalie Cole

  37. Over Joy - Stevie Wonder

  38. Back at One -Brian McKnight

  39. Umbrella - Rihana

  40. Ain’t no Body - Chaka Khan

  41. Hero - Enrique Iglesias

  42. Latch - Sam Smith, Disclosure

  43. Cake by the Ocean - DNCE


These tunes are full of fiery passion so be careful of the heat. “Besame Mucho” by Consuelo Velazquez can make your first dance sizzle.

  1. Tu - Shakira

  2. El Amor de Mi Vida - Ricky Martin

  3. Llegaste tu - Luis Fonsi and Juan Luis Guerra

  4. Despascito - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee

  5. La bachata - Manuel Turizo

  6. La Vida es un Carnaval - Celia Cruz

  7. Corazon sin cara - Prince Royce

  8. Vilo la pena - Marc Anthony

  9. Bailando - Enrique Iglesias

  10. Chantaje - Shakira

  11. Tu amor me hace bien - Marc Anthony


The energetic guitar rifts and electrifying beats of Rock will get you moving. A timeless choice from this genre would be Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

  1. Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard

  2. Marry Me - Train

  3. I wanna know what love is - Foreigner

  4. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

  5. Faithfully - Journey

  6. In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel

  7. Maybe I’m Amazed - Paul McCartney

  8. When I See You Smile - Bad English

  9. Love Will Keep Us Alive - Eagles

  10. Thank You - Led Zeppelin

  11. You’re the Inspiration - Chicago

  12. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith

  13. Forever - Kiss

  14. Love Conquers All - Deep Purple

  15. Thank You for Loving Me - Bon Jovi

  16. Heaven - Bryan Adams

  17. Take My Breath Away - Berlin

  18. When You Love a Woman - Journey

  19. The Deeper the Love - Whitesnake

  20. Keep on Loving You - REO Speedwagon

  21. Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison

  22. Lady - Styx

  23. All I Want Is You - U2

  24. (Everything I Do) I Do It for You - Bryan Adams

  25. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

  26. Heaven - Warrant

  27. Livin’ for You - Boston

  28. Every Breath You Take - The Police

  29. Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner

  30. You and Me - Alice Cooper

  31. Something - The Beatles

  32. You Make Loving Fun - Fleetwood Mac

  33. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

  34. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship

  35. Love of a Lifetime - Firehouse

  36. The Search is Over - Survivor

  37. The Best - Tina Turner

  38. With or Without You - Us

  39. September - Earth, Wind, and Fire

  40. Don’t Stop Believing - Journey

  41. Sugar - Maroon 5

  42. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

  43. Best Day of My Life - American Authors

  44. I want be your lover -Prince

  45. Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison




So, get ready to glide across the dance floor, hand in hand, and let the music sweep you off your feet. Our diverse collection of songs promises to make your first dance an unforgettable moment, celebrating the union of two souls, two hearts, and a lifetime of love. Let the music play, and let your love story shine!




Elevate your wedding day with a first dance that celebrates your eclectic music tastes! Our private lessons cater to couples who want to blend genres like jazz, Latin, pop, and R&B into a captivating performance. Don't settle for a standard first dance—click below to book your lessons and make your wedding celebration uniquely yours. Let's dance through genres and create unforgettable memories together!



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