songs The Best Songs For a First Dance  

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List Rules Vote up all of your favorite songs for a first dance.

The first dance for newlyweds is always special, whether it's a moment for the two lovebirds to enjoy a few minutes dancing together, or whether it's a time for them to show off their dance skills with a song that reflects their personality. Maybe you lean more towards modern music or country music for a first dance. 

If you and your better half are getting married but aren't sure which song best suits you, take a look through this list. There are some good, old favorites on this list as well as some newer standards.

Which songs are the best for a first dance? That's for the Ranker community to decide. Vote up all of your favorite songs that you think will be perfect for a first dance, and vote down the ones that you don't care for so much. Don't see a song on here that deserves a spot on this list? Feel free to add it. 

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At Last Etta James - Classic Etta James song full of ramonace and the feeling you've finally found that right person.

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We've Only Just Begun The Carpenters - a song about starting out in love a perfect song for a newly married couple.

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It Had to Be You A classic song about finding the one you're meant to be with.

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When a Man Loves a Woman Percy Sledge - Another timeless tune about falling in love.

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Stand by Me Ben E. King - A song about staying true and standing beside someone through all the ups and downs.

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I Finally Found Someone A song about finally the one you're meant to spend your life with.

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In My Life The Beatles - A slow, retrospective song about love and life. Great for a dance.

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As Time Goes By Cassic song from Casablanca once of the greatest love stories of all time.

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Can't Help Falling in Love Michael Bublé - A classic love song about the power of love.

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Can You Feel the Love Tonight Tim Rice, Elton John - A romantic and beutiful song about love being in the air.

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Close to You Another song about the wonders of love and simply wanting to be near that person.

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Endless Love Lionel Richie, Diana Ross - A song with a great sentiment for a couple just starting out.

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Come Rain or Come Shine Ray Charles - A song about loving someone whatever the circumstances in life. A great song to start of married life.

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Because You Loved Me Celine Dion, Diane Warren, Ricardo Caliente - A power love ballad from one of the greatest voices of the last few decades. A song about the strength of love.

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Could I Have This Dance No doubt, a perfect selection for your first dance as a couple.

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JacksonMay added (They Long to Be) Close to You The Carpenters

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I Do (cherish You) A song about vows and promising a lifetime together. The perfect song for a first dance.

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In Your Eyes Peter Gabriel's classic love theme from"Say Anything" about a love so pure and true.

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I Don't Want to Mis a Thing A song about wanting to cherish every moment in love.

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Grow Old With Me Mary Chapin Carpenter - Something you hope to do with the one you love and marry.

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Your Song A song dedicated to the one you love.

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Chances Are Song about the magical sensation that is love.

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Dream a Little Dream The Mamas & The Papas - A beautiful song about being in love.

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From This Moment On Bryan White, Shania Twain - A song about life just beginning with the one you love.

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Unforgettable Natalie Cole, Nat King Cole - A song about a love so strong, it's unforgettable.

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Fever A sexy song about being in love.

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All of Me In a marriage you hope that someone gives all of themselves to their partnerm a sentiment echoed in this song.

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Have I Told You Lately Rod Stewart - A song about professing your love. A perfect song for a first dance.

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Make You Feel My Love Adele - A song about epic love and expressing that you will do anything for that person 

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Embraceable You A song about a lover you want to hang on to

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The Best Is Yet to Come Frank Sinatra, Count Basie - A song about the best part of life being ahead, a great sentiment for a newly married couple.

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Our Love Is Here to Stay A great song about everlasting love from one of the greatest, most romantic voices.

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The Rose A ballad about the metaphor of a rose for a blooming love.

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You Are So Beautiful a song to echo the groom's feelings at a couple's first dance.

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Maybe I'm Amazed Paul McCartney - A song about being bewildered and amazed by the woman you love.

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Unchained Melody The Righteous Brothers - The classic love theme from "Ghost" a perfect and romantic song to dance your first dance.

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Will You Marry Me? A song about that very question which brought two people to this first dance.

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Everything A song about how much someone else means to you.

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Up Where We Belong A duet about how love uplifts. The duet is great for a couple's first dance.

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Better Together Jack Johnson - A song about being better together as a couple than apart.

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Faithfully Journey - Clearly a song about being faithful to the one you love, a great sentiment to dance your first dance to.

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When I Fall in Love A song about this love being the lasting love. A perfect sentiment for a wedding.

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Wedding Song (there Is Love) Clearly a perfect song for a wedding not only for its name and subject but also as a duet.

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All My Life A song about praying for a life changing love.

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A Moment Like This Kelly Clarkson - A song about a special and momentous occasion like those you'll want to cherish during a wedding.

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Wonderful World Otis Redding - A song about how much better the world could be with love.

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L-o-v-e Another classic Nat King Cole love song that literally spells out the very essence of love.

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She's Got a Way Billy Joel - A love song about the wonders of a woman.

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Marry Me A clearly appropriate tune for the newly married couple.

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The Way I Am A song about loving someone through life's oddities and ups and downs.