Ah yes, the first dance…  You want something romantic, but not overplayed.  He wants something upbeat and funny. Neither of you can dance particularly well, but you both want to choose a meaningful and memorable song, and one that matches both of your musical preferences.

We made a list of all of the above.  From 80s to indie, from old classics to top 40, we picked songs that we think will appeal to a wide variety of musical tastes – 99 of them.

We’re not duplicating the picks form 99 Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To so do check out that post since many of those tunes would make for wonderful first dance songs.

 

OLD CLASSICS

1. As Time Goes By (Frank Sinatra)
2. At Last (Etta James)
3. Can’t Take My Eyes off of Your (Franki Valli) (Lauryn Hill)
4. Dream a Little Dream (Louis Armstrong) (Mamas & the Papas)
5. Earth Angel (The Penguins) (Death Cab for Cutie)
6. I Can’t Help Myself/Sugar Pie Honey Bunch (The Four Tops)
7. It Had to Be You  (Frank Sinatra) (Harry Connick Jr.)
8. Let’s Stay Together (Al Green) (Seal) (Tina Turner)
9. LOVE (Nat King Cole)
10. Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)
11. Night and Day (Ella Fitzgerald)
12. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack) (Leona Lewis) (Glee)
13. Some Enchanted Evening (Frank Sinatra)
14. Stand By Me (Ben E. King) (John Lennon)
15. That’s Amore (Dean Martin)
16. The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra) (Tony Bennett)
17. Unforgettable (Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole)
18. When a Man Loves a Woman (Percy Sledge)
19. When I Fall in Love (Nat King Cole) (Celine Dion)
20. Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
21. You Are So Beautiful (Joe Cocker)

 

MAINSTREAM

22. Accidentally in Love (Counting Crows)
23. Always (Erasure) (Acoustic version)
24. Angels (Robbie Williams)
25. As (Stevie Wonder)
26. Because You Loved Me (Celine Dion)
27. Come What May (Nicole Kidman & Ewan McGregor, from Moulin Rouge)
28. Don’t Know Much (Linda Ronstadt feat. Aaron Neville)
29. Endless Love (Lionel Richie & Diana Ross) (Glee)
30. Everything (Michael Buble)
31. Faithfully (Journey)
32. Happy Together (The Turtles)
33. Head Over Feet (Alanis Morisette)
34. Hold You In My Arms (Ray LaMontagne)
35. I Believe in You and Me (Whitney Houston)
36. I’ll Be (Edwin McCain)
37. I Do (Colbie Caillat)
38. I Do Cherish You (98 Degrees)
39. In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)
40. Iris (Goo Goo Dolls) (Boys II Men)
41. Just the Way You Are (Billy Joel)
42. Kiss From a Rose (Seal)
43. Love of My Life (Brian McKnight)
44. Love on Top (Beyonce)
45. Lovesong (The Cure) (Adele)
46. Lucky (Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat)
47. Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan) (Adele)
48. Maybe I’m Amazed (Paul McCartney)
49. No One (Alicia Keys)
50. Rhythm of Love (Plain White T’s)
51. Spend My Life With You (Eric Benet & Tamia)
52. So High (John Legend)
53. Something About the Way You Look Tonight (Elton John)
54. Take My Breath Away (Berlin)
55. The Promise (When in Rome)
56. The Way You Make Me Feel (Michael Jackson)
57. Yellow (Coldplay)
58. You and Me (Dave Matthews Band) (Acoustic)

ROCK/INDIE

59. All My Love (Led Zeppelin)
60. All My Days (Alexi Murdoch)
61. My Little Corner of the World (Yo La Tengo)
62. All the Right Reasons (The Jayhawks)
63. Better Together (Jack Johnson)
64. Brighter than Sunshine (Aqualung)
65. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
66. Crazy Love (Van Morrison)
67. Eight Days a Week (The Beatles)
68. Fade Into You (Mazzy Star)
69. Finally Forever (Chris Cornell)
70. Forever (Walter Meego)
71. Golden (My Morning Jacket)
72. How Sweet it Is (James Taylor)
73. I Will Follow You Into the Dark (Death Cab for Cutie)
74. The City of Blinding Lights (U2)
75. The Luckiest (Ben Folds)
76. Last Night on Earth (Green Day)
77. Love Will Keep Us Alive (Eagles)
78. Luna (Smashing Pumpkins)
79. Never Tear Us Apart (INXS)
80. Nothing Else Matters (Metallica) (Acoustic version)
81. Perfect Day (Lou Reed) (Susan Boyle)
82. Songbird (Fleetwood Mac) (Glee)
83. Such Great Heights (Postal Service) (Iron and Wine)
84. We’re the Same (Matthew Sweet)
85. When the Stars Go Blue (Ryan Adams)
86. Wildflowers (Tom Petty)

 

COUNTRY

87. Could I Have this Dance (Anne Murray)
88. Feels So Right (Alabama)
89. Forever and For Always (Shania Twain)
90. I Cross My Heart (George Strait)
91. I’ll Still Be Loving You (Restless Heart)
92. If Tomorrow Never Comes (Garth Brooks)
93. I Swear (John Michael Montgomery) (All 4 One)
94. Me & You (Kenny Chesney)
95. Pledging My Love (Emmylou Harris)
96. Soulmate (Josh Turner)
97. Then (Brad Paisley)
98. When I Say I Do (Clint Black)
99. When You Say Nothing At All (Allison Krauss) (Ronan Keating)

 

If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of wedding music ideas, playlists and samples, be sure to check out Wedding Music Ideas!

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