Your first dance on your wedding day is romantic, personal, and unforgettable. So, of course, you need to find the perfect tune to mark the special occasion. Finding the right song to play can be a tough task, though. Do you want to go classic or modern? Slow or fast? With all the love songs out there, the options are practically endless.
A survey conducted by The Black Tux of over 900 married couples from all age groups revealed some of the most requested first-dance songs in the industry. The study found that “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers was the most popular choice overall, with classic love songs by Etta James, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley earning a spot in the top 15.
More contemporary songs from artists like John Legend, Ed Sheeran, and Adele also made the ranks. If the top charts aren’t your jam, fear not—we have the best selection of first dance wedding songs that are anything but ordinary. Whatever your taste, choose something that you and your partner will both love and cherish for years to come.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best first dance songs for your wedding.