40 First Dance Songs from Real Weddings

See if these tunes selected by real brides and grooms are perfect for you.

To provide inspiration for your first dance song, we gathered the tunes selected by the brides and grooms featured in recent issues of Inside Weddings.

Photo: Alain Martinez Photography

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Some couples immediately know what their first dance song will be – perhaps it was a tune that played during the proposal or a favorite from an artist you've seen perform together on a date. Other pairs have no idea what their first dance song will be and spend their engagement listening to popular love songs in order to try and find the one that fits them perfectly. To provide inspiration, we gathered the first dance tunes selected by the brides and grooms who were featured in recent issues of Inside Weddings

A few popular options that were selected by more than one of our couples may be great options for you and your beloved. From 1960s tunes like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, to 70s hits such as “Crazy Love”  by Van Morrison and “Let’s Stay Together”  by Al Green, to modern-day love songs like “Everything”  by Michael Buble and “You Are the Best Thing”  by Ray LaMontagne, to country favorites including  “Then”  by Brad Paisley, and covers of older classics like “Can’t Help Falling in Love”  by Haley Reinhart, the options are endless.

Bride & Groom's Happy First Dance

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Take a listen to 40 first dance song ideas below!

First Dance Under Tent in Nashville

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Happy Couple Dancing

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For more ideas, listen to the most popular first dance songs chosen by the brides and grooms featured in the issues of Inside Weddings, get ideas for your wedding recessional music during the ceremony, take a look at Ingrid Michaelson's picks for first dance songs, and view these upbeat tunes for your first dance.

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