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75 Great First Dance Songs

Photo by Libby Lewis

"First dance" at a wedding reception has twofold meaning. First, there's the symbolic meaning it holds as the couple's first dance as husband and wife. Secondly, is the practical consideration of it being the "first dance" of the reception, signalling that the dancefloor is officially open. As such, it helps to play a tune that engages the guests and get the crowd excited to join the Bride and Groom on the dancefloor. These 75 tunes are all excellent in that regard:

I Want to Grow Old With You - Adam Sandler

Love and happiness- Al Green

Let's Stay Together - Al Green

All My Days - Alexei Murdoch

Somos Novios - Andrea Boccelli

Do Right Woman - Do Right Man - Aretha Franklin

All I Want Is You - Barry Louis Polisar

You're The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White

Somethin - The Beatles

Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) - Billie Holiday

God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton

Amazed - Boyz II Men

Then - Brad Paisley

First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes

A Thousand years - Christina Perri

Umbrella - Coeur De Pirate

Yours Forever - Dara Maclean

You and Me - Dave Matthews

Sway (Quien Sera) - Dean Martin

This Girl's In Love With You - Dionne Warwick

Out Loud - Dispatch

Son of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield

I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket - Ella Fitzgerald

I'm Beginning To See The Light - Ella Fitzgerald

Love Is Here To Stay - Ella Fitzgerald

All The Things You Are - Ella Fitzgerald

At Last - Etta James

The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra

Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra

Night And Day - Frank Sinatra

Following Slowly - Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

Dancing Shoes - Green River Ordinance

Always and Forever - Heatwave

Can't Help Falling In Love - Ingrid Michaelson

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

Under The Bridges of paris - John Altman

Annie's Song - John Denver

I'd Rather Be With You - Joshua Radin

All My Life - K-Ci And Jojo

Just Like Heaven - Katie Melua

When You Got A Good Thing - Lady Antebellum

Who'd Have Known - Lily Allen

I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket - Louis Armstrong

Only You - Louis Armstrong

Ho Hey - The Lumineers

Protection - Massive Attack

Fade Into You - Mazzy Star

You Belong To Me - Michael Bublé

You And I - Michael Bublé

How Sweet It Is - Michael Bublé

The Way You Look Tonight - Michael Bublé

True Love Ways - My Morning Jacket

Love Is Here To Stay - Nat "King" Cole

You're My Best Friend - Queen

I'm Gonna Love You Forever and Ever Amen - Randy Travis

Bless The Broken Road - Rascall Flatts

Come Rain Or Come Shine - Ray Charles

Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles

Our Love Is Here To Stay - Rod Stewart

Nothing Can Change This Love - Sam Cooke

Love of My Life (feat. Dave Matthews & Carter Beauford - Carlos Santana

Open Windows - Sarah Harmer

Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer

It Might Be You - Stephen Bishop

Always - Switchfoot

Head Over Heels - Switchfoot

My Girl - The Temptations

My Best Friend - Tim McGraw

Here Comes My Girl - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Angel Dream, No. 2 - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

No Place To Fall - Townes Van Zandt

Crazy Love - Van Morrison

Have I Told You Lately

Free - Zac Brown Band

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