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50 Classic First Dance Songs

You can’t go wrong with one of these romantic, foolproof first-dance songs. From tried and true oldies, like Etta James’s “At Last,” to more modern hits, this list is the perfect starting point for your first-dance song search.

Tell the DJ or band to play one of these songs and your first dance will be one to remember. These tear jerkers will allow you and your partner to connect on the dance floor and allow everyone to witness your love in a unique way!

1. “Amazed,” Lonestar

Lyrics You’ll Love: “I don’t know how you do what you do/I’m so in love with you/It just keeps getting better”

2. “As,” Stevie Wonder

Lyrics You’ll Love: “As around the sun the earth knows she’s revolving/And the rosebuds know to bloom in early May/Just as hate knows love’s the cure/You can rest your mind assure/That I’ll be loving you always”

3. “As Time Goes By,” Dooley Wilson (from Casablanca)

Lyrics you’ll love: “And when two lovers woo/They still say, ‘I love you.’/On that you can rely/No matter what the future brings/As time goes by.”

4. “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri (from Twilight: Breaking Dawn)

Lyrics you’ll love: “Darling, don’t be afraid/I have loved you/For a thousand years/I’ll love you for a thousand more”

5. “At Last,” Etta James

Lyrics you’ll love: “And here we are in heaven/for you are mine/at last”

6. “Better Together,” Jack Johnson

Lyrics you’ll love: “It’s not always easy and/Sometimes life can be deceiving/I’ll tell you one thing, it’s always better when we’re together”

7. “By Your Side,” Sade

Lyrics you’ll love: “When you’re on the outside baby and you can’t get in/I will show you you’re so much better than you know”

8. “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” Elvis Presley

Lyrics you’ll love: “Like a river flows surely to the sea/Darling so it goes/some things are meant to be”

9. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” Frankie Valli or Lauryn Hill

Lyrics you’ll love: “I love you baby and if it it’s quite all right/I need you baby to warm the lonely nights/I love you baby, trust in me when I say”

10. “Come Rain or Come Shine,” Ray Charles

Lyrics you’ll love: “I’m gonna love you, like nobody’s loved you/Come rain or come shine”

 

11. “Crazy Love,” Van Morrison

Lyrics you’ll love: “I can hear her heart beat for a thousand miles/And the heavens open every time she smiles”

12. “Everything,” Michael Bubl√©

Lyrics you’ll love: “And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times/It’s you, it’s you, you make me sing/You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything”

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

Lyrics you’ll love: “Yours is the first face that I saw/I think I was blind before I met you/Now I don’t know where I am/ I don’t know where I’ve been/But I know where I want to go”

14. “Fly Me to the Moon,” Frank Sinatra

Lyrics you’ll love: “Fill my heart with song/Let me sing forever more/You are all I long for/All I worship and adore”

15. “Grow Old With Me,” Mary Chapin Carpenter

Lyrics you’ll love: “Grow old along with me/Whatever fate decrees/We will see it through”

16. “Here and Now,” Luther Vandross

Lyrics you’ll love: “When I look in your eyes, there I’ll see/All that a love should really be/And I need you more and more each day”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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