wedding first dance songs
2024 Wedding First Dance Songs: As the 2023 wedding season ended, and the 2024 wedding season is here, we wanted to write a new blog about the top 50 most-requested 2024 first dance wedding songs. We also updated the blog to include song lyrics from each song. We included 2023 first dance songs since many of the first dance songs are still very popular for this year and couples still love these hit songs.

Yes, there are plenty of overachievers who already planned out their 2024 wedding first dance song several months ago! 🙂 It’s completely understandable, though, since love songs are often timeless! There is no need to wait for a new song to come out if you already reviewed the lyrics and chosen your perfect song.

We know that many people choose similar songs. If you’re looking for songs that are different, and perhaps, not overdone, check out our 15 not overplayed wedding songs article. We wrote this focusing on the ceremony processional/recessional songs, but you can certainly use these song ideas for your first dance, too! 

So here is our list of the most-requested first dance wedding songs as chosen by couples around the United States.

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50. “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts.

49. “Life With You” – Kelsey Hart

48. “Speechless” – Dan + Shay. This has been one of the top Country first dance songs since it was released in 2018. We certainly understand why, since it’s a great song with powerful lyrics! 

Lyrics about Love: “I’m speechless staring at you, standing there in that dress. What it’s doing to me, ain’t a secret ’cause watching you is all that I can do. And I’m speechless…”

47. “Lifetime” – Justin Beiber

46. “Dressed Up in White” – Cal

“If I Ain’t Got You” – Alicia Keys

45. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston.

This song is often chosen to kick off the party with some fun 80s songs. Some couples will skip the first dance and just get straight to the fun.

44. “My Best Friend” – Tim McGraw

43. “Coming Home” – Leon Bridges

42. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” – Frankie Valli

41. “Your Song” by Elton John

40.”I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyed Peas

39. “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” – Aerosmith

38. “I Get to Love You” Ruelle

37. “My Wish” – Rascall Flatts (also a popular mother/son song)

36. “Forever After All” – Luke Combs

Lyrics about Love: “I’d climb every mountain and swim every ocean just to be with you. And fix what I’ve broken, oh, ’cause I need you to see that you are the reason…”

35. “I Don’t Dance” by Lee Brice

34. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri.

Lyrics about Love: “I have died every day waiting for you. Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you for a thousand years. I’ll love you for a thousand more…”

33. “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King.

32. “Yours” – Russell Dickerson (the wedding version) This song has been very popular for 2023/2024 weddings!

Lyrics: I came to life when I first kissed you. The best me has his arms around you. You make me better than I was before, thank God I’m yours…”

31. “You Make it Easy” by Jason Aldean.

Lyrics about Love: “You make it easy, lovin’ up on you. Make it easy with every little thing you do. You’re my sunshine in the darkest days, my better half, my saving grace…”

Lyrics about Love: “No I won’t be afraid. Oh, I won’t be afraid, just as long as you stand, stand by me…”

30. “The Way You Look Tonight” – Frank Sinatra

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29. “Best Part” by Daniel Caesar and H.E.R.

Lyrics about Love: “Where you go I follow. No matter how far. If life is a movie, oh you’re the best part…”

28. “In Your Love” – Tyler Childers

27. “Beyond” by Leon Bridges.

Lyrics about Love: “I’m scared to death that she might be it. That the love is real, that the shoe might fit. She might just be my everything and beyond (beyond)…”

26. “You” – Dan + Shay

25. “In Case You Didn’t Know” – Brett Young. Since 2017, this song has made it onto wedding playlists, every weekend, and understandably so. Be sure to consider this for your wedding playlist. It’s perfect for any time during the reception.

Lyrics about Love: “In case you didn’t know, baby I’m crazy ’bout you. And I would be lying if I said that I could live this life without you…”

24. “Let’s Stay Together” – Al Gren

23. “All of Me” – John Legend. This song dominated the first dance wedding songs list for a few years, but it’s not as popular, now, for first dances. It’s still a great song for any time during the wedding. 

Lyrics about Love: “‘Cause all of me, loves all of you. Love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections. Give your all to me, I’ll give my all to you…”

22. “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton.

Lyrics about Love: “We go to a party and everyone turns to see, this beautiful lady that’s walking around with me. And then she asks me, “Do you feel all right?” And I say, “Yes, I feel wonderful tonight…”

21. “Biblical” Calum Scott

20. “Until I Found You” – Stephen Sanchez

19. “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon.

Yes, it’s a faster, upbeat song, but it’s a great 2024 wedding first dance song for couples who want to just get the party started. Many couples have said that they don’t really like being the center of attention, so starting the dance with this song can be a good idea if you’re one of those couples! 

18. “Amazed” by Lonestar.

Lyrics about Love: “I don’t know how you do what you do. I’m so in love with you. It just keeps gettin’ better. I wanna spend the rest of my life with you by my side, forever and ever…”

17. “Growing Old With You” – Restless Road

16. “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait.

Lyrics about Love: “I cross my heart and promise to give all I’ve got to give to make all your dreams come true. In all the world you’ll never find a love as true as min

15. “Tennessee Whiskey” – Chris Stapleton.

We don’t play this song as much for the first dance, but it’s very popular for the reception. People don’t think of it as a love song, since you can’t quite tell from the main lyrics. It seems as though every weekend, we’ve been playing this song since it came out! 

Lyrics about Love: “You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey. You’re as sweet as strawberry wine. You’re as warm as a glass of brandy, and honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time…”

14. “You Are the Best Thing” – Ray LaMontagne

13. “Beautiful Crazy” – Luke Combs

Lyrics about Love: “Beautiful, crazy, she can’t help but amaze me. The way that she dances, ain’t afraid to take chances and wears her heart on her sleeve. Yeah, she’s crazy but her crazy’s beautiful to me…”

12. “You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain

11. “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur.

Lyrics about Love: “I knew I loved you then, but you’d never know, cause I played it cool when I was scared of letting go. I know I needed you…”

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10. “All Your’n” – Tyler Childers

9. From the Ground Up” – Dan + Shay. Yes, this is another Dan + Shay song! 

Lyrics about Love: “And we’ll build this love from the ground up. Now ’til forever it’s all of me, all of you. Just take my hand and I’ll be the man your dad hoped that I’d be…”

8. “September” – Earth, Wind & Fire

7. “At Last” by Etta James.

This is still a great first dance song after so many years!

Lyrics about Love: “The skies above are blue. My heart was wrapped up in clover, the night I looked at you…”

6. “Lover” by Taylor Swift

Lyrics about Love: “We could let our friends crash in the living room. This is our place, we make the call. And I’m highly suspicious that everyone who sees you wants you. I’ve loved you three summers now, honey, but I want ’em all…”

5. Better Together” – Luke Combs – Yes, Luke made the list three times! 🙂 We love Luke! Here are some of the lyrics:

Some things just go better together and probably always willLike a cup of coffee and a sunrise, Sunday drives and time to killWhat’s the point of this ol’ guitar if it ain’t got no strings?Or pourin’ your heart into a song that you ain’t gonna sing?It’s a match made up in heaven, like good ol’ boys and beerAnd me, as long as you’re right here

4. “Thank God” Kane Brown

3. “Perfect” – Ed Sheeran.

This is still a popular first dance song. It was released in 2017, and the second version of this song was released at the end of 2017, titled “Perfect Duet.” It was hard to make this song any better, but adding Beyonce did exactly that! Be sure to check out the version with Andrea Bocelli, too.

All three of these songs are the perfect wedding first dance song! (No pun intended) 🙂 Be sure to check out the lyrics video, too. We included some of the lyrics, below.

Lyrics about Love: “Baby, I’m dancing in the dark with you between my arms. Barefoot on the grass, we’re listenin’ to our favorite song. When you said you looked a mess, I whispered underneath my breath, but you heard it, darling, you look perfect tonight…”

2. “Joy of My Life” – Chris Stapleton

1. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Elvis Presley – This is a timeless song, that’s perfect for your first dance. Check out the remakes, too, which are just as good! 🙂 The most popular version is now the Haley Reinhart version, listen, here

Lyrics about Love: “Take my hand, take my whole life too. For I can’t help falling in love with you…” (We know you already knew the lyrics, but we thought we’d write the lyrics anyway). haha

Your Wedding, Your Love, Your Song

Remember, this is your special moment. The best first dance songs that work for some weddings, may not work for you. Your song should be about you and your partner’s love. There are thousands of love songs, but not all of the love songs, and their lyrics, will be perfect for you.

We recommend narrowing down the list to your favorite 4-5 songs. Then, listen to all of the love songs you really love and read the lyrics by looking them up on YouTube. Simply type in the name of the song + “lyrics,” or song name + “lyrics video.” Reading the lyrics will help you better understand the song’s meaning and how it will work for your special moment!

More 2024 First Dance Songs

We hope you found this list helpful and that we helped you pick your song! These are the top 2024 wedding first dance songs couples really love! We know there are so many more great wedding songs out there, though.

This list is the most-requested at the time of this writing. For other examples, feel free to visit our Austin’s Best DJs’ Spotify Lists. We’ll certainly update this list every quarter, to reflect the changes. 

Great Wedding Reception Songs You’ll Love

If you’re looking for more options, check out the great wedding reception songs article. We’ve got tons of wedding planning tips and info in this blog. 

Contact Austin’s Best

As always, if you have any questions or need any help with your playlist, send us an email, or leave a comment, and we’ll certainly be happy to help you! Thanks for reading and happy wedding planning! 

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