NH Wedding Photographer Shares the Top 150 Wedding Songs for your First Dance

Choosing your first dance song can be a daunting task. Most couples want their song to be unique and special to them. Some choose the song that they deemed “our song” when they first met. Some choose a song that their parents or grandparents danced to and some go the very traditional route and choose one of the many classics that have been used over the years.

I took a poll of hundreds of “about to be marryers” and these are the songs that they’re planning on dancing to.

I am a wedding photographer with over 25 years of experience photographing weddings and I have had the honor and privilege of experiencing so much wedding awesomeness. I love the creativity of some of these song choices. If you are getting married anywhere in New England (or even beyond), I would love to chat with your about your wedding photography and how I can be of service.

And don’t forget to comment below with your favorite!

  • Dancing in the Moonlight by Thin Lizzy
  • Dancing in the Moonlight by Top Loader
  • La Vie en Rose by Louis Armstrong
  • La Vie en Rose by Lady Gaga
  • Butterflies by Kacey Musgraves
  • Oh What a World by Kacey Musgraves
  • Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
  • Love is a Wild Thing by Kacey Musgraves
  • You are the Best Thing by Ray Lamontagne
  • Paper Rings by Taylor Swift
  • Turning Page by Sleeping at Last
  • Cosmic Observatory 3 from Super Mario Galaxy Hedwig’s
  • Theme from Harry Potter by John Williams
  • Merry-Go-Round of Life from Howl’s Moving Castle by Joe Hisaishi
  • Departure Song from Kiki’s Delivery Service by Joe Hisaishi
  • The Reprise from Spirited Away by Joe Hisaishi
  • Ashitaka and San from Mononoke by Joe Hisaishi
  • The Waltz of Chihiro by Joe Hisaishi
  • The Luckiest by Ben Folds
  • Open Arms by Journey
  • Sea of Love by Cat Powers
  • Sea of Love by The Honeydrippers
  • Stand by Me by Florence + the Machine
  • This Must Be the Place by the Talking Heads
  • This Must Be the Place by Iron & Wine
  • This Must Be the Place by Kishi Bashi
  • New Year’s Day by Taylor Swift
  • Caroline Shut Up by Caroline Polacek
  • Versace on the Floor by Bruno Mars
  • Lucky by Jason Mraz Feat. Colbie Caillat
  • I Want to Know Your Plans by Say Anything
  • Such Great Heights by Iron & Wine
  • Grow Old with You by Adam Sandler
  • Lover by Taylor Swift
  • At Last by Etta James
  • At Last by Beyonce
  • Latch by Sam Smith
  • And I Love Her by The Beatles
  • Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra
  • Fly Me to the Moon by Astrud Gilberto
  • Northern Wind City and Colour by Dallas Green
  • First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes
  • First Day of My Life by Lisa Loeb
  • You & Me by Lifehouse
  • I’m Gonna Be by The Proclaimers
  • Space Song by Beach House
  • Love You for A Long Time by Maggie Rogers
  • Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
  • Everlong by Foo Fighters
  • A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
  • Book of Love by Peter Gabriel
  • Book of Love by The Magnetic Fields
  • Poison Cup by M. Ward
  • Dream A Little Dream of Me by Mama Cass
  • Our House by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • Kiss Me by Sixpence None The Richer
  • Wild is the Wind by Cat Power
  • Conversations in the Dark by John Legend
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight by Elton John
  • I Will Follow You into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie
  • Passenger Seat by Death Cab
  • Ho Hey by The Lumineers
  • Crush by Dave Matthews Band
  • Where Are You Going by Dave Matthews Band
  • Lover Lay Down by Dave Matthews Band
  • Harvest Moon by Neil Young
  • Baby I’m Yours by Arctic Monkeys
  • The One by Kodaline
  • I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing by Aerosmith
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye
  • The Finale Song from Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons
  • Dance with Me by Orleans
  • Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel
  • This I Promise You by NSYNC
  • Heaven by Kane Brown
  • Leather and Lace by Stevie Nicks and Don Henley
  • You Make It Real by James Morrison
  • Dreaming of You by The Coral
  • XO by John Mayer
  • Honeybee by The Head and The Heart
  • What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
  • Wasteland Baby by Hozier
  • I Get To Love You by Ruelle
  • Still The One by Shania Twain
  • That’s How Strong My Love Is by Otis Redding
  • All I Want Is You by Barry Louis Polisar
  • Nothing else matters by Metallica
  • Shut Up and Dance by Walk The Moon
  • How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  • Simply The Best from Schitt’s Creek by Noah Reid
  • All For Love by Rod Stewart, Sting & Bryan Adams
  • Here With Me by Marshmello and Chvrches
  • From The Ground Up by Dan + Shay
  • More Than A Woman by The Bee Gees
  • A Whole New World from Aladdin by Boyce Avenue
  • All I’ve Ever Known from the musical Hadestown
  • The Bones by Maren Morris & Hozier
  • Yellow by Kina Grannis
  • Half Of The Way by Vulfpeck
  • Biblical by Calum Scott
  • A Million Dreams by Pink
  • Die A Happy Man by Thomas Rhett
  • Disco Inferno by The Trammps
  • Truly Madly Deeply by Yoke Lore
  • September by Earth, Wind & Fire
  • I Choose You by Sara Bareilles
  • Something by The Beatles
  • Don’t Think Twice by Utada Hikaru
  • Moon River by Frank Ocean
  • Only Exception by Paramore
  • Blue Moon by The Marcels
  • Here On Out by Dave Matthews Band
  • Some Kind of Wonderful by Carole King
  • You’re My Home by Billy Joel Wonderful
  • Tonight by Eric Clapton
  • This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) by Natalie
  • Cole Lady by Styx
  • Rewrite The Stars from The Greatest Showman by Zac Efron and Zendaya
  • Your Guardian Angel by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • With Me by Sum 41
  • Somewhere Only We Know by Keane Halo by Beyonce
  • Perfect by Ed Sheeran
  • Just Like Heaven by The Cure
  • All Yours by Tyler Childers
  • I Don’t Dance by Lee Brice
  • Me Without You (Acoustic) by Tim & The Glory Boys
  • Forever Like That by Ben Rector
  • Nothing Can Stop Us Now by Tim Minchin Sweet Devotion by Adele
  • Best Part H.E.R. by Daniel Caesar
  • The Bones by Maren Morris
  • Late To The Party by Kacey Musgraves
  • Forever by Mumford & Sons
  • The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson
  • Crazy Love by Van Morrison
  • Wildflowers and Wine by Marcus King
  • I’ll Be Your Mirror by The Velvet Underground and Nico
  • Marry Me by Train
  • Lovesong by The Cure
  • A Love Song From A Different Point Of View by Jimmy Buffett
  • I See The Light from Tangled by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi
  • All About Us by He Is We
  • You Send Me by Aretha Franklin
  • Blue Sunday by The Doors
  • A Rainy Night in Soho by The Pogues
  • Bad Dream Baby by Hippo Campus
  • Rule The World by Take That
  • Lullaby by Dixie Chicks
  • I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden
  • I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
  • Always Remember Us This Way by Lady Gaga

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