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

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Aerosmith - A song about not wanting to miss a moment of life in love.

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Foreigner - Choosing this song means you're no foreigner to love ballads

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

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Paul McCartney - A song about being... well amazed and enamored with the person you love.

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

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

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A great sentiment for a couple's first dance.

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

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

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The Pretenders - "The ultimate song of devotion and support"

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Fleetwood Mac - If it's not fun, you're doing it wrong. 

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

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Thank You - Led Zepplin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classic Rock Songs For A First Dance

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

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

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Chicago - A song about a person who brings inspiration, love, and all other greatness into life.

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Peter Frampton - A cliche for a reason.

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The Eagles - The Dude would not approve, but maybe you would?

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REO Speedwagon

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Billy Joel - A song about loving someone for who they are not who they could be.

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

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

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_1443269526742 added Poison

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

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muel2200 added Don Henley, Stevie Nicks

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Pat Benatar - A thumping rock ballad about that perfect mate

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

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Bon Jovi - Fate and hairspray brought you together.

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

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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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Miriam Galeano Salinas added Incubus

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KISS - A song about wanting to rock out.

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

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

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Rod Stewart - A song about professing your love for your partner over all other things in life.

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

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

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Miriam Galeano Salinas added Kansas

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Foreigner - One would hope the newlyweds would feel somehwat similar

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

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"For being that sunlight in someone's universe"

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

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

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Ain't Even Done With The Night is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Classic Rock Songs For A First Dance

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

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Bonnie Raitt - A song about conspicuous love.