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50 First Dance Song Ideas

Filed in: {This is us}

Some brides have been thinking about their wedding since they were little girls. Some couples remember every tiny detail, mark every significant date in their relationship, and share a whole playlist of songs that are meaningful to them. Other brides aren’t like that. I wasn’t like that.

I remember how Daniel and I met vividly, but I could not give you the date if my life depended on it. The same goes for the dates of our first┬ádate, when Daniel and I officially became a couple, or even the date that Daniel proposed to me. I just never thought to run to the calendar and mark the date. Daniel and I remember experiences more than the little details. We could tell you about how Daniel and I were in New Orleans when he asked me to be his girlfriend. I remember that we were on the Mississippi River, that a band was playing in the street and that it was cold. I can’t tell you what we were wearing, what the date was or what song the band was playing.

If you’re like me, that’s ok! You don’t have to remember every tiny detail or have “your song” before he even pops the question. The idea of finding “your song” for your first dance may seem daunting or even make you feel bad that you don’t already have a song that makes you and your fiance think of each other every time you hear it. But it can be just as fun to spend time together listening to a bunch of songs to find a song you will both fall in love with. Some couples’ songs trigger a memory for them. But it can be just as special when you create a memory of choosing your song.

To give you a start in the memory making, I have compiled a list of 5o songs that would be great for a first dance.

  1. I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You – Kinna Grannis & Imaginary Future
  2. Crazy Love – Michael Buble
  3. You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  4. Hold Me – The Sweeplings
  5. Flightless Bird, American Mouth – Iron & Wine
  6. Dance Me to the End of Love – The Civil Wars
  7. God Only Knows – Beach Boys
  8. Come Away With Me – Nora Jones
  9. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  10. My Lover – Birdtalker
  11. First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes
  12. The One You Love – Passenger
  13. Lucky – Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat
  14. At Last – Etta James (A Classic! How could I not include it?)
  15. Stay with You – John Legend
  16. Coming Home – Leon Bridges
  17. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  18. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  19. I Get to Love You – Ruelle
  20. By Your Side – Sade
  21. The Luckiest – Ben Folds
  22. A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman
  23. Baby, I Want You – Amos Lee
  24. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  25. All of Me – John Legend
  26. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  27. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  28. Then – Brad Paisley
  29. Famous – Mason Ramsey
  30. Count On Me – Bruno Mars
  31. 1,2,3,4 – Plain White T’s
  32. I Was Made for Loving You – Tori Kelly (ft. Ed Sheeran)
  33. I Choose You – Sara Bareilles
  34. I’ll Wait for You – Moriah Peters
  35. The Way I Am – Ingrid Michaelson
  36. I Found You – Kina Grannis & Imaginary Future
  37. All About Us – He is We (ft. Owl City)
  38. I Love You Will Still Sound the Same – Oh Honey
  39. Found a Heart – Emily Hearn
  40. You Got Me – Colbie Caillat
  41. Perfect Two – Auburn
  42. Beautiful in White – Westlife
  43. Take My Hand (The Wedding Song) – Emily Hackett
  44. Forever Starts Today – Tim Halperin
  45. I Believe In You – Michael Buble
  46. Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell
  47. Until You Came Along – JJ Heller
  48. The One – Kodaline
  49. Your Song – Ellie Goulding
  50. Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainor (ft. John Legend)

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