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Perfect First Dance Songs: Classic Songs to Add to Your Wedding Playlist


Ahh, the first dance. One of my favorite moments of any wedding. It’s your first time being in the limelight as an officially married couple, and all eyes are on you and your new spouse. But let’s face it - choosing the song you’ll be dancing to can be very confusing and sometimes overwhelming. You might be sitting there thinking, “There are SOOO many great love songs out there, how are we supposed to choose the right one to perfectly capture OUR love?” So I’ve compiled a small list of the songs I think are perfect to dance to! So let’s jump on in!


1. Songbird by Eva Cassidy


Excerpt: For you, there'll be no more crying

For you, the sun will be shining

And I feel that when I'm with you

It's alright, I know it's right

2. If We Were Vampires by Jason Isbell


Excerpt: If we were vampires and death was a joke

We'd go out on the sidewalk and smoke

And laugh at all the lovers and their plans

I wouldn't feel the need to hold your hand

Maybe time running out is a gift

3. Take This Heart of Gold by Mandolin Orange


Excerpt: I'm treading lightly in your eyes

Honey, I can't live a lie

But a life without you could never steal me now

4. Make You Feel My Love by Adele



Excerpt: When the evening shadows and the stars appear

And there is no one there to dry your tears

I could hold you for a million years

To make you feel my love


5. Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder


Excerpt: Seen a lot of things in this old world

When I touch them, they mean nothing, girl

Ooh baby, here I am, signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours!

6. You’ve Made Me So Very Happy by Blood, Sweat, and Tears


Excerpt: I love you so much it seems

You're even in my dreams I can hear

Babe I can hear you calling me

I'm so in love with you

All I ever want to do is

Thank you baby

7. Is That Alright by Lady Gaga


Excerpt: I hope you're still with me when I'm not quite myself

And I pray that you'll lift me when you know I need help

It's a warm celebration of all of our years

I dream of our story, of our fairy tale



8.At Last by Etta James


Excerpt: You smiled, you smiled

Oh, and then the spell was cast

And here we are in Heaven

For you are mine at last


9. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell


Excerpt: Remember the day I set you free

I told you, you could always count on me, darling

And from that day on I made a vow

I'll be there when you want me some way, some how

10. ​Stand By Me by Ben E. King


Excerpt: 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-no-no I won't shed a tear

Just as long, as you stand, by me

11. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith


Excerpt: Then I kiss your eyes

And thank God we're together

And I just want to stay with you

In this moment forever

Forever and ever


12. Forever and Ever, Amen by Randy Travis


Excerpt: As long as old men sit and talk about the weather

As long as old women sit and talk about old men

If you wonder how long I'll be faithful

I'll be happy to tell you again

I'm gonna love you forever and ever

Forever and ever, amen



That rounds out the list of my top 12 songs to dance with your love to.



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