A first dance is a very special moment that a newly married couple shares with their closest loved ones. Typically couples will decide on a song that is meaningful to them, however, sometimes they will lean on their DJ for a suggestion. Below you will find a list of songs that span many eras and genres that you can use for help with selecting a first dance song for your upcoming wedding ceremony.
So Into You (Cover) - Childish Gambino
Childish Gambino puts on a raw and authentic touch to this popular throwback love song.
Get You - Daniel Ceasar
Daniel Ceasar is paving the way as a leader in the next generation of R&B and his powerful yet gentle voice portrays a beautiful message in this song.
Best Part - H.E.R. x Daniel Ceasar
Daniel Ceasar teams up with another new R&B star collaborating with H.E.R. for a beautiful love song with a perfectly harmonized chorus.
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran won over lovers hearts with Thinking Out Loud and Photograph. Perfect is another musical masterpiece that captures the essence of love.
All Of Me - John Legend
John Legend specializes in love and that is all you will feel while dancing to this song.
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
A timeless classic that many would refer to as the perfect slow dance song, this is also a great song to have the couples family and guests join them after a minute or so to pack out the dancefloor.
That's How Strong My Love Is - Otis Redding
Otis Redding wrote and performed some of the country’s most heartfelt love songs. Redding professes his love in this soulful track.
Ribbon In The Sky - Stevie Wonder
There was an entire generation of weddings that faithfully used this song, there is a reason why.
At Last - Etta James
Another absolutely timeless classic. Etta put her heart and soul into this love ballad and you may still get goosebumps listening to it.
Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Elvis is known as the apparent king of rock and roll but in this song, he takes a gentler approach to court his love. A song everyone from the grandparents to the kids will be familiar with.
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Almost a decade old this pop ballad by the talented Bruno Mars is an uplifting and bright love song that is bound to bring nothing but good feels.
Speechless - Dan + Shay
This is a new country song that is guaranteed to be highly requested by couples for their first dance. Just check out the music video and you will see why.
All My Life - K-Ci & JoJo
An all-time R&B favorite from the 90s that is bound to give most guests a sense of nostalgia.
Darte Un Beso - Prince Royce
This modern Latin song by Bachata superstar Prince Royce is in one of the romance languages and has a rhythm that lures anyone to dance. Bachata is a sensual dance and this song represents every bit of that.
Hero - Enrique Iglesias
This is a powerful love song that will give you absolute chills. Make sure your DJ has a good sound system as you will want to immerse yourself in this love song.