30 First Dance Songs That Haven’t Been Overdone

Cue the tears (and/or smiles)!

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There’s sometimes a bit of pressure when it comes to the first dance – all eyes are on the bride and groom, there’s a spotlight in the middle of the dance floor and the room is hushed as the “perfect song” plays. Here’s the thing: you and your partner may not have a song that brings you back to your first date or that you jam out to in the car together, and that’s totally okay. Let us be your guide in finding a song that’s as unique as your relationship and as intimate as this moment should be.




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For the Traditionalists:

  1. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
  2. Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  3. Peachtree Street – Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney
  4. Unforgettable – Sammy Davis Jr.
  5. You Were Meant For Me – Gene Kelly
  6. Lovely To Look At – Fred Astaire




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For the Indie Dreamers:

  1. There Will Be Time – Mumford & Sons ft. Baaba Maal
  2. First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes
  3. I’m With You – Vance Joy
  4. In Your Arms – Chef’s Special
  5. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  6. Eyes – Rogue Wave




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For the Top 50 Fans:

  1. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  2. Moonlight – Ariana Grande
  3. Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
  4. You & I – John Legend
  5. One and Only – Adele
  6. Brand New – Pharrell
  7. That Girl – Justin Timberlake




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For the Country Couple:

  1. Tennesse Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
  2. We Got Us – Canaan Smith
  3. I Do – Jessie James Decker
  4. Holding On to You – Miranda Lambert
  5. Change Your Name – Chase Bryant
  6. Oh, What a World – Kacey Musgraves





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For the Soulful Sweethearts:

  1. The Way You Do The Things You Do – The Temptations
  2. You Are The Heart of Me – The Supremes
  3. Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me – Gladys Knight & The Pips
  4. My Promise – Earth, Wind & Fire
  5. You Are The One – Kool & The Gang



Which songs are your first dance contenders?