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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. Our Love is Here to Stay - Ella Fitzgerald

  4. The Sunshine of Love - Louis Armstrong

  5. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

  6. Love You Madly - Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald

  7. You’re My Everything - Nat King Cole

  8. Unforgettable - Nat King Cole

  9. Cheek to Cheek - Fred Astaire

  10. Till There Was You - Etta Jones

  11. Misty - Sarah Vaughan

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

  13. Because of You - Tony Bennett

  14. I’ll Be Seeing You - Jimmy Durante

  15. Our Love is Here to Stay - Dinah Washington

  16. The Very Thought of You - Michael Buble

  17. Love at First Sight - Michael Buble

  18. Come Away With Me - Norah Jones

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

  20. The Look of Love - Diana Krall

  21. Never Quit Loving You - Jill Barber

  22. 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. These arms - All 4 One

  6. Make me whole - Amel Larrieux

  7. Beautiful as U - All 4 one

  8. If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys

  9. All of Me - John Legend

  10. I have Nothing - Whitney Houston

  11. I Do (Cherish You) - 98 Degrees

  12. My Girl - The Temptations

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

  14. Halo - Beyonce

  15. No One - Alicia Keys

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

  17. Vision of Love - Mariah Caray

  18. Slow Jam - Usher and Monica

  19. Heaven Sent - Keyshia Cole

  20. Here and Now - Luther Vandross

  21. A Good Night - John Legend

  22. Just the Two of Us - Bill Withers

  23. Three Times a Lady - Commodores

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

  25. 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. I Am Yours – Andy Grammer

  8. Falling Like The Stars - James Arthur

  9. I Choose You - Forest Blakk

  10. A Moment Like This - Kelly Clarkson

  11. Crazy In Love - Beyonce

  12. Hey Ho - The Lumineers

  13. Mirrors – Justin Timberlake

  14. Starry Eyed – Ellie Goulding

  15. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

  16. You Got the Love – Florence + The Machine

  17. Mary You - Bruno Mars

  18. You are the best Thing - Ray LaMontagne

  19. Lucky - Jason Marz

  20. Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon

  21. I’m Yours - Jason Mraz

  22. I Got a Feeling - Black Eyed Peas

  23. We Found Love - Rihana

  24. Love on Top - Beyonce

  25. Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran

  26. Fireflies - Owl City

  27. Diamonds - Rihana

  28. You Send me - Sam Cooke

  29. Adorn - Miguel

  30. Over Joy - Stevie Wonder

  31. Back at One -Brian McKnight

  32. Umbrella - Rihana

  33. Ain’t no Body - Chaka Khan

  34. Hero - Enrique Iglesias

  35. Latch - Sam Smith, Disclosure


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. Corazon sin cara - Prince Royce

  7. Vilo la pena - Marc Anthony

  8. Bailando - Enrique Iglesias

  9. Chantaje - Shakira

  10. 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. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

  4. Faithfully - Journey

  5. In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel

  6. Maybe I’m Amazed - Paul McCartney

  7. When I See You Smile - Bad English

  8. Thank You - Led Zeppelin

  9. Forever - Kiss

  10. Love Conquers All - Deep Purple

  11. Heaven - Bryan Adams

  12. The Deeper the Love - Whitesnake

  13. Keep on Loving You - REO Speedwagon

  14. Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison

  15. Lady - Styx

  16. Heaven - Warrant

  17. You and Me - Alice Cooper

  18. Something - The Beatles

  19. You Make Loving Fun - Fleetwood Mac

  20. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

  21. Love of a Lifetime - Firehouse

  22. The Best - Tina Turner

  23. September - Earth, Wind, and Fire

  24. Sugar - Maroon 5

  25. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

  26. Best Day of My Life - American Authors

  27. 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!




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