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Best First Dance Wedding Songs

Wedding Buzz In: What Song Did You Pick For Your First Dance?

Spring is in the air, which means there's a good chance you'll be hitting the dance floor at a wedding or 12 in the coming months. I have a few friends who have been in full-planning mode for their upcoming nuptials, and they've turned to me for help choosing just the right music for their big day. Over the years I've seen many a first dance, with songs ranging from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" to Ryan Adams's "When the Stars Go Blue." Whether you go with a classic or something that's a little more personal, the first dance is an iconic moment during the reception.

For that reason, I feel a lot of pressure trying to give advice to other couples about musical tastes, especially since I've yet to go through the marriage process myself. So I'm turning to you all for inspiration — what song did you choose for your first dance (or if you're not married, what's the best first-dance song you've heard)?

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Colesgirlfriend Colesgirlfriend 5 years
"This Must Be the Place" by Talking Heads
wenjotwo wenjotwo 5 years
"I knew I loved You" by Savage Garden
Kelsa Kelsa 5 years
"Angel" by Dave Matthews Band
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 5 years
"If I Ain't Got You" Alicia Keys. It touched many at my reception.
Shannon-Vestal Shannon-Vestal 5 years
One of my favorite first dance songs was my sister and brother-in-law's, "How Deep is Your Love" by the Bee Gees. I can't hear that song without getting my little heart warmed.
bethany0403 bethany0403 5 years
"I Only Have Eyes for You" by the Flamingos
poissondujour poissondujour 5 years
I'm engaged now, and we picked "Your Song" by Elton John.
bisou002 bisou002 5 years
I'm getting married in June and our first dance song will be "Green Eyes" by Coldplay (we both have green eyes). :)
ldekosky ldekosky 5 years
Diggin You by Martin Sexton... amazing.
MillyMcAwesome MillyMcAwesome 5 years
"my song for you" by shooter jennings. my husband picked it. it was the one wedding thing he had an opinion about and that made it perfect.
Livvy-P Livvy-P 5 years
we picked "leather & lace" by stevie nicks & don henley! i still love that song - it gets me every time.
nonmr nonmr 5 years
Spend my Life with You by Eric Benet & Tamia (preferably an instrumental version) :-)
kmckay kmckay 5 years
The One I Love by David Gray
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