relationships The Best Classic Rock Songs For A First Dance  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Keep On Loving You REO Speedwagon

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

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

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

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Thank You - Led Zepplin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Classic Rock Songs For A First Dance

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Beth KISS - A song about wanting to rock out.

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muel2200 added Leather and Lace Don Henley, Stevie Nicks

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

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

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

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Born to Be My Baby Bon Jovi - Fate and hairspray brought you 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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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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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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Love Walks In Van Halen - Love walked into this couples' lives if they're having their first dance together!

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

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

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

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Change The World "For being that sunlight in someone's universe"

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

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One U2, Absolute Rock - "A song about unity and taking care of one another"

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

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Miriam Galeano Salinas added Drive My Car The Beatles