120 Great Songs About Weddings Worthy of Your First Dance

The music played on your first wedding dance is a song you’ll remember for eternity. As such, choosing the right music that fills the vibe you desire at your reception is key.

Probably, you and your fiance had already picked “your song” way back the first years of your relationship. Well, that could be the best music you can request for your first dance on your wedding night.

But if not, we are pretty sure you can’t go wrong with any of our top 120 wedding songs worthy of your first dance as a married couple. We love the romantic lyrics in each song so we included them in this post to help you make the best choice!

120 Great Songs About Weddings

ROMANTIC SONGS FOR WEDDINGS

  1. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

“I have died everyday waiting for you

Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you

For a thousand years

I’ll love you for a thousand more”

  1. When I Fall in Love by Nat King Cole

“When I fall in love it will be forever

Or I’ll never fall in love”

  1. Amazed by Lonestar

“I don’t know how you do what you do

I’m so in love with you

It just keeps getting better”

  1. At Last by Etta James

“At last my love has come along

My lonely days are over and life is like a song”

  1. Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley

“Wise men say only fools rush in

But I can’t help falling in love with you”

  1. The Wedding Song (There is Love) by Paul Stookey

“Well then what’s to be the reason for becoming man and wife?

Is it Love that brings you here or Love that brings you life?

And if loving is the answer, then who’s the giving for?”

  1. Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland

“Well, I see trees of green and red roses too

I’ll watch them bloom for me and you

And I think to myself What a wonderful world”

  1. It Had To Be You by Tony Bennett

“It’s you that I need

And you’ll be pleading in vain

It had to be you, it had to be you”

  1. Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts

“This much I know is true

That God blessed the broken road

That led me straight to you”

  1. All of Me by John Legend

“’Cause all of me

Loves all of you

Love your curves and all your edges

All your perfect imperfections”

  1. Wherever You Will Go by Charlene Soraia

“If I could, then I would

I’ll go wherever you will go

Way up high or down low

I’ll go wherever you will go”

  1. Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls

“And I’d give up forever to touch you

‘Cause I know that you feel me somehow

You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be

And I don’t want to go home right now”

  1. To The Wonder by Aqualung feat. Kina Grannis

“There’s a song we sing

Elemental sound

Where it all begins

It can draw you in

Drag you out”

  1. Run by Leona Lewis

“Light up, light up

As if you have a choice

Even if you cannot hear my voice

I’ll be right beside you, dear”

  1. I’m Yours by Jason Mraz

“But I won’t hesitate no more, no more

It cannot wait, I’m yours”

  1. Grow Old With You by Adam Sandler

“I wanna make you smile whenever you’re sad

Carry you around when your arthritis is bad

All I wanna do is grow old with you”

  1. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams

“Don’t tell me it’s not worth tryin’ for

You can’t tell me it’s not worth dyin’ for

You know it’s true

Everything I do

I do it for you”

  1. When We Were Young By Adele

“You look like a movie

You sound like a song

My God, this reminds me

Of when we were young”

  1. Love You ‘Till The End by The Pogues

“I know you want to hear me

Catch my breath

I love you ’till the end”

  1. Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran

“This feels like falling in love

Falling in love

We’re falling in love”

  1. Better Together by Jack Johnson

“It’s always better when we’re together

Yeah, we’ll look at the stars when we’re together”

  1. Dance Me to the End of Love by The Civil Wars

“Oh let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone

Oh let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon

Oh show me slowly what I only know the limits of

And dance me to the end of love”

  1. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack

“The first time ever I saw your face

I thought the sun rose in your eyes

And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave

To the dark and the endless skies”

  1. 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”

  1. Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

“Take this sinking boat and point it home

We’ve still got time

Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice

You’ll make it now”

  1. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

“And darling I will be loving you ’til we’re 70

And baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23

And I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways

Maybe just the touch of a hand

Oh me I fall in love with you every single day

And I just wanna tell you I am”

  1. The Wonder of Your by Elvis Presley

“When no-one else can understand me

When everything I do is wrong

You give me hope and consolation

You give me strength to carry on”

  1. It’s Your Love by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

“Oh, it’s a beautiful thing

Don’t think I can keep it all in

I’ve just gotta let you know

What it is that won’t let me go”

  1. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Andy Williams

“You’re just too good to be true

Can’t take my eyes off you

You’d be like heaven to touch

I wanna hold you so much”

  1. What If Love by Rhodes

“If I had to fight and stand alone

And keep you right I would keep your heart and hold it tight

With all my mind”

  1. Love Never Fails by Brandon Heath

“Love is the river that flows through

Love never fails you”

  1. I’m Kissing You by Des’ree

“Touch me deep, pure and true gift to me forever

‘Cause, I’m kissing you

Oh, I’m kissing you, oh”

  1. Come Away With Me by Norah Jones

“Come away with me and we’ll kiss

On a mountaintop

Come away with me

And I’ll never stop loving you”

  1. Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra

“Fly me to the moon

Let me play among the stars

Let me see what spring is like on

A-Jupiter and Mars”

  1. Gotten by Slash

“You look so different than before

But still the person I adore

Frozen with fear

I’m out of love but I’ll take it from the past

I’ll let out words cause I’m sure It’ll never last”

  1. Perfect Day by Lou Reed

“Oh, it’s such a perfect day

I’m glad I spent it with you

Oh, such a perfect day

You just keep me hanging on”

  1. Moon River by Frank Sinatra

“Moon river wider than a mile

I’m crossing you in style someday

Old dream maker, you heartbreaker

Wherever you’re going I’m going your way”

  1. Flightless Bird, American Mouth

“Have I found you

“Flightless bird, grounded

bleeding or lost you

American mouth”

  1. The Look of Love by Dusty Springfield

“The look of love

Is in your eyes

A look your smile can’t disguise”

  1. I’ll Take Care Of You by Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa

“And if you’ll let me

Here’s what I’ll do

I just have got to take care of you”

  1. Last Night On Earth by Green Day

“With every breath that I am worth

Here on Earth

I’m sending all my love to you

So if you dare to second guess

You can rest assure

That all my love’s for you”

  1. Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins

“When I’m feeling blue, all I have to do

Is take a look at you, then I’m not so blue

When you’re close to me, I can feel your heartbeat

I can hear you breathing near my ear

Wouldn’t you agree, baby you and me got a groovy kind of love”

  1. Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley

“Wise men say only fools rush in

But I can’t help falling in love with you”

  1. How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding

“How long will I love you

As long as stars are above you

And longer if I can”

  1. This Kind of Love by Sister Hazel

“This kind of love makes me feel ten feet tall

It makes all my problems fall

And this kind of trust helps me to hold the line

I’ll be there every time”

  1. This I Promise You by Ronan Keating

“And when I look in your eyes

All of my life is before me

And I’m not running anymore

‘Cause I already know I’m home”

  1. Turning Page by Sleeping At Last

“I’ve waited a hundred years.

but i’d wait a million more for you.

Nothing prepared me for

what the privilege of being yours would do”

  1. Just A Kiss by Lady Antebellum

“Just a kiss on your lips in the moonlight

Just a touch of the fire burning so bright

And I don’t want to mess this thing up

I don’t want to push too far”

  1. Tangled Up In You by Staind

“And in this world where nothing else is true

Here I am still tangled up in you

I’m still tangled up in you”

  1. The Luckiest by Ben Folds

“I don’t get many things right the first time,

In fact, I am told that a lot

Now I know all the wrong turns the stumbles,

And falls brought me here”

  1. The Best of Me by Cliff Richard

“And so many years gone

With love that was so wrong

I can’t forget the way it used to be

And how you changed the taste of love for me

You were my one more chance

I never thought I’d find”

  1. Better by Tom Baxter

“See what I’m trying to say is

You make things better

And no matter what the day is

With you here it’s better”

  1. Forever Love by Gary Barlow

“All throughout my life

The reasons I’ve demanded

But how can I reason

With the reason I’m a man”

  1. Gravity by Sara Bareilles

“Something always brings me back to you

It never takes too long

No matter what I say or do

I’ll still feel you here ’till the moment I’m gone”

  1. When You Fall In Love by Andrew Ripp

“It’s been a long time coming, baby

And I know it’s right

Even a heartbreak couldn’t take love from you and I”

  1. Chances Are by Martina McBride and Bob Seger

“Chances are I’ll see you

Somewhere in my dreams tonight

You’ll be smilin’ like the night we met

Chances are I’ll hold you

And I’ll offer all I have

You’re the only one I can’t forget

Baby you’re the best I’ve ever met”

  1. I Could Not Ask For More by Edwin McCain

“These are the moments

I know heaven must exist

These are the moments I know all I need is this

I have all I’ve waited for

And I could not ask for more”

  1. Love Will Show You Everything by Jennifer Hewitt

“I love you, you love me

Take this gift and don’t ask why

Cause if you, will let me

I’ll take what scares you and hold it deep inside”

  1. This Time by John Legend

“This time I want it all

Showing you all the cards

Giving you all my heart

This time I’ll take the chance

This time I’ll be your man

I can be all you need

This time it’s all of me”

  1. Latch (Acoustic) by Sam Smith

“Now I’ve got you in my space

I won’t let go of you

Got you shackled in my embrace

I’m latching on to you”

  1. Make You Feel My Love by Adele

“I know you haven’t made your mind up yet

But I will never do you wrong

I’ve known it from the moment that we met

No doubt in my mind where you belong”

  1. Runnin’ Home To You by Grant Gustin

“All I want to do

Is come running home to you

Come running home to you

And all my life I promise to

Keep running home to you”

  1. How Would You Feel by Ed Sheeran

“You are the one girl

And you know that it’s true

I’m feeling younger

Every time that I’m alone with you”

  1. Everything by Michael Buble

“And in this crazy life

And through these crazy times

It’s you, it’s you

You make me sing

You’re every line

You’re every word

You’re everything”

  1. All I Ask of You By Kelly Clarkson and Josh Groban

“Say you’ll love me every waking moment

Turn my head with talk of summer time

Say you need me with you now and always

Promise me that all you say is true

That’s all I ask of you”

  1. Loving You is Easy by Sarah McLachlan

“Loving you is easy, loving you is wondrous and pure

I shout it from the rooftops

How long must I wait ’til I see your smile”

  1. Let’s Fall in Love by Diana Krall

“Let’s fall in love

Why shouldn’t we fall in love?

Our hearts are made of it

Let’s take a chance

Why be afraid of it?”

  1. Save the Last Dance For Me by Harry Connick Jr.

“But don’t forget who’s takin’ you home

And in whose arms you’re gonna be

So darlin’ save the last dance for me”

  1. Take My Breath Away by Berlin

“Watching every motion

In my foolish lover’s game

On this endless ocean

Finally lovers know no shame”

  1. Perfect by Ed Sheeran

“I found a love for me

Darling just dive right in

And follow my lead

Well I found a girl beautiful and sweet

I never knew you were the someone waiting for me”

  1. Say (All I Need) by OneRepublic

“Do you know where your heart is

Do you think you can find it

Did you trade it for something, somewhere

Better just to have it”

  1. You Are The Reason by Calcum Scott

“I’d climb every mountain

And swim every ocean

Just to be with you

And fix what I’ve broken

Oh, ’cause I need you to see

That you are the reason”

  1. Stand By My Woman by Lenny Kravitz

“I’m gonna stand by my woman now

‘Cause I can’t live my life alone

Without a home”

  1. Love Someone by Jason Mraz

“When you love someone

Your heartbeat beats so loud

When you love someone

Your feet can’t feel the ground”

  1. The Way You Look Tonight by Michael Buble

“Some day, when I’m awfully low,

When the world is cold,

I will feel a glow just thinking of you

And the way you look tonight”

  1. This I Promise You by NSync

“And I will take you in my arms

And hold you right where you belong

Til’ the day my life is through

This I promise you”

  1. Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman by Bryan Adams

“When you love a woman you tell her that she’s really wanted

When you love a woman you tell her that she’s the one

‘Cause she needs somebody to tell her that it’s gonna last forever

So tell me have you ever really

Really really ever loved a woman?”

  1. Photograph by Ed Sheeran

“So you can keep me

Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans

Holding me closer ’til our eyes meet

You won’t ever be alone, wait for me to come home”

  1. I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Frank Sinatra

“I’ve got you under my skin

I’ve got you deep in the heart of me

So deep in my heart, that you’re really a part of me”

  1. I Choose You by Ryann Darling

‘You’re my always

You’re my forever

You’re my reality

You’re my sunshine

You’re my best times

You’re my anomaly”

  1. Secrets (Acoustic) by OneRepublic

“My God, amazing how we got this far

It’s like we’re chasing all those stars

Who’s driving shiny big black cars”

  1. I Belong To You by Jacob Lee

“Tomorrow I’ll open in my eyes

And I will whisper to my wife

I belong to you

And I will wait to hear you say

As a tear rolls down your face

I belong to you”

  1. Grow Old With Me by Tom Odell

“Grow old with me

Let us share what we see

And oh the best it could be

Just you and I”

  1. I Was Made For Loving You by Tori Kelly feat. Ed Sheeran

“I was made for loving you

Even though we may be hopeless hearts just passing through

Every bone screaming (I don’t know what we should do)

All I know is, darling, I was made for loving you”

  1. Only You by Parson James

“And I need your love, I need you here with me

And I don’t care ’bout much else

And I know it’s hard for five million reasons

But I don’t think I could wait”

  1. Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur

“I know I needed you

But I never showed

But I wanna stay with you until we’re grey and old

Just say you won’t let go”

  1. I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz

“I won’t give up on us

Even if the skies get rough

I’m giving you all my love

I’m still looking up”

  1. Endless Love by Diana Ross

“And your eyes, your eyes, your eyes

They tell me how much you care

Ooh yes,

You will always be

My endless love”

  1. I Just Can’t Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson

“I feel we belong

My life ain’t worth living

If I can’t be with you

I just can’t stop loving you”

  1. The Only Exception by Paramore

“Maybe I know, somewhere

Deep in my soul

That love never lasts

And we’ve got to find other ways

To make it alone

But keep a straight face”

If the above list of passionate songs seems to be unappealing, classical piano songs and instrumental music might be your style. Check out our list of classical music perfect for your first wedding dance.

ROMANTIC CLASSICAL PIANO SONGS

  1. Nuvole Bianche by Ludovico Einaudi
  2. Kiss the Rain by Yiruma
  3. Soffia la Notte by Fabrizio Paterlini
  4. The River Flows in You by Yiruma
  5. Das Streben nach Gluck by Florian Christl
  6. Templanza by Jorge Segovia
  7. Canon in D, P.37 by Johann Pachelbel, Edward Brewer and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  8. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61: IX. Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn, London Symphony Orchestra and Peter Maag
  9. Brudevalsen (the Bridal Waltz from the ballet “Et Folkesagn”) by Niels W. Gade

100. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: II. Adagio Sostenuto by Sergei Rachmaninov

101. Trumpet Voluntary by Elixer

102. Grand Valse Villageoise (the “Sleeping Beauty Waltz”) from Tchaikovsky’s ballet

103. Serenade, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K 525: II. Romanza – Andante by the Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

104. Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring) by Johann Strauss, Jr.

105. The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, “L’inverno” (Winter): II. Largo by Karoly Botvay

106. Salut d’Amour by the Mostar Symphony Orchestra

107. The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492: Act I. – Overture by the Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra

108. Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach

109. Solomon, HWV 67: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Georg Friedrich Handel

110. Gymnopédie No.1 by Erik Satie

111. Emperor Waltz and Tales from the Vienna Woods by Johann Strauss, Jr.

112. Quando me’n vo (Musetta’s Waltz) from the opera “La bohème” by Giacomo Puccini

113. Symphony, No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: II. Allegretto by Ludwig von Beethoven

114. An der schönen blauen Donau (the Blue Danube Waltz) by Johann Strauss, Jr.

115. Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 by Georg Friedrich Handel

116. Lakmé: El Dúo de la Flor by Mado Robin, Libero De Luca, Agnes Disney, Jean Borthayre, Claudine Collart, Simeon LeMaitre and Léo Delibes

117. Wein, Weib und Gesang (Wine, Women, and Song) by Johann Strauss, Jr.

118. Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia from the ballet “Spartacus” by Aram Khachaturian

119. Mo cur s’ouvre à ta voix (My heart opens to your voice) from the opera “Samson et Dalila” by Camille Saint-Saëns.

120. Waltz No. 7 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 64-2 by Frederic Chopin

CONCLUSION

Whatever music you choose for your first dance, remember that this song is one that shall feed you memories of love and weddings in this lifetime. You need to ensure that you’ll grow fondly of it despite playing the notes over and over for years to come.

Which is why picking a “must-play” list of wedding songs can get tricky for brides and grooms. We hope this post has directed you to the help you need in planning your big day.

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