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50 Best First Dance Songs

The first dance as newlyweds is an adored wedding tradition that is so romantic and personal that it may be one of the highlights of your wedding reception. It may also be one of the only moments that you will spend the most time alone on your wedding day, so to commemorate your forever commitment to each other, whilst you sway back and forth, you may want to have that soft harmony playing. 

Choosing the perfect song may be difficult unless you are one of those couples with an “our song” for years, so the choice may be crystal clear. If you don’t have a couple song, don’t worry we have created a Spotify playlist of the 50 best first dance songs with a little something for every couple. There may be songs here that you have never heard before, forgotten about, or already selected for your big day. 

So grab some tissues and your partner, it’s going to get a little emotional with these songs.

01. “I Belong to You” by Eros Ramazzotti, Anastacia 

Lyrics of love: “Every time I look, into your eyes, you make me love you” “How you make me love you and I do truly love you / I belong to you, you belong to me, forever”

02. “Latch – Acoustic” by Sam Smith 

Lyrics of love: “You lift my heart up when the rest of me is down, you, you enchant me even when you’re not around” “I feel we’re close enough / Could I lock in your love?” 

03. “Perfect Symphony” by Ed Sheeran & Andrea Bocelli 

Lyrics of love: ‘Cause we were just kids when we fell in love / Not knowing what it was / I will not give you up this time” “Baby, I’m dancing in the dark with you between my arms / Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favourite song”

04. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley 

Lyrics of love: “Wise men say, Only fools rush in / But I can’t help falling in love with you” “Take my hand / Take my whole life too / For I can’t help falling in love with you”

05. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Diana Ross 

Lyrics of love: “You see, my love is alive / It’s like a seed that only needs the thought of you / To grow” “And if you should miss my lovin’ / One of these old days / If you should ever miss the arms / That used to hold you so close, or the lips / That used to touch yours so tenderly/ Just remember what I told you” 

06. “Always Remember Us This Way” by Lady Gaga 

Lyrics of love: “So when I’m all choked up / But I can’t find the words / Every time we say goodbye / Baby, it hurts / When the sun goes down / And the band won’t play / I’ll always remember us this way” 

07. “Anyone” by Justin Bieber 

Lyrics of love: “You are the only one I’ll ever love / Yeah, you, if it’s not you, it’s not anyone / Looking back on my life / You’re the only good I’ve ever done (ever done)” “Forever’s not enough time to / Love you the way that I want” 

08. “Stand By Me” by Florence + The Machine 

Lyrics of love: “Just as long as you stand, stand by me, / So darling, darling stand by me / Oh, stand by me / Oh, stand now” 

09. “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele

Lyrics of love: “I could make you happy, make your dreams come true / Nothing that I wouldn’t do / Go to the ends of the Earth for you / To make you feel my love” 

10. “All You Need” by The Jezabels 

Lyrics of love: “Baby, I’ll be all you need / I’ll pull you out of your sunken dream / Hold you like a true friend / Because babe, that’s what you do for me” 

11. “The Power of Love” by Celine Dion 

Lyrics of love: “Cause I’m your lady / And you are my man / Whenever you reach for me I’ll do all that I can” “Lost is how I’m feeling lying in your arms / When the world outside’s too much to take / That all ends when I’m with you” 

12. “0’3 Bonnie & Clyde” by JAY-Z & Beyoncé

Lyrics of love: “All I need in this life of sin is me and my girlfriend (me and my girlfriend) / Down to ride ’til the very end, is me and my boyfriend” “She do anything necessary for him / And I do anything necessary for her” “Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be / And so I put this on my life / Nobody or nothing will ever come between us / And I promise I’ll give my life” 

13. “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes 

Lyrics of love: “Yours was the first face that I saw / I think I was blind before I met you” “This is the first day of my life / 
I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you / But now I don’t care / I could go anywhere with you / And I’d probably be happy”

14. “Unchained Melody” by Gareth Gates 

Lyrics of love: “Oh, my love, my darling / I’ve hungered for your touch / A long, lonely time” “Are you still mine?
I need your love / I oh I need your love / God speed your love to me”

15. “Your Song” by Elton John 

Lyrics of love: “My gift is my song / and this one’s for you / And you can tell everybody this is your song It may be quite simple / but now that it’s done I hope you don’t mind / I hope you don’t mind / That I put down in the words / How wonderful life is while you’re in the world” 

16. “If I Ain’t Got You” by Isaiah Firebrace 

Lyrics of love: “Some people want it all / But I don’t want nothing at all If it ain’t you / baby If I ain’t got you, baby / Some people want diamond rings / Some just want everything / But everything means nothing If I ain’t got you, yeah” 

17. “Better Together” by Jack Johnson 

Lyrics of love: “Yeah, we’ll look at the stars when we’re together / Well, it’s always better when we’re together / Yeah, it’s always better when we’re together” “You look so pretty sleeping next to me / But there is not enough time / And there is no, no song I could sing / And there is no combination of words I could say / But I will still tell you one thing / We’re better together” 

18. “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green 

Lyrics of love: “I’m so in love with you / Whatever you want to do / Is all right with me / Cause you make me feel so brand new / And I want to spend my life with you” “Let me say that since, baby, since we’ve been together / Ooh, loving you forever / Is what I need” 

19. “For Once In My Life” by Frank Sinatra 

Lyrics of love: “For once I have someone I know won’t desert me / I’m not alone anymore / For once I can say / This is mine you can’t take it / As long as I know I have love I can make it / For once in my life I have someone who needs me”

20. “Back At One” by Brian McKnight 

Lyrics of love: “One, you’re like a dream come true / Two, just wanna be with you / Three, girl, It’s plain to see / That you’re the only one for me” “‘Cause you know, you’ve got the keys to my heart” 

21. “Angel of Mine” by Monica 

Lyrics of love: “I look at you looking at me / Now I know why they say the best things are free / Gonna love you boy you are so fine / Angel of mine” “Nothing means more to me than what we share / No one in this whole world can ever compare” 

22. “You’re Still The One” by Shania Twain 

Lyrics of love: “When I first saw you, I saw love / And the first time you touched me, I felt love / And after all this time / You’re still the one I love” “You’re still the one I run to / The one that I belong to / You’re still the one I want for life / The only one I dream of / You’re still the one I kiss goodnight” 

23. “You’ve got the love” by Florence + the Machine

Lyrics of love: “Sometimes it seems that the going is just too rough / And things go wrong no matter what I do / Now and then it seems that life is just too much / But you’ve got the love I need to see me through” “Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air / Cause I know I can count on you” 

24. “Bonfire Heart” by James Blunt 

Lyrics of love: “Days like these lead to / Nights like this lead to / Love like ours / You light the spark in my bonfire heart” “But I’ve been looking at you for a long, long time / Just tryna breakthrough, tryna make you mine” 

25. “Shelter” by Dash Berlin & Roxanne Emery 

Lyrics of love: “You are the sun in my sky / Even when the stars all die / You are gonna make me shine / You make me shine cause” “I’ll be there if you fall / And if you walk a lonely road / Know that you’re not alone, yeah / Cause I’ll be your shelter / Your shelter from the storm”

26. “Close Your Eyes” by Michael Buble 

Lyrics of love: “Here’s to you / The one that always pulls us through / Always do what you gotta do / You’re one of a kind / Thank God you’re mine” “It’s your beauty that betrays you / Your smile gives you away / Cause you’re made of strength and mercy / And my soul is yours to save / I know this much is true / When my world was dark and blue / I know the only one who rescued me was you”

27. “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You” by Dean Martin 

Lyrics of love: Oh, you’re nobody ’til somebody really loves you / So find yourself somebody to love / As sure as the stars, shine above / Oh, you’re nobody ’til somebody loves you / So find yourself somebody to love”

28. “Lover” by Taylor Swift 

Lyrics of love: “Can I go where you go? / Can we always be this close forever and ever? / And ah, take me out, and take me home / You’re my, my, my, my / Lover” “I take this magnetic force of a man to be my lover / My heart’s been borrowed and yours has been blue / All’s well that ends well to end up with you / Swear to be overdramatic and true to my lover”

29. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri 

Lyrics of love: “I have died every day waiting for you / Darling, don’t be afraid / I have loved you for a thousand years / I’ll love you for a thousand more” “And all along I believed I would find you / Time has brought your heart to me” 

30. “Sun & Moon” by Above & Beyond 

Lyrics of love: “We were in heaven, you and I / When I lay with you and close my eyes / Our fingers touch the sky” “I’m sorry baby / You were the sun and moon to me / I’ll never get over you, you’ll never get over me”

31. “Drops of Jupiter” by Train 

Lyrics of love: “Was it everything you wanted to find, and did you miss me / While you were looking for yourself out there?” “Your best friend always sticking up for you / Even when I know you’re wrong? / Can you imagine no first dance, freeze-dried romance / Five hour phone conversation / The best soy latte that you ever had, and me?”

32. “La Vie En Rose” by Emily Watts 

Lyrics of love: “When you press me to your heart / I’m in a world apart, a world where roses bloom / And when you speak, angels sing from above / Everyday words seem to turn into love songs”

33. “When You Say Nothing At All” by Ronan Keating 

Lyrics of love: “The smile on your face lets me know that you need me / There’s a truth in your eyes saying you’ll never leave me / The touch of your hand says you’ll catch me wherever I fall / You say it best, when you say nothing at all” “Try as they may, they can never define / What’s being said between your heart and mine” 

34. “I Can Love You Like That” by All-4-One 

Lyrics of love: “I can love you like that / I would make you my world / Move Heaven and Earth if you were my girl / I will give you my heart” “I never make a promise I don’t intend to keep / So when I say forever, forever’s what I mean” 

35. “Little Wonders” by Rob Thomas 

Lyrics of love: “And I don’t mind / If it’s me you need to turn to / We’ll get by / It’s the heart that really matters in the end” 

36. “Could I Have This Kiss Forever” by Enrique Iglesias & Whitney Houston 

Lyrics of love: “Over and over I look in your eyes / You are all I desire, you have captured me / I want to hold you, I want to be close to you / I never want to let go” “Could I hold you for a lifetime? / Could I look into your eyes? / Could I have this night to share this night together? / Could I hold you close beside me? / Could I hold you for all time? / Could I, could I, could I have this kiss forever?” 

37. “How Deep Is Your Love” by Bee Gees

Lyrics of love: “I wanna feel you in my arms again / And you come to me on a summer breeze / Keep me warm in your love, then you softly leave / And it’s me you need to show” “How deep is your love? / I really mean to learn / Cause we’re living in a world of fools / Breaking us down when they all should let us be / We belong to you and me” 

38. “Beauty and the Beast” by Bernie Saxophone Entertainer 

Lyrics of love: “Tale as old as time / True as it can be / Barely even friends / Then somebody bends / Unexpectedly / Just a little change / Small to say the least / Both a little scared / Neither one prepared / Beauty and the beast”

39. “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe” by Barry White 

Lyrics of love: “There’s many times that we’ve loved and / We’ve shared love and made love (well, well, well) / It doesn’t seem to me like it’s enough / There’s just not enough of it” “Girl, if only I could make you see / And make you understand / Girl, your love for me is all I need / And more than I can stand / Oh well, babe”

40. “You Are The Reason” by Calum Scott 

Lyrics of love: “I’d climb every mountain / And swim every ocean / Just to be with you / And fix what I’ve broken / Oh, ’cause I need you to see / That you are the reason” “Come back I need you to hold me (you are the reason) / Be a little closer now / Just a little closer now / Come a little closer / I need you to hold me tonight” 

41. “Remember the Time” by Michael Jackon 

Lyrics of love: “Do you remember / When we fell in love? / We were young and innocent then / Do you remember / How it all began? / It just seemed like heaven, so why did it end?” “We’d stay on the phone at night ’til dawn / Do you remember / All the things we said? / Like, I love you so, I’ll never let you go”

42. “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur 

Lyrics of love: “I knew I loved you then / But you’d never know / Cause I played it cool when I was scared of letting go
I know I needed you / But I never showed / But I wanna stay with you until we’re grey and old / Just say you won’t let go” “I’m so in love with you / And I hope you know / Darling, your love is more than worth its weight in gold” 

43. “This Is Heaven” by Nick Jonas 

Lyrics of love: “If you told me that my fate was on your fingertips / Then I wouldn’t believe it / I wouldn’t believe it / Every kiss with you, it’s like a prayer falls from my lips / Now I’m a believer” “This is Heaven / And I don’t know how this could get much better / Than you and me, here right now / This is Heaven / And every time I touch you, it gets better” 

44. “This Year’s Love” by David Gray 

Lyrics of love: “This year’s love had better last / Heaven knows it’s high time / I’ve been waiting on my own too long / And when ya hold me like you do / It feels so right oh now / I start to forget how my heart gets torn / When that hurt gets thrown / Feeling like you can’t go on”

45. “A Whole New World” by Boyce Avenue & Jennel Garcia 

Lyrics of love: “Tell me, princess, now when did / You last let your heart decide? / I can open your eyes / Take you wonder by wonder” “A whole new world / A dazzling place I never knew / But from way up here / It’s crystal clear / That now I’m in a whole new world with you” 

46. “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” by Elton John 

Lyrics of love: “An enchanted moment / And it sees me through / It’s enough for this restless warrior / Just to be with you” “And can you feel the love tonight? / It is where we are / It’s enough for this wide-eyed wanderer / That we got this far” 

47. “Forever After All” by Luke Combs 

Lyrics of love: “They say nothing lasts forever / But they Ain’t seen us together / Or the way the moonlight dances in your eyes / Just a t-shirt in the kitchen / With no make-up and a million / Other things that I could look at my whole life / A love like that makes a man have second thoughts / Maybe some things last forever after all” 

48. “Adore You” by Miley Cyrus 

Lyrics of love: “Wondering where you’ve been all my life / I’ve just started livin'” “When you say you love me / No, I love you more / And when you say you need me / No, I need you more / Boy, I adore you” “I love lying next to you / I could do this for eternity / You and me” 

49. “To Love Somebody” by Michael Bublé

Lyrics of love: “Baby, you don’t know what it’s like / To love somebody / To love somebody / The way I love you” “I’m a man / Can’t you see what I am? / I live and breathe for you / But does it do / If I Ain’t got you” 

50. “XO” by John Mayer 

Lyrics of love: “Your heart is glowing / And I’m crashing into you / Baby, kiss me kiss me / Before they turn the lights out” “In the darkest night / I’ll search through the crowd / Your face is all that I see / I’ll give you everything / Baby, love me lights out” “I love you like XO / You love me like XO” 


Find our playlist of the 50 best first dance songs on our Spotify. 

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