7 Romantic First Dance Songs You and Your Sweetie Will Love ...


When it comes to romantic first dance songs, there are so many beautiful options to choose from that it can be hard to narrow things down.

But while there are of course a lot of varied opinions about which songs are the best, these seven, from Etta James’ iconic “At Last” to Rascal Flatts’ heartfelt “Bless the Broken Road,” top my own list.

Check them out, and feel free to share your own favorite romantic first dance songs, too.

1. At Last

On iTunes: itunes.apple.com

Widely considered one of the all-around best romantic first dance songs, “At Last” by Etta James is a beloved classic all of your guests will immediately recognize.

Even the Obamas chose this beautiful song for their first dance at one of DC’s inaugural balls back in 2009, further proving its popularity as a timeless choice for weddings, anniversaries and more.

2. The Way You Look Tonight

On iTunes: itunes.apple.com

“The Way You Look Tonight” was the theme at my high school prom more than 10 years ago, and ever since then, I’ve loved hearing this Frank Sinatra classic played as a first dance song at weddings.

Already have another song in mind for your first dance?

This song is also a popular choice for father-daughter dances.2

3. Bless the Broken Road

On iTunes: itunes.apple.com

Whether you and your sweetie are country music fans or just looking for a romantic first dance song that tells a beautiful story, Rascal Flatt’s “Bless the Broken Road” is a wonderful choice.

Even though I’ve heard this song countless times, I still can’t help but get teary-eyed whenever it’s played at weddings!

4. As Time Goes by

On iTunes: itunes.apple.com

Since Casablanca has long been my favorite movie, it’s no surprise that the film’s title song “As Time Goes By” is one of my top picks for a romantic first dance.2

My sister-in-law recently danced to it with her husband at their wedding, making for a truly special moment the two of them will never forget.

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