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50 Classic First Dance Songs

Why not stay true to tradition? Nothing says "just married" like a timeless first dance song. Choose from this list of classics.

Photo: Jared Wilson Photography

Timeless. Classic. Reflecting several generations of brides and grooms, these oft-chosen first dance songs may feature wedding imagery or the heartfelt lyrics one associates with marriage and love. Here are 50 first dance song ideas that are still going strong.

1. "At Last" (Etta James)





2. "As Time Goes By" (from Casablanca)





3. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Ray Charles)





4. "Because You Loved Me" (Celine Dion)





5. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (Elton John)





6. "Can't Help Falling In Love" (Elvis Presley)





7. "Chances Are" (Johnny Mathis)





8. "Close To You" (The Carpenters)





9. "Could I Have This Dance?" (Anne Murray)





10. "Dream A Little Dream" (Mamas & the Papas)





11. "Embraceable You" (Nat King Cole)


12. "Endless Love" (Diana Ross & Lionel Richie)


13. "Fascination" (Jane Morgan)


14. "Fever" (Peggy Lee)


15. "Forever and Ever, Amen" (Randy Travis)


16. "Forever" (Kenny Loggins)


17. "From This Moment" (Shania Twain & Brian White)


18. "Grow Old With Me" (Mary Chapin Carpenter)


19. "Here And Now" (Luther Vandross)


20. "I Finally Found Someone" (Barbra Streisand & Bryan Adams)


21. "I Only Have Eyes For You" (The Flamingos)


22. "I Will" (The Beatles)


23. "If I Loved You" (from Carousel)


24. "In My Life" (The Beatles)


25. "It Had To Be You" (Harry Connick, Jr.)


26. "Lady In Red" (Chris DeBurgh)


27. "Love Theme To Romeo & Juliet" (from Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet)


28. "Marry Me" (Neil Diamond & Buffy Lawson)


29. "One Moment In Time" (Whitney Houston)


30. "Our Love Is Here To Stay" (Billie Holiday)


31. "So This Is Love" (James Ingram)


32. "Some Enchanted Evening" (from South Pacific)


33. "Something" (The Beatles)


34. "Somewhere" (from West Side Story)


35. "The Best Is Yet To Come" (Frank Sinatra)


36. "The Rose" (Bette Midler)


37. "Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You" (Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson)


38. "True" (Spandau Ballet)


39. "Unforgettable" (Nat King Cole)


40. "Up Where We Belong" (Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warrens)


41. "Wedding Song (There Is Love)" (Captain & Tennille)


42. "Wedding Song (There is Love)" (Petula Clark)


43. "We've Got Tonight" (Bob Seger)


44. "We've Only Just Begun" (The Carpenters)


45. "When I Fall In Love" (Nat King Cole)


46. "Will You Marry Me?" (Vonda Shepard)


47. "Woman" (John Lennon)


48. "Wonderful World" (Louis Armstrong)


49. "You Are So Beautiful" (Joe Cocker)


50. "Your Song" (Elton John)

SOURCE
New York City professional DJ Nicole Batchelor, who has spun for celebrity clients such as Steven Spielberg and Alec Baldwin, helped us compile this list. To book her, contact nbatchelor@nyc.rr.com.


-- The Knot

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