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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Ben E. King
A song about staying true and standing beside someone through all the ups and downs.
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Adele
A song about epic love and expressing that you will do anything for that person 
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The Carpenters
a song about starting out in love a perfect song for a newly married couple.
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A classic song about finding the one you're meant to be with.
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A song about finally the one you're meant to spend your life with.
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Etta James
Classic Etta James song full of ramonace and the feeling you've finally found that right person.
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In a marriage you hope that someone gives all of themselves to their partnerm a sentiment echoed in this song.
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Percy Sledge
Another timeless tune about falling in love.
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JacksonMay added The Carpenters
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Michael Bublé
A classic love song about the power of love.
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A song dedicated to the one you love.
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11 1
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The Beatles
A slow, retrospective song about love and life. Great for a dance.
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Tim Rice, Elton John
A romantic and beutiful song about love being in the air.
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Jack Johnson
A song about being better together as a couple than apart.
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Cassic song from Casablanca once of the greatest love stories of all time.
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Another song about the wonders of love and simply wanting to be near that person.
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No doubt, a perfect selection for your first dance as a couple.
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A song about wanting to cherish every moment in love.
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Ray Charles
A song about loving someone whatever the circumstances in life. A great song to start of married life.
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Lionel Richie, Diana Ross
A song with a great sentiment for a couple just starting out.
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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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Mary Chapin Carpenter
Something you hope to do with the one you love and marry.
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Peter Gabriel's classic love theme from"Say Anything" about a love so pure and true.
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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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Natalie Cole, Nat King Cole
A song about a love so strong, it's unforgettable.