Our Predictions for New First Dance Songs in 2019

Discover newly released love songs that would be perfect for your wedding.

For couples who never had an “our song” together, choosing a tune for their first dance can be tough. There are always classic standards – such as the wonderful “At Last” by Etta James – that your parents or even grandparents may have swayed to at their own weddings. However, you and your sweetheart may want to make your own traditions and pick something that represents the time period you fell in love. There are already modern standbys such as “All of Me” by John Legend or “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, but some lovebirds might prefer something more unique and specific to their shared musical taste.

2019 predictions for first dance songs, modern first dance song ideas
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That’s why we’ve selected 10 of the best love songs that hit the charts in 2018, all from various genres. We predict that in the coming years these will become popular options for the first dance at weddings. 

“Better” - Khalid

“Us” - James Bay

“Moon River” - Frank Ocean

“Boo’d Up” - Ella Mai

“You Make It Easy” - Jason Aldean

“I'll Never Love Again" (from A Star Is Born) - Lady Gaga

“Butterflies” - Kacey Musgraves

“Beyond” - Leon Bridges

“Morning Light” - Justin Timberlake ft. Alicia Keys

“You + I” - Young the Giant

For more ideas, listen to a new song a father wrote for his daughter's wedding and check out 50 first dance songs used by real couples featured in the magazine.

Authored by: Emily Lasnier