And now, let’s finish our review of 75 timeless First Dance songs – from classic hits to modern selections – with the final 25 song selections of the list. And as mentioned before, please use these song lists as a starting point in your search for the perfect First Dance song for your wedding.
View the rest of the list:
- Timeless First Dance Songs, Part 1
- Timeless First Dance Songs, Part 2
- Timeless First Dance Songs, Part 3
Elton John – “Your Song”
This is the song Prince William and Prince Kate selected for their first dance. They only danced to it for 30 seconds, when Kate asked Ellie Goulding to do something more uptempo so everyone else could join in! 😉
Nat King Cole – “L-O-V-E”
A simple song with these two great lines you’ll love: “Take my heart and please don’t break it/ Love was made for me and you”
Coldplay – “Sparks”
I’m not the biggest Coldplay fan, but lines like these are great: “But I promise you this/ I’ll always look out for you/ That’s what I’ll do” and “My heart is yours/ It’s you that I hold on to/ That’s what I do”
Iron & Wine – “Such Great Heights”
The Postal Service created the original song, but despite its sweet lyrics, as an electronic song, it just doesn’t have that First Dance feel. This cover by Iron & Wine does, however.
Frank Sinatra – “The Best Is Yet to Come”
This song is perfect for that couple that is classic, yet wants to have a little fun for their First Dance as well. Take in a couple of dance lessons, and you’ll create a truly unforgettable First Dance moment.
Kip Moore – “Hey Pretty Girl”
I said in part two that Hunter Hayes had THE wedding song of 2011. Well, Kip Moore had THE wedding song of 2012 with this country song with crossover appeal.
Extreme – “More Than Words”
I’ve always been a fan of this 1990 acoustic rock ballad. Actions speak louder than words, and that’s the message “More Than Words” conveys.
Edwin McCain – “I’ll Be”
Speaking of 90s rock songs, here’s one that everyone loves, even if they don’t want to admit it. 😉
Bee Gees – “How Deep Is Your Love”
Soft and sweet, this 70s pop ballad is perhaps the Bee Gees best.
The Penguins – “Earth Angel”
A 50s doo-wop hit, it was featured in the prom scene in “Back To The Future” and reached multi-generational appeal.
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill – “It’s Your Love”
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have produced several country ballads together – such as “I Need You” and “Let’s Make Love” – but this one is their best one.
Bryan Adams – “Heaven”
I really like the Boyce Avenue cover, as well.
Heatwave – “Always and Forever”
They just don’t make songs like this 1970s R&B love ballad anymore.
Savage Garden – “Truly Madly Deeply”
It’s a mid-tempo, late 90s hit that brides, moms, sisters, bridesmaids, etc. all know and love.
Dave Matthews Band – “You & Me”
A First Dance song about commitment, dreams, and one day teaching your children how to “fly” just like mom and dad did.
Adam Sandler – “Grow Old With You”
It’s short, but it’s so damn sweet and romantic. There will never be another movie couple like Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, ever.
Keith Urban – “Making Memories of Us”
This mid-2000s country ballad speaks of commitment, family, and love. The lyrics I love the best? “And I’m gonna make you a promise/ If there’s life after this/ I’m gonna be there to meet you with a warm, wet kiss”
Rod Stewart – “Have I Told You Lately”
Van Morrison did it first, and a fine job at that. But Rod Stewart was born to sing this song.
George Strait – “I Cross My Heart”
Timeless, classic First Dance songs are generational. My grandparents love this song, my parents love this song, and everyone of my generation loves this song, myself included.
Percy Sledge – “When A Man Loves A Woman”
Way better than the Michael Bolton version. By far.
Anne Murray – “Could I Have This Dance”
Just like I said with “I Cross My Heart”, its a country ballad with multi-generational appeal.
John Legend – “All of Me”
Released in August of 2013, it became a MONSTER First Dance song. Radio played it to death, but now that a bit of time has passed, John Legend’s love ballad will be a First Dance staple for years to come.
Van Morrison – “Into The Mystic”
The lyrics of this song (“I wanna rock your gypsy soul/ Just like way back in the days of old/ Then magnificently we will float/ Into the mystic”) suggest it might be for a more mature couple, this mid-tempo classic rock number is still First Dance magic.
98 Degrees – “I Do (Cherish You)”
A pop ballad every 90s child will remember from junior high and high school dances. The chorus says it all.
John Michael Montgomery – “I Swear”
If country isn’t your thing, All-4-One has you covered with the R&B version.
Stevie Wonder – “You Are The Sunshine of My Life”
What would a timeless First Dance songs list be without a Stevie Wonder song? While “As” and “My Cherie Amour” are strong contenders, I believe this one fits the best for this list. Lyrics you’ll love: “You are the sunshine of my life/ That’s why Ill always stay around/ You are the apple of my eye/ Forever you’ll stay in my heart”
Did your First Dance song make the list? Yes or no, let me know in the comments below!
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