11. Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
A country love song with a pop twist, Musgrave’s “Golden Hour” sounds like pure sunshine. Beautiful, entrancing, blissful — this hit will soon become your dedication to your future spouse.
12. December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) – The Four Seasons
Another upbeat classic, “December, 1963” is the perfect first dance tune for the fun-loving bride and groom. This song will undoubtedly have all your guests smiling and clapping as they watch you dance.
13. Latch (Acoustic) – Sam Smith
Sam Smith’s falsetto, the beauty of the acoustic recording, and the gorgeous lyrics will create a memorable and thoughtful first dance that will set the scene for your magic night.
14. Dancing in the Moonlight – King Harvest
A classic, feel-good hit, “Dancing in the Moonlight” will have everyone excited to reminisce on this popular, nostalgic song. The pure joy and happiness packed into this song will guarantee a beautiful and fun first dance.
15. Baby I’m Yours – Arctic Monkeys
This heartwarming cover has a 50’s love vibe that will create a uniquely beautiful atmosphere for your first dance. Check out the original as well if you’re interested in using this song! Both the original and this cover are perfect for any wedding.
16. Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine
“Happiness hit her like a train on a track” should be exactly how your wedding night is described. This song perfectly portrays the moments in your life, especially your special wedding night, when you truly cannot stop smiling.
17. The Moon Song – Karen O & Ezra Koenig
This is the type of song that makes those who hear it imagine dancing with the love of their life at their future wedding. There couldn’t be a more perfect first dance song. “The Moon Song” creates an atmosphere of pure love.
18. XO – Beyoncé
XO, performed by both Beyoncé and John Mayer, is a gorgeous song that will fill your heart with affection, love, and hope. Check out the John Mayer version as well! Both are so beautiful and perfect for a first dance song.
19. Happiness – Rex Orange County
This lovely, modern love song makes a perfect first dance experience. “Happiness” is a beautiful, sweet hit that portrays love perfectly.
20. Danny’s Song – Loggins and Messina
This nostalgic song is sure to get every guest at your wedding emotional, enjoying your beautiful night and celebrating love with you. The meaning behind the lyrics creates an intentional and gorgeous atmosphere that will linger throughout your special night.
1. Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
This forever young, magnetic song was featured in the hit movie Stuck in Love. The song describes love as a home, always present no matter where you go. Uplifting and positive, “Home” is a perfect dedication for your first dance.
2. Music To My Eyes – Lady Gaga
Used as the backdrop for the wedding in A Star is Born, this song’s lyrics and melody will be sure to melt your heart. “I want to sing you a sunrise and be the dawn I know will move you” is just a taste of the poetic lines of this song.
3. Love – Lana Del Rey
The title describes this piece of music perfectly. Lana Del Rey encompasses the wistful art of love and romance, creating a ballad perfect for an emotion-filled first dance.
4. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) – Edison Lighthouse
This throwback hit will guarantee a great first dance. The energetic, uplifting vibe will have your guests ready to celebrate your night with you!
5. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
A gorgeous slow dance, “How Long Will I Love You” guarantees tears of joy. The beautiful lyrics describe love perfectly—endless and eternal. Goulding’s song is a promise to always love and will take you and your guests to a beautiful, emotional place.
6. Love Never Felt So Good – Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake
High-energy and fun, this Michael Jackson/Justin Timberlake duet is a great option for a first dance. Anyone listening will want to sing along, even if they don’t know the words. It’s undoubtedly a feel-good, happy love song.
7. Electric Love – BØRNS
An innocent, happy-go-lucky track, “Electric Love” serves teenage love and pure happiness vibes. It’s guaranteed to get you smiling upon first listen. The lyrics, “Baby, you’re like lightning in a bottle, I can’t let you go now that I got it,” speak perfectly to a true love story.
8. One and Only – Adele
This intensely gorgeous Adele ballad is the ultimate love song. The lyrics are an ode to loving someone completely and wholly. The piano, band, and Adele’s voice would serve as a beautiful first dance.
9. All Night – Beyoncé
“Nothing real can be threatened” stands out as one of the best lyrics of this beautiful piece of music. Every lyric speaks perfectly to an everlasting love, with Beyoncé providing a more modern and fun first dance song.
10. Bloom – The Paper Kites
This song concocts images of a perfect sunset, a night of dancing, bare feet on grass and wind in the soul, of practically every good, pure, and beautiful memory you can remember. This is truly one of the most beautiful songs ever recorded, and completely embodies true love.