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Wedding Music: 100 Songs For Your First Dance

Jul 3 2014 - 5:30am

There are plenty of details to consider when planning a wedding [1], not the least of which is the music. The first dance is often the first song decision many couples make, because it's the centerpiece of the reception, with the newlyweds dancing for the first time with all eyes on them. If you're on the hunt for the perfect tune for the first dance, we're here to help. From rock to classic to pop, here are 100 song suggestions sweet enough for a first dance. Need more advice? Here are all of our wedding music ideas [2]!

Source: New Line Cinema [3]

"By Your Side" by Sade

"The Luckiest" by Ben Folds

"Lucky" by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

"Lovesong" by Adele

"Here, There and Everywhere" by The Beatles

"Faithfully" by Journey

"You Belong to Me" by The Duprees

"How Deep Is Your Love" by The Bird and the Bee

"Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop" by Landon Pigg

"Love and Happiness" by Al Green

"Northern Sky" by Nick Drake

"Book of Love" by Magnetic Fields

"Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" by The Velvet Underground

"Simplest Love" by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

"God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys

"Love Will Keep Us Alive" by The Eagles

"Ballad For My One True Love" by Mason Jennings

"Come Away With Me" by Norah Jones

"Waterloo Sunset" by The Kinks

"Sleepwalkin'" by Modest Mouse

"Marry Song" by Band of Horses

"You and I" by Wilco

"Perfect Day" by Lou Reed

"We Dance" by Pavement

"The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra

"Waste" by Phish

"A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri

"Angel" by Jack Johnson

"Late at Night" by Buffalo Tom

"Such Great Heights" by Iron & Wine

"More Than Words" by Extreme

"Love" by John Lennon

"Something" by The Beatles

"Let's Stay Together" by Al Green

"This Year's Love" by David Gray

"Sea of Love" by Cat Power

"I Melt With You" by Nouvelle Vague

"Meant to Be" by Squirrel Nut Zippers

"I Only Have Eyes for You" by The Flamingos

"All I Want Is You" by U2

"Real Love" by Regina Spektor

"Your Song" by Elton John

"When You Need Me" by Bruce Springsteen

"L-O-V-E" by Nat King Cole

"I Will" by The Beatles

"Sparks" by Coldplay

"Maybe I'm Amazed" by Paul McCartney

"Someone Like You" by Van Morrison

"Wonderwall" by Ryan Adams

"The Only Exception" by Paramore

"Playground Love" by Air

"You're the One" by The Black Keys

"Crazy Love" by Van Morrison

"Forever" by Ben Harper

"Take Me the Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson

"Something in the Way She Moves" by James Taylor

"Flightless Bird, American Mouth" by Iron & Wine

"You and Me" by Alice Cooper

"Baby, Now That I've Found You" by Allison Krause

"The Girl" by City and Colour

"First Day of My Life" by Bright Eyes

"At Last" by Etta James

"Turning Page" by Sleeping At Last

"Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers

"The Blower's Daughter" by Damien Rice

"I Love You" by A Band of Bees

"No One's Gonna Love You" by Band of Horses

"Together" by The Raconteurs

"Hold You in My Arms" by Ray LaMontagne

"Love and Some Verses" by Iron & Wine

"Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton

"Can't Help Falling in Love With You" by Elvis Presley

"Everything" by Michael Bublé

"Question" by Old 97s

"The Scientist" by Coldplay

"A Kiss to Build a Dream On" by Nat King Cole

"America" by Simon & Garfunkel

"The Way You Look Tonight" by Tony Bennett

"Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space" by Spiritualized

"When the Stars Go Blue" by Ryan Adams

"Ambulance" by TV on the Radio

"Maps" by Rogue Wave

"The Dress Looks Nice on You" by Sufjan Stevens

"Lovers Rock" by Sade

"Our House" by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

"Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

"I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz

"Let's Dance" by M. Ward

"I Was Made For You" by Rivers Cuomo

"The Very Thought of You" by Nat King Cole

"That's How Strong My Love Is" by Otis Redding

"This Will Be Our Year" by The Zombies

"You Can Have It All" by Yo La Tengo

"Collide" by Howie Day

"It Had to Be You" by Billie Holiday

"Dream a Little Dream of Me" by The Mamas and the Papas

"The Best Is Yet to Come" by Michael Bublé

"Fade Into You" by Mazzy Star

"(There Is) No Greater Love" by Amy Winehouse

"Sweet Thing" by Rufus and Chaka Khan

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