First dance song ideas


Song Ideas

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If Michael Buble or Nat King Cole aren’t on your playlists, chances are you may be looking for a first-dance song that’s a little less traditional for your wedding reception.

Couples considering a song that’s a little different and speaks to them but won’t necessarily offend the wedding purists in attendance, might want to consider the following tunes (click the links to have a listen):


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All I Want is You” – U2

Amazing” – Aerosmith

Crash” – Dave Matthews Band

Crazy for You” – Adele

Faster” – Matt Nathanson

For You I Will”ย  – Monica

Here Without You” – 3 Doors Down

Kiss Me”ย  – Sixpence None the Richer

I’ll Stand by You” – The Pretenders

Love Song” – The Cure

No One” – Alicia Keys

Nothing Compares to You” – Sinead O’Connor

Suga Suga” – Baby Bash

Without You” – Rent Soundtrack

You Want to Make a Memory” – Bon Jovi

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33 Comments on First dance song ideas

  1. Jody
    February 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm (9 years ago)

    We have chosen From this moment by shania Twin the aords just have so much meaning and are perfect for a wedding

  2. Amber
    February 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm (9 years ago)

    These are great song Idea’s I have trying to find some. Thank you

  3. ashley
    February 26, 2012 at 6:04 pm (9 years ago)

    we will be having ” I Do – Westlife” as our wedding song

  4. Kerri
    February 26, 2012 at 6:53 pm (9 years ago)

    these are some great suggestions, we have no clue what we’re doing though lol

  5. danielle
    March 1, 2012 at 11:15 am (9 years ago)

    Our song will be either Then by Brad Paisley or only you can love me this way by keith urban ๐Ÿ™‚ Fiance is a huge brad paisley fan and so we are having troubles picking sides ๐Ÿ˜›

  6. Raina
    March 1, 2012 at 2:27 pm (9 years ago)

    Our song is Long Trip Alone by Dierks Bentley. When my fiance and I had only been dating for a month that song came on his ipod and he looked at me and said “One day we are going to get married. And this is going to be our song.” And now here we are 4 years later ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. ronileigh
    March 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm (9 years ago)

    Truly, Madly, Deeply” by savage garden

  8. andrea
    March 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm (9 years ago)

    For our wedding song its still a toss-up of which one were going to have first. Most likey our first one will be ‘ A Thousand Years ‘ by christina perri, just because its relates to my fiance and I so much, because we went to high school together and I had such a big crush on him, and then 4-5 years later we got together and now 8-9 years later we are getting married. The second one with the wedding party is going to be ‘ God gave me you ‘ By Blake Shelton, again because its such a great song, and works for us. Just love the both of them !

  9. Sabrina Berton
    March 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm (9 years ago)

    We have chosen Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts. They are my favourite country band and it is one of my favourite songs of all time. He does not like country very much but he does like this song to and he knows how much I love the song.

  10. Krystle
    March 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm (9 years ago)

    Great songs!

  11. amanda holt
    March 1, 2012 at 6:52 pm (9 years ago)

    anything that speaks to whom the bride and groom are!

  12. Lo-Anne Chang
    March 2, 2012 at 7:30 pm (9 years ago)

    Our song will probably be “Dream” by the Everly Brothers. When we were first friends, we had a random conversation about “old songs” from our parents’ time and we both really liked this song, and thought it was cool that someone other than ourselves knew of its existence.

  13. Aleshia
    March 2, 2012 at 10:39 pm (9 years ago)

    We are dancing to “Bless the Broken Roads” by Rascal Flatts. Love it!!!

  14. Sharmin
    March 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm (9 years ago)

    ‘Marry you’ Bruno Mars

  15. Robyn
    March 3, 2012 at 6:19 pm (9 years ago)

    We chose Last Night on Earth by Greenday =)

  16. Amanda Myke
    March 4, 2012 at 9:06 am (9 years ago)

    We chose I wont let go by Rascel Flatts ๐Ÿ™‚ I cannot wait to dance with Him as my husband.

  17. Mandy T
    March 4, 2012 at 5:18 pm (9 years ago)

    This is a great list! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ So hard to pick just the right song!

  18. Tracy VandenBiggelaar
    March 4, 2012 at 8:22 pm (9 years ago)

    We have selected “I Do Now” by Jessica Andrews, besides including the words “i do” the lyrics are perfect for us

  19. Jennifer Cheesman
    March 7, 2012 at 10:48 am (9 years ago)

    We have chosen Allison Kraus – When you say nothing at all ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. abbie gilliland
    March 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm (9 years ago)

    We have chosen “In My Life” by the Beatles

  21. Tashia
    March 11, 2012 at 6:52 am (9 years ago)

    I think FI and I are going to dance to DJ’s Got Us Falling In Love by Usher. A great undertaking, I know – but I think we can do it <3

  22. Kristen Maynard
    March 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm (9 years ago)

    We have choosen our songs from this blog, it has been very helpful because we was stressing over it alot….thank you so much

  23. Francine Therrien
    March 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm (9 years ago)

    We have chosen “My Best Friend” my Tim McGraw! Since it will be the day we marry our best friend ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Natalie
    March 15, 2012 at 8:29 am (9 years ago)

    Back You Up by Dave Matthews

  25. laura
    March 17, 2012 at 8:21 am (9 years ago)

    We are having a movie themed wedding so we are doing a medley of classic movie songs, along with the dance for it. For example, my fiancee will start with the famous Risky Business scene where tom cruise dances in his underwear (no my fiancee will not be in his underwear) and so on. We will finish with wanna grow old with you from the wedding singer.

  26. Janine Kraft
    March 20, 2012 at 3:17 pm (9 years ago)

    We’re thinking Bryan Adams- Heaven for our first dance. Haven’t quite decided on it completely but we’re leaning towards it ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for the other song ideas!

  27. Megan Friend
    March 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm (9 years ago)

    thanks for the song ideas!!! i love this song by chris brown and justin beiber called next to you, but i’m not sure yet if it’s going to be our first dance song or a song that we will dedicate to each other.

  28. Katie Boland
    March 21, 2012 at 1:47 am (9 years ago)

    I like the Aerosmith idea ๐Ÿ™‚ My fiance wants to do Faithful by Journey, I have a few ideas but haven’t narrowed it down much… ๐Ÿ™

  29. Jen vanmil
    March 24, 2012 at 9:00 am (9 years ago)

    We decided to have my best friend sing “valentine” from martina mcbride as our wedding song ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. rhonda richmond
    March 24, 2012 at 9:49 am (9 years ago)

    love getting other ideas for songs

  31. Becky
    March 24, 2012 at 9:55 am (9 years ago)

    Candy – Paolo Nutini (I Love You Kyle)

  32. Natasha
    March 25, 2012 at 9:29 pm (9 years ago)

    We have chosen That’s All- Michael Buble. I have always loved that song! It is so hard to choose.

  33. Karen Prins
    March 25, 2012 at 10:52 pm (9 years ago)

    We’re using ‘God Gave Me You’ by Blake Shelton