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List Rules Vote up the best classic rock songs for the first dance at a wedding.

If you and your better half are die-hard fans of classic rock, having a first dance to a rock song may be right up your alley. What better way to express your love for each other and your personalities than with an awesome first dance to a rock song?
 

What are the best classic rock songs for a first dance? That's for the Ranker community to decide. This list is votable and rerankable, so make your voice is heard. Vote up the greatest classic rock first dance songs, and be sure to add your favorite if it isn't already on the list.

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Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton - A love song written by Eric Clapton about his wife. A perfect classic rock song for a first dance.

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Faithfully Journey - A song about a promise to remain true. A great sentiment on a wedding day.

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I Want to Know What Love Is Foreigner - Choosing this song means you're no foreigner to love ballads

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All of My Love Led Zeppelin - Hopefully you're getting all of your partner's love when you say, "I Do"

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Maybe I'm Amazed Paul McCartney - A song about being... well amazed and enamored with the person you love.

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I Don't Want to Miss a Thing Aerosmith - A song about not wanting to miss a moment of life in love.

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Something The Beatles, George Harrison - A delicate love song about feminine beauty

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Wild Horses The Rolling Stones - Not even wild horses, could drag you away from your love.

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I'll Stand by You The Pretenders - "The ultimate song of devotion and support"

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Open Arms Journey - A hope that your partner will always have open arms for you to run into.

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You Make Loving Fun Fleetwood Mac - If it's not fun, you're doing it wrong. 

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You Are So Beautiful A great sentiment for a couple's first dance.

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You're My Best Friend Queen - Hopefully the person you've chosen to marry is also your "best friend"

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Your Song Elton John - A pure expression of love as told through various metaphors by Elton John.

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We Belong Pat Benatar - A thumping rock ballad about that perfect mate

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muel2200 added Leather and Lace Don Henley, Stevie Nicks

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You're the Inspiration Chicago - A song about a person who brings inspiration, love, and all other greatness into life.

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Angie The Rolling Stones - A song about not being able to say goodbye because the love is too strong.

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Time After Time Cyndi Lauper - "If you're lost you can look and you will find me!"

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Baby I Love Your Way Peter Frampton - A cliche for a reason.

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Beth KISS - A song about wanting to rock out.

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Just the Way You Are Billy Joel - A song about loving someone for who they are not who they could be.

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Thank You - Led Zepplin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Classic Rock Songs For A First Dance
Guest_9faf62fd-cd14-4d3c-bc8d-da3529f3e128 added Thank You - Led Zepplin

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Guest_8491b895-3091-4eff-abc1-2f1ff432bde6 added Keep On Loving You REO Speedwagon

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Born to Be My Baby Bon Jovi - Fate and hairspray brought you together.

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Heroes David Bowie - "I will be king, and you, you will be queen"

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Love Will Keep Us Alive The Eagles - The Dude would not approve, but maybe you would?

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Sweet Melissa The Allman Brothers Band - A song about a traveler who will only stop wandering for the love of Melissa.

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Love of My Life Queen - This Queen love song was inspired by Freddy Mercury's long time companion.

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Into the Mystic Van Morrison - This bohemian song makes a perfect classic rock first dance song.

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In Your Eyes Peter Gabriel - For the Lloyd Doblers and Lloyd Dobler lovers amongst you

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Love Walks In Van Halen - Love walked into this couples' lives if they're having their first dance together!

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Crazy Love Van Morrison - Another Van Morrison track makes the list, this one about unabashed love.

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Feels So Right Alabama - A song about wanting to stay forever beside your lover.

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The Search Is Over Survivor - With the wedding sealing the deal, hopefully the search for "the one" is over.

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You and Me Alice Cooper - A love song from the perspective of an average Joe. A type of song most of us can relate to.

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Harvest Moon Neil Young - A romantic song about dancing under the moonlight.

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Thank You Sentimental and classic, all the hallmarks of a good first dance.

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Eternal Flame The Bangles - "Do you feel my heart beating? Do you understand?"

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You're in My Heart Rod Stewart - A song about professing your love for your partner over all other things in life.

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I Don't Want to Live Without You Foreigner - One would hope the newlyweds would feel somehwat similar

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Something to Talk About Bonnie Raitt - A song about conspicuous love.

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This Must Be the Place (Naive ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Classic Rock Songs For A First Dance
This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) Talking Heads - "Your new spouse sure has a face with a view"

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Fields of Gold Sting - "For the tantric lover in all of us"

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All I Want Is You A song about stripping away all the excess, meaningless crap and just loving for love's sake.

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Bad Love is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Classic Rock Songs For A First Dance
robin hood added Bad Love Eric Clapton, Bikers & Blues

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Samba Pa Ti Santana - The title translates to a "dance for you" no doubt this love song is a perfect pick for a first dance.

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Fanfare for the Common Man is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Classic Rock Songs For A First Dance
slaft added Fanfare for the Common Man Emerson, Lake & Palmer, London Symphony Orchestra