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Top 10 First Dance Songs ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŽต

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The possibilities are endless when it comes to finding a first dance song that works best for you and your partner. Check out some of the Top 10 that have come up this year in whatever genre suits you best. Also keep in mind that some may sound great, but the lyrics aren't quite what you're going for. Don't worry! We've also listed the Top 10 Questionable Lyrics List to make your first dance as magical as ever.


  1. "Fly Me to the Moon," Frank Sinatra

  2. "Your Song," Elton John

  3. "Everything," Michael Bublรฉ

  4. "Sweetest Devotion," Adele

  5. "You Are the Best Thing," Ray LaMontagne

  6. "A Thousand Years," Christina Perri (from Twilight: Breaking Dawn)

  7. "By Your Side," Sade

  8. "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," Frankie Valli or Lauryn Hill

  9. "I Only Have Eyes for You," The Flamingos

  10. "It Had to Be You," Dooley Wilson (from Casablanca)


  1. "In My Life," The Beatles

  2. "I Will," The Beatles

  3. "Just the Way You Are," Billy Joel

  4. "Maybe I'm Amazed," Paul McCartney

  5. "Steady As We Go," Dave Matthews Band

  6. "Up Where We Belong," Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

  7. "We've Only Just Begun," The Carpenters

  8. "Wild Horses," The Rolling Stones

  9. "You Are So Beautiful," Joe Cocker

  10. "You're My Best Friend," Queen

Soul and R&B

  1. "If I Ain't Got You," Alicia Keys featuring Usher

  2. "Here and Now," Luther Vandross

  3. "Stand by Me," Ben E. King

  4. "As," Stevie Wonder

  5. "As Time Goes By," Dooley Wilson (from Casablanca)

  6. "Come Rain or Come Shine," Ray Charles

  7. "La Vie en Rose," Edith Piaf (French), Louis Armstrong (English)

  8. "Let's Stay Together," Al Green

  9. "L-O-V-E," Nat King Cole

  10. "Our Love Is Here to Stay," Billie Holiday


  1. "Change Your Name," Brett Young

  2. "Big, Big Plans," Chris Lane

  3. "Golden Hour," Kacey Musgraves

  4. "You Make It Easy," Jason Aldean

  5. "Made That Way," Jordan Davis

  6. "Then," Brad Paisley

  7. "Amazed," Lonestar

  8. "Grow Old With Me," Mary Chapin Carpenter

Folk / Alternative

  1. "Everywhere," Fleetwood Mac

  2. "First Day of My Life," Bright Eyes

  3. "Such Great Heights," The Postal Service or Iron and Wine

  4. "Wonderwall," Oasis

  5. "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)," Sleeping At Last

  6. "Better Together," Jack Johnson

  7. "How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You)," James Taylor

Questionable Lyrics List

  1. "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith

  2. "This ain't love, it's clear to see/But darling, stay with me"

  3. "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt

  4. "It's time to face the truth/I will never be with you"

  5. "Love Me Now" by John Legend

  6. "I don't know who's gonna kiss you when I'm gone/So I'm gonna love you now, like it's all I have/I know it'll kill me when it's over"

  7. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler

  8. "Once upon a time I was falling in love/But now I'm only falling apart"

  9. "Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T's

  10. "Listen to my voice, it's my disguise/I'm by your side"

  11. "Ho Hey" by The Lumineers

  12. "I don't think you're right for him/Look at what it might have been..."

  13. "Make You Feel My Love" by Adele

  14. "The storms are raging on the rolling sea/And on the highway of regret"

  15. "Marry Me" by Thomas Rhett

  16. "Yeah, she gonna get married/But she ain't gonna marry me"

  17. "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton

  18. "Cause we both know that I'm not/What you need"

  19. "My Heart Will Go On" by Cรฉline Dion

  20. "You are safe in my heart and/My heart will go on and on"

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