Right after the dress, the ring, and the venue, you’re probably agonizing over a very important decision: What’s going to be your wedding song?

There are thousands of potential first dance songs and it can be a challenge to settle on just one. But don’t worry! We’ve DJ-ed a LOT of weddings, and we’ve put together a list of our favorite wedding first dance songs and organized them by genre to make your decision easier.

Take a deep breath. You got this.

 

Pop First Dance Songs

Albina and Scott share their first dance at their outdoor wedding reception.

There’s a reason why pop songs are so…well, popular. These are the ultimate love songs. The ones you started singing to yourself when you first met your soon-to-be spouse.

Any of these would make the perfect first dance song.

Better Place – Rachel Platten

Favorite Line: “It’s like I’ve known you all my life / We just feel so right / So I pour my heart into your hands.”

Runnin’ Home to You – Grant Gustin

Favorite Line: “Can’t say how the days will unfold / Can’t change what the future may hold / But, I want you in it / Every hour, every minute.”

Marry Me – Train

Favorite Line: “You wear white and I’ll wear out the words ‘I love you’ / And ‘You’re beautiful.'”

Still into You – Julia Sheer

Favorite Line: “Let ’em wonder how we got this far / ‘Cause I don’t really need to wonder at all / Yeah, after all this time I’m still into you.”

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Favorite Line: “Darling, just hold my hand / Be my girl, I’ll be your man / I see my future in your eyes.”

Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran

Favorite Line: “Should this be the last thing I see / I want you to know it’s enough for me / ‘Cause all that you are is all that I’ll ever need.”

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Favorite Line: “Oh, me, I fall in love with you every single day / And I just wanna tell you I am.”

Last First Kiss – Ron Pope

Favorite Line: “What I’m trying to say / In my own simple way / Is I want you to be my last first kiss.”

How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

Favorite Line: “How long will I love you? / As long as stars are above you / And longer if I may.”

I Can’t Help Falling In Love – Jena Irene

Favorite Line: “Take my hand, take my whole life too / For I can’t help falling in love with you.”

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith

Favorite Line: “Don’t want to close my eyes / I don’t want to fall asleep / ‘Cause I’d miss you, babe / And I don’t want to miss a thing.”

Latch (Acoustic) – Sam Smith

Favorite Line: “Now I got you in my space / I won’t let go of you / Got you shackled in my embrace / I’m latching on to you.”

Over and Over Again – Nathan Sykes

Favorite Line: “And I won’t leave you / Always be true / One plus one, two for life / Over and over again.”

I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

Favorite Line: “Even if the skies get rough / I’m giving you all my love / I’m still looking up.”

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Favorite Line: “But I won’t hesitate no more, no more / It cannot wait, I’m yours.”

Soldier – Gavin Degraw

Favorite Line: “My aim is so true / I wanna show you / I’ll try forever / I’m never gonna say surrender.”

The Way You Make Me Feel – Tim Stop

Favorite Line: “I never felt so in love before / Just promise baby, you’ll love me forevermore.”

Love – Justin Nozuka

Favorite Line: “I think I’m in love, I feel like my heart’s exploding / And over the sun, a million lions soaring / And on my way to reach the gate / You take my hand and pull me in again.”

Close Your Eyes – Michael Buble

Favorite Line: “And when this much is true / When my world was dark and blue / I know the only one who rescued me was you.”

Everything – Michael Buble

Favorite Line: “And in this crazy life / And through these crazy times / It’s you, it’s you / You make me sing / You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything.”

 

R&B / Jazz First Dance Songs

your first dance song will be even more magical if it's on a cloud

These songs put the “soul” in “soulmate.” From ones you’ve heard (like the ubiquitous John Legend) to future favorites, these songs will ensure there’s not a dry eye in the house.

All Of Me – John Legend

Favorite Line: “‘Cause all of me loves all of you / Love your curves and all your edges / All your perfect imperfections.”

For the First Time – John Legend

Favorite Line: “It’s like I can feel, it’s like I can breathe / It’s like I can live, it’s like I can love / For the first time.”

My Endless Love – Mariah Carey ft. Luther Vandross

Favorite Line: “Two hearts that beat as one / Our lives have just begun.”

At Last – Beyoncé

Favorite Line: “You smiled and then the spell was cast / And here we are in heaven / For you are mine at last.”

In My Arms – Johnnyswim

Favorite Line: “I’m gonna love you like nobody will / Under the rainbow and over the hill / I’ll show you a world where time can stand still / If you’ll let me.”

Neverland – Zendaya

Favorite Line: “We can sail away tonight on a sea of pure moonlight / We can navigate the stars to bring us back home / In a place so far away / We’ll be young, that’s how we’ll stay.”

You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontage

Favorite Line: “Baby, we’ve come a long way / And, baby you know I hope and I pray / That you believe me / When I say this love will never fade away.”

Back at One – Brian McKnight

Favorite Line: “You came and breathed new life / Into this lonely heart of mine / You threw out of the lifeline / Just in the nick of time.”

Fall for You – Leela James

Favorite Line: “Will you promise to be there? / Stay by my side always? / Whenever I need you / Don’t let me down.”

To Be Loved – Michael Bublé

Favorite Line: “To be loved, to be loved / Oh what a feeling / To be loved.”

That’s All – Michael Bublé

Favorite Line: “If you’re wondering what I’m asking in return, dear / You’ll be glad to know that my demands are small / Say it’s me that you’ll adore / For now and ever more, that’s all, that’s all.”

 
 

Country First Dance Songs

Having trouble picking your first dance song? We got you!

There’s no denying that country songs are some of the most romantic around. Whether you’re getting hitched in a cute barn venue or just love a good ol’ fashioned fiddle, any of these country ballads would make the perfect dance to start your lives together.

Wrapped Up In You – Garth Brooks

Favorite Line: “How do I love you? / Count the ways / There ain’t no number high enough to end this phrase / Maybe, completely / Wrapped up in you.”

My Best Friend – Tim McGraw

Favorite Line: “I fall in love all over / Every time I look at you / I don’t know where I’d be / Without you here with me.”

From The Ground Up – Dan + Shay

Favorite Line: “And we’ll build this love from the ground up / For worse or for better / And I will be all you need / Beside you I’ll stand through the good and the bad.”

From This Moment – Shania Twain

Favorite Line: “I give my hand to you with all my heart / I can’t wait to live my life with you, I can’t wait to start.”

Forever and For Always – Shania Twain

Favorite Line: “‘Cause I’m keeping you / Forever and for always / We will be together all of our days / Want to wake up every
morning to your sweet face / Always.”

In Case You Didn’t Know – Brett Young

Favorite Line: “In case you didn’t know / Baby I’m crazy ’bout you / And I would be lying if I said / That I could live this life without you.”

God Gave me You – Blake Shelton

Favorite Line: “On my own I’m only / Half of what I could be / I can’t do without you / We are stitched together / And what love has tethered / I pray we never undo.”

Making Memories Of Us – Keith Urban

Favorite Line: “And I’m gonna love you like nobody loves you / And I’ll earn your trust making memories of us.”

That’s Beautiful to Me – Jaron and The Long Road to Love

Favorite Line: “You laugh at the garden that we grow in the lawn / Drink coffee in the kitchen with no makeup on / Sing all the wrong words to my favorite songs / You’re beautiful, and that’s beautiful.”

Timing Is Everything – Garrett Hedlund

Favorite Line: “And I could’ve been another minute late / And you’d never would’ve crossed my path that day / And when it seems true love is hard to find / That’s when love comes along.”

I Cross My Heart – George Strait

Favorite Line: “You will always be the miracle / That makes my life complete / And as long as there’s a breath in me / I’ll make yours just as sweet.”

Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett 

Favorite Line: “Well if all I got is your hand in my hand / Baby, I could die a happy man.”

Then – Brad Paisley

Favorite Line: “But now you’re my whole life / Now you’re my whole world / I just can’t believe, the way I feel about you, girl.”

Perfect Storm – Brad Paisley

Favorite Line: “She’s the girl of a lifetime / A guy like me spends his whole life / Looking for, that girl right there’s / The perfect storm.”

She Likes It In The Morning – Clay Walker

Favorite Line: “She says she loves me more than anything on earth / And that’s almost as much as I love her.”

You Make It Look So Easy – Eric Church

Favorite Line: “You’re my compass when I’m lost, my anchor when I get tossed / And the right way when all I can do is wrong.”

Like Jesus Does – Eric Church

Favorite Line: “The devil, man, no, he don’t stand a chance / ‘Cause she loves me like Jesus does.”

H.O.L.Y (Acoustic) – Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Line: “You’re holy, holy, holy, holy / I’m high on loving you, high on loving you.”

Take My Hand – Emily Hackett ft. Will Anderson

Favorite Line: “I feel right where I belong / My knees are weak / My heart is strong.”

Right in Tune – Railroad Earth

Favorite Line: “I got no worries, got no doubts / ‘Cause I know we can work it out / Come what may, come what will / We’ll be right in tune, me and you.”

Smile – Uncle Kracker

Favorite Line: “You make me dance like a fool / Forget how to breathe / Shine like gold, buzz like a bee / Just the thought of you can drive me wild / Oh, you make me smile.”

If I Didn’t Have You – Thompson Square

Favorite Line: “I’m safe in your arms, you rescue me / When I’m weak, you’re strong / If you were gone I don’t know where I’d be.”

Soulmate – Josh Turner

Favorite Line: “When I get down you’re the one / That lifts me up / I thank the Lord above / For your love.”

You Are Something Else – Ricky Skaggs

Favorite Line: The Eiffel Tower, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers / I’ve seen a man on the moon / And I stood there amazed by the beauty and wonder / Took it all in and I said, ‘that was something,’ but / You are something else.”

 

Indie Rock First Dance Songs

75+ first dance songs that are perfect for any wedding

Quirky. Cute. Off the beaten path. Are we talking about the happy couple or these songs?

Indie music has a unique sound that other genres just can’t seem to replicate and it defies all stereotypes. If this describes your taste in music (or your relationship), you’ll find a great first dance song here!

Brighter Than Sunshine – Aqualung

Favorite Line: “What a feeling in my soul / Love burns brighter than sunshine / It’s brighter than sunshine / Let the rain fall I don’t care / I’m yours and suddenly you’re mine.”

La Vie En Rose – Daniela Andrade

Favorite Line: “And when you speak angels sing from above / Everyday words seem to turn into love songs / Give your heart and soul to me / And life will always be la vie en rose.”

Better Together – Jack Johnson

Favorite Line: “It’s not always easy and / Sometimes life can be deceiving / I’ll tell you one thing, it’s always better when we’re together.”

Never Stop (Wedding Version) – SafetySuit

Favorite Line: “I’ll never stop trying / I’ll never stop watching as you leave / I’ll never stop losing my breath / Every time I see you looking back at me.”

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – Sleeping at Last

Favorite Line: “Though I’ve tried before to tell her / Of the feelings I have for her in my heart / Every time that I come near her / I just lose my nerve / As I’ve done from the start.”

Overwhelmed – Tim McMorris

Favorite Line: “And in that moment I could see all of the things that we would be / You were the girl I was waiting for, that’d I’d ask to marry me.”

The One – Kodaline

Favorite Line: “‘Cause I know the first day that I met you / I was never gonna let you / Let you slip away / And I still remember feeling nervous / Trying to find the words to get you here today.”
 

Don’t Go Home Without Me – Lights

Favorite Line: “Oh, it’s amazing that you’re here / So alone I would be / In a world that you’re not near / Don’t go home without me.”

Dance With Me – The Sweet Remains

Favorite Line: “‘Cause when you’re in my arms / I still hear that same sweet song / And I wanna get lost in this song.”

I Would Do Anything For You – Foster The People

Favorite Line: “Oo la love, I’ve fallen in love, and it’s better this time than ever before / Oo la love, I’ve fallen in love, and it’s better this time than I’ve ever known.”
 

I Will Follow You Into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie

Favorite Line: “If heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied / And illuminate the no’s on their vacancy signs / If there’s no one beside you when your soul embarks / Then I’ll follow you into the dark.”
 

Oh, It Is Love – Hellogoodbye

Favorite Line: “Oh, say, wouldn’t you like to be older and married with me? / Oh, say, wouldn’t it be nice to know right now that we’ll be / Someday holding hands in the end.”

Yellow – Coldplay

Favorite Line: “Look at the stars / Look how they shine for you / And everything you do / Yeah, they were all yellow.”

1, 2, 3, 4 (I Love You) – Plain White T’s

Favorite Line: “Best that I’ve had / I’m so glad that I found you / I love being around you.”

This Kind Of Love – Sister Hazel

Favorite Line: “This kind of love it’s why I’m standing here / It’s something that we can share / I can’t enough of this kind of love.”

 

Old School First Dance Songs

bride and groom share first dance at Portofino Bay Hotel

There’s no better way to kick off a night on the dance floor than with a song everyone knows (and loves).

There’s a reason these songs are classics after so many years. And if they’ve stood the test of time, your marriage will, too!

Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers

Favorite Line: “Oh, my love, my darling / I’ve hungered, for your touch / A long, lonely time.”

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

Favorite Line: “If the sky that we look upon / Should tumble and fall / Or the mountains should crumble to the sea / I won’t cry, I won’t cry / No, I won’t shed a tear / Just as long as you stand / Stand by me.”

Unforgettable – Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole

Favorite Line: “That’s why darling, it’s incredible / That someone so unforgettable / Thinks that I am unforgettable too.”

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You – James Taylor

Favorite Line: “Close my eyes at night / And wonder what would I be without you in my life / Everything was just a bore / All the things I did, seems I’ve done ’em before / But you brightened up all my days / With a love so sweet in so many ways.”

Harvest Moon – Neil Young

Favorite Line: “Because I’m still in love with you / I want to see you dance again / Because I’m still in love with you / On this harvest moon.”

Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney

Favorite Line: “Maybe I’m amazed at the way you love me all the time / Maybe I’m afraid of the way I love you.”

Something – The Beatles

Favorite Line: “Something in the way she knows / And all I have to do is think of her / Something in the things she shows me / I don’t want to leave her now.”

For All We Know – The Carpenters

Favorite Line: “Let’s take a lifetime to say / I knew you well / For only time will tell us so / And love may grow for all we know.”

Conclusion

There are some details about your wedding that you won’t remember in 10 years’ time (like what flavor of cake you picked). But your first dance song will be your “wedding song” for the rest of your lives.

If you’re still feeling a little bit lost, don’t worry. As your wedding DJ team, part of our job is helping brides and grooms find the songs that fit every moment of your wedding perfectly. And at Our DJ Rocks, our main goal is to live up to our name. Whether you need suggestions for your the song you’ll be walking up the aisle to or help creating the entire wedding playlist, we have the answers (and assistance) you need.

Give us a call so we can start planning your wedding!