First Dance Wedding Songs
We have compiled the most romantic First Dance Songs for your Special Day. A first dance usually takes place after the bride and groom enter the Reception area following the main announcements.
Background Information: The first dance is usually the most romantic moment in any wedding reception. Some couples actually take dance lessons in preparation for their big dance debut in front of friends and family. First dances borrow from the classical tradition of guests of honor taking the first dance at balls, in order to kick off dancing for the rest of the evening. The song you choose should be special to you as a couple—your song or a song that expresses your feelings for each other. Good first dance songs include From This Moment by Shania Twain, Amazed by Lonestar, Marry Me by Train, and You Are The Only Exception by Paramore.
First Dance Wedding Songs
1.1, 2, 3, 4-Plain White T’s
The simple, honest signature sound of the Plain White T’s comes through with this song. A song about how simple love can be, how easy true love can be. The singer speaks of other basic promises – promising to make their beloved feel better when they are sad while asking for trust and emotional support. Simple pleasures like being around each other reminds the singer of why he is in love. Honesty and trust are the basis for this love song.
2.Give Me Forever (I Do)-John Tesh & James Ingram
A beautiful collaboration between James Ingram and talented pianist John Tesh, this song is a proposal. He sings that he wants to marry her, and that he loves her. He sings of their wedding, and is anticipating it. He envisions their wedding day, and the vows that he wants to make to her. He is asking her to allow him to show her how much he loves her.
3.All I Ask of You-Michael Crawford
A beautiful duet between two new lovers. Michael Crawford as Raoul promises his Christine safety, security, and that he’ll be there for her for all things. Barbara Bonnery’s Christine wants to be protected but also wants to know that he’ll love her. She seeks honesty, and is hopeful that she’ll find it with him. He wants to share his love, and life, with her. He wants to be with her, despite her former tendency towards solitude, and she is willing to take the chance on love. One of the great love songs that Broadway has produced – at once sweeping, majestic, and tender.
4.I Loved Her First-Heartland
A beautiful love song from a father’s perspective on his daughter’s wedding day. He simply wants the new man in his daughter’s life to remember that her love is not his alone. He reminisces about the little girl that he raised and can hardly believe that this grown woman is the same little girl. He also wants his new son-in-law to remember how he feels this day, as some day he may have a daughter of his own.
5.Only You-The Platters
A classic doo wop song, the man is singing to his lover that only she can make things right for him. She alone can make the darkness bright and fill his heart with love. Her very touch is magic for him and she is his dream come true.
6.Across the Universe-Rufus Wainwright
A composition by John Lennon and Paul McCartney that is heaving repetitive but no less beautiful for that. It sounds like a poetic musing about the changing nature of existence yet the singer says that nothing is going to change his world. The constantly changing world seems to flow through and around him, while he remains the same.
7.I Wanna Grow Old With You-Westlife
A deceptively beautiful song asking for a lifetime commitment. These two are spending time apart, against what their desire, but is serves to reinforce whats important. He wants to share a life with his love, and spend his last moments in her arms. His sincerity is unmistakable, and he wants her to know exactly how he feels.
A duet between two people who don’t understand how they found each other knew from the moment that they met that they were each other’s destiny. Before the other, forever had just been a word, now it was a reality. They feel that they were meant to be, and they have faith that their love will find a way. p>
9.I’ll Be There for You (Friends Theme-The Rembrandts
A fun little song, this is from one person to another, promising to be there through all of life’s little and big problems. They have to be there for each other, since nobody else knows what its like to be them. No matter how bad it gets, the singer says that he’ll be there, because he knows that the other person will be there for them too.
10.Moonlight Serenade-Glenn Miller
A genuine classic song from the 1940s big band era. Standing at his lover’s gate and singing of moonlight, Glenn Miller is awaiting the touch of his lover’s hand. He sees the stars glowing in the sky, and says that her eyes look just like them.
11.Smoke Gets in Your Eyes-The Platters
A journey within a song, the man singing is first questioned by his friends about the reality of his love. They tell him that when his heart is on fire, the smoke gets in his eyes and obscures what is really there. He laughed at them and their doubt.
12.You Are the Love of My Life-George Benson & Roberta Flack
A love song and a prayer of thanks, this duet is about a couple who has found everything that they need to be happy with the other person. Their love is something that others spend a lifetime searching for, and now they want to spend a lifetime experiencing it. They are the other’s reason to live, the heart and soul of the other’s life.
13.All I Do-B5
A love song from a boy to his high school crush. He sees her in the hall and is enamored. He knows that everyone will think that he is too young but doesn’t care. For him, true love is ageless.
14.A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes-Kimberly Locke
A lovely remake of the classic Disney song, this song is all about having faith that one’s dreams will come true. No matter how sad a person is or no matter how deeply that secret wish is held, their hearts still dream for them. Those dreams will reveal themselves, as the heart cannot be suppressed.
15.When a Man Loves a Woman-Michael Bolton
A more recent version of the Percy Sledge classic about the pain that love can bring.
16.I Get a Kick Out of You-Frank Sinatra
A much loved showtune is reborn in this Frank Sinatra interpretation. You can really believe that Sinatra is bored with life and doesn’t find much to be exciting, until he sees the face of his perfect woman. Nothing about the jet-set lifestyle that he clearly leads excites him, except for her. In an ironic twist, she has no love for him. And that’s the real kick.
17.You Light Up My Life-LeAnn Rimes
A new version of the song made famous by Debbie Boone, LeAnn Rimes’ country twang lends a new honesty to a classic.
A nice r&b ballad. A man is singing to his love, telling her that he thinks about her all the time and thanks God for her. He says that she opened up his heart to love again and that there is no place he’d rather be than in love. He says that he had waited all his life to experience that kind of love. He is very in love with this girl who gave him a second chance at love.
19.When I See You Smile-Bad English
A nice song about the strength that can be provided by a simple smile. When he sees her smile at him, it fills him with such strength that he feels that there is nothing that he cannot do. Her smile makes all the difficulty of life worth while and gives him the strength to keep going. Her smile makes everything alright for him.
20.I’m Your Angel-Celine Dion/ R. Kelly
A pair of impressive vocal performances makes this declaration of mutual support compelling and believable. They swear to be supportive of the other, to be the one that picks the other one up when they’re done, no matter what. It seems as if they both know that difficult times are ahead and are confirming their support for each other, in order to help the other one stay strong. The mutual promise of support can be tied into classic wedding vows as well.
21.Take My Breath Away-Berlin
A passionate and intense love song, the woman is singing to her lover about the emotions attached to the physical side of the relationship. At once vulnerable and powerful, the lover in this song lets down the emotional walls for her lover, as he does for her. There are no more games, just intense physical passion between two people.
22.I Will Be Here-Steven Curtis Chapman
A promise from a man to his love, he says that no matter what, he will be there for her. If the sun doesn’t come up, if they should be in darkness, for all things he will be there for her. If she has any doubts or needs him to simply be quiet, he is going
23.Let Me Call You Sweetheart-Lawrence Welk
A real classic song by Lawrence Welk, he sings to his love that he is dreaming of her day by day. The land of love in his dreams is just with her. He asks her to let him call her sweetheart, since he is in love with her, and asks her to whisper it to him too. He longs for her more and more, longs for her sunny smile. With all of nature around him, the only thing that can cheer his heart is her.
24.I Can Love You Like That-John Michael Montgomery
A remake of the All 4 One song, this version features country singer John Michael Montgomery’s country boy charm.
25.Always & Forever-Luther Vandross
A remake of the Heatwave song, only with deeply resonant, rich voice of Luther Vandross.
26.I Swear-All 4 One or John Michael Montgomery
A simple promise, sworn on the moon and the stars, to be there forever. Promising on things that never go away, like the person’s shadow, in a sweet song made to reasssure and calm someone’s doubt. He is smart enough to admit that he will make mistakes but he swears that wants to get married and spend forever together, no matter how hard it might be.
27.I’ll Always Love You-Taylor Dane
A simple pronouncement of love, Taylor Dane, in her richly husky voice, tells her man she will always love him, as he has won her heart. He has made her life complete and is the one that she had always searched for. She tells him to count on forever and she’ll take care of him. Her happiness that he is hers will last until the end of time.
28.Always & Forever-Atlantic Star
A slow lyrical expression of appreciation, this singer is telling his lover that their life together is a dream to him. He asks her to love her in her special way every day, and express to him how much she cares. In return for this, he promises to love her.
29.I Love You-Climax Blues Band
A song about a man maturing into a person capable of having a real love. He acknowledges that when he was younger, he was a wild person but no matter what, she was there for him. His way of saying thank you for that is pledging his love and devotion to her. He says that loving her is like living a dream.
30.In This Life-Collin Raye
A song about a man who found his soul’s redemption through life. Prior to finding his love, the only thing that mattered to him was money. Once he found her, all of the other things didn’t matter. Now he attaches his value to her. He says that if everything falls apart, it doesn’t matter because his dreams came true once she loved him too.
31.(I Just) Died in Your Arms-Cutting Crew
A song about a man who just fell in love, and fell hard. He realizes that he just lost his heart, despite his own best intentions and plans. He thinks it might have a kiss that did it. He is trying to form a rationale for falling so hard, but is unable to do so. He doesn’t seem to understand how this could have happened, after a life of meaningless relationships. Who hasn’t fallen for someone in the heat of the moment, despite knowing that you should leave a situation but being powerless to do so, when under the influence of such raw emotion?
32.(You Want To) Make a Memory-Bon Jovi
A song about a man who runs into his old love, maybe a “what might have” situation? These two clearly had a past, and have gone different ways but for this one night, have reunited. She is hesitant about what to say or even if she should stay, but he clearly wants her to stay for the night. Maybe for just one night they can finally be together. Maybe forever.
33.After All-Peter Cetera/ Cher
A song about finally ending up together, this sweet ballad evokes thoughts of two people, who were destined to be together but needing to take a long time to get there. These two lovers are thinking of their long journey to each other, how close they seemed to being together so many times, how they even broke up and got back together repeatedly. This song is about the triumph of love lasting through difficulties and finally ending up together.
34.You’re Still the One-Shania Twain
A song about how enduring love can be. He is still the one for her in every way. He is the one that she dreams of, goes to when she has problems, and wants to be with for the rest of her life. Even in the face of apparent doubt, these two have beaten the odds and stayed together. Enduring love and the desire to continue that love.
35.A New Day Has Come-Celine Dion
A song about new beginnings. She welcomes the rain, as it washes away her tears, and drowns her fears.Likening her love to an angel, she says that his love has brought her joy and strength. Light has come to fill her world, and she feels reborn with the strength of this new love.
36.As Time Goes By-Frank Sinatra
A song about the unchanging nature of love, Frank Sinatra maintains that some things just never change. A kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh. Some things stay the same no matter what for Frank, as he reflects on the unchanging nature of man and of love. Somewhat bitter, somewhat resigned, but still a glimmer of hope at the end, acknowledging new love.
37.Save the Best for Last-Vanessa Williams
A song about the unexpected nature of love, the singer remarks on how she’d thought that her lover had passed on their chance to be together but he surprised her, and is now with her after so long. She had been his confidant but he had pursued other relationships before realizing they belonged together. She is his last, best choice for love.
38.Through the Years-Kenny Rogers
A song celebrating long term love, this is a wonderful way to commemorate a lasting commitment. The thanks that he is able to express to her for being there through all of life’s difficulties is sincere and moving.
39.Every Breath You Take-The Police
A song filled with the intensity and passionate feelings of obsessive love. Sting’s breathy vocals bring to life what it means to be in love with someone who may or may not love you back, but his feelings of love won’t be denied. He will be with his love no matter what.
40.Beloved One-Ben Harper
A song from a man who hasn’t been successful with love before, he is thankful that he has found someone to be with so he will not be alone any more. She is divine to him, and he tells her that her heart has a home in his. They don’t even need to speak, for a touch is the only communication that they need. He asks her to hold her body close to him, as he knows that they will keep each other safe from harm.
41.Best of Intentions-Travis Tritt
A song from a man who hasn’t followed through on his promises. He’d planned out their future, and told her that he would give her the world. He wants her to remember that he always had the best intentions. Apparently his plans fell through, and he is asking her forgiveness. He asks that she not think that he takes her for granted, and even though she deserves more than what he is able to give her, she won’t find anyone more devoted to her than him.
42.A Woman Like You-Johnny Reed
A song of appreciation from a man who believes the woman he loves is more than he deserves. He feels that he is in heaven when he holds her and doesn’t know where he would go or what he would do without her.
43.This I Swear-Nick Lachey
A soulful declaration of love, Nick Lachey promises that he will love his lady forever. He believes in her love as well. He knows that he doesn’t tell her that he loves her as often as he should but he promises her that he’ll be there until death parts them. He tells her to trust him and take his hand and they’ll make it through anything.
44.I Wanna Love You-Donnell Jones
A soulful declaration of love. The singer is telling his lady that she is the reason that he is alive, and that he has never been in love this deeply before. He wants to be with her for all time, and only hopes that she feels the same way. He spends his days thinking about his lady, everything from romantic candlelight dinners to spending eternity together.
45.My Valentine-Martina McBride
A surperb collaboration between Jim Brickman and Martina McBride, this love song features lush piano music and an exceptional vocal performance. Singing of how love transcends the need for speech and how their love would last through the end of time, McBride is able to convey depth of these feelings. She proclaims her love, and thanks her love for helping her to love unselfishly. This love that she’s waited for will last forever as it is all she needs.
46.Groovy Kind of Love-Phil Collins
A tender song from Phil Collins, who seems almost shy about expressing his feelings when he asks “Wouldn’t you agree?” He seems almost overwhelmed by his feelings, tell her how he quivers inside when he kisses her, and asks if she can feel his heartbeat when they’re together. The lovely string interlude provides a moment for quiet reflection. He tells her that nothing matters except their love, that his whole world could shatter but as long as they’re together, he’s got what he needs.
47.I Can’t Help Falling in Love-Elvis Presley
A timeless love song, with the King’s powerful velvety voice sounding as honest and vulnerable as it ever did. He simply gives all of his love to this woman. He knows that some things are just natural, and meant to be. Being in love and giving into that love is not even a question, as he can’t help falling in love.
48.I Was Made to Love Her-Stevie Wonder
A timeless tale of school age love blossoming into a real love, Stevie Wonder sings that he had loved his girl since they were kids. Despite disapproval from the parents, Stevie knew that this was the girl for him from the very beginning. He swears to love her through anything, and has built his whole world around her.
49.That’s What Love Is All About-Michael Bolton
A touching song about how sometimes love and being together aren’t the easiest things to have. Sometimes, you have to fight to be together despite difficulties. For Michael Bolton, that’s what love is about – two people who find each other and stay together, despite adversity and hardships.
50.18 and Life-Skid Row
A tragic story of a boy who had no chance for a real life, Ricky’s story is told in an 80s hair band ballad. A song about a tough kid who seems to have accidentally shot a child, this is a sad story about a poor guy.First Dance Wedding Songshttp://songs.w3ddingdj.com/wedding-first-dance-songs/http://songs.w3ddingdj.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/first-dance-on-clouds.jpghttp://songs.w3ddingdj.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/first-dance-on-clouds-300x225.jpg First Dance