Picking the song for your first dance can be difficult, but doesn’t have to be.
The main thing that I would tell you in regards to picking your first dance song is to make sure that the song you pick somehow describes you both as a couple.
For example, if you have any special love songs that you have significant meaning in your relationship, or have lyrics that tell parts of your story - go with that! Maybe you don’t have a song like that, but you find a song that matches your personality (One of the most fun first dances I’ve seen was to Final Song by MØ - mainly because the couple was so much fun).
Also, if you don't want to dance the entire length of the song - talk with the DJ prior to your wedding to have them make a shorter version of the song, or cut it at a specified time.
Here's a Spotify playlist with 10 songs we have seen that works well. We've also put the lyrics to the chorus to see if it fits your style.
10 First Dance Songs
Here are 10 songs we've seen be awesome first-dances. We've also included the chorus lyrics to help guide you in choosing!
1. Forever Like That - Ben Rector
Well, I wanna love you, forever I do
I wanna spend all of my days with you
Will carry your burdens and be the wind at your back
Well, I wanna spend my forever, forever like that
2. Everything - Michael Bublé
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.
3. I Get To Love You - Ruelle
I get to love you, it’s the best thing that I’ll ever do.
I get to love you, it’s a promise I’m making to you.
Whatever may come; your heart I will choose.
Forever I’m yours, forever I do.
I get to love you, I get to love you.
4. Take The World - Johnnyswim
Cause they can write stories
They can sing songs
But they don’t make fairy tales
Sweeter than ours
They can climb mountains
High into the sky
But they can’t take the world
Oh, Like we can take the world
5. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor
With sweet love and devotion, deeply touching my emotion,
I want to stop and thank you baby...
How sweet it is to be loved by you
6. Love On Top - Beyoncé
Baby it's you
You're the one I love
You're the one I need
You're the only one I see
Come on baby it's you
You're the one that gives your all
You're the one I can always call
When I need to make everything stop
Finally you put my love on top
7. Touching Heaven - Johnnyswim
I won't be holding my breath for chariots
I'm not just waiting for skies to part
You've been my glimpse of Kingdom right from the start
And you got me touching heaven
8. XO - John Mayer
In the darkest night I'll
I'll search through the crowd
Your face is all that I see
I'll give you everything
Baby, love me lights out
9. Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson
'Cause, baby, every time I love you
In and out of my life, in out, baby
Tell me, if you really love me
It's in and out my life, in out, baby
So, baby, yes, love never felt so good
10. You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
You are the best thing
(You're the best thing, ooh)
Ever happened to me
If you have thoughts, questions, whatever. Ask in the comments section below!