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10 Best Wedding First Dance Songs of 2020

If there’s one challenge I had when planning my wedding it was definitely picking a first dance song. You’d think a couple as in love with music as my husband and I are that it would be easy to pick the first dance. NOPE! Our music taste isn’t necessarily the best for romance.

We ended up dancing to Ellie Goulding – Army. Although this is a lovely song and I truly do love having it as our song it was damn near impossible to dance to. The tempo was just too slow. Since I’ve been through this myself, I want to help other brides in their stressful time. I’ve curated a list of some relevant and trendy songs for a great first dance.

1. John Legend – Conversations in the Dark

Oh my gosh, this song is so sweet! Bringing you a romantic lyric package with a smooth melody that will be easy to dance to. This song is worthy of many many spins with your new forever man.

2. Taylor Swift – Lover

Okay, if I’m completely honest, I’m not the biggest T. Swift fan. But when I think about this song in a wedding setting, I imagine the cutest view of a rustic industrial style wedding or even a city wedding. Bride and groom dancing close in front of those giant light up maquee letters spelling out something cute like “LOVE” or “FOREVER”. UGH! I’m not crying, you are!

3. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You

This song I would peg for the fun excited upbeat couple that’s looking for a little choreographed dance to surprise their guests with. Everyone will have an unforgettable time.

4. Sam Smith – To Die For

Who doesn’t love the whiney musical genius that is Sam Smith. This song is new, trendy and has an easy to move to melody. I imagine sparkles raining in the background when I listen to this song.

5. Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar

I don’t know if it’s just me but Harry Styles really get’s me feeling some type of way. This song is perfect for that (appropriately) steamy first dance. The hotel room might not be so appropriate later that night, if you even can wait that long.

6. Surf Mesa – ily (i love you baby) ft. Emilee

Okay, I know this song is overplayed thanks to TikTok. But HOW FREAKIN’ CUTE IS THIS SONG???? Imagine you and your new hubs at your beachside wedding dancing to this fun poppy song. As long as your entire guest list isn’t addicted to TikTok you’ll be a-okay.

7. Justin Bieber – Forever (feat. Post Malone & Clever) 

This one is sure to set you up with an adorable marriage just like Justin & Hailey Biber. Get with your man and have a good time with this upbeat song.

8. Gryffin & Chris Lane – Hold You Tonight 

This one’s for my country girls out there. This song won’t drive your non country fans away but it’s so catchy that everyone will have a good time. I am not a fan of country but I would definitely enjoy watching a first dance to this song. The energy is perfectly romantic.

9. Khalid – Talk

Strawberries and Champagne are so 2016. Step aside Bruno Mars and make room for Khalid. This song is perfect for the guy with game that’s found his soul-mate. This song has tall, dakr and handsome written all over it.

10. Drax Project – Catching Feelings (Lyrics) ft. SIX60

Every girl wants to hear the man of their dreams is catching feelings for them.This upbeat but smooth track is a winner for the couple looking for a little bit of a faster tempo to keep things fun and interesting.

What was your first dance song?

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