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Committing to eternity is a lot, and is so finding the exact song to encapsulate that forever feeling. Whether you’re looking for something light, something romantic, or something a bit more dramatic, we’ve taken all of the best anthems, bops, and slow jams from the likes of Alicia Keys, Aaliyah, and Al Greene, and rounded up the best first dance songs for your wedding day.


“YOUR SONG” BY ELTON JOHN

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Elton John’s “Your Song” pretty much speaks for itself when it comes to romance. This 1970 classic is heartfelt and honest in all the best ways. For a more modern rendition? Opt for the crisp, stripped-down version by Ellie Goulding.

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“I FOUND YOU” BY ALABAMA SHAKES

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With a casual, distinctive, and soulful sound, this Alabama Shakes song has lyrics like, “I finally found you” that suit the setting and make it a unique—and bluesy—option for your first dance.

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“ALL OF ME” BY BILLIE HOLIDAY

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“You took the part that once was my heart / So why not take all of me” is a not-so-subtle love song that feels dreamy, genuine—and sets a sultry mood.

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“MARRY ME” BY TRAIN

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This meet-cute melody from Train’s lead vocalist, Pat Monahan, is about the hypothetical of a love-at-first-sight moment, which is beautiful, sweet, and obviously, so wedding-worthy.

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“ENDLESS LOVE” BY LIONEL RICHIE & DIANA ROSS

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This ’80s declaration of love by the powerhouse vocals of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross makes it one of the greatest duets of all time and ideal for a couple looking for an epic entry on to the dancefloor.

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“THE WAY I AM” BY INGRID MICHAELSON

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Crisp sweetness is the best way to describe this 2007 hit with real yet quirky lyrics like “If you are chilly, here take my sweater / Your head is aching, I’ll make it better.”

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“THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME” BY ELLA FITZGERALD & LOUIS ARMSTRONG

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Introduced originally by Fred Astaire in the 1937 film Shall We Dance, the 1956 version by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong is full of soul and feels both cool and classic.

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“FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE” BY STEVIE WONDER

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An uptempo arrangement from music legend Stevie Wonder, this Motown masterpiece will set the tone for a fun evening of dining and dancing.

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“GROOVE IS IN THE HEART” BY DEEE-LITE

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The top first dance pick by Hannah Bronfman for BAZAAR Bride, this dance band ditty is unconventional and unexpected for the couple that’s just looking to have a good time.

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“FLOAT” BY PACIFIC AIR

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Your guests won’t hate swaying along to the sound of your first foray onto the dance floor when they’re enjoying the two of you taking a spin to this optimistic whistle tune.

RichCosh
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