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65 Unique First Dance Songs for Every Couple

Oct 27, 2020
By Wedding Spot

There are many different traditions when it comes to your wedding day, but few are as special as the first dance with your new spouse. The first dance usually takes place after your first entrance as the newly-married couple prior to dinner, or after dinner to kick off the dancing portion of the night. Remember, this is your chance to have a personal and intimate moment after marrying the love of your life, so the timing and vibe are completely up to you. That’s where this list of unique first dance songs comes in.

Some people want their first dance to be romantic, varying quite a bit from the rest of their reception playlist. Others want it to be more fun and upbeat, even involving guests of the wedding. The beauty of the first dance song is that you get to make it completely and uniquely you. Don’t feel bound to the idea of it needing to be any certain way. This is your wedding and your first dance. It can be whatever you want it to be. To help you on your journey, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite unique first dance songs that you’re sure to love.

Explore 65 unique first dance songs for every type of couple:

Upbeat first dance songs

1. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - Marvin Gaye

2. Dancing In The Moonlight - Thin Lizzy

3. Love On Top - Beyonce

4. ILY (I Love You Baby) - Surf Mesa

5. Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder

6. Only Wanna Be With You - Hootie and the Blowfish

7. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry

8. You’re The One - SWV

9. Stuck With You - Huey Lewis & The News

10. Kiss - Prince

11. Wouldn’t It Be Nice - The Beach Boys

12. Adore You - Harry Styles

13. Friday I’m In Love - The Cure

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14. I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher

15. Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet

16. I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness

17. The Bones - Maren Morris

18. Stupid Love - Lady Gaga

19. Real Love - Mary J. Blige

20. Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer

21. Crazy In Love - Jay-Z and Beyonce

22. Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

23. Archie, Marry Me - Alvvays

24. I Melt With You - Modern English

25. Fell In Love With A Girl - The White Stripes

26. Grow Old With You - Adam Sandler

Romantic first dance songs

27. Work Song - Hozier

28. All My Life - K-Ci & JoJo

29. I’m Into You - Chet Faker

30. Falling For You - The 1975

31. Baby - Ariel Pink

32. Crush - Dave Matthews Band

33. Somewhere Only We Know - Keane

34. Higher Love - James Vincent McMorrow

35. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - Sleeping At Last

36. Pull Me Down - Mikky Ekko

37. I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know - Blood, Sweat & Tears

38. You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne

39. Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins

40. Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton

41. Lovers’ Waltz - A.A. Bondy

42. I Found You - Alabama Shakes

43. Fade Into You - Mazzy Star

44. By Your Side - Sade

45. Hold You In My Arms - Ray LaMontagne

46. Beyond - Leon Bridges

47. Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Iron & Wine

48. Unchained Melody - Lykke Li


49. When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole

50. Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley

51. Cheek to Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

52. I’ve Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra

53. You Belong To Me - Patsy Cline

54. Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

55. In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel

56. I’ll Be There - The Jackson 5

57. To Make You Feel My Love - Billy Joel

58. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

59. Baby Love - The Supremes

60. Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups

61. I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos

62. Be My Baby - The Ronettes

63. Let It Be Me - The Everly Brothers

64. Dedicated To The One I Love - The Mamas & The Papas

65. The Way You Look Tonight - The Letterman

Put this list of unique first dance songs to good use!

Whether you’re looking for a bop to plan a choreographed dance to or a slow song that inspires tears of joy, this list has you covered. And since we’re on the topic of music, check out our list of unique songs to walk down the aisle to, as well as some of the most fun wedding songs for your entire big day.

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