Music Must-Haves: First Dance Collection
Create your playlist for all the special dances at your wedding reception with this collection of popular first dance songs
Photo courtesy of Abby Brick Photography

Music Must-Haves: First Dance Collection

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Photo courtesy of Abby Brick Photography

Choosing your first dance song is one of the many important items on your wedding planning checklist. You will want a song that embodies your wedding style and your relationship, making the moment on the dance floor between you and your spouse both meaningful and memorable. But the playlist doesn’t stop at the first dance. Songs for a father-daughter, mother-son, and grandparent dance maybe even more difficult to find.

Browse through the variety of unforgettable songs below and let your heart (and ears) guide you and your spouse to your ultimate first dance playlist.

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For the Couple

  1. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  2. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
  3. From the Ground Up – Dan + Shay
  4. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  5. All of Me – John Legend
  6. Amazed – Lonestar
  7. Marry Me – Train
  8. At Last – Etta James
  9. Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
  10. You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  11. Crazy Love – Van Morrison
  12. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
  13. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  14. Everything – Michael Buble
  15. When I Said I Do – Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black


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With His Mother

  1. Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw
  2. Mother Like Mine – The Band Perry
  3. My Wish – Rascal Flatts
  4. I’ll Be There – Mac Miller
  5. Turn to You – Justin Bieber
  6. A Song for Mama – Boyz II Men
  7. Like My Mother Does – Lauren Alaina
  8. Then They Do – Trace Adkins
  9. I’ll Always Love My Mama – The Intruders
  10. The Perfect Fan – Backstreet Boys



With Her Father

  1. My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
  2. I Loved Her First – Heartland
  3. Always Be Your Baby – Natalie Grant
  4. It Won’t Be Like This for Long – Darius Rucker
  5. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
  6. Dance with My Daughter – Jason Blaine
  7. Cinderella – Steven Curtis Chapman
  8. Daddy Dance with Me – Krystal Keith
  9. Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
  10. Daddy’s Little Girl – The Shires


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With Their Grandparents

  1. You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
  2. There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
  3. I Hope You Dance – Leann Womack
  4. Do I Make You Proud – Taylor Hicks
  5. Lean on Me – Bill Withers
  6. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
  7. Grandma’s Garden – Zac Brown Band
  8. Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  9. Grandpa Told Me So – Kenny Chesney
  10. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong