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Modern First Dance Songs for Your Wedding

Updated on August 17, 2015

The first dance as husband and wife is a special one. So, finding the perfect song to share this sentimental moment is important. There are tons of great classics to choose from. Yet, if you’re looking for something that hasn’t been played over and over again throughout the decades, consider the numerous modern tunes that also fit the wedding theme.

Here are 10 songs that can be used for the first dance, whether you want something upbeat to entertain the guests with surprise dance moves or just want to get lost as you gaze into each other’s eyes.

Love Me Now – Melanie Amaro

"...Cause destiny don't take rainchecks, so love me now with no regrets."

Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

"Honey your soul could never grow old; It's evergreen."

All of Me - John Legend

“All of me loves all me loves all of you. Love your curves and all your edges; all your perfect imperfections.”

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

“I have loved you for a thousand years. I’ll love you for a thousand more.”

Marry You – Bruno Mars

“Is it the look in your eyes, or is it this dancing juice? Who cares baby. I think I want to marry you.”

Lucky - Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

“As the world keeps spinning round, you hold me right here, right now. Lucky I’m in love with my best friend…”

Happy – Pharrell

“Clap along if you know what happiness is to you.”

Love on Top – Beyonce

“Every time you touch me I just melt away. Now everybody asks me why I’m smiling out from ear to ear…”

So in Love – Jill Scott ft. Anthony Hamilton

“So in love with you that I can’t help myself. As long as it’s me and you, we don’t need nothing else.”

No One – Alicia Keys

“You and me through the days and nights, I don’t worry cause everything’s gonna be alright.”

Love Story – Taylor Swift

“You be the prince, and I’ll be the princess. It's a love story. Baby, just say yes.”


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      Crissylite 3 years ago

      Thanks, swilliams!

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Crissylite what a great list of songs! I'm going to tweet it out. My husband and I love the "Happy" Song! I loved All of Me - John Legend

      with the beautiful violin player. Good Stuff!