Songs The Best Modern Songs For A First Dance  

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List Rules Vote up all of your favorite songs to use for a first dance, and add any you don't already see on the list.

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The first dance is a perfect moment for newlyweds to have a moment together and either be lost in the moment or to express their personality to their guests. If you and your better half love modern pop music, having a modern song may be the perfect way to celebrate your first dance together. You could also look into the best classical rock songs for your first dance as well. 
 

Which modern song is the best for a first dance? That's up to you to decide. Vote up which songs you think are the best for a first dance, and vote down the ones you don't care for as much. And if there's a song that deserves a spot but you don't see here, feel free to add it. 

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AA song about giving all of yourself to your lover.

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About loving someone in all their glory. A great first dance song.

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The question that brought the couple to their first dance. A very appropriate first dance song.

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Adele - Another classic love song redone by a modern artist.

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What you're looking to do with the one you marry.

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An fun upbeat dance song about getting married.

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A song about escaping away together to a place of love that only the two of you know. A nice metaphor for married life.

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An offbeat love song, but a love song for sure.

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Maroon 5 - A song about prolific love and a great sentiment to  share on a wedding day.

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A song about professing absolute love for someone. A very appropriate first dance song.

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A duet from a modern love story about staying together regardless of what comes your way.

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As the title implies a song about finding love. A perfect first dance song.

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A '60s style love song from arctic monkeys about spending a lifetime together.

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Bright Eyes - A great song to start a new lifetime togheter

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A song about telling the world you are each other's perfect match.

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A lovely acoustic reimagining of the Rihanna love song.

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A classic love song modernized by a present day rock band.

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Sade - A song about sticking together through thick and thin

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A nice sentiment for the newly married couple.

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A song about holding on to your love.

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A song about being a perfect fit for one antoher.

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A peppy song to celebrate life and love to.

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A song about being the one you got to bed beside each and every night.