The song you choose to share your first dance to should reflect you and your fiancé. Whether you choose a song that reminds you of your first date, a live show you saw together or your parents’ love story, it should be special.
These classic first dance songs are popular for good reason. Their lyrics of love are absolutely timeless. Choose one of these songs or use this list as a starting point to find a unique first dance song that’s perfect for your first trip to the dance floor as a married couple.
As by Stevie Wonder
“Just as hate knows love’s the cure / You can rest your mind assure / That I’ll be loving you always.”
As Time Goes By by Dooley Wilson
“Moonlight and love songs / Never out of date.”
At Last by Etta James
“I found a dream that I could speak to / A dream that I can call my own.”
I Just Called to Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder
“I just called to say I love you / And I mean it from the bottom of my heart.” Stevie Wonder has written dozens of love songs over the last six decades, all of which are classic first dance songs that feel modern enough for today’s weddings.
Lovely Day by Bill Withers
“Then I look at you / And the world’s alright with me.”
Maybe I’m Amazed by Paul McCartney
“Maybe I’m amazed at the way you help me sing my song / Right me when I’m wrong.”
I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli
“You’re just too good to be true / Can’t take my eyes off you.”
I Will by The Beatles
“Who knows how long I’ve loved you / You know I love you still.”
Islands in the Stream by Bee Gees
“Islands in the stream / That is what we are / No one in between.” This ‘80s hit from Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers is not a traditional first dance ballad, but it’s a laid-back love song that will get guests excited about dancing with their loved ones.
Isn’t This a Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain) by Fred Astaire
“Long as I can be with you / It’s a lovely day.”
Peachtree Street by Frank Sinatra and Rosemary Clooney
“I feel like a new millionaire, when I’m walking with my charm. / Strolling along Peachtree Street, with baby on my arm.”
She’s Got a Way by Billy Joel
“She’s got a way about her / I don’t know what it is / But I know that I can’t live without her.”
Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Frank Sinatra
“I see trees of green, red roses too / I watch them bloom for me and you.” This song exists in many well-known versions, including the original, sung by Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz and today’s popular Israel Kamakawiwoʻole version. Each is beautiful and make excellent first dance songs.
Stand By Me by Ben E. King
“No I won’t be afraid, no I won’t be afraid / Just as long as you stand, stand by me.”
Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
“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.”
You’re My Everything by Nat King Cole
“You’re my winter, summer, spring / My everything.”