55 First Dance Song Ideas For Couples Who Can’t Decide

Upbeat or heartfelt? Classic tune or top 40 hit? Slow ballad or peppy pop track? Picking a song for the first dance as newlyweds can be a difficult choice for couples. There are the lucky ones who have had one chosen long before the proposal, and those who have no idea where to even begin. If you fall into the latter category, we went ahead and combed our wedding archives to bring you a list of 55 first dance songs to consider for your own reception. Our advice? If you want something original, you might want to steer clear of Van Morrison.

1. “Into The Mystic” by Van Morrison
2. “That’s How Strong My Love Is” by Otis Redding
3. “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele
4. “Someone Like You” by Van Morrison
5. “Stand By Me” by Otis Redding
6. “Right Down the Line” by Gerry Rafferty
7. “This Must Be The Place” by Talking Heads
8. “Man On Fire” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
9. “Almost In Your Arms” by Sam Cooke
10. “You Make Me Feel So Young” by Frank Sinatra
11. “How Would You Feel” by Ed Sheehan
12. “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher” by Jackie Wilson
13. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” by Frankie Valli
14. “I Had the Time of My Life” by Franke and the Knockouts
15. “You’ve Got Me Runnin In Circles” by Sonny Cleveland
16. “Waterloo Sunset” by the Kinks
17. “There Will Be Time” by Mumford and Sons
18. “Ribbon in the Sky” by Stevie Wonder
19. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”
20. “Bring It On Home to Me” by Sam Cooke
21. “Signed Sealed Delivered” by Stevie Wonder
22. “You Ain’t Alone” by Alabama Shakes
23. “More of You” by Chris Stapleton
24. “This Will Be (an Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole
25. “Forever” by the Beach Boys
26. “Here, There, and Everywhere” by the Beatles
27. “Cheek to Cheek” by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
28. “Feels Like Home” by Diana Krall and Bryan Adams
29. “Coming Home” by Leon Bridges
30. “I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” by Elvis Presley
31. “Have I Told You Lately” by Van Morrison
32. “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything” by Barrie White
33. “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris
34. “It Just Comes Natural” by George Strait
35. “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers
36. “Nothing Can Change This Love” by Sam Cooke
37. “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison
38. “I Will” by The Beatles
39. “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes
40. “Wavelength” by Van Morrison
41. “Isn’t It Romantic?” by Cole Porter
42. “My Girl” by The Temptations
43. “You and Me” by Penny & The Quartets
44. “Nightshift” by The Commodores
45. “Just Breathe” by Pearl Jam
46. “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy” by The Tams
47. “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” by Shirelle
48. “Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke
49. “We Found Love” by Rihanna
50. “Sweet Thing” by Van Morrison
51. “All of Me” by John Legend
52. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
53. “Songbird” by Fleetwood Mac
54. “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie
55. “God Only Knows” by The Beatles