20 Songs from the 1990s for Your First Dance

These throwback tunes would all be a great way to sway with your new spouse.

Due to the cyclical nature of fashion, many trends from the 1990s are becoming popular again. Why not the music as well?

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Due to the cyclical nature of fashion, many trends from the 1990s are becoming popular again. Why not the music as well? Everyone’s favorite decade has plenty of slow jams that are perfect for the first dance at a wedding, from a variety of genres. Whether you and your future spouse are fans of pop, R&B, country, or alternative music, there is a track from the ‘90s that is the perfect way to start your married life together. 

Though any couple may choose a song from the 1990s – perhaps not even because of the time period, but simply the sentiment of the melody and lyrics – it could be an especially meaningful choice for a pair of lovebirds who started as childhood or high-school sweethearts – or even close friends who grew to love each other as adults. Songs from the ‘90s are also great for those who don’t want a predictable or overdone tune for their first dance. The time period was long enough ago that those songs are no longer top-of-mind choices, but it’s also recent enough that they are not considered classics the same way as true oldies.

wedding reception couple dancing at wedding first dance
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See our top picks for first dance songs from the 1990s, below! 

"Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden

"Always Be My Baby" by Mariah Carey

"Kiss From a Rose" by Seal

"2 Become 1" by Spice Girls

"Livin' On Love" by Alan Jackson

“It’s Your Love” by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwoʻole

"Hold My Hand" by Hootie & The Blowfish

"Into My Arms" by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

"Kiss Me" by Sixpense None the Richer

"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith

"I'll Be" by Edwin McCain

"Grow Old with You" by Adam Sandler (from The Wedding Singer)

"Wonderwall" by Oasis

"Make You Feel My Love" by Bob Dylan

"The Power of Love" by Celine Dion

“Amazed” by Lonestar

“Always” by Bon Jovi

“Crusin” by D’Angelo

“Feels Like Home” - Chantal Kreviazuk

For more ideas, discover wedding trends from the '90s, see 50 first dance song ideas from real brides and grooms, and get more inspiration for your wedding entertainment here.

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