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The Best Songs For a First Dance

Updated June 1, 2019 868 votes 90 voters 6.4k views51 items

List RulesVote 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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  • Stand by Me1
    A song about staying true and standing beside someone through all the ups and downs.
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  • All of Me2
    In a marriage you hope that someone gives all of themselves to their partnerm a sentiment echoed in this song.
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  • I Don't Want to Mis a Thing3
    A song about wanting to cherish every moment in love.
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  • Can't Help Falling in Love4
    A classic love song about the power of love.
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  • When a Man Loves a Woman5
    Another timeless tune about falling in love.
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  • Make You Feel My Love6
    A song about epic love and expressing that you will do anything for that person 
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  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight7
    A romantic and beutiful song about love being in the air.
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  • At Last8
    Classic Etta James song full of ramonace and the feeling you've finally found that right person.
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  • L-o-v-e9
    Another classic Nat King Cole love song that literally spells out the very essence of love.
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  • We've Only Just Begun10
    a song about starting out in love a perfect song for a newly married couple.
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  • Unforgettable11
    A song about a love so strong, it's unforgettable.
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  • Faithfully12
    Clearly a song about being faithful to the one you love, a great sentiment to dance your first dance to.
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  • Your Song13
    A song dedicated to the one you love.
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  • In My Life14
    A slow, retrospective song about love and life. Great for a dance.
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  • Could I Have This Dance15
    No doubt, a perfect selection for your first dance as a couple.
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  • From This Moment On16
    A song about life just beginning with the one you love.
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  • Close to You17
    Another song about the wonders of love and simply wanting to be near that person.
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  • Endless Love18
    A song with a great sentiment for a couple just starting out.
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  • Because You Loved Me19
    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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  • I Finally Found Someone20
    A song about finally the one you're meant to spend your life with.
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  • Grow Old With Me21
    Something you hope to do with the one you love and marry.
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  • Better Together22
    A song about being better together as a couple than apart.
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  • It Had to Be You23
    A classic song about finding the one you're meant to be with.
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  • Have I Told You Lately24
    A song about professing your love. A perfect song for a first dance.
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  • As Time Goes By25
    Cassic song from Casablanca once of the greatest love stories of all time.
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