The first dance. It is one of the most memorable parts of your wedding day but is also a discussion that can cause much debate. After all, what first dance song do you pick? Sometimes it is an easy decision. Perhaps you already have a song that you love or signifies your relationship. But if you need to pick one, then I have you covered. Here are some of the popular first dance songs that are also romantic. You’re welcome!
- Romantic first dance songs
Romantic first dance songs
Everything by Michael Buble
Example of lyrics – “in this crazy life, and through these crazy times, it’s you, it’s you, you make me sing, you’re every line, you’re every, you’re everything.”
You can’t go wrong with a Michael Buble song and Everything is one of the more popular options to choose. It is full of romantic lyrics that any couple can relate to. It is also a little more upbeat but still slow enough to sway to.
Can’t take my eyes off you by Frankie Valli
Example of lyrics – “You’re just too good to be true, can’t take my eyes off of you. You feel like heaven to touch. I want to hold you so much”
One of the classics. A lovely romantic golden oldie and one that most people know the words to. This one will have everyone up and slow dancing their way to the hearts of their significant others.
A thousand years by Christina Perri
Example of lyrics – “And all along I believed I would find you, Time has brought your heart to me, I have loved you for a thousand years, I’ll love you for a thousand more”
A more modern option but one that has fast become popular thanks to the Twilight series films. This song is iconic for the films but also an amazing song in its own right. A slow song, but one that can relate to many couples.
I won’t give up by Jason Mraz
Example of lyrics – “Well, I won’t give up on us, Even if the skies get rough, I’m giving you all my love, I’m still looking up”
Jason Mraz is a great singer/songwriter and this one is a beautiful option for a wedding first dance. The lyrics discuss never giving up when things get tough and we all know that marriage is never going to be an easy ride.
If I Ain’t got you by Alicia Keys
Example of lyrics – “Some people want it all, But I don’t want nothing at all, If it ain’t you, baby, If I ain’t got you, baby. Some people want diamond rings. Some just want everything. But everything means nothing, If I ain’t got you”
Alicia Keys is great at a ballad, sin’;t she? This one is a lovely option to choose. The lyrics discuss everything from needing nothing but the other person in your life. A soppy one, but a gooden.
Unchained Melody by Righteous Brothers
Example of lyrics – “Woah, my love, my darling, I’ve hungered for your touch. A long, lonely time. And time goes by so slowly. And time can do so much. Are you still mine? I need your love, I need your love. God speed your love to me”
Another golden oldie and one I think many of us no the words to. Made popular by that awesome film “Ghost”, it is definitely a wedding first dance classic.
Perfect by Ed Sheeran
Example of lyrics – “I found a love for me. Oh, darling, just dive right in and follow my lead. Well, I found a girl, beautiful and sweet. Oh, I never knew you were the someone waiting for me”
If you wanted something more modern then Ed Sheeran is the choice. Many people love this song. It’s slow, it is full of sentiment with the words, and can often be a great option for many couples.
At Last by Etta James
Example of lyrics – “At last, my love has come along. My lonely days are over, And life is like a song. Ooh yeah, yeah, at last, the skies above are blue. My heart was wrapped up in clover, the night looked at you”
A classic song and one a lot of people like. It might not be as long as some of the other songs I have shared, but the tone is spot on for a first dance song.
All of me by John Legend
Example of lyrics – “Cause all of me, Loves all of you. Love your curves and all your edges, All your perfect imperfections. Give your all to me, I’ll give my all to you. You’re my end and my beginning, Even when I lose, I’m winning”
Finally, John Legend. This one just screams first dance song, and many couples can relate to it.
Hopefully, this has given you plenty of inspiration for some of the popular first dance songs that are romantic.