10 Romantic Wedding Songs for Your First Dance

Choosing a song for your first dance is a very personal decision, but it can be a very tricky choice to make. Many people spend hours listening to romantic music in the hopes of finding the perfect song but still struggle to settle on a track for their first dance.

Regardless of the type of song you pick, it has to be the right choice for you and your partner. So, if you are finding it difficult to pick a song for your first dance, check out these ten romantic wedding songs, and maybe you will find the track for your big day.


City Of Stars From The Movie La La Land

This song is a great option for musical loving couples who are looking for a short and sweet track. City of Stars is taken from the movie La La Land and is sung by the main characters played by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. The track is only 2 minutes and 25 seconds long, but despite the song’s short running length, it is still beautifully heartfelt and ideal for a slow first dance.

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Simply The Best by Noah Reid

Simply The Best is a well-known and well-loved Tina Turner song that is often used at weddings. With lyrics like “You’re simply the best, better than all the rest, better than anyone, anyone I ever met. I’m stuck on your heart, I hang on every word you say” its no wonder this track is so common at weddings.

Noah Reid’s slowed-down rendition reworks the song to make it a great option for a first dance. If you love the sound of a strumming guitar, this is the perfect song for you.

I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You by Imaginary Future and Kina Grannis

If you are in search of a modern take on a first dance song, I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You by Imaginary Future and Kina Grannis is definitely one to consider. The duet is soft, gentle, emotional, and powerful. With loving lyrics like “I’ve been counting my stars cause I will spend my whole life loving you” this song is all the things you could ever need from a first dance track.

Adore You By Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is a very popular artist. So, if you and your partner are big Cyrus fans, why not consider one of her most subdued tracks for your first dance? Adore You is undoubtedly a lyrically beautiful song accompanied by an equally captivating melody.

Written about her then-boyfriend, Adore You discusses how to love wholly and unconditionally, which is the perfect sentiment for a first dance song.

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Evermore by Hollow Coves

If you’re searching for a heartfelt song, you can’t go wrong with Evermore. The song by Hollow Coves is a guitar-focused track that was originally written for a loved one’s wedding.

The track focuses on the feelings shared by a loving couple and features lyrics like “You’re planted in my soul, to nurture and to hold. Cause you are all I was hoping for. It’s you I’ll call my evermore.”

Finally // beautiful stranger by Halsey

Perhaps you’re considering choosing a song that is more uptempo than typical first dance songs. If this is the case, Finally // Beautiful Strange by Halsey could be the song for your big day. The song is written about finally feeling safe enough with someone to fully open up to them and includes lyrics like “And I think it’s finally, finally, finally, finally, finally safe for me to fall.”

My Everything by Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is another very successful musician with many fans. So if you and your partner love Ariana’s music, you should consider her 2014 song My Everything for your wedding. The track is slow and emotional like every great first dance song.

Grande has dedicated this song to her Grandfather, who passed away, but it is also the perfect track to dedicate to your other half who you would be lost without, and feel is your everything.

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Today by Joshua Radin

Today by Joshua Radin is a relaxed, gentle, and optimistic song about longing, and waiting for the perfect person to come along. What better sentiment could you ask for for your first dance?

If you love indie or folk music, Today is the ideal choice for your first dance.

It’s You by Ali Gatie

It’s You is a vulnerable and passionate song by Ali Gatie. Most people have experienced heartbreak before, so finally finding someone who you trust to spend the rest of your life with can be difficult, but it is more than worth it. This song perfectly depicts how it feels to finally find someone who you know won’t break your heart.

Baby Girl by Woodlock

Weddings are a promise of togetherness and a lifelong partnership, which are also the lyrical themes of Woodlock’s song, Baby Girl. “God knows that I’m with you. I’ll never break you. In for a long run, I’m gonna see it through my baby girl” are just some of the romantic words sung in this sincerely romantic track.

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